vulnerable child syndrome

vul·ner·a·ble child syn·drome

a reaction characterized by disturbance in psychosocial development, often occurring in children whose parents expect them to die prematurely.

vul·ner·a·ble child syn·drome

a reaction characterized by disturbance in psychosocial development, often occurring in children whose parents expect them to die prematurely.
A ‘condition’ that affects the family of an infant or child who has suffered what the parents believe is a ‘close call’ with death. The child is thereafter perceived as vulnerable to serious injury or accidents

vulnerable child syndrome

A 'condition' that affects the family of an infant or child who has suffered what the parents believe is a 'close call' with death and thereafter perceived as vulnerable to serious injury or accidents
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Vulnerable child syndrome is a recognizable clinical problem that the actions or inaction of pediatricians can help perpetuate, Dr.
Vulnerable child syndrome (VCS) also can cause dysfunctional development and behavior in an otherwise healthy child.
Reactions to the threatened loss of a child: A vulnerable child syndrome.
The vulnerable child syndrome and its relation to parental overprotection.
Perhaps its most serious consequence is the disruption it causes in maternal-infant bonding, the increased chances of cessation of breast-feeding, and the development of the vulnerable child syndrome.
The Vulnerable Child Syndrome Parents who believe their children have suffered a "close call" tend to be overly protective of their children.

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