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Parent Handouts On Toddler Biting
I was wondering about tips to cut cravings for nicotine w/o NRT because my parents are making me quit cold turkey me biting under 18?
Acupuncture Hypnosis: Acupuncture and hypnosis are very helpful for cutting the nicotine cravings. Exercise is also very useful. Here's a link from the Cleveland Clinic with some more info: https://health. Clevelandclinic. Org/2014/10/want-to-quit-smoking-acupuncture-can-help-you-with-cravings/ ...Read more
May be nothing.: As children develop they may find a variety of ways for things to work better for them. The worst case would be if the parent they preferred absent to be huring them in some way-need to consider. The behavior may just mean they like a simpler environment, or that there might be prolems they pick up on between the 2 parents. Or could be misinterpreted behavior and not be wanting parent absent. ...Read more
A 15-month old toddler appears to have no concept of permanence. What does this mean? The child cries when the parent leaves the area. When touched I have noticed he does not or is slow to respond. Behavior reminds me of a child half his age.
Kid is normal: Please leave this kid alone. Infants and toddlers with a normal brain eventually figure out that their primary caretakers are more dependable/important than others. They begin to fear they may never return if they leave and only acquire object permanence between 18-24 months. You don't gain their trust from blood relationship, only by being part of their primary caretaker group. ...Read more
3 rules: 1. Never tell him to do something like "eat your dinner" or anything that he can control himself. 2. If you tell him to do something e.g. Put your toys away because I want to set the table, give him a reason and time to do it. 3 if you have threatened a punishment (or something good) never go back on your word. Make sure that you can enforce it. Set precept and example. ...Read more
Yes: I agree with dr webb in general but find some kids need a "hot" moment. Kids don't understand hot untill they have touched something hot & put the word & sensation together. Kids who bite don't necessarily understand pain is inflicted. An immediate one time bite from a parent often opens them to the concept of pain & bad choice. Do it within 30 sec or the kid won't understand & never break the skin. ...Read more
Fingernail biting: This is very difficult to accomplish until the child is old enough to care about their personal appearance as it is usually an unconscious behavior. The good news it rarely has any health consequences other than the very occasional infection of the cuticle area (paronychia) which is easily treated. ...Read more
Biting you???: If he/she is biting people it may be serious. If there are other symptoms he/she may be in the autistic spectrum. Get medical advice locally. ...Read more
Neg or positive: There are two ways to change behavior, negative and positive. For positive reinforcement we use rewards for any designated amount of time the child goes without biting. For negative we make nail biting a bad experience. One example is having your child soak his/her hands in vinegar. Then is tastes bad when they bite. It is up to you which you feel your child will best respond to. ...Read more
What do you mean?: "biting" is an unusual term to describe stomach distress--what symptoms are you indicating? Also, by "stomach" do you mean a particular abdominal location, or are your child's symptoms meal-related? Happy to help if we know what you're asking. ...Read more
Maybe: How old is your child? A young child who is starting to bite may not realize that it hurts people and animals. If you child is old enough to know this, do check with your child's doctor. Your child could be acting out from a variety of issues- stress, changes in the household, illness, or anxiety. ...Read more
Is it possible for a 2 year old child to cause bruising to their own face. Finger sized in a circle shape matching on both cheeks from biting h on the?
Biting what??: It is quite common to get circular bruising marks from suction with a object like a bottle top or cup, etc. But it would be difficult for a 2 year old to cause bruising on their face by biting them selves. Bites by other children are common at this age, and usually will show the individual teeth marks. ...Read more
My toddler gets canker sores in his mouth when he was ill he had like three is it possible for him to have herpes 1 even if his parents dont?
My parents told me I had spinal meningitis when I was a toddler. It was in the 1973 my blood work as an adult did not show antibodies. Misdiagnosis? D
Meningitis: Spinal meningitis was a "catch all" phrase in those days. It doesn't necessarily mean it was the kind of meningitis that would show antibodies later on. As long as there are no side effects fromyour illness as a toddler, it is inconsequential what type of meningitis you had. You can obtain the hospital records, if it is important to you. :) ...Read more
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Where Things Stand:: Treatment of choice = habit reversal training which involves a) awareness training; b) training in substituting behavior that competes w/ nail-biting; & c) social support. But hrt has not proven sufficient by itself. Treatment tends to be more successful/enduring when combined cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance & commitment therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy &/or psychopharmacology. ...Read more
She has her ways!!: The female mosquitoes suck blood – the males do not. Thus the female's mouth is more specialized with a proboscis that touches our skin almost as soon as she lands. Her sharp mandibles & multiply bladed maxillae pierce the skin as she moves her head back and forth. ...Read more
Notice it: Often if you can notice that it is happening, you can stop these kinds of habits. However, some will paint their nails with jalapeno juice or some other vile taste to help remind you not to. The other thing you try is to carry nail clippers or files with you, as often it is the desire to clear a hangnail that starts it. ...Read more
Most likely it is a "traumatic fibroma" which is basically scar tissue built up from chronic trauma from the biting. You should still have it checked/biopsied to confirm. You can have it removed via a laser. It does have a reoccurrence possibility if the trauma persists and may need the same treatment years down the road, but it is important to have it checked.
Jeffrey briney, d.D.S. ...Read more
Different Options: There are a few ways you can stop biting your nails. One way is to pick one nail and not bite that one for awhile, once it's been about 2-3 weeks notice how good that nail looks. Then, pick another nail and don't bite it for awhile, continue this until you aren't biting your nails anymore. Another step is to keep yourself occupied, chew gum or do an activity that requires using your hands. ...Read more
Chronic nail-biting: Is, indeed, a habit disorder most commonly found in children & adults with anxiety disorders +/- other comorbid conditions (e.g., adhd). Accurate diagnoses by mental health professionals are needed to determine which treatments & therapies are most likely to be effective in managing the symptoms. ...Read more
Just stop: There is no magic trick. It is a habit you have developed and every-time you catch yourself biting your cheek you just have to stop... It will take a month to see a change but with persistence you can stop. Good luck! ...Read more
Over the years a number of my patients continuously have bitten their cheeks. Usually this occurs when the cheek muscles are tort (rigid) and infringe on the biting surfaces of the back teeth. The patient has to be careful not to bite this cheek tissue. Conscious pulling on the outside of your cheek will remedy this irritating problem. ...Read more
Painting: First find out why she bites her nails, is it habit, nervousness, anxiety. Using thumbx on nails creates a bad taste when she does, or you can manicure and paint her nails so they look pretty and she may not want to bite them. Talk with her about germs that enter her mouth each time she bites. ...Read more
See specialist: See a prosthodontist to evaluate your bite. If all is well with it, then you may need a nightguard for the nighttime. If you are doing this during the day then you may need to see a therapist to help determine why you are doing this and how to help you manage/improve it. Good luck. ...Read more
See details: How do you break any bad habit? By making a conscious effort not to continue doing it. ...Read more
Unlikely: If no bleeding, it is an unlikely event. ...Read more