Influences That Affect Young People Develop

Unit 201 – Child and young person development
Assessment criteria 2.1
Influences that affect children and young people development
Different parenting styles can play a big part on influencing children’s development such as ‘Authoritarian’ parents who are often rigid and controlling and place high demands on their children without room for discussions or regards to their child’s feelings.  This can result in children who may be fearful, anxious, frustrated or withdrawn. ‘Authoritative’ parents expect good behaviour from their children and guide them rather than being forceful and typically children with authoritative parents are self confident and socially adept.  ‘Permissive’ parents allow their children to decide for themselves appropriate behaviour and are extremely lenient, resulting in their children having poor control over their emotions and they may have difficulty with relationships with others.  ‘Neglectful’ parents place the welfare of their children has a low priority, resulting in their children being emotionally immature and their children may engage in antisocial behaviour.
Children with different cultural backgrounds will be influenced by several factors such as religion, beliefs and their families.   These children will be exposed to different attitudes and lifestyles and they may celebrate different festivals.  For example the children’s cultural beliefs or practice may cause the children emotional conflict when they want to participate in an activity such as physical development which goes against their families’ wishes or religious beliefs. Within the school our curriculum teaches and respects different cultural backgrounds by providing different experiences of festivals and celebrations from around the world.
Proper nutrition allows for adequate growth throughout a child’s developmental years. The brain, in particular, relies on regular nourishment to reach its full potential. Healthy eating habits also reduce the risk...