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Preschooler recently started crying a lot at%a0school, she was out for a week due to laryngitis, could that have something to do with the crying? Help
Hard to tell: Young children can be very emotional from all sorts of things. They don't always handle change easily. Talk with her about her activities at preschool- what does she like to do? Are there any things she doesn't like? Be calm and encourage her to go to school and have fun. If it persists, talk with her teacher and see if there is anything else going on (new change in sched., new students, etc). ...Read more
Bring activities: Airplane flights can be a great time to work on crafts and practice writing numbers and letters. Make sure you bring along plenty of activities (remember the attention span of a preschooler is about 15-20min!). Also bring their favorite blanket or stuffed animal to help them take a nap. Bring some easy to eat finger food snacks such as cheerios, dried fruit, cut up veggies, etc. Make it fun! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are the words I should use when telling my preschooler about predators and touching? At a loss.
Strange, scary,: Early on, when child is with others without a parent, need to get across to them in a non-frightening manner, that if feel in any way uncomfortable about a particular person, or there is something scary about that person, move away and find a trusted person. If anyone, even 'trusted', touches private parts (even if it feels good), same thing. Accept nothing from a stranger. Teach them a firm 'no'. ...Read more
Varied activities: Spend the time talking about the sights, counting, singing, making rhymes, telling stories, coloring, looking at books, play 'i spy', travel bingo, etc. Don't forget snacks and frequent breaks to walk around and see the sights. Dvds and video games can be helpful in limited doses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Let them play outsid: If you just let your child play outside a significant portion of the day they will exercise themselves adequately. Riding toys, sandboxes, gym sets etc keep them very busy. The downfall of our current society are all the electronics that keep kids stationary. Limiting this will encourage movement even indoors. ...Read more
See dentist: Take your child to a pediatric dentist or a general dentist that treats kids. This is the only way to get an answer to your question and find out if this tooth can be fixed or needs extraction. ...Read more
Emotions: The love, understanding, attentiveness and empathy they receive is crucial to a young child's development. You may benefit from reading my blog, "the psychology of goodness" on the soundmindz.Org website which describes how early emotional development influences us in one direction or the other. Best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is a "reasonable" amount of time for a toddler/preschooler to take to eat dinner? How long is too long?
Several symptoms: Internalizing symptoms such as sadness, anhedonia (lack of fun), shyness & physical complaints, & externalizing symptoms such as anger can be seen in depressed kids as young as 3 (see luby j. Clinical child & adolescent psych, 2009; & luby, preschool depression: importance of identification of depression early in development, trends in psych science, 2010). Start w/ pediatrician if concerned. ...Read more
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