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How Does Health Affect Child 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. ...Read more
Mental health: Mental health can affect growth and development through child but not beyond that. Any concerns with growth and development deserves a consultation with a psychologist as soon as you can be seen. ...Read more
Positively: any repetitive behavior is a re-enforcement of a skillset ...Read more
Many ways: Low intake of omega-3s for example, would deny the brain access to dha, an important fatty acid, certain vitamins, like B12 and e are needed for normal nerve and brain function. Low iron can also cause brain related problems. Certain antioxidants, like the anthocyanins in blueberries can reduce brain inflammation. Get your nutrition from whole foods and never from pills if avoidable. ...Read more
As long as married: Throughout the course of a marriage, or any significant relationship, the emotional development of the individuals is effected. It can be altered for the better or for the worse. Much is dependent on the patterns of communication, role expectations, and rigidity versus flexibility. If you need help, seek guidance from a therapist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Homework: can and should help a child learn self discipline, improve self confidence and give a child a sense of mastery. However, at times, when it becomes a battle with parents, it can do harm. Encourage your children to do their best, ask for help if they need it and take responsibility for their homework. ...Read more
Puberty: With raging hormones, increasing responsibilities, peer pressure, and adulthood just around the corner, all of the above combine to stress the adolescent experiencing all of the above. What makes it easier is ongoing communication and negotiation with transitioning into a new body, mindset, social milieu, and the adult world. ...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
Nature/nurture: As children develop they are shaped by two factors, their genetics and their enviornment. The mental health of the parent would impact both. Genetically many mental health disorers are generationally passed on. The stability of a parent greatly affects the child developmentally. Different theories of development identify different levels of impact. Overall, most theories agree childhood is. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Puberty: Puberty tends to aggravate social development, ESPECIALLY if the physical and emotional phenomena that go with it are not discussed honestly and openly with adults who listen and do not pathologize or judge. When puberty is not discussed as such, the changes are learned about in an atmosphere of anxiety and ignorance, i.e., out on the street, and often with poor or even disastrous results. ...Read more
Badly: There is more than enough evidence that gaming, especially violent games, desensitizes people to emotions. It messes with your neurotransmitters, makes you irritable, harder to get along with, and promotes isolation. People, no just teens, need social interaction..Need to be with people, talking, learning how to resolve conflict, developing relationship skills. Media time= 2 hours a day. ...Read more
Multiple Ways: Poverty can affect your physical as well as your mental health in a variety of ways. Malnutrition can lead to delayed development and healing. Poverty can be a primary factor in delayed access to medical and dental care leading to more advanced problems. Unsanitary living conditions due to poverty is a major factor as well ...Read more
I think that: teenage pregnancy impacts more on a teen's mental health than their physical health. Although they can conceive and carry a pregnancy 2 term, if followed by an ObGyn, most teens are not emotionally mature enough or prepared 2 B parents. Teens who decide 2 go ahead and have a baby need emotional support, financial and educational assistance 2 deal with parenthood. ...Read more
Risk factor: Shyness is associated less social support and difficulty adapting to significant life transitions (I.e., changing schools or jobs). As a result shy individuals are more at risk for social anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem that may lead to negative health outcomes. However shyness exists on a continuum from mild/non-clinical to severe social phobia, with 20-40+% of people report shyness. ...Read more
While further research is needed, studies suggest that a father's age at the time of conception (paternal age) might pose health risks for his children: For example, studies have shown that the offspring of men over age 40 might face an increased risk of: Miscarriage. , Autism. , Birth defects. , Schizophrenia. . Researchers believe that the increased risk of health conditions might be due to age-related genetic mutations in older men. Despite the increase in these risks, however, the overall risks remain small and less certain than those associated with being born to a woman over age 40. If you're older than 40 and you're considering fathering a baby or you're concerned about your reproductive health, consult your doctor. ...Read more
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/. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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