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bcs_04_pac_2y
1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70) 2004 Survey
Questionnaire about children aged 1 – 2 years and 11 months
Blue Questionnaire Confidential
We would like you to answer a few questions about ... 's development and behaviour.

If your child is... ... 12 months old, tick this box

1
Yes

If your child is... ... 13 - 15 months old, tick this box

1
Yes

If your child is... ... 16- 18 months old, tick this box

1
Yes

If your child is... ... 19 - 21 months old, tick this box

1
Yes

If your child is... ... 22 months or older, tick this box

1
Yes
If Yes to question intro_i Start with question 1
qc_intro_i == 1
Please answer the following questions about your 12 month old child.

Has your child ever crawled when left lying on his or her stomach?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever said any recognisable words such as ‘mama’ or ‘dada’?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever picked up any small objects, such as raisins or biscuit crumbs, using only his or her thumb and first finger?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever walked at least two steps with one hand held or holding on to something?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever waved goodbye without help from another person?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever shown by his or her behaviour that he or she knows the name of common objects when somebody else names them out loud?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever shown that he or she wanted something by pointing, pulling, or making pleasant sounds, rather than by crying or whining?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever stood alone on his or her feet for 10 seconds or more without holding on to anything or another person?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever walked at least two steps without holding on to anything or another person?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever crawled up at least two stairs or steps?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever said two recognisable words besides ‘mama’ or ‘dada’?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever run?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever said the name of a familiar object, such as a ball?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever made a line with a crayon or pencil?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever walked up at least two stairs with one hand held or holding the railing?

1
Yes
2
No
Now go to question 6 on page 8
If Yes to question intro_ii Start with question 2
qc_intro_ii == 1
Please answer the following questions about your 13 – 15 month old child.

Has your child ever waved goodbye without help from another person?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever shown by his or her behaviour that he or she knows the name of common objects when somebody else names them out loud?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever shown that he or she wanted something by pointing, pulling, or making pleasant sounds, rather than by crying or whining?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever stood alone on his or her feet for 10 seconds or more without holding on to anything or another person?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever walked at least two steps without holding on to anything or another person?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever crawled up at least two stairs or steps?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever said two recognisable words besides ‘mama’ or ‘dada’?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever run?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever said the name of a familiar object, such as a ball?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever made a line with a crayon or pencil?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever walked up at least two stairs with one hand held or holding the railing?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever fed himself or herself with a spoon or fork without spilling much?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever let someone know, without crying, that wearing wet (soiled) underclothing or nappies bothers him or her?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever spoken a partial sentence of three words or more?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever walked up stairs by himself or herself without holding on to a rail?

1
Yes
2
No
Now go to question 6 on page 8
If Yes to question intro_iii Start with question 3
qc_intro_iii == 1
Please answer the following questions about your 16 – 18 month old child.

Has your child ever walked at least two steps without holding on to anything or another person?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever crawled up at least two stairs or steps?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever said two recognisable words besides ‘mama’ or ‘dada’?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever run?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever said the name of a familiar object, such as a ball?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever made a line with a crayon or pencil?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever walked up at least two stairs with one hand held or holding the railing?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever fed himself or herself with a spoon or fork without spilling much?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever let someone know, without crying, that wearing wet (soiled) underclothing or nappies bothers him or her?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever spoken a partial sentence of three words or more?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever walked up stairs by himself or herself without holding on to a rail?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever washed and dried his or her hands without any help except for turning the water on and off?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever counted three objects correctly?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever gone to the toilet or used a potty alone?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever walked up stairs by himself or herself with no help, stepping on each step with only one foot?

1
Yes
2
No
Now go to question 6 on page 8
If Yes to question intro_iv Start with question 4
qc_intro_iv == 1
Please answer the following questions about your 19 – 21 month old child.

Has your child ever run?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever said the name of a familiar object, such as a ball?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever made a line with a crayon or pencil?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever walked up at least two stairs with one hand held or holding the railing?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever fed himself or herself with a spoon or fork without spilling much?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever let someone know, without crying, that wearing wet (soiled) underclothing or nappies bothers him or her?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever spoken a partial sentence of three words or more?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever walked up stairs by himself or herself without holding on to a rail?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever washed and dried his or her hands without any help except for turning the water on and off?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever counted three objects correctly?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever gone to the toilet or used a potty alone?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever walked up stairs by him or herself with no help, stepping on each step with only one foot?

1
Yes
2
No

Does your child know his or her own age and sex?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever said the names of at least four colours?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever pedalled a tricycle at least 10 feet?

