Open this book for answers! Many professionals have tried to create an easy solution for the increasing population of special needs and neuro-atypical children. I have been blessed to work with these children for many years. Unfortunately, there is not an easy or simple solution. There is no pill or medication that “fixes” the issue. Childhood Development takes on this seemingly overwhelming topic and breaks it down, step by step, for easy application and understanding. I have never read a more comprehensive guide to understanding children. One could visit several “experts/ professionals” and spend tens of thousands of dollars, only to have a fraction of the understanding offered in this book. There is hope for these children and Joan delivers solutions to seemingly hopeless situations. The compassion, understanding, biblically sound, and physiologically correct blueprint offered is nothing short of awe-inspiring. She addresses the overall picture as well as the details to fully understand the issues at their very core. When one applies the teachings in Childhood Development, children express a greater potential, allowing them to live out their purpose in life. Society is seemingly at a crossroads of children who grow up misunderstood, not achieving their potential and becoming a burden to society. When the methodology that Joan teaches is applied, the children have become more productive, caring and positive members of their communities. Childhood Development is a must read for parents, future parents, teachers, pediatricians, therapists, school boards, and community leaders. -Dr. Chris Turnpaugh This book is written from an Anabaptist perspective.