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Can my 3 yr old (37 months) old little boy be autistic?

Can my 3 yr old (37 months) old little boy be autistic?

Maybe,maybe not : You provided no information for a real analysis, but a 3 year old can be autistic. ...Read more

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Thumbsucking (Definition)

Dentists generally call these, digit habits, fingers thumb, finger nails. If the person seems to have their fingers in their mouth after the initial eruption of the primary teeth they may have developed the habit. It can be a soothing reflex but can cause growth alterations in the eruption of the ...Read more


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My 12 year old is growing her adult teeth behind some baby teeth?

My 12 year old is growing her adult teeth behind some baby teeth?

Crowding: Usually when permanent teeth erupt behind the baby teeth, it is due to not enough space for the tooth to erupt into the mouth. Should be evaluated by a dentist or orthodontist. ...Read more

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Boy 13 years old still. Suck baby bottle is that. Normal?

Boy 13 years old  still. Suck baby bottle is that. Normal?

No, ma'am: Individual psychotherapy with family participation is needed to determine what stresses him & why he is allowed to self-calm with a bottle. Assessment includes family history for psychiatric disorders, parent-child interactions since birth, child's iq, academic & social abilities, teacher reports & a dental exam. Therapists teach more age-appropriate coping skills before ditching the bottle. ...Read more

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Could a 15 yr old boy grow 1 inch per yr until age 21 yrs old?

Could a 15 yr old boy grow 1 inch per yr until age 21 yrs old?

Unlikely to happen: Most 15 yo are near the end of their linear growth and can expect about 2 more inches. If they entered puberty later than their friends, they may finish later, but most are done at 17.An xray of the wrist and hand can show if more growth is likely by showing open growth centers. ...Read more

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How do I stop mu 40 year old wife ftom sucking her thumb?

How do I stop mu 40 year old wife ftom sucking her thumb?

She might / you not: There are some interesting thumb guards out there designed to remind people when they put their thumb in their mouth & some prevent the mouth from closing around the thumb & interfering with suction.For anyone to benefit from such therapy they must decide they want it. If its a stress releaver, your efforts may make it worse. Hypnosis might be another option, again one needs to want change to do it. ...Read more

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How do I stop a 4 year old child from sucking her thumb?

How do I stop a 4 year old child from sucking her thumb?

Options.: See when she does it. Is it when she feels scared, tired or bored? Address the feeling. Also you may start by setting expectations on where she is allowed to do it, thus reducing the "thumb time", other options are having her look in a mirror when she does it, to see if she likes what she sees. And lastly you can try some commercially available nail polishes that taste icky. DonĀ“t overwhelm her. ...Read more

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I 27 year old boy my miss 26 year old 4 year completed in married but no baby no pregnancy?

I 27 year old boy my miss 26 year old 
 4 year completed in married but no baby no pregnancy?

Have you seen a dr?: If you have regular intercourse during the time of the month when your wife is ovulating for one year without conceiving, that is considered a fertility problem. I recommend you see a fertility specialist if possible. The problem could just be with the timing and frequency of sex, but if that is not a problem, then there could be an issue with either or both of you. Sometimes it is simple. ...Read more

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My daughter weighs 125 lbs at a 5'1 12 year old. How over weight is she?

My daughter weighs 125 lbs at a 5'1 12 year old. How over weight is she?

To calculate BMI: accurately requires date of birth. If she is 12 years 0 months, her BMI of 23.6 is at the 91st %ile in the overweight range (85th-94th%ile). Limit her total screen time- TV, videos, video games, tablet, computer & smart phone - to a maximum of 2 hours/day. Remove electronics from her bedroom. Encourage 1 hour of daily exercise. Do not allow junk food or soda in your house. Have family meals. ...Read more

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Should a 14 months old baby brush his teeth?

Should a 14 months old baby brush his teeth?

Parent must do it.: Good oral care starts day one. For infants, wiping all oral surfaces with a washcloth and water twice daily after feedings does the job. For toddlers, get a very soft small toothbrush and brush all oral surfaces gently. You don't have to use toothpaste, but if you want to use it, put only a tiny dot on the brush;we don't want him eating toothpaste! ...Read more

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Should i stop my 4 mth old from sucking her thumb?

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Should i stop my 4 mth old from sucking her thumb?

No: Sucking her thumb is a method by which she can calm and comfort herself. It is natural at this age. ...Read more

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Can 13 year old boy be with a 5 year old girl sexually?

Can 13 year old boy be with a 5 year old girl sexually?

Define sex: There are many instances where teens or adults have used children of either gender as sexual objects. The methods and activities varied, but all are sexual abuse and exploitation. As sick as this is, it does happen in cultures around the world.Often the perpitrators were victims of such abuse in some form as kids. ...Read more

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How can I stop a 12 year old kid from biting her nails?

How can I stop a 12 year old kid from biting her nails?

Painting: First find out why she bites her nails, is it habit, nervousness, anxiety. Using thumbx on nails creates a bad taste when she does, or you can manicure and paint her nails so they look pretty and she may not want to bite them. Talk with her about germs that enter her mouth each time she bites. ...Read more

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I caught my 8 yr old masturbating?

I caught my 8 yr old masturbating?

My child masturbates: I am sure many parents have had this experience or something close to it. Humans need to explore their bodies. Humans are curious, and let's admit it, it feels good to touch ourselves. A parents role is to gently not increase any shame, embarrassment and to, when appropriate, teach self esteem to their children by explaining the norms of the human experience and when we maintain privacy. ...Read more

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Fifteen years old, chubby, can't reach past my knees?

Fifteen years old, chubby, can't reach past my knees?

Activity/healthydiet: You need to eat a healthy diet (3 meals/day) and regular exercise doing activities that you enjoy. You should review your weight and your height and your eating habits with your doctor for further information and consider an evaluation with a nutritionist. ...Read more

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My boy 8 years old has a fever 36.8oc?

My boy 8 years old has a fever 36.8oc?

Firstly...: ...That's a normal temperature. Secondly (and more importantly, ) in the list of factors that tell us how sick the child is, height of fever is far less important than activity, mood, degree of pain and discomfort, presence or absence of vomiting, shortness of breath, intake of water and output of urine. ...Read more

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How tall will a 12 yr old boy be if he's 5'11.His mom 5'7.His dads 6'1..He's always been tall.He was 5'7 last year and he grows 4 inches every year.?

How tall will a 12 yr old boy be if he's 5'11.His mom 5'7.His dads 6'1..He's always been tall.He was 5'7 last year and he grows 4 inches every year.?

Hard to say....: I know you think this is a simple question but it isn't! according to the growth curve, he's about the 95%ile for age, which predicts an adult height of about 6'4". According to the law of averages, he should be about 6'1/2". It really depends on lots of things: -pubertal stage -nutrition -health -hormonal disorders a better way to answer would be to see his pediatrician and find out more. ...Read more

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Can a 12 year old boy get breast cancer?

Can a 12 year old boy get breast cancer?

No.: Breast cancer is very rare in men, occuring in less than 1:100, 000. This tends to occur at an older age in men as compared to women. I am unaware of breast cancer ever reported in a teenage male. ...Read more

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My 12 year old son has a "geographical" tongue. Suggestions?

My 12 year old son has a "geographical" tongue. Suggestions?

It's considered ok: People get geographic tongue patterns sometimes. The reasons are not certain. If there are no painful ulcers or other "ill" symptoms, the geographic tongue is not considered an illness. ...Read more

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