Health: Preschooler

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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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4 Year Old Daughter Has Been Saying She Is 'Scared' of Everything. Any Ideas?

My 4 year old daughter continually says she is scared in several situations. Mostly, she says she doesn't want to go to sleep without me in her bed because she is scared. This has just started happening within the past 2 months. Weve recently moved so in the beginning I assumed it was because she had a new room. She says she doesn't want to be alone and she is scared, so I usually lay in her bed until she is asleep. However, I dont want this to be a continual thing as she used to get to sleep just fine on her own before. Every time I...

Bladder & Kidney

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4 Year Old I Don't Understand

My kids are usually pretty good but my 4 year old son has been a pain lately he cries and screams about everything you tell him. If you tell him to go to bed he cries. He whines all the time and if you try to talk to him he just screams louder until it gives you a headache. i don't know what to do with his fits and throwing himself on the floor. Help me please

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4 Year Old with UTI

My 4-year old daughter started a bad habit last fall of waiting until the...

Broken Bones & Sprains

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4 Year Old with Broken Leg

My 4 year old son fractured a bone in his foot and cannot bear wieght for 5 to 6 weeks. We are on day 4 and he is going a little stir crazy. I need ideas for activities he can do without walking. I also have a 10 month old and a 2 year old so for the most part they need to be at home as I am unable to carry both my 4 year old and the baby and keep the 2 year old with me. I would also prefer activiteis that don't recquire my constant help as I am pretty busy.

Checkup

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4 Year Old Behavior

I am wondering if any of you have experienced some of these characteristics with your 4 year old (I have a boy). He can't stand tags in his clothing, socks are too tight, pants are too tight (even though they are not.....), no long sleeve shirts (can't stand them!). Behaviors he has are: tantrums....screaming, yelling, and hitting the bedroom door...etc... when we are transitioning him from one thing to the next...and he is not happy about the next event. We also are hearing from others that he is bugging other kids who are next to him...

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4 Year Old & ADHD

My son is now 4 1/2 years old and has always been a very well-behaved little...

Childhood Illnesses

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4 Year Old I Don't Understand

My kids are usually pretty good but my 4 year old son has been a pain lately he cries and screams about everything you tell him. If you tell him to go to bed he cries. He whines all the time and if you try to talk to him he just screams louder until it gives you a headache. i don't know what to do with his fits and throwing himself on the floor. Help me please

Children's Hospital

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My 3 Year Old Will Not Eat

My 3 year old has not had a fruit or vegetable since he came off baby food 2 years ago and for the past month he does not have BM (lack of fiber)unless he takes a oral laxative. I do not know what to do? The doctor says to give him mineral oil but he will not take that! Anyone have any ideas on this?

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ADHD In 3 Year Old

We have been observing our 3 year old for the last year and 1/2 for signs of...

Dental

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4 Year Old Needs to Go to Preschool...

Hi Moms~ I am having trouble deciding about preschool and I could use some advice, particularly from those of you with a background in child development! My 4 year old is definitely ready for preschool. Problem is, he is very shy and hesitant to join a group of children or talk to another child, but once he does, he has a ball! I am expecting a huge battle. He has recently changed his view from "I don't want to grow up" to "I can't wait to go to school", but he is often brave right up until the last second, then chickens out! My...

Development

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4 Year Old Refusing Preschool

My 4 year old is suddenly refusing to go to her preschool. My question is: should I make my daugther go? Background: this is her first time at preschool, because of her birthdate she will have to go to preschool again this fall instead of entering Kindergarten. I don't want to turn her off from school. I've tried encouraging her on many levels to get her excited about going. She is too smart to be persuaded, with witty come-back to refute my remarks. I've driven to the school and got her inside but she wouldn't go in the room and ran...

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Hyper 4 Year Old

My 4 year old daughter is so hyper at times and I'm starting to loose my...

Diapers & Diaper Changing

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Potty Training NOT Going Well with 3 Year Old

Hi All! We are trying to potty train our 3 year old right now. This is NOT the first attempt we have made at this. I tried starting when he was 2 and he just didn't seem ready. I tried again at 2-1/2 and seemed to be making a little headway and then he really began to fight it. He turned 3 in February and I know he is ready this time, but he is fighting it tooth and nail. Every now and then he will get excited and want to sit on the potty, but rarely does anything happen. When I try to get him to sit on the potty at regular intervals...

