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Will Signing Up My Child For Martial Arts Lessons Give Him More Discipline
Absolutely!: I'm glad you posted this question...Having studied martial arts myself and having enrolled my son in the study as well. 'studying' imparts not only self-discipline but confidence and self esteem as well; and can be great in potentially dealing with "bullies". The only warning would be the demeanor of the sensei(or teacher); your child needs to 'fit' with him/her so meet with first and decide. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My child is going on vacation with his grandparents. How do I give her authority to sign for medical purposes?
Write a consent: In most states, you may be able to just write a statement saying that she has permission to get medical care for the child if needed. You may or may not need to have it notarized. Also, list any medication allergies, the names of any medicines your child takes, and any major medical problems. This can help if your child needs to be seen by a doctor while on vacation. ...Read more
If i take up mixed martial arts, would i become disciplined enough to quit some bad habits like smoking and drinking?
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Several causes: Often young children slide or jump from a height and land on their extended heal & leg rather than flexed leg & their feet. This can put significant pressure on the hip joint & lead to temporary fluid build up in the hip joint. That fluid will cause pain & transient limping which resolves over a day or so.Incidental trauma to the leg, slow moving infection, etc can also cause limp. Dr eval needed. ...Read more
Check parents: Your child will inherit a mixture of color causing genes from his mother and father. The color of the child will probably be intermediate between the two parents and this is the likely outcome plus or minus a little. ...Read more
Pre-school aged: Children with autistic spectrum disorder who have have good pattern recognition & rote memory for learning shapes, colors, numbers & letters & talk about their narrow, repetitive areas of interest like " little professors" may go undiagnosed until social demands unmask non-compliance for following directions for non-preferred activities & lack of interactive, reciprocal pretend play with peers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer