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Doctor insights on: Can A Child Start First Grade Without Going To Kindergarten

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Is HPV one of the vaccines that you have to get as a child before you start going to school?As a child theres certain vaccines you need to start scool

Is HPV one of the vaccines that you have to get as a child before you start going to school?As a child theres certain vaccines you need to start scool

Not required: The HPV vaccine is not one of the required vaccinations to attend school. It is recommended for all males a females 9-26 years old. It decreases the risk of genital warts, cervical, vaginal, penile and anal cancer. It may also help prevent some types of mouth and throat cancers too. ...Read more

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I want him to be the smartest in his HS class so he gets a good college. Should I wait to enroll in the preschool program until next time when my newborn will be older?

I want him to be the smartest in his HS class so he gets a good college. Should I wait to enroll in the preschool program until next time when my newborn will be older?

Don't live through c: Don't live your life through your child. Getting into the best college is not as important as most people think. I had a scholarship to a small private school, and went there to help my family. I was able to engage in athletics, and got into a top three medical school. Getting into "toney" schools is overrated! mostr of are presidents went to small colleges initially, without major reutation! ...Read more

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At what age does a child begin or should a child start to understand right from wrong? At some age they are old enough to know better bad from good.

At what age does a child begin or should a child start to understand right from wrong? At some age they are old enough to know better bad from good.

Piaget & Kohlberg : are worth your researching. From behaviors modeled by parents & parental discipline (teaching) style, 18-mo.-5 yr. old kids begin to understand adult rules based on rewards for "good" & unpleasant consequences for "bad" behavior. From 5-10 yrs. kids think of what's right & fair as immutable, adult-made rules. From 10-12 yrs., children "get" that what's " right" may change with the situation. ...Read more

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How old should a boy be before going to the bathroom alone at airport or publicplace?

How old should a boy be before going to the bathroom alone at airport or publicplace?

Good question Varies: Every kid is different. In public, first concern is safety. No child should go anywhere alone until parents are confident that kid can & will assert self and make noisy call for help if threatened in any way. Family bathrooms in public places are becoming more common, but if not available, child should go with parent into br of parent's gender. Better an uncomfortable bystander than unsafe child. ...Read more

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Can a child go to a regular school if he is selectively mute?

Can a child go to a regular school if he is selectively mute?

Yes, but it's tough: A child who is selectively mute is by definition a "special needs child". Their version of communication will be different, and there is generally a good reason why they are mute, either from a social or other phobia, ptsd, antisocial syndromes, or other type of reason. A child who is selectively mute should get an iep (individual ED plan) to ensure a normal school offers the right services. ...Read more

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At what age can a child stop seeing a pediatric dentist? Our daughter just turned twelve, and we're wondering what is the appropriate age to switch over to a normal family dentist? .

At what age can a child stop seeing a pediatric dentist? Our daughter just turned twelve, and we're wondering what is the appropriate age to switch over to a normal family dentist?


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Maybe!: Every child is different. If you child is excited about going to the pediatric dentist i would not change. If you child is "feeling too old" then it may be time to switch up. There is a big difference in how pediatric offices are run and adult offices. It can be intimidating for a child to be put into an operatory all alone for a cleaning when they are used to being in open areas! ...Read more

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At what age does a child start to walk?

At what age does a child start to walk?

Range 9-15m: A kid generally learns to walk between 9 & 15 months. This is generally adjusted for any level of prematurity. (6wks early adds 6wks to expected first/last date.). ...Read more

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How long after you start treating a 2nd grader with pink eye before he can return to school?

How long after you start treating a 2nd grader with pink eye before he can return to school?

Depends: What is the cause of the "pink eye"? If viral, then once the redness, itching and soreness disappear. If bacterial, it should be less transmissible after beginning antibacterial eyedrops. ...Read more

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What would you recommend one does leading up to a road trip with toddlers?

What would you recommend one does leading up to a road trip with toddlers?

Road trip: Get plenty of sleep! try to play pretend car trip at home. Point out things outside you may pass and make up a game with them. Get dvd players for car and bring plenty of dvds. If you can, buy or borrow an ipad and down load games/movies ahead of time. Get a car charger as well. Consider traveling at night rather than daytime. Keep kids awake longer during the day so they might sleep in car. ...Read more

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At what age will a child be able to ride a tricycle and dress themself?

At what age will a child be able to ride a tricycle and dress themself?

Children: Dressing themselves is usually around 4 ish, and riding tricycle can be from 3-5 years. ...Read more

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Is it possible to predict what going to happen to a HIV patient from the first day he was diagnose till he start to develop aids?

Is it possible to predict what going to happen to a HIV patient from the first day he was diagnose till he start to develop aids?

HIV is manageable: Yes. But, first thing to know is that no ethical or good doctor would even let you get close to having aids. There should be a visit with your HIV specialist early on where the standard or common issues with infection are gone over, and what the steps will be to prevent immune collapse. ...Read more

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After how many days is it safe for my child to attend school without being contagious to others? ( older school going child )

After how many days is it safe for my child to attend school without being contagious to others? ( older school going child )

Simple answer: 24hrs: The common advice and the policy in most schools is 24 hrs without fever. However, the truth is that with some viruses, one can continue to shed virus particles for longer. This includes coxsackie virus, which we see in epidemic proportions every summer because of prolonged contagion. ...Read more

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How old does a kid have to be to start using antihistamines?

How old does a kid have to be to start using antihistamines?

Antihistamine & baby: Some babies receive antihistamines in utero. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) was shown to be safe in pregnancy by a class action suit being brought against it failing to show any deformities that were unexpected compared to the rest of the population. But before using any antihistamine in a tiny baby, check with your doctor. Don't use antihistamines for colds. They make secretions thick and increase sinus infection. ...Read more

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How old before a child can go on a potty?

How old before a child can go on a potty?

Yes: Any age that they want. Most kids can start around 18-24 months, but you can try anytime if the child is willing. A good time to start trying is when the child shows readiness, i.e. Telling you they went or need to go, sneaking under a table to poop, etc. Start by putting them on at key moments like getting ready for a bath or when an adult is using their toilet. ...Read more

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When should a teenage girl start going to the gynecologist?

When should a teenage girl start going to the gynecologist?

Depends on Situation: The current american college of obstetricians and gynecologists (acog) recommendations are that pap smears and pelvic exams should begin 3 years after a female first become sexually active or at age 21, whichever comes first. However, symptoms such as pelvic pain, infections or abnormal discharge/bleeding may warrant an earlier visit. ...Read more

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How old should a child be before it's reliable to diagnose him with adhd?

Depends, about age 6: In most cases, age 6 is generally the youngest most children are diagnosed with adhd. As there are such variations in normal childhood behavior, under this age, normal active children may be mislabeled with the condition. However, it is possible to even diagnose a 4 year old if the clinical situation is completely clear and the child has had an evaluation. Best to discuss with your doctor/. ...Read more

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At what age can a child start to work out with weights?

At what age can a child start to work out with weights?

Depends: The aap & sports medicine groups encourage a delay in power lifting/heavy lifting until skeletal maturity. This varies with each kid & generally equates to final height & pubertal stage. Lifting technique and exercises with lower weight loads can be started earlier under the supervision of trained coaches. Such limitations are meant to reduce the rate of injury in each age group. ...Read more

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What age does a kid stop going to a pediatric dentist?

What age does a kid stop going to a pediatric dentist?

2 answers: 1. When your kid decides he's "outgrown" a pediatric dental office. 2. About age 18. Whichever works for you. ...Read more

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