Health: Tween

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Help with My 13 Year Old Son

It's funny, you know what to say and do when it's not your child.... My 13 year old son is very intellegent. He is in advanced classes, mature, ahead of most 13 year olds. He's 6" tall already etc. At the bus stop he is bullyed by "popular" 12 to 13 year olds that continue to get away with their actions. I've gone to the school about this,(they made up lies to get my son in trouble that wasn't even true, but 4-5 of them backed the lies), to their parents, to no avail. The parents either say: not my child or this is way too much drama for me...

Beauty

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Throwing a Birthday Party for a 13 Year Old Girl!?!?

Hello All! My boss just called and he wants me to put together a birthday party for his daughter who is turning 13. He is a single dad, and is at a loss to what she wants. So since i'm a girl, I guess I should know right? WRONG! I wasn't your "typical" 13 year old, that we have nowadays. I read books, did horsebackriding etc. This girl is going to be picked up in a limo with 10 of her friends and taken to a water park. Afterwards, they are coming to the house, that I have to decorate-but not childishly!! I have daughters, but not...

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13 Year Old Daughter

Hi, I have a beautiful 13 year old daughter. She's a happy kid and loves to...

Bladder & Kidney

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Uti and Catheters

hello moms! my daughter had a uti a couple months ago and since then my pedi has been super proactive about getting all these tests done to make sure she doesn't have kidney problems. last week we had a vcug and an ultrasound done and she has reflux on both sides. the doctor performing the tests and my daughter's pedi said she needs to be on antibiotics for a year and then we have to do the tests again to see if she's outgrown this condition. i just hate for my daughter to be on antibiotics for an entire year, but the doctor said that...

Checkup

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14 Year Old Teenager

I would like to now if what age do you take your 14 year old daughter to the...

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Fear of Dentist

My daughter had open heart surgery a few months ago. At her last check-up...

Childhood Illnesses

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Explaining Illness and Death to Children

Please help me. My 10 year old daughter is having a difficult time accepting her grandmother's fatal illness. It will be a matter of time before she dies. My daughter is angry, hurt and afraid. I have tried to confort her and explain what is going on but she still very upset. Has anyone had this experience? What do you recommend?

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13 Year Old Hermit

My 13 year old son is a hermit. He rarely likes to leave the house. He...

Children's Hospital

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14 Year Old That Has a Lot of Headaches

I have a 14 year old son that has headaches quite often. He wears glasses, so that is not the problem. He comes home from school daily with a headache. I have taken him to the doctor and they have no answers for me. Does any one have this problem. He has had them on and off for 3 or 4 years now.

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12 Year Old

Hello everyone.......I need some advice...I am a single mom ....of a 12 year...

Dental

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14 Year Old That Has a Lot of Headaches

I have a 14 year old son that has headaches quite often. He wears glasses, so that is not the problem. He comes home from school daily with a headache. I have taken him to the doctor and they have no answers for me. Does any one have this problem. He has had them on and off for 3 or 4 years now.

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13 Year Old Hermit

My 13 year old son is a hermit. He rarely likes to leave the house. He...

Development

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Dealing with 12 Year Old Son's Behavior Problems

Hello, I'm looking for suggestions for disciplining my 12 year old son with ADHD. He's usually a good kid but he's been having problems latly at home and at school. This has never been a problem before, but in the last 3 or 4 months, his attitude has really changed. He's mouthy at home and at school and recently have been getting in trouble at school for this problem. He has never been like this in the past (besides normal kid attitude at home once in a while)We've tried grounding, taking things away, taking privlidges away, everything that...

Diapers & Diaper Changing

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Summer for a 12 and 10 Year Old - Leave Them Home Alone?

So my friend has 2 kids - a 12 year old girl and a 10 year old boy. As a family, they take two weeks off during the summer. For the other 6 plus weeks, she plans to leave them home alone while she and her husbad work 9-5 Monday - Friday. There are camps they can send them to that are not expensive (money is not an issue). They will likely go to a one week camp (for sports) for a week or two but that's it. Would you leave you 12 and 10 year old at home for 4+ weeks over the summer? I think they are insane. I think it's insane...

