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How does a child suffer? She lives in an institution in Japan for abandoned children. She receives better medical care/material wellbeing and education than most children in the United States. There is no abuse, but she never receives love and affection from adults. She never had a long-term relationship with an adult, because most adults there leave less than one year after being hired. Why do children need a long-term relationship with an adult in order to develop properly?

Every child is unique. Some children may develop normally in such circumstances. But most children do well with continuity of care. They get confused if primary care givers keep changing. They may not develop any rapport with any one. This may affect their emotional development.  


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Dr. Arun Kumar Suri


I can answer questions in the field of general pediatrics-questions regarding the development of children, immunization, feeding, weaning and common childhood problems like fever, cough and recurrent illness. Many of these topics are dealt with on my website Healthy Family Happy Family. Often a mother imagines that her child is sick when in fact there is no problem. Such a mother needs explanation and reassurance. I will not be able to answer specific questions regarding diagnosis.


I have more than 20 years of experience as a Pediatrician. I have been involved in the care of premature babies and also many critically ill children.

I am attached to a Mission hospital in a small town in the Kannur dist. of Kerala in India. I also have my private clinic in a nearby place.

Most of my articles are on my website Healthy Family Happy Family. I have also contributed articles to Ezine Articles and Article City. I believe that Pediatrics is more than treating diseases in children. I advocate holistic approach to child health and problems of children giving equal importance to physical, psychological and spiritual health of children.

M.B.B.S. D.C.H. I have completed a distant course in adolescent health conducted by IMA AKN SINHA INSTITUTE. I have also completed an online course on Ayurvedic care of children conducted by Jiva Institute.

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