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Intervention To Stop Preschool Child From Nail Biting Behavior
Pediatric neurology: Autism is a complicated condition that is not yet full understood. Many tactics have been used to deal with tantrums including a treats/rewards-based system, planned ignoring, counting, and even surgery. See a pediatric neurologist for further evaluation. http://www.autism-help.org/behavior-tantrums-aspergers.htm ...Read more
Time out: Might want to try this: think of the great novel "crime and punishment" http://goo.gl/vpb8s and give your child a time-out for misbehavior. http://goo.gl/vcydo. ...Read more
Ritualistic behavior provide security for which age group? Is it toddler, infant, preschool or afolescent?
Preschool: Usually it begins in toddlers and becomes more obvious in pre-schoolers. ...Read more
Splinting : The best way to not lose teeth is to not let them get to the state where they may fall out. It seems as if it may be too late for that, so depending on how loose the tooth is, and if there is infection, you may be able to have it splinted to stronger teeth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son has pdd-nos is 22 will zeldox help control obsessive behaviour i.E. Texting that is harassment and likely to end up in trouble with law?
Positive or negative: attention reinforces a behavior. Explain consequence for a tantrum. As soon as it starts, walk the child into time-out from behind; don't talk, yell, make eye contact or look angry. Repeat till he stays put, then set timer for 1 min/ yr. of age. Walk him out of time-out the same way. Tantrums will first worsen in a bid to gain your attention, then stop, if you consistently ignore them till gone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After a childhood of sexual abuse, bullying and parental neglect, how can someone as an adult bring themselves to trust again?
Therapy: With someone who is trained in working with victims of abuse and neglect. You also want to find someone that you can feel somewhat comfortable with. You can find a local psychologist here: locator.Apa.Org ask about special experience in working with survivors of trauma and neglect. Be well. ...Read more
My child recently ignoring his school or may be he is suffering from school phobia how to overcome this please help ?
Could be: School avoidance or school phobia is not uncommon. Taking to the child can give some clues as to what ma be causing ot or sometimes a professional counselor or psychologist can help figure it out. Unless there is some harm happening at the school what is important is to get the child gonig back to school as soon as possible as it tends to get worse the longer it goes on. So get help if stuck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Progress/independenc: We use developmental milestones largely up until age 4 or 5 to identify those with preschool deficits that can be helped.School then begins to challenge & identify those making progress toward independent thought & responsibility.The ability to master skill sets & accept responsibility for completing tasks at a peer equivalent basis demonstrates that process, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes a child to grind their teeth while sleeping? Baby teeth were ground down. I worry now about adult teeth. The child is 8.
Sleep bruxism: The cause(s) of bruxism are not fully understood. Causes include stress and anxiety, sleep disorder, misalignment of teeth, aggressive or hyperactive personality. Give that baby teeth were ground down, i would recommend you see a pediatric dentist to evaluate the integrity of your 8 yr olds permanent teeth and strategies to keep your childs adult teeth intact. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diet: Unfortunately this is one of my commonest answers. Bruxism (teeth grinding) is caused from an overactive limbic system (automatic brain) induced by high calorie malnutrition. Sugar is the major culprit. See my blog "oxygen the spark of life" that you can google. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it considered emotional child abuse if the parents don't directly abuse a child but constantly fight at home?
Age and state: Chip is for children upto age 19.Each state has its own program, so you will have to check with your state regarding eligibility (call 18775437669).Medicaid, administered by the states, doesn't cover adults under age 65 without dependent children. Some adults qualify if there's special medical needs. The affordable care act, if enacted, will expand coverage to low income adults without dependents. ...Read more
Yes : The first step is to determine what may be causing the screaming. If he is non-verbal it may be related to pain, frustration from inability to communicate , anger or sensory overload. Your medical provider can start by helping to rule out pain and an occupational therapist can be helpful with sensory integration. If it appears behavioral applied behavioral therapy can be helpful. ...Read more
Can excessive stress cause one to regress to child behaviors such as thumb sucking and hugging teddy bears i want to do these things@night.
Seek help: If you are regressing so far, i would suggest you seek professional help. ...Read more
My child shows fear of going to school.Age is 5.7years.Is not ready to leave classroom for pt and music lessons.No participation in oral sessions?Why?
