Health: Child

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Food Idea for Air Travel

My 3 year old daughter has a severe peanut allergy and we are off for an international trip soon, and the flying time, hmmm, over 15 hours. My carry on will not be short of snacks, but does that mean my little girl will go for a day without any hot food? My heart aches just thinking about it. So we need your idea of safe air-travel friendly and "real" food. She likes sandwiches with deli meat/cheese and any type of pasta, but I worry how long I can keep the food without them getting bad, just too risky for such a long flight. Tonight...

Beauty

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6 Year Old with Infectious Dandruff???

Hi, My 6 year old has had a really dry scalp for about 3 years now and it's just getting worse. Her scalp even bleeds. I've tried Dr. Miracle's on her and it really soothes her scalp for the time being but it doesn't do anything for the problem after washing. It use to not bother her, but now every time she gets her hair combed, it hurts. I've asked my beautician what to do about it and she said to put apple cider vinegar on her scalp ( I haven't tried it though). Does anyone have any suggestions or know of anyone with this scalp condidtion?

Bladder & Kidney

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5 Year Old Snoring

My 5 year old son snores horribly at night. I have spoken with the peditrician numerous times and he always gives me the same answer. My son has very large adnoids (whatever they are) and he says that is the cause of the problem. Thankfully,he has never had any kind of throat issue (infections..etc) so the peditrician said there is really nothing to do about it. He told me to use a humidifer, which I have always used. When he sleeps I can actually see him struggling for air. I compare it to trying to suck something through a straw that's to...

Checkup

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6 Year Check-up

My son will be 6 soon and I am wondering if a 6 year check-up is neccessary....

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5 Year Old Snoring

My 5 year old son snores horribly at night. I have spoken with the...

Childhood Illnesses

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5 Year Old Snoring

My 5 year old son snores horribly at night. I have spoken with the peditrician numerous times and he always gives me the same answer. My son has very large adnoids (whatever they are) and he says that is the cause of the problem. Thankfully,he has never had any kind of throat issue (infections..etc) so the peditrician said there is really nothing to do about it. He told me to use a humidifer, which I have always used. When he sleeps I can actually see him struggling for air. I compare it to trying to suck something through a straw that's to...

Children's Hospital

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6 Year Old Who Snores

My 6 year old daughter has snored for as long as I can remember. I took her to her Ear, Nose and Throat doctor and he recommended surgery to have her tonsils and adenoids removed. I know this is a common procedure but it still seems a little drastic to me. Are there any alternatives to surgery to help her snoring and get a better night's sleep?

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5 Year Old Snoring

My 5 year old son snores horribly at night. I have spoken with the...

Dental

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5 Year Old Snoring

My 5 year old son snores horribly at night. I have spoken with the peditrician numerous times and he always gives me the same answer. My son has very large adnoids (whatever they are) and he says that is the cause of the problem. Thankfully,he has never had any kind of throat issue (infections..etc) so the peditrician said there is really nothing to do about it. He told me to use a humidifer, which I have always used. When he sleeps I can actually see him struggling for air. I compare it to trying to suck something through a straw that's to...

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6 Year Old Molars

Hi ladies. I've already called my dentist about this, but just wanted to...

Development

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Spiderman Movie for a 5 Year Old?

Has anyone seen the new spidey movie? My ex let my daughter see all of the other movies, so at this point if it's no worse I am fine with taking her. So did anyone see the nex spiderman movie. If a 5 year old (4 at the time she watched the others over and over) liked the previous 3 would they like this one? Thanks

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5 Year Old Lying

my daughter has been telling little lies and we catch her all the time when...

Diapers & Diaper Changing

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Need Diaper Changing Advice

My 7 month old has turned diaper changing in to a challenging game. I am a first time Mom and have to say this is one topic I haven't read about and wasn't ready for. He flips over so fast and wants to crawl off the changing table. This sounds like something all parents probably go through as I'm sure they get bored on their backs. I'm just not sure what approach to take. The other night I made him stay on his back and he reacted so dramatic that it made me feel awful. I don't want to start a bad habit (have been changing him while he...

