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Activities That Teach Kids To Accept Authority
Should parents ask their teens to tell them about kids with dangerous behavior, drugs, weapons? Should they alert authorities or kids' parents? @drpam
I hope so: I would like to think so. But if they do, it's not working very well! ...Read more
NOT NECESSARILY: Many parents have a conscience and are ignorant and frustrated and don't know what to do. But it takes courage to ask for help and devulge a problem. And some abusive parents are troubled themselves or addicted to drugs or alcohol. When you speak of humans, each case has to be examined before you know the answers. ...Read more
See below: Parents should "reward" their kids for what the kids enjoy. Forcing a child to do something because the parents desire it is not healthy for either party. ...Read more
They are handing out child stress kits to parents so they wont abuse their kids. Toys and candy. How (and who) would that help?
Who has the stress?: If the kids are stressed, then a kit with appropriate toys and activities might help them. If the parents are stressed, then giving the kids something to do might help briefly. However, in the long run, other steps must be taken. There are many resources online and in most communities. You may also continue to ask our ht experts in pediatrics, child psychiatry, psychiatry, clinical psychology, fp. ...Read more
Yes: Imagination in children is a very important part of childhood. Santa claus and the easter bunny are "lovable" characters and as the child grows and discovers the truth, he finds it amusing usually. It is all part of the fun of a family growing togetherf in a loving lifestyle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Absolutely: Chilldren learn by modeling the behavior of those around them. Living with parents whom are addicted; this is what they see and know. They see how their parents cope with life, deal with feelings and deal with others, which are all usually dysfunctional in someone with an addiction. There is also a genetic component to addiction as well. These children may take on unhealthy roles, can't be "kids". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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: If the teachers have a structured curiculum with the ability to be firm. Many austistic kids are "visual" learnerss. Avoiding long verbal instructions is diffucult. Reading with phonics. Autism is not an intellectual deficit-in fact nonverbal intelligence can be quite high. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Several: Basic hygiene lessons on hand washing after toileting, brushing teeth everyday, healthy foods, water vs soda and get out and play. Don't forget safety talks about seat belts, strangers, social media caution. Limit TV/Screen time to no more than 2 hours a day. http://www.healthline.com/health-slideshow/healthy-habits-mothers-should-teach-kids#1 ...Read more
You could, But...: You can, but I do not think you should have to. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should parents force their children to love and connect to each other if the child does not feel any real connection to their sibling? Huge age gap.
Sibling: it should be the responsibilty of the older child to connect with the youngest one, good relationship between the two fosters for safety and security for the younger one. No one can force another person to do any thing. proper upbringing and family values need to be imparted by the parents ...Read more
Parenting: That's complicated. Unfortunately, some parents don't even realize they are teaching bad habits, either because of their ignorance, or they don't realize the child is imitating them. It also depends on what you mean by bad habits. Swearing? Telling lies? Hitting? Children will hopefully get some other feedback on these habits; like in school or their peers, and be able to change their behavior. ...Read more
Some do: Spirituality is an important dimension of life involving thought, emotion and behavior. Holistic health practitioners support the development of their client/patients' spirituality. The role of the health care provider is not to preach or dictate belief but to facilitate your finding a path of meaning and engagement with your life. Ask your physician/provider if this is part of his/her approach. ...Read more
What kinds of healthy food that helps students studying and strengthen their memory and make them more amenable to accommodate their school lessons?
I'd love to know: Hard to say, but the mediterranean diet seems healthy and protects against many eventual problems, such as heart disease and stroke. Would avoid junk foods, sugars, candy, soft drinks of any kind, but maybe increase lean protein, and encourage exercise and avoidance of smoking, alcohol, and recreational drugs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Some chose the "can't happen to us " lifestyle & buy into the misinformation provide by the vaccine hater crowd. Unfortunately that does have fatal consequences.At least 30 un-vaccinated infants have died from whooping cough this year (2014).As long as we have international air travel, a sick carrier can bring a deadly germ to your town overnight & show up at your mall/store & expose your kids. ...Read more
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