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My daughter coming home always late (middle of night ). She is 21 year old. How to handle her bad behavior?

My daughter coming home always late (middle of night ). She is 21 year old. How to handle her bad behavior?

No guaranteed ways: Unfortunately, nothing anyone suggests will have a 100% success rate. A lot rides on the person you're talking to but the way I handle it in our house is to remind whomever that while they're welcome to live in our house for as long as they want/need- they will ALWAYS be required to follow OUR RULES which include coming home well before streets get crazy dangerous. Don't like it? Move elsewhere. ...Read more

Dr. Lily Bhattacharya
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Inappropriate Behavior (Definition)

Behavior that is ineffective and typically problematic to the doer and to those around them in a specific context or situation. Talking loudly during a movie is inappropriate behavior. Talking loudly to try to get your child's attention when they are far away from you and doing something ...Read more


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How can you differentiate between oppositional defiant disorder and just "bad" behavior in 4 year old boy?

How can you differentiate between oppositional defiant disorder and just "bad" behavior in 4 year old boy?

What's "bad"?: Odd is a description of how a child interacts with others by being negative and resistant. "bad" is a moral judgment that can be associated with lots of behaviors. Unacceptable behaviors needed effective correction, hopefully from loving parents who see the good in their child even when the behavior is bad. ...Read more

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How can I get my 8 year old evaluated properly she is not doing well on Abilify (aripiprazole) she has bad behavior issues nothing is helping her no help?

How can I get my 8 year old evaluated properly she is not doing well on Abilify (aripiprazole) she has bad behavior issues nothing is helping her no help?

Child psychiatrist: Work with your child psychiatrist. Seek a second opinion, if necessary. Behavioral interventions which involve both parents and teachers is usually necessary to successfully treat a young child with severe behavior problems. ...Read more

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Is forgetting a lot normal for a 15 year-old or is it a bad sign?

Is forgetting a lot normal for a 15 year-old or is it a bad sign?

No, not normal: A 15 year old who's forgetting a lot needs to see his or her family doctor for an evaluation. It could be not paying attention, adhd, doing drugs, not getting enough sleep, being depressed, or many other things going on. It's not normal. ...Read more

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Is it bad for my 15 year old sister to wear a 34h bra cup?

Is it bad for my 15 year old sister to wear a 34h bra cup?

Unusual but not rare: Although this is unusual, it is not rare. In instance where it is associated with lactation, then a hormonal evaluation may be warranted. If this persists, she may benefit from a breast reduction. ...Read more

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How bad is it for a 15 year old to take sleep pills occasionly(when he is having a sleepless night)?

How bad is it for a 15 year old to take sleep pills occasionly(when he is having a sleepless night)?

Not good: It would be much healthier and more effective to investigate why the sleep disturbance is present, than to simply medicate it. Then a more helpful intervention could be used. Depression and insomnia can happen at 15, but so can many other issues that deserve attention also. ...Read more

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I have a 15 year old who has really bad pelvic pain what should I do?

I have a 15 year old who has really bad pelvic pain what should I do?

Have her seen: At age 15, she is old enough to see a physician in private. It is her right to be seen, and promptly. I am glad you asked and whatever happens, she is fortunate that she has a caring mother. ...Read more

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How bad is it really for a 15 year old girl to go for a walk at around 3am in a small town?

How bad is it really for a 15 year old girl to go for a walk at around 3am in a small town?

Size of town: Does not guarantee safety. 15 years old is a vulnerable age. In general - a teen should be sleeping at 3 am. Safety first ! ...Read more

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Hey my 15 year old daughter has been complaining about her stomache hurting like she wants to puke after eating and she says she gets really bad gas s?

Hey my 15 year old daughter has been complaining about her stomache hurting like she wants to puke after eating and she says she gets really bad gas s?

Needs to see a doc: There is a tremendous number of possibilitis. But there are several signs and symptoms that would make it relatively urgent to take her to a doctor. 1. Recurrent severe pain that does not go away, 2. Significant weight loss, 3 severe fatigue and loss of energy, 4. Chronic loss of appetite. Statistically abdominal pain like the one you descibe in a teenager is common, but play safe. ...Read more