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how can i get my kids to open up?

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Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 18 years experience
Open up: Be available, truly listen, don't judge, don't criticize, don't react negatively, don't prod, don't push, don't bombard with questions, don't lecture, don't get angry or upset with what they say (if possible), don't divulge info shared with others unless child agrees to and aware of. Sometimes it's easier for children to open up if they are involved in some enjoyable activity with you involved.

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Are there any healthy breakfasts that kids I sit will actually eat?

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Dr. Bryan Levey
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There are many...: ...Different healthy breakfast foods. The way to know which ones your particular children will eat is through trial and error.
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How can I keep my kids healthy during the summer?

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How can I make breakfast smoothies healthier for my kids?

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What germs are harmful for kids?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
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Is a mobile phone radiation harmfull for kids?

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Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
So far no...: Cell phones emit radiofrequency energy-non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation, which can be absorbed by tissues closest to where the phone is held.Studies have not shown a consistent link between cell phone use and cancers of the brain, nerves, or other tissues of the head or neck. More research is needed because cell phone technology and how people use cell phones have been changing rapidly.

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