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Will the child psychiatrist, pediatrician or child psychologist visit the child's school? 

Will the child psychiatrist, pediatrician or child psychologist visit the child's school? 

Yes: It is not unusual for a child psychologist, especially one who specializes in educational psychology, to visit a child's classroom to observe the the child, the child's interactions, and the learning environment. The need for a visit is largely dependent upon the diagnosis or suspected diagnosis. ...Read more

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Solution to stop a 3yr old kid from biting his parents?

Solution to stop a 3yr old kid from biting his parents?

Time out: Might want to try this: think of the great novel "crime and punishment" http://goo.gl/vpb8s and give your child a time-out for misbehavior. http://goo.gl/vcydo. ...Read more

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If a child disappears do police suspect parents first?

If a child disappears do police suspect parents first?

Chid diappearance: Not necessarily. Police will first get a detailed history and and if it sounds fishy the parents are a suspect. But you never know with cops. ...Read more

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Child with twelve baby teeth orthodontist put braces no overbite, no thumb sucking or overcrowding and no chewing problems is this common for an orthodontist not to advise a parent that there child has 12 baby teeth paid $2500 to have baby teeth straighte

Child with twelve baby teeth orthodontist put braces no overbite, no thumb sucking or overcrowding and no chewing problems is this common for an orthodontist not to advise a parent that there child has 12 baby teeth paid $2500 to have baby teeth straighte

Not unusual: If twelve baby teeth, then also would have twelve permanent teeth. You went through the first phase of treatment and should expect a second phase of treatment after 28 permanent teeth are present after a "dental age" of 12 years. Ask your orthodontist for more explanation. ...Read more

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What causes a child to grind their teeth while sleeping? Baby teeth were ground down. I worry now about adult teeth. The child is 8.

What causes a child to grind their teeth while sleeping? Baby teeth were ground down. I worry now about adult teeth. The child is 8.

Sleep bruxism: The cause(s) of bruxism are not fully understood. Causes include stress and anxiety, sleep disorder, misalignment of teeth, aggressive or hyperactive personality. Give that baby teeth were ground down, i would recommend you see a pediatric dentist to evaluate the integrity of your 8 yr olds permanent teeth and strategies to keep your childs adult teeth intact. ...Read more

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Immunization as a non custodial parent how can you force mother to get your child immunized when she refuses.

Immunization as a non custodial parent how can you force mother to get your child immunized when she refuses.

Agree : Agree that legal services would be most qualified to answer you. However, in quite a number of states parents are allowed to exempt their children from vaccination. Those children are still public health threats. ...Read more

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Is it considered child abuse to neglect a child of a bed?

Is it considered child abuse to neglect a child of a bed?

Probably but depends: For most of human history there were no beds as we know them and in some cultures a child not having a bed may not be abuse per se. On the other hand in california one would have to ask why a child is not having a bed. Parental neglect is considered child abuse, as it deprives a child of what is needed for his/her development. ...Read more

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How old should a child be giving him sushi?

At least 1 year...: ...And avoid tuna and mahi-mahi as they have the highest levels of mercury. ...Read more

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If someone's child has hand foot and mouth disease can the adult pass it to another child?

If someone's child has hand foot and mouth disease can the adult pass it to another child?

Yes!: Specially after the adult touched a blister or changed the diaper of an infected child and DID NOT WASH THE HANDS. The virus can stay in the stool for several months and may spread to others. Often the disease breaks out within a community. ...Read more

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If one child has a congenital anomaly will our future children have them too?

If one child has a congenital anomaly will our future children have them too?

Consultation needed: Some anomalies are sporadic,like toe amputations from amniotic bands, while others like cleft lip/palate have a recurrence risk.Most children's hospitals or medical schools have a medical geneticist on staff who can help. A review of the anomaly and both family histories can help define your risks of a repeat, or any other learking issue. ...Read more

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If a child has measles, can his immune parent "carry" the virus and unintentionally infect other susceptible children?

If a child has measles, can his immune parent "carry" the virus and unintentionally infect other susceptible children?

No: Viral carriage is not likely in an immune host. In order for a virus to survive it must be able to invade its host's cells, and pre-existing immunity should prevent this from occurring. ...Read more

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Could keeping a child in an infant carrier too long could delay the child's development?

Could keeping a child in an infant carrier too long could delay the child's development?

Yes: Infants need human contact and stimulation to develop and stimulate their brains optimally. Stimulation includes touching, such as holding, kissing, cuddling, tickling. This isn't happening alone in an infant carrier. Infant carriers should be used for what it says - to carry the infant from point A to point B and that's it. They are not a babysitter..... ...Read more

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What happens to a child if his or her parent becomes mentally ill?

What happens to a child if his or her parent becomes mentally ill?

Depends: The staff dealing with the parent will generally include social workers & mental health nurses that are well aware of the needs of the extended family. Children of an impaired parent will be placed when possible with family members or may need temporary foster care. In my state the facility works with family services to identify & provide these services when needed. ...Read more

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Should parents inform the school and daycare that their child has lice?

Should parents inform the school and daycare that their child has lice?

YES!!: Absolutely. Lice is very contagious and all children who had contact with the infected child should also be examined. ...Read more

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Can a vaccinated child be a chicken pox "carrier" and give it to an unvaccinated child or adult?

Can a vaccinated child be a chicken pox "carrier" and give it to an unvaccinated child or adult?

No: Even though the vaccine is a live virus you cannot spread it to others. However people immune suppressed may be ate some risk to getting the disease. ...Read more

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If the mother of a child has herbes type 2 dormant when pregnant with child, will the child be immune?

If the mother of a child has herbes type 2 dormant when pregnant with child, will the child be immune?

Not completely: If a mother delivers vaginally with her first genital outbreak, there is ~30% risk the baby could get it and have a terrible illness. If a recurrent outbreak, this drops to ~4% but suppression of outbreaks or c-section delivery before the membranes are open 4 hours can cancel the risk. Some women shed herpes without an outbreak and could pass it causing an illness that appears at about 2 wks. ...Read more

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Can a child have a fever from cutting adult teeth?

Can a child have a fever from cutting adult teeth?

I've never seen it: By the time a kid starts loosing/gaining teeth again at 6 or older they can verbalize their discomforts. I can't recall ever evaluating a kid for fever that had adult teeth coming in and no other reason for their fever. Discomfort yes, fever, i doubt. ...Read more

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