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How Does Health Affect 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. ...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
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
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Positively: Any repetitive behavior is a re-enforcement of a skillset ...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
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. ...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 more
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. ...Read more
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! ...Read more
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 ...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