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Abstract thinking
The ability to think about something that might not be there or even exist.
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Bond
To form an attachment with a parent/carer.
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Dementia
An illness that affects the brain and memory, and makes you gradually lose the ability to think and behave normally
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Egocentric
Seeing things from only your own perspective or viewpoint.
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Ethics
A system of moral principles; the rules of conduct recognised in a group or culture.
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Fine motor skills
Ability to control and co-ordinate the movements of the hands and fingers.
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Formal support
It is given by a trained health and social care professional who is paid to provide support.
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Gender role
A role that is determined by a person’s gender.
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Gross motor skills
Ability to control and co-ordinate the movement of large limbs
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Informal support
Often comes from friends and family who want to encourage you and are not paid.
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Language development
The process which children go through as they learn to communicate with others using words and speech
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Life circumstances
The circumstances in which people live which impact directly on their health both mentally and physically.
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Life events
A major event that changes a person's status or circumstances
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Lifestyle
The way in which a person lives their life
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Manual work
Work that requires the use of physical skills.
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Menopause
The natural and permanent stopping of menstruation, occurs between 45 and 55.
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Mid-life crisis
A dramatic period of self-doubt caused by the passing of youth and the move into later adulthood.
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Non-manual work
Work that depends primarily on mental skills.
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Oestrogen
A hormone produced in the woman’s ovaries that controls the development of sexual characteristics and stimulates changes in the reproductive organs.
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Parallel play
Children play alongside each other, but not together.
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Peer group
The social group a person belongs to which influences beliefs and behaviour
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Role model
Someone whose behaviour and/or attitude people try to copy because they admire them.
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Self-concept
How you see or perceive yourself
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Self-esteem
How much you like, accept and respect yourself as a person, how you value yourself.
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Self-image
The mental picture we have of ourselves.
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Social development:
The ability to interact with others in society and build relationships
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Social isolation
When people live without regular contact with other people, especially family and friends.
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Social play
Children play together, sharing their toys
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Solitary play
Children play alone using their imagination and do not interact with other children
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Testosterone
A hormone produced by the testes that controls the development of male sexual characteristics.
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Weaning
Introduction of solid food into the baby’s diet from about six months of age.
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Egocentric

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