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how can i help my gifted child fit in with regular kids?

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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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Pediatrics 28 years experience
See below: Provide opportunities for social interaction outside of school and educational settings. Perhaps, sports, dance, camps, or scouting.

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Do children in bilingual families start talking later than other kids?

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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 22 years experience
No: A child will learn all language he is exposed to and will understand and speak both if in equal (or close to equal) amounts.
A 44-year-old member asked:

My family smokes at home but does not smoke when the kids are around, does the lingering smoke still harm young child?

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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics 13 years experience
Yes: Second hand smoke is dangerous for children and increases their risk of sids and respiratory illnesses such as asthma. If you have a family member who smokes as them to do so outside and change their clothes before returning inside. Smoke can linger for a long time on clothes.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Will giving a cell phone to your kid cause him to have anti-social behavior?

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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Give guidance too!: Just giving your child adult electronic tools without guidelines on their use is just as dangerous as giving them a chain saw without instruction in how to ue it.But with proper instruction and guidelines, it can be a useful tool. First, two musts - never use in school and never take to bed. Beyond that, you need to set limits and customize its use. Help them learn appropriate social norms in use.
Dr. Brad Hoopingarner
Specializes in Pediatrics
It should be removed at bedtime as the use at night will result in poor quality sleep which can cause school and behavior problems. The child should definitely avoid social media such as facebook, twitter, etc. The discussions on such sites can result in unnecessary anxiety/stress. The phone can provide safety if the child needs to contact someone when out and about. Many cell phone providers (Verizon and others), provide a service or app which will allow the parent to monitor who they are calling or texting. It also monitors data use. Often you can turn the phone/data off at night. These are nice options if you are able to use them.
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A 37-year-old member asked:

Does the clean kid manual work for kids with encopresis?

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Dr. Glen Elliott
Child Psychiatry 43 years experience
Talk to a specialist: Encopresis can be an especially trying and difficult disorder to treat. The specialists in treating it usually are either behavioral and developmental pediatricians or pediatric GI doctors. They will be familiar with various approaches, probably including the clean kid manual. You need to have someone you trust with whom you can work towards a longterm solution.
A 22-year-old member asked:

Does anyone know if there are any aa meetings for the children of alcoholics (the kids not being alcoholics)?

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Dr. Jason Beasley
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Yes: Generally these groups are referred to as al-anon.

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