HOLISTIC UNDERSTANDING OF DEVELOPMENT
We can understand this interrelationship with the help of following examples:
(i) A physically unhealthy person is unable to perform one’s duties to oneself, family and community.
(ii) A child under emotional strain is likely to be physically unhealthy, socially inefficient and cognitively deteriorated.
(iii) A child with less social interaction, may feel lonely which further may lead to emotional disturbance along with cognitive and language difficulties.
(iv) The undue emphasis on cognitive development may ignore emotional and physical side of an individual’s personality. We may conclude that an individual has to be considered as one ‘whole’. Therefore, while taking measures for all round development of a child, it must be remembered that all the dimensions of child development are inter-related and inter-dependent.