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Hyperactive child with terrible sleep habits. How do we cope?

Hyperactive child with terrible sleep habits. How do we cope?

Hyperactive: Depends on what medications he is on for adhd, possibility of after-effects of medication with poor sleep. Discuss with his physician possibility of adjunctive medication for sleep, such as Clonidine or remeron, (mirtazapine) depending on his age. ...Read more

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Habits (Definition)

A recurrent, often unconscious pattern of behavior that is acquired ...Read more


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How come people with eating disorders hoard junk food?

How come people with eating disorders hoard junk food?

Eating disorder: People with eating disorders often feel ashamed of their eating habits and want to plan their eating secretly as to not meet with disapproval. Best. ...Read more

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How can we develop healthy eating habits in schoolchildren?

How can we develop healthy eating habits in schoolchildren?

Take it easy: Children's palettes take a while to develop. Putting too much pressure on them to eat a variety of foods when they don't want to could wind up having the opposite of your intended effect. That said, set a great example. Offer lots of choices. And make it fun. Because if it's fun you're likely to enroll them. If it's a burden, you're likely to push them in the wrong direction. ...Read more

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I work with preschoolers and have observed parents feeding their kids coffee. Is this ok?

I work with preschoolers and have observed parents feeding their kids coffee.  Is this ok?

Not recommended: Children don't really need caffeinated beverages of any type. It's best to avoid coffee, caffeinated tea, sodas, etc. It can cause jitteriness, trouble sleeping, irritability, dehydration, and increased heart rate and blood pressure. ...Read more

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What eating habits causes aggression and agitation in autistic kids?

What eating habits causes aggression and agitation in autistic kids?

Varied : Some children, with or without autism, react poorly to artificial colors, dyes, sweeteners and preservatives. These and certain foods can be found on the feingold diet. Other children seem have negative responses to dairy and/or wheat proteins and others do not do well if their sugars fluctuate. Speak with your provider and visit some of the websites for autism to get more information. ...Read more

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18 y/o girl. Poor diet as a child, lots of cookies and chocolate from parents but with healthy dinners. Been eating healthy for 3 yrs, done damage?

18 y/o girl. Poor diet as a child, lots of cookies and chocolate from parents but with healthy dinners. Been eating healthy for 3 yrs, done damage?

Reversible: Congratulations on eating healthy- it's not easy! having a poor diet may have created some extra fat cells and metabolic imbalances, but our bodies have great capacity to heal and any damage that might have been done should be reversible over time. For more advice on diet see http://drrandybaker.Com/2013/04/22/organic-food-diet/ & http://www.Drfuhrman.Com/library/what-is-a-nutritarian-diet.Aspx. ...Read more

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2 1/2 yrs old hypractiv son. Severe eating problems as he drinks milk only. Pl guide to change his eating habits so that he takes solids.

2 1/2 yrs old hypractiv son. Severe eating problems as he drinks milk only. Pl guide to change his eating habits so that he takes solids.

This is complicated: I think you need a pediatrician or pediatric psychologist's help. One thing i can help here is that many kids who drink a lot of milk have iron deficiency. Interestingly iron deficient kids do not want eat solids. Once we treat them with iron, their personality changes and they start eating regular foods. I would recommend that you take your son to a doctor to test if he is iron deficient or not. ...Read more

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What are the healthy eating habits for children with diabetes?

What are the healthy eating habits for children with diabetes?

Not enough room here: This is something kids & families dealing with diabetes will learn over time under the direct supervision of diabetes educators.This would include registered dietitians that are part of a team & remain available to the family to consult by phone when questions arise. This is not something you generalize & cover in the 400 characters available on this site. ...Read more

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Why do kids with ds have trouble eating some foods like pb?

Why do kids with ds have trouble eating some foods like pb?

Sticky foods: I trust you mean kids with down syndrome having trouble eating peanut butter. Peanut butter is sticky and requires intact neuro-musuclar coordination for safe consumption. Neurologic deficit in down syndrome may make it more dangerous to eat sticky foods. ...Read more

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Can healthy eating programs in schools trigger eating disorders?

