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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
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