Human Development-- Childhood and Adolescence-- a Stress Reduction guide. This course explores aspects of human psychological, biological, physical and cognitive development from childhood to adolescence.
You may worry that the child in your life seems to be behind others of the same age. Or you might even be proud if they seem to be a little ahead of others in walking, talking or potty training. Whether you are a parent, step-parent, aunt or uncle, a family friend, or work with young people in a professional capacity, you need to be prepared by knowing what to expect when working or interacting with children or adolescents.
In your infant's first year, you can expect your baby's first smile, and lifting his or her head respond to noises. Just understand your child is really saying, hey, I am over here, pay attention to me. I am crying because I am hungry or need a change. Do something.
The ages of two to three are the toddler years. Expect two word sentences, a desire to control the world around them, and the infamous terrible toddler temper tantrums.
Sure, it hurts. Children in the primary years becoming increasingly independent, lose baby teeth, grow on average 2 and 1/2 inches and eight pounds per year.
Tweens are between nine to 12 years old, are no longer little kids, but not yet teenagers. Their opinions, likes and dislikes, may change from day to day or minute to minute. Take a deep breath and realize they're developing sense of self is fueling this drama. The good news is, they can be very helpful and take on responsibilities.
The teenage years are the training ground for adulthood. From ages 13 to 18, volume and intensity of life is turned to all the way up. Teens' bodies and brains are changing. They're getting around on their own. Learning to drive, and dating their first boyfriend or girlfriend. Teens go through a period of hormonal changes. And as a result, they can occasionally be rebellious, moody, self-centered, selfish, aggressive, argumentative, and critical. Patience will be your greatest asset through this stage. This course will help you know what to expect through childhood and adolescence.