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What to do with a child  o f    8    years old with behavioral problems?

What to do with a child  o f    8    years old with behavioral problems?

More Info Needed: The term "behavioral problems is s very broad category so it's hard to give specific advice. However, if there has been a recent change in the child's behavior it's always a good idea to talk to your primary care doctor to make sure there is not some physical problem. Also, check to see if something in your environment is contributing to the behavior problems. ...Read more

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What are some techniques for working with a 9 year old child with behavioral problems?

Structure/consistent: You don't indicate if this is new or longstanding, which is quite important. If new, learning why it is happening it key and warrants an assessment. If it is longstanding but worse now because of age and size, a number of books might be a place to start. Ross greene has several related to the explosive child that are excellent. Keys are clarity, consistency, and structure with a positve tone. ...Read more

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My child vardan 's speech is not clear ...He is 5 years old . Please help me...?

My child vardan 's speech is not clear ...He is 5 years old . Please help me...?

Sppech therapy: Does your child have any other problems? Has he had a hearing test.? Does he get lots of ear infections.? Is he autistic ? If he has not seen a pediatrician then that is the place to start. He can check his ears, his hearing and refer him for speech therapy. ...Read more

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An u/s showed "reactive size (3mm) nodes" (bilateral cervical in 7 y/o child). what could be the cause to be "reactive," if enlarged for 4+ years?

An u/s showed  "reactive size (3mm) nodes" (bilateral cervical in 7 y/o child). what could be the cause to be "reactive," if enlarged for 4+ years?

Nothing specific: In children 3-7 years of age cervical lymph gland enlargement is so common that it is almost considered normal. Abnormality wld be suggested by the glands getting larger & larger & accompanied by pain, redness, fever & throat involvement.Reactive enlargement is a reaction to the exposure to viruses and bacteria that occurs in all children and 3 mm size is not significant. If worried see ur doc ...Read more

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How can I improve my child's behavior?

How can I improve my child's behavior?

Behavior: That is not a simple answer but if i had to give 4 items of advice i'd say: 1) lead by example, make sure your child is getting enough sleep, 3) set a routine and rules, 4) be consistent and calm when enforcing rules/routines. ...Read more

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Submental ln swelling in 6 years old child?

Submental ln swelling in 6 years old child?

The size is importan: A 6 y/o may have a submental node or two normally, but they are usually small, smaller than 1/2 inch. When it is infected, it may be red and/or tender. It is extremely rare for a small child to have a cancer in the submental node only. A viral infection as the cause is a possibility. It may be a lymph node, but maybe a thyroglossal cyst if it is in the midline. I would have a doctor take a look. ...Read more

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What causes a child to go from good eyesight to needing glasses in just a couple of years?

Growth: It doesn't take much, and children are growing at an amazing rate. A small change in the shape of the lens or the eyeball itself can make a difference. Plus, many kids compensate for a long time, and most likely eyesight was going bit by bit, but it was hard to notice until compensation was no longer possible. ...Read more

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What is the symptom of spleen pain of a 2 years child?

What is the symptom of spleen pain of a 2 years child?

Enlarged spleen: The spleen is just below the ribcage on the left side. An enlarged spleen can be a sign of illness. And it may be tender if it is large. It sounds like your doctor is doing the appropriate tests and giving medication to treat this. ...Read more

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My child is 3 years old. She is hyperactive, and she won't listen to us.?

Expectations: 3 year old children *are* active. They have a lot of energy. They get very busy and excited. Teaching them appropriate behavior takes time and a lot of patience. Talk with your doctor about appropriate expectations for this age. Most kids can only focus on an activity for a few minutes. Positive reinforcement can help her learn the important rules. ...Read more

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Could 23 years male child tall more ?

Could 23 years male child tall more ?

No: Once the growth centers of the long bones close in adolescence, no further linear growth will be possible.The growth centers of males usually close at 17-18 and rarely as late as 20.At 23 you are done. ...Read more

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Is 38 years old too old to have a child?

Is 38 years old too old to have a child?

No: Many women have children after the age of 38. If may be more difficult to get pregnant though. If you are unable to conceive on your own after 6 months, consider seeking assistance from your ob/gyn or a fertility specialist, a reproductive endocrinologist. ...Read more

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How much should a 5'5'' child weight at 12 years of age?

How much should a 5'5'' child weight at 12 years of age?

Varies: Here's a link to a Body Mass Index calculator. Input your child's height and weight and you can see where the child fall's on the growth scale. Children come in all shapes and sizes - health risks concerns are for those too high or too low on the scale. http://www.webmd.com/parenting/raising-fit-kids/weight/bmi/bmi-calculator ...Read more

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I am 35 and want to have child in another 2 years. Any tips ?

I am 35 and want to have child in another 2 years. Any tips ?

See your doctor: See your OB to discuss preconception planning and address any health issues before attempting conception as you will be higher risk for complications, but several women have babies over 35 without issues. ...Read more

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Could Rh positivity still affect a child after the first years?

Could Rh positivity still affect a child after the first years?

Confusing question: The Rh positive blood type is quite compatible with a normal life as shown by the majority of humans on the planet. Any Rh incompatibility problems between pregnant mother and her fetus will become evident during pregnancy or in the newborn period.Babies who suffer from the attack of anti-Rh antibodies see that attack end after delivery and treatment. Existing damage may persist, but not increase. ...Read more

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My child is 11 years old she weighs 150. How does she get to 110?

My child is 11 years old she weighs 150.  How does she get to 110?

Depends: Talk with your child's doctor. A healthy weight depends on her height. If her weight is above average, talk about healthy choices. Don't focus on the number. Some kids don't need to lose weight, just stay stable until their height catches up. Diets are not recommended for children. Good healthy nutrition and regular exercise are the best way to help her feel good. ...Read more

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Can you give a child under 5 years echinacea?

Echinacea: Probably, but there is no published reputable dosage published for children that would meet fda standards. The nih published a controlled, double-blind study a few yrs ago (nejm) that showed that echinacea was no better than placebo for bolstering immune function or treating viral upper respiratory infections. That said, placebo is pretty good for most folks! ...Read more