Anxiety/A, Phobias/P: Part of normal development. 1.Social p: fear of contact with unfamiliar people, social isolation; desire of involvement w/family, familiar peers. 2.Separation a: unrealistic, persistent worries of possible harm befalling primary caregivers, persistent avoidance of being alone, complain distress. 3.School p. 4. Generalized a disorder: worries about future events. Encourage, talk; get counselling. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You nailed it.: The amount of healing will depend on whether or not all the years of biting has damaged the nail root. Unfortunately, only time will tell you that. You might consult with a dermatologist for other possible treatments. ...Read more
Substitution: You could try replacing this happened with another. For instance you could buy a softball that you can squeeze and put in your pocket every time you have the urge to do your other habits. ...Read more
Nail biting: Nail biting is usually a nervous habit that can be hard to stop. Some methods that have worked include application of otc nail lacquers that contain foul tasting or hot substances that make biting distasteful. Also occasional oral meds such as a ssri or other anti-anxiety meds may work. ...Read more
Notice it: Often if you can notice that it is happening, you can stop these kinds of habits. However, some will paint their nails with jalapeno juice or some other vile taste to help remind you not to. The other thing you try is to carry nail clippers or files with you, as often it is the desire to clear a hangnail that starts it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do i stop nail biting?I tried nail polish but i just bite it off and the bad tasting stuff gets on everything.Help!
What are things that one can do to stop his or her nail biting problem? I bite them not for the taste but due to stress.
Nail biting: Nail biting is a nervous habit afflicting both adults and children which can rapidly become uncontrollable. Many children suck their thumbs, another bad habit that can deform the plate of the mouth and cause teeth to protrude. Mavala stop helps cure nail biting and thumb sucking by "warning" you not to put your fingers into your mouth. Its distinct bitter taste acts as a strong deterrent. Mavala s. ...Read more
Breaking habits:: 1. Awareness 2. Desire to break habit 3. Effort and patience 4. Practice 5. Practice 6. Practice 7. Practice 8. Practice 9. Practice 10. Congratulations! here's an interesting article on habits and how to break them: http://www.Askmen.Com/entertainment/better_look_3800/3860_how-to-break-habits.Html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is Mavala Stop harmful?
It's a bad-tasting polish you apply on the nails to discourage nail-biting. I have been applying it daily on the skin at the edges of my fingers (not nails) as I have a bad habit of biting at the edges of my fingers. I want to co
Topical use ok: The product has quite a list of ingredients: Ethyl Acetate, Alcohol Denat., Butyl Ester of PVM/MA Copolymer, Phthalic Anhydride/Trimellitic Anhydride/Glycols Copolymer, Butyle Acetate, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Sucrose Octaaacetate, Denatonium Benzoate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Benzophenone-1, D&C Violet No. 2. Most of these are used in other cosmetic products that are used regularly. Do not ingest. ...Read more
Notice it: Often if you can notice that it is happening, you can stop these kinds of habits. However, some will paint their nails with jalapeno juice or some other vile taste to help remind you not to. The other thing you try is to carry nail clippers or files with you, as often it is the desire to clear a hangnail that starts it. ...Read more
I have a huge nail biting habit. I've tried to quit multiple times. Is there anything that can help me succeed?
Nail polish: At the pharmacy, there is a clear nail polish (called bite it. In us about $5) that tastes horrible so when it's on your nails, you will taste it and it will break you of this bad habit. Good luck. ...Read more
Can excessive nail biting for 30 years cause damage to the nail growth. I seem to have more nail width over lenght. Could nail pattern been altered?
Doubtful: That nail biting would cause an alteration in the nail growth pattern, unless you were getting chronic nail infections from your actions. ...Read more
By stop biting them: And hence shut them up. Its not a good habit and potentially you can cause yourself a bad infection in the fingers with germs from your mouth. ...Read more
Relax: Nobody has any definitive answer to cause or cure of this. It may be a type of compulsive behavior so possibly OCD therapies can be considered. Some people put bad-tasting agents or thick lacquer on their nails. Clip your nails very short. Do not waste much emotional energy on this. Lots of people bite their finger nails and even toenails. They stop when they lose their teeth or without knowing. ...Read more
Common or concerning: The exact causes of nail biting or skin picking are unknown. While these are very common nervous habits, chronic nail biting or skin picking can be a cause for concern, and if unwanted, cause frequent bleeding/lesious, and cause serious distress, could signal a psychological disorder. ...Read more
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