It can also be said that I would also be physically fit as I will always have ample food. In short, in a rich family, I would have a well-provided and highly secure life in which most aspects of my growth and development would flourish. On the other hand, growing in an impoverished family would have significantly different circumstances. I wouldnt have a guaranteed education nor would I be assured of my basic needs.
My emotional and psychological development would be very difficult as I may become envious of rich people and even development a feeling of resentment and shame towards my familys status. Since I wouldnt always have enough food, most of the time I would be physically unhealthy or malnourished. According to article, The Science of Early Childhood Development: Closing the Gap of What We Know and What We Do, which was done by Harvard Universitys National Scientific Council on the Developing Child, the early stages of childhood is a critical stage in the over-all development of a person.
In the article, it is said that the early development of cognitive skills, emotional well-being, social competence, and sound physical and mental health (4) lays a strong foundation for success into adulthood. Moreover, the article also noted that high levels of stress in childhood can significantly affect a persons behavior and physical and mental health.
Meaning to say, the circumstances and the environment during childhood can significantly affect my emotional, physical, and psychological status which is why growing in a rich family and poor family can be significantly different from each other. *Word Count : 354 Works Cited The Science of Early Childhood Development. January 2007. National Scientific Council On The Developing Child, Harvard University. 29 January 2009