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Tips on Cloth Diapers

I have just taken the first steps in switching over from disposable diapers...

Digestion

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What Products to Use for an Infant Who Has a Rash

Hi I was wondering what products many of you recommend for an infant (2 month old) who has a very bad sandpaper like rash all over her body. Her back is actually peeling today since her skin has been so dry. I did take her to her Pediatrician who ruled out any illness. He stated it may be sensitive skin or she may be having a reaction to a food that I am eating as she also has very bad reflux along with it. I use dreft detergent on all clothes/linens that come into contact with her. I use Eucerin on her skin which does seem to help a...

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Infant Gas Problem

My little girl is now 3.5 weeks old and over the past week she has started...

Dr. Visits

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14 Year Old That Has a Lot of Headaches

I have a 14 year old son that has headaches quite often. He wears glasses, so that is not the problem. He comes home from school daily with a headache. I have taken him to the doctor and they have no answers for me. Does any one have this problem. He has had them on and off for 3 or 4 years now.

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14 Year Old Teenager

I would like to now if what age do you take your 14 year old daughter to the...

Eyes & Vision

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Kids & Glasses

Hi All. I just found out that my 11 year old son needs to wear glasses. ...

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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Bed Time for 10 Year Old

I am the mother of 3 healthy, active children. Recently, my husband and I have been in disagreement about what time my oldest (10 years old) should be allowed to stay up at night. I feel 8:45 for the 10 yr old is good since he must be up at 6:45am to get the bus at 7:30 am for school. I am the one who gets the kids ready for bed, reads to them, makes sure teeth are brushed, etc and my husband travels for work often so he is not home. When he is home he is usually watching TV, especially sports in the evening. But, my husband thinks the...

Foot & Toe

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14 Year Old Thinks Rules Too Strict - NO MORE RESPONSES PLEASE. THANKS for ALL!

My 14 year old daughter seems to think a few of my rules are too strict. So, she asked me if I’d get the opinion of other mothers – particularly those I don’t know personally – and who have daughters her age. The rules she disagree with are as followed: My daughter can only attend two outings per month. Note: This includes things like going to the movies, hanging out at the mall, birthday parties, etc. This also includes spending the night away from home. My daughter thinks she should be allowed to do more each month and...

Good Hygiene

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Being Harassed by CPS Because My 10 Year Old Has a Normal Hygiene Problem

As a parent of a ten year old boy, I've done my research over the last few years as my son has gotten closer to puberty; Both through the web and through family members in many job facets and their experiences that have consistantly told me his behavior is normal. Psychologists, teachers, parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles; They all tell me that for a boy of his age, not caring about his hygiene is normal. Given my own experiences with myself and my brother, I can truthfully say that it's not just boys, it's all children. ...

Hair

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14 Year Old That Has a Lot of Headaches

I have a 14 year old son that has headaches quite often. He wears glasses, so that is not the problem. He comes home from school daily with a headache. I have taken him to the doctor and they have no answers for me. Does any one have this problem. He has had them on and off for 3 or 4 years now.

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11 Year Old Hair

My 11 year old, has the worst dry scalp and the the most oily hair. Mostly...

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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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Dealing with 12 Year Old Son's Behavior Problems

Hello, I'm looking for suggestions for disciplining my 12 year old son with ADHD. He's usually a good kid but he's been having problems latly at home and at school. This has never been a problem before, but in the last 3 or 4 months, his attitude has really changed. He's mouthy at home and at school and recently have been getting in trouble at school for this problem. He has never been like this in the past (besides normal kid attitude at home once in a while)We've tried grounding, taking things away, taking privlidges away, everything that...

Healthcare Providers

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11 Year Old Girl Scout Needs Help with a Poll :)

Hi, I'm a cadette girl scout and i was working on a child care badge and i was wondering if you work full time, half time, or stay at home. Who watching your kids (dad, grandparents, sisters, day care, etc.) and what is the advantages and disadvantages? thank you for your help.

