Child Development

There are 133 million births every year, 247 births every minute, and four babies born every second. In their first few years of life, children experience rapid growth. Ask questions here about stages of development in children.

Educational Methods and Theories
Child Development
General Educational Development (GED)

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Child Development

Why do children like eating poop?

I would disagree with that being a trend. Although they get into some things they shouldn't, the taste would certainly curtail the behavior unless you are around some unusual kids.

Child Health
Child Development

How much should a 19 month old baby weigh?

22-28 lbs

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Growth Rates
Child Development

How do you get toddler to grow taller?

There are several factors that influences the child's ability to reach his or her maximum height. Typically, genetics play a major role, general health, hormones and proper nutritional value.

It is also important that the child eats nutritious foods that are rich in calcium, proteins and other multivitamins. Having enough sleep and exercise is also essential for a healthy growth.

Child Development

What are some examples of long term goals for kids?

This really depends on your age, this is for 12-15

  • Getting a girlfriend
  • schoolwork
  • freedom from your parents
  • staying in the trend
  • trying to impress people
Child Development

How do children attach meaning to words?

I'll assume that you do not want a discussion of the structure and functions of the brain or of physiological psychology or of the range of "learning theories," but that you prefer a simple, direct reply.

A recent proposal is that aside from the direct instruction that they receive from others, they do it by means of a form of mind reading -- or mind guessing -- which we would be better off calling "logical inference."

They hear words used in various contexts, and they figure out what the words apply to. They make mistakes and are corrected, and after a while, the concepts of the words are carved out properly.

By the way, that is precisely what a "concept" is: a discovery of the equivalences in the world around us. When a child learns to use, for example, the word "wood" in all its contexts and discovers the equivalences of those contexts that make the word appropriate, then we say that he has learned the "concept" of the word.

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By association with other, previously known words and concepts, are new words assimilated. This is the reason dictionaries define words in terms of synonyms, instead of etymologically, along the root derivation of the meaning of the word, giving examples of other words with similar meanings. Certain morphemes and sememes and phonemes are given significance by the young plastic brain, but this not generally the way we teach language.

Words are symbols. What is important is ACTING IN THE WORLD, THE FACTS. The child comes to rely on certain words that have CONSISTENCY as FACTS: Mom is always Mom, Mother, and Mrs. Watson say. The child can use those HANDLES to the FACT of his/her mother's existence RELIABLY and without constant negation or refutation. Thus social confirmation is important in the process, as we all need ACCEPTANCE.

Thus, the same process of ASSOCIATION with other words is very much akin to the process of socialization with other people. The process works per the SECT(ion) of SOCiety the chold belongs to. The child is allocated a share and learns it has responsibilities to earn that share, one of which is LEARNING and another of which is LEARNING BY DOING.

It is the method of TESTING the words via experience that proves their merit to the individual, their truth in relation to each other.

IF + ELSE or IF + ALSO = FALSE. It's just a relegated possibility.

When we use the word "not", we are putting something at a conceptual DISTANCE, beyond current theory or conversation or conception or prioritization. Generally, we start sentences with declarative POSITIVE ASSERTIONS, rather than with NEGATIONS, eg.

"It is NOT SO that the US is at the forefront of spreading democracy!" would NOT usually be what you would hear from a politician's speech, though they might say it in another way, such as, "The US needs to bring its troops home and work on its infrastructure." The latter is a positive declarative statement and one people are more likely to agree with.

"NO!" has the additional disadvantage of first affirming the authority of the one it is declared to, even as it attempts to deny that same authority, as many 3 year ld soon find out.

"Thou shalt not" creates a void, a vacuum, and Nature abhors a vacuum.

Child Development

Does going in a hot tub make you tired?

Only during the time in which your are in the hot tub. After leaving the hot tub, all prior weariness will have evaporated.

Pediatric Conditions and Diseases
Child Development

When does a child's tonsils develop?

Infants are born with Tonsils and Adenoids and they start out large in childhood (about 3-5 years) and shrink throughout your life.

At about one month in a pregnancy the "Throat Pouches" begin to develop and the embryo will start forming the Tonsils.

Growth Rates
Pediatric Conditions and Diseases
Child Development

Why do you drool at night?

