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Autism Toys To Keep Them Busy
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
ASD are a spectrum of disorders of varying degrees that are characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children as ...Read more
Am dating online, and they keep playing mind games. Why do they enjoy this type of childish behavior?
Bad idea: Never put your trust in someone until you know them well including their background .You are playing with your life. ...Read more
Kids are getting so chubby. Should parents make them work outside after school for spending money?
Good idea-chubby /no: I think its a great idea to get kids out to learn the value of their work product regardless of their weight. If it gets them away from the game console or tv it also helps them retain some of their schoolwork & decreases the idle time they may be snacking. ...Read more
Great question!: There is a lot of research now that there are many activities that can help keep your mind busy. These include physical things like cardiovascular exercise or mental activities like artwork and community service. You could also consider a support group by looking for local chapters of national alliance of mental illness (nami). In any case, i would consult your doctor for more ideas. ...Read more
Baby's activities: Depending on the age, when your baby is crawling or cruising or walking, you need to get down at his/her level to a)remove any sharp objects b) put kindergaard locks on cabinets c) gates on stairways d) avoid baby walkers e) remove beakables and precious items & f) be present, be present, be present. Distraction often works when your child is "on a mission" to get into trouble. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When strangers wants to talk/play with my 21mths toddler, he ether cries or look warily at them. How to ensure he grows up with good social skills?
Passing Stage!: Stranger anxiety is very common at this age; it is probably the rule rather than the exception. This is a passing stage and your toddler will eventually become more interested in exploring the world while developing independence. It is important to keep exposing your toodler to social situations rather than sheltering them from interaction. Stranger anxiety little to do with future social skills. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Seldom if ever: Babies all over the world learn to walk on their bare feet.Most in aboriginal cultures that never use shoes have less foot problems than we do.A good set of rubberized sox provide adequate foot protection for toddlers around the house, soft, well fitting and pliable shoeware that breathe is best for show.Kids with true foot deformities may need special shoes, most don't. ...Read more
You could, But...: You can, but I do not think you should have to. ...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
Should parents ask their teens to tell them about kids with dangerous behavior, drugs, weapons? Should they alert authorities or kids' parents? @drpam
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
Are computer games harmful to a child's development, or do they help train him for a future in computers?
Some are: Many computer games involve killing and maiming and seem to me to teach that violence is O.K. Others, like e.g. Snow boarding, teach dexterity and computer savvy. Like everything in life, it should be balanced by thoughtful restriction. I believe that the constant use of electronic gadgets is harming kids because it is surprisingly addictive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
O-tips: I think one of the most important ideas that you can teach your children is that wax in the ear is healthy and should not be compulsively cleaned with instruments such as a q-tip. The use of q-tips is one of the most common causes of impacted wax and is not easy to remove unless it is softened with hydrogen peroxide. Wax is anti-bacterial and lubricates the skin of the outer ear canal. ...Read more
Some ideas: Staying calm yourself probably will help them. The unknown can provoke anxiety, so depending upon their age you may want to explain the situation, and the steps being taken to address the situation. Don't just describe the problem, also describe the solution. Again, depending upon their age, information given in a realistic, honest, yet hopeful manner may help them stay calm. ...Read more
How do I keep a non-verbal child with multiple disabilities from hitting herself to get attention?
Stop the hitting: We use naloxone so the child will feel the pain, most stop hitting them selves with this medication. to help with a non-verbal I have used ASEA on my patients. you can see more info and order this on my website. One to two ounces twice a day, results usually seen in 2-3 weeks. zbestwater.info hope this helps ...Read more
I hope so: I would like to think so. But if they do, it's not working very well! ...Read more
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