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Why is it a good idea to make sure my child knows the difference between day and night?

Why is it a good idea to make sure my child knows the difference between day and night?

Getting some Zzzzzz: Trying to get a beby to sleep at night can be challenging. It is imprtant for a baby to start learning the day/night signals early on. In a nutshell, during the day your home should be a bright, stimulating place where the baby is driven to learn and everybody interacts with him or her. Night time is quiet, not bright and not interactive, in other words, to boring to stay awake. ...Read more

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What is the average age a kid should learn theyre letters because my nephew is about 1 year and 1/2 and knows almost all of them?

What is the average age a kid should learn theyre letters because my nephew is about 1 year and 1/2 and knows almost all of them?

It depends..: Many kids would be able to know their letters, numbers, shapes, ; colors at that age if their parents would spend the time every day to go over those topics many times a day. It is so important to show kids how exciting it is to learn new things. It is truely surprising what kids can learn at an early age with the right tools. One of my favorite learning tools are placemats with anything on them. ...Read more

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What is the medical term for when a child understands that things and events continue to exist even though one can't see or hear them?

What is the medical term for when a child understands that things and events continue to exist even though one can't see or hear them?

Psychological term: "object permanence" is the concept that confuses infants when their primary caretakers leave the room . Their crying marks the fear they no longer exist. As they enter their 2nd year they begin to understand this but remain fascinated with the idea well into the early school years. Infants smile to Peek a boo games and play hide and seek in the pree school years. ...Read more

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I have hsv2 and my fiance does not.What is the percentage of him getting it? I take val.Meds.He knows the risk but still wants to have kids. Imnervous

I have hsv2 and my fiance does not.What is the percentage of him getting it? I take val.Meds.He knows the risk but still wants to have kids. Imnervous

Most likely: If you are having unprotected sex with your fiance in order to have children, it is very likely that you will transmit hsv to him. This is a decision that both of you should make with your ob/gyn or other primary care provider. ...Read more

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A friend of mine : if you ever were abused sexually as a child could there be anyway to tell , for all she knows shes a virgin ?

A friend of mine : if you ever were abused sexually as a child could there be anyway to tell , for all she knows shes a virgin ?

Could still B virgin: Sexual abuse can take many forms without hymenal perforation. Abuse could have been just playing with childs genitalia, placing a penis anywhere on a child or in a child's mouth, masturbating on a child, making a child touch or kiss an adult's genitalia. Thus, there may well be no physical evidence in later life, of previous sexual abuse. ...Read more

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Why do so many kids and teens get cancer ? My daughter knows 2 kids at her school with it and one other friend who is a survivor. Why so common ?

Why do so many kids and teens get cancer ?  My daughter knows 2 kids at her school with it and one other friend who is a survivor.  Why so common ?

Wish we knew:(: Most expert however seem to believe that besides genetics, toxic contamination of environment may be the contributing factor for the seeming uptake in cancer prevalence all across the population. Our ability to diagnose them more readily than before would be an added factor, just like Autism, which has become much prevalent in recent years. ...Read more

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Can parents tell that their child is pregnant? Because my mom is looking at me funny like she knows something.

Can parents tell that their child is pregnant? Because my mom is looking at me funny like she knows something.

Parental Intuition: If you have a pregnancy bump, then she might have a visual reason to be suspicious that you are pregnant. Also, parents have a good sense of who you are and can easily pick up and sense changes you may not even realize that you are exuding. They may not know exactly you are pregnant, but they may pick up on the fact that something is going on with you.. ...Read more

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How can we find another doctor who knows something about kids? Preferably a specialist in pediatric neurology?

How can we find another doctor who knows something about kids? Preferably a specialist in pediatric neurology?

Location: If you can tell us where you are, i'd be happy to find you a pediatric neurologist closest to you. It may be close or several hours drive depending on where you are. ...Read more

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My friends kid is suffering , cause water is rolling in his Head around the brain. I need to know if anyone knows which hospital can cure.

My friends kid is suffering , cause water is rolling in his    Head around the brain. I need to know if anyone knows which hospital can cure.

Hyrdocephalus?: If you are referring to a condition called hydrocephalus,the primary treatment is the surgical insertion of a shunt from the brain often down to the abdomen where the extra fluid can be reabsorbed.Check out the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for more information.Any major hospital system will likely have pediatric neurosurgeons who can perform this surgery. Boston for sure ...Read more