1. Describe typical behaviors exhibited by children linked to their stage of development and key events in their lives
Every child is unique and they all develop at their own pace.
0 to 6 months
The only way that new babies can communicate is by crying. The reasons can be their nappy, too hot or too cold, they are hungry, and have a pain, feel uncomfortable or just need a cuddle. 6 to 18 months “the doing stage”
The child begin to explore the world around them by touching, tasting, looking, listening. They will want you around to feel safe. May want to try to feed them and become fussy about what they eat.
18 months to 3 years “the thinking stage”
Around this age the child will be testing their boundaries and beginning to understand the cause and effect of doing so. Be able …show more content…
The child will start to assert their own identity, begin to learn what is and is not socially acceptable behavior and will be able to separate reality and fantasy.
6 to 12 years “the stage for limits and structure”
The child needs to learn about limits and we need them. At this age child will be learning to listen to get the information they need and learning to identify the difference between needs and wants. They also are learning about different boundaries and expectations in the family, in school and clubs. They will begin to identify strongly with their own gender and learn about personal responsibility and self control.
Any changes (positive or negative) require readjustment and produce some stress. Many life events like births, deaths of family member, new baby, parent’s divorce, accidents, illnesses, new home, school changes, etc. might have an impact on children’s development and behavior. There are a lot of factors that influence child’s behavior: