child development

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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.
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Does asthma affect child's development?

No

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If asthma is poorly controlled in children, they may be excluded from some physical activities or be picked -on by other children. This could affect social development however, physical development would be expected to be normal, even among children who use inhaled steroids.
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What can I do to enhance my child's development?

Read,talk sing

As much interaction as possible! Read, sing, talk, and play music
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Dr. Johanna Fricke answered:

How can I help stimulate my child's development?

Read, play, talk

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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!
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Dr. Jeannine Weiss answered:

How can healthy eating affect a child's development?

Healthy in = growth

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A proper diet of grains, greens and proteins provide the necessary building blocks for cell development - can minimize illness - neurological, obesity, diabetes,etc Healthy in- means maximum growth and development and reduces certain risk factors for ADD, ADHD and other childhood related issues...It does not garantee a perfect child- but it will provide a healthier one
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Interested to know how does asthma affect child's development?

Should not

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The goal of asthma therapy is for the patient to be able to do whatever they want. So well treated and well controlled asthma should have no effect on a child's development.
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Are there some video games that are helpful to a child's development?

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Truthfully, no. Video games may aid in development of hand eye coordination, but not much else. The videos, such as baby Einstein, do not work.
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Dr. Johanna Fricke answered:

How does asthma affect child's development in areas outside the lungs?

Possibilities

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There's an increased chance of feeding problems and GE reflux, especially in very young children. Understandably, some children have anxiety about the attacks. Some have attacks when anxious. Family functioning can be impacted. Therapy for child and family may be needed. If attacks/absences are :frequent, "Section 504" accomodations at school can help the child keep up with work.
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Dr. Mark Diamond answered:

How does having a disability and sensory impairments affect a child's development?

It Depends

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This is a difficult question.It depends upon what the difficulties are.Some may be serious and permanant impairments for the future. Some may be remediated with help and some may resolve with maturity.they are not all hopeless.for example a child with poor coordination may not be the best athlete but otherwise be perfectly normal in every other respect.If you wish, you can message me with detail.
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Are computer games harmful to a child's development, or do they help train him for a future in computers?

Some are

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Many computer games involve killing and maiming and seem to me to teach that violence is O.K. Others,like e.g. snow boarding, teach dexterity and computer savvy. Like everything in life, it should be balanced by thoughtful restriction. I believe that the constant use of electronic gadgets is harming kids because it is surprisingly addictive.
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Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz answered:

How does having a hypertrophic cardiomyopathy affect a child's development, will they be small for his age?

No

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Your child will not necessarily be small, but he needs to be very careful s he exercises. Too much exercise can overload the heart. Be sure that your Pediatrician refers you to a Pediatric Cardiologist to help with your child's care.
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