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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
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