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What is the definition or description of: Misbehaving child?

What is the definition or description of: Misbehaving child?

Misbehavior: A child, usually in the toddler age-18 months - 4 yrs of age, child may display behaviors out of normal range:
tantrums without stopping, not being consoled thru usual means, hurting others or themselves, any unusual consistent misbehavior. This should be assessed by a developmental pedi MD for other signs of abnormality as well to refer for help. ...Read more

Dr. James Saccomando
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Misbehaving Child (Definition)

A child, usually in the toddler age-18 months - 4 yrs of age, child may display behaviors out of normal range: tantrums without stopping, not being consoled thru usual means, hurting others or themselves, any unusual consistent misbehavior. This should be assessed by a developmental pedi MD for other signs of abnormality as well ...Read more


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How do you deal with misbehaving child without being so harsh?

How do you deal with misbehaving child without being so harsh?

Redirect/ time out: Moble toddlers will certainly test boundries often & require limit setting. Physicaly removing them from activities you find troublesome & placing them in front of toys you want them to use gives them redirection. Stopping their activity and holding them still for 1min/yr (use timer with bell) with release after bell teaches them which behaviors stop their fun. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my misbehaving child has an emotional disorder?

How can I tell if my misbehaving child has an emotional disorder?

Try this: If your child has behavioral problems in other settings, such as day care, schools, friends homes etc, when you are not present this is a red flag. If only with you present, it still is a problem, but less likely to be an emotional disorder. ...Read more

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How can I reduce the risk of my child misbehaving and humiliating me in public?

How can I reduce the risk of my child misbehaving and humiliating me in public?

Parenting: A child with a behavioral problem is a difficult situation for all involved, specially the child. Just as a tree sometimes grows crooked, a child behavior deviates from normal, a small twig is easy to replant, a young child is easy to correct...In other words seek help from a behavioral specialist asap. ...Read more

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How can I stop my teens misbehavior?

How can I stop my teens misbehavior?

....more: Many families benefit from counseling as well to cover communication patterns that need improving. Sometimes teens misbehave to be independent or to rebel or to fit in or because they are insecure. Talking things through and understanding one another better can really help. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is a mental disorder a justifiable excuse for misbehavior?

Can you tell me is a mental disorder a justifiable excuse for misbehavior?

Legally, morally, or: From the perspective of teachers, bosses or other authority figures? Socially unacceptable behaviors can stem from certain underlying mental illnesses. Neurodevelopmental disorders are associated with specific behavioral patterns. The legal guardian of a person with such maladaptive behaviors is responsible for accessing & providing ongoing multimodal treatments to minimize their societal impact. ...Read more

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Do you think that ADHD is an excuse for misbehaving children?

No but may be factor: Adhd can cause children to behave impulsively and cause disruptions in many settings. It is a treatable disorder for which medicatoins and good behavioral systems can greatly reduce problem behaviors. That said, studies do show that those with adhd tend to be somewhat behind their peers socially, so parents may need to help find the right structure for them. ...Read more

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What are the punishments for misbehavior in a psychiatric ward?

What are the punishments for misbehavior in a psychiatric ward?

Shouldn't be any: Inpatient psychiatric treatment is reserved for those with severe mental illnesses, like if a person feels like killing themselves or in the case of psychosis when one loses touch with reality. If a patient "acts out" on the unit, they are not punished. Rather, the staff does what it takes to keep the patient and everyone else safe. In rare cases, restraints may be used for safety purposes only. ...Read more

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How does aide behave towards the misbehavior of elderly patient?

How does aide behave towards the misbehavior of elderly patient?

Professionally: All health professionals, aids, doctors, nurses, techs, etc., deal with patients who misbehave. Each and every one of us has to maintain our professional demeanor and conduct our selves as professionals, even when our patients behave very, very badly. ...Read more

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What to you think about putting children on add medication is misbehaving at home?

What to you think about putting children on add medication is misbehaving at home?

