During social development, children go through three primary stages:
- The child will perform activities for themselves and his or her inner needs
- The child will occasionally perform tasks when asked. At this point, the child begins to control his or her will
- The child will perform tasks anytime he or she is asked, or whenever he/she sees a practical need for it (approximately 1 to 1 1/2 years later)
Believe it or not, children have an innate desire to “work” (or be helpful with tasks). From the vital work of building a man or woman, the child derives the joyfulness that comes from “learning through discovery”.
The most important aspect of a child’s personality and intellect develop through participation in the everyday life of the family. These include:
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