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Why is my son still having temper tantrums at age 13?

Why is my son still having temper tantrums at age 13?

The most common...: ...Cause of persistent tantrums is persistent rewards for having them. On the other hand, if his tantrums get him absolutely nothing, it may be time to see a mental health professional. ...Read more

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Temper Tantrums (Definition)

A temper tantrum is an event in which a child is angry and cries, screams, hits, kicks, and/or throws himself onto the ground to get things done his way from Mom, Dad, or another family member. Temper tantrums are loud, especially in public places, but are best ignored and politely handled from ...Read more


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My 4 mo old son has always been fussy, and has been throwing seeming temper tantrums. History of ear infections and physically advanced. What to do?

My 4 mo old son has always been fussy, and has been throwing seeming temper tantrums. History of ear infections and physically advanced. What to do?

Fussy: Have your child checked for teething and possible referred pain to the ear imitating an ear infection. If he is teething, cold teething ring help as does ibuprofen ...Read more

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Severe constipatation in my 4 yr old- very picky eater?

Severe constipatation in my 4 yr old- very picky eater?

Doctor can evaluate: If a 4 year-old is pushing when pooping, or pooping firm poops, a parent can try giving the child 8 ounces of prune juice each day. If the child doesn't like prune juice, one can try giving half prune / half apple juice. Usually, laxatives are needed. There are flavored, over-the-counter laxatives that kids like. The doctor can evaluate and offer ideas, to truly get rid of persistent constipation. ...Read more

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Are having temper tantrums as 13yo boy normal?

Are having temper tantrums as 13yo boy normal?

NO,of course not: Temper tantrums are a function of the more primitive part of the brain. This is made to be much more reactive by high calorie malnutritiond, particularly all the sugary stuff and even sweeteners. Look to diet as the cause and see my blog "oxygen, the spark of life". ...Read more

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My almost 11 year old daughter weighs 145 is that ok?

My almost 11 year old daughter weighs 145 is that ok?

No: Your daughter is obese. Without her height, I cannot tell you exactly how overweight, but unless she is over six feet tall 145 pounds is way too much. You both need to do drastic changes to your lifestyle. You should never buy soda, juice, junk food or white bread. What she has available to her will set her choices. She also needs to start a routine of exercise - suggest starting with daily walk. ...Read more

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How can I get my almost 4 year old, PDD nos son potty trained?

How can I get my almost 4 year old, PDD nos son potty trained?

Buy & read : To independence." if he says/ signs pee-pee, poo-poo & potty, " pulls his pants up & down, walks from room to room & feels a full bladder/rectum, calmly sit him on the potty whenever he squats & 15 minutes after dinner every night for 15 minutes. Prop his feet on a little looster, knees slightly flexed, & let him blow bubbles. "signing time's " rachel & elmo ipad apps can "call" as a reward. ...Read more

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My 17 year old brother has fits of rage and sumtimes hurts our younger brother?

My 17 year old brother has fits of rage and sumtimes hurts our younger brother?

Diet again: I suspect that this is high calorie malnutrition, i.e. Too many calories (particularly sweets, pop, caffeine etc) and insufficient vitamin content. It puts stress on vitamin b1 metabolism and it results in emotional irritability, often associated with violence. I have suggested that this is a major cause of the school shootings. Nobody has looked at diet mayhem and it needs doing. ...Read more

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I'm a young woman 25 yrs old 3 kids 9, 7, 4 yrs old why don't I have a sex drive its ruining my relationship , making me very self conscious ?

I'm a young woman 25 yrs old 3 kids 9, 7, 4 yrs old  why don't I have a sex drive its ruining my relationship , making me very self conscious ?

Pretty normal 3 kids: While there are certainly other things that may be going on, having 3 children of those ages is pretty stressful, no matter how capable you are, how much your partner helps etc. Most likely more rest, exercise, better diet..All of the things that accompany a healthy lifestyle would improve your libido. And most importantly, don't be self conscious about it...That just makes your stress worse... ...Read more

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What causes green poop in 2 year old toddler stress?

What causes green poop in 2 year old toddler stress?

