A parent at wit’s end over a seeming lack of ambition and drive in his 8-year-old son has come to you for help. All the child wants to do is play video games, the parent rails. As a professional counselor, how might you separately counsel both the parent and the child? Formulate your response around your understanding of physical development and multiple-intelligences theories.
It is said that children’s social behaviors and attitudes are influenced by what they see on TV, whether it be violence, prosocial skills, or a distorted view of women and minorities. Do you agree or disagree? Why? Support your response with research and personal anecdotes.
Kail, R., & Cavanuagh, J. (2016). Human Development. Boston: Cengage Learning.