Digestion

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Infant Food Confusion

Hopefully someone out there in cyberspace can clear some of this up for me. It seems like some of the information I've read in parenting books and magazines is contradictory to what is available out there in the stores for feeding infants. (1) The books tell you that strawberries are one of the "highly allergic" foods and that you shouldn't be giving them to kids under the age of 1. Right there on the shelf at the supermarket is a container of stage 2 food that has bananas and strawberries, with no warning on the label. Gerber...

Dr. Visits

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4 Year Old Behavior

I am wondering if any of you have experienced some of these characteristics with your 4 year old (I have a boy). He can't stand tags in his clothing, socks are too tight, pants are too tight (even though they are not.....), no long sleeve shirts (can't stand them!). Behaviors he has are: tantrums....screaming, yelling, and hitting the bedroom door...etc... when we are transitioning him from one thing to the next...and he is not happy about the next event. We also are hearing from others that he is bugging other kids who are next to him...

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4 Year Old & ADHD

My son is now 4 1/2 years old and has always been a very well-behaved little...

Early Intervention

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4 Year Old Behavior

I am wondering if any of you have experienced some of these characteristics with your 4 year old (I have a boy). He can't stand tags in his clothing, socks are too tight, pants are too tight (even though they are not.....), no long sleeve shirts (can't stand them!). Behaviors he has are: tantrums....screaming, yelling, and hitting the bedroom door...etc... when we are transitioning him from one thing to the next...and he is not happy about the next event. We also are hearing from others that he is bugging other kids who are next to him...

Eye Glasses

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4 Year Old Wants to Pee All the Time

Hi Moms, My 4 year old daughter started to behave weird in the last week. She tries to go pee very often. Sometimes she may go as often as 4 times in an hour, some other time she would forget about it and behave normal for about half a day, but then she would go back to the potty thing. She says that it does not hurt when she pees, she just wants to pee. I took her to a doctor, and the doctor did not find any infections. She said that "sometimes kids just do that". But I am still worried. Did any of you have similar experiences with your...

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3 Year Old Stuttering

My 3 year old son began stuttering when he fiirst turned three and it lasted...

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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Fitness

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Homeschooling a 3 Year Old

Any advice on starting a cuuriculum for my 3 year old. I'm a SAHM and our budget is slim, right now I can't afford to get him into half day preschool. The least expensive I've found is $95 a week. So I've been seriously thinking of homeschooling him. What advice, websites and curriculum can be beneficial and easy to teach. Thanks moms

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Unruly 3 Year Old

I wrote a couple of weeks ago and i really need some advise. My 3 year old...

Foot & Toe

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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 I am a cashier and all i do is walk at work and i have a 4 year old at home all day so i don't get much rest. I haven't missed work because of it. I have an appt with the doctor in a couple days he is gonna do xrays. Anyone have any suggestions what it could be and also does anyone think I will have to miss any work for this.

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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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How to Teach Potty Hygiene???

My daughter, 3 years old last September, is potty trained. Yay for us. This has, thankfully, been a non-issue for some time. But I have been helping her "wipe" when she goes "big potty," (poop) since forever, and have always taught her to "pat-pat-pat" when she goes pee. Her aim at the pat-pat-pat is painfully ineffective, but I supposed I remember when I was young, I didn't even remember wiping when I went pee as a little girl, lol! Now that she has moved up into a new class room at day care with 3-4 year olds, the teachers don't help...

Hair

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Hair Care for an Active 3 Year Old

I would like advice - my 3 year old daughter has beautiful long hair that falls in ringlet curls. However, I am having difficulty brushing it because she screams the whole time I do this. We tried 2 different varieties of "no more tangles" and she doesn't like the smell. I am considering just cutting it until she is a bit older. Any ideas to help me keep my sanity in the morning? Thank you!

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Baby Hair Care

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

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Hair Falling Out

hi every one i don't know if any one else has this problem but my hair is...

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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Underweight 3-Year Old

My son, while on his growth curve, is in the 1 percentile for his age (3-1/4 years old weighing 26 pounds). His brother and sister are in the 10th percentile and my husband and I are pretty thin as well, so I'm not expecting a big kid. It does worry me though that he's consistently below the curve.Any suggestions on high-calorie healthy foods or tips on fattening him up a bit? Thanks.

