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How To Listen So Kids Will Talk
It may be difficult : but try taking small steps Get involved in clubs, sports or other group activities. Even if you don't want 2 try out for a play, consider becoming part of the stage crew. It's a way to make friends and interact with people. It will help you feel more comfortable in other situations as well. Try speaking with one new person a day. Start by smiling and giving them a compliment or saying good morning ...Read more
Taking meds: There are several ways to remind patients to take their meds, the first is to get a pill box and fill it so that he or she knows whether they took the meds. Phone calls from family members or visiting nurses can also be used to remind patients. There are also apps for smartphones with alarms that can remind patients to take their meds. ...Read more
Model for them: Establish your mealtime rules & consequences for breaking them at a family meeting. Have them help you shop & prepare meals. Have family meals with pleasant conversation, no arguing. Praise a child who takes a bite of veggie; don't remark on or to the one who won't. Put a tbsp./year of age of each food on their plates. Don't buy junk food; eat only at the table at scheduled meal & snack times. ...Read more
Go yourself: If you are old enough to call a friend to take you or to drive yourself, go yourself. Being under 18 won't prevent you from getting emergency care. If you can't go but you feel it is necessary, call 911. ...Read more
Nurse?: First you go to nursing school to be an RN [Registered Nurse] or LPN [Licensed Practical Nurse] Then you can get a job in a pediatric outpatient clinic or a hospital pediatric unit. You may also want to take it further and be a Nurse practitioner. Good luck ...Read more
How do you explain to kids that they need homeschooling to be away from bad influences? They want to stay in school.
Well....: If your child wants to stay in school, then they may be better off there. If they were being bullied or were not enjoying the experience, i'm sure they would jump at the chance to stay home. As far as bad influences are concerned, early education about drugs, alcohol and sex are the parents responsibility anyway, so be sure to inform your child about these dangers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do you mean at work?: Is your disability readily apparent? If so you don't need to say anything. If it is not obvious and you need an accommodation from your employer it is best to see an occupational medicine physician have them provide your employer with a work restriction letter so that your can work despite the disability. Then you can reveal what you want to whomever you want on your terms. ...Read more
Should your children fear you? And should you threaten to beat your kids to get them to do you want? My family is old fashioned and believes that
Although fear: May lead to compliance it also may push children to be secretive about their lives and behavior. Parents cannot guide their children if they do not know what they are doing and thinking about. Fear is not conducive to open and honest communication between children and parents. Physical punishment often backfires: the child gets angry with the parent avoids taking responsibility for their behavior. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Good luck: It is always good to encourage people to live healthier lives including a healthy diet and exercise. Unfortunately, I have found that most folks are pretty set in their ways. I encourage you to continue to plug away. You may not be able to perform miracles, but even slight positive change can make a difference. ...Read more
You Can't: Everybody processes grief and loss differently, however it is impossible to make any parent "ok" with the loss of a child. Losing a child, to suicide or otherwise, is likely one of the most difficult losses to process. The best thing to do is support the person & be there for them. Counseling and group therapy would be highly recommended for anyone who has experienced the loss of a child. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Newborns : There are several tests that screen for problems, as well as your US can see some, as well. However, at this point, we can't determine everything. Ask your ObGyn about the testing. Keep taking care of yourself, following your doctors recommendations. That also helps. ...Read more
How do you displine ADHD children? And to approach them to talk to them to solve a problem? When they are in the wrong......
They see at birth: Babies are born nearsighted by adult standards but can see clearly up to about 12 inches. They are not likely to show recognition or extended gaze until later, often glancing away when they have had their limit looking in one direction. ...Read more
Start healthy habits: Creating healthy habits is a growing process that becomes a way of life: 1) Talk about food as "fuel." Desserts & candy are okay sometimes but don't fuel the body; 2) Let your kids grocery shop & make choices; 3) Exposure is important--encourage your kids to try new foods & preparations; 4) Forget the clean plate club; 5) Making eating fun; 6) Earn achievements. Ref. HealthyLivingMadeSimple.com ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Baby care: Well I don't think any of us know everything! There are also varying opinions on different subjects. The AAP has a series of books, for parents. 'Your Baby's First Year', 'Caring For Your Baby and Young Child', and 'Caring For Your School Age Child'. These would be a good start! ...Read more
Call the school: Public school systems that receive subsidies from the state & feds are requires to look for, assess & try to meet the special needs of children 3 & up. This includes providing transportation assistance when necessary.Private schools and or charter academies are not.Call the special services department of your local school system & arrange to meet with them & explain your needs. ...Read more
Not your problem: This is the obligation of the parents who can address it in their own way. ...Read more
Depends on age: It depends on the child's age. For younger children, keep it simple. Just talk with them about going to the hospital and reassure them that you will be there. For older kids, you may want to look into a pre-surgery program for kids. They do tours and show the kids what to expect. If you can't do that, answer their questions honestly and clearly. If you don't know an answer, call the doctor. ...Read more
As Soon As Possible: Babies and toddlers brains are programmed to learn language. Regardless of language or culture, all babies and toddlers intuitively pick up language in the first few years of life. During early childhood, the brain is primed to pick up on the distinct sounds of different languages. Exposing your child to a second language early in their life makes it much easier for them to learn it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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