Describe the influences of two predictable and unpredictable life events on the development of an individual
In a person’s life many factors could effect could influence people negatively and positively. Parenthood is predictable because the majority of people in the world are able to conceive and bring new life into the world. If two people are in a committed relationship, then this is normally the next step they take if not marriage. In most peoples life this is something to celebrate and be happy about. Having a child normally makes people feel like they’ve accomplished something or feel complete especially for women, so emotionally parents develop positively because they create a bond with their child, and naturally take up responsibilities such as feeding clothing and caring for their child. Physically, it could make the main carer of the child(s) start to age because of lack of rest especially in the early stages when the child is dependant.
It can become very tiring if the responsibilities aren’t shared between the parents. On a positive note, you develop a daily routine and it helps your health. Intellectually, as the child grows and starts attending school, they may come home and tell their parents about what they’ve learnt in their day, this could help certain adults develop intellectually. Parents such as teen mothers who may have left school early could be learning things with their child. Also it could affect parents intellectually because it could motivate people to do things such as lose weight if they are obese or even make a parent go back to school to pursue or take their education further. Socially, parenthood has a negative effect on people’s life, because this means parents are unable to socialise with friends and prevents parents from going out to meet new friends.
Although, there are groups that parents can go to, to socialise with other parents. Through this they develop new friends and could even learn new skills or techniques. Although some people can’t cope with these responsibilities and become stressed, this may lead to unpredictable things such as becoming redundant.