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How Do I Get My Child To Be More Disciplined About Homework
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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