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How Do I Get My Kids To Sleep
Some strategies: Visual cues: smaller plates, don't put serving dishes on the table, don't leave food where it can be seen. Adults can show they limit themselves to single servings. The family can eat in the dining room or kitchen, not in front of the tv. When your child asks for extra food, distract with toys or activities, or say that he/she can eat a little later. Ask all caregivers to respond the same way. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Be consistent. : Limit setting issues around bed are very common and manifest by "curtain calls" where your child keeps leaving the room. Every time they leave the room bring them back to bed with a minimum of fuss. If your child is not in bed, close the door for one minute. If they are not in bed, close for two minutes. Keep doing this, increasing the interval, until they get the message. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Routine: Most of us have a routine that prepares us for sleep. You can do the same for your baby, by clearly letting him/her know that bedtime is near. Try to always perform the same routine before bedtime, e.g. Bath, rocking, singing, etc so your little one always is ready for bed. Eventually your baby will get the message. Even if they cry, gently reassure and leave the room. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Psychiatrist/SleepDr: Chances are you have shifted your sleep schedule, have a psychiatric condition, a primary insomnia, or a primary sleep disorder. I would see a psychiatrist first and then a sleep doc if you have a shifted sleep schedule, an epworth sleepiness scale score >10, (type this into your browser and score it). In the interim you can take melatonin 3 mg two hours before bedtime (script not needed). ...Read more
I am sorry that you: Are suffering. We can not help you take your own life. Please consider getting help. Once you accept help there is a good chance for hope to return. If you are having imminent if you are having thoughts about taking your life, please be seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the national suicide. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I want to kiss my girlfriend for at least 1year I love her. How do I do it? I want to give birth to kids and I an a boy, how do I do it?
BirthOfSomeQuestions: The nature of your question indicates that, indeed, you are a boy. You'd best get some serious advice from a trusted adult and get your head out of your...uh...get your head straight about all this. The implications of what you are asking are vast. Trust your dad? Your local pastor or priest or rabbi or a teacher? Your mom? Love. Kiss. kids, birthing? C'mon, you've got a lot to learn.... ...Read more
Provide food: As a parent this is really hard to do. Your job as a parent is to provide the food options and meals. It is the baby's decision what they are going to eat! The best way to get a toddler to eat veggies is to emphatically eat them yourself! Toddlers really don't gain much weight compared to babies, either, so it is normal for them to not eat much. His growth curve will let you know if hes on track ...Read more
Rule out problems: Make sure there are no problems causing lack of sleep as in hunger, bloating from bacterial imbalance. If these things are clear. Try a drop of pharmaceutical grade essential oil of lavendar available at many health food stores. Place a drop at base of the neck for best results. Several drops in a tbsp of olive oil and massaged into feet, back or chest provides excellent bonding experience. ...Read more
Your Relationship: Bipolar in people we love can be so scary and painful. In terms of getting your grandmother help, probably the best thing to do is spend time with her and let her know your concerns in a way that won't offend her. Your relationship is key in how she takes it. While unusual for someone in their later years to be diagnosed with bipolar for the first time, it is possible. Best luck to both of you. ...Read more
How old is he: The answer would vary according to your son's age. In an infant or toddler or older child sleep problems could be caused by different issues (fears, nightmares, separation anxiety). Without knowing his age, setting a consistent bedtime routine is a place to start. Have low key, calming activities after dinner, reading, listening to music, as part of the routine. Set time 2 go 2 bed and stick 2 it. ...Read more
Get comfortable!: You need to get comfortable as you will be nursing for a while. Get good support on your back and maybe a pillow on your lap to bring the baby up. Try turning the baby on her side facing you, express a couple of drops of milk from your breast and caress the baby´s lower lip, once she opens her mouth place as much of the nipple in the baby´s mouth, make sure the baby´s nose is clear of your breast. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What's the question?: If your dentist has advised orthodontic treatment and your mom says no, she must have a good reason. Why don't you talk with her about it. I said, "talk, " not yell, pout, huff, or posture. If either you or your mom have questions, please ask your dentist, or have him suggest an orthodontist for the two of you to talk to. Give your mom some slack. Try to compromise, not fight. ...Read more
Try deep breathing: Exercises. Breath in slowly and deeply through your nose. Hold the air in your lungs for a 5 count before exhaling through an open mouth. Repeat x at least 12. Focus on your breathing. Don't let anxious thoughts intrude upon your awareness of your breathing. Make sure the room is quiet. Also, ensure that you are using good sleep hygiene. ...Read more
Can't sleep. When i do, i never stay asleep, and sometimes i can never go back to sleep. I don't know what to do to make it better. Please, help.
Sleep hygiene: Lots of issues. Seeing as how this was written in the early morning hours, it may have to do with technology and excess light that it turning off your body's natural sleep rhythm. Lights from computer and phones can do this in as little as 1-2 weeks and may be long-standing. Work on sleep hygiene and healthy sleep habits. Wake up at the same time everyday and no naps. See sleep dr if needed. ...Read more
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