Growth and development of child
Growth is the main factor in child life time growth.
Growth can differ boy or girl when they are adult.
The growth start from time of conception of the
fertilized ovum and continue until child develop
into mature adult.
The growth depends upon the size of cell. In last 6
months of pregnancy and early childhood there is
also an increase in cell size. This process i.e.
increase in cell size continue till about 10 years
|The term growth and development
differ from one another. Growth means net increase
in the size or mass of tissue, and development means
maturation of function i.e. nervous system and
variety of skills for optional functioning of an
The following factor affect
growth and development of child
- The parent are transmitted to the offspring,
such as tall parents have tall children.
- Child inherit the characteristic of parent.
Parents with high intelligence quotient are more
likely to have children with higher level of
- Growth is depends upon the sex. Boys
are generally longer and heavier than girls at
the time of birth. The height and weight are
usually less than toes in boys of corresponding
ages at the time of full maturity.
- Daughter often reach menarche at the similar
age as their mother, also have similar length of
- Genetic disorder can affect both child
growth and development .Mutation of gene inherit
disorder of growth. Children have multiple
pregnancy such as twins, smaller newborn babies
are more likely to attain lower height and