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Articles

  • Heat Related Illnesses in Children
  • "My Child Needs a Spinal Tap"
  • Information for Parents:
    My Child Has a Fever
  • 1 -year Developmental Checklist
  • 10 Family Guidelines for Living
    with a hyperactive child
  • 2 - year Developmental Checklist
  • 3 - month Developmental Checklist
  • 3 -Year Developmental Checklist
  • 4-year Developmental checklist
  • 5 -Year Developmental Checklist
  • 7 - Month Developmental Checklist
  • A Childhood Killer Once Vanquished Is Returning
  • A Developmental Checklist for Two Year Olds
  • A Grave Risk for Young Athletes
  • A New medication for the treatment of ADHD
  • A Parent's Guide to Kids' Vaccines
  • A Quick Guide to Four Disabilities
  • A Tiny Bug With a Big Bite: Ticks and Lyme Disease
  • Abnormal Head Shapes in Infants
  • ADHD and Your School-Aged Child
  • ADHD Can Hamper School Performance as Early as 2nd Grade, Study Says
  • All About RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics releases new guidelines for diagnosis of ADHD
  • Answers to questions about ADD/ADHD
  • Anxiety Disorders in Children
  • Appreciating Develoipmental Milestones
  • Are Speech and Language Problems Holding Your Child Back?
  • Articles on Meningitis
  • Asperger's syndrome:What is it and what do you do about it?
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (Short Attention Span)
  • Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Symptom Checklist
  • Autism -- Act Early To Make a Difference
  • Autism remians a Medical Mystery
  • Autism Screening Checklist
  • Bad Information Can Be Deadly
  • Battery of Tests Helps Determine Health of the Newborn
  • Bell's Palsy and its Effects
  • Beware of Ticks … ... & Lyme Disease
  • Bike and Helmet Safety
  • Birthmark Basics: Cafe Au Lait Spots
  • Birthmark Basics: Hemangioma
  • Birthmark Basics: Port Wine Stain
  • Books for KIDS about ADHD
  • Books for Parents and Kids about ADHD
  • Brain Awareness Week March 10 - 16
  • Brain Damage Rarely Results, but Parents Need to Pay Careful Attention to a Range of Symptoms
  • Brain, Liver under attack in Reye's Syndrome
  • Braving the Elements
  • Breath-Holding Spells in Children
  • Building your baby's brainpower
  • Can Folic Acid Reduce the Risk of Autism?
  • Check the facts on Meningococcal Disease
  • Chickenpox vaccine may prevent shingles
  • Childhood Fainting Rarely Cause for Alarm
  • Childhood lead poisoning prevention
  • Childhood Seizures
  • Clear Talk on Kid's Stuttering
  • Common Characteristics of Learning Disabilities
  • Common Concerns about Speech Development: Part 1
  • Common Signs of Slow Development
  • Complications of Chickenpox
  • Concussion in Sports
  • Cool Tips for Beating the Heat
  • Deal Calmly with Anxiety Attacks
  • Depression in Children
  • Developmental Milestones of Early Reading
  • Diabetes Insipidus and Diabetes Mellitus
    A Comparison
  • Diagnostic Guidelines for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Do Migraine Headaches Occur in Children?
  • Do not Get Beat by the Heat
  • Do you already have a hearing loss?
  • Does Diet cause Hyperactivity?
  • Does my child have A D D ?
  • Does my child of ADHD?
  • Eastern Equine Encephalitis
  • Excessive Drooling
    Causes and Treatment
  • Experts Offer Free Advice About Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Experts worry about increase in West Nile Virsu Cases
  • Exposure to Meningitis: Who Needs Treatment?
  • Facts about Autism
  • Fainting (Syncopal) attacks in children
  • Fainting after receiving vaccinations presents a problem for adolescents.
  • FDA Urges Parents to avoid certain cold medications
  • FDA Warns Against Bogus Autism Treatments
  • Febrile Convulsions Frightening Not Dangerous
  • Febrile Seizures in Children
  • Five Important Reasons to Immunize Your Child
  • Five Truths about Teen Smoking
  • Folic Acid Helps Limit Birth Defects
  • Football Gear Safety Tips
  • Frequently Asked Questions - Mosquito-borne Diseases
  • Getting the Lead Out
  • Give these people the flu vaccine!
  • Gov't Warns Of Inhalant Abuse Among Kids
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  • Head Banging
  • Head Circumference - Boys ( Birth - 36 months)
  • Head Circumference - Girls (Birth - 36 months)
  • Head Circumference - Premature Infant Boys
  • Head Circumference - Premature Infant Girls
  • Head Circumference: Why is it Measured?
  • Hearing Damage from Noisy Toys
  • Hearing Developmental Checklist
  • How a Child's Brain Develops
  • How do I know if my baby has a language delay?
  • How I Grow in your Care: Birth to Eight Months
  • How I Grow in your Care: Eight to Eighteen Months
  • How I Grow in your Care: Eighteen Months to Three Years
  • How is meningitis spread?
  • How Mothers can protect their unborn baby from Group B Strep
  • How Much Do you know about Ritalin
  • How to Raise a Healthy Baby
    10 - 12 months
  • Hyperactivity and Attention-Deficit Disorder
  • Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Sugar) in Children
  • Illnesses Caused by the bite of a Tick
  • Influence Your Child's Brain Potential
  • Influenza (The Flu)
  • Inhalant Abuse Information for Parents
  • Inhalant Abuse is on the Rise
  • Injuries Occurring at Birth
  • Intraventricular hemorrhage in the Newborn
  • Is Autism on the Rise?
  • Is drooling in a young child normal?
  • Is it a concussion or just a bump on the head?
  • Is My Child Okay?
  • Is There a Link Between Autism and the MMR Vaccine?
  • Is your child at risk for a hearing loss?
  • Is Your Child Entering College? Consider Getting the Meningococcal Vaccine!
  • Is your child's Hearing Normal
  • Is your Tetanus Immunization Up-to-date?
  • January Is Birth Defects Prevention Month
  • Keep A Cool Head On Hot, Humid Days To Avoid Heat Stroke
  • Keep Your Cool When Kids Bump Heads
  • Keep your Family Warm ... and Safe this Winter
  • Kids and Sports Injury: Pre-Game Strategies
  • Kidsgrowth Parent Guidelines
  • Language Development in Bilingual Children
  • Language Development in Children
  • Learningames
  • Left is Right: How Much do you Know about Left handed people?
