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Examples Of Socially Unacceptable Behaviors By A Child
Belief system: We do everything for infants when they cry. This sets up a belief system that we are their servant & only exist to please them. When they begin walking we begin to ignore them, since they can get around & play. They don't like it. Acting out is an amplification of crying behavior. They do it to get noticed & get their way. Parents may find it cute & send a smile their way while saying no-this confuses. ...Read more
ADHD & anxiety: Disorders, often OCD-type, usually co-exist with the chronic motor & vocal tics. They must be diagnosed to develop effective medical, therapeutic & educational treatments. A Neurodevelopmental Exam defines deficits in attention, executive functions, & learning. See a Child Psychologist for Parent Behavior Management Training + Cognitive-Behavioral & Social Skills Therapies for a school-age child. ...Read more
Depression: This is a serious question and you should seek medical help. ...Read more
Out of control: Crisis center with a professional working with kids is worth consulting. ...Read more
Medication: Medication can be helpful to take the edges off of violent outbursts, and some success has been found with vests that give the sensation of a hug to select patients. ...Read more
Three year old child is becoming rebellious. Why is this happening and what are effective caretaker behaviors to this problem?
No simple answer: It’s unusual for 3 y olds to become rebellious without reason, needs to see a child psychiatrist or behavioral pediatrician. Family history, what happened during pregnancy and child birth as well as current development milestones in the current living environment influence behavior. Try a simple book called 1-2-3 Magic for basic behavior modification techniques ...Read more
Variable effects: There are many possible outcomes from child abuse & neglect. The most tragic is when the same things are perpetrated upon children. It can cause severe anxiety, depression, flashbacks, dissociation, trouble with trust & boundaries, drug & alcohol abuse, & suicide attempts. It can also lead to perfectionism and high achievement. With treatment, the person can heal and enjoy a fulfilling life. ...Read more
Profoundly: Child abuse can have a variety of effects on children. Once safety is re-established and physical harm treated, emotional harm can be assessed. The ability of children to trust others and changes in what to expect in relationships are often the most profound psychological injuries. Post traumatic stress disorder and depression are also extremely common. Therapy can help all of this. ...Read more
Undersatnding: Asperger's syndrome and its complexity, helps 2 better manage the challenging issues & relationships children & adults affected by the disorder, have w/ environment. In addition 2 medical & behavioral help ur son need 2 have, 2 books by daniel tammet, autistic savant: "born on a blue day" autobio & "embracing the wide sky" more informative on asperger's r both great sources of info. Best wishes. ...Read more
More Info Needed: The term "behavioral problems is s very broad category so it's hard to give specific advice. However, if there has been a recent change in the child's behavior it's always a good idea to talk to your primary care doctor to make sure there is not some physical problem. Also, check to see if something in your environment is contributing to the behavior problems. ...Read more
Techniques: Is this in all areas of functioning, or just novel or specific situations? Kids know when something is hard for them by kg. "i can't" often avoids a task or direction. Break the task down into parts & say "i'll help you, but I won't do it for you, " if the task is age-appropriate. Ignore the protests; wait 2-3 minutes & calmly re-state "it's time for you to. "not yes, you can! " practice! ...Read more
Structure/consistent: You don't indicate if this is new or longstanding, which is quite important. If new, learning why it is happening it key and warrants an assessment. If it is longstanding but worse now because of age and size, a number of books might be a place to start. Ross greene has several related to the explosive child that are excellent. Keys are clarity, consistency, and structure with a positve tone. ...Read more
Limit setting: The phone itself (other than cost and media time!) is not the danger. The main issues are setting limits and proper expectations. What is the phone for? Is it used as a 'treat' or a 'prize' for something he/she did... Is it an emergency only tool...A temporary distraction? These are the things to sort out before going down the slippery slope of putting 'hot' gadgets into your child's hands. ...Read more
Is the diagnose of autism always accurate in a child, or do many other disorders cause autism behaviors?
Requires expertise: Autism can present in many forms, and other disorders can have elements that can be mistaken for it. Age also is important: 2 or 3 yo children present much differently than older ones or adolescents. No behaviors associated with autism occur only with autism. Experts look at the total picture, both how development is going and what impairments are present. So, far no biological tests. ...Read more
Imagine not understanding or comprehending the world around you and everyone expecting you to understand.
Kids become frustrated and may act out.
Children who are affected by hearing loss need great support and a team of people that will help them untangle the gibberish they hear. Ent, otologists, speech therapists etc. ...Read more
Is laziness (e.G., always taking the path of least resistance) in a child an inborn, temperamental trait or a learned behavior? Kids are 5, 6, and 7.
Bored: The kids may be bored. Provide more stimulating activities for them. Get them involved in things you are doing. Kids learn by example. ...Read more
When should a woman have her first child by? For example is there a sharp increase in pregnancy risk over a certain age?
When she is ready: There is not an age when there is a "sharp" increase in pregnancy risks. Generally speaking, pregnancy risks tend to increase with age. That also applies to risks for genetic anomalies (like down syndrome), that risk at age 35 is 1 in 270 and it increases with each year. There is no specific age that is recommended as "best" to have your first child. ...Read more
At what age can an infant start drinking water and how much? For example, if the child is sick, can you given them only pedialyte?
About 6 months: Young infants typically get all the hydration they need from breast milk and formula. While it will probably not hurt to give a teaspoon or so ocationally, this could reduce the caloric & nutrient intake of the baby and risk a condition known as water intoxication. As a rule, introduce tiny amounts of water when the infants begins eating solids, which is at about six months. Good luck! ...Read more
The monster energy ultra which has zero sugar zero calories would it kill a child for example a 11 to 12 year old?
Does the length of time you have had stuffy runny nose determine if you need antibiotics, for example it's been 30 days. (child)?
No...: Rhinitis can be triggered by allergies and would not require or respond to antibiotics. If secondary symptoms such as fever, facial pain, headache occur then you would want to be seen by the pediatrician to ensure that there isn't another issue. Either way, consider an appointment to determine what preventative measures you can take to control the rhinitis (often environmental) ...Read more
CHARGE syndrome: You have to go to the major University Medical Center and find the geneticist and the Developmentalist who will be able to put you in touch with whatever resources exist where you live. Use the Internet too. ...Read more
Aggressive: This depends on if there is any other symptoms and your child is developmentally up to par with other kids his age. You need to check with your pediatrician who normally while doing well checks goes into more details about gross motor, fine motor, speech and language skills together with social skills ...Read more
A 15 month child has tendency to hit his older sister and adults. Is this natural behavior? We know children hit others at times, but frequently?
Common: This is less true aggression than frustration from poor communication. The infant believes they are little kings or queens, due every bit of attention & doting. As they learn to walk, the adults in their life begin to expect them to tend to themselves. They have few social skills. They hit because it works & they don't know how to articulate their wants & don't feel they need to. It improves with age ...Read more
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