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Milestones in Early Childhood Development
An examination of various milestones in childhood and their impact on later life.
# 128198 | 2,295 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2010 | US
Published on Jul 04, 2010 in Psychology (Child and Adolescent)

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This paper takes a look at milestones in early childhood as predictors of how that child will interact in forming relationships in later years. The paper touches on fetal development and its impact on the child. Various theories of attachment with primary caregivers are also discussed along with the possible consequences of attachment not being healthy. Additional research is presented that stresses the importance of childhood milestones. The paper concludes by stressing that parents have a responsibility to their child to ensure tha their environments that are safe, secure, and promote healthy awareness of the world and encourage learning.

Attachment Styles

From the Paper:

"Much progress has been made in the area of fetus development, and it has been established that the environment of the fetus in the womb, and external to it as it develops in the womb, have an impact on the development of the fetus (Blank, Robert H., 1992, 23). Social researcher and author Robert H. Blank says that this has given rise to a new area of fetus-human rights (Blank, 23). Blank says that the potential harm that a mother does to the fetus through behaviors such as alcohol and drug use, or abuse, have caused medical and legal authorities to come together on behalf of the fetus, and there have been cases where women who abuse drugs and alcohol have been prosecuted for the threat it posed to the fetus (Blank, 23). "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Anning, Angela, and Anne Edwards, eds. Promoting Children's Learning from Birth to Five: Developing the New Early Years Professional. Philadelphia: Open University Press, 1999. Questia. 23 Oct. 2008 <>.
  • Blank, Robert H. Mother and Fetus: Changing Notions of Maternal Responsibility. New York: Greenwood Press, 1992. Questia. 23 Oct. 2008 <>.
  • Messer, David, ed. Mastery Motivation in Early Childhood: Development, Measurement, and Social Processes. New York: Routledge, 1993. Questia. 23 Oct. 2008 <>.
  • Roskos, Kathleen A., and James F. Christie, eds. Play and Literacy in Early Childhood: Research from Multiple Perspectives. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2000. Questia. 23 Oct. 2008 <>.

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