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Doctor insights on: How To Advance Physical And Intellectual Development In Children

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How can marriage effect someone's physical, intellectual development?

How can marriage effect someone's physical, intellectual development?

Marriage: Everyone who is married, regardless of station in life, wishes for a loving marriage. When we fail or go through difficult times it can affect our spirits, lower our mood as our emotions connect to our brain chemistry and we start to feel low and in some cases slow intellectually. Depression and low mood can have dramatic affects on all aspects of our lives. Remember how great falling in love felt. ...Read more

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What are the milestones for physical development for children 3-7 years?

What are the milestones for physical development for children 3-7 years?

See below: The answer is best discussed with your pediatrician or google "developmental milestones" for the age specifically you seek. Developmental tracking entails monitoring the progress of your child in areas of: language & other cognitive skills, social skills, physical challenges/changes, & personality. This age group covers preschool, kindergarten through 2nd grade-too much info for this forum. ...Read more

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Can caffeine in breast milk affect intellectual development of the infant?

Can caffeine in breast milk affect intellectual development of the infant?

Possibly: Small amounts of caffeine taken in the morning are probably not harmful. But if a baby does not get adequate sleep due to excessive caffeine in the breast milk, the lack of sleep can certainly affect their intellectual development. ...Read more

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How to cure the children with mild development?

How to cure the children with mild development?

Confusing question: What is "mild development"? If your question is how you treat recognized developmental delays, the answer is a bit simpler to answer. After a general medical evaluation to assure the stable medical condition of the kid, the resources of physical, occupational and speech therapists are brought in to identify and coax out progress through therapy. ...Read more

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What factors are associated with mental development in children?

What factors are associated with mental development in children?

Many Things!: Factors we know are associated with mental development in children include nutrition ( breast vs bottle feeding) macronutrient and micronutrient intake, genetics certainly play a significant role in cognitive development, social determinants including demographics are involved. Parent factors like level of bonding for infants and overall parenting skills also are significant. Many variables! ...Read more

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How can growth and development be measured in children?

Growth/development: Doctors measure a child's height or length (depending on age), head size, and weight at every well visit and plot it on a standardized chart to tack growth. Doctors also have a set of standardized normal tasks and activities that children should be able to do around specific ages (example: sitting up at age 6 months). Check out this site for more info: http://www.Cdc.Gov/ncbddd/childdevelopment. ...Read more

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How does children having sensory impairments affect their development?

How does children having sensory impairments affect their development?

Learning: We learn by what we see, what we hear, what we touch and what touches us. To a lesser extent, we learn by what we taste and smell. It is vital to check vision and hearing in a child with developmental delays. Likewise, it's important to know if a child can explore objects by touch. If there are deficits in any of these, alternative methods of teaching can help a child learn. ...Read more

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In what way is growth and development measured in children?

In what way is growth and development measured in children?

By well-established : Norms for each parameter - length till 2, then height, weight, bmi ; head circumference ; specific body parts - on a standard distribution curve from 5th-95th%ile. Norms also exist for the age range of milestones in all developmental streams for infants ; children too young for standardized testing of iq, processing ; achievement. See healthychildren.Org ; firstsigns.Org. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, are chemicals in our food affecting children's growth and development?

Can you tell me, are chemicals in our food affecting children's growth and development?

Think for yourself: Today's children are taller and healthier than ever before. Evidence that poorly-defined, poorly-understood entities like autism and add respond to limited diet is interesting but remains anecdotal. But go to an old graveyard and see how many people used to die in childhood. What's actually putting children in danger is obesity, lack of exercise, and lack of good parenting. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what effect on children development does diabetes have?

I'm curious as to what effect on children development does diabetes have?

Childhood Diabetes: It is important to work with a great pediatric endocrinologist and your pediatrician to make sure the diabetes doesn't affect your child's development. Best of luck to you. ...Read more