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Dr. Kerry Ragain
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
19 years in practice
205K people helped
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What is the definition or description of: child development?

Dr. Kerry Ragain
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
19 years in practice
205K people helped
What is the definition or description of: child development?

Established norms: Through observations of groups of kids, normative stages have been established for children, i.e. We know the approximate ages that kids begin to sit up, walk, talk, use the potty, and make compromises socially. In referring to these established norms, parents and professionals can see if individual kids are within the expected range of physical and psychological development. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Pollard
Board Certified, Anesthesiology
25 years in practice
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Might a mans past drug use effect child development?

Dr. Richard Pollard
Board Certified, Anesthesiology
25 years in practice
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Might a mans past drug use effect child development?

No: Unless your current actions and interactions with the child are an issue there should not be any effect on development. ...Read more

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Caring for Your Toddler (Tip)

Caring for Your Toddler

Sinusitis in children is typically due to tonsil and adenoids infection. ...See more

Dr. Carol Jacobs
Board Certified, Pediatrics
284K people helped
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How is child development impacted by having a stay-at-home mom as opposed to a working mom?

Dr. Carol Jacobs
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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How is child development impacted by having a stay-at-home mom as opposed to a working mom?

Complicated: In the early months/years family care will give the child more individual attention. Older toddlers/children can benefit from the social stimulation of daycare. The decision has to be what's best for your family emotional/economically. First two sons home cared by father - second set daycare and I see no difference in their development. Be sure to research a daycare facility thoroughly. http://www.livestrong.com/article/72423-daycare-vs.-stay-home-parent/ ...Read more

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Dr. Kelly Kane
Board Certified, Pediatrics
20 years in practice
467K people helped
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Can levothroid pills during pregnacy lead to child development issues?

Dr. Kelly Kane
Board Certified, Pediatrics
20 years in practice
467K people helped
Can levothroid pills during pregnacy lead to child development issues?

Not likely: Untreated thyroid disease may create some complications. Congenital hypothyroid(low) can lead to retardation but is usually screened for in the newborn nursery in the U.S. ...Read more

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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No healthy child goes to kindergarden in diapers! ...See more

Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
Board Certified, Pediatrics
34 years in practice
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Is there any websites or cartoons that help with child development ? I'm looking for some that help small children learn faster .

Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
Board Certified, Pediatrics
34 years in practice
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Is there any websites or cartoons that help with child development ? I'm looking for some that help small children learn faster .

No: Babies interact and learn best when they interact with their parents and other people around them. Not multiple media. Involve your baby in your daily activities, keep him around people. Read and sing to him. Take him outside, let him explore with different textures, shapes and colors, encourage explorative behavior. Nothing substitutes the parents! ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Board Certified, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
45 years in practice
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Child development and psychological child development my baby lives w his mom renting a room at 1 family home. The couple that own the house has 1 kid almost 3 yrs old. My baby is 2.3 yrs old. I see already that there is a huge conflict of interest. Two m

Dr. Johanna Fricke
Board Certified, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
45 years in practice
16M people helped
Child development and psychological child development my baby lives w his mom renting a room at 1 family home. The couple that own the house has 1 kid almost 3 yrs old. My baby is 2.3 yrs old. I see already that there is a huge conflict of interest. Two m

When parents are: Separated, each can control only what goes on in his/her own home. Other than increasing financial support to mom ; child for their own home and nurturing child-care, there is little you can do, unless you observe signs of reportable child abuse or neglect. Chronic parental conflict can cause post-divorce emotional child abuse at any age. Co-parenting classes can help prevent or remediate this. ...Read more

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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All children eventually "potty" train whether we intervene or not! ...See more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
Board Certified, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
45 years in practice
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How can I help stimulate my child's development?

Dr. Johanna Fricke
Board Certified, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
45 years in practice
16M people helped
How can I help stimulate my child's development?

Read, play, talk: And listen. We're all recommending activities that involve your engaging with your child in an interactive way, sharing joint attention. Pairing reading & cuddling is great. Limit the sum of all electronic play/viewing to a max of 2hrs./day if >2Y.O. Talk about whatever you're doing & let him "help".Tell him your rules & consequences for behavior; follow thru with time-out after 1 warning. Enjoy! ...Read more

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