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My 17 year old grandson is addicted to alcohol how can I help him?

My 17 year old grandson is addicted to alcohol how can I help him?

AA: Get him to rehab or aa, but honestly until he realizes his problem and wants to quit, it would be almost impossible to make him quit. ...Read more

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Temper Tantrums (Definition)

A temper tantrum is an event in which a child is angry and cries, screams, hits, kicks, and/or throws himself onto the ground to get things done his way from Mom, Dad, or another family member. Temper tantrums are loud, especially in public places, but are best ignored and politely handled from ...Read more


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How can I handle bratty six year old I babysit?

How can I handle bratty six year old I babysit?

Be clever& in charge: The child is challenging your authority to tell them what to do, etc. Let them know you are the boss, but make them think they are. Try giving them choices wherever possible. For instance, getting ready for bed - they need ot brush teeth and put on pj's. Ask them to pick which they want to do first - it gives them a feeling of control, and you still get both things done. But you are in charge! ...Read more

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How can I deal with my 8 year olds daily tantrums?

Tantrums...: ...Aren't a goal, it's a tool. Whatever it is the tantrum is trying to achieve, should not be a reward for the tantrum. Good behavior and rational discussions should be rewarded instead. ...Read more

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How can I get my 2 year old son to stop throwing tantrums?

How can I get my 2 year old son to stop throwing tantrums?

Ignoring: The best method is to ignore the child. Make sure she is in a safe place. She needs to get LESS attention from you during a tantrum, not MORE attention! The Storm will pass. Try starting your bedtime routine a bit earlier, and keep the same routine each night. Warm bath, quiet reading time, and no TV. ...Read more

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How do I handle my 8 year daughter shes as adhd?

How do I handle my 8 year daughter shes as adhd?

Structure/support: It is important that you understand that "adhd" means you daughter has regulatory difficulty(internal) so you can count on her needing and likely benefiting from more structure , support , and guidance -from you /the environment. Many components of "adhd" are not medicatable, though often meds are very helpful, but not always-. ...Read more

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How to stop defiant behavior in 7 year old?

How to stop defiant behavior in 7 year old?

Discipline : Praise good behavior, kids thrive very well in a lovable environment. For unacceptable behavior take away privileges, sometimes just ignore the bad behavior so it becomes extinct. Provide reasoning for the punishment so child learns to differentiate right from wrong. Talk to him/ her like a friend of his age and listen to his concerns.Sometimes all they need is your attention. ...Read more

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How do we parent a 15 yr old boy with sociopathic behavior?

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How do we parent a 15 yr old boy with sociopathic behavior?

Sociopath: Clear guidelines and firm limits setting, involve in individual and family counseling, provide modeling and guidance. ...Read more

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What do you do when a seven year old with add/adhd has a temper tantrum?

What do you do when a seven year old with add/adhd has a temper tantrum?

Have a plan: There is nothing unique about adhd in terms of handling temper tantrums--excpet they may be a bit more prone to them. To little space to go into detail, but look up the explosive child or others sources about dealing with out-of-control behavior. Develop a consistent intervention that keeps the child safe and minimizes secondary gain (benefits) the child might be getting. Adhd is not an excuse. ...Read more

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How can I get my 11 month old daughter to feed herself?

How can I get my 11 month old daughter to feed herself?

Keep offering: Some 11 month olds are finger feeding well, others are still more comfortable with pureed foods, so need assistance. Put small foods that have various textures that she can swallow without choking. Sit at the table and eat with her, commenting on the yummy food. Turn off the tv. If she's not interested, give it time. If she continues to have problems, talk with her pediatrician. ...Read more

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How do I help a 10 year old child cope with the death his school teacher?

How do I help a 10 year old child cope with the death his school teacher?

Simple is best: The 10yo'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

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How to discipline a 8 year old boy with adhd or teach not to do what he ain't suppose to do?

How to discipline a 8 year old boy with adhd or teach not to do what he ain't suppose to do?

Duplicate question, : though you 1st stated that he also has Autistic Spectrum Disorder. A Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrician & other specialists can clarify his Neurodevelopmental Disorders, look for underlying causes & define his developmental levels. Then seek behavioral therapy to learn to state rules at his language level, follow through with immediate consequences & use other effective behavioral techniques. ...Read more

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How to get my 12 year old child to loose some weight?

How to get my 12 year old child to loose some weight?

Several basics: Find an activity that keeps them outside & active and share it with them if it takes it. Remove the tv or computer from their room if there is one. Limit tv+non school computer time to 2hrs/day & have tv off during mealtime. Don't allow eating during tv viewing or computer work. Serve nutritious meals & don't let them skip any. Assure kid has ample time for sleep, preferably 8-9hr/d. ...Read more

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My seven year old daughter is to skinny how to make her gain weight?

My seven year old daughter is to skinny how to make her gain weight?

Pediatrician: Your daughter's pediatrician can monitor her health and development. That is their specialty and they can advise you about the best way to insure her healthy development. ...Read more

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How to manage crying behavior. My 3 n half yr old autistic son cries a lot. What therapies shud I work on at home.

How to manage crying behavior. My 3 n half yr old autistic son cries a lot. What therapies shud I work on at home.

Someone to help: is called a applied behavior analyst (ABA). They frequently help children with autism and their parents. Some US states offer this as a service. Take care ...Read more

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How to stop vomiting in a 6 year old child?

How to stop vomiting in a 6 year old child?

Small frequent sips: In acute case of vomiting, small frequent sips of clear liquids such as pedialyte or gatorade can do a trick. If vomiting persists or vomiting is associated with abdominal pain, consult with your child's primary care physician. ...Read more

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How can I explain tourette's to a six year old?

How can I explain tourette's to a six year old?

Simply: A person with Tourette's has a feeling that they just can't stop, to do or say some thing. That might be a noise or word, or body movement, or humming or tapping or biting on something. Telling them not to do it makes it worse, but asking them to play or talking with them might stop it for a little while, when they are thinking about something else. ...Read more

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My 2 year old refuses to brush his teeth. How can I change this behavior?

My 2 year old  refuses to brush his teeth. How can I change this behavior?

Take over the job: Generally a 2 yr old does not have the coordination to brush his or her own teeth. You the parent should brush the child's teeth for them. Ask your dentist to show you how to brush your child's teeth. ...Read more

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How do you handle 2 year old sleep regression.

How do you handle 2 year old sleep regression.

Need more detailed : History. Is there a new baby in the house, visitors, a move , an illness, death in the family, relatives or friends or even just a few seconds glimpse of a scary commercial or movie or someone scared the two year old by telling tales etc?!? Finding the cause will then solve the regression. ...Read more

Tantrums (Definition)

Tantrums are an uncontrolled outburst of anger or frustration. They typically in ...Read more