  • Listeria Infections
  • Make Water Safe for Children with Epilepsy
  • Matthew and the Tics
  • Medical Cause of Behavior
  • Medications Containing phenylpropanolamine (PPA)
  • Meningitis Symptoms in Children
  • Meningococcal Meningitis and the Meningococcal Vaccine
  • Meningococcal Vaccine:
    What Parents Need to Know
  • Meningococcal: Questions and Answers: Information about the disease and vaccines
  • Migraine Headaches in Children
  • Milestones in Motor Development
  • Minor Problem or True Emergency
  • Missed Developmental Milestones Are Clues to Autism
  • Monitor Children's Blood Pressure
  • Mosquito Control, Prevention, and Treatment
  • Most Headaches not Cause for Serious Concern
  • My Baby's Head is Flat!
  • My Child is having a seizure!
  • Never, Ever Shake a Baby
  • New Autism Screening recommendations
  • New Key to Autism
  • Newborn heads and infant sleep position
  • Newborn Screening: Frequently Asked Questions
  • Newborns' Heads Still Taking Shape
  • Nurturing your Child's Development 2 to 6 months
  • Nurturing your Child's Development 6 to 9 months
  • Nurturing Your Child's Development: 0 to 2 months
  • On Breastfeeding , smoking, ADHD
  • On-Field Evaluation of Head Injury
  • One Test You Don't Want To Fail…Thinking About Drug Testing
  • Our Resources for Avoiding a Parent's Worst Nightmare - Substance Abuse
  • Personal Watercraft and Children
  • PKU: Why All Babies should be tested
  • Pneumococcal Disease
  • Pneumococcal Meningitis
  • Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine:
    What Parents Need to Know
  • Pneumococcal Vaccine Protects Newborns
  • Point-Counterpoint: What to say to your kids about Marijuana
  • POINT/COUNTERPOINT - Is It Okay to Let Your Baby Cry?
  • POINT/COUNTERPOINT - Is It Okay to Let Your Baby Cry?
  • Polio Vaccine
    What Parents Need to Know
  • Preventing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
  • Preventing Spills and Falls
  • Prevention of Bacterial Meningitis
  • Promoting Left-Handed Success
  • Protecting Kids From Mosquito Meanies
  • Questions and Answers on the Safety of Phenylpropanolamine
  • Rabies: Questions and Answers for Parents
  • Recognizing ADHD
  • Recognizing the First Signs of Autism
  • Reducing Heat-Rated Injuries in the Child-Athlete
  • Reducing the Risk of Rabies
  • Researchers Discover Possible Cause of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
  • Retinopathy of prematurity
  • Scarlet Fever - Is it serious?
  • Science Takes Aim at Shingles
  • Scoring of the M-CHAT
  • Screening Questionaire for Autism
  • Seasonal and H1N1 Influenza Emergency Warning Signs
  • Seizures from childhood vaccines pose little risk
  • Should I worry about the West Nile Virus?
  • Signs and Symptoms of Autism
  • Signs of Childhood Cancer
  • Smallpox: Questions and Answers for Parents
  • Smoking During Pregnancy Linked to Toddler Misbehavior
  • Sports Related Brain Injuries
  • St. Louis Encephalitis
  • Stages of Adolescent Substance Abuse
  • Steroids Don't Work Out
  • Stimulation crucial to development
  • Stripping the Fear of Epilepsy
  • Survey Says Parents, Kids Get Failing Grade in Child Helmet Use
  • Symptoms of Adolescent Depression
  • Symptoms of Brain Injury
  • Take Steps to Prevent Car Sickness
  • Teacher Tips for the Child Who Stutters
  • Teens abusing cold remedies in record numbers to attain PCP-like high
  • Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew
  • Ten Things Every Teen Should Know About Marijuana
  • Testing the Newborn for Metabolic Birth Defects
  • The Abecedarian Curriculum
  • The Anxious Child
  • The Brain's Response to Drugs
  • The Child who Walks Late: Normal or Not?
  • The Crying Child
  • The Diseases and the Vaccines
  • The Facts about Cocaine
  • The Facts about Measles
  • The Importance of Folic Acid
  • The Importance of the Sports Physical
  • The Lowdown on Food borne Illness
  • The Myths and Realities of Adolescent Suicide
  • The New McCarthyism: Vaccines & Autism
  • Therapy Helps Teens with Social Phobia
  • Thimerosal in Vaccines - Is the Preservative Safe?
  • Think Your Kid Won't Try Drugs?
  • Three Myths about Childhood Head Injuries
  • Time Usually Takes Care of Simple Tics
  • Tips for Finding Missing Immunization Records
  • Tips for Spotting Adolescent Depression
  • Toddler Developmental Milestones
  • Tourette syndrome Explained
  • Tragedy can strike quickly for kids left alone in cars
  • Turn the Radio Down!
  • Turner Syndrome Growth Chart
  • U.S. Asks If Food Dyes Make Kids Hyperactive
  • Understanding Tics and Tourette's Syndrome
  • Unsafe Sleep Practices Lead to SIDS and Suffocation
  • Use you common sense to ward off Encephalitis
  • Vaccine and Fever-related Seizures: Questions and Answers
  • Vaccine Questions and Answers: Diphtheria, teatnus , pertussis
  • Vaccine Questions and Answers: Why do we use the polio shot and not the oral polio vaccine?
  • Vaccine Schedules Go Mobile
  • Vaccines and Autism, Beyond the Fear Factors
  • Vacuna contra Influenzae Haemophilus tipo B (Hib)
  • Viral Meningitis
  • Viral meningitis flares up as nation's campuses fill
  • Warning Signs of a Learning Disability
  • Warning Signs of Slow Development
  • West Nile Encephalitis
  • Western Equine Encephalitis
  • What are the risk factors that make teens more susceptible to meningococcus?
  • What Disorders are newborns screened for?
  • What is "Bird Flu?"
  • What is a Concussion?
  • What is an EEG?
  • What is Autism? Press release from the American Academy of Pediatrics
  • What is Botulism
  • What is CMV and how is it transmitted?
  • What is Craniosynostosis?
  • What is Encephalitis?
  • What is Hydrocephalus?
  • What is Mad Cow Disease and how does it affect humans?
  • What is Microcephaly?
  • What is Neurofibromatosis?
  • What is polio?
  • What is the Fragile X Syndrome?
