Before Sixteen Years

Maximum child development occur during the first two two years from birth. Children achieve significant milestones in physical, motor skills and language development. She will soon learn to roll over, crawl and lift herself up to a standing position. By the first birthday he can walk while holding onto furniture or you for support. This will develop further until he is 18 months and walking independently.

At the age of two he will be more confident with the movement, walking up and down stairs with both feet on one step, and climbing on furniture. Language skills will also develop throughout infancy. By nine month he will babble, using dual syllables. Her first words will be spoken between 12 and 18 months. This is usually "mama" or "dada." He will use more than 200 words by the time he reaches his second birthday. By this time he can understand your simple commands, such as "close your eyes", "clap, clap, clap" and "shut the door." Read More...

At Sixteen Years

The teen years are fraught with conflicting feelings and thoughts as these almost-grown children head closer to adulthood. Parents are often left wondering what happened to their delightful kids who went from happy-go-lucky to moody, frustrated, conflict-ridden adolescents.

During the teen years, children naturally move toward establishing independence. Most teenagers are heavily influenced by people outside their family with music, what to wear and other fads that their parents may not approve of. Parents need to realize that this is normal and they are still important in their children's lives, even when it appears that the teens are trying to push them away. The teenagers are trying to exert their independence as they head closer to adulthood.Read More...