ChildDevelopment: An Introduction
Toilet Training and Weaning:best done by parents when child is young
- Has some psycho effect on child, affects behaviorand personality
- Freud - impact on personalityof people
- Controversial - difference in people's beliefson how early/lateto do it
○ How does it affect the child?
○ "Spoiling the child"
○ "Won't be independent"
You'll spoil the child if you pick it up when it cries or meet his/her needs.
- John B. Watson
○ Father of behaviorism
- Still a popular method, "cry it out", don't offer any comforting
- Do for their own sake, not for the child's sake (to get enough sleep, etc)
- Attachment theory: to be exploredlater on
Childrenshould sleep in their own bed and room.
- Mayan culture, very common to sleep with the child.
○ Allowsfor them to respond to needs during the night
Baby talk to the baby is good.
- Parantese speech
○ Elongate vowels, highpitched, helpsthem understand language
- Lots of benefits
○ Sing-sound voice
○ Attract their attention
○ Form a relationship
○ Helplanguagelearning later on
The qualityof the love relationshipbetween parents makesgreat difference in the happinessof