Evaluating The Different Stages of Child Development

There are many stages of child development that occur with each child in order to reach adulthood. A child will go through the beginning stages of child development immediately as they work hard to recognize their parents, learn to roll over, hold their head up, and eventually crawl, pull up, sit up, and walk.


It’s important to understand the many stages of development of the child in order to recognize advancements, disabilities, conditions, and diseases as well as to measure personal and physical growth too.


There are many theories of the stages of development of the child. They include Sigmund Freud who believed that child development was based on sexuality. In conclusion this theory creates the thought that if a child doesn’t meet and complete each stage of sexuality, it could influence their behaviors and personalities they take on as adults.


The next theory of the stages of child development is by Erik Erikson who believed that each stage of child development is based on overcoming a conflict. It is determined by a child’s success or failure to develop accordingly.


Social theories such as those developed by John Bowlby believe that the stages of child development is affected by the relationship that a child has with their caregivers, including parents, teachers, and others.


Socialization played a role in stages of child development. This theory concludes that if a child watches others, they learn behaviors and imitates the skills, Parents and peers play a role in how the child acts because they will act out what they see.


Development of the child is important in life. Without these developmental skills a child will only lay down and cannot do anything else. They do not progress to become independent and cannot comprehend anything because they do not learn anything. Stages of development of the child begin immediately after birth and continue to double in acceptability until they reach adult hood. Even though there are many studies out there on how a child learns, nothing compares to the actual development and experience of a child.


When a child is brought up in a stable environment and shown love, attention, and discipline as well as encouragement and understanding, they can grow up to become well rounded adults. However during the stages of development of the child,if a child doesn’t get all of this, then they may always feel as though they are missing something or lacking something important.


Creating a stable environment is ideal but it is not always possible. However if a child has consistency when they cannot have stability they will be able to complete the many stages of child development without complications. Each child is different and should be treated as such. What works for one child doesn’t necessarily work for another.


Thus, if you are countering behavioral problems with one child and not with the siblings, maybe the child needs more attention or requires professional help to understand the main reasons for the erratic behavior patterns.


Helene Goldnadel is a life coach, a singing teacher and a recording artist. Helene has been working with children in voice placement, voice projection. She provides lessons on various activities ranging from acting, singing, dancing to life coaching and personal development


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