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  1. Growth and Development, Newborn - Common Concerns

    Although you may feel prepared for your baby, the reality of the constant care a newborn needs can shock many parents. A newborn affects your life in ways that simply can't be anticipated. It is only through experience that parents can fully understand the impact of these new responsibilities and how your expected roles change. It is normal to shift frequently between feeling confident and ...

  2. Growth and Development, Ages 1 to 12 Months - Topic Overview

    How does my baby grow and develop in the first year?The first 12 months may be the most dynamic period of life. Dramatic changes are taking place in all areas of growth and development, which include:Physical development. Most babies double their birth weight by gaining an average of to every day for the first 6 months of life. Birth weight usually triples somewhere between 9 and 12 months of ...

  3. Growth and Development, Ages 1 to 12 Months - Common Concerns

    Between 1 and 12 months of age, it is very common for parents to have concerns about their baby's general well - being. Know that you likely do not have anything to worry about. But it is good to be aware of health, development, and safety issues to help prevent or respond to problems.Some common concerns include:Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). SIDS is the death of a baby who is younger than

  4. Growth and Development, Ages 1 to 12 Months - Promoting Healthy Growth and Development

    Babies thrive when all of their needs are fulfilled consistently and with loving care. A baby goes through so many changes that it can be hard for you to keep up with all the things experts say you "should be" doing to promote healthy growth and development. Remember that the best things for your baby are usually the simplest. Loving, holding, feeding, changing, and talking to your baby are the ..

  5. Self-Esteem, Ages 6 to 10 - Topic Overview

    Every day, children ages 6 to 10 may face new challenges at home with their families and at school with their friends and teachers. At the end of one day, they may feel good about themselves. They have fun with their friends, have done well at school, and are happy at home. The next day, it may all fall apart if even one thing goes wrong. Many things influence children's self-esteem, which is a child's sense of worth and belonging. Such things include a child's nature or innate abilities, and how he or she is nurtured—the child's experience with parents, caregivers, and others. It is normal for self-esteem to rise and fall in cycles, from day to day and even hour to hour, as a child builds and then rebuilds his or her self-concept. Children who feel as though they are not good in at least one thing tend to be emotionally vulnerable.To help strengthen and support healthy self-esteem in your child:Help your child learn how to make and keep friends. Healthy friendships are important,

  6. Helping Your Child Build Inner Strength - Health Tools

    Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Growth and development: Helping your child build self-esteem Stress management: Helping your child with stress ...

  7. Helping Your Child Build Inner Strength - What Barriers Can Affect Inner Strength?

    Research shows that some children are more likely to have problems building inner strength. They may have risk factors, such as being in certain situations, having certain medical conditions, or having certain personalities, that make it harder for them to be resilient. But the more parents understand about these risk factors, the better they will be able to help their children learn how to cope.Internal risk factorsInternal risk factors are part of a child's personality or health history. Examples include:Hyperactivity.Concentration problems.Problems with learning.Serious illness.External risk factorsExternal risk factors are in the family, schools, and community. Examples include:Poverty.Parents with severe marital problems.Remarriage of parents.Moving to a new town.Overcrowded classrooms.High crime rate in the neighborhood.A counselor or therapist can help you and your child learn healthy ways to cope with stress.

  8. Helping Your Child Build Inner Strength - What Gives a Child Inner Strength?

    Experts say that the single most important thing that gives children inner strength is having parents or other adults who are positive and nurturing. Other things that help include: Cognitive skills,such as concentration,memory,and logical thinking. Social skills,such as behaving properly,showing love,and sharing. Self-control. Self-esteem. A stable environment with rules and ...

  9. Quick Tips: Helping Your Child Stay Safe and Healthy - Get started

    Raising children is a big job. It can be overwhelming to think about all the things your child needs to learn to stay safe and healthy. In addition to teaching children good eating and activity habits,you can also teach them some basic health and safety habits. Remember that your child learns habits by watching you. If you and the rest of your family follow healthy habits,your child will ...

  10. Growth and Development: Helping Your Child Build Self-Esteem

    Self - esteem is a person's core belief about himself or herself. A person's self - esteem is reflected in his or her actions, both in how as well as what he or she does. Although self - esteem varies from time to time, the pattern usually leans toward a healthy or unhealthy view of self. With healthy self - esteem, a person is more likely to succeed in life.Although building self - esteem is a li

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