1.2 Children and Young Persons Development

1.2. Describe, with examples, how different aspects of development can affect one another.

Development is holistic which means that each area is linked to the other to ensure the child can develop to their full potential. Although development is described as having different areas: Physical, language and communication, intellectual/cognitive, social and emotional, each area connects in order for the child to develop.   Each area of development relates to other areas maybe having a negative or positive affect. For example, if a child is attending secondary school and is extremely overweight this can interrupt a number of areas in development. By the child being overweight may mean that he/she struggles to take part in sports activities at school, also obesity can affect puberty and slow down male/female development affecting physical development. This could then mean their peers teasing them and them left feeling self conscious and very embarrassed therefore affecting social and emotional development. This may result in not wanting to take part in PE affecting his health even more. This could eventually lead on to not wanting to go into school at all and being at home which results in falling behind in school, which then has an impact on intellectual development as they are not keeping up with work due to absence.
Another example, A teenager who is living at home with parents that are not around a lot of the time and may be caring for younger siblings and having to cook dinner, tidy up and take the   other children to school could affect them in many ways. It could have an effect on their social/emotional and behavioural development as this could make them very upset and angry at parents leaving them alone with a lot of responsibilities. May affect school by having behaviour issues getting into fights/arguments with classmates due to stress at home. Also may not keep on top of homework or not go in at all as there is so much to deal with at home so affecting...