Developmental Lifespan




This course integrates the practical knowledge of child development experts, the physiological science of human development, and the enlightening wisdom of counselors to instruct learning participants on the human lifespan. Presenters share relevant personal experiences to provide realistic expectations related to raising children. The course is divided by stages of development, as well as gender, to provide a more comprehensive understanding of human life.

Course Lessons

Module 1:

  • CHDV 205-101: Welcome and Introduction
  • CHDV 205-102: Helping Others Find Significance in Life
  • CHDV 205-103: Building a Family Legacy: Your Legacy
  • CHDV 205-104: Safe Harbor for Children
  • CHDV 205-105: Time with Children

Module 2:

  • CHDV 205-201: Building a Family Legacy #2: Wanting To Believe
  • CHDV 205-202: Teaching Girls to be Ladies
  • CHDV 205-203: Parenting Newborns and Those Early Years I
  • CHDV 205-204: Parenting Newborns and Those Early Years II
  • CHDV 205-205: While They’re Young
  • CHDV 205-206: Terrible Twos

Module 3:

  • CHDV 205-301: Building a Family Legacy #3: Bringing Up Boys
  • CHDV 205-302: Bringing Up Girls: Puberty to Adolescence I
  • CHDV 205-303: Bringing Up Girls: Puberty to Adolescence II
  • CHDV 205-304: Teaching Children to Work
  • CHDV 205-305: Challenge the Chief

Module 4:

  • CHDV 205-401: Building a Family Legacy #4: Bringing up Girls
  • CHDV 205-402: Adolescent Identity Development and Self-Esteem
  • CHDV 205-403: Brain Development: The Neurobiology of Youth
  • CHDV 205-404: Building Character at Home
  • CHDV 205-405: Actions Lead to Consequences

Module 5:

  • CHDV 205-501: Building a Family Legacy #5: The Strong Willed Child
  • CHDV 205-502: The Unique Challenges of Raising Girls
  • CHDV 205-503: Doing What’s Right
  • CHDV 205-504: Growing Up Early and Late

Module 6:

  • CHDV 205-601: Building a Family Legacy #7: Straight Talk to Men
  • CHDV 205-602: The Unique Challenge of Raising Boys
  • CHDV 205-603: Boys and Puberty I
  • CHDV 205-604: Boys and Puberty II
  • CHDV 205-604: Bringing Up Boys
  • CHDV 205-605: Power Transfer

Module 7:

  • CHDV 205-701: Building a Family Legacy #7: Dare to Discipline
  • CHDV 205-702: God Attachment: Building Spiritual Maturity in Today’s Teens
  • CHDV 205-703: Stress and the Human Body
  • CHDV 205-704: The Need for Self-respect

Module 8:

  • CHDV 205-801: Building a Family Legacy #8: Love for a Lifetime
  • CHDV 205-802: Greg Laurie Interviews Dr. James Dobson
  • CHDV 205-803: This Old House
  • CHDV 205-804: Caring for Elderly Parents

Continuing Education

20.0 CE Credits available for IBCC Credential Holders.

The American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) offers some psychologists, therapists, counselors, social workers and play therapists Continuing Education (CE) credit due for good standing with certain states and a limited number of professional organizations. It remains the responsibility of each participant to be aware of state licensure and CE requirements. Participants should check their state and/or local regulations regarding required continuing education hours. For more information Light University Continuing Education programs, please visit: 

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