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Doctor insights on: How To Listen So Kids Will Talk

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When should I talk to my child about sex?

When should I talk to my child about sex?

When they are ready: When they start to ask questions, it's time to answer them. One technique is to answer exactly what they ask, but don't elaborate. On the other hand, tell the truth. If they are asking very specific questions, you need to answer them very specifically or they will ask somebody else when you are not around. Saying you are not old enough to ask that is just going to make them even more curious. ...Read more

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How can i get my son to actually listen to me and quit back talking me and also get him to stop ignoring me when I ask him to do something.

How can i get my son to actually listen to me and quit back talking me and also get him to stop ignoring me when I ask him to do something.

5 yr old behavior : It is not easy to reason with a 5 yr old, you can try rewarding & praizing him for good behavior & when he is not behaving you can try time out, take away his favorite toys , no TV, no vedeo games Until he listens. Make sure you always show your love & never use verbal or physical punishment. Good luck. ...Read more

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When someone tried to talk to me one on one I can't listen for more than a minute without zoning. Always have to be chewing on something like my nails?

When someone tried to talk to me one on one I can't listen for more than a minute without zoning. Always have to be chewing on something like my nails?

?drugs: Are you using marijuana? This can be a side effect. If you are not taking any drugs, and you are still zoning out a lot, you should probably see a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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What can I do if i feel my doctor isn't listening to me? I've got a new doctor how can you talk with doc with no trust from the ones bfore?

What can I do if i feel my doctor isn't listening to me? I've got a new doctor how can you talk with doc with no trust from the ones bfore?

Don't pre-judge: If you want your dr to take you seriously, you have to present yourself seriously. If you come at it with a chip on your shoulder, it will suggest to the dr there may be something wrong with the info you are relating and you will do yourself in. Keep an open mind & be honest and direct. ...Read more

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I hear a swishing noise when people talk to me, and a really bad swishing noise when I listen to music. Tried cleaning ears, doesn't help and hurts.?

I hear a swishing noise when people talk to me, and a really bad swishing noise when I listen to music. Tried cleaning ears, doesn't help and hurts.?

Don't clean ears: I would be concerned that at age 19, you have listened to very loud music that may have injured part of your inner ear. Cleaning the ears should never be performed by you. You can injure the canal skin or even the ear drum. Furthermore swishing in the ear probably is not related to your ear canal. You need a hearing test to rule out a high pitch loss. Also noises in the ear are not painful. ...Read more

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My Son is 2 year old he does not listen his name and does not talk. He just point his fingers for any demand. He does speak rymes and repeat words?

My Son is 2 year old he does not listen his name and does not talk. He just point his fingers for any demand. He does speak rymes and repeat words?

See your doctor: by age 2, kids should have about a 20 word vocab and be starting to make 2 word phrases such as "mommy go" or"dada up". It is good that he is pointing to communicate and that he repeats words, but I would as his doctor to evaluate his development more formally with a screening tool. You may also want to have his hearing evaluated. ...Read more

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My 3 year old does not want to listen. when i try to talk to him he covers his ears. I have to repeat my self about 10 times to get him to understand.

My 3 year old does not want to listen. when i try to talk to him he covers his ears. I have to repeat my self about 10 times to get him to understand.

Change your Speech: This common problem will not be solved in frustration, yelling, or in any way that would appear like a battle to your toddler. Perhaps changing or softening the way you speak. Acting as if his 'tantrum' is not bothering you; speaking softly with a pleasant face and voice so that if he wants to know what you say he has to uncover his ears. There are no winners when war stances arise in parenting. ...Read more

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I have mctd & see a rheumatologist.She rushes in, talks over me when i try to speak and rushes out. She doesn't listen or take time. What should I do?

I have mctd & see a rheumatologist.She rushes in, talks over me when i try to speak and rushes out. She doesn't listen or take time. What should I do?

Change doctors: I doubt the doctor will change her behavior but you can try. In the end, you may simply have to change to another rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Daughter is 15. Anorexic BMI 13.8. Took her to counseling.. Won't talk or listen to anything. Yells I should give up b/c she won't gain weight. Advice?

Daughter is 15. Anorexic BMI 13.8. Took her to counseling.. Won't talk or listen to anything. Yells I should give up b/c she won't gain weight. Advice?

Do not give up: Your daughter needs to be hospitalized in a facility that can treat her anorexia. She is in a serious state and will not agree to treatment on her own so hospitalization will have to be involuntary. Do not hesitate to get her into proper care. ...Read more

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Rapid talker since 20 n no focus when reading or listening to lectures. Lexapro (escitalopram) - talked even faster. Adderall: same. Strattera:Worked!What do I have?

Rapid talker since 20 n no focus when reading or listening to lectures. Lexapro (escitalopram) - talked even faster. Adderall: same. Strattera:Worked!What do I have?

Difficult to say: I would need more information especially related to your mood and sleep pattern. Poor focus and attention are usually attributed to ADD, but can also result from depression or mania. Rapid speech could be a symptom of mania. Antidepressants such as lexapro (escitalopram) or stimulants like adderall can cause cycling from depression to mania. ...Read more

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Is a pa a good doctor to listen to.The ortho dr is so busy but i would like to talk to the dr.I have pain in leg and pa says im fine.So much leg pain.

Is a pa a good doctor to listen to.The ortho dr is so busy but i would like to talk to the dr.I have pain in leg and pa says im fine.So much leg pain.

P.A. is not a doctor: A physician assistant (a doctor's assistant), and is not a doctor. It is better if a patient can see the doctor sometimes and the p.A. Sometimes. The patient should be able to request the doctor, if he wants the doctor's experienced opinion. The p.A. May be fine taking care of minor problems, but the actual doctor should always be around. A doctor's examination might reveal a cause for the pain. ...Read more

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I experience a popping feeling in my both ears when people talking or listening tv and when the noise is louder it's like my eardrum is vibrating!

I experience a popping feeling in my both ears when people talking or listening tv and when the noise is louder it's like my eardrum is vibrating!

Auditory vibrations: A number of middle ear conditions and infections can do this - if it doesn't resolve within 2 weeks, an evaluation by an otolaryngologist (ent doctor) may help. ...Read more

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My right side face tingling. Nose blocked, blurred vision, speaking listening hearing problem . Heavy right side face in forehead. Since 2 week.. Now?

My right side face tingling. Nose blocked, blurred vision, speaking listening hearing problem . Heavy right side face in forehead. Since 2 week.. Now?

Facial nerve: It appears that you have a problem with one or two of the cranial nerves. Everything points to facial nerve. If you haven`t seen a dr you should go and see one now. ...Read more

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Is it healthy to use baby talk with my child or will it impede my child’s language development?

Is it healthy to use baby talk with my child or will it impede my child’s language development?

Unsure: I'm not sure if baby talk impedes the acquisition of normal language. However, there is no advantage to baby talk, and children do learn by imitation. There do appear to be advantages to learning if you include children in conversations that "stretch" their minds. Also, it is clearly important to talk to your children...A lot. More is better in regards to learning. ...Read more

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