Height & Weight

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My Daughter Afraid of Being Overweight

My daughter is 4'6 and a quarter weighs 74.2 pounds 10 december 11. is she overweight? she seems average. Her 4'3 best friend 9 years old weighs 58 pounds says she overweight! IS SHE?????????

Home Remedies

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12 Year Old Behavior Problems

I am having problems with my 12 year old step son. Last school year he got 3 Fs, 2 Ds and a C. He always lied about having homework. At home, he wont do his chores. There is always a long fight. He says he's too tired, constipated, whatever, and refuses to do it. We have taken priveleges away, grounded him from friends, rewarded him when he does them--nothing seems to work. We've talked to his principal and counselor and teachers at school (I even went to his classes with him and sat at the back to watch his behavior and talk to the...

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Diaper Rash Remedies

Does anyone have any good diaper rash remedies? I've tried the over the...

Illnesses

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12 Year Old Boys...

My girlfriend has a 12 year old boy that is truly driving her nuts. I give as good of advice as I can, but really I raised girls, Im sure its different. Her son, has started "dating" a 13 year old girl (who mom doesnt like hehe), is pretty disrespectful to his mom, he is spoiled with cash & fancy electronics by his Dad that lives in a different city. He wants to "go out" on dates with the girlfriend, I think in groups it should be ok...? He has no experience using transit alone- I think now is a good time to learn... theres a bunch of stuff...

Illnesses & Symptoms

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14 Year Old That Has a Lot of Headaches

I have a 14 year old son that has headaches quite often. He wears glasses, so that is not the problem. He comes home from school daily with a headache. I have taken him to the doctor and they have no answers for me. Does any one have this problem. He has had them on and off for 3 or 4 years now.

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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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Advise on Dr. Prescription

I took my 10 year old son to the doctor with symptoms including a soar throat and stuffy nose. The nurse did a quick strep test that came back negative. When the doctor came in he said it was probably his sinuses. He looked in his ears and found them to be normal. Then he looked in his throat and said that he was going to prescribe him singulair and zyrtec because he felt that my son has allergies and not a virus. This just sounds fishy to me. We have never been told that my son has allergies and now suddenly we are being told that he...

Mental Health

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Mental Health Question About Daughter

Last week my daughter spent a week in a mental health facility for choking her brother, fits of rage, and hearing and seeing things that aren't really there. She was diagnosed with mood disorder, bipolar, and psychosis. They put her on risperidone and requested she see a psychologist and psychiatrist weekly. Now to my questions: 1. She has missed a large amount of school and even though they are all excused they are still concerned about the percentage of time she has been there and we have gotten a letter saying she is being charged...

Potty Training

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Am I Ready to Potty-train My 19 Month Old and Wean Her from Her Bottle???

My daughter is 19 months old and only takes a bottle 3 times in a day; once when she wakes up, second before her nap, (which I feel helps her to sleep longer), and the third before she goes to bed for the night. My daycare provider has taken the liberty of weaning her off of her afternoon bottle and told me she did so about three weeks later. Should I follow suit? When I pick her up from daycare it seems that she's always tired and grumpy because of the lack of sleep she got during her nap that afternoon. I love her daycare lady and am...

Preventative Care

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My 12 Year Old Being Bullied at School

My 12 year old son came home from school very emotional. He did not want to tell us what happened. He finally did tell us that he was pushed to the ground and hit by 3 boys at school. Then he told us that he didn't know who the boys were. Finally he admiditted that he did know who the boys were, but he didn't want to tell us who the were. We did get him to tell us, but now we are not sure were to take this. He was obviously afraid that we would take action and make things worse for him with these boys. Should we call the parents of these ...

Reproductive

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Supervising Instant Messaging of 12 Year Old Girl

My 12 year old daughter has been on IM for for a few months. Before this, she was on email, which I told her I was supervising (reading periodically). There were several times when I stepped in about crude language and even sexual content "Sleep with him." So I suspended email for awhile. Now the coast has been clear for awhile, and she is on email and IM. This time, I am finding the language is worse. I can see this because her IM is linked to my email, and when I am on, her messages pop up. I told her this, and that I was trying to block...

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14 Year Old Teenager

I would like to now if what age do you take your 14 year old daughter to the...

