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My 3yr old is going through a stage of bitin & scrappin. Is this normal? She bites her cousin and scraps her and her nana what shud i do?
Discipline: Unfortunately this falls to you to correct. You are the parent and you have to be willing to discipline your child. They will only learn correct behavior when bad behavior is not tolerated. I am sure some of your girl friends have some ideas on how they succeeded in teaching their children or using discipline to teach. You are the parent. ...Read more
My 2yo Son is "humping". I've only noticed him doing it on the floor or his bed, but was told he did it to his Nana recently. Is this normal?
I have a14 months old he says mama Dada Nana he started saying out and has stopped should I be worried or has he just moved on from that word for now?
Don't worry, act now: Acquiring words & communicating are different. Regression in Expressive Language warrants prompt evaluation. Call your state Early Intervention Program for assessment AND fill out developmental screens on firstsigns.org to show your pediatrician for referral to a Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrician. If he has Autistic Spectrum Disorder, starting therapy now proffers the very best outcome. ...Read more
We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more
Cold: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stored energy: Fats chemically are organic hydrocarbons chains.They are highly energy dense[fats have a high concentration of carbon energy by weight]fats can be liquid[oil] or solid[eg lard] at room temperature.In man fat is stored primarily in cells called adipocites which are distributed below the skin and in organs. Fat cells have many metabolic effects but their primary metabolic effect is energy storage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Am i dying ?
I don't know: I don't know, john. Technically, every person who is alive will die someday, yes. But unless you have been diagnosed with some untreatable illness, then no, you are not actively dying. If this is something you worry about a lot, mention it to one of your parents, a close adult friend, or a school counselor. A lot of people have these kinds of worries and you can get help to not worry so much. ...Read more