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My child is 12 she is very poor in studies and completely blank in class .her teacher suggested for counciling .does she need counciling?

My child is 12 she is very poor in studies and completely blank in class .her teacher suggested for counciling .does she need counciling?

Adhd vs depression: The child needs a thorough medical evaluation with your PCP before relying on a teacher to diagnose your child. For instance, allergies could disrupt our child's sleep leading to poor school performance. ...Read more

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Should my child's hypermobility be made known to his gym teachers?

Should my child's hypermobility be made known to his gym teachers?

Let me explain: Your child hypermobility should be made known to his doctor and teacher. ...Read more

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Why would a teacher need to talk to my child about sex?

Why would a teacher  need to talk to my child about sex?

Society's benefit: If you're smart enough to have discovered healthtap, chances are you've already able to handle sex education in your home -- and it's critical you do so. Teachers must fill in for parents who won't, can't, or aren't clever enough. Politics may also force the teacher to say things that may seem untrue to you; you children probably respect you much more. Good luck, and be wise. ...Read more

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How do I prepare the teachers to help my child with diabetes?

How do I prepare the teachers to help my child with diabetes?

Safe at school: Check out the resources available for this situation from the american diabetes association safe at school program. http://www.diabetes.org/living-with-diabetes/parents-and-kids/diabetes-care-at-school/. ...Read more

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How do I help a 10 year old child cope with the death his school teacher?

How do I help a 10 year old child cope with the death his school teacher?

Simple is best: The 10yo's past experience with pets or bugs gives them a basic understanding of the physical reality of death. Since their thinking processes won't begin to embrace advanced thinking until well into the teens, you need to stay with simple. Instead of trying to provide an elaborate discussion of heaven or eternal love, provide an open invitation to ask questions. Kids will come back again & again. ...Read more

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How do I teach my child's teacher to use an inhaler when he needs it for his asthma?

How do I teach my child's teacher to use an inhaler when he needs it for his asthma?

Use a spacer: The best way for a child who needs help with an inhaler, is to use a spacer. That is a bag or cylinder which the spray is released into, then the child puts the mouthpiece in the mouth and just breathes in and holds breath for about 10 seconds. It is important to teach him how to do this at home. ...Read more

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How can I demonstrate that my disabled child can keep up with the other children in school to teachers?

How can I demonstrate that my disabled child can keep up with the other children in school to teachers?

His doctor can help: His pediatrician is uniquely qualified to help your disabled child get the best educational bang-for-the-buck intellectually, emotionally, physically and psychologically. His pediatrician can coordinate the myriad diagnoses and reports from specialist doctors and ancillary consultants and help the school see how to get to the "proof in the pudding": your child keeping up with the others. Good luck. ...Read more

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Problems with special education teacher and program. Help please. We have few options for our child with autism?

Too little info: I sympathize, but your question is so general, it is impossible to offer a specific answer. If you think the problem truly is the teacher, speak to the principal or special educataion counselor at the school. You can request a new iep at any time, which may include looking at private school options if child not recieving adequate care. If needed, seek a lawyer specializing in this area. ...Read more

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Just took my child to the doctor who diagnosed encephalitis. What is that? I need to tell the teacher.

Just took my child to the doctor who diagnosed encephalitis. What is that? I need to tell the teacher.

Inflammated brain: Encephalitis is inflammation of the brain. The cause is often viral, but can include other infections, autoimmune disorders, and genetic/inheritable problems. The symptoms can range from very mild and barely noticeable to severe, requiring hospitalization. You should discuss this further with your doctor. ...Read more

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How to as a quality teacher/caregiver contribute to the child's brain development?

How to as a quality teacher/caregiver contribute to the child's brain development?

Brain development: Brain tissue continues to grow through late adolescence. We really can't change the actual brain. Teachers, and any care giver can, however, help the child reach maximum potential, with the brain they were born with. ...Read more

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