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How can I get my 11 month old daughter to feed herself?

How can I get my 11 month old daughter to feed herself?

Keep offering: Some 11 month olds are finger feeding well, others are still more comfortable with pureed foods, so need assistance. Put small foods that have various textures that she can swallow without choking. Sit at the table and eat with her, commenting on the yummy food. Turn off the tv. If she's not interested, give it time. If she continues to have problems, talk with her pediatrician. ...Read more

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How can I get my 2 year old son to stop throwing tantrums?

How can I get my 2 year old son to stop throwing tantrums?

Ignoring: The best method is to ignore the child. Make sure she is in a safe place. She needs to get LESS attention from you during a tantrum, not MORE attention! The Storm will pass. Try starting your bedtime routine a bit earlier, and keep the same routine each night. Warm bath, quiet reading time, and no TV. ...Read more

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How can I get my 11 month old baby to develop a bigger appetite?

How can I get my 11 month old baby to develop a bigger appetite?

You don't!: Babies are quite amazing they will usually only eat as much as their body tells them. Your job is to offer and make foods available so they can eat when they need to. They regulate themselves better then we do. ...Read more

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My 11 year old daughter just admitted to me that she wants to kill herself to prevent her father and i getting a divorce. How can I help her?

My 11 year old daughter just admitted to me that she wants to kill herself to prevent her father and i getting a divorce. How can I help her?

Seek a Dr: I would seek a Psychiatrist and Psychologist for treatment. She is obviously desperate and wanting the two of you together. Her actions will most likely not prevent a divorce, she just doesn't recognize it. ...Read more

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How can I get my ten month old to take her bottle?

How can I get my ten month old to take her bottle?

She will, if hungry: A healthy baby will eat or drink when she is hungry. So, parents can't make a baby eat, they can only let her get hungry. She will eat when she gets hungry enough. If she is usually bottle-fed, she will drink if she hasn't eaten a while. If she eats often, she may not take the bottle because she is still full. If she will breast-feed but not bottle-feed, she will take the bottle if hungry enough. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could get my 14 year old sister to stop eating her buggers?

You can tell: your sister how this impacts you but you can't change other people's behavior. Although it is not considered socially acceptable - it is a fairly harmless behavior. Ultimately it will be her decision. ...Read more

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What can I do to help my 11 year old daughter go to sleep?

What can I do to help my 11 year old daughter go to sleep?

Encourage routine : An 11yo should have a night ritual that promotes relaxation and rest.It helps to exclude action tv shows for the hour prior to bed, and no tv in the room.If possible, evening bathing and body maintenance activities as a wind down can help. If the kid likes to read, it offers a chance to do a sedentary behavior before turning off the lights. ...Read more

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How can I get my 27 month old daughter to stop usong the pacifier?

How can I get my 27 month old daughter to stop usong the pacifier?

Gradually: Gradually weaning probably better than a sudden stop. You'll have to tolerate the crying for a while. Your child needs to learn to comfort him/herself and weaning off of the pacifier is a start. ...Read more

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How could i get my four year old sister to stop grinding her teeth in her sleep?

How could  i get my four year old sister to stop grinding her teeth in her sleep?

Get mouth guard: See a dentist and get a mouth guard to avoid damage to teeth, but there really is no known treatment to stop a patient from grinding the teeth (bruxism). ...Read more

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My 4 yr old autistic son constantly pushes his 10 month old sister. How can I get him to stop this?

My 4 yr old autistic son constantly pushes his 10 month old sister. How can I get him to stop this?

Autism: If he is truly autistic, he will need lots of "occupational therapy" to teach him normal social skills. He should not be left alone with his baby sister but punishing him verbally will probably not help. You should seek skilled therapists in autistic children for guidance on behavioral training. ...Read more

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Im trying to ween my 18 month old from sucking a pacifier. How should I do this. Can i give it to her when she goes to bed.

Im trying to ween my 18 month old from sucking a pacifier. How should I do this. Can i give it to her when she goes to bed.

Techniques vary: You can do it as you suggest, giving it to her at only specific times, but I have found that parents who do that are too tempted to use it at other times, for instance, she bumps her head and is crying and you run and get the paci. If you really want to get rid of it , get rid of it. It just doesn't exist anymore.It will be a tough one week, but then the deed is done. It is much better in long run. ...Read more

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What can I feed to my 2 year old daughter diagnosed with malaria and refuses to eat anything?

What can I feed to my 2 year old daughter diagnosed with malaria and refuses to eat anything?

Reexamination: I don't see anything contraindicated that they can eat. The problem is they don't eat and since they are small, their blood volume is also less and can get dehydrated easily. Bring him back to the doctor to make sure the is not happening as fluids will be necessary. Fluid is the most important factor at this time any which one. ...Read more

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My 11 year old daughter really wants to have sex. How do I help her?

My 11 year old daughter really wants to have sex. How do I help her?

Puzzling question: If you are asking how to encourage her to delay her desire to an appropriate age, that is best handled by a councilor/ behavioral health person.Your doc could make the referral to a local source. If you are asking how to help her have sex, this is the wrong site.In my state I would be required to report the issue to Child and Family services for investigation. ...Read more

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My son is 6 weeks old and his crying really bad because he is trying to poop how can I get him to poop?

My son is 6 weeks old and his crying really bad because he is trying to poop how can I get him to poop?

Bowel Movement: If he is breastfed, he can have a bowel movement after each feed, that means 6-8 or more times per day or, about once a week or up to 10 days, don't worry as long as he doesn't have other symptoms like vomiting, fever or poor feeding. Cry can be from other cause. If formula fed, and not moving bowel 3-5 days, talk to his pediatrician. ...Read more

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How can I get my very clingy 16 month old to become more independant? I worry about taking her to daycare as she screams for hours when i leave her.

How can I get my very clingy 16 month old to become more independant? I worry about taking her to daycare as she screams for hours when i leave her.

Be suportive: Don't view the clingy response as a failure on your part or a problem.Separation anxiety & stranger danger issues are common infants between 6m - 2yr. When they can grasp the fact that you don't drop off the earth when you leave, but remain in another space, they relax & become easier to manage. ...Read more

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How do I mange to get my 9 months old breastfed daughter to sleep in het own cribe?

How do I mange to get my 9 months old breastfed daughter to sleep in het own cribe?

Be Firm: Begin by staying in her room, with her in the crib. Do not take her out.Then slowly work your way out. Remember that a normal 9 mo/o should have no physiological need for a night feeding, so try to use a comfort object other than the breast. ...Read more

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How do I convince my sever year old to brush her teeth?

How do I convince my sever year old   to brush her teeth?

Educate: Bring your 7y/o to the dentist and have them review oral hygiene and its importance. Get him a timer and a toothbrush which may spark some interest or fun. ...Read more

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How do I get my 15 month old to brush her teeth?

How do I get my 15 month old to brush her teeth?

Tell show do: At 15 months old, start getting them involved by showing them in mirror what you're doing. ...Read more

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My son is 3yrs old and has mild autisum he wont potty train. How can I get him to start.?

My son is 3yrs old and has mild autisum he wont potty train. How can I get him to start.?

May be early for kid: At least 25% of normally functioning kids are not potty trained at three & it may be early to start for your child. Have the equipment on hand & show him where it is. Encourage him practice the maneuvers involved & cut the process into teachable parts, rewarding each skill attained. Become an assistant not a a timekeeper & let him pick out when he wants to try/go. ...Read more

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