1
Yes
2
No
Now go to question 6 on page 8
If Yes to question intro_v Start with Question 5
qc_intro_v == 1
Please answer the following questions about your child aged 22 months or older.

Has your child ever let someone know, without crying, that wearing wet (soiled) underclothing or nappies bothers him or her?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever spoken a partial sentence of three words or more?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever walked up stairs by himself or herself without holding on to a rail?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever washed and dried his or her hands without any help except for turning the water on and off?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever counted three objects correctly?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever gone to the toilet or used a potty alone?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever walked up stairs by him or herself with no help, stepping on each step with only one foot?

1
Yes
2
No

Does your child know his or her own age and sex?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever said the names of at least four colours?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever pedalled a tricycle at least 10 feet?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever done a head over heels without help from anybody?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever dressed him or herself without any help except for tying of shoes (and buttoning the backs of dresses)?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever said his or her first and last name together without someone’s help? (Nicknames may be used for first name).

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever counted out loud up to 10?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever drawn a picture of a man or woman with at least two parts of the body besides a head?

1
Yes
2
No
Now go to question 6 on page 8
These questions are for everyone to answer.
Can you say whether the following apply to your child?
-

1 - Almost never

2 - Rarely

3 - Usually does not

4 - Often

5 - Almost always

Your child laughs or smiles when meeting other children
Your child is pleasant (smiles, laughs) when first arriving in unfamiliar places
Your child is pleasant (smiles, laughs) during face washing
Your child remains pleasant when hungry and waiting for food to be prepared
Your child cries after a fall or bump
Your child takes several days to get used to (show usual behaviour in) new situations away from parent (play group, nursery, babysitter)
Your child continues to get into forbidden areas or objects in spite of parents’ repeated warnings
Your child is still wary of strangers after 15 minutes
Your child sleeps poorly (restless, wakeful) in new places for two or three times
Your child allows face washing without protest (squirming, turning away)
Your child is shy (turns away or clings to mother) on meeting another child for the first time
For the first few minutes in a new place (shop, new home, stranger’s house) your child is wary (clings to mother, holds back)
Your child is fearful of being put down in an unfamiliar place (supermarket trolley, new pushchair, play area) when a parent is present
Your child’s initial reaction to a new babysitter is rejection (crying, clinging to mother, etc.)
Your child’s initial reaction at home to approach by strangers is acceptance (looks at, reaches out)
Your child gets sleepy at about the same time each evening (within 1/2 hour)
The amount of milk or juice your child takes at mealtime is unpredictable from meal to meal (over 2 fl oz. or 50 ml. difference)
Your child takes daytime naps at differing times (over 1/2 hour difference) from day to day
Your child eats about the same amount of food at meals from day to day
Your child’s period of greatest physical activity comes at the same time of day
These questions are about your relationship with your child. Please think about how far each of the statements currently applies to your relationship with your child.
-

1 - Definitely does not apply

2 - Not really

3 - Neutral, not sure

4 - Applies sometimes

5 - Definitely applies

I share an affectionate, warm relationship with my child
My child and I always seem to be struggling with each other
My child will seek comfort from me
My child is uncomfortable with physical affection or touch from me
When I praise my child, he or she beams with pride
My child easily becomes angry at me
It is easy to be in tune with what my child is feeling
My child remains angry or is resistant after being disciplined
Dealing with my child drains my energy
When my child wakes in a bad mood, I know we’re in for a long and difficult day
My child’s feelings towards me can be unpredictable or can change suddenly
Sometimes children are pretty well behaved and other times they are not. We are interested in what parents do when their children misbehave. Please think about how your child has been in the last three months
-

1 - Never

2 - Rarely

3 - Sometimes (about once a month)

4 - Often (about once a week)

5 - Daily

How often have you ignored your child?
How often have you shouted at your child?
How often have you sent your child to his or her bedroom or naughty chair, etc.?
How often have you told your child off?
How often have you had to bribe your child (e.g. with sweets, or a treat)?
How often have you had to smack your child?

Approximately how often do you get the chance to read stories with or to your child?

1
Every day
2
Several times a week
3
Several times a month
4
Several times a year
5
Never

Approximately how many books does your child have (including books shared with brothers and sisters)?