Bad idea: Add medications should be used to treat add. However, there are children who misbehave due to impulsivity (reacting prior to thinking). Impulsivity can be treated with medication. I would strongly consider consulting with a child psychiatrist for child therapist to investigate your options. ...Read more

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5-year-old son lies through his teeth often. Usually to cover up for some kind of misbehavior. Is this age appropriate?

5-year-old son lies through his teeth often. Usually to cover up for some kind of misbehavior. Is this age appropriate?

Yes: This is common behavior, and it's important to address it with your child. No need to be harsh, but be consistent and help him understand the problems with lying in ways he can understand. He only sees the benefits at this point. ...Read more

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Last nite I grabbed my misbehaving pup by the harness and he twisted. My hand popped and I had a sharp pain go thru my hand, to the elbow.

Last nite I grabbed my misbehaving pup by the harness and he twisted. My hand popped and I had a sharp pain go thru my hand, to the elbow.

Many causes: Dislocated wrist? Ruptured ganglion cyst? Torn extensor tendon? Only a good exam will reveal the cause. Is your hand swollen now? Do you have full range of motion and strength now? ...Read more

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I think my 6yo daughter has been depressed for the past 6 months. Inactive, misbehaving, crying spells and sensitivity. What can I do to help her?

I think my 6yo daughter has been depressed for the past 6 months. Inactive, misbehaving, crying spells and sensitivity. What can I do to help her?

Psychological Help: Your description is quite accurate this should be handled asap will make her and you happier meantime try to come out of it talk to her play with her can try the school psychologist but it would be better if you could get private most incl medicade cover this treatment (abomacare) until you can talk to her about it she may be able to tell you what is bothering but get help. ...Read more

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Does my 3 year old have odd? I do not spank her and I do not use physical punishment. She has temper tantrums that last for a few hours. She always blames others for her misbehavior. She frequently questions rules. When I ask her to do something, she refu

Does my 3 year old have odd? I do not spank her and I do not use physical punishment. She has temper tantrums that last for a few hours. She always blames others for her misbehavior. She frequently questions rules. When I ask her to do something, she refu

Protracted tantrums: Typically-developing tots begin to self-calm & respond to time-out ~ 18 mos. Protracted tantrums @ 3 suggest childhood dysregulation disorder, seen with early-onset adhd or a family history of mood disorders, etc. Ask her pediatrician to refer you to a child psychologist who'll teach you techniques to ignore tantrums & defiance effectively & "catch her being good, " as she may not outgrow this. ...Read more

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Ultrasounds & LH FSH tstostern is normal still for last 6 months my periods are misbehaving on first day, i.E, red thick discharge instead of flow why?

Ultrasounds & LH FSH tstostern is normal still for last 6 months my periods are misbehaving on first day, i.E, red thick discharge instead of flow why?

Normal: It can be normal to have thick discharge on first day instead of thin blood. Thickness could be due to vaginal secretions or to cervical secretions. If you are worried about infection (itching or burning) then see a doctor to check and make sure. But thicker discharge on first day isn't necessarily a problem. ...Read more

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How early can little girls start there cycle? My daughter just turned 8 on 24 of june, shortly after her b-day she started misbehaving, tantrums, mood swings, out bursts of hysteria screeming"u just don't understand, what's wrong with me mommy? " " I do

How early can little girls start there cycle? My daughter just turned 8 on 24 of june, shortly after her b-day she started misbehaving, tantrums, mood swings, out bursts of hysteria screeming"u just don't understand, what's wrong with me mommy? " " I do

It's unclear to me: If she had vaginal bleeding, since your? Was cut off. If so, ask her pediatrician to determine if she's in the stage of puberty in which menarche occurs. If not, the bleeding & emotionality may indicate molestation or other issues. Even if bleeding/puberty aren't an issue, she needs evaluations by a child psychiatrist & psychologist to explore the sudden change in behavior. ...Read more

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How can I ensure that I am giving my child's medicine correctly?

How can I ensure that I am giving my child's medicine correctly?

See below: Follow the directions on the bottle. If the medication is a liquid, use the proper measuring device instead of household silverware. ...Read more

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What's the best medicine for a 4yr child cough?

