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Children typically reach developmental milestones. This milestone reflects their abilities, such as walking and talking, that are achieved by most children at similar age. Child psychology is a broad area. It is one of the many branches of psychology and one of the most frequently studied specialty areas. These particular branches focus on the mind and behaviour of children from parental development through adolescence. Child Psychology deals not only with how child grows physically, but their mental, emotional and social development as well. Child psychology is a unique and complex, but many differ terms of the unique perspective they take when approaching development. Childhood plays an important part in the course of rest of life; it is little wonder why this topic has become such an important one within psychology, sociology and education. Child psychology is also called child development. The topic is sometimes grouped with infancy, adulthood and aging under the category of developmental psychology. Clinical child psychology is a specialty in professional psychology that develops and applies scientific knowledge to the delivery of psychological services to infants, toddlers, children and adolescents within their social context.
Topics areas addressed by clinical child psychology include
- Emotional development
- Mental disorder
- Cognitive functioning
- Developmental changes
A child is aid to be soft clay. He/she takes shapes just the way you mold him/her. Therefore, understanding your child is of utmost importance of all parents.
Tips to understand Child’s Psychology
Parenting is more than just providing comforts for your children. It is being there for the child emotionally, and providing them a sense of security. Understanding your child is one of the most important things that you should learn as a parent. It is very important and helpful for becoming effective in guiding and nurturing your child as they grow and mature. Here are few basic child psychology tips that will help you understand children better
- Observe your kids: Observe how your kid eats, plays, communicates and spends his/her time. You will find out how you child is growing, how well he/she is adapting in a nature/environment. This will help you to gauge your child’s nature, how flexible his mood is? Keep in mind that your child is unique and may have a personality that stands out, even as he grows. So avoid comparing your child with other children, as that not only adds stress to parenting but also makes the child feel inferior.
- Spend some ‘Quality’ time with your children: Parents today are busy juggling work and home. Now-a-days the issues of having very little time to spend with their kids, with the ever-growing list of responsibilities and repeating piles of chores, it is difficult for parents to spend quality time with their own child. Here are some easy and efficient ways to spend quality time with your child:
- Dinning together
- Help him/her with work
- Play some games with them
- Meditation and exercise
- Ask him/her for household chores
- Go for walk with them
- Daily drive and weekly/monthly trips
- Make them feel important and loved
- Read them bedtime stories
- Show acceptance: When you show your kids that you accept and love them just the way are despite their differences, they will be more likely to share their feelings and problems with you. They will know that as they grow and change, you will be there for them no matter what are the circumstances. As a parent, we do not have to accept inappropriate behaviour such as; violence or teasing; we can accept and love our kids as their character, personality and individual interests.
- Don’t interrupt: Try not to interrupt and scold your kids when they are telling you a story. If you do so, child will lose interest in sharing their feelings with you. Talking is good but listening is important when you have a conversation with your child, listen to your child try to understand what they are trying to say. Kids may not be able to express themselves easily and clearly, that is why you should pay attention to the words they use and the non-verbal cues as well. Focus on their tone, expression and body language.
- Don’t snub your kids: Your child has their ego too, and just as we feel hurt if made to feel irreverent- they do too! Pay attention when they voice their views and make them heard and relevant, without snubbing them away.
- Let your kid act their age: Allowing your kids to act according to their age is much healthier and psychologically, rather than peace-offering them to act more mature than their kids. Childhood is a precious time of their lives that they will not experience again.
- Enhance his/her self esteem: Positively rewarding and praising your children for little achievements will enhance their self-esteem/self-confidence. But make sure you don’t overdo it either, as that would make them more co placement and over confident, instead of motivating them.
- Avoid strict discipline: Most of the people think strict parenting produces better behaviour kids. But actually strict parenting creates beavioural issues in kids. Strict parenting deprives kids of the opportunities to internalize self-discipline and responsibilities.
Some Children Psychological Disorders
Children acquire certain behaviour, influenced by their parents, family members and society. Some kids have minor behavioural issues such as being adamant and rude or lacking attention. These disorders caused by psychological or biological problems. If these issues get complicated they become disorders. Here are some psychological disorders in children.
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are a brain disorder marked by an ongoing pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development.
- Depression & Bipolar Disorder: Depression is a part of the cycle of major highs and lows that come with bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder is easily confused with depression because it includes depressive episodes, the main difference between depression and bipolar disorder is unipolar, meaning that there is no “up” period, but bipolar disorder includes symptoms of mania.
- Anxiety Disorder: We all feel nervous worried at times. These anxieties can helpful feeling when it motivates us or warn us of danger. An anxiety disorder causes unexpected or unhelpful anxiety the seriously impacts our lives, including how we think, feel and act. Anxiety disorders are mental illnesses, includes; Phobias, Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, Social Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), PTSD.
- Asperger’s Syndrome: Asperger’s syndrome is one of the groups of neurodevelopment disorder characterized by significant difficulties in social interaction and non-verbal communication. Anxiety and frustration may contribute to disruptive behaviors or depression in people with Asperger’s Syndrome.
- Learning Disabilities: Learning disability affects the person’s ability to understand or use language, to do math’s calculations, to coordinate movements, or to do direct attention. It is a neurological disorder. Some common learning disorders are dyslexia, dyscalculia, Disgraphia, auditory and visual processing disorders and non-verbal learning disabilities.
- Disruptive Behaviour Disorders: Disruptive behaviour disorders are among the easiest to identify of all co existing conditions, because they involves behaviour that are readily seen such as temper tantrums, physical aggression, excessive arguments, stealing and rather form of resistance to authority. Behaviours typically of disruptive behaviour disorder can closely resemble ADHD- particularly impulsivity and hyperactivity is involved.
- Eating Disorder: Eating disorders are actually serious and often fatal illnesses that causes serve disturbances to a person’s eating behaviour. Obsession with food, body weight and shape may also signal an eating disorder common eating problems includes anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder.
- Schizophrenia: Schizophrenia is a chronic and serves mental disorder that affects how a person thinks, feels and behaves. People with schizophrenia may sum like they have lost touch with reality. Schizophrenia is caused by childhood experience, poor parenting or lack of will power.
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