University of Phoenix
January 4, 2011
Lifespan Development and Personality Paper
The changes in behavior and structure from womb to tomb describe physical and cognitive development. We will focus on the toddler years because more is known about that stage, but it is now clear that there are interesting changes across the life span. An individual learns the most from birth to about three years of age so it is important that these years are really focused upon and spent teaching your children the important things in life.
During early childhood stages, children go through a swift growth that is influenced significantly by their environment. You will find that many adults that are faced with physical and mental health issued can trace them back to early childhood. This is due to lack of healthy eating and exercise and also living with those who are emotionally, or physically, abused.
As a lack of this poor development, many children do not do well in school and this follows over to their adulthood when finding a job. You will find that many of these children that face poor development have a lower income than their peers. The reason being is that there are more than 200 million children each year that are from newborn to five years old that fail to reach their full social and cognitive potential.
Early childhood is the most important period for a child's brain to develop to its full potential. Adequate nutrition and also stimulation is an essential part for the brain to development like it should during a child's first three years.