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How Do I Stop My Child From Lying
Tell a story: A story well told can be worth all the lecturing one may be tempted to offer. Thus, sharing stories from one's personal experience about the consequences of lying or one from age appropriate books ( or perhaps a tv show that you view together with your teen) will get the message across without being "preachy. You can also roleplay with young children or use puppets to illustrate your point. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Move stuff farther: Children are naturally curious, so it is not possible to stop them from trying to reach for stuff above their heads. Therefore, the parents must move the stuff up so high that the kids won't even bother trying to reach the stuff. Also, remove any means by which the kids could climb up (climbing can be dangerous when a child falls). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Firm and consistent: Be consistent! you need to respond to this immediately, every time with a consistent routine. Make it short, to the point and simple as too much explaining the way it 'hurts others' etc will only draw more attention to an attention seeking behavior. A short, loud, firm 'no hitting' and then remove to a timeout away from your attention. Resist the urge to explain why, just remove and move on. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Teddy bear can work: A toddler (I hope s/he is at least this old) uses the thumb to self sooth while exploring the world.If you give them a teddy bear/soft snuggle of some sort, that will keep one hand/arm busy,it helps them self sooth. Since they need a free hand/fingers to touch and explore, they stay out of the mouth.Don't fuss at them about it, as that gives them anxiety, which requires self soothing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Should i stop my child from running because of her bad asthma? The school makes them run miles, and freshman year they make them run it without telling them the date. Whenever she runs her asthma gets worse the longer or faster she runs. She does take her
Not controlled: It sound like your child asthma is not controlled well. I would recommend you follow your action plan to the letter in order to achieve control with her medications. Kids should be active, run and play sports even when they have asthma. The secret is good control. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Learn Heimlich...: I encourage any parent or caregiver to be instructed in basic life saving skills such as the heimlich maneuver which can save a child from choking. If the choking is a regular occurrence, there could be an anatomical abnormality contributing to this and should be investigated further. ...Read more
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