Home Remedies

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My 3 Year Old Doesn't Sleep

Please help, I'm so frustrated, I just want to cry. My 3 year old doesn't seem to sleep more than 8-9 hours in a 24 hour period. Aren't kids this age supposed to get 11-12 hours of sleep in a day? She's been out of her crib for two months, and she started preschool earlier this week. Our bedtime routine is a nightmare (for me), and it has been for a while, not just recently. I start with the end of her TV show at 8:15, then it's brushing her teeth, which usually takes 15 minutes to half an hour because she doesn't want to cooperate,...

Illnesses

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Unruly 3 Year Old

I wrote a couple of weeks ago and i really need some advise. My 3 year old girl is completely out of control. She does not listen to anyone, she is horribly bratty, and has no regard for anyone else. When we are with other children, she will rip toys away from them, push them, and is ALWAYS the boss. But, she is the first to cry when someone else does something to her that she doesn't like. She has started talking baby talk all the time. It's not an attention thing, because I give her attention 24/7 and try very hard to be patient. ...

Illnesses & Symptoms

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3 Year Old Runny Nose & Preschool?

Both of my boys 17.5mths & 3 years old have had a chronic congestion since January. They both had croup at the end of January and it seems they have never 'fully' recovered. I am confused on whether I should take my 3 year old in for his, when he seems otherwise healthy and oblivious to the nasal congestion/runny nose. I'm only contemplating taking him in, because the last two times I've picked him up from preschool, I've gotten "He's nose was really runny again today". My son only goes to preschool one day a week, and I kept him out 2...

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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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My 3 Year Old Is Constipated

Hi there, I have a problem that I need help with. I have a 3 year old girl who has been potty trained, but is having trouble going potty for #2. She states that she holds it in because it hurts. I give her prune juice every morning and also she loves to eat dried prunes, but is doesn't seem to help her, she is constatnly afraid that it will hurt. I have explained to her that she needs to let it out, but no success yet. Does anybody have any suggestions? I would truly appreciate it. Thanks in advance.

Mental Health

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3 Year Old Prescribed Adderall- HELP!!!!

After the last 18 months or so we finally have some answers to our sons ourbursts and radical behavior. Our 3 year old has been diagnosed with Autism and his Dr. put him on Adderall yesterday. I am new to all of this and am having some real issues giving my child a drug of this magnitude. Our son is Only 3 years old and has had some behavioral issues for the last 18 months or so. His fits of rage even scared me at first not because he is violent but because he just gets so involved in him self and can and will not get over what ever...

Potty Training

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Ready to Potty Train but Not Walking Yet!

My 17 month old is already showing signs of readiness to potty train. Every time she wets herself or otherwise, she takes off her dirty diaper and says "ca ca" one day during nap time she took of her diaper and went poop in her crib "yuck". She definatly doesn't want to go in her diapers. But, here's my problem she still refuses to walk!I've tried everything!!! She won't use her little push walker(too fast) or push a chair (too difficult). She will only walk while holding both of your hands or holding onto a piece of furniture. If you let...

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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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Hair Care for an Active 3 Year Old

I would like advice - my 3 year old daughter has beautiful long hair that falls in ringlet curls. However, I am having difficulty brushing it because she screams the whole time I do this. We tried 2 different varieties of "no more tangles" and she doesn't like the smell. I am considering just cutting it until she is a bit older. Any ideas to help me keep my sanity in the morning? Thank you!

Reproductive

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3 Year Old Prescribed Adderall- HELP!!!!

After the last 18 months or so we finally have some answers to our sons ourbursts and radical behavior. Our 3 year old has been diagnosed with Autism and his Dr. put him on Adderall yesterday. I am new to all of this and am having some real issues giving my child a drug of this magnitude. Our son is Only 3 years old and has had some behavioral issues for the last 18 months or so. His fits of rage even scared me at first not because he is violent but because he just gets so involved in him self and can and will not get over what ever...

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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4 Year Old Son Having Behavior Problems

Does anyone have any suggestions to help me out with my 4 year old son. While picking him up from daycare last week, the teacher told me that he is having behavioral problems. I also found out that he has still been in the 3 yr old room. He is not listening at all, he does not seem to understand that there are consequences for his actions, either good or bad. She suggested that I atake him to the pediatrician, which I am doing this Wednesday. I am just scared the doctor will try to put him on medication, which I really don't want. They...