Digestion

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5 Year Old Cronic Constipation

My 5 year old daughter has had constipation since she was born. She would go for 2 weeks without having a bowel movement. At times, she has been so constipated that she has had fevers. When she does go it "hurts" her. We have asked the doctor and they said that it was her formula (when she was an infant) and the lack of fiber, fruits and veggies now that she is older. Laxatives have been recommended. I was told the same thing by two different PCPs. Yesterday, I gave her a dose of laxative and today I gave her another dose. She has not...

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Infant with Gas

My 2 month old son has been suffering from long periods of excessive gas-...

Dr. Visits

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5 Year Old Snoring

My 5 year old son snores horribly at night. I have spoken with the peditrician numerous times and he always gives me the same answer. My son has very large adnoids (whatever they are) and he says that is the cause of the problem. Thankfully,he has never had any kind of throat issue (infections..etc) so the peditrician said there is really nothing to do about it. He told me to use a humidifer, which I have always used. When he sleeps I can actually see him struggling for air. I compare it to trying to suck something through a straw that's to...

Early Intervention

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Need Advice on 5 Year Old's Behavior

My 5 year old son has been acting up lately. Whenever things don't go his way he cries loudly or screams. And it is often little things that set him off, like he spilled a drop of water on himself at school the other day. And he reacts really defiantly when he gets reprimanded (he usually gets timeouts) for something he wasn't supposed to do, like hitting his brother or something. I first thought it is just a phase, but it has been going on for a while and it is difficult to handle sometimes, especially when he screams in public. It is kind...

Eye Glasses

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Vision Therapy??? Really? Does It Work?

Anyone ever had to go through our put their child through vision therapy? My 3yr old has strabismus (not constant, but her eyes will turn inward) and we've done the patching thing for almost a year. It helped, but then the other eye started to get lazy on us and started to do the same thing. The opthamologist thinks surgery is her best bet. However, I've heard and researched that VISION THERAPY could be a good thing to turn this around. Have you done it or know someone who has gone through this type of therapy? And what where the...

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Failed Eye Exam?

My 6 year old daughter came home yesterday with a form that said she failed...

Eyes & Vision

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Eye Doctor That Is Good with Kids

Figured out that my 6 YO doesn't see so well. Does any one have a recommendation for a Eye doctor in San Jose tht is good with kids?..Almaden Branham area? Thanks

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Eye Doctor to MRI!?

I took my daughter to the eye doctor today Bc she had said she was having a...

First Aid

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CPR And First Aid Training

My husband and I need to get CPR and first aid training. I'm having a hard time finding a class that we can attend. Does anyone know of someone that teaches or a company that can do a private class? I could even get a couple more people to join us if we need to.

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6 Year Old Argues!!!

I have a 6 year old son who argues with EVERYTHING we tell him. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to make it stop?

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6 Year Old Who Snores

My 6 year old daughter has snored for as long as I can remember. I took her...

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Moody 5 Year Old

Around the time my daughter started school, her moods have changed. She went...

Foot & Toe

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6 Year Old Argues!!!

I have a 6 year old son who argues with EVERYTHING we tell him. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to make it stop?

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Pain in My Foot

Hello, I am at 33 weeks with twins. Lately I have either a sharp,...

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Pain in Heel of Foot

Hi I have had pain in my foot when ever I walk for 5 days. I work all night...

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Daughters Foot Pain

First, I just want to say--how much I appreciate all the moms that take the...

Good Hygiene

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Suggestions for Helping 5 Year Old with Hygiene Issues

I am looking for suggestions to help me teach my 5 year old daughter good hygiene skills. She seems to have trouble with wiping herself although she is at the age where she is perfectly capable of doing so. I try not to be harsh or overly critical with her since I am afraid she will become anxious, but I also feel it is not something I can overlook since it can lead to medical issues like urinary tract infections or worse. Whenever I try to talk to her about it she shuts down and cries. Any suggestions on how to approach this obviously...

Hair

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My 5 Year Old Has Excema

My 5 year old daughter has excema. When she was an infant, it was so bad that she has scratches all over her face. She was reffered to a determatologist. He gave me some cream w/a prescription in it. This does not help her at all. We have controlled the dryness on her scalp by using T-gel ut her skin is still very dry. Last time we couldn't control the dryness, the doctor put her on steriods for 7 days. I hate the fact that the only way to help her skin is to put her on steriods. I have heard lots of bad thing about steriods. The doctor...