1
No books
2
1 - 2 books
3
3 - 9 books
4
10 - 19 books
5
20 - 49 books
6
50 plus

Have you or your child’s other parent ever helped your child to learn any of the following…

1
... numbers?
2
... the alphabet?
3
... colours?
4
... shapes and sizes?
5
... none of the above
Thank you very much for taking the time to answer our questions. Please give the questionnaire to the interviewer or post it back in the envelope provided. All your answers will remain confidential. Please call Freephone if you have any queries.
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bcs_04_pac_2y

1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70) 2004 Survey
Questionnaire about children aged 1 – 2 years and 11 months
Blue Questionnaire Confidential
We would like you to answer a few questions about ... 's development and behaviour.
If your child is... ... 12 months old, tick this box
1
Yes
If your child is... ... 13 - 15 months old, tick this box
1
Yes
If your child is... ... 16- 18 months old, tick this box
1
Yes
If your child is... ... 19 - 21 months old, tick this box
1
Yes
If your child is... ... 22 months or older, tick this box
1
Yes
Please answer the following questions about your 12 month old child.
Has your child ever crawled when left lying on his or her stomach?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever said any recognisable words such as ‘mama’ or ‘dada’?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever picked up any small objects, such as raisins or biscuit crumbs, using only his or her thumb and first finger?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever walked at least two steps with one hand held or holding on to something?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever waved goodbye without help from another person?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever shown by his or her behaviour that he or she knows the name of common objects when somebody else names them out loud?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever shown that he or she wanted something by pointing, pulling, or making pleasant sounds, rather than by crying or whining?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever stood alone on his or her feet for 10 seconds or more without holding on to anything or another person?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever walked at least two steps without holding on to anything or another person?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever crawled up at least two stairs or steps?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever said two recognisable words besides ‘mama’ or ‘dada’?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever run?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever said the name of a familiar object, such as a ball?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever made a line with a crayon or pencil?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever walked up at least two stairs with one hand held or holding the railing?
1
Yes
2
No
Now go to question 6 on page 8
Please answer the following questions about your 13 – 15 month old child.
Has your child ever waved goodbye without help from another person?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever shown by his or her behaviour that he or she knows the name of common objects when somebody else names them out loud?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever shown that he or she wanted something by pointing, pulling, or making pleasant sounds, rather than by crying or whining?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever stood alone on his or her feet for 10 seconds or more without holding on to anything or another person?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever walked at least two steps without holding on to anything or another person?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever crawled up at least two stairs or steps?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever said two recognisable words besides ‘mama’ or ‘dada’?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever run?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever said the name of a familiar object, such as a ball?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever made a line with a crayon or pencil?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever walked up at least two stairs with one hand held or holding the railing?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever fed himself or herself with a spoon or fork without spilling much?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever let someone know, without crying, that wearing wet (soiled) underclothing or nappies bothers him or her?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever spoken a partial sentence of three words or more?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever walked up stairs by himself or herself without holding on to a rail?
1
Yes
2
No
Now go to question 6 on page 8
Please answer the following questions about your 16 – 18 month old child.
Has your child ever walked at least two steps without holding on to anything or another person?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever crawled up at least two stairs or steps?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever said two recognisable words besides ‘mama’ or ‘dada’?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever run?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever said the name of a familiar object, such as a ball?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever made a line with a crayon or pencil?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever walked up at least two stairs with one hand held or holding the railing?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever fed himself or herself with a spoon or fork without spilling much?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever let someone know, without crying, that wearing wet (soiled) underclothing or nappies bothers him or her?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever spoken a partial sentence of three words or more?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever walked up stairs by himself or herself without holding on to a rail?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever washed and dried his or her hands without any help except for turning the water on and off?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever counted three objects correctly?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever gone to the toilet or used a potty alone?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever walked up stairs by himself or herself with no help, stepping on each step with only one foot?
1
Yes
2
No
Now go to question 6 on page 8
Please answer the following questions about your 19 – 21 month old child.
Has your child ever run?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever said the name of a familiar object, such as a ball?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever made a line with a crayon or pencil?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever walked up at least two stairs with one hand held or holding the railing?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever fed himself or herself with a spoon or fork without spilling much?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever let someone know, without crying, that wearing wet (soiled) underclothing or nappies bothers him or her?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever spoken a partial sentence of three words or more?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever walked up stairs by himself or herself without holding on to a rail?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever washed and dried his or her hands without any help except for turning the water on and off?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever counted three objects correctly?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever gone to the toilet or used a potty alone?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever walked up stairs by him or herself with no help, stepping on each step with only one foot?
1
Yes
2
No
Does your child know his or her own age and sex?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever said the names of at least four colours?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever pedalled a tricycle at least 10 feet?
1
Yes
2
No
Now go to question 6 on page 8
Please answer the following questions about your child aged 22 months or older.
Has your child ever let someone know, without crying, that wearing wet (soiled) underclothing or nappies bothers him or her?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever spoken a partial sentence of three words or more?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever walked up stairs by himself or herself without holding on to a rail?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever washed and dried his or her hands without any help except for turning the water on and off?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever counted three objects correctly?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever gone to the toilet or used a potty alone?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever walked up stairs by him or herself with no help, stepping on each step with only one foot?
1
Yes
2
No
Does your child know his or her own age and sex?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever said the names of at least four colours?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever pedalled a tricycle at least 10 feet?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever done a head over heels without help from anybody?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever dressed him or herself without any help except for tying of shoes (and buttoning the backs of dresses)?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever said his or her first and last name together without someone’s help? (Nicknames may be used for first name).
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever counted out loud up to 10?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever drawn a picture of a man or woman with at least two parts of the body besides a head?
1
Yes
2
No
Now go to question 6 on page 8
These questions are for everyone to answer.

