In the Middle Ages, people often thought of children as being little adults. But this notion has since been dissolved by modern psychology. John and Ken explore the nature of children and the relationship between parents and their children. They consider how different children’s needs and desires are from those of their parents and how their relationship with them must change with age. Let’s see how these differences have influenced the way we talk about children today. The following is a summary of their discussion.
Children affected by complex traumas are more likely to struggle to regulate their emotions. Their emotional responses may be excessively powerful and erratic. They may have trouble planning ahead or anticipating consequences. They may show a lack of self-control, have trouble acquiring new skills, or are otherwise unruly. As a result, they are more likely to engage in risky activities and end up in the juvenile justice system. This is especially problematic in children who have experienced multiple traumas.
A complexly traumatic child may feel powerless or hopeless. His world may not seem very different from his own, and he may not even notice that the world is not a place where he can trust anyone. Children with these characteristics may not even think about the future because their minds are in “survival mode” and have no concept of a better life. And this distorted perspective on life can lead to depression. These children may not be capable of achieving their goals because they are unaware of how to accomplish these.
As far as childhood rights go, children have the right to live. As long as they are not exploited or abused, they have a right to be alive. Governments must protect children from the worst dangers. To begin with, every child must be registered. Their name must be legally recognized and they should be given nationality. Moreover, children should know and be cared for by their parents. Finally, they have the right to be recognized as an individual – their identity can never be taken away from them.
Developmental delays can occur for any number of reasons. Genetics, prenatal conditions, and lack of exposure to helpful stimuli can all result in developmental problems in children. An assessment by a trained professional can help clarify developmental issues and formulate a treatment plan to overcome the problem. Children develop many skills at once. When these skills are delayed, the child may have problems in school or social settings. If you suspect that your child is suffering from a developmental delay, consult with your pediatrician as soon as possible.
Children should have the right to express their views and opinions. Parents and other adults should listen to their children and do what is best for the child. Children should also be free to gather information from any source. It is the right of children to share their views as long as they do not hurt others. Parents should also allow their children to participate in groups and meet other people. When possible, children should be given opportunities to socialize with others and learn more about different ways of life.