Principles of Child Development
Characteristics and Methods to Prevent Injury for Children 7 to 18 Years
Every child will physically grow, learn to think, and develop emotionally
at his or her own pace. A child's development is influenced in many ways.
A child's family background, peers (friends), and education influence
growth and development. Injury prevention strategies should account for a
child's growth and development stage. The growth and development
characteristics and strategies for preventing injury may overlap across
ages depending on the individual development of the child.
Children younger than 7 years old should not be assigned farm jobs. For more information see: preventing injury for ages 0-6 years.
* Modified from resource developed by Catherine Ortscheid, based on
references (Berger, 1991; Clark, 1994; Green, 1994; Micheli, 1993; Orr,
1998; and Schor, 1998)