  • What is the Haemophilus influenzae type b bacteria and what diseases does it cause
  • What parents can do to stimulate brain development in their growing child
  • What Parents Should Know about Autism
  • What Parents Should Know about Ecstasy
  • What to know about speech development and speech pathologists
  • What would happen if we stopped vaccinations?
    Part II
  • What Your Pediatrician is Reading:
    Quick Tool May Help Identify Victims of Abuse
  • When Back Pain Needs Further Evaluation
  • When dogs bite children they have a good reason
  • When Infected Kids Play Sports: How much should parents worry?
  • When to Worry About a Head Injury
  • When to worry about your child's headache's
  • Whooping Cough Making Dangerous Comeback
  • Whooping Cough on the Rise
  • Whooping cough outbreaks in Junior and Senior High School Students
  • Why do newborns need hearing screening?
  • Why Immunize?
  • Why steroids are the new teen drug
  • Why Vaccinate?
  • Wider Age Range for Meningitis Vaccine
  • Health Information from our Experts

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  • How do I know not to worry after a head injury?...
  • When should I worry if my child is not talking? ...
  • How is the Attention Deficit Disorder diagnosed?...
  • What are the symptoms of a child with ADHD (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)?...
  • My child had a bad reaction to decongestants. When he was four weeks old he stopped breathing during a viral infection that stuffed up his nose. Six weeks later he had an episode of rapid heart rate (his heart rate reached 300!). I was nursing at the time ...
  • My doctor told me not to give my child aspirin because he might develop Reye's Syndrome. What is this condition?...
  • I have a 12 yrs. old son who complains of occasional tingling feeling in his arms. He describes it as the feeling you get when you have your blood pressure taken and feel the pulsing. Usually it is in the left arm, and is not in the joints area. It m...
  • Iam very confused. Recently, my 10-year-old son has been out of control (kicking, hitting, cussing, etc.) I recently made an appointment for him to see a child psychiatrist, but now I am thinking he might be sleep deprived. He has a hard time going to s...
  • The doctor at my daughter's last well child checkup (3 months old) could not feel her soft spots any longer. Is this serious?...
  • My seven year old has a hard time with certain learned skills like cursive writing and telling time. He reacts with statements like...I'm a failure...I can't do it ... while crying and acting disheartened. We talk to him and comfort him, as any parent wo...
  • I went in for my baby's four month check up and had x-rays taken because her head was flat in back. The x-rays reveal that the plates are starting to fuse. We have been referred to a specialist, but my question is how serious is this?...
  • My six month old daughters’ growth rates for height and weight are over the 90th percentile, but her head size is only in the 42nd percentile. Could this represent a problem?...
  • My toddler is 20ms, and still is not speaking. He knows what things are, and points to the things I say, but does not say words. Should I be concerned?...
  • I adopted my daughter from China a year ago, when she was 18 months old. When she was handed to me, she couldn't stand, walk, sit, make any sounds or eat--her only source of nutrition had been a bottle propped in her mouth with Chinese formula. After b...
  • My son is 16 months old and still not walking. My pediatrician says this is normal and I should not worry. As a parent, however, I am still very concerned. Should I be? ...
  • My five month old grand child’s head is flat in the back. He seems normal otherwise. His pediatrician does not seem worried about it, but I am. Is this normal for a baby’s head to be flat? I think it's because he is always on his back....
  • I am having trouble falling asleep at night. It seems to take forever (at least an hour or two) even though I'm really tired. I go to bed at about 10 p.m. and have to get up at 6 a.m. I'm really tired in the morning. This has been going on for the pa...
  • I am a Child Care Provider and am concerned about a 12 mo. old in my care. I feel that he has always been developmentally slow with his motor skills. He was over 2 mos. when he held his head up himself. He didn't sit up until he was almost 10 mos. ...
  • My son is almost 13 years old. He has broken his arm three times, sprained a foot, and broke a finger. Is this excessive? Should he be taking any supplements to strengthen his bones? He drinks about 8-10 ounces of milk a day. ...
  • My son is 13 months old and has a head circumference of 51 cm. It has been over the 95% on head size since birth. The doctor recently ordered a CAT scan to rule out a problem. Both my husband and his mother have large heads. He does not walk or crawl as ...
  • What is Turner’s Syndrome? My 9 month old son is in the 50th percentile for height, but has always been in the 5th percentile for weight. My pediatrician says that we may test him for Turner’s syndrome if his weight does not increase. ...
  • My son is 14 months old, the only "word" he says is "Mamamamama" and not specific for me. He just started making "conversation" with people. I believe he understands us when we tell him things like, "Take that to Daddy." or "Where is brother?" without ha...
  • My daughter just turned 3. I adopted her from China when she was 18 months old. During her 18 months in the Chinese orphanage, she basically was confined to a crib with only a bottle for nourishment, receiving little encouragement or stimulation. In the ...
  • I have a 4 year old nephew who has a delayed speech problem. His speech is at the level of an 18 month old has been receiving speech therapy in school. My question is lately he has become a very aggressive child. He see's the children he plays with hit...
  • How successful are stimulant drugs in treating Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder? What are the side effects? If one drug does not work, does that mean that all of them will not work? ...
  • Will a urine drug test be positive for marijuana if my teenage son claims he was just in the same room with other teens who were smoking it? How long is a test positive after a child has smoked marijuana? ...
  • My son is 15 years old and is a toe walker. His doctor asked us to take him for a neurological evaluation which we did. The neurologist said he had some weakness in his hands and feet and would like to do further testing. Do you know what they are looki...
  • My daughter is almost 16 months but she hasn't talking as yet. Though she can roll her tongue and tries to speak but it is incoherent to us. To make matters worse people around keep insisting I should show her to a specialist but I'm not so sure because ...
  • My 39 month old son is still difficult to understand, although he uses full sentences of up to 10 words or more, and obviously understands everything. Many things are very clear (to us, at least), but sometimes he'll blurt out a phrase that no one in the...
  • My son is just two year old. But he is not talking. He only speaks 6-7 words. But he can explain everything with gestures. We have come here from India, so he does not have an opportunity to play with other children. I think he has no problem with hearin...
  • I took my 12-month-old son to his pediatrician and the doctor noticed that his eyes crossed whenever he was playing with a toy or looked at the doctor. Otherwise, his eyes are fine. Is this a problem and how much should I be concerned? ...
  • My two year old grandson has started to stutter when saying “my” and “you”He does not do it every time but when he does he will say it 10-15 times before he can start his sentence. What is happening?? ...
