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

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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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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Is it safe for kids to play on old playground equipment like high slides?

Is it safe for kids to play on old playground equipment like high slides?

Safety is relative: Kids benefit from outside activity and old playground equipment is safe in general when used appropriately. Newer construction often focuses on making ground surfaces more fall friendly, and use at certain times of the day/temperatures can have a significant burn risk on metal equipment. Proper supervision is important to help kids get the best and safest use out of such equipment. ...Read more

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College cafeterias ok for students with allergies?

College cafeterias ok for students with allergies?

Yes: What type of allergies? If food, them like in any other public dining place, you must exercise caution. Be aware of what is in the food, and possible cross contamination. ...Read more

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What face protection items for high school sports to protect a broken nose?

What face protection items for high school sports to protect a broken nose?

Face shield: A clear plastic face shield provides the best protection after a broken nose. You might see college or professional players wearing these. You might need this for 2-4 weeks depending on the severity of the fracture. A larger football helmet face shield or a softball face mask will also work well. ...Read more

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I am thinking of starting up a child care in my home. How long do all those kids' germs survive on furniture and toys?

I am thinking of starting up a child care in my home.  How long do all those kids' germs survive on furniture and toys?

CHILD CARE: Having a child care facility demands that your place is always clean. If one child is sick, others get contaminated easily due to close contact while playing and air born infections. Sanitizers come handy and cleaning the whole place is a must! ...Read more

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My 5 y/o starts a non-profit to allow kids design/make their own tatoos, ea w/ a healthy msg. Can he bring it to hospital/clinic w/o regulatory issue?

My 5 y/o starts a non-profit to allow kids design/make their own tatoos, ea w/ a healthy msg. Can he bring it to hospital/clinic w/o regulatory issue?

Maybe: In the U.S., one would not want to put colors or inks onto children's skin unless the materials are already proven to be nontoxic. It may be better to try out the idea at community fairs or other events, because hospitals and clinics have stricter rules on the kinds of activities allowed. ...Read more

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Is it child abuse if parents of those olympic champs have power over their money from cereal commercials?

Is it child abuse if parents of those olympic champs have power over their money from cereal commercials?

Parents have a duty: ...To oversee their children's finances. If they mess it up, that's neglect; if they cause harm to their children to increase their earnings, that's abuse. ...Read more

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At what age should a child stop playing pretend? My child is 8 and wants pretend food and a cash register for christmas?

Never stop: As long as the child (/teen/adult) knows what reality is and can function in it, there is no point to stifle the creativity and stress relief that imagination provides. There is nothing wrong with play. ...Read more

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Is glow in the dark stickers bad for small children's eyes?, i intend to install them on the ceiling of children's room, my kids are 18 m and 5 yr.

Is glow in the dark stickers bad for small children's eyes?, i intend to install them on the ceiling of children's room, my kids are 18 m and 5 yr.

Not a problem: The light intensity is very low from these and should pose no problem unless you make them so entertaining that they stay awake longer than you had hoped. ...Read more

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Autistic 3-year-old wakes up very early (around 5:30 a.m.) and wanders around the house. How can I keep him safe? He sleeps in a crib but climbs out.

Autistic 3-year-old wakes up very early (around 5:30 a.m.) and wanders around the house.  How can I keep him safe? He sleeps in a crib but climbs out.

Safeguard all doors: Autistic children often show signs of distraction and high activity levels.Getting out of their beds and walking around the house is very common. Door stop alarms will alert you if the child got out of his crib by producing a loud,shrilling noise when the door is attempted to be opened. ...Read more

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Health and wellness: why is junk food still so readily available to highschool, middle school, and even primary school kids in the us?

Health and wellness: why is junk food still so readily available to highschool, middle school, and even primary school kids in the us?

Cheap: It's cheap, has a long shelf-life, and provides money for the school and school district. Plus the junk food manufacturers have the financial, political, and logistical capabilities to "encourage" school districts to carry their stuff in schools. It's a shame though. School is an ideal place to teach proper lifelong health habits. ...Read more

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Age 23,anxiety at college,parents still care like a 2 years old kid,My family members respect me even elders,was at bad school,not ok in social,cause?

Age 23,anxiety at college,parents still care like a 2 years old kid,My family members respect me even elders,was at bad school,not ok in social,cause?

Counseling: Report to the campus counseling center. Depression in college is very common because of all the changes that ollege students have to go through adjusting from the impact of moving from their small towns or big cities or wherever else to college life, and stepping toward autonomy. It often represents too much change into short period of time. Counseling likely will be of benefit. ...Read more

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How can a teenage kid earn a six pack, and juggle homework and school at the same time?

How can a teenage kid earn a six pack, and juggle homework and school at the same time?

Creative scheduling.: If you want to get everything done, you have to schedule it to fit it all in. Set up a weekly schedule, including time for homework, exercise, friends, and of course meals and sleep. And stick to your schedule. ...Read more

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Is having grandparents from asia taking care of the children ok if I am in school? Will they learn like american kids?

No.: Having grandparents native to another culture / society / nation. Your children are still living, relating to others, learning within the american society. I'm not sure of the extent of 'taking care of' in your situation. If you mean that the majority of quality time is spent with their grandparents, then they have more influence than the real parents on growth & development. They r your kids. ...Read more

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Are there good, inexpensive sports for kids to grow up playing if they don’t like team sports?

Yes: Of course! how about track and field? All you need is a pair of good running shoes and a positive attitude! swimming is an individual sport- lessons can be expensive, but your local ymca may have some that are affordable. ...Read more

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Could the hairdresser check everyone for headlice not just school children?

Could the hairdresser check everyone for headlice not just school children?

Yes...: Lice are fairly easy to detect, especially in someone who is cutting hair. I would suspect that if a hairdresser saw lice on anyone, not just school children, he or she would say something about it. I hope that answers your question! ...Read more