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Hyperactivity: Attention deficity disorder (not the hyperactive part) is almost unheard of before 6 or 7 years old. Not because it isn't there, but it is almost impossible to diagnose. We do see hyperactivity disorders in younger children from time to time, and generally giving them opportunity to exercise, making sure they get sleep, avoiding stimulants helps. If not, or if it's worsening, have them evaluated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Weed: The children brain is still in stage of development therefore weed could adversely affect the development. also weed is more addictive in younger children, Please do not do that, as kids are not able to protect themselves and it's our job to protect our kids. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Setting no limits: Children need boundaries. When none are given, they become spoiled, angry, out of control, hating the world and everyone in it. Responding to every outburst with a calm, "no" and a reasonable punishment will reinforce there are limits/boundaries that are not to be crossed. They will learn not to do that. Calm patience and consistency is all you need. More about teaching the adult then the child. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Best protection!: Vaccines have been scrutinized in the lab and the media about their safety, and each time they win! vaccines have saved the lives of thousands of children over the years and have been proven to be safe. I am saddened that there even is a controversy, since it seems fabricated on "feelings" and not facts. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Structure: It is not necessarily that kids are "lazy". It may be as simple as a schedule and expectations problem. Some kids are in so many activities they are burned out and have little time for anything else. Most kids nowadays live to be on a wireless device and that takes a chunk of time. Have clear expectations of your child and let him know what they are. Unplug the tv, limit the phone gaming time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
0-18 (or 21): I agree with the previous physician's comments. Typically pediatricians will see children up until age 18 or if they become emancipated minors as stated above. However, some pediatricians will see patients until age 21. Our practice has an adolescent office and we see some patients until age 21. At age 18, we treat our patients as adults and do not require parental consent for exams or testing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vertigo?: Many children get very dizzy at times without definite cause. Some are due to ear infections or ear fluid pressure. Other times it may happen because of spinning around. Episodic vertigo is a very dramatic event in some children when they look terrified and have to hold on for a few moments, then return to normal. This is usually benign but needs a good evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In young children how can you tell the difference between add and behavior issues, especially in boys. My son is 7 - unsure of what to do to help him?
Standard tests: There are a number of different standardized tests that have been made to differentiate between disorders like add, odd, conduct disorders, anxiety disorders, childhood depression - the list goes on.All of these can cause behavioral symptoms. You need to find a pediatrician who has a special interest in behavioral problems, or a developmental pediatrician or pediatric psychiatrist to help sort out. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Return to pharmacy: Whether or not there are small kids around, unused prescription medicines should be returned to the pharmacy to be incinerated. Dumping them into the sink or toilet ends up putting more of those chemicals into our water supply, not a good idea. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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