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My son and daughter always complain how they are stressed about school and homework. What snacks can I give them to help with that?

My son and daughter always complain how they are stressed about school and homework. What snacks can I give them to help with that?

See a therapist: When kids are expressing that they are really stressed, it's a good time to see a therapist and find out what type of help they need. Also, see your pediatrician to make sure there are no medical problems. Healthy snacks are always a good idea, but if the stress is affecting their school work and home life, they may need some counseling help. ...Read more

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My daughter has OCD , she is thinking about bad things and she is crying all the time and told me that she can't stop these thinking to come in mind?

My daughter has OCD , she is thinking about bad things and she is crying all the time and told me that she can't stop these thinking to come in mind?

If OCD symptoms : Take up an hour or more her day ; impair her functioning, seek evaluation ; treatment (cognitive behavioral therapy) from a child ; adolescent psychologist ; explore anti--anxiety medications as adjunct treatment by a psychiatrist who treats people her age. A good screening test is at rhttp://psychcentral.Com/ocdquiz.Htm ; information ; resources are at http://www.Ocfoundation.Org/childocd.Aspx. ...Read more

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When i.Was younger i had intense interests in various things (ie dinosaurs) and i would constantly talk about it and.Know all facts. Is that aspergers?

When i.Was younger i had intense interests in various things (ie dinosaurs) and i would constantly talk about it and.Know all facts. Is that aspergers?

Not so fast: Sometimes kids are bright, curious, and interested in things -- a normal state rather than diagnostic of a problem. Some kids with aspergers can also show such characteristics, especially if they cannot related to others except through their own specific interests. Please don't be so quick to self-diagnose. But it there's something you're really worried about in your current life, see your doc. ...Read more

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My two yr old son whines when he talks. What are some good tactics to get him to talk and not whine/talk?

My two yr old son whines when he talks. What are some good tactics to get him to talk and not whine/talk?

No baby talk: Don't speak to your child using baby talk. You can still speak softly and with a caring tone, and your child will mimic that behavior. Also dont give attention to behavior that is not wanted. Reward good behavior/habits with attention and praise. When your child starts to whine it also may mean that he is getting tired and may need some quiet time or a nap. ...Read more

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My autistic nonverbal girl age 7 screams every time my wife and I talk, how do we stop this?

Audiology: Evaluation by an audiologist with expertise in auditory integration therapy will determine if specific therapies addressing abnormal response to sounds would help. She may find certain frequencies of sounds to be painful . ...Read more

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My 8 year old boy doesn't like reading at all ..How to incourage him to read..

My 8 year old boy doesn't like reading at all ..How to incourage him to read..

Ask his teacher if : he is reading at grade level. If not, ask what services are available for assessment & help in school or by private tutoring. Read aloud to him every day & have him read aloud to you . Choose books that are of interest to him. Reward him for reading, both with praise & by having him earn " screen time" by reading first. ...Read more

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Please tell me if it is good i let my autistic and ADHD son play video games?

Please tell me if it is good i let my autistic and ADHD son play video games?

It depends: If u r able to supervise your son and keep it limited to a couple of hours, it will probably not do harm. If they become fixated and do not want to do anything else, it is probably not a good idea. I would also recommend that the games be nonviolent games or learning related that enhance reading or math skills. You do not want to give the message that hitting people or hurting people is acceptable. ...Read more

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My eleven months boy has trouble sleeping deeply, he's healthy, he wakes up every hour or so crying and wants to be held all night, what can I do?

My eleven months boy has trouble sleeping deeply, he's healthy, he wakes up every hour or so crying and wants to be held all night, what can I do?

Sleep problems: You must break him of the habit, by going to him when wakes up, make such he is os, but do not pick him up. Do this several nights and he will stop. Another problem you might have is one of teething. At 11 months children are frequently teething. You can give tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen or let him suck on something cold like a cold wash cloth or pacifier. ...Read more

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What can we do to help my 7 year old Grandson, he has meltdowns that destroy things and very negative outbursts that go on for hours?

What can we do to help my 7 year old Grandson, he has meltdowns that destroy things and very negative outbursts that go on for hours?

Professional help: 7 year olds should not have such destructive meltdowns. There may be more to his problem that could explain that. How you and his parents discipline him, his health status, school performance, and many other factors could lead to this. His pediatrician can help coordinate the referrals to specialist before his behavior gets worse, and affect his future life. ...Read more

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My son, 23 is addicted to computer games. He plays nights and days. Nothing counts in his life more, what do you suggest?

Seek help: He probably has obsessive compulsive behavior and needs to be evaluated and treated by a psychiatrist or psychologist. ...Read more

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My 3 month old screams and fights all daytime naps. Have tried everything. What can I do?

My 3 month old screams and fights all daytime naps. Have tried everything. What can I do?

Have patience: You are probably exhausted and need a break. Make sure the room in which he's napping is dark and quiet. If there are sounds coming from elsewhere, you can block that noise out either with soft music or white noise. White noise includes sounds like heart beats, static, ocean sounds, and other sounds that are meaningless but help block more distracting noises. Make sure he's fed, dry, etc.. ...Read more

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You're all great dr's with great minds . I would like to thank those that helped me by answering my questions few days /nights ago about iron, fibrods?

You're all great dr's  with great minds . I would like to thank those that helped me by answering my questions few days /nights ago about iron, fibrods?

Welcome.: You're welcome. I wasn't the doctor who answered your question, but i can tell you that it is a pleasure answering these questions and spreading some peace of mind. ...Read more

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Can someone give me advice. My girlfriend and love of 3yrs is pregnant and leaving me with my 15m old daughter. Thinking suicidal for first time ever?

Can someone give me advice. My girlfriend and love of 3yrs is pregnant and leaving me with my 15m old daughter. Thinking suicidal for first time ever?

Go To ER: without delay. Get yourself to the nearest ER and tell them you are suicidal. Get the care you need. Your GF cannot help you now and she and your daughter need to take care of themselves while you get the help you need. ...Read more

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My toddler wakes up at 4 am and watches tv. Is that okay? What should I do?

My toddler wakes up at 4 am and watches tv. Is that okay? What should I do?

No: Remove any tv from the toddlers room. Limit the child to their room from bedtime 'till morning, leaving their door open as a reward only if they stay in the room. Permit quiet play if they don't disturb anyone.Confiscate any remotes & disable any tv if the problem persists. There are power cord locks available. After 3-4 wks of effort your child should develop a more acceptable night routein. ...Read more

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Im wuried about my son he keeps burning up all over his body can u give me any tips to cool him down pls?

Im wuried about my son he keeps burning up all over his body can u give me any tips to cool him down pls?

Temperature: First, check his temperature. If he is greater than 101 degrees f or 39 degrees c, give him tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. Otherwise loose fitting clothing and some sort of fan device helps a lot. Packing children ice is not recommended typically. ...Read more

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