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How do I get my child to take his medicine? He's very stubborn.

How do I get my child to take his medicine?  He's very stubborn.

Who is the parent!: Children need to understand why. But it could also be the taste. Compounding pharmacies can make virutally all medicines palitable. Remember, taking medicine makes children feel different and reminds them something is wrong, partuclarly with chronic issues. I have this problem with adolescents coming with parents who don't take their medications regularly. Some with serious illnesses. ...Read more

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How do I get my child to eat less?

How do I get my child to eat less?

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 more

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My child hates taking medicine. What can I do to treat cancer?

My child hates taking medicine. What can I do to treat cancer?

Patience.......: Depending on his illness, to help his quality of life and hopefully lead to a long life there may not be another way other than taking some medicines. Depending on your child's and the regimen recommended you might consider: 1- making a game of the medicine routine with a small reward/prize at the completion 2- ask the compounding pharmacy if there are ways to make the drugs more palatable. ...Read more

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How do I teach my child how to swallow pills?

SWALLOW PILLS: If child is old enough to swallow pills, just tell him to put the pill at the back of his throat followed by swallowing plenty of water. ...Read more

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How do I get my parents who I care give for to listen?

How do I get my parents who I care give for to listen?

Ask for help: This can be a difficult task. If you're having trouble with it, make sure you employ the help of your parent's physician(s), other caregivers, nurses, social workers and of course friends etc. ...Read more

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What can I do about my elder parent who doesn't want to take her medicine?

Parents: You need to discuss this with the prescribing doctor and see what is recommended to resolve this. ...Read more

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How do I know for sure if my child has add/adhd?

How do I know for sure if my child has add/adhd?

Get an opinion : First step is to discuss your child's symptoms with your pediatrician. If she has the cardinal symptoms-inattention, impulsivity, distractibility, disorganization, hyperactivity, academic failure, behavioral problems-then a thorough neurodevelopmental assessment could determine the cause. Your pediatrician can guide you here. Adhd is a significant neurobiological disorder that should be addressed. ...Read more

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How do I know if I should get my baby medical attention for croup?

How do I know if I should get my baby medical attention for croup?

Not the Sound: A classic sound described as a seal bark or dog bark. Usually worse at nite and 1st thing in the morning.It can be confirmed by your pediatrician. Learn to ignore the sound, but judge the severity by the discomfort of the child.Mild discomfort may respond to steaming the bathroom or a walk outside, more severe breathing trouble needs seen asap in the local er.The root infection is a cold virus. ...Read more

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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?

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

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How can I get my child to take naps at 11 months?

How can I get my child to take naps at 11 months?

Set routine: Napping is still routine in > 75% of children at 11 months. Want to set up good patterns so children know when nap time will occur and always try to put the child to bed awake after the routine so they can begin to self-soothe and put themselves to sleep. ...Read more

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What can I do to make my asperger's child eat?

What can I do to make my asperger's child eat?

Picky Eating: This can be brutal but is easily treatable. Try these videos for some help! it's all about food chaining. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3c_sahznatc&playnext=1&list=plvrsnw1jvmxsrcw0hsky218dqc2c7ejor&feature=results_main. ...Read more

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How do I self-treat depression since my parents don't believe me and won't take take me to see the doctor?

How do I self-treat depression since my parents don't believe me and won't take take me to see the doctor?

U can get treatment: Unless yr age as listed is a typo (38), u are an adult - why would you need yr parents to take you to the doctor? In many states, even minors can get treatment without their parents consent (and sometimes without their knowledge) if it is in the best interest of the child. Call yr local county mental health office or crisis hotline, usually in the front pages of the local telephone directory. ...Read more

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How do I make my husband go to doctor, take his medicine?

You can't.: Each of us has to take responsibility for our health related decisions. No one can be forced to make the. ...Read more

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How do I get my boyfriend to take care of his teeth?

How do I get my boyfriend to take care of his teeth?

Keep your teeth: Or lose it! this is a touchy situation but a communication of love and concern can catch an attention. Well, not the way i said it though :). Some articles about communication recommended to start by saying, " i feel...", "it worries me", ..Instead of starting with "you", that can implicate judgement and can be accusatory for this matter...There's no enough space to dissect this matter... ...Read more

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How can I get my baby to take medication?

How can I get my baby to take medication?

Taste: Is incredibly important. The easiest way is to just syringe it in the side of the mouth. Or try hiding it in a small amount of juice like apple or grape. You may have to divide it up and give several small doses. Pharmacies can add some flavors to make the taste better. These are usually pretty sugary as well. Other options are available if baby is older... ...Read more

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Me and my husband are trying for a child, but really want twins. What do we do or how do we do? How does it work?

Me and my husband are trying for a child, but really want twins. What do we do or how do we do? How does it work?

Infertility treatmen: If you have been trying for a while, you should get some testing done to see why you may be having difficulty. If all the tests are normal, you may use Clomid (clomiphene) to increase your chance for success. This increases the # of eggs you ovulate and improve your chance for conceiving. One side effect is the risk of twins. Although this sounds like a good option, there are more risks with the pregnancy. ...Read more

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How do I encourage my child to eat properly?

How do I encourage my child to eat properly?

Mother's helper: Have him become a mother' s helper by encouraging him to help you prepare the food. Give him samples to taste. You would be surprised how must he can eat in a short time. ...Read more

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What can I do to get Alzheimer's care for my mom?

What can I do to get Alzheimer's care for my mom?

Seek help : Your best bet is to discuss with her dr, her dr. Should be able to provide you with resources to care. Local govt. Agencies and your congressman can help you too. Calling the local hospital and asking for the social service department can connect you with personnel who can provide you with alot of information about programs that her insurance would be most likely to cover. Good luck. ...Read more