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The reason for failure to thrive other than insufficient nutrition, can be suppressed growth hormone secretion due to emotional neglect. In the following example, both the emotional neglect and insufficient nutrition were combined, though: Psychosocially stunted growth masked as growth hormone deficiency, (Klinische Pediatrie, 1999): Short stature is a ...


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I'm not aware of any special technical term for such a phenomenon, though colloquially the youngest child may sometimes be called "the baby of the family". Furthermore, I'm not aware of this phenomenon existing outside of family dynamics - it might be just your personal experience. In the workplace for example, the youngest members of a team may be treated ...


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Yes, there's a lot of work on this! Still a ton of open questions though, and plenty of smart people working in quite disconnected paradigms. A classic study in this space is Heider F. & Simmel M. (1944). An Experimental Study of Apparent Behavior, The American Journal of Psychology, 57 (2) 243. DOI: 10.2307/1416950 But note the date! 1944! I think ...


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The search term "children hitting for fun" seems to yield the results you may want although the results seem to come from sites such as mumsnet. An aspect to this phenomenon is that this behaviour may lead to bullying behaviour later on in life if the right responses are not given when this occurs. The child needs to learn the cause and effect of hitting. ...


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At this age I find it limiting not to use verbal communication in combination with visuals and ACTION. If you can't remove this limitation, please disregard this answer. Otherwise, keep reading it! In my experience with kids at this age, they respond positively with: fun physical activities: ludic games, moving around, challenges using their body (e.g. ...


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How about some experiments on gravity. Gravity is a fairly simple concept if kept to the level of a simple attraction between two material objects. Students will be able to relate a number of their personal experiences with this. Then maybe you can ask them questions about: Flow of water in a pipe maze wherein the pipe nodes are at different levels, all ...


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Consider showing a visual representation of the Earth-Moon-Sun system: either with videos or with globes. Show a globe of the Earth, that it's round but looks flat up close, and that it spins. Show that the Sun is also round, much larger than the Earth, but very far away, and looks like a circle from far away. Show that the moon is also round, smaller than ...


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Christine Kenneally asks a number of famous linguists this question and gives all their answers side by side at the end of her book "The first word" (2007). There's not really much consensus! Some say yes, some say no, and there's quite a bit of variety in the justification for each. Plus also some interesting intermediate answers that are something like "...


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