Childhood is the age span ranging from birth to adolescence.
Crucial physical, mental, emotional growth and development happens in the early stages of life. An enriched environment stimulates the brain and mind, making it more efficient and receptive.
Therefore, any kind of underlying developmental disorder, the presence of negative temperamental traits or the occurrence of traumatic events at this tender age can have a detrimental effect on the development of the child.
From achieving developmental milestones to unhealthy observational learning, to attachment or addiction patterns, there are many factors that threaten the positive growth and development of the child. However, there are ways to intervene and improve to give the best to the child at home, school and in society.