Social Learning Problems with Children
A child with social learning problems are unable to pay attention, work harder, or even to have improved motivation by themselves. These children are in need of expert assistance in order to improve on their learning skills. A learning problem is not about one’s intelligence. A learning problem mainly originates from differences in the brain. This differences have an effect on an individual’s brain receives information, processes it, and how the information is communicated. People who have learning disorders have a problem in processing of sensory information. This is because they hear, see and have an understanding of things in a different way. Most parents think that a learning disability will only affect the education of a child. However, theorists have concluded that a learning disability will also affect the social aspects of a child. Children are normally known to be out going and friendly to everyone it helps them enjoy and appreciate life (Singer, 2004, p.464).
However, Children who cannot learn in class are always so affected by what their peers say about them. This leads to a problem in social living. Mostly children who experience a problem in social learning are normally laid back. They do not mix and mingle with other children this can develop thinking problem and to the extreme lead to a breakdown of the brain. In most cases of this nature, a child’s brain is always affected by the luck of love and concern shown to the child. For instance, a child can develop mental breakdowns because of the fact that he or she has no one to share their feeling. Research done by many children institutes’ shows that, children normally have an extremely soft and growing brain. If a child is forced to think of him or she as a no body due to his luck of learning skills, he might develop sever conditions that might force him to pull back to himself.
Research shows that male children are better in dealing with rejections from the society better than the girl child is. However, this does not mean that he is capable of dealing with the social factors that might affect his social learning. Social factors that might affect a child’s learning ability include poverty, abuses from parents and peers. It also includes long term diseases that might affect the child, and some cases poor parental care. Linking poverty to social learning problems in children is not that hard. Poverty affects a child's learning capability because of the environment exposed. Children who grow up in poverty are mostly forced to fend for themselves at an early age. This affects the child’s capability of learning because the child is forced to work for at a critical and tender age. This goes ahead to affect his social way of living. This is because of the fact that, when peers his age are out playing he is working trying to earn a living. This makes the child fill as though he is an outcast. Some children might even start questioning why God had brought them to the world to suffer. Eventually, this thinking tears the child apart making him or her feel as though there is no love for them (Rotter, 2004, p.34).
The feeling of unfairness makes the child is out of place within the community. This affects him in the sense that he unable to comprehend and understand why life should be so unfair to him. Poverty has for a long time been known to course a moral break down within children. It makes young children lose the moral aspect since they are not taught how to respect or obey as children. All of this has a serious effect when it comes to a child’s social learning. It even makes the child fill as though he or she is lost in the world and is unfit to be involved in the world. Another aspect that might have a serious effect on social learning in children occurs when parents and peers constantly abused a child is physically (Rotter, 2004, p.39). The constant violence that surrounds the child makes them grow up knowing nothing else but violence. The Bible itself says that one will harvest what one has slowed.
This means that by constantly abusing a child physically, one will be planting the seed of violence and anger within a child. In most occasions, a child that is constantly abused by his parents’ turns out to be a socially repressive person who cannot control his or her anger. Most children who are physically abused within the community may end up being serial killers because of the anger issues they may harbor in their lives. The learning ability of a child who is abused mostly by his parents and peers is at most occasions extremely low (Bandura, 2009, p.52).
This is because between all the beating and bulling a child has no room left for comprehending and understanding whatever it is that children are taught in school. The love shown to a child by his or her parents help a lot in understanding whatever it is that is being taught. This is because a child is at peace with himself, which is a vital and integral part in learning. It is constantly argued out that a child should be beaten. Some people claim that it is a God given right since It is in the bible. Beating does not mean beat a child half to death. In fact, most research done shows that a child who has been constantly beaten ends up being socially depressed and mentally incapable of learning anything (Singer, 2004, p.467).
A long term disease like cancer might affect the child ability of learning and growing socially. This is because children who are affected by this long term diseases are normally locked in doors. This deprives them of the right of a child to be happy. Instead of being out playing with other children, a child is locked away in his or her own world. This courses many irregularities within the child’s brain (Hale, 2006, p.62). A child’s brain is designed to explore things in the outside world. By exploring various things, a child gets the opportunity to learn (Bandura, 2009, p.67). This opens out the child and broadens up his thinking ability. This is considered help full to a child because it helps him understand the way that life is. However, long term diseases such as cancer affect a child learning capability. Between all the constant and unending pain, there are minimal chances of broadening their mind through exploring long term lives, lack of space to grow, and learn fundamental aspects of life (Lauridsen, 2008, p.89).
For a child to grow and develop excellent social learning capacities, he or she is meant to be surrounded by the right environment. It does not mean that all the children who grow in poverty are socially incapable of learning. By environment, one does only mean the surroundings although they are also crucial in a healthy growth. One means the social factors that affect a child mostly inwardly. These factors include love, caring, concern, commitment devotion, and providing the natural environment for any child to feel secure. For a child to excel better in social learning he, or she is meant to fill loved. This will help make him fill more appreciated and understood. Love makes a child fill wanted which makes him relaxed and focused. This also helps a child to focused his energy towards something else like learning. The first duty to a parent should always be the child (Whyte, 2008, p.26).
The prioritization of a child in educational matters helps in making them feel loved. This facilitates their social growth, which is extremely crucial in the learning process. Caring for a child means that the parent and the people around the child listen to the child. It also means that the child is provided the necessities such as food clothing and shelter that are vital for the growing up of the child. Security is one of the most vital things to provide for a child in order to enhance the child’s learning capability. If a child does not fill safe within the environment, it might distort his or her learning abilities. Overall the most influential and vital aspect in order to help a child grow in social learning is showing understanding of the problem and working to change it (Dollard, 2001, p.18).
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