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Should parents inform the school and daycare that their child has lice?

Should parents inform the school and daycare that their child has lice?

YES!!: Absolutely. Lice is very contagious and all children who had contact with the infected child should also be examined. ...Read more

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Body Lice (Definition)

Similar to head lice, these tiny parasitic insects live on clothes and can often be seen at the seams. They feed on the blood of the host, ...Read more


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Do kids in foster care finish school?

Do kids in foster care finish school?

SUre they can!: Kids in foster care can do anything they want to do. It may take a bit more planning and they need to be moe aware of all the help available to them through their school district and the community. I've cared for foster kids who have gone on to be doctors, lawyers, teachers. It may be a little bit more challenging, but ask the help of school guidance counselor to help you through! ...Read more

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If parents don't vaccinate their kids arent they putting out kids at risk?

If parents don't vaccinate their kids arent they putting out kids at risk?

Yes: Some chose the "can't happen to us " lifestyle & buy into the misinformation provide by the vaccine hater crowd. Unfortunately that does have fatal consequences.At least 10 un-vaccinated infants have died from whooping cough this year.As long as we have local & international air travel, a sick carrier can bring a deadly germ to your town overnight & show up at your mall/store & expose your kids. ...Read more

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How do homeschool kids socialize?

How do homeschool kids socialize?

Social activities: Some homeschooled children attend public school sports and extracurriculum activities. Other sources of socialization include church or regligious group activities, sports like little league, soccer and activites at museums. ...Read more

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Can my children catch diabetes from her school friends party?

Can my children catch diabetes from her school friends party?

No.: No. Diabetes is not an infectious or contagious illness. There are two main types of diabetes mellitus: type 1 and type 2. In type 1, the body's immune system attacks & damages its own cells in the pancreas that make a hormone called insulin, which controls blood sugar. Type 2 is a disorder of Insulin resistance & has a high genetic predisposition. Neither is spread directly from person to person. ...Read more

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Do daycare centers and schools require vaccinations?

Do daycare centers and schools require vaccinations?

Yes: It is important for facilities caring for young children to enforce vaccine recommendations. This is because, many illnesses in children are transmitted from children who are in close contact with each other. Without these important regulations, childcare centers would be vectors for serious disease (which would put your child and others at high risk of life-threatening illnesses). ...Read more

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Should kids attend funeral of a grandparent?

Should kids attend funeral of a grandparent?

Yes: Well, it depends on the age of the child and whether they were close to the grandparent. If they didn't really know them, or are very young (too young to really understand) then no. However, children are oddly very accepting of life rituals, and they help the child come to grips with major life changes and move on. Be ready for a lot of questions though, and be honest. ...Read more

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Should grandparents take over parenting for children whose biological parents cannot care for them? @drpam

Should grandparents take over parenting for children whose biological parents cannot care for them? @drpam

It depends: There are so many factors that may affect the decision. It depends on the health of the grandparents. If it happens, looking to get support from others in the family is very important. The age of the children may also be a factor. This is a long-term commitment. Many times the grandparents can be stressed. Making sure there is adequate financial support is also important. ...Read more

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Will the child psychiatrist, pediatrician or child psychologist visit the child's school? 

Will the child psychiatrist, pediatrician or child psychologist visit the child's school? 

Yes: It is not unusual for a child psychologist, especially one who specializes in educational psychology, to visit a child's classroom to observe the the child, the child's interactions, and the learning environment. The need for a visit is largely dependent upon the diagnosis or suspected diagnosis. ...Read more

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Do school bullies grow up to be child abusers?

Yes and no: Some do some don't. Many other factors come into play. ...Read more

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Should parents reward their kids for going into engineering?

Should parents reward their kids for going into engineering?

See below: Parents should "reward" their kids for what the kids enjoy. Forcing a child to do something because the parents desire it is not healthy for either party. ...Read more

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Why don't autistic kids pretend play?

Why don't autistic kids pretend play?

Good question: Typical 1-year-olds feed a doll with a bottle, representing an act from the environment. Even at 3-4 years, kids with autism put the tip of the bottle in any indentation on the doll's body, sensorimotor play. Despite overdeveloped rote memory, they can't "get" concepts- things you can't see or touch-because of their concrete thinking. That's why therapy has to be intensive & repetitive to work. ...Read more

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Should parents confront kids about cross-dressing?

Should parents confront kids about cross-dressing?

Confront - No.: I would not recommend confronting them as that will put the kids in a defensive posture. An open conversation would be the better approach. ...Read more

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Do adoptive parents bond well with child?

Do adoptive parents bond well with child?

Definitely: If the child is placed with loving parents who have compassion.Love.Patience and understanding.Babies and children want love. Adoptive parents are motivated to nurture and love their adoptive babies/c?Hildren. ...Read more

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Should parents ask their teens to tell them about kids with dangerous behavior, drugs, weapons? Should they alert authorities or kids' parents? @drpam

Teach: We need to teach our teens that alerting responsible people about dangerous potential is the responsible, safe thing to do.And is not "ratting" on your friends.This is a change to generations of teenage behavior. ...Read more

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Is it mental abuse for daycare workers to argue with parents in front of children?

Certainly no help: Whether or not this constitutes mental abuse is probably a matter of degree and definition. The obvious question is why this conversation was begun in the presence of the children, and how it degenerated into an argument. Neither party appears to be acting like thoughtful adults, and the children will certainly not benefit from observing and then potentially copying this behavior. ...Read more

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What organizations help parents find toys/devices for disabled children?

What organizations help parents find toys/devices for disabled children?

Www.therapro.com: One such company is www.Therapro.Com. But it depends what disability the child has. But this is one place to start. ...Read more

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Can children learn addiction from their parents?

Can children learn addiction from their parents?

Absolutely: Chilldren learn by modeling the behavior of those around them. Living with parents whom are addicted; this is what they see and know. They see how their parents cope with life, deal with feelings and deal with others, which are all usually dysfunctional in someone with an addiction. There is also a genetic component to addiction as well. These children may take on unhealthy roles, can't be "kids". ...Read more

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Pediculosis (Definition)

Refers to infestation with lice. Pediculosis can include head lice, body ...Read more