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Is it child abuse if parents of those olympic champs have power over their money from cereal commercials?
Probably: People tend to share everything else on facebook, so i would not be surprised if people were sharing medical photos. I know I have seen some trauma photos people have taken of themselves while waiting in the emergency department. ...Read more
2 years: Like dr. Park said, around 2 years kids start using pronouns. When they are younger and your are talking to them and promoting language development remember to say things like "mommy is making breakfast" instead of "i am making breakfast." this is easier for them to understand. Talk lots to your children- they love it and learn many social cues this way. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Most do: Their training includes them.Some have an age range below which they leave to others. The whole idea around family practice is to monitor the whole family and be aware of the interactive dynamic/influence of each on one another. Knowing what you know and when to refer out is one of the skillsets that help them do their work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
China is: Only one source...There have been documented issues with least in the paint on toys imported from china. Do research on toys you want before you buy. In general though, there are toy scares on many levels. Small pieces, things that break easily and can be inhaled, etc. Use common sense. Children still love natures toys the best...Sticks, twigs, paper, boxes etc. Lol. They are so imaginative. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should parents ask their teens to tell them about kids with dangerous behavior, drugs, weapons? Should they alert authorities or kids' parents? @drpam
Role model: For example, if you are looking up directions talk about what you are doing. If you are checking facebook talk about the importance of knowing who your "friends" are and setting privacy limits. Discuss online bullying with your children and let them know that their internet usage will be supervised. Limit usage to no more than 2 hrs/day. Make it a habit to openly discuss what sites they visit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Money: In my experience, there is a bi-modal distribution. Some people become more miserly while others become more generous. Part of this is related to a person's "life philosophy". The abundant mentality leads to generousity while the scarcity philosophy leads to a miserly philosophy. ...Read more
Calculation is same: The formula to calculate the bmi is the same for people of all ages. However, the standards of how much of the population is above a certain bmi number changes with age, location, ethnic background and overall health. A 13 year old with a bmi of 22 may be way at the top of the obesity scale, while, for an adult, a bmi of 22 is just middle-level overweight. ...Read more
Are computer games harmful to a child's development, or do they help train him for a future in computers?
Some are: Many computer games involve killing and maiming and seem to me to teach that violence is O.K. Others, like e.g. Snow boarding, teach dexterity and computer savvy. Like everything in life, it should be balanced by thoughtful restriction. I believe that the constant use of electronic gadgets is harming kids because it is surprisingly addictive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I heard pregnant ladies & children should minimize the use of cell phone (since risk is uncertain). Then how about using the cordless phone at home?
Bunk: Everyone is constantly bombarded by gamma radiation from the sun & the bounty of radio waves from devices whether we use them or not.Most of this bunk is just speculation meant to provide entertainment by tv news personalities and never amounts to anything we can use.I never lose sleep over this type of pseudoscience. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: They watch too much tv and play too many video games in general. ...Read more
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