Importance of Childhood Development
What Researches Have Found- Characteristics of Development include,
Development is similar for each individual- children go through the
same stages in about the same order. All babies lift their heads before they
Sexual Development: Sexuality and sexual activity are not the same thing. Sexuality has
physical, intellectual, emotional, and social aspects. Adolescence is a time when boys and girls
begin to develop a sense of their own sexuality.
1.Sexual Pressures 2.
New Responsibilities: 1. Lifestyle Changes 2. Emotional Adjustment 3. Relationship Changes
4.Employment Adjustments 5. Legal Responsibilities
Rewards of Parenthood: There is nothing quite like a babys first smile or hearing toddler say I
love you, Daddy.
6 Stages of Life After Childhood- 1. Adolescence (teens): creating identity, independence,
education. 2. Young Adulthood (20s): begin working, marriage. 3. Thirties: establishing roots,
reevaluating life choices. 4. Middle Age (40-55): adjust to their chi
It is not just parents who need parenting skills. Anyone who lives or works with
children can benefit from knowing about child development and parenting. This
includes adult caregivers, older siblings, or other family members.
Having Reasonable Expectatio
Make a Difference in Childrens Lives
DO NOW: Why do babies like to chew on books? Why do toddlers throw their
toys again after you have just picked them up? What should you do if a threeyear-old lies? Childrens behavior can be both fascinating and frustra
Parenting and Families
Being a parent is a job unlike any other. Parents work hard but are not paid. They
are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Fortunately, being a parent can
bring unique rewards. Parents, cherish those times when the family see
Why Observe Children?
Observing Children- The Childcare Company (1:43)
3.Frequency Count 4. Developmental Checklist
How to Act While Observing
Formally- something you set up with a child care center or a family.
Informally- you do not make yourself so obv
Imagine spending your whole career researching child development. By the time you retired, do
you think you could solve all its mysteries? Many researchers have devoted their careers to the
study of children, yet there are still many una
Learn about career opportunities
Applying What You Learn: Your are close enough to adulthood to think critically,
but still young enough to remember what being a child feels like.
Gain New Skills: As you learn about children and ways to meet their needs,