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Doctor insights on: Bad Behavior In 7 Year Old Girls

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Dr. Lily Bhattacharya
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Inappropriate Behavior (Definition)

Behavior that is ineffective and typically problematic to the doer and to those around them in a specific context or situation. Talking loudly during a movie is inappropriate behavior. Talking loudly to try to get your child's attention when they are far away from you and doing something ...Read more


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My daughter coming home always late (middle of night ). She is 21 year old. How to handle her bad behavior?

My daughter coming home always late (middle of night ). She is 21 year old. How to handle her bad behavior?

No guaranteed ways: Unfortunately, nothing anyone suggests will have a 100% success rate. A lot rides on the person you're talking to but the way I handle it in our house is to remind whomever that while they're welcome to live in our house for as long as they want/need- they will ALWAYS be required to follow OUR RULES which include coming home well before streets get crazy dangerous. Don't like it? Move elsewhere. ...Read more

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How can you differentiate between oppositional defiant disorder and just "bad" behavior in 4 year old boy?

How can you differentiate between oppositional defiant disorder and just "bad" behavior in 4 year old boy?

What's "bad"?: Odd is a description of how a child interacts with others by being negative and resistant. "bad" is a moral judgment that can be associated with lots of behaviors. Unacceptable behaviors needed effective correction, hopefully from loving parents who see the good in their child even when the behavior is bad. ...Read more

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How can I get my 8 year old evaluated properly she is not doing well on Abilify (aripiprazole) she has bad behavior issues nothing is helping her no help?

How can I get my 8 year old evaluated properly she is not doing well on Abilify (aripiprazole) she has bad behavior issues nothing is helping her no help?

Child psychiatrist: Work with your child psychiatrist. Seek a second opinion, if necessary. Behavioral interventions which involve both parents and teachers is usually necessary to successfully treat a young child with severe behavior problems. ...Read more

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What is the best path to take with a really bad overbite? Our seven year old daughter has a really pronounced overbite, to the point where she has trouble closing her mouth all the way at times. I've heard that there are surgeries to correct this, but mos

What is the best path to take with a really bad overbite? Our seven year old daughter has a really pronounced overbite, to the point where she has trouble closing her mouth all the way at times. I've heard that there are surgeries to correct this, but mos

Conservative Rx: If teeth stick out (horizontal overbite, what dentists call "over jet") they can be repositioned. If problem is also skeletal. Upper jaw too far forward or lower jaw too far back, they can be repositioned. Surgery (in combination w braces) is usually reserved for non-growing adults. See a qualified orthodontic specialist who can guide your growing child's teeth and jaws into proper alignment. ...Read more

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Is chewing a lot of gum bad for kids' teeth? Our seven year old love to chew gum, and seems to do it all the time. I try and make sure he uses sugar-free gum, but i'm worried that all that chewing could do something to his teeth or jaw. Do I have anything

Is chewing a lot of gum bad for kids' teeth? Our seven year old love to chew gum, and seems to do it all the time. I try and make sure he uses sugar-free gum, but i'm worried that all that chewing could do something to his teeth or jaw. Do I have anything

Xylitol : Xylitol based (sugar free) will not promote tooth decay. The chewing action stumulates salivary flow, and together with the gum, cleanses the teeth. Obviously, too much of anything isn't healthy. Constant chewing action may put more wear and tear on the joints and muscles of the face, which could, over an extended period of time cause problems. Everything in moderation and he should be just fine. ...Read more

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Can drinking sports drinks be bad for a child's teeth? Our seven year old son plays soccer and likes to drink gatorade afterwards. He's developed a taste for it at non-sports times too, and i'm worried that it might be bad for his teeth. .

Can drinking sports drinks be bad for a child's teeth? Our seven year old son plays soccer and likes to drink gatorade afterwards. He's developed a taste for it at non-sports times too, and i'm worried that it might be bad for his teeth.


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We : We as dentists are more concerned with sticky foods that stay on the teeth for long periods of time. Snacks that are variations of dried fruit while seemingly nutritious, will cling to teeth and provide sugar to feed the bacteria that are always found there. A sports drink, even if it contains sugar will be washed away by saliva shortly after the last swallow. No question that plain water is best, but even kids will could use the replenishment of electrolytes after strenuous activity. ...Read more

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How to stop defiant behavior in 7 year old?

How to stop defiant behavior in 7 year old?

Discipline : Praise good behavior, kids thrive very well in a lovable environment. For unacceptable behavior take away privileges, sometimes just ignore the bad behavior so it becomes extinct. Provide reasoning for the punishment so child learns to differentiate right from wrong. Talk to him/ her like a friend of his age and listen to his concerns.Sometimes all they need is your attention. ...Read more

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I have a 7 year old son with high-functioning autism. Is it smart to put him on a drug to improve his behavior?

I have a 7 year old son with high-functioning autism. Is it smart to put him on a drug to improve his behavior?

Meds can help...: ..A lot! autism manifests in various forms, probably has various causes, & is extremely complex to treat. Behavioral & social interventions are important, & increasingly psychoactive medications play an important role. These meds need be carefully selected & titrated for the individual, possibly addressing such features as anxiety, anger, mood, hyperactivity, etc. See a true expert& get the right rx. ...Read more

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My 7 year old daughter has a behavior problem. She is driving me bananas. She behaves well in school and with friends all day and is a general pain in the butt most of the time at home. She does not listen and has outbursts of screaming at the top of her

My 7 year old daughter has a behavior problem. She is driving me bananas. She behaves well in school and with friends all day and is a general pain in the butt most of the time at home. She does not listen and has outbursts of screaming at the top of her

Behavior issues@home: If she behaves well outside the home, she is testing u and ur patience at home. U need to set limits and have behavior modification for her rewarding her for good behavior and taking away some of her favorite activity, etc for bad behavior. Is she the only child or is she competing with other siblings for ur attetnion? Talk 2 ur pediatirican 4 help& guidance. ...Read more

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