Ch 2: Childhood Relationships, Communication & Social Development

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Review the brief but informative video and text lessons featured in this study guide chapter to refresh your memory of childhood relationships, communication and social development. These lessons will help you understand the developmental stages of early childhood.

Childhood Relationships, Communication & Social Development - Chapter Summary

This chapter's engaging videos and text lessons, led by our expert instructors, outline the early childhood stages of social development, including the formation of childhood relationships and types of communication that emerge during this time. Use this information to refresh your understanding of the influence of parenting styles and parent-child relationships on learning and development, and specific developmental milestones expected in this age group.

Further explore what are considered the sensitive periods of development from birth to age 6 when attention influences perceptual development, and explore the typical issues associated with elementary-age children. The information in this chapter will also help you:

  • Define the various types of communication
  • Identify the stages of linguistic development and language skills
  • Understand social norms associated with this stage of development

Once you've studied the material covered in this chapter, you are given the opportunity to assess your comprehension by taking brief multiple-choice quizzes at the end of each lesson and then a more comprehensive exam at the chapter's end. You can also access full video transcripts that include highlighted key words and printable quiz worksheets for additional study material. This study guide provides you the option to work at your own pace from most all mobile devices and track your progress through the dashboard feature.

11 Lessons in Chapter 2: Childhood Relationships, Communication & Social Development
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Child and Adolescent Development: Developmental Milestones & Nature vs. Nurture

1. Child and Adolescent Development: Developmental Milestones & Nature vs. Nurture

How does a child develop cognitively? Which influences development more - genetics or the environment? How important are early experiences in the growth and cognitive development of a child? These are some of the major questions that guide the work of researchers in the field of educational psychology. This lesson will begin to address these questions by describing the basic principles that characterize child and adolescent development.

Impact of Parenting Styles on Different Styles of Learners

2. Impact of Parenting Styles on Different Styles of Learners

When you got in trouble as a child, how did your parents react? This lesson covers four different parenting styles identified in educational psychology, including authoritarian, authoritative, indulgent, and neglecting. Typical results from each parenting style are discussed in terms of children's behaviors, as well as application of the styles in a classroom environment.

Common Issues with Elementary School Children

3. Common Issues with Elementary School Children

While childhood is meant to be a happy time, there are many children for whom it is a time of emotional difficulty. This lesson looks into some challenges that are common to elementary-aged children.

Parent-Child Relationships: Definition & Explanation

4. Parent-Child Relationships: Definition & Explanation

The parent-child relationship is often considered to be the most enduring and significant relationship in one's life. This lesson will explain the different types of parent-child relationships and how they impact development. The lesson will end with a brief quiz to test your knowledge.

The Sensitive Periods of Development: Birth to Age 6

5. The Sensitive Periods of Development: Birth to Age 6

The phrase 'sensitive periods in human development' may sound like it refers to moody teenagers, but it actually refers to periods of time when a child easily absorbs information in a specific way. The most important sensitive periods occur between birth and age six. Learn more in this lesson.

The Role of Attention in Perceptual Development

6. The Role of Attention in Perceptual Development

How does a child's perceptual development progress, and what is the role of attention in this process? This lesson will use examples to teach you about this relationship and walk you through the changes.

What Are Social Norms? Definition & Examples in Infants, Children & Adults

7. What Are Social Norms? Definition & Examples in Infants, Children & Adults

In this lesson, you will gain an understanding of social norms and define related terms. You will also examine the effects of social norms in infants, children, adolescents, and adults.

Types of Communication: Interpersonal, Non-Verbal, Written & Oral

8. Types of Communication: Interpersonal, Non-Verbal, Written & Oral

This lesson distinguishes between the various methods of communication used by managers, including interpersonal communication, nonverbal communication, written communication and oral communication.

Linguistics: Language Development in Children

9. Linguistics: Language Development in Children

How does a baby's babble turn into intelligible speech? Are there underlining innate traits that drive language development in children? Or is it the social interaction with others that encourages language development? This lesson will explore these questions and discuss how aspects of language change over time.

Language Skills in Children: Development, Definition & Types

10. Language Skills in Children: Development, Definition & Types

The development of language skills in young children is a multi-step process that is both fascinating and complex. Learn how language skills are formed, important milestones for language development and test your knowledge with quiz questions.

Stages of Language Development: Pre-Linguistic and Symbolic Language

11. Stages of Language Development: Pre-Linguistic and Symbolic Language

How does language expression emerge in children? Learn about the development of syntax in children through the pre-linguistic and linguistic stages of language development in this lesson.

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