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Hyperactivity in children. How to react or cope up?

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Hi. My son is 4.8 yrs old. He is always upto something. He does potty once in 4days. Is this digesti....

Hi. My son is 4.8 yrs old. He is always upto something. He does potty once in 4days. Is this digestion problem? It is very very difficult to make him sit to do something as he is always so restless. I really dont know what to do.

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Going potty oncei n four days is a sign of digestion problems. Does constipation run in your family? Is he drinking enough fulids? What about his food habits? Hope you are including leafy vegetables,frutis, fibre rich foods in his diet! Do consult your doctor on this. It is quite normal for children of his age to be restless as they are busy absorbing information and their surroundings. Include outdoor play in his daily routine. Give him activites like running, jumping, climbing tairs, playing with ball or balloon etc. Involve him in household chores. Let him assist you. Introduce art and book reading. Both these will help in calming and focussing too. Provide puzzles and playdoh. Have a sandbox in the balcony area. 2018-09-04 15:01:30
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hi.my daughter is 1.5year old and she is very hyperactive..she can not sit at one place also she can....

hi.my daughter is 1.5year old and she is very hyperactive..she can not sit at one place also she can not play with toysfor a minute ..thats why i cannot understand interest also.she is liking to oplay in water and get wet..even she wants everything whatever my elder daughter had.,i m giving both of same but she is trying to Health Drink everything if not given she becomes cranky and cried lot..pls help me

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At her rage attention span is hardly two minutes. Hence she will keep playing with different things. Playing with water is very very common. Children love to play in water. It is also normal to demand what others have. Gently and patiently talk to her. She will understand when your tone is firm and when you look into her eyes. 2018-09-04 15:04:03
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Observe when she gets cranky. Children get cranky when they are hungry or nearing sleep time. You can then deal accordingly 2018-09-04 15:04:38
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When she throws a tantrum remove her from the scene. when she calms down talk to her. 2018-09-04 15:05:12
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Hi my son is 6yrs old and is super active child. He just cannot sit at a place and keeps troubling o....

Hi my son is 6yrs old and is super active child. He just cannot sit at a place and keeps troubling others by his mischief.. he is also in a habit of hitting other kids. pls help!!

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Children hit when they are afraid or overwhelmed. It may seem contradictory to you but it is the truth. Observe when he is hitting. What makes him do so? So he has to be then guided on how to check his emotions- which could be fear or anger. Immediately remove him from the scene. When he calms down take him to the other child and both of you apologise- we are sorry. The key is that you remain calm, breathedeeply. Your calmness will help him calm too 2018-09-04 15:08:07
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At home discuss the situation. brainstorm for better behaviour. Role play with him and make him practise the right behaviour 2018-09-04 15:08:46
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He has to be entrusted with enough activities. This would ensure that he keeps himself away from mischief or troubling others. 2018-09-04 15:09:41
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Outdoor play is a must. 2018-09-04 15:10:13
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hii my son is 1.5 years old..he does not show any interest in food..plz help me out to make him eat....

hii my son is 1.5 years old..he does not show any interest in food..plz help me out to make him eat properly..i tried almost everything..

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You would get a lot more suggestions if you post this in our nutrition corner. Some children are fussy eaters. Children at this age also go through preferences. Ask your child what he wants to eat.You will be surprised because he is capable of choosing. Give him two options at a time 2018-09-04 15:12:45
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Do you want to eat now or after ten minutes? Do you want bread or roti? 2018-09-04 15:13:15
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It is important that you provide the options. Children may not like veggies hence conceal them in sandwich or puris or cutlets. 2018-09-04 15:13:53
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Instead of offering big meals divide into smaller portions or like finger food nd keep it where he can access 2018-09-04 15:14:20
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He may pick apiece and eat as he moves around. Do not get stressed. When a child is hungry or thirsty it will automatically eat/drink- the portion or type may not be what we want 2018-09-04 15:15:15
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Hi, I have a similar qyestion as Puja Mehra has asked. My son us 5 year old abd only child. He fies....

Hi, I have a similar qyestion as Puja Mehra has asked. My son us 5 year old abd only child. He fies not hit kuds but he hits us a lot. Neither he sits at obd pkace for more tgan 5 min nor fies he allow us. he always keeos bothering us. I am working but whatever time he stays with me he just dont want to listen. He stays wuth my mother but does not bother her too much as he does with me and his dad. pks help.

