Distinguish among popular, rejected, controversial, and neglected children. What are the characteristics of each type of child (popular and the three forms of unpopular)? How can an unpopular child become popular?
Compared to preschoolers, how healthy are school-age children? Differentiate between acute and chronic illness during the school years, and indicate any long-term consequences that might be associated with them.
What are the main distinguishing features of self-concept during middle childhood? How is the self-concept different from the identity that develops in adolescence?
This presentation critiques the effect of anti-obesity approach to public health and suggests an alternative health based approach.
The authors share research and anecdotal evidence which indicates that teenage girls in particular are being effected by the public health message against obesity. Teenage girls are increasingly likely to have a phobia of becoming overweight and to engage in dieting and weight reducing behaviours including smoking.
This document promotes a Health At Every Size approach. It is worth reading!