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Is it bad to only give children ADHD meds during the school year and not during summer vacation?

Is it bad to only give children ADHD meds during the school year and not during summer vacation?

It is not optimal: Every day is a day for learning - be it academic learning in a classroom or social learning amongst peers and family members. It is ideal to be as free from distraction and impulsivity as possible in all settings, every day. ...Read more

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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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A child in our playgroup is unvaccinated. Is it safe to let our children play together?

A child in our playgroup is unvaccinated. Is it safe to let our children play together?

I wouldn't: I never let these folks come into my waiting room in over 3 decades of practice.All vaccines have a potential for failing complete protection. I would consider it a risk and avoid it if and when possible. ...Read more

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Is it important for adults to chaperone HS kids even on a church outing?

Is it important for adults to chaperone HS kids even on a church outing?

Kids are kids: It's always important to remember that kids are going to be kids, church or no. As a pediatrician, i very definitely know that church going kids are only a little bit less likely to engage in inappropriate behavior and sexual activity. There should always be proper adult supervision and monitoring of behavior on outings. You don't need to have "room for the holy ghost" but look for normal behavior. ...Read more

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After how many days is it safe for my child to attend school without being contagious to others? ( older school going child )

After how many days is it safe for my child to attend school without being contagious to others? ( older school going child )

Simple answer: 24hrs: The common advice and the policy in most schools is 24 hrs without fever. However, the truth is that with some viruses, one can continue to shed virus particles for longer. This includes coxsackie virus, which we see in epidemic proportions every summer because of prolonged contagion. ...Read more

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Is it a good idea for parents to force their child to take music lessons?

Is it a good idea for parents to force their child to take music lessons?

Probably Not: I think this depends on how we define "forced". If the child seems to have some interest, but may be lacking the initial motivation, then a little prodding may be helpful. But completely forcing a child who has no interest will likely be non-beneficial. ...Read more

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Is it normal for young children to stop needing naps?

Is it normal for young children to stop needing naps?

Varies: The need for naps varies considerably across children, along with the overall trend of decreasing need over time. Total sleep over the day is the key. Trouble is those who fight taking naps divide broadly into those who really need one and those who don't. In general, toddlers benefit from an afternoon nap; if it's a struggle, look at ways of making it more routine and less of a battle. ...Read more

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Is it beneficial for infants to listen to music while sleeping?

Is it beneficial for infants to listen to music while sleeping?

Soft music is fine: Soft music is a nice addition to an infants "comfort place" where you let them nap or sleep for the night. Babies are use to noise in the womb & heartbeats & digestive sounds were their norm so a little music is fine, or the sound of a fan or radio static. Plan to leave it on all night or the baby may startle & cry if they awaken & it is gone. ...Read more

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I have a one year old son .. He is waking up way too much at night .. Is this a good time to sleep train him ? He sleep in the crib in his own room .

I have a one year old son .. He is waking up way too much at night .. Is this a good time to sleep train him ? He sleep in the crib in his own room .

Sleep : Try these things: A. A quiet time to settle down. B. A white noise source in the room C. A dark room. D. Give the bottle or cup before bed and not in it. E. Give him a blanket that you cuddle him with. F. Put him in bed at the same time. G. Let him fuss a bit to find a sleep position. H. Respond to night calls slower and with a set wait time. I. Be patient it does go away. ...Read more

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How much sleep should the elderly have? Are afternoon naps ok?

How much sleep should the elderly have? Are afternoon naps ok?

Sleep: Regardless of age if a nap in the afternoon is needed it should be taken. As long as you wake up refreshed there is no need to be concerned. ...Read more

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I want to know how much time is enough to sleep at night for 19 year girl?She is a student and she wants to study hard during day time.

I want to know how much time is enough to sleep at night for 19 year girl?She is a student and she wants to study hard during day time.

It varies: Most young adults need 7-9 hours of sleep per night. In general the body will catch up when it can. So, if you are sleeping much more on the weekends than during the week then there are probably deficits during the week. ...Read more

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Is it safe to give an 8-year-old child ibuprofen every night for sleep aid?

Is it safe to give an 8-year-old child ibuprofen every night for sleep aid?

Not really.: Reason is that Ibuprofen is an anti inflammatory medication and not a sleep medication. It is probably safe for nightly use, but my concern is, "what are you treating?" i would stop using it and make sure that his sleeplessness is not from an area of chronic pain. ...Read more

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My 6yo daughter still wets her bed every evening. She is potty trained during the day. Is this normal for a 6yo to use diapers at night?

My 6yo daughter still wets her bed every evening. She is potty trained during the day. Is this normal for a 6yo to use diapers at night?

No: If she has never achieved bladder control since birth (primary enuresis), she may respond well to ddavp(urine concentrating hormone) therapy. In case of poor response, alarm device attachable to underwear would be next treatment option which provides higher success rate. If bedwetting is a new event to her, a number of things have to be checked out, e.g., diabetes, bladder infection, etc. ...Read more

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We're bringing our 17 months old pre-toddler to the zoo. Is it necessary to let him wear sun block?

We're bringing our 17  months old pre-toddler to the zoo. Is it necessary to let him wear sun block?

?let him?: If he is 17 months old, you let yourself put it on him. Always good to sun block when going out in the sun. Put it on him in sun exposed areas and avoid getting into the eyes. Best wishes. ...Read more

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3 mos baby is sleeping good at nite, but fights nap time& barely sleeps how many naps=length?

3 mos baby is sleeping good at nite, but fights nap time& barely sleeps how many naps=length?

Great nights!: It's hard to recommend anything that might sacrifice your nights. Preserve that no matter what. For the naps, start a strict daytime feeding schedule of every 2 -3 hours. Force the nap-time, but don't allow the naps to be more than an hour at a time. This will allow your child to get some rest, but hopefully it will not affect your nights. ...Read more

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Is it normal & psychologically healthy for children to sleep in the same bed with a parent?

Is it normal & psychologically healthy for children  to sleep in the same bed with a parent?

The AAP, in your: Hometown, has a healthy child app that addresses sleep issues. In many cultures, the "family bed" is a necessity. Infants who learn to fall asleep in their own beds by 1-4 months consolidate sleep & night-wake less. Co-sleeping can impede a child's development of independent self-calming skills, if it's not a cultural norm. Family therapy would help everyone get to sleep in his/her own bed. ...Read more

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How to correct a toddler's bedtime behavior while co-sleeping?

How to correct a toddler's bedtime behavior while co-sleeping?

It'd be easier if : you set a consistent bedtime & routine including reading, soothing, brushing his teeth after the last feed. Put him in his own crib drowsy, but awake. If you're tempted to go in when he protests or night wakes, see tips on extinguishing these behaviors at HealthyChildren.org..If he sleeps in your room, both stalling tactics & night-waking will continue as long as you give them any attention. ...Read more

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Is it recommended to record eating milestones for my toddler?

Is it recommended to record eating milestones for my toddler?

No: Not really.The growth parameters of your child recorded at the doctors visits are what is important. Also there is no absolute " right" way to feed a child. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Naps (Definition)

Napping is a normal part of a baby's sleep routine. They typically sleep more than 12 hours out of 24 throughout the first year, but not all of ...Read more