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Is it normal for my child to prefer his father over me?

Is it normal for my child to prefer his father over me?

Yes: Sometimes it can seem like dad can calm a crying baby better than mom. This could be because your baby associates you with feeding and when they are crying they may smell the milk and think they are hungry, making them harder to soothe. When dad holds them they forget about this and calm quicker. ...Read more

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Is separation from my one year old baby for one week can affect him emotionally, knowing that he will stay with his grandparents and he is used to it?

Is separation from my one year old baby for one week can affect him emotionally, knowing that he will stay with his grandparents and he is used to it?

Not a problem: Staying with grandparents and allowing for your baby to have new experiences will only benefit his/her social and emotional growth. The separation may be difficult at first but it is all part of the learning process for both child and parent. ...Read more

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Is it ok for my son to be around another child who's sister has RSV my 1 yr old niece has RSV and want to know if it is ok for my son to be around the 1 yr old's siblings

Is it ok for my son to be around another child who's sister has RSV my 1 yr old niece has RSV and want to know if it is ok for my son to be around the 1 yr old's siblings

You : You do not need to separate your child from the infected child's siblings. This is a very common virus that most kids have contracted by age 3. It is usually worse in kids under one; in kids older than one, if contracted would present like a common cold. The key for your son and for all the kids in this situation is handwashing. Frequent handwashing will help prevent the spread of the virus. ...Read more

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If my father is having radiation treatment, is it ok for him to hold my 15 month old child?

If my father is having radiation treatment, is it ok for him to hold my 15 month old child?

Depends: As long as the kid is not showing signs of a contageous illness it is probably fine.Your dads oncologist should provide you with guidelines for any issues to avoid during treatment and for a period after treatments stop. ...Read more

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Hi my grandson is 6yr old and is austic can talk he has been pulling on his peins a lot is that normal for him and now he is getting my daughters had to show her down there what could it be dr please help us ?

Hi my grandson is 6yr old and is austic can talk he has been pulling on his peins a lot is that normal for him and now he is getting my daughters had to show her down there what could it be dr please help us ?

Could be infection: Urinary tract infection is quite common, much more in girls, but happens in boys too. Taking care of an autistic child is very challenging because of communication problems. Since he is pulling on his private and showing it to his mom, it is likely that he is having some trouble such as pain when he pees and urges to urinate etc... I suggest getting him to see his doc for eval/treat. Good luck. ...Read more

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My daughter is 12 and very short for her age,her height is 4 something but she wants to grow and I think she needs to, any tips to help my daughter?

My daughter is 12 and very short for her age,her height is 4 something but she wants to grow and I think she needs to, any tips to help my daughter?

Endocrinology: Consult. To provide a useful hint a knowledge of the reason for her stature is needed. An endocrinology will be best able to determine if there is a problem with the hormones, a genetic tendency or a skeletal problem. Sometimes a chronic illness involving other organs might be responsible for the delayed linear growth. When reason is pinpointed the treatment will be bvetter understood. Take care! ...Read more

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My dautgher is 8 years old and is disrespectful to people and family we correct her she use to be pleasant i don't no what to do my 3 yr old is watchin?

My dautgher is 8 years old and is disrespectful to people and family we correct her she use to be pleasant i don't no what to do my 3 yr old is watchin?

Talk with her: Sit down and talk with her when it isn't an issue. Talk about how she might feel if someone said rude things to her, or hurt her feelings. Teach her some ways to avoid saying something inappropriate- practice them in role-play. If it continues, see a child therapist to help find out why she is acting out. There may be some other anger issues. ...Read more

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My sister has lost emotion for my father and she is paranoid about him as if he is a threat to her and really hates him.What should we do to fix that?

My sister has lost emotion for my father and she is paranoid about him as if he is a threat to her and really hates him.What should we do to fix that?

