Devel/Family Cycle Theory When someone passes through these developmental stages satisfactorily, s/he can leave home with sufficient social and emotional skills to live somewhat independently of the family and eventually create a new family, to perpetuate the cycle. Failure to successfully complete developmental tasks does not mean an individual will not be able to move on to the next stage, but s/he is more likely to experience difficulty with future relationships and transitions.
Successful completion of developmental tasks enables a person to make a smooth transition to adulthood. According to family life cycle theory (FLC), a paradigm rooted in the ideas of Duvall and Hill, there are eight stages of development with normative age role expectations for the nuclear family (Hill, 1970; Hill & Rogers, 1964; Rice, 1994; all cited in Erickson, 1998). More recent work on FLC by McGoldrick and Carter offer a new set of stages that they believe describe the fundamental American middle-class family at the beginning of the 21st century (VanKatwyk). According to McGoldrick and Carter, the family life cycle refers to "the expansion, contraction, and realighnemt of the relationship system to support the entry, exit, and development of family members in a functional way" (2003, p. 384, cited in Erickson). Their six stage classification lists the following:
Leaving home: single young adults
The joining of families through marriage: the new couple
3. Families with young children
4. Families with adolescents
5. Launching children and moving on
6. Families later in life
One of the best ways to understand the developmental tasks a person must complete is to examine an individual case study. For the purpose of this paper, a case study is created for a girl called "Beth." As an infant, Beth was wholly dependent on her parents for every need and desire. As she matured, her physical and cognitive abilities increased and she was able to do more for herself independently. At age two, she could feed herself and started to show preferences for the clothing her parents asked her to put on in the morning. By age four, she could dress herself and prepare a bowl of cereal on Saturday mornings while her parents slept late. As a child, she still depended on her parents for many things, but that was changing. She still, however, regarded her parents as the ultimate authorities on practically everything and continued to rely on them for many emotional and…
When someone passes through these developmental stages satisfactorily, s/he can leave home with sufficient social and emotional skills to live somewhat independently of the family and eventually create a new family, to perpetuate the cycle. Failure to successfully complete developmental tasks does not mean an individual will not be able to move on to the next stage, but s/he is more likely to experience difficulty with future relationships and transitions.
Developmental Stage You covered a number theories child development term, theories understand developmental process birth adolescence. Piaget, Erikson, Vygotsky, Kohlberg, attachment theory, nature vs. nurture, influence SES, cultural implications major theories concepts. Developmental stage: Adolescence -- ages 13 to 18 Adolescence is often characterized as a 'liminal' period in Western society: a stage that is neither childhood nor adulthood. During this period of time, most adolescents experience puberty or sexual maturation. They also
Child Development Jean Piaget described the developmental stages for children as the "Sensorimotor Stage" (infancy), "Pre-operational Stage" (Toddler and Early Childhood), "Concrete Operational Stage" (Elementary through early adolescence), and "Formal Operational Stage" (later adolescence and adulthood). Piaget also described the emotional, social, intellectual and physical changes that took place at each stage. Early childhood teachers must understand these stages if they are to provide developmentally appropriate activities for the children in
Developmental Stages Developmental Stage/Age Group: Infancy and toddlerhood (0 - 3 years) Erickson maintains that the first human developmental stage involves an individual’s interactions with his/her surroundings, normally the baby’s immediate social and physical environment, which is made up of home and family (Levinson, 1986). Especially important at this point (i.e. infancy) is the mother- baby relationship – the very first social bond one forms. Receptive mothers sensitive to the distinctive requirements
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