What factors affect a childs development?

Question:how and why do they affect development?

The atmosphere of his home and surroundings and the family habbits.
The conversation of his family members...He makes his mind on anything from his parents perspective as he hardly has any experience to make any judgement.
The TV and the kind of newspapaer or magzines which his familt memebrs read and the kind of knowledge he gets from there.
The level of quarrel in the family beating abusing ete etc all affects a child badly.
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Nature and Nurture affects the childs development. Some genetic factors contribute as well as what is nurtured by the caregiver.
Society as a whole, family, friends, entertainment, education, teachers, religion, sports, coaches, groups, environment, everything. Every experience that a child has, which includes the people they meets and activities they do, help to shape the child. EXPERIENCE is the key. If the child has experiences something then a small part of that remains with the child. The more a child experiences the same thing, the more it becomes part of who the child becomes.
As per above answer. Nature/Nuture are key in child development. Its too much info to go into details but there are plenty of books on the subject.
the most imp thing is parents relationships, after this there financial status or morel teaching.
Quite a question! Basically everything affects their development. Home, family, communication, experiential learning, language, play, exercise, social interactions. Everything we do, say and make with children affects them in some way. Get in the web and do some research - this subject is fascinating but too big to go into detail here.
The period 2 to 5 years lay the foundation of a child's development to the degree that whatever he / she has as primary influence actually determines what sort of adult he/she will one day be.
Children need to have security in that they need to know who is in charge.
No, that does not mean that you must beat them...
It means that you must show them that you are in charge with a loving and caring attitude, because when they know that, they will trust you totally.
They often challenge their parent, just to see if the parent is still in charge, and when the parent looses her/his cool, they know that such a parent no longer is in charge.
They need to be loved and cared for.
So trust, love and care make up a healthy developed child.
Never loose it WIth them, be firm and never make promises you do not pull through.
Usually mothers make threats like:
"I'll be telling your dad about this as soon as he come home", and when dad is home, she forgets.
In a case like that the child has won and he knows it...
He is in charge then and looses his respect for the mother.
Never make a promise you do not keep...
You might find the answer in these guide book. www.montessori-book.com
The prenatal environment:
• The chemical balance of the mother's body and the presence of conditions or potentially toxic substances that can alter development processes.
• Examples are the mother's use of drugs or alcohol, viral or bacterial diseases, and direct traumatic injury to the foetus.

The physical environment:
• The air which the child breathes, the nutritional value of food the child eats.
• Exposure to conditions that can lead to disease, accident, or injury, including child abuse and neglect.

The social/cultural environment:
• Consists of the norms, values, belief systems and morals.
• Standards of behaviour that regulate life in the cultural group in which the child is raised.

The learning environment:
• The degree and type of stimulation available in the child's immediate environment.
• Sensory input promotes and shapes cognitive development.
• Stimulation, in adequate quantity and intensity, promotes establishment of, and "shapes," neural pathways in the brain.

The emotional environment
• The nature of the child's interpersonal relationships.
• The degree of nurturance available to the child.
• The emotional environment shapes personality and affects the development of self-esteem, identity, trust, the ability to enter into intimate relationships, and personal resilience.

Factors and influences on children’s development:

Innate predispositions-
Personality traits

Experiential factors:
Child rearing style
Individual experience

Characteristic factors:
Birth order

Cultural and socio economic factors:
Environmental features
Quality of care
Parents work life
the environment in which the child is living affects his development a lot. he picks up a lot from his parents. as the child is innocent and does not know the difference between what is good and what is bad, he can pick up good things as well as the bad things from the people he is living with. so it is very important for a child's development to maintain a clean, tension free and happy environment.
the child can also undergo depression if he is sustained in an uncomfortable environment.
Parents, family history will affect their physical development - for example if there is a history of dyslexia, this may be passed on.
Environment affects a child's health. If living in smoggy, polluted cities, could suffer from respiratory problems.
Abuse will affect mental growth, may cause the child to be reserved, unforthcoming.
Everything effects development from the food they eat to the people they are in contact with!
Children adapt to their surroundings.
Emotional Well Being
Their genes!
Family-bros/sisters etc?
Local events

theres too many to mention :)
let me think
injury - can cause long term affects
argh i cant think
i have just finihsed a course on health and social care and we have done stuff on that but i cannot think
oh yay-just found some stuff on my docs
illness: physical:Children with illnesses will feel "different" than other children. Their activities may be limited, and, in many cases, their families must change how they live to accommodate the child.
Chronically ill children will not be able to spend time out of the home or hospital so will not be able to socialise with friends.

Likely to get anxiety and or depression

May be unable to learn new things

If a child breaks a limb and it doesn’t heal properly the child could get arthritis and then they may not be able to use that limb like someone without arthritis.
Falling off a bike and injuring themselves badly may make the child to frightened to ride a bike again.

Culture is the system of shared beliefs; values, customs, behaviours, and artefacts that the members of society use to cope with their world and with one another and that are transmitted from generation to generation through learning.
A child’s development could be affected by culture because they may not learn to read/write.
A child may not have the correct schooling facilities.

Environmental issues;
Micro environment;
Multisectoral strategies are needed [to combat malnutrition], but developing such a strategy to address all sources of the problem in traditional top-down fashion is almost impossible because of its complexity. The alternative is to bring in the beneficiaries to participate by helping them devise their own solutions, while making use of their resources to the largest extent possible.

Macro environment;
The term “macro-environment” refers to those specific factors that indicate the degree of commitment of that country to a particular issue.
A supportive and enabling macro-environment is essential to the success of a programme. A government and a population that recognizes the importance of food security and good nutrition and accepts nutritional well-being as a key indicator of national development provides such an environment.

Socio economic:
Socio-economic factors are those that affect how we work.
The factors can include poverty, employment, class & housing.

Getting a job:
Having money to get a nice house and nice foods, nice clothing, good education leading to good health.
Not getting a job or not getting much money from a job – poor housing, possible poor education, cheap foods such as junk foods, no money for the latest fashion in clothes etc leading to poor health.
No money or not much money to buy nice things.
Class & housing
Social class is a group that you are put in depending on your wealth, income and job.
Poor housing would mean living in a cold, damp house with mould. This will lead to asthma and or other chest problems. Other problems may occur in the home such as poor lighting, poor ventilation, poor hygiene, and overcrowding, poor building maintenance.

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