Talk to your child's doctor if
you are concerned that your child:
Is not meeting growth or development milestones
for his or her age.
Has signs that he or she is entering
puberty at a very early age (before 8 for girls, and 9
Exhibits unusually aggressive behavior or shows signs of
bullying others. Boys, especially, may behave
aggressively when they are faced with a difficult situation. Girls are more
likely to shun other girls and gossip about others.
Struggles to understand or use
spoken or written language. Having learning problems in school could be a sign
learning disability or a vision problem.
Seems withdrawn or
depressed. Girls are more likely than boys to react to
problems quietly. This behavior can make it hard for parents and teachers to
recognize that they are troubled. A child who loses interest in friends or activities that he or she liked in the past may be
Sometimes school counselors or teachers identify children
who are having difficulties doing schoolwork, participating in gym classes, or
socializing with other children. They can recommend a course of action that may
family doctor or
It is possible that the main title of the report Reye Syndrome is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.
As your child becomes more
involved at school and with friends, sports, and other activities, your skills
as a parent will be tested. You may want to talk with your doctor if you feel
overwhelmed. Also, classes that are often offered by schools, churches, or
community groups can help you learn valuable parenting skills.
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WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
August 09, 2013
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