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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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