Chapter 18 – Home Family and Home Science-Growth & Development Part 1

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We have already studied about the development of children across ages and about the factors which affect their development. But, there are children who do not get adequate, environment and facilities for their full development.

Role of Education

What role can education play in girl’s life? It is the girl child who will later on weave the life of every member of her family. So, education is very important of her. It helps her in the following ways-

  • Education creates awareness among girls. They know what is happening around them, what is good or bad, how they can use these. Educated girls can run their own lives and households more efficiently.

  • Education gives them financial independence. It imbibes confidence and skills in girls which enables them to take up a vocation is required and hence provide financial help to the family.

  • Educated girls who will later on become educated mothers can look after the studies of their children. Educated mothers help their children to develop good habits and values.

  • Educated mothers understand the day-to-day problems their children may face and help in providing more meaningful solutions to these problems.

Juvenile Delinquency

Juvenile Delinquency means acts of violation of law by the young people (a boy below sixteen years and a girl below eighteen years) who as a rule cannot be punished by the law.

Image of Behaviours of delinquent

Image of Behaviours of Delinquent

Image of Behaviours of delinquent

Causes of Juvenile Delinquency

Delinquency among young people can be caused by a number of factors.

  • Poverty is one of the major causes of juvenile delinquency. Poor children do not have adequate facilities and comforts of life. They find stealing and robbery an easy means to get the facilities.

  • Regular fights among parents is yet another reason for this problem. When parents quarrel with each other their voices are raised. Children do not understand these fights and get scared. The fight a feeling of insecurity in them.

  • Can bad company turn an individual delinquent? Yes, young people pick up activities like stealing, telling lies. Breaking windows panes.

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