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What's a good bedtime in elementary school?

What's a good bedtime in elementary school?

11 : Probably 11-13 hours on average. The younger elementary students need the higher number. ...Read more

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What are some signs of a concussion in an elementary school child?

What are some signs of a concussion in an elementary school child?

Headache is common: Concussion is a change in brain function that occurs after head trauma. There does not have to be loss of consciousness. Symptoms include headache, confusion, dizziness, nausea, sensitivity to light and memory problems. If a concussion is suspected the child should be removed from play. Evaluation by a medical professional to make sure they are symptom free before return to play is crucial. ...Read more

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Can i grow after puberty? im 18 i havent seen growth since elementary school

Can i grow after puberty? im 18 i havent seen growth since elementary school

Maybe: Puberty is a stage not an event. It can be as short as 2-3 years in some or extend 7 years in others.It begins with testicular enlargement in males which may go unnoticed. It ends when the growth centers have closed. At 18 if your growth centers are open (x-ray) and your bone maturity is at the level of a 14-15 yo you may may grow more, if closed, you are done. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get selective mutism after elementary school, but be fine in preschool?

Is it possible to get selective mutism after elementary school, but be fine in preschool?

Yes: Selective mutism is usually connected to symptoms of anxiety or depression. It is possible for this to not be an issue in preschool and then arise in elementary school. ...Read more

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I made one of those elementary school hand turkeys, but it looked really good so I ate it. Am I going to die?

I made one of those elementary school hand turkeys, but it looked really good so I ate it.  Am I going to die?

Probably, but...: Undercooked paper turkeys can cause salmonella infections, but the salmonella bacteria are made of paper lips and cotton balls. The treatment is eating paste, but i wouldn't reccomend it. :p. ...Read more

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I realized im head over heels traumatized over being bullyed in elementary school. Would seeing a therapist be a good idea?

I realized im head over heels traumatized over being bullyed in elementary school. Would seeing a therapist be a good idea?

Yes: Yes or a psychiatrist. There are lots of good ones in your area and they would be a great resource to help you in this situation. ...Read more

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I tested positive for hsv1 at 62.20 High it says, but I haven't had a coldsore since elementary school, is this an old or new infection?

I tested positive for hsv1 at 62.20 High it says, but I haven't had a coldsore since elementary school, is this an old or new infection?

Probably old: All that can be said from this test result is that you have been infected with HSV1 for at least several weeks. The number itself says nothing about how long, and it could be since childhood. If your cold sores all those years ago were typical oral herpes -- i.e. blister-like sores on the outside of the mouth, not canker sores inside -- you can safely assume it explains your positive test. ...Read more

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I had a lisp in elementary school. I went to speech therapy. I'm not sure if it was fixed. When i say a word that has an s in it. Sounds like a hiss?

I had a lisp in elementary school. I went to speech therapy. I'm not sure if it was fixed. When i say a word that has an s in it. Sounds like a hiss?

Evaluate ; re-focus: Consider getting a professional evaluation of your speech first. Most likely you are focused on a problem that no longer exists or is miniscule. Friends or a therapist can help you to broaden your focus and find other ways to measure self-worth. A family member went through something similar and she is fine. Peace and good health! ...Read more