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Adolescent Change

Evaluating the effect of functional and dysfunctional family dynamics on development (e.g., family structure, function, and shared and non-shared environments). (200 word response)

Determining the positive and negative impact of peers and changes in peer relations from middle childhood to adolescence. (200 words)

Examining additional pressures faced in adolescence compared to middle childhood. (200 words)

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Adolescent Changes:

Evaluating the effect of functional and dysfunctional family dynamics on development (e.g., family structure, function, and shared and non-shared environments) (200 word response)
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Growing up within a dysfunctional family will cause a child to experience trauma as well as pain from the actions that a parent undertakes and the word and attitudes they display. As a result of this trauma, a child will grow up exhibiting some different characteristics from other children (Kiesner, Poulin, & Dishion, 2010). The child missed some parts of her childhood since he or she was forced to carry out some unnatural roles by the family. Some children tend to flee away by indulging in alcohol or drug abuse while other children feel like it's only natural to repeat the abuses, which they experienced, through on their own children or their spouse (Boyd, 1992). Functional family dynamics on the other hand ensures that a strong family structure is constructed in which a child will always feel loved and appreciated such that he or she will not suffer from any form of stress arising from family relationships. This will always result to a healthy family since there are not any distorted family lines existing within the functional family system (Boyd, ...

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Middle Childhood and adolescence developmental issues are contextualized.

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