A 36-year-old member asked:
how can i help my gifted child fit in with regular kids?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Anthony LaBarberaanswered
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?
4 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
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.
6.7k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
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?
5 doctor answers • 14 doctors weighed in
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.
6.4k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 35-year-old member asked:
Will giving a cell phone to your kid cause him to have anti-social behavior?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
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.
6.4k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 37-year-old member asked:
Does the clean kid manual work for kids with encopresis?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
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.
6.1k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
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)?
3 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Yes: Generally these groups are referred to as al-anon.
6.2k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated May 26, 2014
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