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This is clearly attention seeking. for children attention i equal to love. He is demanding his attention through such behaviour. You notice him when he does this. Hence now on make it a point to spend exclusive time with him and for him alone 2018-09-04 15:16:37
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chat with him, play with him and laugh with him. Observe what he talks orsays. Appreciate his efforts. 2018-09-04 15:17:08
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Gradually he will understand that you love him a lot though you are busy. His little mind is reassured. 2018-09-04 15:17:43
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Tell him stories, read out to him stories too. 2018-09-04 15:18:00
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It is natural that children get restless at his age. He needs a lot of outdoor play and activities suited to his age and energy. 2018-09-04 15:18:34
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hi my daughter is 3.8 month yr.. sometimes she screams for small thing and adamant for what she want....

hi my daughter is 3.8 month yr.. sometimes she screams for small thing and adamant for what she wants.. also throws the items on floor... what can be calm her and how to overcome this..

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hii maam... my son is 4.6 yrs old & he is having autism...therapies r going on but his hyperactivity....

hii maam... my son is 4.6 yrs old & he is having autism...therapies r going on but his hyperactivity is not becoming less... as per the therapist we r doing ball exercises...i have some queries ..pls help me in this regard: what r the process to lessen the hyperactivity in children heard that eating sweets increases hyperactivity,is it true? pls help regards

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Hi my daugther is 3.5 and she is really hyperactive,stubborn.Only tv can calm her.She used to like c....

Hi my daugther is 3.5 and she is really hyperactive,stubborn.Only tv can calm her.She used to like coluring but now she does not do it.Also not even writing.

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TV time has to be limited. It has replaced other activities. Obviously a tv is more interesting than colouring etc. 2018-09-04 15:19:57
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its really though to calm her down 2018-09-04 15:20:26
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Set a routine for her. Allot time slots for all activities once she returns from school including play and entertainment. Create an incentive based system 2018-09-04 15:20:45
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Put up a chart with columns. Reward proper behavior with star or sticker 2018-09-04 15:21:14
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tried but she never likes to be tied in routine 2018-09-04 15:21:17
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Well she has no choice dose she? You have to inculcate proper habits. hence make it incentive based. If she gets five stars she can have half hour extra tv time in the weekend 2018-09-04 15:21:59
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done she takes the chart n scribble on it tring to make good stars herslef and whrn she cant and her bad baby star increases she cries 2018-09-04 15:22:01
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Let her cry. Ignore. Ignore her tantrums. when she knows she cannot get her way she willstop 2018-09-04 15:22:35
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Keep the chart or diary with you. be near and around so that you mark the star 2018-09-04 15:22:56
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Allowing children to cry is not harmful if it is a tantrum cry 2018-09-04 15:23:08
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Show he little videos on how screen time can harm the brain and developments 2018-09-04 15:23:28
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i live in a joint family so that is not ignored 2018-09-04 15:23:40
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Once children see such true videos they are more understanding 2018-09-04 15:23:47
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Ask your husband to help you out. Talk t him .Discuss your goalso n parenting and for your child 2018-09-04 15:24:11
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than i am the villion for her who is scolding and not listening to her 2018-09-04 15:24:19
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If he supports you then it becomes easier 2018-09-04 15:24:26
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he is supportive but not at home most of the times so that is not possible 2018-09-04 15:24:56
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You do not need to scold. You can use a gentle tone. but adhere to the rules.Do not keep changing 2018-09-04 15:25:01
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Make it a point to spend time with her to build your rapport. 2018-09-04 15:25:23
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Use this exclusive time to hang out with her. 2018-09-04 15:25:37
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Allot just 20 minutes for writing, 20 for studying, 20 for revision. Sit with herso that he sticks to the routine 2018-09-04 15:26:02
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Your fear is that she will consider you a villain. Children are smart. Be consistent. You have to look at the long term goal 2018-09-04 15:27:03
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ok will do that...but she doeant listen to me 2018-09-04 15:27:40
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Make her homework time an interactive session. Learning oughtto be acitivty based to retain her interest 2018-09-04 15:27:42
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She will respect and listen if you are firm, if you do not nag , if you do not scream or scold 2018-09-04 15:28:09
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Hence that exclusive time is important 2018-09-04 15:28:18
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Being calm and patient and loving during stressful time will win her over slowly. Set consequences. Do not change. Follow through 2018-09-04 15:29:12
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Use story telling method to discuss values 2018-09-04 15:29:38
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Hii, my son is 4yrs old.. He can not sit a one place and can not play a toy for minute.. he can not....

