Studying children helps in learning more about them. It helps in understanding how to interact with kids. Studying children enhances understanding of people because everyone was once a kid, and helps in appreciating development throughout life. It also enables society to differentiate between what is normal and the converse.
It is essential to study children in order to explain and understand some of the changes observed as they grow from newborns to adults. It provides a background knowledge and insight of how people develop throughout life. Knowing how kids think, feel and why they behave the way they do helps the individuals caring for them to make better judgments regarding how to respond and helps them identify appropriate ways of interacting with them.
Understanding the stages of growth helps parents to be patient with the things kids do. Realizing they themselves have been through the same stages of life helps parents identify with their children. Studying children helps in predicting what to expect from them. It also helps parents to respond to the differences of individual children. Similarly, parents are able to spot any behavior or character that is abnormal, and if need be, seek for intervention at early stages.