Being white. DDH is rarely seen in black children.
DDH may be related to higher-than-expected amounts of the
hormones in the mother's bloodstream that loosen
ligaments during pregnancy. Female babies may be more sensitive to these
hormones, which may be one reason why DDH affects girls more than boys.
By Jeanie Lerche Davis
Driving fast, breaking curfew, arguing, shoplifting. Teenagers can push your
patience, but unfortunately, some kids go as far as blatantly flouting rules or
breaking the law, often with tragic results. What's with this rebellious
streak? How can parents funnel it into less risky business?
All teens go through similar phases -- the need for
independence, a separate identity, testing authority. It's part of growing up;
it's also linked to developmental changes in the brain...