We are in the midst of one of the most challenging periods in the history of mankind for the changes worldwide and particularly within the nations of the world have far-reaching that all our value systems are being profoundly challenged. Significant paradigm shifts in society and in relationships threaten to tear apart the time- tested family system. Therefore the responsibilities of parents have increased significantly if the next generation has to hold onto values and principles and if the world has to move in the right direction, parents have to play their role effectively.
Adolescent years are a transition between pediatric and adult years of life. Adolescent health has major multiple issues in the modern era, as the majority of health issues are preventable but often neglected. Steering the present generation in the right way is the responsibility of parents. In the present fast pace of life, adolescents’ are influenced by the current fashions, fads and trends, almost all following prevailing cultures and the influence of pop culture, social networking with the iPods, iPhones and iPads parents, have a tough time keeping their children on the right path. “I don’t know” is the standard reply of almost all teenagers on many matters.
Career choice is one of the most important decisions one will make as it involves one’s lifetime. The ‘best suited’ career depends on one’s personality profile, desires and aims that will bring satisfaction, success, happiness and fulfilment. Planning a career is gaining importance with a wide variety of options available nowadays, gone are the days when Medicine or Engineering was the only best options. Career nowadays can almost be tailored to one’s interest and inclination so that one can find happiness in what one does, as the chosen career will represent one’s lifestyle and personality.
Growth failure is very common in children with congenital heart defects. Various reasons cited include poor oxygen saturation in the growing tissues, heart failure and frequent respiratory infections with inadequate calorie intake and increased energy expenditure as compared to normal children. The degree of growth failure usually associated with the onset of symptoms.
Pregnancy is a beautiful period in the life of a woman, the glow on the face and a happy disposition tell it all. All women want to know all about their pregnancy and how best to take care of not only themselves but also the new life within them.
Ethnic-specific intrauterine growth charts enable identification of at-risk infants and their associated complications. Risk newborns are based on their birth weight, intrauterine growth patterns and gestational age and assigned a risk score from I to X. Those with the risk score I are term, normal weight, appropriate for gestational age based on ethnicity have the best prognosis, in contrast, those with risk score VIII to X have increased risks with 80-90% mortality in those with risk score IX to X.
The new perinatal strategy focuses on the unique Asian fetal characteristics for the best outcome and the birth of a healthy baby. Ethnic-specific standards for Perinatal care are required in both Asian and Caucasian population for the well-being of fetuses and newborns. The Asian fetus has a unique body habitus differing from that of Caucasians. Ethnic-specific classification for Term, Preterm and Low Birth Weight criteria in ethnic Asian and Caucasian population highlights the inherent characteristics in these newborns.
The first year in the life of a child is amazing. In a span of twelve months, a tiny newborn baby who is totally dependent on the mother will grow and develop rapidly gaining skills and capabilities to interact socially, exercise autonomy, to walk, talk and gain mastery over the environment.
Setting Effective Boundaries and implementing them is the basis for the growth of a happy child. Setting effective boundaries should be age and developmentally appropriate, as children’s comprehension level is not always the same throughout their childhood. At first, safety is the most important concern in infants, toddlers and young children who at first need few rules which change as the child evolves through each developmental stage of childhood and adolescence. This book covers various methods of discipline allowing you to choose the right approach such that children develop self-control and will power with high self-esteem- the essence of Parenting New Gen. These children will be winners achieving success and happiness in life.
The family is the centre of the social fabric for a healthy society and the health of the society is linked to the health of the family. The family as a unit is faced with many changes and challenges. It is very vital that we understand the challenges that the family faces and the ways to cope with these challenges.
My Baby Picture Book is a novel way of recording the baby’s early developmental milestones during the first year of life. In fact, there is no other stage in life is there such remarkable acquisition of skill and rapid physical growth. A cute newborn by the age of one year is walking, talking and socially interacting with the family is truly fascinating.
The toddler years can be both trying and delightful- ‘terrible twos’ or the ‘terrific twos’ as the child rapidly gains skills in walking, talking and myriad other activities with huge intellectual, social and emotional changes, and as they establish their independence, the “Little Boss” emerges full of curiosity and inquisitiveness- a joy to parents.
Middle childhood is a crucial period in the life of a child. Herein is set the foundation for academic achievement and education. The skills required to attain academic excellence is well described which will be a welcome boon to many parents as they ‘coach’ their children in various subjects. These strategies when appropriately applied will definitely produce the desired results.