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Why do some parents want their children to act like an adult when they hit their 30's even if they have a disability like cerebral palsy?

Why do some parents want their children to act like an adult when they hit their 30's even if they have a disability like cerebral palsy?

Confusing question: An adult is an adult.The majority cerebral palsy patients have no cognitive impairment that would prevent acquiring adult self monitoring & awareness skills. Those that are mentally impaired need help with these issues but can learn them over time. Why wouldn't a parent want his kid to develop acceptable behavior pattern. ...Read more

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If ur five year old child is suffering from speech difficultys , short term memory loss, blood noses , dosent act her age is very slow at learning .?

If ur five year old child is suffering from speech difficultys , short term memory loss, blood noses , dosent act her age is very slow at learning .?

Consult a physician: These serious symptoms could be indicative of a medical and/ or developmental condition that needs immediate attention. Please see your pediatrician as soon as possible and tell them what's going on. ...Read more

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I dropped my phone on five month olds head he crud but acts fin the littel red mark is gone my sis is a nurse but is at work will he be ok?

I dropped my phone on five month olds head he crud but acts fin the littel red mark is gone my sis is a nurse but is at work will he be ok?

Head injury: So if it was just a little mark and it is gone, the baby is probably ok. I would suggest having it checked out, though, because he's so small. Definitely see a doctor if he starts vomiting, sleeping more, or behaving differently. ...Read more

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Is there an alternative to ridaline for a child? My exwife put my 6 yr old son on it to make her life easier on watching him. When he comes to my house and i give it to him as directed he acts like a zombie an hour later when it takes affect.He also start

Is there an alternative to ridaline for a child? My exwife put my 6 yr old son on it to make her life easier on watching him. When he comes to my house and i give it to him as directed he acts like a zombie an hour later when it takes affect.He also start

Hello. : Hello. Sounds like a lot of tension between parents. Normally, a physician will not prescribe Ritalin (methylphenidate) for the sole purpose of making a child more docile. There has to be actual medical indication. There are a number of differrent medications which can be used to treat a child. I would anticipate that your son likely has attention deficit disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder if he is being treated with ritalin (methylphenidate). I suggest that you share your observations with your wife. Recommend it be done in a neutral and non- accusatory manner. You can share your concerns about possible side effects with her. It will be received better if your wife perceives you as bringing it up due to concern about your son, rather than bringing it up in the context of not parenting appropriately. Good luck. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the mental condition where one doesn't talk and acts like a child?

Help please? What is the mental condition where one doesn't talk and acts like a child?

Delay: There are a number of conditions that could cause developmental delay. They can be genetic, chromosomal abnormalities, due to trauma, or unexplained. Speak to your doctor about testing and treatment options. ...Read more

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Ever since I was a kid, I have a very bad dry cough. Dr. Says lungs are fine etc. acts up in winter/night. Vein on neck pops out. Any help/remedies?

Ever since I was a kid, I have a very bad dry cough. Dr. Says lungs are fine etc. acts up in winter/night. Vein on neck pops out. Any help/remedies?

Allergies: Try getting allergy tested. You may be allergic to something year round that is causing symptoms. You may want to try taking delsym (dextromethorphan) at night before you go to bed. Good luck and feel better! ...Read more

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Can my pcp diagnose adult adhd? I took a quiz for parents to assess there child for adhd. My 8yr old acts exactly like me. I see myself at her age.

Can my pcp diagnose adult adhd? I took a quiz for parents to assess there child for adhd. My 8yr old acts exactly like me. I see myself at her age.

Expert Assessment: Pcps do diagnose adhd. But diagnosing adhd requires assessing symptoms & their history and ruling out other disorders. You see adhd behavioral symptoms overlap widely w/those of other disorders -e.g., anxiety, depression, learning disabilities, etc. Also, someone may be diagnosed wadhd & other disorder(s). See psychiatrist or clinical psychologist 4 good assessment. We spend yrs training 4 this. ...Read more

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