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4 Year Old Behavior

I am wondering if any of you have experienced some of these characteristics...

Skin, Hair & Bath Care

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4 Year Old Son Having Behavior Problems

Does anyone have any suggestions to help me out with my 4 year old son. While picking him up from daycare last week, the teacher told me that he is having behavioral problems. I also found out that he has still been in the 3 yr old room. He is not listening at all, he does not seem to understand that there are consequences for his actions, either good or bad. She suggested that I atake him to the pediatrician, which I am doing this Wednesday. I am just scared the doctor will try to put him on medication, which I really don't want. They...

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Board Game Suggestions for 3 Year Old / Preschooler

Looking for more fun games to play with my 3 year old. We already have Bingo, Memory, Matching Game, Fishing Game, and Hungry Hippos. Are there any other games out there that are fun for both parents and kids? It's such a good way for us to spend time together as a family, especially since it's a calm activity before bedtime! Any suggestions would be appreciated! Thanks!

Social Workers

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4 Year Old Behavior

I am wondering if any of you have experienced some of these characteristics with your 4 year old (I have a boy). He can't stand tags in his clothing, socks are too tight, pants are too tight (even though they are not.....), no long sleeve shirts (can't stand them!). Behaviors he has are: tantrums....screaming, yelling, and hitting the bedroom door...etc... when we are transitioning him from one thing to the next...and he is not happy about the next event. We also are hearing from others that he is bugging other kids who are next to him...

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4 Year Old & Funerals

My husband's grandmother died today and our 4 year old was quite close with...

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My 3 Year Old

my three year old son is out of control. he is violent with me he hits and...

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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"Potty Training" My 3 Year Old Son!

I'm looking for advice/ideas on how to Potty Train my 3 year old son. How do I know he's ready? At times I think I am influenced by other family and friends that comment on him not being potty trained. At the moment I am a stay at home mom so i'm thinking this is a great time to get started. Any advice would be helpful! Thanks!

Support Groups

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Unruly 3 Year Old

I wrote a couple of weeks ago and i really need some advise. My 3 year old girl is completely out of control. She does not listen to anyone, she is horribly bratty, and has no regard for anyone else. When we are with other children, she will rip toys away from them, push them, and is ALWAYS the boss. But, she is the first to cry when someone else does something to her that she doesn't like. She has started talking baby talk all the time. It's not an attention thing, because I give her attention 24/7 and try very hard to be patient. ...

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4 Year Old Behavior

I am wondering if any of you have experienced some of these characteristics...

Teaching Good Hygiene

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Help with 4 Year Old

I need some advice. My 4 year old has been potty trained for awhile now and now all she does is pee herself. I feel like ive tried everything i know But she starts school next year and i dont want this to continue but i feel lost. Can anyone help me!

Vision

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Does My Son Need Glasses?

My 7 yr old complains that his eyes hurt and sometimes of headaches. I am thinking he may need glasses. I also catch him squinting his eyes every once in a while. How do I know if he needs glasses? Also do pediatricians test for this or does he need to see an eye dr? Thanks!

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Hyper 4 Year Old

i have an extremely hyper 4 year old who honestly makes me batty at times....

Weight Management

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I'm Tired of Looking like I Do!

And this is not just about having a post baby body - I've been struggling with my body for years now. I do have 2 children, 4 and 1 yrs old. I'm lucky that I am naturally skinny, but certainly not naturally toned. I am tired of being flabby. I am an avid exerciser, and am so sick of having all my work at the gym go down the drain. It's my diet! I love pasta, bread, chocolate, cereal, crackers, etc - all the carb stuff. UGH. I'm not one to pig out on pizza, cake, Doritos, McDonald's, etc, but obviously what I am doing is not working...

Wisdom Teeth

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Having My Wisdom Teeth Taken Out

I'm having all four of my wisdom teeth taken out next week. I know one if not two of them will have to be cut out. The other two will be removed, but I'm not sure how (and won't know until I get there & we get the x-ray done). My question is, how long can I expect to be "out of commission"? I'm a SAHM of four & I don't have a great pain tolerance. I'm just wondering how long it will take me to be up & going again after having this done? I'm trying to prepare ahead of time (makes some meals, get the house together, arrange for...