Saturday, October 29, 2016
Social competence is an individuals ability to initiate and maintain satisfying reciprocal relationships with friends. A socially competent person is one who can use environmental and personal resources to achieve positive outcomes. Socially competent children participate in satisfying interactions and activities with adults and friends and through these interactions further improve individual social competence. When developing social competence children develop skills and character during the first five years of life that support or detract from social competence. For example, if a parent always speaks for their child(ren) and doesn't ever allow them to answer any question that's directed at them this detracts from social competence and doesn't teach it at all. How we interact with friends is a signal of success in life and school. Where social competence is a way to foresee success in life and school all children should be supported in achieving it. It's achieved by parents teaching it and a component of socialization because in order to make friends people need competence in their ability to socialize and their knowledge of how to socialize correctly with others.
Sunday, October 23, 2016
These factors have been found to increase a child's self-esteem around the age of twelve. Children now have the opportunity to stay in contact with friends and family due to the internet. The cultural messages that media convey to children have the ability to increase of decrease their self-esteem. The media often shows children what they should consider to be ideal such as what qualities are considered beautiful, possible careers to show they're successful, and appropriate ways to behave in different situations.
If children don't live up to these ideas their self-esteem may decrease. This is why it's important to value each child, their abilities and talents and help them know what they're good at and nurture those talents.