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Emotional And Social Development In Middle Childhood
Child and family: The easy answer is genetics, biology (eg, prematurity, illness) and environment (family and community).Parenting that uses consistent, well-defined rules, rewards and consequences appropropriate for the child's age supports emotional well-being. Parental involvement with interactive play, language, listening, reading and adult-supervised peer interaction supports social development, as well. ...Read more
Possibly: We are slowly learning more about early developmental influences and how early impressions may be formed. Some of this can probably be reversed by changes in approach a later ages, but difficult to really assess accurately. ...Read more
Lots of variables: Your excellent question is hard to answer, because it depends on who died, age of child, effect on rest of family, and many other variables. Research shows that children who lose their mother before age 11 are at increased risk of depression as adults, but there are many possible explanations. Broadly, helping children grieve in age-appropriate ways is best way to minimize lasting impairment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me how much time does it take for a child with edenoid hypertrophy to recover after surgery in his social development?
If you mean social: communication, large adenoids may affect vocal quality, resonance & even articulation, but not reciprocal social interaction, intent to communicate or joint attention. If those seem delayed, use the developmental screens & M-CHAT on firstsigns.org & take the results to his pediatrician. Regression of typical skills may take a few weeks. Ask pediatrician how best to handle his symptoms. ...Read more
What are the effects of lack of nutrition on the physical, intellectual, and social development of a child?
Motor skills: The common developmental charts are dominated by motor skills early. Since these are based on nervous system maturity, it is only fair to a premi to base expectations on their conceptual age rather than time of birth. This means we adjust expectations by however weeks they were early. After 18 mo or so they are generally doing everything the same. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A + for learning: If the social interactions are positive and reciprocal ( give-and-take) and the other social partner knows how to recognize what the child has mastered and what he's ready to master, the child is encouraged to learn. Building on experiences enriches a child's learning, so being exposed to new, positive experiences is a plus. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why does my son mock me? I had to fight to get where I am. I made it easy for him. Now he says I am emotionally immature and have little social development.
Communication: You don't say how old your son is or whether you are a single parent. It is possible that the two of you have reached a stage in your interactions where whatever is said irritates the other. Some form of counselling might be beneficial to help to reestablish a meaningful conversation between you. ...Read more
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