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How do I get my eight year old child to eat fruits and vegtibles?

How do I get my eight year old child to eat fruits and vegtibles?

Feed them to them: Set some rules about eating fruits and veggies before they can get the things they really want to eat. Give them some choices on the fruits and veggies but be firm about eating them. That way, the choice and power stays in their hands. ...Read more

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I'm 32 and have a 8 year old child I had 2 abortions but can't get pregnant?

I'm 32 and have a 8 year old child I had 2 abortions  but can't get pregnant?

Infertility: I am sorry to report but you will not solve this problem on the internet. There are over a dozen physical and chemical processes involved in conceiving a child. Each of these processes or steps have to be accurately tested for in both you and your male partner. Only a good fertility expert is qualified to figure this problem out for you. Please go get started on your fertility work up! ...Read more

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The stye on my 8 year old child's eyelid is getting worse. Should I do something or let it get bigger and burst?

The stye on my 8 year old child's eyelid is getting worse.  Should I do something or let it get bigger and burst?

Depends on pain: If painful, it can be "lanced", likely needing a short episode of general anesthesia unless the 8 year old is stoic! if not painful and only ugly, warm compresses, drops/ointment, cleansing and patience may be all that is needed to resolve the problem although. A chalazion (seen as a lump under the skin) rather than a hordeolum (pimple on the edge of the lid), may not resolve without surgery. ...Read more

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How can you get an eight year old girl to eat?

How can you get an eight year old girl to eat?

Most of the time...: ...Just let her get hungry. Children only gain 2-3 kg per year between their 2nd birthday and onset of puberty, and so don't need much food at all. If they drink milk or juice, they may not feel like they need any food at all, so letting them drink only water might be the solution. ...Read more

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How do I get my nine year old to eat fruits and vegetables?

How do I get my nine year old to eat fruits and vegetables?

Serve it: Tell him that is the only food provided. If he doesn't want it put it in the refigerator and serve it for the next meal. You are only responsible for providing the food. Get rid of all the "junk" in the house and do not substitute if and when he complains of hunger. Good parenting requires us to be "cruel to be kind". ...Read more

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My 2 year old just like to eat whole grain pasta, scrambled eggs, sandwiches, turkey, fruits, juices, yogurt but can't get her to eat other things!

My 2 year old just like to eat whole grain pasta, scrambled eggs, sandwiches, turkey, fruits, juices, yogurt but can't get her to eat other things!

Picky eater: Many two year olds are picky eaters. However what you describe seems very reasonable and can be a healthy diet. Usually with time, the toddlers begin to change their food preferences. Keep trying to add some vegetable to the diet when you can. ...Read more

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How much water should an eight year old child drink daily?

How much water should an eight year old child drink daily?

Thirsty: Thirst is the best gauge as to proper fluid intake. Most foods are high in fluid content, especially fruits and veggies. A drink with most meals, probably milk though if there is dairy in other ways it's not necessary, and fluid available through the day is likely fine. If urine is more clear than yellow, then you're doing fine. ...Read more

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What is the average dosage of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) given to an eight year old child?

What is the average dosage of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) given to an eight year old child?

No "average" dose: The dose is the dose that works with the least amount of side effects. I have some 8 year olds on 5mg a day, and some as high as 30mg a day. This is a medicine where it is very important to monitor the response and adjust the dose, individualizing the dose for each patient based on response, metabolism and side effects. No two people are the same, so thee is no average dose. ...Read more

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How can I explain what death is to an 8 year old child?

Simple is best: The 8yo's past experience with pets or bugs gives them a basic understanding of the physical reality of death. Since their thinking processes won't begin to embrace advanced thinking until well into the teens, you need to stay with simple. Instead of trying to provide an elaborate discussion of heaven or eternal love, provide an open invitation to ask questions. Kids will come back again & again. ...Read more