CHILD REARING PRACTICES SOCIAL INCLUSION AND BEHAVIOR MANIFESTATION AMONG RURAL
CHILDREN IN BENUE AND PLATEAU STATE
Background Of The Study
Child rearing practices in many traditional settings persist to date despite advancement and developments reforming best child practices to enhance the all around development and well- being of children who in turn affect the exhibited behavior and community at large. This many traditional practices is face with challenges of poverty in the rural area and lack of social amenity, healthcare and proper education. Child rearing practices are embedded in the cultural and determine to a large extent the behavior and expectation of the child. Where best practices are center it leads to anti-social behavior which leads to social exclusion of the child. A situation which is involuntary exclusion of individual and groups from societies, political economic, and society processes which prevent the full participation in the society in which they live. Social inclusion is intended to combat poverty and social exclusion. The process of social inclusion is intended to create a society for all the achievement of social inclusion require that with both poverty and social inclusion be addressed in a balanced way, except Atkenson .A. marlier.E.”analysis, and measuring social inclusion in a global context”.
STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
Childbearing practices consist of practice which guarantees a child physical well-being mental development psycho-social well-being and physical development. Best child rearing practices exist in our modern setting to produce the overall well-being and development of the child; this is as a result of economic political and social changes. However best practice is fail with challenges in the rural areas due to poverty lack of social amenities, health care and lack of adequate education. The result effect is the display of anti- social behavior which leads to social exclusion.However the process of combat poverty and social exclusion leads to social inclusion to integrate the children to society well-being. Therefore the problem confronting this research is to investigate child rearing practices,social inclusion and behavior manifestation among rural children in Benue and plateau state.