12 Middle Childhood - Social Emotional Development

After this chapter, you should be able to:

  1. Describe the social emotional theories of development

  2. Examine the importance of positive friendships and peer relationships

  3. Describe self-understanding in childhood

  4. Identify the types of families children are part of

  5. Explain aggression, antisocial behavior, and bullying

As children get older, their experiences allow them to develop a more realistic understanding of themselves, including both their strengths and weaknesses. This developing self-concept is influenced by messages they receive from their peers, their family, and the media.