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Module 3: CHILD DEVELOPMENT

Basic needs of children

The three basic needs of children, Acceptance, Love, and Warmth, are pretty simple.
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What to expect of young children

It is important to know the characteristic behavior for each age. Often parents are irritated by a child's behavior when he is only acting his age. This does not mean that misbehavior should be ignored, but it does help when you realize that the child will outgrow the behavior. Discipline needs to be in keeping with the child's age and abilities. Ask yourself -"Are my demands reasonable for him at his age?" "Do I expect too much?"
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Age and emotional development

Reference Chart for Development of Emotions by Age group:
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Child development

What is child development? Child development is a process every child goes through. This process involves learning and mastering skills like sitting, walking, talking, skipping, and tying shoes. Children learn these skills, called developmental milestones, during predictable time periods. Children develop skills in five main areas of development:
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Adolescence

Adolescence is a time of many transitions both for teens and their families. To ensure that teens and adults navigate these transitions successfully, it is important for both to understand what is happening to the teen physically, cognitively, and socially; how these transitions affect teens; what adults can do; and what support resources are available. As you read the following information, keep in mind that while all teens develop, they don't all follow the same timeline.
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