The Socialization Process
"Chapter 18" By: Abby Timm-Haworth
What is Socialization?
(For example, Parents and family members are the strongest force in socializing children, even if their in adulthood.)
Also socialization can be carried out by neighbors, friends, teachers, religious leaders, and others in the community.
Soon the child quickly discover which actions please their parents and which are not acceptable. Also socialization takes place through direct teaching. (Example: Parents may explain to their toddler that people should not undress in public.) Lessons help teach the general rules of conducting in our society, but these are not the same in all cultures. Eventually, children become less self-centered. they learn that other people have their own needs and rights. they begin to understand what is fair and what is not fair. They learn to respect the rules and limits that protect themselves, others, property, and the environment. Then when they enter school their socialization process is well underway.