Normal Development

The child/adolescent years can be a hard time for any child. For parents, it can be difficult to know what behavior is a normal part of growing up and what could be warning signs for emotional, behavioral, social or psychiatric difficulties with their child. There are some normal phases of development that can help parents understand their child's behavior better.

The American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry's Fact for Families website offers guidance for parents.

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