Growth and development | Maternal Child Nursing | Herzing University–Minneapolis
If middle-aged children are not able to complete a task, they might have trouble forming relationships with other peers. Peer relationships are crucial for social growth and can cause feelings of isolation and loneliness. If these people did not develop the skills to effectively manage their emotions during this phase of development, they may become more susceptible to depression and anxiety as adults.
It is possible that middle-aged children will not be able to cope with all the challenges of childhood. They may also struggle with goals setting and initiative as they grow up and into adulthood. This could lead to academic failure or dropping out completely. It can also cause problems like substance abuse or delinquency.
Unresolved conflicts in middle childhood could lead to deep psychological issues later on. This includes low self-esteem, anxiety management problems, difficulties making decisions alone, personality disorders, such as borderline personality disorder or narcissism depending on the severity of the family’s circumstances. In short, failing to solve crises in middle childhood has wide-reaching implications that can impact an individual’s entire future outlook on life if left unchecked and untreated by qualified professionals for extended periods of time