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Child Development Sampling Behavior With Tasks
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
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
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
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
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
Ped. Urologist orderd karetyping for 5 month old baby. It is 13 days now since blood samples taken. Longer time means problem with result? How long ittake
It varies: Kareotyping may take some time depending on what they are looking for. They may require the sample being ran more than once to be complete. ...Read more
My wife is pregenent and she is carring 6 month baby, her lab result is HBsAG positive. Sample value 2.875 and cutoff. 131, are they both in danger?
Follow up is vital.: With those lab tests, there would be an increased risk of passing hepatitis b to the baby at birth. Using the Hepatitis B Vaccine and hepatitis b immune globulin, this risk can be greatly decreased. It is very important that your wife's doctors are aware of the hepatitis b results. ...Read more
See below: 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. ...Read more
Many things: Motor development is a complex series of gains in coordination and strength. In infants, lack of tummy-time can lead to late crawling due to weaker upper bodies. Other things affecting strength, such as weakness related to illness or genetic problems, can delay skills. Practice makes perfect (or close enough), so the best way to help motor development is to encourage new efforts! ...Read more
Genetic, epigenetic,: Biological & environmental factors interact to determine developmental trajectory. Translational research, the study of how the latter 2 factors trigger physical & behavioral expression of both normal & altered genes, may reveal ways to modify pre- & post-natal environmental & physical factors for all babies' optimal development, as whole genome testing will soon be affordable for clinical use. ...Read more
Nature vs nurture: A child's growth and development begins at birth. Nature dictates stages and changes in development in physical, social, behavioral, and emotional areas. Gross motor skills precede fine motor skills (e.g.crawling before walking), isolated play precedes co active and cooperative play, babbling precedes word formation, and self-focus precedes recognition of others opinions all leading to adulthood. ...Read more
Upwards!: There will sometimes be little false starts, or sometimes a small step backwards as children learn new developmental skills, including language. But the overall trajectory should be up and up. Any significant, sustained regression in any developmental area (that is, a big step backwards) should raise concern and prompt a medical evaluation. ...Read more
ADHD & anxiety: Disorders, often OCD-type, usually co-exist with the chronic motor & vocal tics. They must be diagnosed to develop effective medical, therapeutic & educational treatments. A Neurodevelopmental Exam defines deficits in attention, executive functions, & learning. See a Child Psychologist for Parent Behavior Management Training + Cognitive-Behavioral & Social Skills Therapies for a school-age child. ...Read more
Depression: This is a serious question and you should seek medical help. ...Read more
Out of control: Crisis center with a professional working with kids is worth consulting. ...Read more
Medication: Medication can be helpful to take the edges off of violent outbursts, and some success has been found with vests that give the sensation of a hug to select patients. ...Read more
It Depends: 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. ...Read more
Are computer games harmful to a child's development, or do they help train him for a future in computers?
Some are: 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. ...Read more
Three year old child is becoming rebellious. Why is this happening and what are effective caretaker behaviors to this problem?
No simple answer: It’s unusual for 3 y olds to become rebellious without reason, needs to see a child psychiatrist or behavioral pediatrician. Family history, what happened during pregnancy and child birth as well as current development milestones in the current living environment influence behavior. Try a simple book called 1-2-3 Magic for basic behavior modification techniques ...Read more
Is there any medical condition where a child/teenager has a more higher mental age of maturity/personal development than his actual age would suggest?
Gifted?: Having an iq > 2 standard deviations above the mean (>130) is actually not typical development. Iq is a function of genetics + environment. Some gifted kids have social skills difficulties. Taking on adult roles is usually from environmental issues. Read the drama of the gifted child. ...Read more