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Ch 5: Developmental Challenges in Childhood & Adolescence

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In this user-friendly chapter, you' can review developmental challenges in adolescence and childhood. The short video and text lessons and multiple-choice quizzes can be used as a resource to help you study for a test or finish homework assignments.

Developmental Challenges in Childhood & Adolescence - Chapter Summary

Whether you need help preparing for an exam or catching up in class, our lessons on the developmental challenges in adolescence and childhood can help. Fears, anxiety, emotional regulation and aggression in early childhood are among the topics presented, as well as the development of self-views and social development of children. Additional topics include the development of self-direction and independence in children and adolescents, plus how school and peer groups impact development. You should be able to do the following once you've finished these lessons:

  • Explain how identity is developed in adolescents
  • Outline the physical growth that takes place in adolescence
  • Discuss adolescent sexual maturation and development
  • Identify risk-taking and decision-making behaviors
  • Define goal orientation theory and how goals affect motivation
  • Detail adjustment problems that take place in adolescence
  • Explain how to help students address developmental challenges
  • Understand how to teach students coping skills

Review these topics with ease by accessing this chapter on your mobile device or computer 24 hours a day. The video lessons are less than ten minutes long and easy to navigate with the video tabs feature. All of the tools and features fin our learning materials are self paced, so you can take as much or as little time as you need to study them.

14 Lessons in Chapter 5: Developmental Challenges in Childhood & Adolescence
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Fears and Anxieties in Early Childhood

1. Fears and Anxieties in Early Childhood

Fear is a normal part of childhood, but many parents worry when their children act fearful. Watch this lesson to find out more about the purpose of fear, common childhood fears, and what parents can do to help children deal with fear.

Emotion Regulation and Aggression in Early Childhood

2. Emotion Regulation and Aggression in Early Childhood

What happens when a sweet kid suddenly starts hitting, kicking, and doing other aggressive things? In this lesson, we'll explore aggression in early childhood, including the main types of aggression and how to increase self-regulation.

Sense of Self and Self-Socialization: The Development of Self-Views

3. Sense of Self and Self-Socialization: The Development of Self-Views

In this lesson, we will explore the sense of self, self-socialization, and the two social scientists who contributed to this field. We will examine Charles Cooley's theory of the Looking-Glass Self and George Herbert Mead's stages of play, game, and generalized other.

Social Development of Children: Self-Esteem

4. Social Development of Children: Self-Esteem

The social development of children has a strong influence on self-esteem. In this lesson, we will explore the way children feel about themselves and look into several ways caretakers can improve a child's self-esteem.

Development of Independence & Self-Direction During Childhood & Adolescence

5. Development of Independence & Self-Direction During Childhood & Adolescence

How do you become an independent worker who is self-driven to achieve? This lesson is packed with information about how children and teens develop self-direction, as well as the challenges it brings.

Peers, Schools, and Adolescent Development

6. Peers, Schools, and Adolescent Development

Adolescence is a time of change for most people. In this lesson, we'll look at the changes that occur in adolescence, including why peer groups become so important to teenagers and how school affects development.

Social Development of Adolescents: Identity

7. Social Development of Adolescents: Identity

Adolescents often go through a process of discovering what they believe and who they are. In this lesson, we will examine how a teenager develops his or her self concept and identity. We will also take a look at common factors that influence a teen's identity.

Physical Growth in Adolescence

8. Physical Growth in Adolescence

Adolescents go through many physical changes. Watch this lesson to find out some of the physical developments that happen during adolescence, including those related to puberty, growth spurts and gender differences in growth.

Sexual Development and Maturation of the Adolescent

9. Sexual Development and Maturation of the Adolescent

In this lesson, explore the changes that take place during puberty. You will meet Dick and Jane as they experience these changes, and you will be able to test your knowledge with a quiz at the end.

Decision Making and Risk Taking Behaviors in Adolescence

10. Decision Making and Risk Taking Behaviors in Adolescence

Teenagers often behave in reckless ways. But why? In this lesson, we'll look at how brain development leads to risky behaviors in adolescence, including the brain systems involved and the evolutionary reason for risk-taking in teenagers.

Goal Orientation Theory: How Goals Affect Student Motivation & Behavior

11. Goal Orientation Theory: How Goals Affect Student Motivation & Behavior

What academic goals do you set for yourself? Are you driven by interest in the academic discipline or by extrinsic factors, such as receiving a higher salary because you have a degree? You may be driven by both. This lesson will explore goals and how they affect student motivation and behavior.

Problems with Adjustment in Adolescence

12. Problems with Adjustment in Adolescence

Adolescence is a time of lots of changes, which can cause a lot of stress in a teen's life. In this lesson, we'll look at adjustment and maladaptive behaviors in adolescence, including how each manifests in teens' lives.

Helping Students Address Developmental Challenges

13. Helping Students Address Developmental Challenges

As teachers, we often witness the challenges that go along with even typical development. This lesson focuses on strategies we can teach to help students address these challenges when they arise.

Teaching Coping Skills

14. Teaching Coping Skills

Teaching children to cope with stress and challenges is an important aspect of being an educator and setting children up for a lifetime of success and fulfillment. This lesson gives you ideas for teaching your students the skills they need to cope.

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