Assignment Instructions
Write a paper on any stage of Childhood Development that interests you (birth to age two, 2-5 years old, elementary school, early adolescence, etc. Please address these issues:

1- Why is childhood development important to understand when it comes to parenting?

2- Describe and give examples of effective parenting techniques for this developmental stage.

3- In your opinion, what are the most challenging behaviors of this stage? (a way to state this without using the word "I" might look like " Many may feel    the most challenging behaviors are....."    )

4- Explain how you (or any parent) can apply the parenting techniques/styles from the books to those challenging behaviors.

5- What do you think is the most important aspect/concept and/or theory of the stage you chose and why? ( a way to write this without using the word "I" could start like " Perhaps the most important aspect......"

Your conclusion should summarize your paper as well as answer: What is the most interesting thing you learned from writing this paper and why?
Remember- with all APA papers- you will need to use third person only, and, make sure you include an abstract.

This paper will be a minimum of 3-5 pages long, not including title and reference pages. APA format required. Your text book could be a source for this paper along with other scholarly source (s). You may not use Psychology Today, Redbook, Wikipedia, WebMD or similar sources for your material.

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Investigating Child Development in Adolescents


Child development is the psychological, emotional, biological, and behavioral changes that occur between birth and late adolescence of an individual.
The stages are in a hierarchy order as an individual develops from full dependency to increased independence and later full autonomy.

As such, every stage depicts different patters across individuals but later shape to a unique personality. Therefore, the study of child development remains a complex discipline due to the highly dynamic confounding factors that shape the process.

According to Diem-Willie (2011), sexuality and sexual orientation are the main motivation factors to development.
Hence, every individual develop differently across gender and early translation of sexuality.
Sigmund thus developed the psychosexual theory that explains how cognitive development relates to the sexual orientations. In his analysis, he divides the development process into five stages from birth to adolescence (12-19 years).

Most psychologists argue that adolescent is the most influential development stage as it bridges the gap between parental orientations, socialization, and personal translation of external environment.

The purpose of this research is to investigate, in depth, the vitality of understanding adolescents’ development by analyzing the existing data and credible conclusions.
Additionally, the paper offers suggestion to effective parenting of adolescents as well as an objective...

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