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Is electronic toys helpful for kids mental health like rc helicopter?

Is electronic toys helpful for kids mental health like rc helicopter?

Ans: This is a very broad question. Certainly children okay is very important part of development. The kind of toys you mention are certainly more beneficial than the computer games which can lead to a false sense of reality. Children must develop a healthy imagination not a brainwashing. ...Read more

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Metallic taste, isolated when in living room, kids have dark circles under eyes, not gas leak or carbon monoxide - any other possible environmental?

Metallic taste, isolated when in living room, kids have dark circles under eyes, not gas leak or carbon monoxide - any other possible environmental?

Possibly radon: I would have your home checked for radon, especially in basements or crawlspace under living room. Metallic taste and fatigue are symptoms associated with radon exposure. Check with your local public health department about how to test for radon. ...Read more

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Are new berber carpets bad for babies health/development due to volatile organic compounds, dust mites, etc?

Are new berber carpets bad for babies health/development due to volatile organic compounds, dust mites, etc?

In some cases yes...: It's wise for all of us to minimize exposure to voc's & it is wise to esp. Protect our babies. Voc's come not only from carpets but carpet pads & in many cases the glue used is the greatest source. Fortunately, low voc options for all of these exist. Carpets give off the most voc's in the first weeks after installation so minimizing exposure at that time is esp. Important.See http://bit.Ly/1c27z4f. ...Read more

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Any facebook tips for kids safety?

Any facebook tips for kids safety?

See below: The same as any internet use by kids. Monitor the site. You need to know what they are posting and who they friend. Also, they should never give out any personal information, such as address, phone number, etc. ...Read more

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Could adults use jhonsons baby products?

Could adults use jhonsons baby products?

Yes: An adult can you these products (as indicated). ...Read more

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Are the school fire safety program drills traumatic to kids?

Are the school fire safety program drills traumatic to kids?

No: It actually helps them to know what to do so they do not panic if sa fire would occur. ...Read more

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What are some indestructible toys for autistic child?

What are some indestructible toys for autistic child?

Many treatments: There are a plethora of toys for autistic children that they can both play with & that will help with some of their sensory issues. Here is one site, but there are many others. If your child is seeing an occupational therapist, he can direct you to ones that are appropriate for your child. http://www.nationalautismresources.com/toysandgames.html?gclid=Cj0KEQjwur2eBRDtvMS0gIuS-dYBEiQANBPMRwWJrUhXYH ...Read more

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Are artificial colors safe for kids?

No: Kids are designed to be enticed by colorful nutritious foods such as a rainbow of fruits & vegetables. Artificial colors overwhelm and hijack this attraction, luring them to processed foods. And the dyes themselves, often made from coal, have been linked in some studies to problems with learning, attention & behavior. Risks vs benefits? With no benefit, the dye's small risk is unecessary. ...Read more

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Are there any programs in u.S. To help young adult aspbergers patients master skills for healthy living? Health, socialization, self care, work, etc?

Are there any programs in u.S. To help young adult aspbergers patients master skills for healthy living?  Health, socialization, self care, work, etc?

Yes: Most all very serious, long standing or non-curable, genetic, even uncommon conditions have support groups and links for help. Are we not blessed and cursed with the age of the internet and technology ? Start with aspergersyndrome.Org. ...Read more

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Around how many college kids are into binge alcohol use?

Around how many college kids are into binge alcohol use?

College Binge Drink: While studies vary, just over 2 in 5 college students report drinking 5 or more drinks in about 2 hours. Males are slightly more common, drink more, and drink more often. Excessive alcohol use is the most serious problem on most college campuses. ...Read more

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Why many older children with autism are fascinated with baby and game shows?

Why many older children with autism are fascinated with baby and game shows?

I think it's from: Both the delays in social development + perseverative interest in anything that's preferred. The simplistic language of pre-school shows is delivered in high-pitched, emphatic, repetitive " snippets", great for delayed echolalia. Age-appropriate shows have confusing complex language ; social interactions. Game shows have sound effects, short verbal interchange, rolling credits ; catchy music. ...Read more

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Can multimedia educational materials really help a baby’s development?

Can multimedia educational materials really help a baby’s development?

No: Their have been studies done where they compared babies who watched multimedia educational materials (baby einstein) and babies who interacted with people/their parents, and found that babies who interacted with people/their parents developed faster. There is no substitution for human interaction. ...Read more

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Are magnetic toys dangerous to a child's health?

Are magnetic toys dangerous to a child's health?

Don't swallow: The danger of magnetic toys is if the child is at an age where he/she can swallow the magnet. Swallowing magnets can cause serious intestinal problems, including perforation. I would refrain from buying toys with small magnets for babies and toddlers definitely. ...Read more

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Should all kids play sports? Is no-cut policy good or unfair to top players?

Not all competitive: Childhood is not a rehearsal for adulthood. Kids should play sports to learn about team work, make new friends, learn a new skill and exercise. What is a "top player" in little league? ...Read more

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Hi, can brain training web games (eg lumosity.Com) be harmful to kids above 3 years? Kids seem to love playing it - but is there any side-effect?

Hi, 
can brain training web games (eg lumosity.Com) be harmful to kids above 3 years? Kids seem to love playing it - but is there any side-effect?

Above three?: Do you mean above or below the age of three? Recent studies suggest that children under the age of two, really do not benefit from any video electronics. They can be too overstimulating. All children's tv programming should be limited to no more than one hour per day. I do not believe in having a tv in a child's room. You are not doing your kids a favor by exposing them too early to media. ...Read more

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Born of 28 wks, twig thin 29 male, 99lbs, 5'6" asthmatic, look like 19, diff socializing, girls cnsdr me a kid, earn no respect due to child like body?

Born of 28 wks, twig thin 29 male, 99lbs, 5'6" asthmatic, look like 19, diff socializing, girls cnsdr me a kid, earn no respect due to child like body?

Exercise: Consider regular exercise including strength training to bulk up your muscle. Your problem with socializing is likely partly from your posture and attitude. Be more self-confident and you will likely become more attractive to the other sex. ...Read more

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How can adults keep using illegal drugs with kids around?

How can adults keep using illegal drugs with kids around?

Family disease: Adults who have grown up with addiction in their families may not have a model for protecting their children any more than they are able to protect themselves. ...Read more