Seasons Of Life

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Seasons Of life

Seasons Of life

Infancy and Early Childhood (Birth-Age 5)

According to this first video the most natural thing in the world is to want to give your child the best of everything. Nutrition should be at the very top of that list. Nature makes it very easy for mothers to provide their children with the best possible start. Breast feeding is the oldest and best form of nutrition for an infant. Before the 20th century it was considered life threatening to feed an infant anything but breast milk (Papalia et. al, 2008, p. 146).

Breastfeeding should begin immediately after birth and continue for at least the first year. The nutrients provided through a mother's milk are known to prevent or at least minimize illnesses such as respiratory infections, diarrhea and middle ear infections. Breastfeeding has been shown to have long term affects on cardio vascular health and shows positive effects on neurological development and visual acuity. The possibility of preventing obesity, diabetes, lymphoma and leukemia in children are among the many benefits a child receives when they are breast fed (Papalia et. al, 2008, p. 147).

Childhood and Adolescence (Ages 6-20)

The video demonstrates that when the small child begins to feel a loose tooth, it is a sign that the first period of childhood is over. This event occurs without much fanfare within the family. When the tooth becomes very loose it is pulled. A certain amount of fuss is made: the tooth is saved, and that little ceremony constitutes the first step of a new period in the life of the child. It will take a long time before all the baby teeth are gone and the child acquires his new teeth. But if, unluckily, it is necessary to pull one of the new teeth, more will be needed than merely a silk thread; we will have to deal with the extraction of a strong and fixed part. Loss of the baby teeth is only one among the many manifestations of this age. All these traits ñ physical as much as psychic ñ constitute the links of the chain which is the metamorphosis of the child. He is both stronger and slimmer. His hair is less soft. Psychologically, he is less gentle, less accommodating.

The video provides students with a greater understanding of the historical ideas, cultural values and stereotypes of childhood and the role of literature in a child's development through an exploration of the range of genre in children's literature e.g. picture books, myths and legends, fairy stories and traditional tales, fantasy, contemporary themes and historical fiction.

Early Adulthood (Ages 20-40)

The video reveals that the age period from 20-40 has been labeled “emerging adulthood” as individuals have often left the dependency of childhood but have not yet assumed adult responsibilities.

Experimentation and exploration characterize emerging adulthood.

Two criteria for adult status are economic independence and independent decision making.

The Transition from High School to College

There is both continuity and change in the transition from high school to ...
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