How Does a Child’s Environment Affect Their Development?

Why are some adults more empathetic than others? Why can’t some adults build relationships while others do it naturally? The answer is simple – they had very different environments in childhood.

Parents might think that children don’t understand many things. However, they forget that a child can copy certain behaviour models without realizing it.

That’s why parents should be careful with their words and actions. If you want to raise an emotionally healthy individual, you need to create the right environment. Here is what you can do:

How Does a Childs Environment Affect Their Development

Physical Environment

It has been proven that the physical environment can influence children’s physical well-being and emotional health.

The term ‘physical environment’ refers to everything kids encounter in their lives – plastic playgrounds, their rooms, school classes, and a park next to your house.

Psychologists say that living in a messy house can have adverse effects on kids. They will not be able to focus and discipline themselves.

Also, they are more likely to live in the same messy houses when they grow up. You might think that it is not a big deal.

However, the physical environment helps to develop a child’s understanding of what is right and wrong.

Social Environment

Every person needs to have a strong supportive group of individuals in order to feel safe and accepted. Good social networks can enforce healthy behaviors such as safe sexual practices or not smoking.

That’s why you need to make sure your kids have friends whose parents have the same parenting style as yours.

Also, consider introducing your kids to your friends whom you respect and love. It will help you to show an example of building lasting relationships.

When raising a kid, you need to determine your parenting style.

Julie Higgins
Julie is a Staff Writer at She has been working in publishing houses before joining the editorial team at momooze. Julie's love and passion are topics around beauty, lifestyle, hair and nails.

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