  • My four month old daughter has uneven pupil sizes when you bring her into a darkened room. In bright lighting her pupils look the same size, but the right eye's pupil becomes noticeably larger than the left eye as soon as she is in a darker area. Please ...
  • During my recent visit for my son's 2 month check-up The doctor could not feel his softspots any longer. She ordered x-rays but did not inform me as to the reason for the x- rays. With this little information is there any way you could help me understand...
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  • Will holding a baby too much prevent them from learning to crawl or walk? ...
  • We are expecting our first child in five months. Since both of us are Jewish, should we be tested for Tay-Sachs disease? ...
  • Our nine year old son has been diagnosed with esophoria and eye convergence. The school suggested an optometrist who recommended vision therapy. Our insurance company will not cover the $1,200 needed for this treatment. I called a number of ophthalmolog...
  • My 6 month old granddaughter was just at her pediatrician's office for a checkup. This time the pediatrician said that her had was larger than it should be. She wanted to see her again in 1 month to measure again. A two months her head circumference was ...
  • My child was born exactly one month early. My question is that he is now seven months old and is still not rolling over. They said he would be one month behind other children his age and that it was ok for him to be behind in some things. Is this normal ...
  • Have you ever heard of a child with "button" (as in the type that come on clothing) phobia? This started with my son before his second birthday. I thought he would grow out of it. He is now approaching his fifth birthday and still cannot wear anything with...
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  • During her routine 18-month check up my daughter had her head measured and the doctor told me that it had not grown since the last visit three months earlier. I find this hard to believe, since she is very advanced, her motor skills, thinking and reason...
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  • My 4-year-old son has been banging his head at night since he was 6-months old. Can anyone help me understand why he does this? He usually does it just before he wakes up. ...
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  • My 4 month old grandson keeps his head turned to the right almost all the time. You can't even distract him with a toy or anything. He continues to look to the right, but will look straight ahead sometimes, but rarely to the left. Is this something no...
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  • My 10-month-old is a very happy, relaxed, content baby. But he is small for his age (5th% in weight and 50th% in height) and has been slow to develop in regard to his large muscle areas. He has just recently started to crawl and he is not a confident sit...
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  • My 23 month old daughter has recently started biting herself if she does not get her way. What do you suggest?? She is going to speech therapy twice a week because she hasn't really started saying much. They attribute it to alot of ear infections. Coul...
  • My 7 year old son has what the pediatrician calls a habit cough. The dr. tells me that we just need to ignore it and he will outgrow it. But its been going on for months. The only other option is to have him see a psychologist which I am reluctant to do...
  • I am concerned because my seven year boy is only interested in "girl things" and has never played with any toys we associate with boys. Should I worry?...
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  • My daughter is 6 months old and at times she shakes her head back and forth. i notice that autistic children do this. does it mean anything? also she is not crawling yet. she scoots is she slow??...
  • My 5 yr old daughter, youngest of three girls, is a constant talker/singer. She hardly ever just sits still, in the car, at the dinner table or in her classroom. She is warned weekly by her Kindergarten teacher, not to talk during class, but to no avail. S...
  • My daughter just turned 3yrs old and the oldest is 4. the 3yr old had a pacifier till she was almost 2 1/2 and the 4yr old had one till the age of 3 1/2. My husband and I can understand their speech (sometimes)but everyone else has a hard time. Could the p...
  • I have two boys, one is six the other three. My six year old is a sweet boy with a heart of gold, but he's been getting in trouble at school. He's not doing anything too serious just basically goofing off. He tends to be impulsive and lacks self control...
  • My daughter is 6 months old. At birth she weighed only 4.3lbs and was 17in long, at birth the cord was wrapped around her neck and her shoulder making it hard for the doctor to release it. I was not concerned at the time.(she was blue)Today I had her in fo...
  • We were told by my 3-year old nephew's mother that he has ADD & is hyper-active. Is it possible to diagnose these conditions so early? We are quite concerned since we have been told he has been put on Ritalin and Prozac and it seems he is much too young ...
  • My six-year-old son is having trouble focusing on some types of schoolwork in the classroom. While he is slow in picking up math and is especially poor in organizing himself in his schoolwork, he is often sits by himself doing math and reading exercises ...
  • My four year old has been developmental delayed since nine months and I recently noticed a problem with his eyes: they cross severely when looking down and when looking from side to side. I took him to the eye specialist who prescribed him glasses that h...
  • My daughter is eleven months old and is due for her MMR vaccine at the one year old checkup. A friend told me that this vaccine increases her risk of developing autism. Should I worry? Should I withhold the vaccine?...
  • My name is Paul and I am writing you this e-mail from Brussels in Belgium. I have 16 months old girl, who will, when crying hard, after she has fallen or has to do something she doesn't like, will stop breathing. The condition can last for what seems an ...
  • My 3-1/2 year old son just had his Tonsils and Adenoids removed. Now he has started to have Night Terrors like clock work 1 hour after he goes to bed, Then he will wake up crying about every 1-1/2 for the rest of the night. Is this night terors all night l...
  • I have a very happy and active 18 month old, but we've noticed he has a really bad temper. When he gets angry, he resorts to head butting. He will either head butt the object closest to him or one of us. I am really concerned because I haven't seen any ...
  • My 15 month old son seems to ignore some sounds. If he is playing and I call his name, it may take up to 10 times before he reacts. He reacts to some noises. Sometimes yes, sometimes no. Like hitting a pot lid with a spoon. He may turn after 10 hits. Not...
  • My six-month old son is very alert and appears to be developing very well, doing all the things an infant of this age should be doing. However, due to the circumference of his head, a pediatric neurologist has ordered an MRI before he will see him. T...
  • My son is 12 months old and skipped crawling. He is not quite walking yet. He pulls himself up and walks along the furniture and leaves go every once in awhile. He scoots around on his rear but never did crawl. I was told by unprofessionals (friends)that b...
  • Ok, call me an overly concerned mother but these are my two questions. My son is all but 6mnths. He's been holding his head up since (literally) the week we brought him home. He wears 12 months clothes and is very active. However he still cant sit up o...
  • My four month old son is very tense and rubs his head alot when he cries, although everyone has commented at how alert he is for his age. My doctor is sending him for a cranial ultrasound scan to see the development of his brain and has written brachycepha...
  • Hi there. I have a 9 year old daughter who was born 5 weeks premature. She has always been very tiny for her age. To keep this short, she is currently diagnosed with PDD-NOS, Mild Mental Retardation, PICA, and is not fully potty trained yet. She just had a...
