This video is based around promoting children’s social competence and what parents and caregivers can do to healthily and effectively increase child’s social skills. Low social competence may result from children being rejected, which can stem from inappropriate skills learned at home.  These tips can help ensure children are openly accepted socially by their peers and minimize the chance for rejection or nonacceptance. 


I remember watching this Disney movie, The Color of Friendship, as a child and absolutely loving it. This movie addresses issues of racial segregation in a kid-friendly way which promotes eliminating racially-based hatred and encourages cross-race friendships.  Although informal racial segregation still exists in many aspects of children’s social and academic lives, movies like this help to promote awareness and acceptance of the interaction of children from different racial and ethnic backgrounds. 

I remember watching this Disney movie, The Color of Friendship, as a child and absolutely loving it. This movie addresses issues of racial segregation in a kid-friendly way which promotes eliminating racially-based hatred and encourages cross-race friendships.  Although informal racial segregation still exists in many aspects of children’s social and academic lives, movies like this help to promote awareness and acceptance of the interaction of children from different racial and ethnic backgrounds. 



Grades are a significant type of performance orientation motivation which involves the extrinsic motivation of satisfaction of adults, particularly one’s parents. Children receive grades on assignments which reflect their study habits.  These grades show a student’s parents and/or their teacher how hard they have worked and also can be used to be compared against their peers.  

Grades are a significant type of performance orientation motivation which involves the extrinsic motivation of satisfaction of adults, particularly one’s parents. Children receive grades on assignments which reflect their study habits.  These grades show a student’s parents and/or their teacher how hard they have worked and also can be used to be compared against their peers.  


Because it has such a profound impact on cognitive development, one of the most important experiences of middle childhood is attending school.
Hoffnung, M., Hoffnung, R.J., Seifert, K.L., Smith, R.S., & Hine, A. (2010).  Childhood: First Australasian Edition.  Australia:  Wiley & Sons. (via thelibrarymouse)

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littlechildwonders:

Precious, terribly precious. 

This is absolutely adorable :)


Which model of intelligence makes the most sense to you and why?

I think Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences makes the most sense to me.  Throughout the course, we’ve learned that development is not just about one criteria, but is rather a multi-faceted concept.  Gardner’s theory involves this concept of many areas of skill being incorporated.  Intelligance, for instance, is not solely based on linguistic skills or spatial skills, but instead a multitude of factors.  Intelligence, like developmental processes, takes into account social, cognitive, and physical factors, accounted for by Gardner’s theory.