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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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Discipline is a topic that includes recommendations on how to systematically train a person to have good moral behavior, follow important rules, know right from wrong, learn strong work habits, etc... Discipline should be seen ...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 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 get my child to stay in bed?

How do I get my child to stay in bed?

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 more

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How can I get my child to sleep thru nite?

How can I get my child to sleep thru nite?

Insomnia in child: Put your child in his or her bedroom, it might take a while till he or she be able to sleep throu the night. Make her sure that you love her and support her. Do not rush. ...Read more

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How do I get my child to 2nd grade when he has a lot of anxiety?

Why anxious?: The source of the anxiety may be an important factor. If they will not discuss this with you, a good child psychologist may be helpful. Before that, however, going with the child to school, meeting the teacher and perhaps some of the classmates may be helpful. Make it a positive experience and reward their efforts. ...Read more

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How can I get my child to be more calm. He is five and is full of energy?

Control activities: Keep him busy with some activity that makes him tired and follow with time of calmness. Learn how to harness his energy. ...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 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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How do I get my child to stop coughing at night from his asthma?

How do I get my child to stop coughing at night from his asthma?

Controller meds: Nighttime coughing is a common symptom of uncontrolled asthma. If your child has house dust mite allergy encase pillow, mattress & comforter in miteproof covers. If pet allergic banish the animal from the house. Consider a hepa filter for allergy control but avoid humidifiers. The latter increases mold and dust mite. Use inhaled corticosteroids or singulair (montelukast) daily to control airway inflammation. ...Read more

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How can I get my child to stop picking his nose?

How can I get my child to stop picking his nose?

Habit/habit disorder: If your child understands his habit is "not okay" with family, friends & teachers, but persists, he may need evaluation for anxiety +/- impulsivity. Substitute a "fidget" (wiki sticks or worry stone). Team with his teacher to use a cue like "quiet hands" in a low, calm voice. Chastising him reinforces the behavior. Let him practice "quiet hands" a few min./day, so he can earn tokens for rewards. ...Read more

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How can I get my child to eat more vegetables?

How can I get my child to eat more vegetables?

See below: By modeling. Your child should see others eating a healthy diet. Offer the food, but do not force the food. Do not offer rewards to get your child to eat the vegetables. Also, it may take offering the food up to 15 times before your child will take it. Remember, never punish your child for not trying something. ...Read more

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How can I get my child to eat breakfast if still sleepy and early?

How can I get my child to eat breakfast if still sleepy and early?

Outsmart them!: To bed earlier. Try variety! eat with them! give them what tastes good like home made protein smoothies with fresh fruit juices and whey protein powder. Almond butter with toast. Avoid breakfast out of a box! make some turkey bacon. Play some upbeat music and get them going. Good luck! ...Read more

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How do I get my child to break up a dry chest he is very wheezy and says it hurts to the point that he crys?

How do I get my child to break up a dry chest he is very wheezy and says it hurts to the point that he crys?

Reactive airway dis: Inhaled steroids + singular ( montelucast or ltd-4 antagonist) is the answer. It takes sometimes as much as two to three months to show the positive results; but it works. Also a short course of oral steroids should help too. See a pulmonologist. ...Read more

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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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When I ask what happened at school, all I get is "nothing" or "okay" -- how do I get my child to talk?

Emergency parenting!: Stresses at home, school, personal or otherwise can affect emotonal and physical well being of a growing child. Understanding, listening, love, support, honest guidance at an appropriate pace, all these will enable a child to open up and talk about the ups and downs of their lives. When they do, you can guide them to choose appropriate .Give praise for all positive efforts, redirect negatives. ...Read more

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How do I get my child to stop tip toe walking?

How do I get my child  to stop tip toe walking?

Depends on age: Toe walking is normal in toddlers learning to walk & quickly disappears. Toe walking persisting longer or associated with physical findings should be investigated. Autism & CP are two most common serious reasons. Habituation is a common benign reason. Toe walking per se is not dangerous, it's cause needs elucidation. ...Read more

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How do I get my child to eat healthy foods with less salt and oil?

How do I get my child to eat healthy foods with less salt and oil?

Dont offer: You are actually in control of your childs diet. If you use less salt and buy food less in fats and oils your child can not eat them. In this way you will shape his/her eating habits into healthy eating. ...Read more

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How can I get my child to take azithromycin? He keeps spitting it out.

How can I get my child to take azithromycin?  He keeps spitting it out.

Try cover taste: I like peanut butter as a dominant cover taste that most kids will except. The dose can be folded into a dab of pb and fed on a cracker, covers almost any taste. Some of my parents have a compounding pharmacy add other special flavorings. ...Read more

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What size bike should I get my child?

What size bike should I get my child?

The bike store: Take your child to a good bicycle store and get them measured. You don't have to buy it there but they can give you advice about the proper size and fit of the bicycle. ...Read more

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