  • How much head/neck support should a 7-week old child be given? ...
  • My baby is 1 yr now, but he cannot sit on his own nor does crawl on his knee. He also looks pretty weak for his age which worries me more. I am advised not to make him stand on his legs for his legs are weak,and that he is hypotonic. He is mentally quite ...
  • What are the average times in minutes that you would expect a childs attention span to last?...
  • My son will be four and has been diagnosed as ADHD and has been treated with mellaril. What is you opinion on the use of mellaril for this condition?...
  • At our daughters recent 8 month checkup concern was exressed that her skull had not grown in the last 3/4 months. We understand the only treatment for this condition is to operate as the plates in the skull are fusing together. How dangerous is this proced...
  • My 5 1/2 y.o. daugher has been having silent seizures lasting for 15-30 seconds. Afterwards, a bit confused for a second or two, she resumes to what she was doing before the "spacing off". During these episodes she also loses bladder control. We notice t...
  • My wife recently took our four month old baby to the beauty salon spending over five hours making herself beautiful. Thee are a lot of chemicals being used in the shop. Is there any risk of our baby getting brain damaged or being affected in any way?...
  • My son just turned 3. He goes to preschool 2 days a week. At school, he is interested in all the activities, but cannot sit still. He has "ants in his pants". During story time and rest time, he will be bouncing off the wall. It is starting to be a pr...
  • We have 22 month old twin boys born at 38 weeks. Just before their one year birthday we took them to a pediatric eye doctor for an exam because we have heavy family history of various eye problems and had notice what we thought might be a lazy eye with one...
  • Is there a presence of hand dexterity in infants? At what ages does hand dexterity begin to show?...
  • I've read your section on lead and still have a few questions. Our 12 month old just had her well baby check and we were told that she was looking just great, healthy and developing normally. (She's speaking 4-6 words and is "cruising" like crazy.) Havi...
  • My four month old daughter appears to favor her holding her head to the left most of the time. Her features appear symmetrical to me and I have seen her hold her head up straight. What is the reason for this? Is this a potential problem? Could this ha...
  • When a strawberry appeared on our 2 week old boy we found good information on this site. Particularly applicable was your statement that it isn't easy for a parent to watch one of these marks appear and grow without doing anything. I wonder now if that a...
  • I would like to know what is the range in circumference for a normal 9 year old boys head Thank you...
  • Thank you in advance if you can answer my question. My 5 year old son has started to blink excessively. He is definitely not aware that he is doing this. Should he been seen by an eye doctor? Is this a nervous condition? ...
  • What is the normal height and weight of a 10 month old and what are the normal milestones for a 10 month old?...
  • Is it okay to sniff nail polish?...
  • My daughter, almost 3 years old, made a project at preschool of an American flag. They used cut-out pieces of red and blue pasted onto a white sheet to design their flags. She did beautifully pasting the red stripes parallel to one another on the page, but...
  • My nephew will be turning 4 in May. Over the past 1-2 years my nephew's mother has been telling us that he is ADHD and was on various medications. She is now telling us that they think he is bi-polar (or mainc depressive. His mother has admitted that sh...
  • My 7th month old son has been constantly wanting to stand pretty much since the day we brought him home. The past two months we have been trying to get him to crawl by putting him on his stomach, at which he schreeks uncontrollably until either we pick hi...
  • Does my my 6 year old daughter have low self-esteem or a behavioral issue? While she can be very thoughtful & sweet she can go to the opposite extreme in a split second. She gets frustrated very easily, can be rude or nasty, says she wishes she had blonde ...
  • Do you know under what circumstances a 5 year old male child would start to exhibit symptoms normally associated with puberty? ...
  • My child has been diagnosed w/ A.D.D. for over a year now. Taking the medication Adderall he has made great strides in school,although still lacking socially. Recently he was diagnosed w/Asperger's Syndrome as a parent I feel he shows many of the symtoms. ...
  • My daughter's fontaniel has not closed - she is 2 years and 4 months old. Should we be concerned? What is the reason that is has not closed yet? Would calcium help? Any information will be greatly appreciated. ...
  • What is global developmental delay? ...
  • I have a friend who has a concern about her son. he seems to have a problem with shaking his hands alot. he just does it out of the blue and she thinks he don't even realize he is doing it. if you have any information it would be greatly accepted thank you...
  • What does it mean when a baby that is 5 weeks old and has high potassium thank you ...
  • My daughter had her 15 month check up today. The doctor said that her head circumference is 19 1/4". He said that this is off the charts. For background, she started the chart at the 75th percentile. The doctor wrote this down as a "note of concern". He sa...
  • Our 14 year old daughter with cerebral palsy recently underwent scoliosis surgery. She has had a lot of pain in her right tummy and has not been able to eat for weeks now. Is this normal? I am very worried that this is a serious situation. ...
  • My son is 14 and for about a month now he has been going through what seems like an emotional rollacoaster. He gets shaky, nervous, sad, and sick to his stomach. We took him to a Dr. and the Dr. said he is in great health, yet he still is not himself. i ha...
  • I have an 11 year old son who has some learning disabilities and has ADD. The teachers and programs at school have been wonderful for him. I only breast fed him for about 4 weeks after his birth and then used formula. I've now been reading that breast fed ...
  • My son just turned 5 and has been delayed since birth. We have done all to rule everything out including Genetics Testing. They could not find anything that "stood out" but found just a few minor imperfections that they could only suggest was possible NOON...
  • My 2 1/2 year old son is still not talking much. He can say some words that we can clearly understand but most we cannot. He constantly talks we just dont know what he is saying. He gets really frustrated that we cant understand him. I was wondering if we ...
  • I would like to know more about the triple test for birth defects done around 16 weeks of gestation. ...
  • My 8 month old granddaughter is not crawling and does not even try to pull herself up on anything. Is this normal? Her mother was born with a problem with the hip and I was wondering if this could have been passed on to her baby. Thanks....
  • My 18-month old son has low muscle tone with gross motor delays. He is not standing alone or walking yet but goes to physical therapy once a week and is making some progress . His pediatrician and development pediatrician do not think a neurological eva...
  • My son has a vision concern (double vision and blurred) Two Ophthomolgists gave him glasses. One said he was far sighted the other said near sighted. He's tried orthoptics, which may have helped. Now he seeing another doctor that said his glasses were over...