Hii, my son is 4yrs old.. He can not sit a one place and can not play a toy for minute.. he can not attention for study.. plzz help

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Set clear rules and expectations for your child. Create daily routines to provide structure. This is most important. Allot time slots for every activity from the time they wake up to sleep. Break directions and tasks into smaller chunks. Prepare checklists, picture schedules and sticky notes to help your child remain focussed, organized and getting things done. Teach them to tick off the tasks as they complete. Use rewards- As they finish the tasks for the day, reward with a glow sticker/star. At the end of the week treat them to an extra hour of play or entertainment. Allow for flexibility during homework time for movement breaks. Allot time slots of 30 min (this time can differ based on your child) + 5 min break. During the break allow the child to move or stretch, walk, run, climb stairs, play with the stress ball or kick around a soft ball. Some would like to do art/craft. Keep a side project where the child can keep coming to it during the break. What is important is the movement. Spotting a letter from a given magazine or newspaper article can reinforce focus. Create an organized homework and study area. Keep the study table facing a wall to minimise distraction. There may be changes in the schedule. It would be beneficial to keep them aware of the changes ahead of schedule. Mental preparation is important. 2018-09-04 15:31:03
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Simple Ways to Improve Your Child’s Focus Play “Freeze! Focus!” (a variation of the Statue game) Try playing a round of the game of “Freeze! Focus!” When he’s least expecting it, say, “Freeze! Focus!” and have him freeze in place (start with 10 seconds and build your way up). When time is up, ask him to describe three things he saw while he was frozen. Eventually, you can put up signs around the house that list rules and chores and ask him to focus on them while he’s frozen. Musical moments Try creating a tune to letters while your child is spelling out a word. Clap and chant to a beat to accompany the natural rhythm of your child’s chores. Experiment with your child’s favorite songs for a fun, low-stress way to build concentration. Experimental corner Designate a small area in your house for the following activities so you can say,’ ok now iti s time for us to go to the ‘experimental corner’ In this corner you can do all sorts of puzzles, crossword, scrabble, sudoku with your child. Children usually come up with interesting projects. I know one child who loves to sculpt on chalks. Another one collects matchstick box covers and arranges them interestingly. One child collects dead leaves. So go alongwith yourchild’s interests and and you will be just so amazed. Other activities can be art/craft, martial art, dance, music, robotics etc. House hold chores to entertain hyperactive kids: They are best at physical activities. Washing the car/scooter/bike Playing with pets / walking the dog Cleaning the house Gardening Throwing the trash Setting the table/ helping in the kitchen 2018-09-04 15:31:39
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my daughter 5 years old she thought like metured person she watching tv and mobile she understandin....

my daughter 5 years old she thought like metured person she watching tv and mobile she understanding each and every situation she acting like those she show more interest to make up she can not sit one place also she does not respect any one some time she told lay. my qestion is how to handle her?

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Reduce the screen time please as it will impact their cognitive development. Children do not listen when they are not heard. Are you listening to your child? Are you giving her enough attention. zfo children attention is equal to love 2018-09-04 15:34:47
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Enrol her in art or any after school activities for an hour to reign in focusand energy. 2018-09-04 15:35:15
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Outdoor play is very important. She needs to burn energy. enlist her help in household chores too. Give her an home assistant badge. She will be proud and happy to assist. 2018-09-04 15:36:21
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my daughter is 5 years old, she cant sit an one place her father shouts her and also beats if she do....

my daughter is 5 years old, she cant sit an one place her father shouts her and also beats if she dont listen. as i hav 2 month small baby i sumtimes ignore her. but vo bht ghusse wali or ziddi ho gaye hai . uski baat na suno to jo bhi saman rehga fek degi ya mar ti hai. what should i do. please help me out her father is short tempered, she is just like her father

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Aggressive behaviour will not help. She is enacting the behaviour that she is seeing around her. Children do as we do and not as we say. 2018-09-04 15:38:34
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Set a routine for her . Allot time for her activities includingplay time. reward stars when she completes. Appreciate her efforts. 2018-09-04 15:39:05
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when she gatehrs five stars give her a treat 2018-09-04 15:39:14
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This will inculcate proper habits. 2018-09-04 15:39:23
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Discuss with your husband and what would help in reducing anger. Maybe you need extra help. If there is someone to look after your baby then yo ucan spend sometime with your older one 2018-09-04 15:40:15
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This is clearly attention seeking behaviour. For her attention is equal to love. She will resent her brother also soon if you do not handle this 2018-09-04 15:40:51
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Both you and spouse have to practise patience and love. She is a small child hungering for attention. Give her that and she will listen to you. Practise deep breathing to remain calm. MOva away if yo uare angry. After a minute get back to her 2018-09-04 15:42:22
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hi, My son is 6 years old. he is very hyperactive.he is diagonised with d vitamin deficiency and mil....

