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How To Tell Preteen I Cant Chaperone Class Trip Becuase I Am Too Old
Be honest: you should be able to sit down and discuss with the preteen why you can't chaperone. Be open, be honest. Open and honest dialogue is important in all aspects of communication with preteens and teens. ...Read more
Needs clarification: It is not clear if you barely started a breast development or its development halted at same stage for a long period. In either case, you may need thorough evaluation especially if you have not developed subsequent pubertal events, e.g., pubic hair, growth spurt, and menstruation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
First Question -: Does the preteen actually need to lose weight for health reasons. If the answer is yes - Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories > ...Read more
See your doctor: This is something that can be easily determined from physical exam. See your doctor so you don't have to keep worring. ...Read more
How normal?: It is within normal for girls to start periods after age 8. What aspect of normal are you concerned about? Cycle length? Pain? ...Read more
Talking with you: Have an open-ended discussion with her where she can ask questions and tell you waht she's "heard.". ...Read more
Flu Shot: There really are no "risks" to getting the flu vaccine, unless allergic to components. The risks of getting the vaccine definitely outweigh risks of the bad things that can happen if you get the flu.The flu vaccine cannot give you the flu. The flu is a sudden onset of fever, body aches, cough, and other respiratory symptoms (not vomiting/diarrhea).It has been bad this year. Still time to get it! ...Read more
Because they can: Why do preteen boys get crushes on cute girls? Why do men and women or sometimes men and men or other times women and women fall in love? That is what we humans do. ...Read more
Is it possible to develop reactive attachment disorder as a teen/preteen when they were normal before?
No: No, reactive attachment disorder (rad) manifests earlier. However, a teen certainly could have multiple signs and symptoms of rad. Conduct disorder, substance abuse, or a mood disorder all share symptoms in common with rad and are disorders that often have their onset in the teen years. Another consideration is that, in normal development, adolescents shift attachments from parents to peers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eliminate sugar: If there is no underlying medical condition contributing to the weight, weight loss is best accomplished by avoiding foods that contain processed sugar and flour, foods rich in saturated fats such as potato chips, and by participating in any physical activity hat keeps him moving. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Management is key: The goal of acne treatment is control not cure. There is currently no treatment that will cure acne. Your best bet, whether you are a preteen, teen or adult with acne is finding the combination of treatments that interrupt different parts of the acne cycle. See your preteen's doctor first. You may also need to see a dermatologist. ...Read more
Depends: The adolescent athlete in general is more prone to injuries of the growth cartilage with respect to the musculoskeletal system. Excessive endurance exercise can disturb the hormonal balance leading to menstrual irregularities. It is key to get proper rest, hydration and nutrition during periods of intense exercise to hopefully prevent any imbalances from occurring. ...Read more
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