  • My 7 1/2 year old son, is on the medication adderall for about 8 months now. In the last 7 or so months has eaten less and less, now he is only eating a couple bites at supper and then complains he is so full his stomach hurts. He is never hungry he say's....
  • I have a 15 year old daughter, which had an injury to the head when she was 10 months old. She fell out of the bed and received a hair line fracture. Tell me, could this contribute to her having a learning disability. ...
  • My nine-month old son recently had a checkup and the doctor said his head size was in the 5 % range. He is concerned and wants us to bring him back in a month for another measurement. He is right on track with his development. Is there something we should...
  • When do most boys start talking and at what age should there be cause for concern? ...
  • We just had a baby and went back to the hospital at two weeks for a blood test. One of the medical conditions they tested for was "phenylketonuria." How common is this problem? ...
  • I have a 4 year old boy, and I am worried about his speech/language develoment. How do I go about getting him tested? What is "normal speech" for a 4 year old? ...
  • What is Prader-Willi Syndrome and are the kids always mentally impaired? ...
  • What is a normal IQ range?...
  • I have just noticed my 14.5 month old daughter has quite an irregular heart beat. It races and then slows when she is sleeping. She sometimes makes a snoring sound when she is sleeping. It usually dosen't last for long. She hasn't had any serious medical p...
  • My grandson is not talking and everyone is telling his mother that "all boys talk late." While this may be true, could you tell me what are some of the medical reasons that children are slow in talking? ...
  • My grandson is 9 years old. His mother has not taken him to a doctor because she is waiting for her insurance to become effective. She says that he has developed some "tics" and "noises". She also said that he has developed some tics which after witnessing...
  • My daughter is 18 months old, and she only says mama, dada, nana and zzzzz. She communicates well with us by grunting, pointing and dragging us . . . She likes sucking her thumb. I have no doubt that she hears us and she follows directions very well (excep...
  • I have a five year old daughter and a four year old son. I am noticing that my daughter has trouble with short term memory. My son can remember significantly more about what he has done in the course of a day than my daughter can. She is in her second year...
  • I am a new grandmother-1st time- and when my daughter took her daughter in for a check up he stated that he didn't want to worry her but the babies head was a little larger than normal. Does this mean she has downs syndrome? Also she is not holding her hea...
  • My 17 month old daughter is not saying many words yet. She is bright, sings, babbles, can follow directions, and makes animal sounds. All she says is "ma" and "da". Should I be concerned? ...
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  • My five week old infant shivers. His mouth looks as if his teeth would be chattering if he had any. Is this a symptom of something? (He is not cold and does this periodically throughout the day.) ...
  • How Healthy are sports drinks (gatorade) for children? My brother's kids drink only gatorade and only an occasional glass of chocolate milk. Their ages are 4,6,&8. They aren't particularly active and play inside most of the time. I bring our own drinks whe...
  • Our seemingly healthy very physically active and outgoing 13 year old daughter's hands shake. There is continual steady mild shaking in both of her hands. What could be the reason? Thanks ...
  • Why does the pediatrician measure my child's head size at each checkup? Is there something wrong? ...
  • What is meant by decelerated head growth and overriding sutures? What can be done for it?...
  • Our son and daughter-in-law were just told that our 1 year old grandson't head has stopped growing. What does this mean and what should we do? ...
  • Hi, I have (2) questions regarding my 8 month old daugher. She was born with an infection (unknown) and labored breathing and spent 2 weeks in an NICU to recieve antibiotics. (She was born at 38 weeks through emergency c-section...I had a 104 degree temp/ ...
  • I have a 7 year old son who does very well in school. However, he has a problem with reversing some of his letters(b,d) and numbers(2,3,5,7,9). His teacher feels that at this point it is a bad habit and has started marking his answers wrong because they ar...
  • I recently found out that my 14 year old has been inhaling white out for some time now to the extent that he no longer has a sense of smell. He says he's going to stop but he keeps doing it. How can I help him? ...
  • I am the caregiver to my niece.She will be 6 months on June 24.I have been concerned about her developement.She barely lifts her head when on her belly,has poor head control,stiffens her legs out often,cant roll over,keeps her hands closed fisted all the t...
  • The back of my 7 month old's head is flat on the left side. She always sleeps looking to the left when I lay her on her back (even if I use a pillow or towel wedged under her head to force her to look to the right, she manages to move it out of the way.) W...
  • My three year old is restless and very active. Whenever we go any place he touches everything in sight and will not sit in one spot. A friend of mine, who is a neurologist, thinks he is hyperkinetic. I would like to know more about it....
  • My 4 yr old daughter doesn't know her alphabet yet. Shouldn't a 4 year old have letter recognition by this age? ...
  • My 7 year old son's eyes have recently begun to "stray" or not both look at the same thing at the same time. One eye tends to turn out more. The eye doctor so far has said that is developmental and will correct itself, but over the last month it has gotton...
  • My son was born at a weight of 7lbs 13ounces and had an APGAR of 8. He is our 4th child and seemed normal and healthy. At about 3 months of age we noticed that he seemed thin, while he had grown longer, he had lost all of his body fat. Our pediatrician has...
  • My daughter is seven years old, moving into second grade - What can we do to increase her desire to take more time with projects, therefore do a neater job ? Also, how can we increase her attention span ? At times we will ask her to do things, she begins d...
  • The doctor says that my 14 months old son's head does not seem to be growing. He weighs 18 lbs, 27 1/2 inches long and his head circumference is 17. My doctor seems worried and referred me to see a neurologist. I am very concerned for my son. ...
  • For the past few months, my three year-old has suddenly become hypersensitive to moderately loud noises (e.g., hairdryer, garage door opening, vacuum, hand clapping, movie theater, etc.) Is this something I should worry about and have tested or a phase tha...
  • My 6-months old son makes unusual loud noises. He screams in a high pitch voice for long time. He seams to be very content and smiles a lot.Is this normal for his age? ...
  • Twice in the last two months, my 15 month old son has held his breath until he has passed out. Both occurances took place around supper/bath time, right before he goes to bed at night. (Note : One of my brothers also did this as a toddler.) How should my w...
  • My son has been diagnosed with ADHD and is on Ritalin. Over the past 6 months he has become obsessed with washing his hands, even if he touches the smallest thing such as a piece of paper. Is this related to his ADHD, a stage he is going through, or an obs...
  • Our son is ten years old and is only 4'7". I am 5'8" and my husband is 6'4". All of our other children are tall for their ages. My son is on dexedrine for ADHD. Could that be affecting his height? I can not understand how we could have a short child. Shoul...
