There are various factors that can affect your child’s growth and development. If we have a good understanding of what children need to grow, we are better able to address the needs. Every child deserves the opportunity to bloom.
Here below we have 5 major factors that affect your child’s growth:
>Parental Interactions: Parental interactions with children can affect the kids in a largely positive or negative manner. Parents who spend time playing and teaching their kids through reading and by performing various types of hands-on games and activities can have a positive impact on their child’s development. On the other side, parents who disregard or neglect to interact with their children may be delaying their healthy growth.
>Sex: The sex of the child is an extra major cause among the factors distressing physical growth and development of a child. Boys and girls grow in different ways, especially nearing puberty. Boys tend to be taller and physically stronger than girls.
>Hormones: Hormones are a part of the endocrine system and influence the various functions of our bodies. They are produced by different glands and can control your child’s body functions.
>Heredity: Heredity is the diffusion of physical charismas from parents to children through their genes. Diseases are also passed through genes such as heart disease, diabetes, obesity etc and these genetic factors can affect the growth of a child.
>Nutrition: Nutrition is a grave factor in growth as everything the body needs to build and repair itself comes from the food we eat. A balanced diet that is rich in vitamins, minerals proteins, carbohydrates and fats are essential for the growth and development of your child’s brain and body.
So, now you know the factors that can majorly affect your child’s growth.