hi, My son is 6 years old. he is very hyperactive.he is diagonised with d vitamin deficiency and mild eye sight. he is very impatient,impulsi r and cries very often. he hits me sometimes when he is so angry. we are giving him medicines for his d vitamin deficiency. he gets distracted very easily.not paying concentration in school.pls suggest.

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You have to be very empathetic and patient. 2018-09-04 15:43:38
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Simple Ways to Improve Your Child’s Focus Play “Freeze! Focus!” (a variation of the Statue game) Try playing a round of the game of “Freeze! Focus!” When he’s least expecting it, say, “Freeze! Focus!” and have him freeze in place (start with 10 seconds and build your way up). When time is up, ask him to describe three things he saw while he was frozen. Eventually, you can put up signs around the house that list rules and chores and ask him to focus on them while he’s frozen. Musical moments Try creating a tune to letters while your child is spelling out a word. Clap and chant to a beat to accompany the natural rhythm of your child’s chores. Experiment with your child’s favorite songs for a fun, low-stress way to build concentration. Experimental corner Designate a small area in your house for the following activities so you can say,’ ok now iti s time for us to go to the ‘experimental corner’ In this corner you can do all sorts of puzzles, crossword, scrabble, sudoku with your child. Children usually come up with interesting projects. I know one child who loves to sculpt on chalks. Another one collects matchstick box covers and arranges them interestingly. One child collects dead leaves. So go alongwith yourchild’s interests and and you will be just so amazed. Other activities can be art/craft, martial art, dance, music, robotics etc. House hold chores to entertain hyperactive kids: They are best at physical activities. Washing the car/scooter/bike Playing with pets / walking the dog Cleaning the house Gardening Throwing the trash Setting the table/ helping in the kitchen 2018-09-04 15:43:42
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my son is 6.4yrs old,he is hyperactive child...he can't concentrate on anything like in school or at....

my son is 6.4yrs old,he is hyperactive child...he can't concentrate on anything like in school or at home even for 5mins...Is he does something wrong he doesn't accept his mistakes but later on after calming down he understands but again in the same kind of situation he misbehaves . he doesn't even keep his things or toys in its place.. pl advice

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Simple Ways to Improve Your Child’s Focus Play “Freeze! Focus!” (a variation of the Statue game) Try playing a round of the game of “Freeze! Focus!” When he’s least expecting it, say, “Freeze! Focus!” and have him freeze in place (start with 10 seconds and build your way up). When time is up, ask him to describe three things he saw while he was frozen. Eventually, you can put up signs around the house that list rules and chores and ask him to focus on them while he’s frozen. Musical moments Try creating a tune to letters while your child is spelling out a word. Clap and chant to a beat to accompany the natural rhythm of your child’s chores. Experiment with your child’s favorite songs for a fun, low-stress way to build concentration. Experimental corner Designate a small area in your house for the following activities so you can say,’ ok now iti s time for us to go to the ‘experimental corner’ In this corner you can do all sorts of puzzles, crossword, scrabble, sudoku with your child. Children usually come up with interesting projects. I know one child who loves to sculpt on chalks. Another one collects matchstick box covers and arranges them interestingly. One child collects dead leaves. So go alongwith yourchild’s interests and and you will be just so amazed. Other activities can be art/craft, martial art, dance, music, robotics etc. House hold chores to entertain hyperactive kids: They are best at physical activities. Washing the car/scooter/bike Playing with pets / walking the dog Cleaning the house Gardening Throwing the trash Setting the table/ helping in the kitchen 2018-09-04 15:45:27
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Enroll him in outdoor activities. discuss with is teacher o n his hyperactivity. if it is very unusual you could consult a special educator or a clinical psychologist for an assessement 2018-09-04 15:46:44
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Most importanti s that you cultivate patience when dealing with him. Provide a structure and routine for him. It will help him a lot 2018-09-04 15:47:21
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Set clear rules and expectations for your child. Create daily routines to provide structure. This is most important. Allot time slots for every activity from the time they wake up to sleep. Break directions and tasks into smaller chunks. Prepare checklists, picture schedules and sticky notes to help your child remain focussed, organized and getting things done. Teach them to tick off the tasks as they complete. Use rewards- As they finish the tasks for the day, reward with a glow sticker/star. At the end of the week treat them to an extra hour of play or entertainment. Allow for flexibility during homework time for movement breaks. Allot time slots of 30 min (this time can differ based on your child) + 5 min break. During the break allow the child to move or stretch, walk, run, climb stairs, play with the stress ball or kick around a soft ball. Some would like to do art/craft. Keep a side project where the child can keep coming to it during the break. What is important is the movement. Spotting a letter from a given magazine or newspaper article can reinforce focus. Create an organized homework and study area. Keep the study table facing a wall to minimise distraction. There may be changes in the schedule. It would be beneficial to keep them aware of the changes ahead of schedule. Mental preparation is important. 2018-09-04 15:47:44
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My kid is 3.6 years old going for nursery. From past 1year he is going to the same school. As he ent....

