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How children interpret their world at various ages

Development through the formative years

Development during the formative years The first few months up to around 18mnts old children do not have a perception of themselves as separate individuals. According to them they are part of you. They are also pretty much dependent on you to provide to their needs.It is during this time that pee-ka-boo is so delightful with...
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Teenage Brain & Behavior Changes

It is important that pre-teens, their parents and teachers understand three factors that are responsible for many brain function and behavior difficulties during adolescence: Hormonal changes affect brain functions. Our human brain makes mistakes. It can be easily confused. These three issues can make everyday upsets bigger problems for adolescents since at this time of life...
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Adolescent Angst: 5 Facts About the Teen Brain

"Adolescents are dramatic, irrational and scream for seemingly no reason. And they have a deep need for both greater independence and tender loving care. There is a reason this description could be used for either teens or toddlers: After infancy, the brain's most dramatic growth spurt occurs in adolescence. "The brain continues to change throughout life, but...
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Beyond Raging Hormones: The Tinderbox in the Teenage Brain

“Youth are heated by Nature as drunken men by wine.” —Aristotle “In adolescence, physical health is approaching its peak. Adolescents are not only bigger and stronger than children, but also show developmental increases in a wide range of mental and physical abilities, including reaction time, reasoning skills, problem solving, immune function, and capacity to cope with...
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Hormone affects how teens’ brains control emotions

"As adolescents mature, rising testosterone gives their brains more control over emotions Using scans of brain activity, scientists were able to show that how teens’ brains process emotions changes as they mature.(Testosterone is released in both boys and girls) Adolescence can mean facing the emotional challenges of adults for the first time. But what part of a...
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Cognitive Development in 3-5 Year Olds

"The preschool period is a time of rapid growth along a number of developmental measures, not the least of which is children’s thinking abilities, or cognition. Across this time period, children learn to use symbolic thought, the hallmarks of which are language and symbol use, along with more advanced pretend play. Children this age show...
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Hormonal changes during puberty

 A popular view is that the puberty phase is difficult because of hormones. The truth is that hormones definitely play a part but it is only a small part of a bigger whole. So lets look at hormones. “To begin, it is essential to realize that puberty itself is a process with multiple components, including...
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