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Doctor insights on: Activities For Preschool Children On Citizenship

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Should grandparents take over parenting for children whose biological parents cannot care for them? @drpam

Should grandparents take over parenting for children whose biological parents cannot care for them? @drpam

It depends: There are so many factors that may affect the decision. It depends on the health of the grandparents. If it happens, looking to get support from others in the family is very important. The age of the children may also be a factor. This is a long-term commitment. Many times the grandparents can be stressed. Making sure there is adequate financial support is also important. ...Read more

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What are the senior citizen opportunities for socializing in a college town?

What are the senior citizen opportunities for socializing in a college town?

Many!: Interesting new trend? Here's a link to an interesting article; hope you find it helpful: http://www.Joewriter.Com/interview.Htm. ...Read more

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Are there any programs in u.S. To help young adult aspbergers patients master skills for healthy living? Health, socialization, self care, work, etc?

Are there any programs in u.S. To help young adult aspbergers patients master skills for healthy living?  Health, socialization, self care, work, etc?

Yes: Most all very serious, long standing or non-curable, genetic, even uncommon conditions have support groups and links for help. Are we not blessed and cursed with the age of the internet and technology ? Start with aspergersyndrome.Org. ...Read more

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Is it important for adults to chaperone HS kids even on a church outing?

Kids are kids: It's always important to remember that kids are going to be kids, church or no. As a pediatrician, i very definitely know that church going kids are only a little bit less likely to engage in inappropriate behavior and sexual activity. There should always be proper adult supervision and monitoring of behavior on outings. You don't need to have "room for the holy ghost" but look for normal behavior. ...Read more

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Do live-in mental institutions help children who are mental retarded more than living at home and going to public school?

Nearly all gone: Separate institutions for mentally retarded (or seriously mentally ill) individuals have nearly vanished in the U.S. Those with mr have quite different needs, depending on the severity of delay. People with mild delays live at home as children and may live indpendently as adults. Adults with severe mr typically live in group homes. Life quality depends on quality of services, not location. ...Read more

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Is there federal funding for people with learning disabilities after age 18y?

Is there federal funding for people with learning disabilities after age 18y?

To get tested: To get tested for a learning disabilty mild or severe you need to find two or three good psychologists in your area who do this work regularly and ask them. The mildness ofmthe disability does not mean it will cost les it could cost more. Mild ld may be harder to pinpoint and may take more time to find. A related question is why are your trying to find this ld? What difficulty does it present? ...Read more

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Is it mental abuse for daycare workers to argue with parents in front of children?

Is it mental abuse for daycare workers to argue with parents in front of children?

Certainly no help: Whether or not this constitutes mental abuse is probably a matter of degree and definition. The obvious question is why this conversation was begun in the presence of the children, and how it degenerated into an argument. Neither party appears to be acting like thoughtful adults, and the children will certainly not benefit from observing and then potentially copying this behavior. ...Read more

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Should kids attend funeral of a grandparent?

Should kids attend funeral of a grandparent?

Yes: Well, it depends on the age of the child and whether they were close to the grandparent. If they didn't really know them, or are very young (too young to really understand) then no. However, children are oddly very accepting of life rituals, and they help the child come to grips with major life changes and move on. Be ready for a lot of questions though, and be honest. ...Read more

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At what age should children start physical education classes?

At what age should children start physical education classes?

Whenever they can!: PE time has been eroded from many public schools and it's a real shame! Being physically active and engaging in creative play is beneficial to a child. I believe all children should have structured quality recess/PE appropriate for their age. It actually helps them be better students! http://www.webmd.com/parenting/raising-fit-kids/move/parents-pe-questions?page=1 ...Read more

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My child shows fear of going to school.Age is 5.7years.Is not ready to leave classroom for pt and music lessons.No participation in oral sessions?Why?

My child shows fear of going to school.Age is 5.7years.Is not ready to leave classroom for pt and music lessons.No participation in oral sessions?Why?

Anxiety/A, Phobias/P: Part of normal development. 1.Social p: fear of contact with unfamiliar people, social isolation; desire of involvement w/family, familiar peers. 2.Separation a: unrealistic, persistent worries of possible harm befalling primary caregivers, persistent avoidance of being alone, complain distress. 3.School p. 4. Generalized a disorder: worries about future events. Encourage, talk; get counselling. ...Read more

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Should parents inform the school and daycare that their child has lice?

Should parents inform the school and daycare that their child has lice?

YES!!: Absolutely. Lice is very contagious and all children who had contact with the infected child should also be examined. ...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

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Ritualistic behavior provide security for which age group? Is it toddler, infant, preschool or afolescent?

Ritualistic behavior provide security for which age group? Is it toddler, infant, preschool or afolescent?

Preschool: Usually it begins in toddlers and becomes more obvious in pre-schoolers. ...Read more

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Age 23,anxiety at college,parents still care like a 2 years old kid,My family members respect me even elders,was at bad school,not ok in social,cause?

Age 23,anxiety at college,parents still care like a 2 years old kid,My family members respect me even elders,was at bad school,not ok in social,cause?

Counseling: Report to the campus counseling center. Depression in college is very common because of all the changes that ollege students have to go through adjusting from the impact of moving from their small towns or big cities or wherever else to college life, and stepping toward autonomy. It often represents too much change into short period of time. Counseling likely will be of benefit. ...Read more

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Is acmas programs really beneficial for kids brain and learning abilities ?

Is acmas programs really beneficial for kids brain and learning abilities ?

I did a search: On yahoo and no relevant programs turned up. In general neuro cognitive training has limited short term benefits but people who are promoting this are trying to sell this to insurance agencies, the government and to general public to ask them to pay for these training programs which have questionable long term benefits. ...Read more

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I work with preschoolers and have observed parents feeding their kids coffee. Is this ok?

I work with preschoolers and have observed parents feeding their kids coffee.  Is this ok?

Not recommended: Children don't really need caffeinated beverages of any type. It's best to avoid coffee, caffeinated tea, sodas, etc. It can cause jitteriness, trouble sleeping, irritability, dehydration, and increased heart rate and blood pressure. ...Read more

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Do daycare centers and schools require vaccinations?

Do daycare centers and schools require vaccinations?

Yes: It is important for facilities caring for young children to enforce vaccine recommendations. This is because, many illnesses in children are transmitted from children who are in close contact with each other. Without these important regulations, childcare centers would be vectors for serious disease (which would put your child and others at high risk of life-threatening illnesses). ...Read more

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