You drool when your mouth is open. The saliva in your mouth comes out through force of gravity. Some people sleep with their mouth open (the droolers) while some people don't (the non-droolers). There is no scientific evidence saying that you need to drool or that you do not need to drool. It just happens.

Child Health
Child Development

What age does cooperative play occur?

co-operative play usually begins at around 2-3 years

Parenting and Children
Child Development

What is the benefits of parallel play in young children?

among the stages of play the 1st stage is one where the child is playing by himself and if there is any other child around, may even stop playing. The THIRD stage is that of co-operative play, wherein, children play together. The SECOND stage is the parallel stage. It comes right in between solitary play and co-operative play. In this stage 2 children may play with the same toys, although doing their own different things. However, the fact that they are sharing the toys, room and space, indicates that they are learning to co-operate and share with others. Also, when one wants a toy the other has, with giudance, they may learn to ask each other for toys, increasing communication skills as well. Therefore, the main benefits of parallel play include learning new skills of co-operation, communication and sharing.

Parenting and Children
Growth Rates
Child Development

Causes why a child stops growing at 4 years old?

Problems with the pituarity gland, or poor diet. Take the child to a doctor.

Child Development

Can a 6 year old have Short-term memory?

Everyone has a short term and a long term memory.

Math and Arithmetic
Child Development

What age is a child able to draw a circle?

It depends on the child. When I was 3 i drew a circle. My niece drew one when she was 4.

Child Development

How can you tell what day you got pregnant?

Go to and order a pregnancy wheel. This is what they use in doctor's offices to calculate your due date. This wheel shows conception and a LOT of other stuff too! You can go to and use their due date calculator. You put in the first day of your last period and then it can track what day you conceived, when you can take a pregnancy test, the day your baby's heartbeat can first be heard and more!! They also have a Chinese gender prediction test that can predict what the sex of the baby will be (it's not 100% accurate, but it predicted my baby's gender correctly)! Check it out, it's an awesome website!! I'm sorry to say, you can't tell what day you got pregnant, you can only narrow it down to about a two week period, and even that is not always reliable. Most women get pregant 10 to 15 days after their last period, but it is possible to get pregnant at any time, even while you are on your period, so good luck. Your OB/GYN will probably use a pregnancy wheel to determine your dates as to your last period, and on many wheels used today it can tell you what day you likely conceived. It's most reliable if you have a 28 day cycle and a 14 day luteal phase. Yes, you can! It is a matter of tracking your cycles. Along with tracking your waking temp. and your cervical mucus each day, you write down your sexual activity. Based on temp, cervical fluid consistency (like an egg white, usually)and the last time you had sex you can narrow it down to a matter 2-5 days. if you would like to know more about tracking. I suggest "Taking Charge of Your Fertility" by Toni Weschler. Yes you can estimate the day you conceived. Women ovulate between 12-18 days after the first day of their last menstrual period.

Click on this link below and follow the table which will give you the day you conceived. people really need to double check what they say. You can't click on this link, just copy and paste it AND that link has NOTHING to do with finding out the day you conceived!

Like the other women have said, you can get pretty darn close to the exact day of conception. Usually conception will occur about 24-48 hours after ovulation followed by implantation which will be between 7 and 11 days later. At this time your body knows it is pregnant and will start producing the pregnancy hormone that is detected by the pregnancy tests.

However to further complicate things the doctors all use that "fancy" wheel to determine how far along you are. But this only measures the time from which you last period started not the date you conceived.

If you need help tracking your cycles i like the web site.

Child Development

What age can you reason with children?

at the age 5 and above you can start reason a child. because as you noticed when you told them something they will automatically asked you a follow up question because they are already curious. they even want discusions from you sometime.

Growth Rates
Pediatric Conditions and Diseases
Child Development

What can make you not grow anymore?

Nothing. Your height is determined by DNA.

Child Development

At what age do babies point?

Pointing babiesBabies should point by 12 months. Some do it early, others later. If your baby has not pointed by 14 months, ask your pediatrician. Don't be worried, but not pointing by fourteen months of age is one of the 3 hallmark behaviors in detecting autism.

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  • My little guy just started to point and he is 10.5 months.
  • My baby started pointing @ about 10 months. Give it some time or ask your doctor.

