Louise Bates Ames


Born
in Portland, The United States
October 29, 1908

Died
October 31, 1996

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Louise Bates Ames was an American psychologist specializing in child development.[1] Ames was known as a pioneer of child development studies, introducing the theory of child development stages to popular discourse. Ames authored numerous internationally renowned books on the stages of child development, hosted a television show on child development, and co-founded the Gesell Institute of Child Development in New Haven, CT.

Ames's work found that children go through clear, discrete developmental phases based on age. She demonstrated that various age groups feature unique behavioral patterns, to be considered by parents and doctors in monitoring children's development. Perhaps the best-known legacy of her work was the coining of the term "Te
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Your Three-Year-Old: Friend...

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Your Two-Year-Old: Terrible...

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Your Four-Year-Old: Wild an...

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Your Six-Year-Old: Loving a...

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Your Seven-Year-Old: Life i...

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Your Five-Year-Old: Sunny a...

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Your One-Year-Old: The Fun-...

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Your Eight Year Old: Lively...

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Your Ten to Fourteen Year Old

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Your Nine-Year-Old: Thought...

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“Your typical Six-year-old is a paradoxical little person, and bipolarity is the name of his game.”
Louise Bates Ames

“Fives feel so close to their mothers that they sometimes overestimate her ability to read their minds. They are often quick and a little impatient and don’t always give all the necessary clues as to what they are talking about. Then they tend to be quite angry if she doesn’t pick up on their story at once. It takes a quick wit to be a mother.”
Louise Bates Ames, Your Five-Year-Old: Sunny and Serene

“How old was I before I realized there were other places besides right here?” Seven”
Louise Bates Ames, Your Seven-Year-Old: Life in a Minor Key