The Impact of the Home on Childhood Development The passage form childhood into adulthood used to be though of in very unproblematic terms. For example, in “Children and Families” Rosalind Ekman Ladd states, “Traditionally, the home has been considered a sanctuary, a private place…”(Ladd,1996 ,p.61). However, this view is increasingly coming under attack by researchers who find that the home can be a place of insecurity and uncertainty. This is especially true when it comes to children. Children are seen as people who are intimately shaped by their home environment. Living in a home where insecurity and uncertainty are dominant has profoundly negative effects on the development of the child (Ladd,1996, p.62). The role of home in childhood...The end:
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