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If a child has a vsd are there certain activities we should not let him do?

If a child has a vsd are there certain activities we should not let him do?

No: If a significant vsd is present, it is usually repaired in the first few years of life. Once repaired, there are usually no activity restrictions. A vsd that is small and does not require repair also does not require activity restrictions. ...Read more

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Dr. Kathryn Akin
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Bullying (Definition)

Bullying is an abnormal behavior in which a person (the bully) treats others in an abusive way, uses force to harm others, or otherwise scares others into responding the way the bully wants. Bullying is common, and involves verbal abuse, physical assault, coercion (forcing others to do things) and is often targeted at selected victims, sometimes because of the victims' race, ...Read more


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How does constant bullying affect my child?

How does constant bullying affect my child?

Many ways: Your child can become nervous, depressed, or develop ptsd. Their sense of self can be whittled away at. They can become suicidal. They can become bitter, angry and vindictive and perhaps vengeful later in life. They may lose respect for you if you do not intervene, but peer pressure may make them feel like a wuss if you do. In severe cases their reputations or lives may be threatened, read"odd girl out". ...Read more

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What are effective ways to deal with bullying as a child?

What are effective ways to deal with bullying as a child?

Talk to an adult: Talk to an adult you trust. Your parent, teachers, mentors. Bullying has a zero tolerance these days. Usually bullies are insecure and use their size or abilities to scare others they think are "weaker' in rode to make themselves feel better. It is best to stand up to a bully but you want to know the best way and that is achieved with talking to an adult you trust. ...Read more

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Can my child with hemophilia participate in activities?

Can my child with hemophilia participate in activities?

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 more

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Can giving aggressive children the weed drug prvent bullying?

Can giving aggressive children the weed drug prvent bullying?

No way!: Giving children weed is not an appropriate way to deal with bullying. Instead you need to investigate and deal with why a particular child is bullying. This may be very complicated, and many factors may inter-relate. Children frequently model what they are shown at home. They also can bully when chronically shamed and humiliated. http://tinyurl.com/ce4ygf look deeper, and work with the child. ...Read more

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What medications are used to treat hyper activity in autistic children?

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 more

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Is it possible that giving aggressive children the weed drug prevents bullying?

No way: Giving children weed is not an appropriate way to deal with bullying. Instead you need to investigate and deal with why a particular child is bullying. This may be very complicated, and many factors may inter-relate. Children frequently model what they are shown at home. They also can bully when chronically shamed and humiliated. http://tinyurl.com/ce4ygf look deeper, and work with the child. ...Read more

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Are there any natural treaments, herbal or otherwise, to treat hyper activity in kids?

Are there any natural treaments, herbal or otherwise, to treat hyper activity in kids?

Watch and eliminate : There are no proven natural remedies for hyperactivity.Except to determine if there something dietary that triggers the behavior.Examples are too much suger or caffeine. ...Read more

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Bullying happens in school, the work place, home, kids etc.. Is there a mental health diagnosis for why people bully others?

Bullying happens in school, the work place, home, kids etc.. Is there a mental health diagnosis for why people bully others?

Nonspecific: Bullying can be a final common pathway of behavior for a wide variety of reasons. There is no specific psychiatric diagnosis that matches bullying. Certainly things in such a person's history -- like being mistreated or abused at home -- may be a factor. But it's not an excuse, and bullying must be stopped. If the bully has been through trauma, s/he needs help as well as firm limit-setting. ...Read more

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Are there any natural treaments, herb or otherwise, to treat hyper activity in kids?

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

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What are their any natural treaments, herb or otherwise, to treat hyper activity in kids?

What are their any natural treaments, herb or otherwise, to treat hyper activity in kids?

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 more

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How do you include children with Lyme disease in everyday activities?

How do you include children with Lyme disease in everyday activities?

No need to exclude: Children with ld are at no risk of spreading their ailment to others. They can be included with other children in activities that are only limited to their level of tolerance. ...Read more

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What are some bad long term effects of emotional bullying on children?

What are some bad long term effects of emotional bullying on children?

Bullying: Children who experience bullying are at risk for poor school performance and absenteeism. Bully victims may feel anxious and insecure. They may also report difficulties with interpersonal relationships such as making friends, dating, and marriage. Research has demonstrated that bullied children have a higher risk of developing antisocial psychiatric symptoms and depression in adolescence. ...Read more

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How might you include children with Lyme disease in everyday activities?

How might you include children with Lyme disease in everyday activities?

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 more

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How do I protect my child from cyber-bullying, i've heard that it can lead to suicide attempts?

How do I protect my child from cyber-bullying, i've heard that it can lead to suicide attempts?

More Guidance: Talk to your child, seek professional help and above all, try to help control the web access by using parental controls and the like.But child education is probably the most important. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are any natural treatments, herb or otherwise, to treat hyper activity in kids?

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

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Activities for children with developmental disabilities? What activities would you suggest for a child with developmental disabilities?

Activities for children with developmental disabilities? What activities would you suggest for a child with developmental disabilities?

Fun things: Activities that help promote movement of the limbs, that are fun, and slightly challenging. You can ask a physical therapist and/or occupational therapist as well. They would be better informed on specific activities. ...Read more

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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)?

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)?

Think of...: ...Something you depend on for your well-being, and someone taking that away. How would you like it if someone took away your toothbrush? They feel the same way about their favorite activities. ...Read more

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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?

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

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If my child has had rheumatic fever, must I restrict their activities for a year?

Most do not have to.: After the acute stages of the illness, most children do not have to restrict activities. Check with your pediatrician/pediatric cardiologist since cases can vary with other underlying conditions/issues. ...Read more

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