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Respond to the students Do you agree with each learner’s comments? Why or why not? What can you add from research you have found or from your own experience?
Temperament is described as personality, makeup, or disposition of a person or child. This is a way in which a child is unique in their own way but the temperament is strongly influenced by heredity. When a child has positive interaction with their parent or environment they are more prone to develop a positive happy temperament. It was stated that when an infant is born they are born with their own temperament. As they grow their temperament begins to change and is influenced by the stability of their experiences. This is when it develops into nature because they are born with a temperament. They show and develop fears, anger and sadness which is also a part of positive growing (Berk and Meyers 2015).
Nurture from temperament develops when a child has a bond with the primary caregiver. When a child experiences a negative environment they are affected and their temperament changes. After reading the different ways temperament are developed I remembered a student I once had a couple years ago. In the beginning of the school year he was emotional but yet he was shy and quiet. He always stayed to himself and didn’t interact with the other children or myself. After a month of being in my classroom his temperament began to change. He would come in the class like all the other children cheerful, laughing and on task.
This child went from being withdrawn to being fearless and more active. He played with the boys and spoke with all the other students. In the text Berk and Meyers (2015), states that a positive environment can be change a child’s temperament as they grew. Also, because of my temperament which is active and happy the students were much happier. He had shown some evidence of a temperament change from day one until he left my classroom.
Temperament is described as “early-appearing, stable individual differences in reactivity and self-regulation” (Laura E. Berk, 2016). In regards to temperament as it relates to the parent and child interaction, there are many factors that rear a child’s behavior. The environment that the child is introduced and raised in plays a major role in their emotional development. Take for instance, an aggressive child, in comparison to an outgoing, welcoming child are more than likely being raised in different environments. The aggressive child may experience aggression at home, where he may be unable to express his emotions or do it in a healthy way. His feelings are dismissed and he is more likely to blow up due to his inability to properly communicate. The friendly child, on the other hand, probably is growing up with supportive parents, who encourage them to express themselves.
One particular experience that comes to mind happened to my five-year-old just this week. She was in her Kindergarten class, reading a book with her friend. Another young lady, who I know from my own observation from being a volunteer in the class, walked over and demanded the book from my daughter. When my daughter told her that she was not finished, she called my daughter a bitch. I can’t help but to think that this happened due to the lack of self-expression and positive support at home. This experience directly supports the Thomas and Chess investigation where they discovered “parenting practices can modify children’s emotional styles considerably.” (Laura E. Berk, 2016)
Respond to the two student below. Comment on the advice each learner gives. Support your comments with theory or research.
Having a secure bond with a child is very important and begins as early as in the womb. The bond between a parent and child is important because it can have a major impact on their social, mental physical health. It sets the tone or foundation for how well they will succeed both in school and in life. “The attachment bond is the emotional connection formed by wordless communication between an infant and their primary caretaker”. It is crucial for the child to form that initial bond with their parent/caretaker. There can be a lot of negative results that would occur down the line because that would perceive things in a sense of I do not deserve love. If they could not bond with their parent why would anyone else attempt to do so or they would not allow them to get that close to attach. A landmark report, published in 2000 by The Committee on Integrating the Science of Early Childhood Development, identified how crucial the attachment bond is to a child’s development. This form of communication affects the way your child develops mentally, physically, intellectually, emotionally, and socially.
The attachment bond can be formed by developing on the quality of the nonverbal communication that takes place between you and your child. It provides children with security and feeling safe. It is important to cherish and to enjoy every moment that is spent with their child and it is not taken for granted. Taking the time to enjoy time spent with your child you and going at their pace and take the time to decipher and respond to your child’s nonverbal cues that communicate, for example, “I’m in no hurry, I’m having fun just hanging out with you.” Show your child that they are important and you care more about them versus what they can and cannot do. You do not want your child to feel the only way they can gain your attention is by acting out. “A child’s experience and environment can affect their ability to form a secure attachment bond”.
I want to take a few moments of your time to out your nerves at ease. Take a second and, breathe. Please know that there is no such thing as being the perfect parent because perfect does not exist.
When securing attachment with your child it is done through quality bonding and time spend in the early phases of your child’s life. When you’re holding your baby and staring into your baby’s eyes the non verbal communication that is made is a sign of securing attachment.
As your child develops the form of securing attachment changes as the child’s needs grow. Children depend on their parents for all the bare necessities. When the necessities are provided with nurture and care the attachment again is secured. As children grow and mature they have received the security they need to feel secure enough to be independent. At this stage they are able to function alone and use the securing adult only as a reference in time of need. When your children feel secure they will always come to you for assurance in good and bad situations.
It saddens me when children are born into this cold world and are not afforded the feeling of nurturing or how it feel to secure attachment. When this happens it hinders a child development process. The child has a harder time learning in the classroom and an even harder time outside of the classroom finding it hard to trust people and rely on others for help.
Securing an attachment with your baby isn’t a hard thing to do. It start with love and affection and everything there after is natural instinct.