Adolescence Psychology

The physical changes of puberty have a distinct onset and end point. The adolescence psychology are more difficult to categorize. One way to look at adolescent emotional development is to think of the psychological tasks that adolescent face on their way to adulthood. It’s useful, too, to think of adolescence as occurring in three stages:

Adolescence health

Adolescence health changes are very rapid, and tends to startle us sometimes. It is very important to keep a track of it and to understand it. Body odor One of the earliest changes of adolescence is more profuse and stronger-smelling perspiration in the armpits. Some children (and parents, too) are not aware of the odor, which

Posture in children

Posture in children – Good or bad posture results from a number of factors. One—perhaps the most important factor—is the skeleton the child is born with. You see individuals who have been round-shouldered from babyhood, like their mother or father before them. Some children seem to be born with a relaxed set of muscles and ligaments.

RAKING GRASP

Raking grasp – As we all know, there are several stages in the child’s development. This development happens between different ages of the infant. In the first six months the infant goes through the palmar grasp stage and learns how to grasp things when the object is stroked on their palm. While mastering this art of

Baby Thrush

Baby thrash is a harmless and common yeast infection. It looks like milk curds or cheese on the roof, sides or the tongue of the baby’s mouth. This is most widely seen in babies who are of 2 months old. This can sometimes be seen in older babies as well. To understand baby thrash, one

Baby eyes

Many babies develop a mild redness of the eyes a few days after birth. This is probably caused by an immature tear duct that may be partially obstructed. It doesn’t require any treatment, as it usually clears up by itself Baby eyes blocked tear duct – Another kind of very mild but chronic infection of

Baby Rashes – types and treatment

Baby Rashes are often hard to describe in words, and though most rashes aren’t too serious, some are signs of illnesses that need prompt medical attention. It’s always to reasonable to show an unidentified rash to your baby’s doctor or nurse practitioner. Common diaper rashes Most babies have sensitive skin in the early months. The

Immunization schedule for children

Immunological agents include products for both – active immunization i.e. vaccines, as well as passive immunization i.e. immunoglobulins. Vaccines are formulations containing live or killed pathogens, their subunits or their toxins, minus their virulence. Currently available immunization schedule for children Vaccines may be classified into different types based upon the viability of organisms, contents and

WHAT IS PEM (PROTEIN ENERGY MALNUTRITION) AND ITS CAUSES

Protein energy malnutrition (PEM) is the commonest health problem in preschool children of developing countries, associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Children are more vulnerable to Protein energy malnutrition due to relatively higher caloric and protein requirements for growth and physical activity. Even subclinical under nutrition in this age group may lead to long-term growth and

Bone age in child

Bone age – Skeletal maturation begins in utero with formation of endochondral bones, followed by appearance of ossification centers and completion of ossification, the last two events continuing in postnatal life. Normal maturation: It is important to note that — • Earliest epiphyseal centers to appear are for os-calcis and talus, at 22-26 weeks of intrauterine

FACTORS AFFECTING CHILD DEVELOPMENT

Factors affecting child development – Growth and development is a complex process that depends on the inherent biological potential as well as various environmental influences including social, emotional and pathological factors. Important factors affecting child development are as follows — I. Intrinsic (Biological) factors affecting child development determine the inherent pace, pattern and ultimate potential

CHILD HEALTH

Childhood is the formative period in human life, subjected to various intrinsic and extrinsic influences affecting their survival, health and disease. State of child health in a community reflects its overall socioeconomic development and health concerns. Constitutionally, a child has been defined as an individual <18 years of age, though conventionally, a pediatrician in India

BABY LIP QUIVERING

Baby lip quivering is another common behavior seen in breast feeding infants. The shaking of the lips occur, sometimes in an unusual manner. It can be too fast but slight movement, or very slow and big movements. However, the quiring in infants is commonly mistaken for fits or other abnormalities, especially if the mother is a

BABY VOMITING THROUGH NOSE

Baby vomiting through nose or mouth is very common in small children. There may also be other symptoms which depend on what is the cause of this vomiting. A child may be having temperature, pain in the abdomen, an upset stomach or loose motions. Baby vomiting through nose or mouth may be harmful to the

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