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14 month old doesn't point or show toys. Are these major autism red flags?No speech delay based on eval. Plays in turn taking social games, imitates.

14 month old doesn't point or show toys. Are these major autism red flags?No speech delay based on eval. Plays in turn taking social games, imitates.

Prob Ok, but watch: These do not sound like major red flags, since the language and play seem fine. There are screening tools such as MChat and CARS, that can also screen. Does he interacts well with others, make good eye contact? Eat well? Sleep well? Have normal bowel movements? ...Read more

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How helpful are free sporting activities for children, in cutting obesity?

How helpful are free sporting activities for children, in cutting obesity?

Incredibly helpful: Any physical activity is helpful for a healthy lifestyle. Sporting activities aren't for every child but many children find them more fun than other forms of exercise. If you can find free sporting activities then please take advantage of them. What children eat and drink are also critical, but exercise is a huge part of a healthy weight. ...Read more

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What kinds of healthy food that helps students studying and strengthen their memory and make them more amenable to accommodate their school lessons?

What kinds of healthy food that helps students studying and strengthen their memory and make them more amenable to accommodate their school lessons?

I'd love to know: Hard to say, but the mediterranean diet seems healthy and protects against many eventual problems, such as heart disease and stroke. Would avoid junk foods, sugars, candy, soft drinks of any kind, but maybe increase lean protein, and encourage exercise and avoidance of smoking, alcohol, and recreational drugs. ...Read more

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How long is the typical attention span for sitting and doing completing activity (e.G., reading or writing) of a 5-year old boy?

How long is the typical attention span for sitting and doing completing activity (e.G., reading or writing) of a 5-year old boy?

Depends on the boy: For some 5-10 minutes. For others 30+ minutes when it interests them. Boys tend to be more physically active than girls and tend not to sit still for extended periods of time especially if bored. This question has to be answered in the context of what this child is doing when and where and what is the goal to be accomplished. Is this s a problem at school? Home? Etc. ...Read more

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What are healthy options for my kids on kids restaurant menus?

What are healthy options for my kids on kids restaurant menus?

Non-fried foods: Restaurant foods are often not made to be healthy but are made to taste good so customers will return. That means restaurant foods will have more oil, more salt, or more sugar than home-made foods. Grilled chicken breast is good, but usually the menu item is fried chicken strips. Spaghetti with red sauce is ok, unless the sauce is too oily. A hamburger without mayo; with steamed veggies is ok. ...Read more

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Am dating online, and they keep playing mind games. Why do they enjoy this type of childish behavior?

Am dating online, and they keep playing mind games. Why do they enjoy this type of childish behavior?

Bad idea: Never put your trust in someone until you know them well including their background .You are playing with your life. ...Read more

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What are some tips on long car trips with a preschooler?

What are some tips on long car trips with a preschooler?

Varied activities: Spend the time talking about the sights, counting, singing, making rhymes, telling stories, coloring, looking at books, play 'i spy', travel bingo, etc. Don't forget snacks and frequent breaks to walk around and see the sights. Dvds and video games can be helpful in limited doses. ...Read more

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Does cavemen/paleo diet have benefits in other aspects of lives & what are possible lessons teens could gain from their lifestyles?

Does cavemen/paleo diet have benefits in other aspects of lives & what are possible lessons teens could gain from their lifestyles?

Paleo Diet: Paleo diet can be helpful in autoimmune disease and gastrointestinal disease. Here's a quick start guide... http://doccarnahan.blogspot.com/2013/02/a-quick-start-guide-paleo-diet.html. ...Read more

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What are some activities for improving a child's gross and fine motor skills?

What are some activities for improving a child's gross and fine motor skills?

At what age? If < 3: years, seek evaluation from your state's Child Find Program if concerned; if 3-5, from your school district's Child Find Team. If school age, you may have to pay for private OT & PT evaluations. See developmental screens & age-appropriate tips on healthy children.org, www.moveforwardpt.com/Children/Activities/Default.aspx#.VP09A0ZHbCR, therapystreetforkids.com/fm-strength.html & other sites. ...Read more

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How many nightmares do toddlers usually have on average? 2 y/o with normal active life with no known stresses she does watch age appropriate tv

How many nightmares do toddlers usually have on average? 2 y/o with normal active life with no known stresses she does watch age appropriate tv

Scary, but harmless: Tiddlers usually have night terrors, a sleep disorder during transition from stage 3 non-REM sleep to stage 4 non-REM sleep, 1 1/2 -3 hours hours after sleep onset. A regular bedtime, adequate sleep & not being awakened during an episode help; stress & fatigue ^ them. See http://m.kidshealth.org/parent/medical/sleep/terrors.html. Kids 2 & > can have a maximum total "screen time" of 2 hours/ day. ...Read more

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My mother cooks food with a pressure cooker 99% of the time. Is pressure cooking the same as regular cooking? Are we losing nutrition by pre. Cooking?

My mother cooks food with a pressure cooker 99% of the time. Is pressure cooking the same as regular cooking? Are we losing nutrition by pre. Cooking?

It's fine: No she is ok. But I am a fan of raw food and nutrients as well. Our bodies love variety, so a salad or quinoa "pasta" salad every once a while for some ruffage in the colon is good. Insoluble fiber! ...Read more

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Is there an addiction or disorder for people who watch anime excessively or play video games frequently? Watching free stream anime online 6-12 hours every day even digging into hentai for the absence of intimacy. And online using video games for social n

Is there an addiction or disorder for people who watch anime excessively or play video games frequently? Watching free stream anime online 6-12 hours every day even digging into hentai for the absence of intimacy. And online using video games for social n

Yes: Online addictions, whether for action games, online porn, chatrooms or many other activities can be serious and damaging to quality of life. Many addiction programs have now started special programs for those with these kinds of problems (called 'process' addictions). They sometimes reflect another underlying psychiatric problem, sometimes not. See an addiction specialist (aaap.Org or asam.Org). ...Read more

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My child shows fear of going to school.Age is 5.7years.Is not ready to leave classroom for pt and music lessons.No participation in oral sessions?Why?

My child shows fear of going to school.Age is 5.7years.Is not ready to leave classroom for pt and music lessons.No participation in oral sessions?Why?

Anxiety/A, Phobias/P: Part of normal development. 1.Social p: fear of contact with unfamiliar people, social isolation; desire of involvement w/family, familiar peers. 2.Separation a: unrealistic, persistent worries of possible harm befalling primary caregivers, persistent avoidance of being alone, complain distress. 3.School p. 4. Generalized a disorder: worries about future events. Encourage, talk; get counselling. ...Read more

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Is playing video games bad for a person's hands and brain?

Is playing video games bad for a person's hands and brain?

No negative data: There is no data to show negative effects. On the other hand eye hand coordination has been shown to improve. Video games are being used in the brain injury rehabilitation field. ...Read more