Respiratory

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Gardisil Shots for 13 Year Old

My niece went with a friend and her Grandmother (who is her gaurdian) to a school health fair. They were giving booster shot and info on teenage health & medical info. When my niece came home that night she told me she had gotten the gardisil shot. I kinda freaked out, because 1. I didn't know they could give shot without parent or gaurdian permission 2nd I have not done any reasearch on the drug or side effects 3rd We never discussed with her DR. So I think I scared her a little when I freaked out. So now I did quick research most was...

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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14 Year Old That Has a Lot of Headaches

I have a 14 year old son that has headaches quite often. He wears glasses, so that is not the problem. He comes home from school daily with a headache. I have taken him to the doctor and they have no answers for me. Does any one have this problem. He has had them on and off for 3 or 4 years now.

Skin, Hair & Bath Care

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Pre-teen Skin Care

I have a friend whose 10 year daughter is starting to break out, primarily on her forehead. I am mentioning that she is African-American because I know there are different hair care and skin care strategies and issues to consider. Has anyone used Pro Active on thier child at this age. Is it safe? What were the results? Any other tips/suggestions/ideas? She will be starting at a new school in the Fall and her parents don't want her to be more self-conscious than she will probably already be. Thanks for the help.

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Summer for a 12 and 10 Year Old - Leave Them Home Alone?

So my friend has 2 kids - a 12 year old girl and a 10 year old boy. As a family, they take two weeks off during the summer. For the other 6 plus weeks, she plans to leave them home alone while she and her husbad work 9-5 Monday - Friday. There are camps they can send them to that are not expensive (money is not an issue). They will likely go to a one week camp (for sports) for a week or two but that's it. Would you leave you 12 and 10 year old at home for 4+ weeks over the summer? I think they are insane. I think it's insane...

Social Workers

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How Can I Get My 14 Year Old to Enjoy School?

I have a 14 year old son who has dislike school since second grade. It has been a constant struggle to get him up in the morning and to motivate him to take pride in his school work. He is very bright, but puts the minimum amount of effort into his work. I have stressed the importance of education, I have tried bribes, rewards and everything else I can think of to motivate him..nothing works. I would welcome your suggestions.

Stages & Milestones

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How Can I Get My 14 Year Old to Enjoy School?

I have a 14 year old son who has dislike school since second grade. It has been a constant struggle to get him up in the morning and to motivate him to take pride in his school work. He is very bright, but puts the minimum amount of effort into his work. I have stressed the importance of education, I have tried bribes, rewards and everything else I can think of to motivate him..nothing works. I would welcome your suggestions.

Support Groups

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12 Year Old Boys...

My girlfriend has a 12 year old boy that is truly driving her nuts. I give as good of advice as I can, but really I raised girls, Im sure its different. Her son, has started "dating" a 13 year old girl (who mom doesnt like hehe), is pretty disrespectful to his mom, he is spoiled with cash & fancy electronics by his Dad that lives in a different city. He wants to "go out" on dates with the girlfriend, I think in groups it should be ok...? He has no experience using transit alone- I think now is a good time to learn... theres a bunch of stuff...

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10 Year Old Attitude

I have a 10 year old son who over the last year or so has completely changed...

Teaching Good Hygiene

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Helping Teen with Beauty and Hygiene

I currently work with teenagers at my church. One teen in particular is a precious girl, who does wonderfully academically, and is just a great kid in general. However, due to her situation at home, she often wears clothing from the thrift store that would either better suit an old lady, or is completely mismatched. It is often not clean. Her personal hygiene is not too good either. I don't think she showers daily, her fingernails are dirty, hair often uncombed, etc. Unfortunately, she is also frequently bullied at school. While I...

Vision

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14 Year Old That Has a Lot of Headaches

I have a 14 year old son that has headaches quite often. He wears glasses, so that is not the problem. He comes home from school daily with a headache. I have taken him to the doctor and they have no answers for me. Does any one have this problem. He has had them on and off for 3 or 4 years now.

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I May Need Glasses

Actually looking at the computer at the moment I am pretty damn sure I need...