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A 28-year-old member asked:

my child cold goes away and comes back ?

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Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Allergies: Recurring colds can be caused by allergies, whatever your child is sensitive to.Dust, molds , cigarette smokes , pets in the house weather changes etc.Go see your pediatrician to have it sort out.
Dr. Marina Armendariz
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Not a cold?: It could be allergies . Talk with your child's pediatrician, there might be some allergy medication that your pediatrician can recommend.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Expectations: The average infant/toddler will have 5-7 respiratory illness/yr declining to 3-5 after age 5.The abundance of different viral strains and the kids hand to mouth behavior are big contributors to this fact. If your kids are more frequent, allergies can contribute as can environmental irritants like smoke, fragrances ,fumes,etc.Rare immune issues can be involved but this can be worked out by your doc

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How can I continue to work out, despite a back problem?

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Do core work: You may want to alter your workouts to incorporate more core stabilization routines and try more cross training. Avoiding certain workouts may help like rowing and , heavy weight lifting especially squats and deadlifts as well concentrating on less weight with increased reps.
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How can I encourage my child to eat a variety of healthy foods?

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Keep tyring!: All you can do is make the foods available and model good eating habits. Different textures, colors, etc. Make food more appealing. Also, allow your child to experience the food in different ways - ex: raw, cooked, frozen even. Pairing unfamilar foods with foods they already like can help. Also, dips are a great way for kids to try new foods.
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How could we help our children resist today's evil cultural messages?

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Evil: Try giving them less internet access. You can also be an example of good values and "good culture".
A 32-year-old member asked:

Isnt being online constantly a danger to my 13 year old child? Why does fb want to drop the age limit?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Danger?: Being online constantly is dangerous if you are not monitoring her activity, who her friends are. Etc. Children should not have more than 2 hrs a day total for all media time. This may be adjusted for homework that is on the computer. I would be concerned as she is not interacting with real people and learning age appropriate social interactions.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Must I tell my child about a chronic illness?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Eventually: You don't say who has the illness or how old the child is, but irrespective, the conversation should take place. Children tend to be egocentric and will therefore blame themselves for the illness. Telling them and reassuring them is important.
Dr. Abby Caplin
Dr. Abby Caplin commented
Integrative Medicine 40 years experience
I agree with Dr. Sparacino, and the conversation and type of sharing should be age appropriate. It's important to meet with a mental health professional to make sure you will know what and how to share the information.
Oct 3, 2012

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