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Dr. Howard Gurr
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Children In School (Overview)

Children are required to be in school until the age of 18.


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Should I send my children to school during a pandemic?

Should I send my children to school during a pandemic?

Yes.: Yes, unless authorities close the schools. In that case, you should be prepared to engage in home-learning activities with your children. ...Read more

Dr. Howard Gurr
39 Doctors shared insights

Children In School (Overview)

Children are required to be in school until the age of 18.


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What dangers are there for epileptic children in schools?

What dangers are there for epileptic children in schools?

Seizure: There is always a risk of a patient with seizures to have one at any time. Therefore the best thing is to be prepared with a safety plan. Your neurologist can give you and the school instructions of what to do in the event of a seizure. ...Read more

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Children in school (Tip)

Teach your child to appreciate, thankful & grateful for what they have. Some children have nothing. ...See more

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Caring for a Special Needs Child (Checklist)

Pick a good primary care provider
once
Keep a notebook of your child's health problems and medical specialists
monthly
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What sort of disorders can be spread among children in school?

What sort of disorders can be spread among children in school?

Infestor vs infector: School kids oft have a relaxed pattern of personal hygene & well developed pattern of sharing. Things that infest (lice/pinworms/scabies mite) are all possibilities for school transmition. Things that infect (bacteria/virus/fungus/etc) are also spread in this close and relaxed environment. As they age & acquire better self monitoring & hygene, the infestors are less prominent. ...Read more

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How can exercise help hyperactive children in school?

How can exercise help hyperactive children in school?

Hyperactivity: Hyperactive children have a difficult time focusing in the classroom and they benefit from movement and breaks. Exercise could help hyperactive children release energy and regain some focus for a while. All children benefit from exercise in school! ...Read more

Dr. Susumu Inoue Dr. Inoue
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Children in school (Tip)

Loving your child means always thinking and acting in your child's best interest. ...See more

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Breastfeeding Your Child (Checklist)

Try to eat organic, especially lots of fruits and veggies
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Is there anything you can do to prevent catching germs from your children in school years?

Is there anything you can do to prevent catching germs from your children in school years?

It's difficult: It's hard to prevent, especially when they sneeze and cough in your face. Good handwashing can help some, but wouldn't entirely prevent transmission. ...Read more

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How can I demonstrate that my disabled child can keep up with the other children in school to teachers?

How can I demonstrate that my disabled child can keep up with the other children in school to teachers?

His doctor can help: His pediatrician is uniquely qualified to help your disabled child get the best educational bang-for-the-buck intellectually, emotionally, physically and psychologically. His pediatrician can coordinate the myriad diagnoses and reports from specialist doctors and ancillary consultants and help the school see how to get to the "proof in the pudding": your child keeping up with the others. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Children in school (Tip)

Let the child express themselves fully. ...See more

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Managing Your Child's Diabetes (Checklist)

Measure your child's glycated haemoglobin every three months
monthly
Measure your child's blood sugar daily
daily
Make sure your child eats high-fiber, unprocessed foods, and limit simple sugars
daily
Your child should be active daily, as exercise increases insulin sensitivity
daily
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How can I become a anesthesiologist in only dallas tx. I want to become a anesthesiologist and I live in dallas tx. And cannot move out of the city because I do have 2 children. What schools are recommended to go to for pre-med, medical school and then fo

How can I become a anesthesiologist in only dallas tx. I want to become a anesthesiologist and I live in dallas tx. And cannot move out of the city because I do have 2 children. What schools are recommended to go to for pre-med, medical school and then fo

There: There are too many undergrad options to tell you which is best. Ut southwestern would be your only medical school and residency option if you can't leave dallas.

The road to becoming an anesthesiologist (or any medical specialist, for that matter) is a long one, with a great deal of competition along the way. Limiting yourself to one single training option on the basis of a family is laudable, but may make it impossible to succeed. That being the case, if you are really restricted to dallas, you might want to broaden your horizon to include becoming an anesthetist. You can do this without going to medical school, which will shorten the training and may give you more options and/or opportunities to get into a program. ...Read more

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Does TB spread from one infected child to other children at school?