  • My son is 3.5yrs old and is 6-12 months behind in most areas of development (gross motor, speech, memory, self-help) For a younger child he would seem normal/healthy but he is not younger. It seems that the gap is widening although he continues to progr...
  • Does sinusitis cause mild headaches?...
  • Could an 11 year old girl be anorexic at such a young age? What behaviors would be a red-flag? If she says she's not hungry in the morning and doesn't want to have breakfast would you let her go to school without eating anything? She talks about being f...
  • I have a child that is 4 years old and very hyper. We have tried different things in the past and have seen our regular peditrician about this problem. His doctor says that he will out grow this problem and if by the time he starts school there is still a ...
  • My daughter is almost 8 months and is still not sitting. Our pediatrician is thinking of sending her to a pediatric neuologist. My husband's father did not walk until the age of two. How abnormal is this? Should we be concerned?...
  • My 12-month old daughter crawls along on her butt and crues when we place her in a typical crawling position. She will not pull herself up but will stand with assistance. We saw a neurologist and he recommended physical therapy. Do you feel that is necessa...
  • My 7 year old son has been on Ritalin for about 1 year. Among the general health concerns I have is the issue of stunted growth. Does Ritalin affect a child's growth rate? ...
  • What are the common side effects of stimulamnt medications used to treat ADHD? ...
  • My six month old baby has recently started tilting her head back as if she is cheking out the ceiling and also moving her head as if she is nodding. Her neck muscles have always seemed really strong and she has had no problem holding her head up for quite ...
  • My daughter is 6 ½ mo old, her birth weight was 7#8oz and 19"long. Since then she has only gained an average of 1# a month, hence she just hit the 14# mark on her last visit. She seems smaller and more petite than most others her age and can still fit co...
  • Does heading a soccer ball cause a child to have brain damage?...
  • My boy's doctors are concerned about his head size- they suspect microceohaly and I have read that this condition is oftn associated with mental retardation. Yet my son seems quite normal to me - knows three words, identifies body parts, understands many c...
  • What is MICRO Syndrome. A geneticist at University of Alabama, Birgmingham suggests my daughter be seen for this. I do not know anything about this. ...
  • My son is 14 months old and constatntly babbles. We often have complete conversations in a language I do not understand. He seems to comprehend a great deal and follows simple commands. Should I be concerned? He will not even try to repeat the sound we hav...
  • My daughter is two and a half - she was born at 34 weeks weighing 900 grams with severe IUGR. Her development is normal. The only problem is that in preschool she does not still even for a minute. She refuses to stay inside the classroom and cries if is fo...
  • I have a few questins: (1) My 15-month olf baby was 9 lbs 2 oz at birth but at one year was only 22 lbs. Is that okay? (2) He is taking cows milk from a bottle. How much should he take? (3) He looks a bit cross-eyed. Did we hurt his eyes by taking too man...
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  • I have read the articles on your website about Prevnar. I would like to know if the Prevnar vaccine is a live virus vaccine. PS: Please do not distribute my email address. ...
  • What would cause an 11 year old child to have short term memory loss? ...
  • My son is behind in his speech development. He just turned 3 and we had him evaluated by a speech therapist who stated that he is about 1 year behind. How common is this and on average how long does it normally take to catch up? ...
  • My son is 3 years 7 months and does not speak yet (only a few words). He likes musis so I am sure he hears well. At 1 year od age he bagn to talk byt then forgot thosde words. The doctors in my country say that because he understands everything I say that ...
  • I have a friend who has a 20 month old son. He does not say anything, not even "mama"or "baba". I am concerned that he may have a problem. He also slept in a carseat for the first year of his life. I have noticed that he his head is flat and his head is la...
  • Around what age does a child develop the ability to pick up objects with his tunkb and forefinger? Is there any way to encourage this development?...
  • My 16-month-old granddaughter has just been diagnosed (after an MRI) with Chiari Malformation Type I.Can you give me any information about this? I know it is a situation where the cerebellum has grown into the spinal chord, but I want to know what can be d...
  • 7-YEAR OLD WITH HEADACHES My 7-year granddaughter has an excessive number of headaches. She has been checked by her doctor and he found nothing out of the ordinary. Any nutritional suggestions on how she should be handled?...
  • CEREBRAL PALSY GROWTH CHARTS Do you have any graphs on the development of a child with cerebral palsy?...
  • I have a question concerning my daughter who will be 13 months on September 15th. I'm sure that there is nothing wrong but I just want to be reassured. My question is: When a baby starts walking(taking a few steps) without holding on should she continue to...
  • ASPERGER's SYNDROME I teach children with Asperger's Syndrome in middle school and I was wondering if you could recommend some books that would describe art projects to help improve their self-confidence. Thanks...
  • I am adopting my granddaughter who was exposed to heroin during the pregnancy. What can I expect? ...
  • Do I have to worry about my seven-month old granddaughter who seems to shiver a lot when eating or playing? Otherwise, she is developing normally. ...
  • I have a two-part question. (1) my son just turned 13 months yesterday and is still not crawling and still loses his balance when sitting. We have been doing physical therapy twice a week since he was 7 months old. He was a full term baby at 7 lbs. 11 oz. ...
  • My daughter is 7 months old & recently we saw she has a bulge on the top of the head. We showed it to her doctor who said that her fontanelle was closing too early. I am worried a lot... can you please let me know what could be wrong and what needs to be d...
  • My 7-month old baby was diagnosed with premature closure of the anterior fontanelle. Our doctor advised us to get x-rays and a CT scan. A second opinion told us to wait 2-3 months since x-rays at this age might harm the baby. What would you recommend we do...
  • Our 6-month-old son has shown a preference for his left arm for about 2 months, as seen by his reaching, grasping, and fist- or finger-sucking. What we once thought was just a preference now concerns us because he never uses his right hand. If we remove a ...
  • Can a child that tends to throw fits by head banging into walls floors doors or anything else close by cause himself a speech or hearing impairment?...
  • My 4 year old son had an incident at his daycare where his treacher was reading him a story and she siad he was looking at her and his eyes rolled back and went back and forth rapidly. He did not lose consciousness and lasted only a few seconds. His pediat...
  • My son is in kindergarten, is taking Methylphenidate (Ritalin), and has recently been acting out more than usual. I just started working a split shift at my job (I work at a day care center which he attends before and after school), 6:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m. and...
