“Growth means adding height and weight to your body.”
“We continue to grow in various ways throughout life.”
“How much we grow is based on gender.”
“Growth stops when we are young adults.”
Growth occurs mainly during early childhood.
Older adults do not experience growth-related changes.
Growth refers only to the increase in the size of specific organs and systems.
Growth occurs throughout the life cycle.
The infant is gaining weight faster than anticipated.
The infant is malnourished.
The infant is at the expected weight for his or her age.
The infant is having a growth spurt.
Generic body mass index chart
Height and weight chart
Revised CDC growth chart
WHO international growth chart
Use serial measurements over time.
Use this measurement.
Use this measurement and compare it with the child’s peers.
Use the WHO growth chart to assess this child’s measurements.
“It is highly unusual for siblings not to reach developmental milestones at the same time. I’ll ask the doctor to assess him.”
“All babies reach developmental milestones at different rates.”
“This may be something to worry about. I’ll have the doctor examine him.”
“Don’t worry; he’ll crawl soon enough.”
A healthy personality is defined by the lack of pathology.
Stages of development advance based on psychosocial factors.
The main premise of the theory is that individuals are interdependent beings and rely on each other in order to develop successfully.
An individual must successfully accomplish the developmental stage before proceeding to the next stage.
Cognitive function continues to become refined throughout life.
A child’s greatest task is to make sense of the world around him or her.
Culture plays a major role in cognitive development.
Learning precedes development.
All children develop cognitively at the same rate.
Social and cultural influences are not major factors in cognitive development.
Learning is an individual activity.
Experience creates learning.
Erikson’s theory of psychosocial development
Piaget’s theory of cognitive development
Vygotsky’s theory of cognitive development
Gilligan’s theory of moral development
This theory is based on a sense of absolute right and wrong.
This theory is gender specific.
This theory is dependent on one’s stage of cognitive development.
This theory is based on the premise that women view situations in terms of rules.
Sharing a personal story with the person to demonstrate empathy
Assuring the person that he or she will be able to cope with the illness
Encouraging the person to discuss his or her fears
Contacting a support group representative for the person
“Raisins are a good finger food because they provide fiber.”
“Grapes are a good snack choice because they help toddlers meet their daily fruit requirements.”
“Hot dogs are not a safe food choice because they may cause choking.”
“A small piece of chewing gum will help strengthen jaw muscle; just be sure he or she does not swallow it.”
“Day care centers that schedule age-appropriate educational videos increase verbal ability.”
“Human interaction increases a toddler’s verbal skills, so select a day care center that values adult-to-toddler interaction.”
“Learning to understand the meaning of words is increased when toddlers are exposed to educational DVDs, so select a day care center that has an extensive library of age-appropriate, educational DVDs.”
“There really is no difference in the quality of day care centers based on whether or not videos or DVDs are used for educational purposes.”
Initiative versus guilt
Industry versus inferiority
Identity versus role confusion
Intimacy versus isolation
Have a better understanding of genetics and genomics
Can meet the requirements of Healthy People 2010
Can provide more effective health education
Can deliver anticipatory guidance to families
Trends in childhood obesity
Availability of a well-balanced diet
Exposure to lead-based pain
Height/weight of relatives
Use abstract thought to discuss a story.
Make moral decisions concerning right and wrong actions.
Listen to a peer’s point of view about a playground situation.
Be influenced by his or her friends.