Language and Child Dev

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Language and Child Development
Kaneisha Boddie
PSY 600
November 10, 2014
Robert Irizarry


This paper explains the developments of children from infancy to adolescents. It focuses on the importance of physical, cognitive, language, and emotional development. As children continue to grow, from infants to toddler to adolescence they tend to develop a sense of being little independent creatures.

Language and Child Development
Overtime children experience different type of changes of growth from the time of birth until their adolescence years which is normally referred to as child development. It is very important to recognize and to understand child development which involves a significant change biologically, cognitively, emotionally, and with educational growth through language skills. There are two different type of environment that may influence children’s behavior. The first type of course is chosen by parents. Children will more than likely adjust and become more familiar with the environment that they are raised in, and it is very possible for them to imitate language and the actions of their parents. The second type of environment is based off how a child is being treated in a specific environment. Children studies and learn from their environment and social life which is very significant in children's growth and language development. For others what is determined and accepted to be genetics in children’s development results may favor nurturing. As children continue to grow, from infants to toddler to adolescence they tend to develop a sense of being little independent creatures. “This paper aims to explore the contemporary development psychology and to deepen the understanding of the conducive child nurturing environment. By the time it is concluded that children with unpleasant childhood tend to have discipline problem compared to…...

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