Does TB spread from one infected child to other children at school?

Can: Tb is an easily transmitted disease from individual to individual, particular in circumstances when they are together in a closed space, like a school. ...Read more

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Children in school (Tip)

Try taking your child into a steamy bathroom or outside into the cold night air. ...See more

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Parenting a Child During Puberty (Checklist)

Be proactive and truthful
once
Allow room for growth
once
Explore books on puberty at your child's level
weekly
Talk, as communication is important
weekly
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Who gives insulin to children in school with diabetes?

Who gives insulin to children in school with diabetes?

Nurse or child: Depending upon the age and level of responsible behavior, either the chid themselves or the school nurse should be able to administer the insulin. Discuss this with your school. ...Read more

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In the U.S., what vaccines are mandatory for children to attend school?

In the U.S., what vaccines are mandatory for children to attend school?

School vaccines: With the exception of certain exemptions, 4 doses of IPV (last after 4th birthday), two doses of MMR and Varicella, 3 doses of Hepatitis B, 5 doses of DTaP (last dose after 4th birthday), 3-4 doses of HiB and 4 doses of Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) are standard. Middle school students are expected to have a dose of Menactra and TdaP. ...Read more

Dr. Jane Steiner Dr. Steiner
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Children in school (Tip)

Tylenol (acetaminophen) can really help a teething child get to sleep. ...See more

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Parenting a Child with a Learning Disorder (Checklist)

Request a full psychological evaluation for your child
Once
Make sure that your child's evaluations are updated
Yearly
Meet with a psychologist
Weekly
If applicable, join a special education organization for parents
Monthly
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Can doctors tell me what does the standard vaccination that children get in school protect you from exactly?

Can doctors tell me what does the standard vaccination that children get in school protect you from exactly?

Several illnesses: The childhood vaccines protect against several bacterial and viral illnesses including diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough (pertussis), measles, mumps, rubella, polio, chicken pox, hepatitis a and b, rotavirus, h. Flu (causes meningitis and other infections), pneumococcus (also causes meningitis, pneumonia and other infections), meningococcus, and, now, hpv (causes cervical and other cancers). ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick Dr. Novick
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Children in school (Tip)

Have experienced family help you to provide for the impaired child. ...See more

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Helping your Child through College (Checklist)

Make a pre-college physical with their doctor
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Be supportive, but not intrusive
once
Allow them to figure out how to live independently
once
Encourage them to get enough sleep and eat healthily
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My one year old always seems to be getting sick I have two older children that go to school they is he sick all the time because of germs brought home?

My one year old always seems to be getting sick I have two older children that go to school they is he sick all the time because of germs brought home?

You are correct: Older siblings can bring home germs which will affect your one year old and the older kids may have antibody to the virus and not be sick. Make sure your one year old is eating properly and sleeping properly. Routine infections as long as they are not serious, will strengthen your one year old's immune system.
Discuss further with your pediatrician, ...Read more

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Children in school (Tip)

Most children do not need pain medication when teething. Some discomfort is normal when teething. ...See more

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Do color blind children go to special schools or can they still attend normal ones?

Do color blind children go to special schools or can they still attend normal ones?

100% normal school: Having colorblindness is not a physical disability. Maybe they can't become fighter pilots but I know several color blind surgeons and several of them didn't even realize they saw color differently until adulthood. I would just make sure their socks match or shirts don't clash with their pants, but otherwise they will live normal lives. ...Read more

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Should children be sent to school if they have viral conjunctivitis?

Should children be sent to school if they have viral conjunctivitis?

No: Viral conjunctivitis is contagious and treatment should be initiated before the return to school. Most schools will send this children home. ...Read more

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Children in school (Tip)

Don't expect children to remember to check their blood sugar and give insulin. Even teenagers. ...See more