Childhood Development

Childhood Development

From Conception to 12 years old


Every child is completely unique: an individual, developing at their own rate. In this fascinating and thorough investigation of the progression of a child's development, from conception to pre-teens Dr Joan Gomez shares with us the joys of being a parent and explains clearly and concisely why what is `normal' development for one child is not necessarily standard for all. Chapters include an assessment of the common milestones and influences on development, at various stages of growth, such as: baby and toddlerhood, the pre-school years, brother and sisters, educational development and pre-adolescence. Practical appendices include reference charts to offer guidance for assessing: teething, sleep patterns, appropriate toys, timing of immunisation and the differences between boys' and girls' growth patterns.

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Joan Gomez

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