The premise of the book "is to better understand child development so that we can minister to the children and their families." Ages, Stages and Phases incorporates the most widely accepted developmental theories of major well-known psychologists and physicians in a simple, straightforward presentation intended for all readers. Each chapter provides a snapshot of child development from infancy through older adolescence and describes appropriate behaviors at each stage. This book will help parents, teachers, and school administrators recognize and understand non-normative behaviors and learn alternative behaviors for dealing with it.
Ages, Stages and Phases will be a great value to parishes with a substantial rate of teacher turnover in PSR programs and the parish school. It will also provide appreciated help to parents interested in following their child's physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual development.