Based on what I learned from my Life Span & Development Class, Piaget believed that children learn about themselves as well as their environment from birth to about 2 years of age. It is anywhere between Piaget's Sensorimotor and Pre-operational stage. During these stages, which occur in early infancy, the child begins to learn and understand that he is separate from his environment; such as, his parents continue to exist even though they may be out of sight or reach. During the pre-operational stage (infant-7 years of age), children begin to use natural words, body outlines, and equipment which gives him an active role in learning. Hence, your child still has time to learn how to point. Speak to a doctor if it worries and hopefully, they can give you the reassurance that you need.

DIY Projects
Child Development

How do you get buff for kids?

It's VERY unsafe and unhealthy for children to put on large amounts of muscle. It can keep them from growing properly as the extra muscle acts as a bond for the bones trying to grow.

Child Development

Where is newborn screening done in India?

There are many hospitals who screen newborn for genetic disorders. Some of them do for only 2 to 3 disorders but the reputed hospitals like Fortis, Apollo Bangalore, Reliance KDAH etc will screen for more than one hundred disorder. However, if you have already missed the screening for your baby or if you want to get it done from home, you may contact one company called as Preventine life care in mumbai.

Parenting and Children
Child Health
Child Development

How do you get an 8-year-old to sleep?

Before going to sleep, the body needs to be relaxed and prepared to fall asleep. A child will fall asleep very easily, but only when tired or "in the mood." After dinner, try spending some time with him/her playing a mellow game, watch some TV (with the sound low), give him a bath, or read him a story. These kinds of things normally work, because the child starts to get sleepy because of the settings around him. Don't put him in an area with too much noise or light. Starting a routine works really good. For example, about a hour before bed time you can read a book or watch a movie then slowly start to get ready for bed. By doing the same routine every night the child get in a habit and they know that it is time for bed.

Make sure you are waking him up around the same time every day. If he gets up at 7 a.m. every morning for school, he shouldn't be waking up at noon on Saturday. Keep his sleeping pattern regular. No caffeine or exercise 3-6 hours before bedtime. If all else fails, you could try some over-the-counter medicines. I would recommend diphenhydramine, which you can find in a grocery store or pharmacy as Benadryl. Take that 45 minutes before you want him asleep. Don't get into a habit of taking that every night though.

Another option is to give the child hot milk before bed time. And the use of soothing smells to relax the child will aslo help. Or spend time with the child by reading quietly. One of my friends take their son out for a night walk, and the child drifts off to sleep easily.

In some stores you can buy pillow mist that work as aromatherapy and the scents will help you fall to sleep. Or you can light some candles with calm scents which help. Or play some calming music on a low volume such as composers like Mozart. Something that is gentle, or you can sing a song to him yourself.

Oral Health and Dental Care
Child Development

How can you pull out your 12 year old molar without pain?

you have to but them to sleep or you can put on numbing stuff for 3 mins

Child Development

What physical development delay do children with ADHD have?

ADHD only affects the mind.

Child Development
Middle School/Junior High

Is being a tattle tale bad?

yes, and no

sometimes telling is the right thing to do. especially if someone is going to get hurt. but some times its not worth telling on people if its only a little thing.

think about it like this is anything REALY bad going to hapen if you don't tattle?


Tattling is not wrong. If something has happened that is still weighing on your mind then its best to get it off your shoulders. Tattling is neccesary even if the person is not going to be harmed. Stealing does not harm the person however it is something that should be "tattled" on (think of yourself as the one being stolen from) Friends doing drugs most definentely is harmful and should be "tattled" on, very low level and annonymously. As much as they would be mad at you for telling on them (briefly if they are true friends) The time you "tattle" may be the "push" out of that lifestyle they need.

Most of the time, if you are constantly thinking about a certain issue then you yourself are concerned. When your friends tell you what they've eaten for dinner, do you feel the need to tell autoritive figures? No, you most likely forget, however if something that had happen or something that had been done is on your mind, the feeling you most likely are feeling is guilt. Guilt for knowing something and not doing something about it. You yourself could put forth the effort before-hand and try to fix it without adults help. But if you fail or just know it is out of your hands, then its best someone is notified about the problem.

**Answered BASED on Middle/Junior High

Child Development

How do physical needs influence your food choices?

I would consult with your physician and/or a dietician.


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