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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