Child Development: A Practitioner's Guide, Third Edition by Douglas Davies

By Douglas Davies

This commonplace practitioner source and path textual content presents an interesting evaluation of developmental concept and examine, with a spotlight on what practitioners want to know. the writer explains how kid's trajectories are formed by way of transactions between early relationships, mind improvement, and the social surroundings. Developmental methods of infancy, toddlerhood, the preschool years, and heart early life are defined. The publication exhibits how young children in each one age variety generally behave, imagine, and relate to others, and what occurs whilst improvement is going awry. It demonstrates powerful how you can follow developmental wisdom to scientific evaluate and intervention. bright case examples, commentary routines, and quick-reference tables facilitate learning.

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By Douglas Davies

This commonplace practitioner source and path textual content presents an interesting evaluation of developmental concept and examine, with a spotlight on what practitioners want to know. the writer explains how kid's trajectories are formed by way of transactions between early relationships, mind improvement, and the social surroundings. Developmental methods of infancy, toddlerhood, the preschool years, and heart early life are defined. The publication exhibits how young children in each one age variety generally behave, imagine, and relate to others, and what occurs whilst improvement is going awry. It demonstrates powerful how you can follow developmental wisdom to scientific evaluate and intervention. bright case examples, commentary routines, and quick-reference tables facilitate learning.

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An obvious example is that many children who enter foster care following removal from the parents because of physical abuse behave in ways that seem intended to provoke abusive responses from foster parents. When the child projects working models in this way, the responses of others often reinforce those models, stabilizing them further. , 1999). However, many abused children do not continue to reenact old relationships; instead they are gradually influenced by the responsive and empathic behavior of new caregivers.

When Kelly was born 5 weeks prematurely, she felt totally unprepared. She had not bought a crib or taken childbirth classes—she had been concentrating on her schoolwork rather than thinking about the baby. 32 CONTEXTS OF DEVELOPMENT A Premature and Ill Infant and an Unprepared Parent Although Kelly weighed nearly 5 pounds at birth, her lungs were immaturely developed. She was diagnosed with severe respiratory distress and placed in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Shortly after birth her lungs collapsed and her condition became grave; she was placed on a ventilator.

Attachment dynamics between parents become a context of their children’s development. A child of these avoidant–ambivalent parents can easily become triangulated into his parents’ conflicted dynamics. By contrast, two parents with secure/ autonomous attachment styles present their child with an experience of the family system as a secure base (Johnson, 2008). In recent years, family therapy approaches that incorporate attachment theory have been developed to address interactions based on negative working models (Moran, Diamond, & Diamond, 2005).

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