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Doctor insights on: Physical Intellectual Emotional And Social Development

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What determines emotional and social development in children?

What determines emotional and social development in children?

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

Dr. Eileen Difrancesco
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Social Development (Definition)

Social development is the part of a person's development that includes learning to smile, wave bye-bye, play with toys, interact with others, get dressed, use names for ...Read more


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Can kangaroo care in nicus influence preterm babies emotional and social development?

Can kangaroo care in nicus influence preterm babies emotional and social development?

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

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How does gaming affect a teens social development?

How does gaming affect a teens social development?

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

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How do sex and alcohol affect a teen's social development?

How do sex and alcohol affect a teen's social development?

Adversely: Alcohol blunts reflexes and judgement. You can make poor decisions, get into situations and relationships that can be harmful . Sex with multiple partners increases risk of contracting sexually transited diseases. Drinking and partying a lot also does not promote meaningful communication with others...Ie jut talking with others builds friendships..These behaviors can also ruin your reputation ...Read more

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Do you have any suggestions for my anxiety and personal/social development?

Do you have any suggestions for my anxiety and personal/social development?

4 Knowledge/Skills..: Psychotherapy that goes beyond the line "tell me how you feel about that." first, u really do need someone w/training & expertise in treatment of anxiety problems/disorders. It's vital 2understand what anxiety is, how it ticks & what specific things can help if anxiety starts interfering with ur ability 2function & w/ur ability 2form/keep relationships. Great source info: http://www.Anxietybc.Org. ...Read more

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How does grief from a death in the family affect a child's social development?

How does grief from a death in the family affect a child's social development?

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 more

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How does growing up in poverty affect someone's social development?

Resources: On a most basic level, the less resources are for people, the more competition there is, the more hostility and agression there is, and the less hope there often is as well. These phenomena can profoundly effect development, and quite negatively. ...Read more

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Does anyone here know what testing for a social development disorder is like?

Concern for Autism?: Are you seeing delays in the development of many basic skills, most notably the ability to socialize with others, to communicate, and to use imagination? Many are confused in their thinking and have problems understanding the world around them. Behavioral assessments/guidelines & questionnaires are used to identify. Other tests may be used to determine whether a physical problem is the cause. ...Read more

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What are the different changes in social development that an adolescent undergo?

What are the different changes in social development that an adolescent undergo?

Many: The adolescent brain has not fully developed. Anyone raising teenagers who are convinced that their parents are the worst and craziest people on earth, only to learn differently when they reach their 20's (or sometimes never?), can tell you there is hope. They learn that the world does not revolve entirely around them, that there are things they can still learn, and that others are important. ...Read more

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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.

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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How does an adolescent masturbation habit affect social development?

How does an adolescent masturbation habit affect social development?

Normal: Essentially all teenaged males masturbate and so do most females. Doing this in private will not enlarge your circle of friends. You'll learn about your mind and body to prepare you for adult roles; varying your technique prepares you for future partners. Only if you're obsessed with erotica to the point of missing out on other things you need to be doing should you seek a doctor's help. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how much time does it take for a child with edenoid hypertrophy to recover after surgery in his social development?

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

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Is poor social development the cause of "avoidant personality disorder"?

Multifactorial: Poor social development can result from both organic and psychological factors. This can certainly result in difficulties in interpersonal relationships, but placing specific diagnostic titles on types of human behavior tends to avoid the issue of how to correct them. ...Read more

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How does cystic fibrosis affect social development?

How does cystic fibrosis affect  social development?

Significantly: CF is associated with repeated lung infections that result in absence from school and social activities. ...Read more

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Does isoimmunization and anemia cause slow social development?

Does isoimmunization and anemia cause slow social development?

Generally no.: Isoimmunization is an immune-mediated process that is caused by mother antibodies crossing the placenta and targeting the babies red blood cells (this is also called rh disease). The resulting fetal anemia can be mild to severe. Whether normal growth and development are compromised is dependent upon the severity and length of the anemia and any associated cognitive dysfunction which may occur. ...Read more

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How does Cystic Fibrosis affect social development of an individual?

Chronic illness: There are many components of a chronic disease that are hard to navigate in adolescence. At a time when absolute uniformity is desired, there are medications to take at specific times, there are doctor visits ("Where were you?"), and there are hospitalizations which entirely disrupt social structures. Concerns about infection can also limit social activities. Encourage social interactions. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Delayed social development?

What is the definition or description of: Delayed social development?

Social skills: This term is used when a child or infant does not reach the appropriate social skills expected for his age (or corrected age if premature). For example, babies typically have a social smile at 2 months, meaning they smile back by 2 months, or laugh at 4 months. If these milestones are not reached in combination with other social skills, they are delayed. ...Read more