Child Psychology and Development

What Is Child Psychology?

Dr Priya R Nair, Consultant Psychiatrist
Postpartum Depression

Child psychology is the study of subconscious as well as conscious childhood Mental development Health. In this doctor observe how a child interacts with their parents, freinds, relatives, themselves, and the outer world, to understand their mental development.

Why Is It so Important nowadays to understand?

Everyone wants their child to have healthy development physically and mentally, but it’s not always clear if a child’s behaviour is a symptom of a normal development or a sign of any possible risk of abnormality. Here doctor can help you understand the difference. Understanding the normal and abnormal psychological patterns of a child can help parents understand how at a times to best communicate and connect with their child, teach daily chore, help Child to Manage emotions, and help their child progress through various guided program and Counseling.

Child psychologists can also identify abnormal behaviours early, help detect the root cause of the behavioural issues such as learning issues, hyperactivity, or anxiety, and help children work through early childhood trauma. They can also help to prevent , evaluate, and diagnose developmental.

Studies the interaction of a couple of main areas of development:

Physical Development

Physical development in children is typically a predictable sequence of events as we can relate to ourselves, freinds kids and even family members. Your child holds their head , rolls over, crawls, walks, and runs, therein order. Your Child Psychologist can also help paediatrician in observing your child’s physical development, and if there are any abnormalities that could indicate developmental irregularities. Child Psychologists will observe your child’s progression toward the milestones of development to make sure that your child is physically developing normally. Major delays in physical development may reveal the undiagnosed other Developmental issues.

Cognitive Development

Cognitive development has greatly changed over the recent years. We now know that even newborn babies are aware of their environment and are interested in it, even before they can speak a word they express it in their own ways.

Cognitive development refers to the intellectual learning and thought processes of a toddler . It includes the observation and understanding of the planet around them, learning , memory, decision-making, problem-solving, how the kid uses their imagination. All of these factors are influenced by a child’s genetics and environment factors how parents interact and motivating their child from the start.

Emotional and Social Development

Emotional and social development are deeply interdependent. Emotional development refers to how the kid feels, understands, and expresses their emotions. Emotional development is expressed in very young children through the expression of basic emotions like fear, joy, anger, and sadness. As the child develops, more complex emotions like confidence, hope, guilt, and pride emerge. Emotional development also includes a child’s ability to feel and understand the emotions of people through empathy. Learning to manage and express emotions appropriately is difficult for several children. Helping children understand their emotions early can have a strong impact on current and future emotional development. If your child is facing any Developmental challenges you should speak to your doctor as they can help your child understand and express their emotions in a healthy, positive way and also help the parents to understand the child needs.


Dr Priya R Nair
Consultant Psychiatrist

Neya Psychiatric Clinic

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