Contents: Preface. Introduction. 1. The initial encounters with life. 2. Social dynamics of child development. 3. Biblical foundation. 4. Psychological foundation. 5. Safeguarding child's right. 6. Pastoral care towards holistic child development. Conclusion. Bibliography.
To be blessed with the joy of having children is an immense gift. Every special gift comes with responsibility. The joy of having children will be fully experienced only when we nurture them well and safeguard their childhood. For children to experience childhood in its fullness is vital due to the fact that it has a very close link with his/her adult personality. Parents and caregivers are completely accountable for the holistic growth of a child. Reading through this book should enable us to shoulder our responsibility as parents and caregivers towards the sacred task of nurturing children in its fullness considering various aspects, e.g., Social Dynamics, Biblical and Psychological Foundations, Rights, etc. This book expresses the beauty of childhood; beauty that can enhance a child's future. It will prove a boon to our Society at large including the Church.