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Baby Hair Care

Hi ladies,My 7 month old was born with lots of hair.  She has already had 3...

Health Insurance

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5 Year Old Snoring

My 5 year old son snores horribly at night. I have spoken with the peditrician numerous times and he always gives me the same answer. My son has very large adnoids (whatever they are) and he says that is the cause of the problem. Thankfully,he has never had any kind of throat issue (infections..etc) so the peditrician said there is really nothing to do about it. He told me to use a humidifer, which I have always used. When he sleeps I can actually see him struggling for air. I compare it to trying to suck something through a straw that's to...

Healthcare Providers

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Physician Assistant Vs. Doctor for Growth Plate Fracture

My 4 year old has a growth plate fracture in the femur. She has an appointment in the orthopedics department tomorrow, but with a physician assistant (PA) rather than a doctor (MD). When I asked for an appointment with an MD, I was told that the MDs only see patients with injuries requiring surgery (I have Kaiser HMO). So I confirmed the appointment with the PA. Since my daughter's fracture involves the growth plate, I would really like her to be seen by an actual doctor, but don't want to be one of those difficult patients. ...

Height & Weight

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My 6 Year Old Is Underweight!!

my 6 year old only weighs 31 lbs ,,,,,,,,shes very petite has been since birth she was born 2 mos early at 3lbs 10 ounces ,,,,, I ahd ahrd time as baby gettin her to gain wieght finally after very expensive formula and huigh calorie specail oil in her formula she gained weight a lil at atime .......... she eats alot mosof the time........ all healthy food of course i mean i dont want her overwieght but she is really tiny ,,,,,,,,,, ive talked to her dr about pedia sure as a supplemntn between meals and he says as...

Home Remedies

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6 Year Old Who Snores

My 6 year old daughter has snored for as long as I can remember. I took her to her Ear, Nose and Throat doctor and he recommended surgery to have her tonsils and adenoids removed. I know this is a common procedure but it still seems a little drastic to me. Are there any alternatives to surgery to help her snoring and get a better night's sleep?

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6 Year Old Boy/ ADHD

My 6 year old boy is loving, caring, sweet and smart but is having a lot of...

Illnesses

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Movie for a 5 Year Old

My 5 year old daughter and I both love dogs. I was thinking about taking her to either Marley and Me or Hotel for Dogs. Can anyone say if they're appropriate for a 5 year old? Thanks!

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6 Year Old Who Snores

My 6 year old daughter has snored for as long as I can remember. I took her...

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5 Year Old Snoring

My 5 year old son snores horribly at night. I have spoken with the...

Illnesses & Symptoms

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6 Year Old Who Snores

My 6 year old daughter has snored for as long as I can remember. I took her to her Ear, Nose and Throat doctor and he recommended surgery to have her tonsils and adenoids removed. I know this is a common procedure but it still seems a little drastic to me. Are there any alternatives to surgery to help her snoring and get a better night's sleep?

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5 Year Old Snoring

My 5 year old son snores horribly at night. I have spoken with the...

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Constant Runny Nose

Hi momma's since starting preschool my DS constantly has a runny nose every...

Medicines

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5 Year Old in Trouble!

Hi Moms, I am writing again regarding my daughter who is five and started K5 this year. If you read the previous post this is a continuance of that one. My daughter is not doing any better in K5. I spoke to another mom who is our neighbor and has a child in the same class and this mother has been in the classroom more than once and shared with me last weekend that she observed my daughter having difficulties in class. She said my daughter seemed very distracted, not focused, not interacting much with the other kids, being called down for...

Mental Health

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5 Year Old in Trouble!

Hi Moms, I am writing again regarding my daughter who is five and started K5 this year. If you read the previous post this is a continuance of that one. My daughter is not doing any better in K5. I spoke to another mom who is our neighbor and has a child in the same class and this mother has been in the classroom more than once and shared with me last weekend that she observed my daughter having difficulties in class. She said my daughter seemed very distracted, not focused, not interacting much with the other kids, being called down for...

Potty Training

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Ready to Potty Train??

