In every society, the main goal is to raise children mentally and physically healthy. Although mental and physical health, the foundation of which is laid in the mother's womb, mutually affect each other, if a person who is in good physical health is not mentally healthy, he does not enjoy life and feels unhappy. Negative events in childhood do not only impair mental health during childhood, but the effects of this continue in adulthood. For this reason, it is the key to raising healthy generations that children's social, emotional and cognitive development, personality and language development progress in accordance with their age, living in harmony with their environment and showing their talents, and feeling themselves as valuable and loved individuals. Knowing how the normal development of children follows and how to continue this course without interruption will enable us to raise mentally healthy children.
For reasons beyond our control, mental health problems may occur in children. Timely detection and treatment of these problems will prevent or minimize permanent damage to children's mental health.
In this book the steps that children go through for a mentally healthy development, the factors affecting their development, and some important and common mental problems are explained. It contains a lot of information, especially for students and teachers of psychological counseling and guidance, child development and psychology departments of universities. It is also hoped that the book will be useful to parents who are interested in the subject.