This Encyclopedia, published on the Internet, is available free of charge. It covers topics related to the development of the child, from conception to the age of five, and presents the most up-to-date scientific knowledge.
This topic aims to provide a better understanding of aggressive behaviour in young children, its normal course of development, when parents or caregivers should be concerned, and what policies, programs and interventions can be implemented to reduce its long-term incidence.
Mental health problems in young children can have important implications for their development. It is important to understand the causes, symptoms, effects and best intervention practices to recognize and prevent anxiety and depression in young children.
Emotional learning begins at a very young age, as children discover a wide range of emotions, and evolves as they grow. This topic aims to provide a better understanding of the key stages of emotional development, its impacts, interrelated skills, and the factors that influence emotional competence.
To distinguish between restlessness and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), we need to understand the origins of ADHD, its development, the myths and prejudices around it, how to recognize it, and the most effective intervention strategies.
Essential to psychosocial adjustment in early childhood and well beyond, children’s relations with their peers play a major role in their overall development. Promoting social and emotional competencies and intervening in cases of difficulty very early in life seems particularly effective for fostering positive experiences among children.