Defining the cause: How old is your sister? If she is an adolescent, it may be related to a normal developmental period of reevaluating your parents and her relationships. Does your sister have a legitimate reason to fear your father? Is he overbearing or abusive in any way that would contribute to her fear? It is important to get to the cause of her emotions in order to design an effective treatment. ...Read more

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My 15 year old daughter loves our dentist as a person but she is terrified when he preforms a procedure on her. What can we do to help?

My 15 year old daughter loves our dentist  as a person but she is terrified when he preforms a procedure on her. What can we do to help?

Preparation: Prepare her ahead of time. It's usually fear of the unknown that's a problem. Have her talk over the scheduled procedure with her dentist well ahead of time. Discuss sedation with dentist. Mp3 player a great idea, and there are medications that can help. Of course the best thing would be for your daughter to talk out her phobias with a professional. ...Read more

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What happens to a 3year old girl if she has her legs, arms, butt cheeps, betty, and back shaved every week she is with her dad every week and comes back shaved we can not get him to stop it and child services says its not harmful intent

What happens to a 3year old girl if she has her legs, arms, butt cheeps, betty, and back shaved every week she is with her dad every week and comes back shaved we can not get him to stop it and child services says its not harmful intent

I would call the DA: If what you are saying is correct, I think the folks at your child services are a bit incompetent.There is no reason for a dad to shave his daughter unless it is a fetish and or a voyeuristic event bordering on child sexual abuse. I would call and speak to the child sexual trauma unit at your DA's office. ...Read more

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My four year old has converted back to her baby ways because she has a new little brother, what can I do to fix this?

My four year old has converted back to her baby ways because she has a new little brother, what can I do to fix this?

Time: Try not to bring attention to it and distract her. With time it will go away. All the best. ...Read more

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My 4 yrs son is rubbing his penis.What time or yrs will take him to stop his.He is autistic also.

My 4 yrs son is rubbing his penis.What time or yrs will take him to stop his.He is autistic also.

I worked with a male: Pediatrician who would tell moms of neurotypical boys, "don't worry, it's just a stage...That will last the rest of his life". To extinguish masturbation in public, dress him in overalls or pants he can't undo. Ask his bcba ; teacher to help you find an incompatible behavior for him to do when any of you has to re-direct him (calmly) with "hands on desk" , "quiet hands" , etc. Be consistent. ...Read more

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My son is allways clearing his throat he is 10years old is it just a habit or do I need to take him to the doctors?

My son is allways clearing his throat he is 10years old is it just a habit or do I need to take him to the doctors?

See your doctor: The need to constantly clear the throat may be an indication of a problem. He should be seen sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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My dad has been having paranoia for a week, he turned aggressive on my sister, when trying to make him take his medicine, what should we do?

My dad has been having paranoia for a week, he turned aggressive on my sister, when trying to make him take his medicine, what should we do?

Call his doctor: You should call his doctor or the local mental health crisis center. If he is a danger to himself or others, his doctor will want to admit him to stabilize him. Be well and be safe. ...Read more

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My child has charge syndrome and behavior is worse now he is older. What can I do?

My child has charge syndrome and behavior is worse now he is older. What can I do?

CHARGE syndrome: You have to go to the major University Medical Center and find the geneticist and the Developmentalist who will be able to put you in touch with whatever resources exist where you live. Use the Internet too. ...Read more

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My friend's son is gagging himself. He looks proportionate for 16 month but could this be a sign of neglect? My friend has in the past had drug issue which is my reason for concern. When her son does this she tells him no and gives him a binky. My friend

My friend's son is gagging himself. He looks proportionate for 16 month but could this be a sign of neglect? My friend has in the past had drug issue which is my reason for concern. When her son does this she tells him no and gives him a binky.  My friend

Hello. : Hello. I don't know the reason that your friends son gags himself. It could be a conditioned behavior. If he feels comforted by his binky and is given a binky whenever he gags, he may be conditioned to repeat the behavior. I don't think that this behavior taken in isolation would be a solid indicator for abuse. ...Read more

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