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    child development - breast-feeding versus bottle-feeding.

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    It is a thick and rich substance that contains antibodies and protein. Breast milk provides your baby with protein, calcium, vitamins and milk sugars which is the perfect blend of nutrients for your baby. Most women in England choose to breastfeed as there are many advantages for the baby: Breast milk is the only natural food designed for your baby.

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    Child Development - Child Study

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    Social development is about how the child socialises with other children and adults during play and learning activities. I will observe how he reacts to things like losing in games, taking turns and communicating with others. Social development also includes personal skills for example, washing, using toilet-flushing and wiping. Also the use of good manners by saying please, thank you and excuse me. In this part of my study I will be observing how he communicates and gets involved with children and adults and also how he joins in with the activities.

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  3. Child development

    How I am going to research? I am doing this research to find out as much as possible about antenatal care and how it can be incorporated into the information pack. The primary research will be done to find out opinions of women by getting them to fill in questionnaires, surveys and interviews. The secondary research will be done so that I can find out about the basics of antenatal care, the different types of testes done during the antenatal care visits and testes that care be offered.

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  4. Ways in which the individual can be motivated and supported to maintain or improve their health and well-being

    These will allow nicotine to enter the blood stream, without the other carcinogens and toxins. Long Term: To quit smoking If My Client carries on smoking at the rate she is, she is reducing her fertility rate and risks during pregnancy. Some of the more damaging effects that my client may experience are Lung cancer, emphysema, stroke, heart attack, damaged circulation, gangrene and amputation. The social aspect of her health are also at risk as people now know the effects of "second hand smoking", will isolate her, as she will be polluting the air with carcinogens, so therefore people will be scared they are at risk to getting cancer.

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  5. Health Improvement Plan

    you should pick a wide range, it is easy to select different types as they are all different in appearance and bright colours, some examples include of green spinach, orange sweet potatoes, black beans, yellow corn, purple plums, red watermelon, or white onions, you could quite easily prepare fruits and vegetables in a meal however you must not cook them to much, be sure to boil them so that essential nutrients are not lost. However there are a range of ways in which you can receive your 5 A DAY nutrients such as eating fresh, frozen, tinned or even dried fruit and veg, also pure fruit juice is considered as a portion.

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    Fine motor skills. Newborn babies normally hold there hands tightly closed, with there thumbs tucked under there fingers. Intellectual and sensory development. Babies are born using there senses, they will turn there heads towards light and enjoy shinny and high contrast patterns or objects. If a baby is held upright they will open there eyes, they will blink and use there startle reflex at sudden load noises or movements. They can recognise there mothers voice but cannot hear very soft sounds yet.

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  7. Health and Social care

    Sir Liam Donaldson, is the UK Government's principal medical adviser and the professional head of all medical staff in England. The Chief Medical Officer provides advice to the Secretary of State for Health, the Prime Minister, health ministers and ministers of other government departments. The department for health in Britain is responsible for many things regarding health and social care. The Department of Health works to improve the quality and convenience of care provided by the NHS and social services.

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  8. Non-abusing mother's perspective of child abuse

    If a mother is not helped she may experience depression that the child may perceive as weakness. This may lead the child to internalise the idea that all women are weak, and may affect how the child views its own sexuality. If the child sees the mother as inadequate during this period it may have an impact on the child's ability to form and maintain close relationships later in life. I have decided to use a fictitious case study to explore in depth what are the main issues. The case study is structured in such a way to allow the scenario to be written whilst at the same time putting across views, theories and general hypothesis: - A mother of two children has discovered that her husband has sexually abused their children.

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  9. Unit 1, Drama exploration of childhood

    There were 2 very contrasting ideas which it gave me and symbolized. It could have been to parents before the baby is born a very joyful symbol. One which was full of eagerness, expectations and happiness to the parents of the baby. But after birth it would turn into a symbol of annoyance, absolute stress and anger. The baby keeping parents up all night, wetting the bed etc... The other idea was the other way round basically. Before birth the suit being a symbol to the awaiting parents of humiliation, stress, conflict.

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  10. Sensori-Neural hearing impairments and their affects on language development in children

    Sounds are not affected equally with a sensori neural hearing loss. Hearing high-pitched sounds is far more difficult than low-pitched sounds. A child with sensori neural hearing impairment will hear a distorted version of the sound as well as a reduced ability to hear. The high frequencies are usually associated with consonants of speech and the low frequency sounds are the vowels. A. Freeland in his book 'Deafness: The facts' states "If hearing consonants is reduced, speech discrimination is poor" (A.Freeland 1991 Pg.

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  11. The aim of the curriculum plan is to demonstrate how a 10 month old baby's learning and development can be promoted

    * Bath Time- This play experience will have bubble bath in water and a squeaky ducks. E5: Peek - a - boo: This play experience will promote E's intellectual development, because whilst this activity is being carried out he will be concentrating on when the teddy bear is going to come of the blanket. His social and emotional development will also be promoted because he will be interacting with me and along with this his language development will be promoted. The Birth to Three Matters states "Development Matters: Babies use their developing physical skills to make social contact" A Skilful Communicator, Being Together (2003).

