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Do Children In Bilingual Families Start Talking Later Than Other Kids
When they are ready: When they start to ask questions, it's time to answer them. One technique is to answer exactly what they ask, but don't elaborate. On the other hand, tell the truth. If they are asking very specific questions, you need to answer them very specifically or they will ask somebody else when you are not around. Saying you are not old enough to ask that is just going to make them even more curious. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The bulilding blocks of multilingual children are consistency and exposure. A tv show in another language will not teach the baby nearly as much as a parent exploring the language and the world attached to it with the baby. Babies are keen listeners and can make out and pick up different sounds. We as adults "tune out" sounds that are linguistically of no use to us. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why do people keep talking about children suffering autism spectrum disorders? What about all the other kids?
Good point: Kids with autism have "spikes" in development, leading us to feel that if we could "unlock" the child's brain, he might function independently as an adult, whereas kids with other genetic & medical neurodevelopmental disorders tend to have less dramatic splits in their cognitive abilities. Also, many genetic & epigenetic causes are known, but no single known "trigger" that precipitates symptoms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 13 year old son talks a lot about having kids. He says he wants them asap. What can I do as a parent to tell him to wait for children?
Teen wants kids: I would not be too worried about what a 13 year old says about having kids. There is a lot of growing up that still has to occur ! However, if you want to teach him what is required to be a parent let him see what is required. Let him see the sacrifices necessary to be the parent of a child. He may slow down the clock when he sees his needs come second. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Get help: Huntington's disease, correct? This is too difficult for you as a family to undertake alone. It is especially difficult if any child has been brought into the world with the knowledge that he/she may/will be affected also. Get help from your genetic counselor -- that's what they do best. Answer questions truthfully at an age-appropriate level. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
People talk to my grown children but not to me. Why is that? I want a voice in what happens to me.
I agree with you: If you are alert and mentally competent, you should be the first person a doctor should talk to; however, if you become mentally incompetent to make a decision and have signed document to designate some else to make decision for you when you are unable to do so, then the designated person should be the one to act on you behalf. ...Read more
How do you displine ADHD children? And to approach them to talk to them to solve a problem? When they are in the wrong......
See below: I would not blame it on boomers. All generations have had kids disrespect their parents. ...Read more