My kid is 3.6 years old going for nursery. From past 1year he is going to the same school. As he enter the school he cries for 5 min that he wanted to go home . After 5min he is ok with the school and enjoys with his friends. And aslo teacher is complaining that he is not sharing toys with his friends.

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He is just experiencing separation anxiety 2018-09-04 15:48:58
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Please dont be stressed about this. It is normal. It is also temporary 2018-09-04 15:49:21
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He will get over this in due time 2018-09-04 15:49:34
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3.6yrs what r the best after school programs u can suggest 2018-09-04 15:50:59
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Social skills of play and sharing will develop. Sine he seems to be more shy and sensitive he will take time. be encouraging. Role play with him on how to share. Do not nag or pressurise him. He will learn gradually. Grab any opportunity at home to teach him. mentally prepare and prep him up before he leaves for school 2018-09-04 15:51:05
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Art, chess 2018-09-04 15:51:20
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Story telling 2018-09-04 15:51:30
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abacus 2018-09-04 15:51:39
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abacus suits for 3.6? 2018-09-04 15:52:13
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the right age is from five. In case he is able to pick up you could try after discussing with the teacher who is handling 2018-09-04 15:53:40
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ok 2018-09-04 15:53:54
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can u pls suggest me how can I request his teacher to help him in telling good about school 2018-09-04 15:55:12
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because when I am telling him about school he is just telling no no 2018-09-04 15:55:44
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Do not stress him on this. Just be persistent in sending him to school. 2018-09-04 15:57:38
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Ignore his crying as he becomes alright once classes begin 2018-09-04 15:57:52
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he is crying as he is seaprated from you and home 2018-09-04 15:58:02
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he will outgrow the phase 2018-09-04 15:58:12
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does sensory toys help kids with autism to reduce hyperactivity?

does sensory toys help kids with autism to reduce hyperactivity?

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Yes it can but depends on the child You could seek out an Occupational therapist to understand this. Some autistic children do not like certain texture or material. You will have to experiment. 2018-09-04 15:59:37
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My son z hyperactive. He z full of energy..Now a daz something strange z happening with him..He z de....

My son z hyperactive. He z full of energy..Now a daz something strange z happening with him..He z developing OCD towards punishment..pz help how can v resolve this problem

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Try to understand what triggers him on this 2018-09-04 16:01:09
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So sit down with him and discuss the consequences and also how to avoid the punishment 2018-09-04 16:01:38
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Instead of punishments use discipline, positive punishment that will encourage him not to repeat. 2018-09-04 16:02:06
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Remove the fear. Instill love and patience while handling him 2018-09-04 16:02:24
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first and foremost understand your child so that both of you can work together as a team Set clear rules and expectations for your child. Create daily routines to provide structure. This is most important. Allot time slots for every activity from the time they wake up to sleep. Break directions and tasks into smaller chunks. Prepare checklists, picture schedules and sticky notes to help your child remain focussed, organized and getting things done. Teach them to tick off the tasks as they complete. Use rewards- As they finish the tasks for the day, reward with a glow sticker/star. At the end of the week treat them to an extra hour of play or entertainment. Allow for flexibility during homework time for movement breaks. Allot time slots of 30 min (this time can differ based on your child) + 5 min break. During the break allow the child to move or stretch, walk, run, climb stairs, play with the stress ball or kick around a soft ball. Some would like to do art/craft. Keep a side project where the child can keep coming to it during the break. What is important is the movement. Spotting a letter from a given magazine or newspaper article can reinforce focus. Create an organized homework and study area. Keep the study table facing a wall to minimise distraction. There may be changes in the schedule. It would be beneficial to keep them aware of the changes ahead of schedule. Mental preparation is important. 2018-09-04 16:02:47
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Is breast pump useful

