Nurture As It Relates To Development

Essay by KATIELANESUniversity, Bachelor'sA+, June 2005

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For someone to understand how nurture is related to development, it must first be defined. Nurture is a general term for all the environmental influences that affect development after an individual is conceived. It is a parents love and affection that provide the nurturing that develops us into the kind of person's we become, everything that influences our life is caused by nurture. Nurture contributes to the development of mental health and mental illness. The process of development requires knowledge, ranging from the most fundamental level, that of gene expression and interactions between molecules and cells, all the way up to the highest levels of cognition, memory, emotions, and language. It requires integration of concepts from many different disciplines. The explanation of our behavioral characteristics originates from the environment in which we were raised. Nurture is involved in our complete behavior, the way we were raised from birth.

Society prides itself in the way a child is raised by the parents.

How their child's behavior develops is in their own hands. Children tend to misbehave because something vital is missing in one's nurturing. The mothers and fathers allow children to stray away from moral equity, challenge authority and sometimes use violence as a resolution for anger. Parental guidance is necessary for a child's survival because it is born into the world knowing nothing, adapting to the worlds surroundings with the help of its parents. Society believes that a child should honor its parents. A child is supposed to listen to parents and answer to them. Learning everything they can from them. Just think for a moment, what would happen to the child's nurture development if there was just one parent? There is not a doubt that children that have been raised by a single parent will develop differently than...