Oh the joy of welcoming a newborn. They are so tiny and squishy they make us want to scream. Newborns have the ability to make the most refined people produce unintelligible sounds of the goo-goo-ga-ga variety. While it is exciting to welcome a new member into your family, we would like for you to think twice (or more, if needed), before you switch to baby talk. In this article we will discuss the four stages of development (the absorbent mind, the reasoning mind, the social rebirth and adulthood) every human goes through before reaching adulthood with the aim to give more insight into the changes our youngest members of society go through and the development needs they have at each stage.