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How do I get my child to be less clingy?

How do I get my child to be less clingy?

Supportive/adventure: First don't project this as a reflection of bad parenting or a sign of future weakness.Examine your past & understand your feelings may reflect how your parents treated to you for similar behavior & not understood how common & temporary this stage is.Be supportive as you explore adventures that will distract him/her from their fears.Rejection aggrivates their fear of loosing your love. ...Read more

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How do I help my child be less shy?

How do I help my child be less shy?

Explore interests: Kids embrace many interests as they grow & their fascination with these topics can help them move into more social settings. Accompany the child to a zoo, craft camp or other activity that followes their interest & allow them to explore an outing that other kids also enjoy.Allow whatever level of interaction possible, but provide a buffer if needed, the topic may keep their mind off their fears. ...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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How can I encourage my baby to crawl? He doesn't seem to get around much.

How can I encourage my baby to crawl?  He doesn't seem to get around much.

Hard to tell: I find that most kids will crawl when ready because they want to check out their extended environment. Having enticing toys out of reach adds incentive. But your ? did not list an age. The range to first crawling runs 8-12 months with many transitioning through crawl/pull to stand and cruse in a several week period.It helps us if you list more info. ...Read more

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What can I do. My dad needs to lose weight but denies it. I try to help but he gets mad, how can we get him to get healthy and care about his health?

What can I do. My dad needs to lose weight but denies it. I try to help but he gets mad, how can we get him to get healthy and care about his health?

Parents: Your Dad has lived longed and experienced more than you have. He should be giving you advise, and not you to him. Your children may give you advise one day also. Relax and let your parents live. Your not going to change a lifetime but you could ruin it. ...Read more

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I know I can't change my boyfriend but how do I get him to be more romantic?

Can't change ?: How come u can't change him ? If u have more agreement. Than disagreement i understand , if not u may need to think is he really what i want? ...Read more

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My son has autism. He is not a picky eater however he will not sit to eat. Sometimes I have to feed him to get him to eat. What can I do about this?

My son has autism. He is not a picky eater however he will not sit to eat. Sometimes I have to feed him to get him to eat. What can I do about this?

Behavioral therpay: A little compromise, reward mechanism and positive feedback helps. For example, if the autistic child likes a certain activity or desert, one can use those as a positive reinforcement tool. A reward mechanism is created where the child knows he or she will get rewarded after the meal is completed. One on one consultation with a behavior therapist can provide many tools. You are a good mom. ...Read more

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How do I get my child to be more disciplined about homework?

How do I get my child to be more disciplined about homework?

Expectations: Set expectations, and a specific schedule. Your child should not be allowed to participate in desired activities until the homework is completed. ...Read more

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What can I do if I have to go to work after 2 years to stay with my child? I feel like i'm not prepared to stay without my child 10h/day.

What can I do if I have to go to work after 2 years to stay with my child? I feel like i'm not prepared to stay without my child 10h/day.

Back to work: Can you work part time? One of the best ways to ease your mind is to find a good day care center where your child will receive appropriate attention. It will take a bit time for you to become accustomed to being away from your child but you will adjust. ...Read more

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What can I do for my baby to not become a cry baby?

What can I do for my baby to not become a cry baby?

Accept and nurture: Babies cry to get basic needs met early & later cry in tantrums & responding to negative events.Nurturing does not create a cry baby.The kid who stubs his toe will cry loud & briefly, settle & return to play. The parent who tells him to stop crying invalidates his decision that it hurt & degrades his self worth.Try to strike a balance accepting the valid cry & rejecting the self indulgent whining. ...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 can I punish my 3 year old kid? Although he is a lovely boy yet we get some differences during the day and I don't want him to cry or feel depressed I just want him to know that he has done something wrong.And so I want to know what is the healhy way

How can I punish my 3 year old kid? Although he is a lovely boy yet we get some differences during the day and I don't want him to cry or feel depressed I just want him to know that he has done something wrong.And so I want to know what is the healhy way

Use time-out: Time-out is a safe, effective way to ignore behaviors, which makes them go away.1-2-3 magic & " little people" teach you how to do "walk, don't talk" time-out effectively. Behaviors get worse before they go away, as a test to see if he can get you to engage. Crying does no psychological harm. Praise him often for behaviors you want. Scolding/arguing reinforce behaviors & can hurt his feelings. ...Read more

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How do I get my child to have more discipline about brushing her teeth?

How do I get my child to have more discipline about brushing her teeth?

Be persistent!!: Persistence is the key to any discipline! i agree with what dr. Webb mentioned, and try that first. If it doesn't work, then make sure your child knows that no matter what excuse, no matter how much winning or sometimes crying, she still need to brush (and later add flossing) before she goes to bed. If she knows she can't get away, she will stop fighting. But as long as she can... Well.... ...Read more

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How old do I have to be to get my own depression pills?

How old do I have to be to get my own depression pills?

Any age. : Depression occurs at almost any age (older than 4), and is treatable. See your pediatrician and possibly psychologist to get more information. ...Read more

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How can I speak to my dr so that she doesn't get so frustrated, and takes me seriously? It's like i can't do anything right, and then i switch to being 8 yrs old and terrified. What can I do to help?

How can I speak to my dr so that she doesn't get so frustrated, and takes me seriously? It's like i can't do anything right, and then i switch to being 8 yrs old and terrified. What can I do to help?

Which doctor?: I'm sorry you're having difficulty talking with your doctor. We try our best, but our best may at times be not so good. It's also common for patterns that trouble patients' personal relationships, to surface in psychotherapy. If this is your therapist or psychiatrist, discussing and dealing with issues that arise between you is part of the healing work. So please, tell them how you're feeling. ...Read more

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What can I do to help my son be less depressed?

What can I do to help my son be less depressed?

Spend time w/him: Hoping your son is getting treatment for his depression -- medications and psychotherapy can be very effective. If not, you can encourage him in that direction, first through seeing his primary care doctor and then with psychiatrists, psychologists, etc. And you can spend time with him -- talking and doing activities that get you outdoors and moving. Better for you both than watching tv! ...Read more

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My grandfather is verging on deaf and handicapped but he is too stubborn to help himself. What can I do to convince him to get help?

My grandfather is verging on deaf and handicapped but he is too stubborn to help himself. What can I do to convince him to get help?

Nothing: Best thing to do is walk away and say i will come back when you get some help. Because someone is going to get hurt and it probably won't be you. But you won't be able to live with it. ...Read more

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What would cause my 1year old to be so tired lately she can't seem to get enough sleep?

What would cause my 1year old to be so tired lately she can't seem to get enough sleep?

Teething Baby: Could b the first cause to think about. Please check this webmd link! teething and your baby: symptoms and teething remedies:http://www.M.Webmd.Com/a-to-z-guides/tc/teething-topic-overview homeopathic remedy would b a wonderful way to help baby sleep better (& u too:)! best wishes. ...Read more

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What can I do if my friend is bulimic, can I get her help without her parents finding out?

What can I do if my friend is bulimic, can I get her help without her parents finding out?

How old is your : Friend? If she is a minor her parents should know. If she is an adult, it is up to her. In some states the age for confidentiality varies a bit for adolescents. Check what it is in your state, however, regardless of the law, bulimia is a serious illness and her parents should be involved. ...Read more