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  12. China Economy

    Those facts are really scary and it is amazing how this could be possible with a strict laws and adequate government control? (Chinese government was stating that the control was adequate and strict). Interesting is the fact that China always had the laws regulating labor. The law which was passed in 1990 stated that workers should work 8 hours a day, 6 days a week and these are restrictions for adults! It also had the laws regulating child labor and had clearly defined age restrictions.

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  13. Sensitive Social problems affecting children are indications that the rights of the child is being violated

    The Conventions on the Rights of the Child is one such law. It is the first legally binding international instrument to incorporate the full range of human rights-civil, cultural, economic, political and social rights. In 1989, world leaders decided that children needed a special convention just for them because people under 18 years old often need special care and protection that adults do not. The leaders also wanted to make sure that the world recognized that children have human rights too.

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  14. Child A has varied needs and I have planned as shown in the assignment how best to meet his needs.

    It may help to vary the pace of learning or to use other methods of learning such as Kinaesthetic Learning. During the puppet session (Appendix B) you can see how different Child A's behaviour is while he is active and doing something he enjoys. He was very involved in the whole process and enjoyed the adult support he received from the teaching assistant. Child A was more engaged when taking part in something he enjoyed and where he was on the move. It is said that 'Kinaesthetic Learners learn best by doing things and having the opportunity to move about.

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  15. Protecting children-A Good Practice Guide. Child Protection Framework. The Children's Act 1989 is a comprehensive piece of legislation,

    The Act says that childcare organisations (as defined in the Act) who are planning on employing someone in a child-care position (as defined) must make sure that individuals are checked through the 'one-stop-shop' against the Protection of Children Act List and the relevant part of List 99 and must not employ anyone who is included on either list" 'John Hutton Minister of State' 'www.ntas.org.uk/childrenact.htm' Under the Human Rights Act (1998) the local authority has a general duty to promote the welfare of children in need in their area and to enable children to be brought up by their families by providing a range of support services to the child and her family.

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    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- According to medical guidelines, ADHD affects 5% of school aged children, and the male to female ratio in diagnosed ADHD prevalence is at least 4 to 1. The observed prevalence of ADHD in boys and girls is skewed by the fact that symptoms of hyperactivity and impulsivity are more common in boys, whereas girls with ADHD more commonly have inattentive symptoms. Many girls remain undiagnosed as they may not be referred to a clinic, they may still be failing at school, and experiencing other problems due to their ADHD.

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  17. Why family structures are changing.

    Some people think that living together will lead automatically to marriage, but that often is not the case." Ref www.civitas.org.uk The estimate of one-parent families in 1976 was 3/4 million, about 1 in 10 of all families with dependent children. Around half of all lone parents had two or more dependent children, so that, in 1976, more than 1/4 million dependent children were living in one-parent families. Ref www.NationalStatistics.co.uk Grounds for divorce include adultery, desertion, cruelty, the gender divide that has began to grow in recent years has shown that women are now becoming more economically independent, instead of depending on men.

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  18. Each of the three observations was on a different area of development: physical, language, and social/emotional. The child I observed in all three is A.B (initialed to protect her identity) she is five years five

    This shows that she is at the correct stage for her age, however Tassoni and Beith (2002 p169) also state that at the age of six and seven years of age "ties and unties laces". This is more than what is expected for a child at this age. Considering this she still needs the opportunity to independently do these things to improve them e.g. get dressed/tie laces faster. AB showed she could run quite quickly while avoiding objects and people.

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  19. Health & Social Care - Needs of the Hargreaves Family

    This would be useful at Christmas (e.t.c) when long shopping trips are needed. Basic Intellectual Needs for Senior Citizens are: * Having an active brain * Keeping Interested * Lifelong Learning * Feeling mentally motivated * Not being bored Nana should have all of these too, but also may need personal Intellectual Needs: * Buy puzzles * Keep Busy * Feeling and being mentally motivated Nana, an 82 year old women, who lives alone will get bored easily, therefore she should have different forms of entertainment, for example, television (maybe with sky) a dvd, cd player, videos and radio e.t.c to keep occupied.

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  20. Explain the context, concept, lessons and recommendations from the Norsk Hydro's Utkal Venture case study with examples from other mining companies.

    Norsk Hydro is a Fortune 500 energy and aluminum supplier & leading offshore producer of oil and gas; and a pioneer in renewable energy and energy-efficient solutions. The company is headquartered in Oslo, Norway and employs about 43,000 people & operates in 40 countries.1 Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is the detailed issues on which an organization exceeds the minimum required obligations to stakeholders.2 However some critics of corporate social responsibility argue that the organization main purpose is to maximize the return to shareholders whilst obeying the laws of the countries within which it operates.