My 15 month odl daughter has started telling my husband and I when she pees, or poops in her diaper. She wants us to change her as soon as she does it. Is this a sign that she is getting ready to potty train, or is she simply telling us she doesn't like a dirty diaper??

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When to Potty Train?

I have twin girls, almost 18 months old. One of my daughters is constantly...

Preventative Care

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6 Year Old Coughing Only at Night

My 6 year old has asthma and i know this, but this is new to me... She has been coughing only at night. it starts pretty much from the time i lay her down until about 5 in the morning. I havent asked my mom yet if i did this (also asmatic) but i will. I just wanted to ask you mommas what you think could be going on. She coughs a few times in the day but has done it all night every night for about a week now. thanks moms! ps she is not on any asthma meds and hasnt been for over a year

Reproductive

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My 5 Year Old Refuses to Eat

Hi, my 5 year old refuses to eat nearly everything I put in front of him. He likes Hamburger Helper, PB&J, Hamburgers, Tacos, Macaroni, Chicken Nuggets and fries. Other than that he won't eat. I have made him sit there "until the food is gone" but he will just put the food in his cheek and let it turn to mush. I finnally will just let him spit it out. I have taken things away, and I will not make him a seperate meal. He will gag at the table or even puke on his plate. He will tell me he doesn't like what I've made before he even knows what...

Respiratory

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Upper Respiratory Infection

I have a 7 month old daughter and a 3 year old daughter that are both sick. I'm more concerned about my baby because she can't take medicine like my 3 year old can. She is so stuffed up, can hardly breathe, stopped wanting to eat baby food, only will be nursed but not as often as usual, lost a little weight, only wants to be held by mom, not wanting to play, has a very bad cough, just lost her voice today, and doesn't want to sleep but when she does not for long. I keep cleaning her nose by using drops and then use a sucker to clean it out...

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Help with Pneumonia

Hi all, my son will be 4 in October and this is his 4th time getting...

Shots & Vaccines

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To Vaccine or Not to Vaccine...

Can you please give me your experience and advice on vaccinations. I have a dear friend with an autism child. He started showing signs of it a little bit after his MMR vaccine. I've heard so many different things about vaccinations. My 2 year old has had all of his and my 17 month old is due for his 18 month vaccines but I'm not sure I want him to have them all at the same time or at all. What are the known health risks and what are you all doing? Thanks!

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To Vaccine or Not?

Hi Moms, you helped me before when my two year old daughter wouldn't brush...

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Opinions on Vaccines

I would like to know what others think about vaccinations. My two year old...

Skin

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My 5 Year Old Has Excema

My 5 year old daughter has excema. When she was an infant, it was so bad that she has scratches all over her face. She was reffered to a determatologist. He gave me some cream w/a prescription in it. This does not help her at all. We have controlled the dryness on her scalp by using T-gel ut her skin is still very dry. Last time we couldn't control the dryness, the doctor put her on steriods for 7 days. I hate the fact that the only way to help her skin is to put her on steriods. I have heard lots of bad thing about steriods. The doctor...

Skin, Hair & Bath Care

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Convincing 5 Year Old to Wipe Own Bum

Ok here is sort of a personal question but I need to ask. My 5 year old is going to kindergarten in the fall and up until now we've wiped her bum after she has pooped. But now she has to learn to do it herself b/c she is old enough and nobody will do it for her in school. We have taught her how to do it but she down right refuses and literally has a fit. We refuse to constantly give in b/c it's time for her to learn plus we are tired of doing it. Also we need to focus on potty training our 2 1/2 yr old this summer before she starts...

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5 Year Old Lying

my daughter has been telling little lies and we catch her all the time when...

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Pre-teen Skin Care

I have a friend whose 10 year daughter is starting to break out, primarily...

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6 Year Old Argues!!!

I have a 6 year old son who argues with EVERYTHING we tell him. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to make it stop?

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6 Year Old Who Snores

My 6 year old daughter has snored for as long as I can remember. I took her...

Social Workers

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Are You a Social Worker or Do You Know One Personally

OK moms, I know I have asked you a lot of things, but this one is for my brother. He is in his third year at CSU and is kinda lost first he wanted to go for water engineering, school teacher and now he is leaning towards social worker. I told him i would ask you moms if you could help him, he has questions to ask about being a social worker. He will probably want to do it through e-mail or phone, so if any one can help him that would be great. Please respond to the post if you can help Thank you in advance C.

