A City Guide To Poyang for e. as two opposing states rather than as existing on a continuum. Children here are slow to see or adopt other people’s viewpoints or perspectives. This ability is crucial if one is to empathise with others, and thus a pre-operational child is not very sympathetic to a family member being ill, not understanding why this means they can no longer expect the same amount of play, for example. Illness concept It is important that children learn over time some responsibility for maintaining their own health; however, few studies have examined children’s conception of health, which would be likely to influence their behaviour. Research has instead focused more often on generating illness concepts. For example, Bibace and Walsh suggest, on the basis of asking children aged ? questions about health and illness, that an illness concept develops gradually. A City Guide To Poyang 2016.