Pooh color...: Pooh comes in many colors depending on age and diet. Green is not a problem. The color can change based on the child's diet. Bright red or dark red/black pooh would be of concern as this is a sign of milk allergy. Iron can change the color of pooh to black which is not a problem. As the child is well green is no problem. It is not related to stress as long as there is no diarrhea stomach pain. ...Read more

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My neck area is turning yellow, why is this happening? I'm a 30 year old female, 4 kids, tubal ligation a year ago, 5'7" 180 lbs. High cholesterol.

My neck area is turning yellow, why is this happening? I'm a 30 year old female, 4 kids, tubal ligation a year ago,  5'7" 180 lbs. High cholesterol.

No reason...: Hard to identify something systemic, when it is your neck area. It may be added fat, skin color change-since this is sun-exposed, hair coloring, etc. Clearly not a liver issue! ...Read more

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Dizzy headache throwing up hot not hungry. 21 years old 2 year old daughter C-section in the past chronic migraine?

Dizzy headache throwing up hot not hungry. 21 years old 2 year old daughter C-section in the past chronic migraine?

Could be migraine: Could be a migraine. If it is not improved with otc meds and remains severe you may need to go to the er for an evaluation and treatment ...Read more

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Rage in 11 yr old girl?

Rage in 11 yr old girl?

Rage: She definitely needs psychological evaluation & counseling plus anger management . The reason for her anger should be evaluated, may be it is not her, it could be something bothering her in the school or home environment or a cry for help. Be patient with her & show her your love & support. Good luck. ...Read more

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My 5 yr old sees 2 therapist and she is having crying epsiodes that last for atleast 4 hours. Shes also hitting students and teachers and blacking out?

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My 5 yr old sees 2 therapist and she is having crying epsiodes that last for atleast 4 hours. Shes also hitting students and teachers and blacking out?

Children are mirrors: Sorry to say this, but behavioral problems in chidden are often a reflection of parental behaviors or possibly other stressors in their environment. The connection with the mother is usually the most influential. The mother's life condition is very often reflected in the child's behavior. So it would be helpful to act how you want your child to act. ...Read more

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2 1/2 year old son suddenly has almost constant eye boogers, slight temperature...?

2 1/2 year old son suddenly has almost constant eye boogers, slight temperature...?

Conjunctivitis : Sounds like a conjunctivitis, likely viral with associated febrile illness. A trip to the ophthalmologist will help to distinguish the infection viral from bacterial. Proper cleansing of the lashes, and care not to contaminate the other eye is important. Tylenol (acetaminophen) as directed for the fever. Ocassionally a broad spectrum antibiotic eye medication is prescribed depending in the situation. ...Read more

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What are ways to control my 7 year old son's explosive temper and his aggression towards brothers?

What are ways to control my 7 year old son's explosive temper and his aggression towards brothers?

Modify behavior: Hard to explain in a paragraph as this takes time and effort on your part with some guidance: appreciate good behavior and try and ignore bad behavior. I will refer you to few books one by russel barkley phd. Your defiant child; eight ways to deal. Another, sos help for parents: parent guide by lynn clark. Good luck. ...Read more

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My 21 month old has temper tantrum 18 hours a day! what can I do?

My 21 month old has temper tantrum 18 hours a day! what can I do?

DMDD: Sounds like dysregulated mood disorder, not terrible 2's because it is so pervasive. Unpublished but submitted research indicates this may be a disorder of brain Glutamate. Amantadine is very effective if this is DMDD. Speak to your pediatrician to be sure that there is not another medical cause of the irritability. ...Read more

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Our 45 yer old son has unpredictable mood swings, irrational behavior, angry, lies, etc. At other times is outgoing, friendly, normal.?

Our 45 yer old son has unpredictable mood swings, irrational behavior, angry, lies, etc. At other times is outgoing, friendly, normal.?

Many causes: On the surface this could be bipolar disorder, but it can be seen in drug and alcohol abuse, brain diseases such as post head trauma, seizures and ms. Confront on drug use, encourage evaluation for others when in the friendly state. ...Read more

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Tantrums (Definition)

Tantrums are an uncontrolled outburst of anger or frustration. They typically in ...Read more