The developmental assets are defined as those things that make it possible for children to attain their potential in the social, physical and psychological domains of life. They can be thought of as
the building blocks of personal growth and development. Internal and External assets are further broken down into internal and external assets that include recognition, autonomy, boundaries, expectations and feedback, productive use of time, supportive relationships with peers and teachers. Internal Asset: Recognition.
Internal recognition is a self-reflection about one’s abilities and the things that are important to her or him. It involves using the knowledge to achieve self-fulfillment. External Asset: Autonomy.
A child is said to be autonomous when he or she is free to choose his or her own interests, to make decisions regarding his or her behavior, and to make plans for the future. It can also include having the ability to make decisions based on the information provided. Boundaries are the limits to a child’s freedom. They include his or her rights and responsibilities, his or her environment, his or her interactions with others and their interactions with him or her, and his or her time. Boundaries serve to protect the child from harmful influences and enable him or her to get what he or she wants.
Feedback is something a child needs to know when he or she does something wrong, and also when he or she has done something right. This form of feedback is called modeling. In a modeling process, a child learns by doing, not just watching. For this reason, parents have to provide adequate modeling. Support and motivation are the next two important aspects in this area of human development. These two types of support are essential to children because they facilitate their growth. Support is available from parents, caregivers, and other people. Motivation, on the other hand, is available from parents, friends, schools, and society. Developmental areas include those areas of life where children grow up. These areas include social and psychological development, emotional development, physical development, academic development, and personality development. Children usually experience growth in all areas of these areas at the same rate. But, some children experience growth at different rates. They need special care and attention in different areas to enhance their development. They need all the attention they can get to develop. They also need to feel they are valued, respected, appreciated and protected. They also need to understand that they do not have to live at the bottom rung of the social scale. This is why we see so many children in low socioeconomic and socio-cultural groupings.
We learn through observation and modeling through our child’s developmental process. It is through these observations and modeling efforts that we discover what the child likes, dislikes, thinks, and feels about the world. It is through these observations and modeling efforts that we identify what type of person he or she might become. In addition to observing and modeling, we also need to encourage our child’s self-expression through learning, speaking and doing. We help our child to express himself or herself by helping him or her develop his or her ability to use these skills and talents. to become what he or she wants to be in life. It is through these skills and talents that we help our child to develop into who he or she is capable of becoming. To put it simply, our child’s development is a direct result of our interaction with him or her. And the more that we interact with him or her, the more we help him or her develop. When our child reaches the age of about three years old, his or her development will move into a stage of secondary development. At this age, he or she will begin to develop a strong sense of self-identity and self-awareness. At this time, he or she will be able to make some choices about his or her own life and will have a strong understanding of his or her place in the world. He or she will also be able to take responsibility for his or her own life. development. The development of these developmental assets will be at its most successful when we allow our child to interact with others and to feel safe and secure with others.