Explore BrainMass

Non-parental Child care

Examine three different types of non-parental child care. Analyze the influences that non-parental childcare has on psychological, social and cognitive development.

Solution Preview

Dear Student,
Hi and thank you for using Brainmass. The solution below should get you started. I have assumed that you are familiar with what psychological, social and cognitive development is all about so the focus has been of providing said examples. I have also listed some resources. Good luck with your studies!

OTA 105878/Xenia Jones

Non-Parental Child Care

Child-care traditionally is taken on by the child's parents. But there are instances in society where this is not the case and this has an impact on the socialization of the child, in particular the child's psychological, social and cognitive development. This is also termed as 'day care' because usually, non-parental care is provided to children whose parents have to leave them to a caretaker or minder so that they can go to work. Berns (2009), who compiled a selection of said non-parental care arrangements, lists the following:

? Friends or relatives as carers - this usually the arrangement when it is not a regular need. Friends or family usually take in the child for an hour or two or even days when parents have no choice but to be away (usually both of them as the mom usually is the caregiver) to attend to an errand or to travel. This is usually done as a favour and the children will be very familiar with them ...

Solution Summary

The solution provides insight, information and assistance to students in tackling the question of non-parental childcare (see above for original problem). It provides 3 examples and provides information on how this affects psychological, social and cognitive development. References are also listed to give students the chance to further explore the topic. An MSWord version is attached.