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    and dimensions of parenthood, the Authoritative Parenting Style 3 conditions of parenthood, and the concerns of parenthood, in short to refocus on parenting style which deem the best for the child. A simple analogy is to associate the bringing up of a child to an airplane flight; both need a clear destination, a flight plan, and a compass to keep them on course. I would add that both require careful and knowledgeable piloting. Like airplanes, which can stray from their flight plans but come back and (hopefully) arrive at their destination safely, families (the best of which go off course)

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  22. All of these poems deal with parents' relationships with and reflections on their children.Plath, Broadstreet, Hood

    She is, during the poem, trying to express her anticipation of the birth of something that she had created and how she feels about continuing the ever-changing circle of life. She tries to convey with a number of images what she feels about the child's development and how she sees it as much more than another life developing inside her. It starts with the line 'Clown like, happiest on your hands', which immediately indicates that the mother sees her baby as something to rejoice in, that perhaps make her laugh.

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  23. Observe an individual child and see what stage they are at in their emotional and social development.

    In this observation, I found Maria to be very enthusiastic in wanting to win and her determination paid off; she did win! What I found very amusing was that she followed the rules of the game and even explained the rules to me before starting the game. She even reminded me it was my turn when I got distracted and began to join another conversation; "it's your turn now." Maria's winning the game motivated her to want to play again, but as I was running short of time, I apologised and told her that we would definitely play on another one of my visits.

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  24. For my child development study I am going to observe how a child shows their physical, emotional, social and intellectual development and skills. I will observe this child over a year and record their improvement of these skills.

    When she said lions she squatted her legs and shouted raahhhh very loudly. Hilary was very lively, when I asked her what nursery rhymes she new she started to jump around energetically while she sung them. She sang 'Humpty Dumpty', 'Ring of Roses' and another song that her grandmother had taught her from Nigeria. However when I asked her to do a small activity which involved small muscles she became quite and relaxed. From both these activities that I asked her to do, It showed that she has two ways in which she can behave; a calm way when involving fine motor skills and energetic way when involving gross motor skills.

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  25. Jennifer Pedler

    or it could also be against the organisations policies. This is important to the individual as it affects self esteem, because if for example a service user is being treated differently because of the colour of his skin, then it could lead to him having a feeling of low self worth and low self esteem. It could also effect the opportunities for the service user, this is because for example, a service user could not be able to receive the same treatment as the other service users and so would not have the same opportunities.

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Conclusion analysis

Good conclusions usually refer back to the question or title and address it directly - for example by using key words from the title.
How well do you think these conclusions address the title or question? Answering these questions should help you find out.

  1. Do they use key words from the title or question?
  2. Do they answer the question directly?
  3. Can you work out the question or title just by reading the conclusion?
  • "For both Rousseau and Wollstonecraft, childhood represented a crucial phase of self-development. Discuss this aspect of their thought."

    "In conclusion it is clear to see from both Jean-Jacques Rousseau's and Mary Wollstonecraft's writings that they both believed that childhood was a crucial phase in a person's self-development. It was important for them to try to relate their beliefs to the general public which is why they emphasise it in their books, and also the reason that they write about it so successfully is because of their own personal experiences in their own childhood which seems to have provided them with a solid base to work upon in their adult life."

  • This assignment will discuss and critically analyse maternal welfare, observing the effects of alcohol on the growing fetus.

    "To conclude, the health status of a human being at whichever point in their lifetime is determined by the associations of numerous influences, for the most part arising from their biology, their social and economic circumstances, their own psychology and behaviour, and the occasion of 'random' actions. A number of these influences were active only for a short time in that individual's earlier developments, but they have left permanent damage to the child. The condition of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and its effects is just not widely known to people in this country so it is important that awareness is raised. There currently is no way to predict which babies will be damaged by alcohol; the safest course is not to drink at all during pregnancy this will optimise your chances of a healthy baby. Furthermore, all women who drink should stop as soon as they think they are pregnant. By developing learning environments that respond to the unique challenges of a child with FAS/E, one can provide an important link in the chain of support needed to assist these children to succeed in the school and in the community."

  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of using the concept of age as a marker for development? Discuss with reference to at least two of the following topics: infant temperament, the development of perception, cognitive development

    "In conclusion, most children do not learn or understand problems and ideals at the same rate. Children react differently to their surroundings and can perform better at certain tasks if that particular task involves something they can relate to, for example, the naughty teddy. This is a major disadvantage when using age as a marker for development as the child may be expected to act a certain way or produce different results than expected. Many of the criticisms of Piaget surround his underestimation of childhood capabilities and also the age at which the cognitive developments are said to take place. There are obviously many advantages to using the age as a marker for development, with reference to Piaget's stage theory. Many developmental psychologists use related age boundaries to discern the developing periods in a child's life. Also, many schools have revised their teaching approach and are now using Piagetian principles in the classroom. (Driscoll 1994). While possibly not wholly precise, Piaget's stage theory nonetheless provides a thorough explanation of the order in which Western children seem to develop and can be used by carers and teachers alike to aid their child's development throughout the different ages of its life."

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