Not likely: Healthy eating programs should really work against eating disorder development. Increased control of eating may be related to the development of some abnormal eating patterns for some individuals. ...Read more

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8mo baby eats pureed foods very well but as I give her foods with more consistency she gags by touching it with tongue. Terrified of choking. Help!

8mo baby eats pureed foods very well but as I give her foods with more consistency she gags by touching it with tongue. Terrified of choking. Help!

Slow Inc.reased: needs to make your own foods slowly increasing consist any. Some kids also will eat over cooked carrots and peas as snacks usually use one at a time to get child used to increased textured ...Read more

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My 2yo son still only babbles, with just 3-4words. Does diet play role in speech delay? He is fussy eater who doesnt like textures, mostly soft foods.

My 2yo son still only babbles, with just 3-4words. Does diet play role in speech delay? He is fussy eater who doesnt like textures, mostly soft foods.

See doctor: Your 2 years old son with 3-4 words speech is normal for his age ,he will improve in his babbling . Some children take time to get used to solid or textures .You should not force him for tough textures . Speech does not get affected as long as he eats all foods .Talk to your doctor and get him checked for his development and speech , also hearing test . ...Read more

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Does people with anoerxia recovery eat healthy food or give them junk food?

Does people with anoerxia recovery eat healthy food or give them junk food?

There is no: one in the world who benefits from ingestion of junk food, except the stockholders of the company that sells it. ...Read more

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How can people make healthy eating choices when eating out?

How can people make healthy eating choices when eating out?

See below: Try to avoid fried foods, or eat them in extreme moderation and balance them with non fried food such as salads and or vegetables. Try to eat in portion control servings- take home the rest Try not to add butter or fat to your foods, if adding dressings, use low calorie alternatives and use sparingly. Chose fish baked instead of fried, healthier than red meat or a vegetarian meal. ...Read more

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Our 13yr old aspergers syndrome is struggling with obesity and weight loss?

Our 13yr old aspergers syndrome is struggling with obesity and weight loss?

Rather confusing: Is your aspie obese? Or is having weight loss? Do you mean your aspie is obese and has difficulty losing weight? Please resubmit. ...Read more

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How can you overcome poor eating habits that you developed during childhood?

How can you overcome poor eating habits that you developed during childhood?

"The Power of Habit": Changing lifetime habits is hard! How motivated R U? What will your new habits look like? What steps will this require? Do U expect to gradually introduce changes or suddenly change everything? Changing habits works best when we have (a) clear plan; (b) gradual goals; & (c) an understanding of what may go wrong (esp when our emotions take over & we don't feel like sticking w/the plan) & what to do ...Read more

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Is anyone pitching the diet or healthy eating apps?

Is anyone pitching the diet or healthy eating apps?

Yes, diets: Yes there are some available be careful of price watch the advertisements. ...Read more

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Need some creative solutions for kids with eating disorders?

Need some creative solutions for kids with eating disorders?

No simple solutions: If a child has a serious eating disorder psychotherapy with someone who specializes in eating disorders is imperative. You can't just trick a child to change anorexic or bulimic behaviors. ...Read more

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How can I enjoy eating nice foods when i'm restricted by allergies?

How can I enjoy eating nice foods when i'm restricted by allergies?

Food allergies: Have you looked into the website www.Foodallergy.Org this is the best place to learn about food allergies as well as alternatives and recipes. ...Read more

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How to live with a lot of parental inappropriate behavior in past?

How to live with a lot of parental inappropriate behavior in past?

Therapy: Many people who have endured difficulties in their childhood have found therapy helpful. Trying to bury the feelings or to deny them is not likely to bring about a sense of peace. In the same way, emotionally re-experiencing the trauma repeatedly as an adult can create chronic anxiety or depression. Therapy can be a helpful way of moving forward and reducing anxiety or depression. ...Read more