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Is it helpful to have a child practice yoga?

Is it helpful to have a child practice yoga?

Flexibility goal: Yes. Keep it playful and the time spent should be age appropriate. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it ok to have a child practice yoga at any and all ages?

Is it ok to have a child practice yoga at any and all ages?

Yes: Yoga has been used in india at all ages but not in the way americans assume. Yoga is a lifestyle:yoga is the union of the mind and body, a way of thinking, eating & doing. So teaching your child to respect the world, eat from mother nature, respect their body and others, breathing, taking care of self, and doing the positions (asanas) to help bring awareness is great. Just hard core yoga class, no. ...Read more

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How do I help my child develop more skills in discipline when it comes to practicing piano?

Make it fun: At the beginning practice sessions should only be 10-15 min and you can work up to 30 min. You can even have multiple 10 min sessions a day. Pick out some fun music books with songs your child may recognize. Sit at the piano bench with your child. Don't force practice sessions. If your child isn't enjoying it talk with them- maybe there is another activity they would rather put energy into. ...Read more

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How should I help my child practice her social skills?

See below: Expose her to different social situations, and model the behavior you would like to see. ...Read more

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Why does my child have diarea?

Why does my child have diarea?

See Peds Dr: Too many options: food choice; food allergy; other allergy; virus or other infectious; depending on age-could be congenital issue; stress/anxiety; etc., etc. Best to start w/child's pediatrician for good history & exam +/- basic tests. ...Read more

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Can I have a child if I had tof?

See below: You should discuss this with your cardiologist and gynecologist. This maybe a high risk pregnancy. ...Read more

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My child 2 years have no apetite?

My child 2 years have no apetite?

A rule-of-thumb is : To put a tbsp. Of each nutritious food/ year-of-age on her plate & offer more if she's still hungry. Discontinue bottles. Limit milk & milk products to 16-21 oz./ day & juice to 0-4 oz./day , from a two-handled, open-mouthed cup. Have 3 sit-down family meals & 2 snacks/day. Model good eating habits. If she's healthy & developmentally normal, she'll eat what she needs if you don't push her. ...Read more

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Where should my child be treated?

Where should my child be treated?

Pediatric cancer ctr: If your child has acute leukemia, the must be treated at a center which 1) has a major focus on pediatrics 2) which extends to pediatric oncology 3) and which participate in cooperative clinical trials. These are usually academic centers but there are a few community hospitals which have these specialties and participate in children's oncology group (cog) and nih sponsored trials.This is important. ...Read more

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What should 8 months child eat?

What should   8 months child eat?

Most anything.: An 8 month old should not have whole cow's milk due to a risk of intestinal blood loss and anemia. He should not have anything that he could choke on, really anything that requires chewing. We used to think that it was better to wait until a child was older to give more allergenic foods like eggs, peanut butter, or fish, but we now believe that allergies are more common if you wait. ...Read more

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Why do I have to vaccinate my child?

To save their life: Prior to vaccinations, thousands of children died each year from infections. Vaccines were developed to enable children (and adults) to develop protection against these illnesses. Except for smallpox, all of the vaccine-preventable diseases are still present somewhere. All it takes is for an unimmunized child to come in contact with someone with the disease to contract that illness. ...Read more

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My child is vomating what shall i do?

My child is vomating what shall i do?

It depends: If your child has a fever, is very young, or can't keep down any fluids, call your doctor. If no fever, start with small amts of clear fluids (pedialyte, diluted gatorade) 1/2 oz at first, then increase gradually every 1/2 hour. Offer small amts of light food (brat- bananas, rice, applesauce, toast) once she keeps down fluids only for 2-3 hours. Continue for several days. Call doctor if not better. ...Read more

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Wikoryl dosage for 8months child wt 9kg?

Wikoryl dosage for 8months child wt 9kg?

No: This combination is currently not recommended for use at this age due to potentail serious side effects. ...Read more

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How would I punish my child for cursing?

How would I punish my child for cursing?

What age?: You do not mention the age, but in any instance , try to figure out why he is cursing. Establish rules in your home for language and what is not tolerated. Younger kids sometimes do not have the malice to curse and they simply repeat words without really not knowing what it means. Consequences should be at the time of the infraction, and never by demeaning the child, take privileges away. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my child to be ignoring me?

Is it normal for my child to be ignoring me?

Yes: Sure, they probably have their minds on something funner. Children don't have a long attention span, and would rather listen to fun things than instructions, anyway. If you want their attention, get at their eye level, gently square their shoulders to yours, and speak to them eye to eye. They may not like it, but they will learn that when you talk they should listen...At least until teenage years. ...Read more

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My child has laryngo malasia!. What should I do?

My child has laryngo malasia!. What should I do?

How old?: How old? What are the symptoms? Laryngomalacia is common in the first year of life. Generally it is immaturity of the laryngeal cartilage that normalizes typically by age Has he been seen by ENT? Typically no treatment needed, just patience ...Read more

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What are the causes of my child's naughty behavior?

What are the causes of my child's naughty behavior?

Belief system: We do everything for infants when they cry.This sets up a belief system that we are their servant & only exist to please them.When they begin walking we begin to ignore them, since they can get around & play.They don't like it.Acting out is an amplification of crying behavior.They do it to get noticed & get their way.Parents may find it cute & send a smile their way while saying no-this confuses. ...Read more

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I want to have a child?

I want to have a child?

Adopt or unprotected: . . . Sex. In other words, if you want a child, consider adopting or engaging in unprotected sex with partner.If you're going along pregnancy route, make sure she's taking a daily pre-natal vitamin before ttc in order to lower risk of spinal tube defects. Improve your odds of impregnating her by getting as healthy as possible, preferably via eating right & regular exercise. ...Read more

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What makes a child autistic?

What makes a child autistic?

No iron clad answer: but there is enough from studies to believe that it derives from a problem in the genes. The severity may depend on the variability of the genes being expressed and to a degree other environmental factors. Knowledge of autism is incomplete at this time so be selective about the quality of information you get. It is best to discuss any questions with your PCP who has access to evidence based info. ...Read more