Importance Of Typical Patterns Of Development

14411 Words 58 Pages
Register to read the introduction… 9). This is the knowledge that lets you take it in stride when an infant suddenly starts screaming at the sight of strangers she has ignored previously, when a toddler begins balking at all your requests, or when a four-year-old blurts out some shocking new vocabulary words at the family dinner table. Familiarity with typical stages of development will reassure you that none of these children are social deviants, that each of these behaviors is representative of a particular age. Not only are they typical behaviors, they are signs that children are moving along the path toward maturity. The infant's stranger anxiety is evidence that she can now remember familiar faces and compare new faces with those memories. The toddler's “no” is a sign of growing autonomy, of awareness that he is a separate person, not an appendage of his mother. The four-year-old's “bad” words are actually experiments with the social power of language, usually without a real understanding of the words' …show more content…
You won't expect a seven-month-old to adjust immediately to a new caregiver or a toddler to comply willingly with every request. It also means that you will have some basis for deciding when you need to look more closely at behaviors that are not typical within given ages. But knowing about child development in general is only the first step in developmentally appropriate guidance.
Attachment theory describes the dynamics of long-term relationships between humans. Its most important tenet is that an infant needs to develop a relationship with at least one primary caregiver for social and emotional development to occur normally. Attachment theory explains how much the parents' relationship with the child influences development. Attachment theory is an interdisciplinary study encompassing the fields of psychological,evolutionary, and ethological theory
At 8
…show more content…
spank ARDA to teach him a lesson about dangerous places.

At 15 months:
ARDA just turned 15 months of age, and you notice he often studies things in his environment and performs simple little "experiments" with them, almost like a little scientist.For example, he builds a little mound of dirt and then studies the effects of pouring water on it.
At 18 months:
ARDA has recently become resistant sometimes to your requests for cooperation. For example, he says "no," or refuses things that he accepted before such as food or bath time.
Top of Form

You recognize ARDA needs to have firm limits and insist always that he do what you ask.

You recognize ARDA needs to have firm limits, explain that you need his "help," and let him decide between two choices (both of which are things you want him to do!)

You realize this is a normal but temporary phase and let ARDA have his way most of the time.

You are feeling stressed, and it is an effort to keep regular bath and bedtimes. So you let ARDA have his way until it's absolutely necessary for bath, bed or meal time, and then you insist on

Related Documents