Family Influences

There are ways family influences and factors an affect one’s development. These include divorce, single/step-parents, gay and lesbian parents, etc. Divorce Divorce can be very detrimental for development. For parents, it decreases the capacity to parent the children. Disciplining is inconsistent. Fathers become more permissive, while mothers become less affectionate. Preschool children appear to have […]

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Bronfenbrenner’s Ecological Model

According to Bronfenbrenner’s Ecological Model, development takes place through an individual, the environment, and interactions between all the layers of the ecological model. There are five levels/systems of the environment for the individual: Microsystem: is the immediate environment of the individual. It includes everyone the child interacts with on a regular basis including parents, siblings, […]

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