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Activities That Teach Kids To Accept Authority
My child is going on vacation with his grandparents. How do I give her authority to sign for medical purposes?
Write a consent: In most states, you may be able to just write a statement saying that she has permission to get medical care for the child if needed. You may or may not need to have it notarized. Also, list any medication allergies, the names of any medicines your child takes, and any major medical problems. This can help if your child needs to be seen by a doctor while on vacation. ...Read more
Depends...: Hemophilia is classified as mild, moderate, or severe. Based on this, we can gauge the risk of participating in certain activities. Prophylaxis can also be given (regular doses of factor administered at a given interval) that can allow someone to participate in more rigorous activities (even soccer). Your child's hematologist can help guide you on the different options available. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: It depends on the cause of hyperactivity. There are many reasons for an ad child to be hyperactive. You, behavioral assistant, speech therapists, pt, teachers, and doctors need to figure out why. If child is chronically ill, frustrated, anxious, in pain, obsessing, he could be hyperactive. There is no one medication to use in a recipe fashion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If a person is diagnosed with a mental illness how likely are the authorities to take a child away from him or her?
See below: Having a mental illness does not necessarily equate with one being a bad parent. It would depend on the type of illness, severity, response to treatment, and the parents compliance with treatment. ...Read more
Maybe: Vigorous physical activity can help. Be aware that many children that are hyperactive also have sleep disturbed breathing and are not getting good sleep. Hyperactive children should be checked by pediatrician for sleep apnea. Treating sleep apnea in children will help a great deal with hyperactivity and learning in school. ...Read more
ADHD Overview: I'm not aware of any natural herb treatments for ADHD, but here is a link to the American Academy of Pediatrics overview of ADHD. It's very comprehensive & has a lot of information for parents. Hope this helps! Http://patiented. Aap. Org/content2.aspx? Aid=6050 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
May need help: The extent of how much a child with lyme disease can be included in daily activities will depend on the extent of his disease consequences. Children with only minimal symptoms, can probably be back to pre-disease activity states. Those with more severe impairment may need help from physical and occupational therapists. A lot of resources may be found from online support groups as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me if there are any natural treatments, herb or otherwise, to treat hyper activity in kids?
Best natural tx: The best, most evidence based, natural treatment to improve the symptoms and impact of hyperactivity (adhd) is to limit screen time. In other words, turn off the tv, turn off the computer, put away the tablet and the smart phone, turn off the video games. Restrict to one hour on weekdays and two hours a day on weekends. Go to the park, play catch, read with them, have a conversation. ...Read more
Activities for children with developmental disabilities? What activities would you suggest for a child with developmental disabilities?
Why do high functioning autistics get so mad if you try to take away their obsessive activity (for family friend who was diagnosed as child)?
Hello, I am doing an activity with 21 children aged 3 to 5 to reduce any anxiety about going to the Doctors and was wondering what a health BP is?
Pressure monitoring: Your students would likely understand that fluids like water flow down hill. In the body, the heart pumps the blood and creates a pressure that helps the blood "flow down hill". The healthy blood pressure (BP) is in a range that is not too high or low. The top number represents the peak pressure (top of hill) while the bottom number is the pressure at the bottom. ...Read more
No bad ones: Any activity that encourages the child to move, use his/her imagination and laugh is beneficial to his/her health.Exercise has been approved by the aap as adjunct therapy for adhd.Get a proper assessment by a knowledgeable professional, provide proper guidance, discuss meds and other options with your doctor. Avoid fads and unsupported treatments that could possibly delay or worsen outcome. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Spend time with them: Spend time with your children every day, show them that you love and care for them. Teach them through your own actions how to behave appropriately. Show them how to be kind and considerate to others. It's not just about telling them what to do. Your actions speak louder than words! ...Read more
Discipline: Provide the "right" food but do not have any concern whether he eats it. If other family members have finished, put the child's food in the fridge and serve it for the next meal. Do not substitute: make him wait fort the next meal. You have to be "cruel to be kind". Limit television and he might fo out and play with other kids. ...Read more
Keepon toy: Keepon is an autism research toy developed in japan designed to interact with children with both attention and emotion. More information is available here: http://beatbots. Net/research/ they have a high end robot toy for autism research but they also sell a cheaper toy version of the keepon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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