Children's Mental Health

1637 Words7 Pages
Introduction A study on the child’s mental health involves the mental functioning and the way a child behaves and responds to some instances of life. The study is done by exploring the physiological process and the neurology of a child. The key areas of study include; concentration, mind functioning, emotions, acuity, character and cognition. There are two processes in a child’s development that needs the attention of the parents; physical and the mental development. This is the time that the parent can be able to determine a child’s with mental or physical challenge. The psychology of the child depends on the development of the mind as well as genetic psychology. Genetic psychology is the study of how factors that affect the genetics can influence the personality development of a child, while developmental psychology looks into the continuous development of complex stages though the life of the child. It begins as the child is born and progresses till death (Piaget, & Inhelder, 2010). Mental health of a child depends on the care given by the parents, these will ensure that the child gains the necessary mental power; he will be social as well as improve the language. As the child gains more knowledge the mental power consequently develops. Piaget suggests that parents play a major role in ensuring that their children obtain and have the necessary tools for interaction and development of the mental power. Research has shown that the performance of a child at some stages of development can change from region to region, for example the understanding of mathematical and social concepts thus, it is not possible to place a child in one stage. Determining the amount of the amount of information the child can process will help the psyc... ... middle of paper ... ...rning of disabled children. Retrieved 06 22, 2010, from johnlloyed/edlf733/refs.html: www.faculty.virginia.edu Damon, & Lerner. (2006). Child Psychology (6). Washington DC: John Wiley and Sons. Dodge. (2004). Behavioral psychology in the development of children. New York: Oxford University Press. Gibbons. (1986). Children mental health; Problems and Services. Washinton DC.: US Government Printing Office. Grinspoon. (1982). Psychiastry; The American Psychiatric Association annual review. Washington DC.: Psychiatric Press, Inc. Howard, Berman,& Lewis. (1974). Financial Management of Hospitals. London: Health Administration Press. Martin, Scanhill,Charney,& Dennis. (2001). Pediatric Psychopharmacology: Principles and Practise. New York: Oxford University Press. Piaget, & Inhelder, (2004). The psychology of the child basics. New York: Oxford University Press.
Open Document