Child Development: A Practitioner's Guide, Third Edition by Douglas Davies

By Douglas Davies

This accepted practitioner source and direction textual content offers a fascinating assessment of developmental concept and learn, with a spotlight on what practitioners want to know. the writer explains how kid's trajectories are formed via transactions between early relationships, mind improvement, and the social atmosphere. Developmental approaches of infancy, toddlerhood, the preschool years, and heart adolescence are defined. The publication exhibits how little ones in every one age variety generally behave, imagine, and relate to others, and what occurs while improvement is going awry. It demonstrates potent how one can follow developmental wisdom to scientific review and intervention. vibrant case examples, statement workouts, and quick-reference tables facilitate learning.

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Johnson (2008) emphasizes the value of exploring parents’ individual working models as a basis for understanding and changing their interactions and parenting practices. THE ATTACHMENT PERSPECTIVE IN THE ASSESSMENT OF YOUNG CHILDREN For practitioners the utility of the research findings that have validated attachment theory is that they orient us to observe interactional sequences and to look for congruency between parental working models of attachment and infant/child attachment patterns. Like family systems theory, attachment research teaches that parent and child behavior tend to be complementary.

Pp. 27–29) However, a recent study of attachment in Japanese 6-year-olds (who, by then, were accustomed to separations) did not show high percentages of Group C attachment and, in fact, found distributions of secure and insecure attachments paralleling those of other cultures (Behrens, Hesse, & Main, 2007). Nevertheless, Takahashi’s comments on Japanese infants point to a more general idea: Different values and practices of caregiving influence the expression of attachment behavior across cultures.

Both accept ideas of circular causality and multigenerational transmission of relationship patterns. Minuchin’s typology of interactions in family systems—adaptable, disengaged, enmeshed, and chaotic—closely parallels the attachment patterns of secure, avoidant, ambivalent, and disorganized/disoriented, as well as the adult attachment classifications of autonomous, dismissive, preoccupied, and unresolved (Byng-Hall, 1999; Minuchin, 1974). In the clinical situation, a multigenerational approach to understanding current interactions in a family typically finds repetition in patterns of relationships, conflicts, and modes of coping with conflict or distress.

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