Young children become exposed to a variety of aspects during their transition from childhood to adulthood which may have huge impacts in their attitudes and characters in regard to duties dictated by gender (Swart & Grauerholz, 2012, p.15). Children normally first acquire these attitudes and characters at home before being reinforced by school environment, friends, media such as watching television among others. However, children acquire robust influence concerning duties dictated by gender from within the home environment.
Little children are prone to the impacts of various variables in the environment especially where they grow up. These variables play a huge role in placing the little ones at risk for behaviors which are antisocial in nature (Swart & Grauerholz, 2012, p.19). This is because young ones have more susceptibility than mature people to the exposures of the surrounding and hence they come across potential exposures that may stay long in their lives. The attitudes that parents possess towards their young ones have a robust effect on the way they acquire individual senses as well as personal esteem, with the support of the parents being so crucial. Under normal circumstances, parents pass subtle information concerning gender and usually what is considered right for each respective gender. This information is slowly internalized by the growing child (Swart & Grauerholz, 2012, p.24).
Furthermore, socio-economic status such as being poor has great influence on the general well-being of a young one, his or her academic achievements as well as social character. The amount of income of a family greatly determines the kind of basic care that a young one receives (Thornton & Jones, 2013, p.35). Children who are brought up in an impoverished setting are predisposed to acquiring challenging character limitations since they inhabit mostly in environments where there are very few people who can be role models for desired social characters. More often, the only mature people children identify living in a decent manner are those creating it by use of unacceptable means (Thornton & Jones, 2013, p.37). Such children are prone to getting exposure of the violence in the community. Poverty levels therefore creates a base for a wide range of undesired or unaccepted outcomes which include failing in school as well as peace disturbance within the community.
Additionally, parents, caretakers, siblings or extended family also participate in the manner in which young ones develop and engage in various duties dictated by the type of sex (Thornton & Jones, 2013, p.37). For example, housekeeping roles belong to girls while sporting activities are for boys. Parents form the core influence concerning duty development according to gender during the first years of life. The gradual process of socialization involves the interaction of two parties hence each and every individual participating in this process has an impact on the other, therefore parents together with their young ones engage in a reciprocal relationship, with the young ones both responding to as well as eliciting behaviors. For example, children who have their mothers working away from home are not conservative in roles defined by gender compared to children whose mothers stay at home (Thornton & Jones, 2013, p.43).
Families having one or more androgynous parent are more encouraging in regard to achieving goals and initiating a sense of individual worth with both sons and daughters. Various types of families influence the development of young ones too. A nuclear family is the kind of family that consists of a father and mother together with children. Cultural beliefs affect human development too (Thornton & Jones, 2013, p.56). Children learn beliefs of some cultures from young age hence become influenced by as they grow up because they consider such beliefs throughout their lives and therefore the reason people from diverse cultures acting differently.
Swart, E., & Grauerholz, L. (2012). Socialization. New York: Infobase Pub.
Thornton, K., & Jones, B. (2013). Socialization. New York: BowTie Inc.