Child psychology focuses on the mind and behaviour of children from prenatal development right the way through to adolescence. This particular branch of psychology deals not only with how children develop physically but also with how they grow mentally, emotionally and socially as well.
What exactly does a child psychologist do?
The primary role of a child psychologist is to provide reason for children’s behaviour and, in doing so, help parents to better understand and cater to the specific needs of their child. Child psychologists can work in a wide range of settings and under various degrees of circumstances. Some of these include:
Schools hire psychologists to help children who are facing mental or emotional difficulties that affect their behaviour or performance at school. Psychologists may use talking therapies (such as CBT), music therapy or play to communicate with the child and allow them means to express their feelings.