  • My 21 month old daughter speaks very few words. She uses her hands to comunicate and has developed her own system to make her wishes known. Her hearing and sight are perfect. She understands when she is spoken to and is a very bright child. ...
  • My friend just took her son to his 6 month check up. She is very concern because the doctor is sending her to the local children’s hospital for a CT scan. Her son is developing at a normal rate but his head size has gone from the 95th (The baby's...
  • I have a 3 year old son who knows his abc by sight can read some words,but when he talks to us we can not understand him most of the time. we can ask whats your name or how old are you and he just looks at me,but i hold up three fingers and he will say 3 y...
  • My daughter is 40 months and has a speech problem at preschool. She doesn't talk to anybody at preschool, only using her head to express yes/no (I.E. nod means 'yes'), but she talks a lot at home and also many complicated sentences. What can I do to her to...
  • My 19 month old boy was recently diagnosised with microcephaly. His head hasn't shown any measurable growth in 2 months. Early Intervention assessed him and he scored above his age on all 5 areas of assessment. But what about his head? We have an MRI sched...
  • My eight month old baby contracted meningitis when he was 1 1/2 months old. At 5 months, the doctor detected a urinary tract infection and he had several tests done, including a kidney scan, and everything was normal. Is the UTI related to the meningitis?...
  • My three month old daughter's weight of 10lb and height of 22inch are in the 10th percentile. However, her head circumference of 16inch is in the 97th. Should I be concerned especially when large head does not run in either mine and my husband's ...
  • I am having a hard time disciplining my son. He is three years old and I do not believe in scolding, so I have been taking toys away from him when he is bad and not giving him a treat after dinner. This worked for a while but now it is not working. He has ...
  • I am looking for information about "global developmental delay." Can you help me?...
  • My 8-month-old uses a pacifier. When my mother watches her, she dips the pacifier in honey. Someone told me that was not a good idea, but I need a reason to tell my mother....
  • What are some of the earliest symptoms of cerebral palsy in a baby? ...
  • I am worried that my 8-year-old might be depressed. Is this possible? What should I look for? ...
  • My daughter is diagnosed with lissencephaly. Can you give me some information on it please....
  • My son is now six months old and still does not roll from his back to his stomach and vice versa. Is there something to be alarmed about?...
  • My 6 1/2 month old daughter has been doing this strange thing over and over for about a week now. It looks like she's getting the chills or how she would react if she ate something sour, but she's doing it alot. I keep her as warm as possible so I don't th...
  • I have been told than my 8 1/2 month old son's head is too big. Can you please tell me what this means?...
  • How would I know whether my child is hyperactive?...
  • I understand that feeding whole milk is not advised until age 1. Are there the same recommendations for soy milk? I have a 3 month old nephew eating soy milk with barley water and karo syrup. No formula is given. What nutrients will this lack, and will it ...
  • My 10 year-old son walks almost exclusively on his tip toes, often to the point where he is literally 'bobbing' along. I have always thought that this was just a natural characteristic but a friend has suggested to me that it could be an indication of test...
  • I have 21/2-year-old twins.10 wks premature but no residual health problems. They are delayed with speech development. One is very sensitive and inconsolable at times. Wants only his father to attend to his needs.he often wakes up from a sound sl...
  • My 10-year-old daughter was diagnosed at three and re-evaluated at age six for ADHD. While she was "hyper" at one time, her symptoms began to gravitate toward problems with concentration, following directions, and forgetfulness. She began exhibit...
  • My 3 1/2 year old daughter goes to daycare twice a week for a 3 hours. She just had an evaluation and they said her vocabulary and sentence structure were very good but I may want to have her speech checked as she still has problems with some sounds. She s...
  • I have a 11 1/2 month old boy, and I was wondering when he will start saying words. He babbles once in awhile. We read to him and talk to him, but he doesn't even say mommy or daddy. What should I do? Does this mean he's slow?...
  • I have a 13 year old son, he is having problems keeping up his grades in school. He was tested in school last year for a learning disablity. It was determined that he has slow processing skills and a slightly better then average IQ. He does not have all of...
  • I have a 2 1/2 year old boy who has been speech delayed and diagnosed with aprxia. My question is, what can I do about his constant and extreme drooling?...
  • My son is five months old and I have been told he has low muscle tone- that of a newborn. Otherwise he is developing fine. They will be taking a blood test, urine test and checking the nerves in his eye (something like that). Please give me what are com...
  • My son is 6 years old and just developed a lisp. (His tongue lashes out between his teeth when he is trying to say the "S" sound. It happens no matter what part of the word the "S" falls into. Because he never had this problem, should I be concerned?...
  • We have been reading a lot recently about the dangers of heat stroke in infants. About a week ago our 10 week old got very hot and agitated while in his car seat because of a special cover that we just started using for winter weather. We cooled him down a...
  • My 14year old daughter has been suffering from headaches for the past month. These headaches are around the clock. They are not migraines. This past week she has also begun have stomach problems. She has been xrayed and had an MRI. Both came back negative....
  • My son is seriously developmentally delayed. He is 19 months old, weighs just over 18 lbs, and has a very limited appetite. I feed him as much as he'll eat. He drinks pediasure to get the most calories from his milk, but he has oral hypersensitivity and ea...
  • Can drinking too much water and milk be harming my 15 month old son? Our son drinks 12 to 18 ounces of water at night (when he is falling asleep or returning to sleep after waking) and drinks another 32 ounces or so of water and milk combined during the da...
  • My four month old daughter was born after a 38 weeks pregnancy by C-section. She was not in distress and her APGAR Score was a 9-9. My concern is she's still having the "moro reflex" in her sleep and it gets worse after a bout of crying. Is it normal? S...
  • My 18 month nephew recently had his well baby check-up. He is at the top of the charts for height and weight, but only the 32nd percentile for head circumference. He is not walking yet, but scoots wherever he needs to go. He is not very verbal but commu...
  • My son is going to be two years old on 26thJanuary, 2001. Still he does not speak coherently and babbles a lot. He does not call any body by name or relation. He did not even call me mama. However, he indicates his needs through signs. There appears to be ...
  • My cousin is 2 years old and does not talk. He does not even speak or mummble. All he does is just cry....
  • Our son has ADHD. Of late he seems like he has lost of short term memory. He can not recall or put down his thoughts on paper, can not give opinion on any subject and when asked about his day he can not remember. Is this part of ADHD or is it possibly a me...
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