What's the best medicine for a 4yr child cough?

AURI: He needs his sleep, a tsp of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at bedtime usually helps. See md if associated with other sx. ...Read more

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What's the best pain medicine for a child with toothache?

What's the best pain medicine for a child with toothache?

Some ideas; dentist: Acetaminophen (such as tylenol) or Ibuprofen (such as advil (ibuprofen) or motrin) may help temporarily. You can apply a topical anesthetic such as oragel to the gum. However, it is important to see a dentist as soon as possible as the pain could represent an injured or diseased tooth, or abscess (infection). ...Read more

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Cough. What is or was your favorite medicine for your child for a bad cough?

Cough. What is or was your favorite medicine for your child for a bad cough?

Treat the cause.: Difficult coughs may be triggered by various causes: lung inflammation, allergy, wheezing, sinus drainage, and even reflux. The best way to cope with the cough is to treat the actual cause: anti-inflammatories, inhaled steroids, antihistamines, bronchodilators, decongestants, or anti-reflux medications. One or more of these may be needed to quell that cough--even better than traditional cough meds. ...Read more

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What is the best allergy medicine for your child?

What is the best allergy medicine for your child?

Varies: Each child may respond differently to allergy medicines, all of the second generation antihistamines can be effective. These include loratadine, Cetirizine and fexofenadine. Each medication is dosed once daily and causes minimal sedation or behavioral effects. ...Read more

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What cough medicine is good for a child with croup?

What cough medicine is good for a child with croup?

None: Cough medicine is not recommended in general for young children and not indicated for classic croup. If the child has concerning croup symptoms they should be seen by physician as they may require other medications such as steroids. Cool air and warm moist air can both also decrease symptoms. ...Read more

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My child hates taking medicine. What can I do to treat cancer?

My child hates taking medicine. What can I do to treat cancer?

Patience.......: Depending on his illness, to help his quality of life and hopefully lead to a long life there may not be another way other than taking some medicines. Depending on your child's and the regimen recommended you might consider:
1- making a game of the medicine routine with a small reward/prize at the completion
2- ask the compounding pharmacy if there are ways to make the drugs more palatable. ...Read more

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Is it usual to put a child on ADHD medicines only on school days?

Is it usual to put a child on ADHD medicines only on school days?

JUDGMENT CALL: I expect a child to be learning all day every day - not just in school.
The mind doesn't shut off. If a child has a sufficient problem with attention and focus that he can's learn from his weekend experiences he needs meds. If he creats family difficulty because of the adhd, he needs meds for himself and his family. I haven't seen children damaged by properly prescribed meds in 40 years. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of giving child under 6 cough medicine?

What are the side effects of giving child under 6 cough medicine?

Depends: There are many types of cough medicines, each medicine has its own side effect. Most common is sleepiness or drowsiness. ...Read more

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How long can a child live with dilated cardiomyopathy with medicines?

How long can a child live with dilated cardiomyopathy with medicines?

Depends: Depends on how severe it is. Milder forms can be controlled with medications, which is the majority of patients, and a relatively normal lifestyle is quite possible. The most severe cases may be eligible for heart transplantation, talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the risks of not treating my childs depression with medicine?

What are the risks of not treating my childs depression with medicine?

Depending on age:: Untreated depression increases the chance of risky behaviors such as drug or alcohol addiction. It also can ruin peer/family relationships, cause problems at school, and make it difficult to overcome serious illnesses or cause illness. ...Read more

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What can be used to get rid of the bitter taste of a child's medicine?

Flavoring: The pharmacist can add flavoring to most medicines but it needs to be written on the prescription. Having said that it is important that children learn good or bad tasting medicine is medicine and MUST be taken no matter what. ...Read more

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Are there any non-drug, non-surgical methods to correct an SVT in a child?

Are there any non-drug, non-surgical methods to correct an SVT in a child?

Yes: The cure of svt using a catheter, also known as catheter ablation, is an invasive procedure, but is not a surgical procedure. ...Read more