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Environmental Effects on Development

I need to discuss environmental and hereditary elements that affect physical growth and motor skills development in early childhood. I have come up with the following affects. Am I on the right track? Can you suggest some additional affects? Thanks!

-Heredity affects physical growth by regulating production of hormones
-Extreme emotional deprivation interferes with production of growth hormones
-Disease can lead to malnutrition, which affects a child's development
-smoking- can lead to increase in infections, sinuses, and lungs.
-Parents can encourage their children to participate in physical activity

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Heredity means those things that you're born with. Genes, and even traits, that you "inherit' from your parents, and their parents, and their parents, and so on. Your physical characteristics -body shape, eye color, height, weight, are hereditary. Children might be susceptible to becoming ill than other children, based on their family history. That's why doctor's always ask questions about things such as "is there cancer in your family?" "Is there a history of heart diseased is your family" If the answer to these questions is YES, then it means you ...

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Heredity means those things that you're born with. Genes, and even traits, that you "inherit' from your parents, and their parents, and their parents, and so on. Learn the other roles of heredity - and environmental influences on development.

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