Is breast pump useful

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Yes very useful 2018-09-04 16:06:08
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hi...my 3.8 yrs girl very much active.....4rm d mrng she wants to play n play....every ni n thn she....

hi...my 3.8 yrs girl very much active.....4rm d mrng she wants to play n play....every ni n thn she is demanding mood.....she kicks, bite,cry, feeling hungry, always moving hands, legs...does' nt sit prprly, event din' t want to go outside....don' wsnts to write....etc...m very much worried abt her pls pls help....

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You have given into her tantrums hence she is continuing. Set a routine for her from morning to night. This will take time to be adopted by her. But be persistent. Make it incentive based system. reward a star r a sticker when she does it right. Appreciate her good behaviour and effort not just her. Say good job insted of good girl. 2018-09-04 16:08:42
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When she gets fivestars give her a treat. 2018-09-04 16:09:04
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When she resorts to kicking or biting remove her away fro m the scene. Take her to a corner. Name it the stool corner. Put a stool there. Make her sit. when she is sitting hug her and tell her that you love her. Do not scold. If she refuses to come to the corner, you eave the room and get back when he calms down. Then talk to her. Use stories and role play to convey appropriate behaviour and values 2018-09-04 16:11:27
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When you remain calm despite her tantrums she will gradually lessen her behaviour too. 2018-09-04 16:12:04
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Hi my lo is 4.8 yrs. He can't sit in obe place for 1 min. Whenever we go outside like un mall or som....

Hi my lo is 4.8 yrs. He can't sit in obe place for 1 min. Whenever we go outside like un mall or somewhere, he become so restless, he talks continually, sometimes act foolish, he wants all the things. How to handle him

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Mentally prepare him before you set out. Social skills are still underdeveloped at this age. He is just being himself, a child. You have to be very patient. Understand from his perspective. See if you can find a family member to stay with him or to supervise him when you are away. Taking children to malls, cinema, restaurant is tough at this age. They are too small to understand soial behaviour and the manners expected. hence do not get angry or stressed. Rather help him undestand. Role play with him or tell him stories. Braisntorm with him on expected behaviour. Still he may be get excited and forget all these. it is alright. 2018-09-04 16:17:05
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hello mam, my son is 6 years old he is very nice and cooperative bt sometime he become very rigid fo....

hello mam, my son is 6 years old he is very nice and cooperative bt sometime he become very rigid for something n don't want to understand our any word always started crying if we tell him some good things what can I do

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When he becomes rigid means he wants you to understand him or listen to his opinion or view. Respecting a child's needs, his interests is of paramount importance 2018-09-04 16:04:48
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Give him appropriate options and see how he chooses. Listen to him too. Talk to him and find out what has triggered him being upset 2018-09-04 16:05:41
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i have a 3.10 year oldand 2 yr old daughters, the older one s kind of overactive and does not hear u....

i have a 3.10 year oldand 2 yr old daughters, the older one s kind of overactive and does not hear us. She s good at writing and reading but we cannot make her to sit and write..hiw to bring disclipline in the child as she s been watched abnd she does same as the older one so

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first and foremost understand your child so that both of you can work together as a team Set clear rules and expectations for your child. Create daily routines to provide structure. This is most important. Allot time slots for every activity from the time they wake up to sleep. Break directions and tasks into smaller chunks. Prepare checklists, picture schedules and sticky notes to help your child remain focussed, organized and getting things done. Teach them to tick off the tasks as they complete. Use rewards- As they finish the tasks for the day, reward with a glow sticker/star. At the end of the week treat them to an extra hour of play or entertainment. Allow for flexibility during homework time for movement breaks. Allot time slots of 30 min (this time can differ based on your child) + 5 min break. During the break allow the child to move or stretch, walk, run, climb stairs, play with the stress ball or kick around a soft ball. Some would like to do art/craft. Keep a side project where the child can keep coming to it during the break. What is important is the movement. Spotting a letter from a given magazine or newspaper article can reinforce focus. Create an organized homework and study area. Keep the study table facing a wall to minimise distraction. There may be changes in the schedule. It would be beneficial to keep them aware of the changes ahead of schedule. Mental preparation is important. 2018-09-04 16:13:15

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