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Should I Let My Children Watch Tv Views Of Intense Storm Damage Of Our City
Purpose?: How old are your children? If the images are disturbing to an adult and frightening, imagine what a child might infer. As parents we must feel our children feel safe no matter what the circumstance. What ever you decide to do, try to imagine how it will impact your children. Remember kids do not interpret things as we adults do. ...Read more
My daughter's step son who is 12 yrs old is autistic. He likes to sit and watch tv. Is there any good programs for autisic children or any new break?
Depends : Although tv is an easy default for children who may have difficult behaviors it should be limited. There really is nothing positive that comes from watching most television and at best the effect is neutral. Choose shows that have some educational benefit for regularly watched shows and avoid those that promote violence or inapporpriate behaviors. If there is a favorite show use as a reward. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Frequent blinking of eyes in children.Is it due to constant watching of tv , computer.Or lack of sleep, what to do?
Do nothing: Blinking is normal, and frequent blinking is not harmful. ...Read more
Best protection!: Vaccines have been scrutinized in the lab and the media about their safety, and each time they win! vaccines have saved the lives of thousands of children over the years and have been proven to be safe. I am saddened that there even is a controversy, since it seems fabricated on "feelings" and not facts. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sicko? No...: Violence is difficult to process even as adults. Many individuals have gone through situations that I would consider horrific and thrived in their lives. The children and adults in such a violent environment will need support and space to process what they have experienced; however, it is not a guarantee that they will be "sicko". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there any signs to watch out for in children that might indicate if they will become anorexic as a teenager?
Yes, sometimes: In preteen adolescents inappropriate food avoidance, poor self-esteem regarding body image, and excessive preoccupation with appearance are all concerning. This should not be applied to younger children - for example a toddler skipping meals or avoiding their green beans is probably normal! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am adopting 2 children that were displaced by social services ages 3 and 4. They tested positive for cocaine. What should I watch for? Need any info
Probably not: Watch "baby's first day" on tv; even they usually have kids leave before their sibling emerges.It is difficult for children of all developmental ages not to believe that their mother is in danger of dying on hearing her cry out & seeing the blood & placenta, despite forewarnings. Most farm kids who watch or help during calving/ foaling grow up without developing ptsd, but that's not your mom. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Many studies indicate that there is a genetic component to alcoholism. Being brought up in an alcoholic home can only enhance this risk. Children tend to develop problem solving skills that they have observed in a parent. Taking a drink is not a good example. If you care enough to be concerned, you have already taken a positive step toward sobriety and a better life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer