Childhood is crucial: Childhood is most definitely crucial, because it is the prime time in mental and physical development. As a child, you learn compassion, love, pain, empathy, social skills, etc. Your body is growing at a rapid rate as you become a small adult, many things are changing.
Study of Children: Children have been studied for a very long time because, like stated above, they are in the prime time of development. Children can show early warning signs of future behavioral or mental problems, and are in the prime for learning emotions and right from wrong. They are easily manipulated and are constantly stimulated, making them very interesting.
Why I Want to Study: I would like to study child development not only for the psychological aspect of it, but also learning how the human develops from infancy is very intriguing to me.