To sum up, the goals include eliminating poverty, sustaining economic growth, and improving health, environment, well-being, and equality etc.
Social development is the change over time in an individual’s understanding of, attitudes concerning, and behavior toward others; for example, a developmental change in how people behave with members of the other gender or their understanding of what friendship entails.
From making friends to dealing with disagreement, the ability to interact successfully with others is incredibly important. Children with strong social skills find it easier to establish good relationships and this has a positive impact on their wellbeing.
What is Social Development in your own words?
Social development is about improving the well-being of every individual in society so they can reach their full potential. The success of society is linked to the well-being of each and every citizen. Social development means investing in people. Their families will also do well and the whole of society will benefit.
The characteristics of social development are often associated by the skill of cooperation, rotation, initiative/leadership, sharing, discipline and participation.
Important components of social competence
- Interpersonal knowledge and skills.
- Positive self-identity.
- Cultural competence.
- Adopting social values.
- Planning and decision-making skills.
What is Social Development in play?
Social development: Playing with others means noticing social cues, listening, and taking another person’s perspective — key aspects to developing empathy. Social play also requires children to share ideas and express feelings while negotiating and reaching compromises.
Skills like bouncing back from being teased or sitting still in a group to listen to a story are all examples of healthy social and emotional development. They involve the ability to manage feelings and impulses which are needed to grow and learn.
Children who have good social relationships have greater self esteem than those who do not and are less likely to experience mental health problems including depression and anxiety. The social environment may also influence a child’s health by influencing the behaviour of their parents.
Positive social and emotional development is important. This development influences a child’s self-confidence, empathy, the ability to develop meaningful and lasting friendships and partnerships, and a sense of importance and value to those around him/her.
Social and emotional health affects children’s overall development. Those who develop strong social and emotional skills tend to be happier, are more motivated to learn and perform better academically.
During young adulthood, social–emotional development intertwines with that of identity, moral, and career in dynamic ways that portend one’s future attitudes and lifestyle.
Midlife is a period of transition in which one holds earlier images of the self while forming new ideas about the self of the future. A greater awareness of aging accompanies feelings of youth, and harm that may have been done previously in relationships haunts new dreams of contributing to the well-being of others.
Social development refers to the process by which a child learns to interact with others around them. As they develop and perceive their own individuality within their community, they also gain skills to communicate with other people and process their actions.
David Nilsen is the former editor of Fourth & Sycamore. He is a member of the National Book Critics Circle. You can find more of his writing on his website at davidnilsenwriter.com and follow him on Twitter as @NilsenDavid.