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How can I help my baby learn to talk?

How can I help my baby learn to talk?

Talk, read, play: Babies who hear more spoken words and have more interactive time with adults and other children generally learn to talk earlier and have better language skills. Television does the opposite-- more tv time, even supposedly "educational" tv-- slows language development. Talk and play with your baby, and turn off the tv. ...Read more

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How can I help my child learn to read?

How can I help my child learn to read?

Practice letters: And read lots of books together. Let your child "read" the books as well. Make reading books part of the bedtime routine. Simple pattern recognition books with good illustrations often help kids learn to read because they can follow the pictures easily. ...Read more

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How can I teach my baby to self-soothe?

How can I teach my baby to self-soothe?

keep practicing: Start between the ages of 3-6mo and begin by developing a consistent routine around nap and bedtime. Keep the lights low, nurse until baby is drowsy, sing a few quiet songs and put baby in crib before they are asleep. You can use a pacifier if it seems to help your baby. Try comforting sounds like white noise in their bedroom. With practice pretty soon they will be able to soothe themselves. ...Read more

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How can I help my child to overcome her shyness?

How can I help my child to overcome her shyness?

Make her feel safe.: Kids are normally shy when they are young. You do not mention your child´s age, but being shy is part of a personality trait and not a disease. Most people, adults and children alike feel shy" when they around strangers or large gatherings, not to mention when they have to give a presentation at school. Let her know it is ok to be shy and avoid pushing her. She will blossom when it is right. ...Read more

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Please help, what can I do to get my mom to understand?

Please help, what can I do to get my mom to understand?

What do you want her: What do you want her to understand.It does not seem to be a question for this site.I will suggest you talk to her and resolve your personal problem. ...Read more

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How can I help myself, or my child, to manage eczema?

How can I help myself, or my child, to manage eczema?

Daily routines: 1. Keep skin moist:daily short bath, moisturizing cream, e.g., triceram 2. Avoidance of irritants:prefer soft cotton clothing to wool, avoid overdressing 3. Avoidance of triggering allergens if known 4. Check with your doctor promptly if secondary skin infection is suspected 5. Consider taking probiotics, e.g. Lactobacillus gg and l. Reuteri. ...Read more

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How can I learn to breastfeed?

How can I learn to breastfeed?

Read: There are many excellent books on breastfeeding, and it is very helpful to understand how it all works and what to expect before you get there. You can try 'The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding' or 'The Nursing Mother's Companion'. Both are excellent, and can be found at bookstores or online. ...Read more

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What can I do to help my baby sleep?

What can I do to help my baby sleep?

Setup a nice routine: Set up a nice routine. Something you will do every night, ideally at the same time and in the same order. Teach the baby how to self sooth himself into sleep. ... It's a bit of time investment up front, but a huge pay off for a times to come. Be patient. Be persistent. Do not co-sleep. Follow this link for more detail instructions: http://sebpmg.Com/newsletter.Html. ...Read more

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How can I talk to my mom about getting help for her alcohol addiction?

How can I talk to my mom about getting help for her alcohol addiction?

W/another family mbr: This would probably best be accomplished with the help of another family member. Try seeking out the help of a local al anon chapter, or perhaps a religious leader that know the family. The family doctor may be able to help. ...Read more

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How can I tell my parents i want to see a therapist?

How can I tell my parents i want to see a therapist?

Be honest: It is great that you are interested in helping yourself by expressing your feelings with a therapist. If your parents love you, then they will want to help you heal and grow. If that means going to a psychologist or therapist, then ask directly. Say that you have thought about it and you think that talking to someone would help. I wish you well. You can find a psychologist here: locator.Apa.Org. ...Read more

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Please help, what can I do to get my kids to want to read themselves to sleep?

Please help, what can I do to get my kids to want to read themselves to sleep?

Options: Reading before bed is very traditional but can lead to late nights trying to finish a book or getting scared by some passages. I rec a set reading time that ends before stating bed time. A good way to wind down the day is to have them (instead or reading, ) keep a journal where they can doodle or write about the best or worst thing that happened to them or write a story , etc. Good luck jp. ...Read more

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What can I do to help my baby with colic?

What can I do to help my baby with colic?

Many things: Try gas drops, they help sometimes. Swaddling can be helpful. Sometimes white noise (clothes drier, vaccuum cleaner, heart sounds etc.) helps. Sometimes a car ride does the trick. I've had good success with homeopathic colic remedies, and with camomille and fennel teas. Colic has different causes in different babies, and you may have to try a few things. ...Read more

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How can I talk to my mom about depression?

How can I talk to my mom about depression?

Talk abt depression: By clarifying what you expect her reactions & questions will be. If you're in therapy, invite her to a session. If you need information for her, find internet sites or books that explain depression in a way you like. Your question will be easier to answer if you can be more specific about your concerns. Is the depression yours or hers? ...Read more

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How do I teach my baby self-soothe and go to sleep?

How do I teach my baby self-soothe and go to sleep?

Mostly...: ...By leaving her alone to cry it out. If you are there, she'll have to rise to the occasion. ...Read more

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How can I learn to control my anxiety?

How can I learn to control my anxiety?

Counseling.: Truth be told, counseling/psychotherapy would be BETTER than medications in the long run for the treatment of anxiety. Medications suppress the anxiety, but counseling instructs you as to how to conquer and control it. Much better. ...Read more

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How can I teach my baby to latch?

How can I teach my baby to latch?

Consult: 1st make sure that the baby is truly hungry.Then if still a problem, consult with your pediatrician and a lactation consultant. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to learn to love my small boobs?

Can you tell me how to learn to love my small boobs?

Can be an asset: We exist in a society which idolizes large breasts and underwear is sold to artificially increase the apparent size. But most models have very small breasts; and athletes and ballet dancers have tiny breasts. Older folk will tell you that small breasts are an asset; women with large breasts grow to dislike them. Small breasts are not an impediment to love and life. You will love them in time. ...Read more

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Can you give me advice with my anxiety and how to calm myself?

Can you give me advice  with my anxiety and how to calm myself?

To calm yourself:: Find a quiet place - do so. Breath in slowly ; deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer if you need to. If you haven't been assessed for your panic/ anxiety - that would be prudent. Anxiety is no fun but it is treatable. ...Read more