Child & Adolescent Development: Overview

An Overview of Child Development Theories

This topic center provides a review of theories of child development. For information on parenting and child development of infants aged 0 to 2, please visit our Infant Parenting and Child Development topic center. For information on parenting and child development of preschool children (early childhood aged 3 to 7, please visit our Early Childhood Parenting and Child Development topic center. For information on parenting and child development of middle childhood children (ages 8 to 11), please visit our Middle Childhood Parenting and Development center. For information on parenting adolescents (ages 12-24), please visit our Child Development Theory: Adolescence topic center.

Child & Adolescent Development: Overview — In The News
Slowed Growth Could Signal Crohn's Disease in Kids Mar 18, 2015

WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A lag in growth could be a sign that a child might suffer from undiagnosed inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), especially Crohn's disease, one pediatric doctor says. "Growth charts are one of the most important things we look at with children because sometimes... Read More


Health Tip: Help Your Child Adjust to a Sibling Mar 17, 2015

(HealthDay News) -- The arrival of a new brother or sister can be difficult for the older child, but there are ways parents can help ease the transition. The University of Michigan Health System recommends: Spend time every day, even just a few minutes, alone with the older child. Let... Read More


Kids' Bad Diets May Mean Worse Health as Adults Mar 17, 2015

TUESDAY, March 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The overall heart health of U.S. children falls short, a new analysis suggests. Northwestern University researchers found that while most of the nearly 9,000 children they studied had healthy blood pressure levels, 40 percent did not have good cholesterol levels... Read More


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