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Might a mans past drug use effect child development?

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.

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Child Development (Definition)

Child development is the established norms for a child developing certain skills, such as sitting up, walking, talking, and making compromises socially. Parents and professionals refer to these established norms to see if a child is developing physically ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: child development?

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.

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Can levothroid pills during pregnacy lead to child development issues?

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.

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How is child development impacted by having a stay-at-home mom as opposed to a working mom?

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/

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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.

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!

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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

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.

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How can health affect a childs development?

How can health affect a childs development?

It can be huge...: A child's general health can definitely affect a child's development, both neurologically and physically. Chronic malnutrition or specific nutritional deficiencies or serious health problems and their treatments (cancer, cystic fibrosis, etc.) can have profound affects on a child.

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What role does mothers hormones, etc play on development of baby health?

What role does mothers hormones, etc play on development of baby health?

Not aware of any: The infant teeth are more a marker of general growth than influence of sex hormones. Differing from things like baby acne or breast enlargement, teeth seem destined to follow their own path. Some have teeth at birth & some not until 15 mo or later. They seem to be done coming in by 3y.

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My mom is 50 and lost her insurance neiborhood health plan once I turned 18 cause I'm her last child she doesn't work how can she get health insurance?

My mom is 50 and lost her insurance neiborhood health plan once I turned 18 cause I'm her last child she doesn't work how can she get health insurance?

Obamacare: What a timely question! Health insurance exchanges or marketplaces are being set up as part of the affordable care act (aka obamacare) which should hit the market on october 1st. Check out https://www. Healthcare. Gov/what-is-the-health-insurance-marketplace/. In the meantime, check out http://alvinblin. Blogspot. Com/p/low-cost-medicaldentalpharmacy-options. Html for low cost or even free medical care.

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What can I do to enhance my child's development?

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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Does doing homework benefit a child's health at all?

Does doing homework benefit a child's health at all?

Physical health?: In my opinion, homework has no physical health benefits for a child, but may in fact, be detrimental in so much as it reduces physical activity, limits outside play, and may create additional stress.

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How does homework affect a child's intellectual health?

How does homework affect a child's intellectual health?

Positively: Any repetitive behavior is a re-enforcement of a skillset

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How can I stimulate my child's senses to enhance mental development?

How can I stimulate my child's senses to enhance mental development?

Multiple things: Reading is the best thing to do. Limiting the amount of screen time, tv, computers, and video games, to less than 2 hours a day. Depending on the age of your child, stimulating games, such as puzzles, checkers, crossword puzzles, etc. May help.

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Are there some video games that are helpful to a child's development?

Are there some video games that are helpful to a child's development?

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.

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What are the potential diseases which could endanger the health of a child?

What are the potential diseases which could endanger the health of a child?

Too Broad: This question is too broad. There are a huge number of infections, genetic conditions and problems that in the worst case scenario are life threatening. Be more specific.

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Does smoking affect a child's health?

Does smoking affect a child's health?

Yes. It's bad.: As a pediatric ENT I can say there is no doubt that kids in homes in which adults smoke are sicker from a breathing and ear infection standpoint. But what parents don't realize is that "third hand smoke"- exposure to your clothes or hair or car when you've smoked (and they weren't even in the room at the same time) still causes issues. Best for all not to have smoke exposure! Http://www. Cdc. Gov/.

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How can copper affect a child's health?

How can copper affect a child's health?

Copper is incorpora-: Ted in enzymes & proteins needed for development & maintenance of many organs & for many metabolic processes. Dietary copper is sufficient for kids & adults.Ingestion of copper supplements & genetic disorders like Wilson Disease, in which copper accumulates in the liver cause copper toxicity. Severe malnourishment, certain chelating agents & genetic disorders like Menke's cause copper deficiency.

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How could mercury affect a child's health?

How could mercury affect a child's health?

Toxic: Exposure to large amounts of mercury all at once, or moderate amounts over a long period of time can affect the nervous, immune, digestive systems, lungs, kidneys, and it could affect normal growth & development. It can even be fatal if the exposure is significant enough. If you think a child has been exposed, he/she needs to see a doctor right away!

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How can music affect the health of a young child?

How can music affect the health of a young child?

Positive stimulation: Music has been shown to be helpful in childhood development. Pleasant auditory sensations stimulate brain chemicals that help influence growth and development. Http://www. Medicinenet. Com/script/main/art. Asp? Articlekey=54039

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What will affect the motor development of the child?

What will affect the motor development of the child?

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!

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