Can you say whether the following apply to your child?

-

1 - Almost never

2 - Rarely

3 - Usually does not

4 - Often

5 - Almost always

Your child laughs or smiles when meeting other children
Your child is pleasant (smiles, laughs) when first arriving in unfamiliar places
Your child is pleasant (smiles, laughs) during face washing
Your child remains pleasant when hungry and waiting for food to be prepared
Your child cries after a fall or bump
Your child takes several days to get used to (show usual behaviour in) new situations away from parent (play group, nursery, babysitter)
Your child continues to get into forbidden areas or objects in spite of parents’ repeated warnings
Your child is still wary of strangers after 15 minutes
Your child sleeps poorly (restless, wakeful) in new places for two or three times
Your child allows face washing without protest (squirming, turning away)
Your child is shy (turns away or clings to mother) on meeting another child for the first time
For the first few minutes in a new place (shop, new home, stranger’s house) your child is wary (clings to mother, holds back)
Your child is fearful of being put down in an unfamiliar place (supermarket trolley, new pushchair, play area) when a parent is present
Your child’s initial reaction to a new babysitter is rejection (crying, clinging to mother, etc.)
Your child’s initial reaction at home to approach by strangers is acceptance (looks at, reaches out)
Your child gets sleepy at about the same time each evening (within 1/2 hour)
The amount of milk or juice your child takes at mealtime is unpredictable from meal to meal (over 2 fl oz. or 50 ml. difference)
Your child takes daytime naps at differing times (over 1/2 hour difference) from day to day
Your child eats about the same amount of food at meals from day to day
Your child’s period of greatest physical activity comes at the same time of day

These questions are about your relationship with your child. Please think about how far each of the statements currently applies to your relationship with your child.

-

1 - Definitely does not apply

2 - Not really

3 - Neutral, not sure

4 - Applies sometimes

5 - Definitely applies

I share an affectionate, warm relationship with my child
My child and I always seem to be struggling with each other
My child will seek comfort from me
My child is uncomfortable with physical affection or touch from me
When I praise my child, he or she beams with pride
My child easily becomes angry at me
It is easy to be in tune with what my child is feeling
My child remains angry or is resistant after being disciplined
Dealing with my child drains my energy
When my child wakes in a bad mood, I know we’re in for a long and difficult day
My child’s feelings towards me can be unpredictable or can change suddenly

Sometimes children are pretty well behaved and other times they are not. We are interested in what parents do when their children misbehave. Please think about how your child has been in the last three months

-

1 - Never

2 - Rarely

3 - Sometimes (about once a month)

4 - Often (about once a week)

5 - Daily

How often have you ignored your child?
How often have you shouted at your child?
How often have you sent your child to his or her bedroom or naughty chair, etc.?
How often have you told your child off?
How often have you had to bribe your child (e.g. with sweets, or a treat)?
How often have you had to smack your child?
Approximately how often do you get the chance to read stories with or to your child?
1
Every day
2
Several times a week
3
Several times a month
4
Several times a year
5
Never
Approximately how many books does your child have (including books shared with brothers and sisters)?
1
No books
2
1 - 2 books
3
3 - 9 books
4
10 - 19 books
5
20 - 49 books
6
50 plus
Have you or your child’s other parent ever helped your child to learn any of the following…
1
... numbers?
2
... the alphabet?
3
... colours?
4
... shapes and sizes?
5
... none of the above
Thank you very much for taking the time to answer our questions. Please give the questionnaire to the interviewer or post it back in the envelope provided. All your answers will remain confidential. Please call Freephone if you have any queries.
Name

BCS70 Age 34 Parent and Child Self-Completion 1-2 Years