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5 Year Old Lying

my daughter has been telling little lies and we catch her all the time when...

Speech Therapy

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Speech Therapy or Not?

I just love this site! You have all helped me so much. My oldest 2 1/2 says words. But no sentences other that bye dada or I love you (in her own way). She repeats things she hears others say, "wheres my shoe" SHOE! Get the ball-BALL! Says hi, hello, pap pap, & some others. Her sister is 6 months younger and I was wondering if she isn't speaking because of her sister being younger & not quite caught up to her, she might be holding her back? Or is it the"twin thing" they have their own language? Shes very bright otherwise, she...

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Speech Delay in Son

My son just turned 2 1/2 and has a speech delay. I went through the...

Stages & Milestones

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Behavior and Discipline for 5 Year Old Boy

I'm at the end of my rope with my almost 5 year old son. No matter what I tell him to do (stop hitting your brother; don't jump on the couch; go wash your hands for dinner, etc.)he just keeps doing what he was doing. When I ask why, he says because he wants to. Then I send him to time out, he mouths off all the way to his time out, I yell, he cries...In the end I always make him do whatever I asked him to in the first place, so its not like his behavior gets him anywhere. I've tried time outs, taking toys away, taking TV away. Nothing...

Support Groups

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6 Year Old Diagnosed with ADHD

My 6 year old has been diagnosed with ADHD. I've been reading studies about children taking Omega-3 fish oil and improving as much as with Ritalin. Has anyone tried fish oil? Did it work? How long did it take until you saw improvement? Does anyone have opinions about the different types of medication for ADHD? I'd rather not give my child a stimulant, but I'd like to know about the pros and cons of the different stimulants if we do decide to use one. Thanks!

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5 Year Old with ADHD

My 5 year old has ADHD and I need some support. He has terrible tantrums and...

Teaching Good Hygiene

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Suggestions for Helping 5 Year Old with Hygiene Issues

I am looking for suggestions to help me teach my 5 year old daughter good hygiene skills. She seems to have trouble with wiping herself although she is at the age where she is perfectly capable of doing so. I try not to be harsh or overly critical with her since I am afraid she will become anxious, but I also feel it is not something I can overlook since it can lead to medical issues like urinary tract infections or worse. Whenever I try to talk to her about it she shuts down and cries. Any suggestions on how to approach this obviously...

Vision

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Help with a Sad 6 Year Old.

I really need some advice. My 6 year old daughter is very sad. I have tried a lot of different things to make her happy including spending one on one time, new kitten, counseling. I really don't know what to do. She is on Topramax for seizure activity. She sees a counselor to help deal with the death of her father ( which sometimes I think going to counseling just keeps bringing up her grief and never lets her get past it). She is very sensitive and her feelings get hurt very easily. She is suddenly shy and gets embarrased very easily. ...

Weight Management

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HCG Weight Loss Program

Has anyone heard of or tried this new weight loss diet? It is supposed to help you loose up to 30lbs in 30 days. I am really considering this, but I am kind of scared with trying something new. I have had 3 children and my youngest is 8 months old. We are not having anymore kids and so I really want to get back down to what I was 5 years ago. I tried the salads for every meal diet along with some excercise for almost 6 months and did not drop one pound. Everyday is a struggle for me. If anyone has ideas or knows anything about this...

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Need to Loose Weight

I have a family reuion to go to in 2 months want to loose 20 pounds by then....

Wisdom Teeth

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Not Removing Wisdom Teeth?

Would I be the only mother in this day and age to NOT have her child have their wisdom teeth removed? My oldest son, about to turn 18, was due to have his wisdom teeth out last year, and then got two concussions playing soccer in two months and developed post-concussion syndrome. It was a long recovery and the last thing I wanted to do was have him go under anesthesia with a brain injury. We've had some EXTREMELY bad anesthesia experiences in our extended family, so I am already very wary of general anesthesia. I have to admit I...

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Wisdom Teeth Removal

Has anyone had their teenager's wisdom teeth removed? If so, did you have...