Homework _Knowledge of child development.docx

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Knowledge of child development – Homework Increased knowledge of the developmental stages and milestones for infants and young children enhances a parent’s ability to foster realistic, age-appropriate expectations for behavior and has important implications for how parents can support their child’s development with positive interactions, using developmentally appropriate discipline practices, and providing cognitively stimulating environments. Research shows that mothers with more knowledge of child development are more likely to provide developmental stimulation to their children and that their children in turn have better developmental outcomes (Goodnow, 1988; Miller, 1988; Dichtelmiller et al., 1992; Ertem et al, 2007). Moreover, clinicians may rely on a parent’s
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