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  1. Helping Your Child Build Inner Strength - What Barriers Can Affect Inner Strength?

    Research shows that some children are more likely to have problems building inner strength. They may have risk factors, such as being in certain situations, having certain medical conditions, or having certain personalities, that make it harder for them to be resilient. But the more parents understand about these risk factors, the better they will be able to help their children learn how to cope.Internal risk factorsInternal risk factors are part of a child's personality or health history. Examples include:Hyperactivity.Concentration problems.Problems with learning.Serious illness.External risk factorsExternal risk factors are in the family, schools, and community. Examples include:Poverty.Parents with severe marital problems.Remarriage of parents.Moving to a new town.Overcrowded classrooms.High crime rate in the neighborhood.A counselor or therapist can help you and your child learn healthy ways to cope with stress.

  2. Repair of Choanal Atresia - Risks

    The main risk of surgery to repair choanal atresia is needing another surgery if the airway does not stay open. In general, children have a small risk of infection or bleeding. Any surgery involving general anesthesia carries a small amount of risk. Call the doctor if your child has bleeding, a fever of, pus coming from the nose, or you are unable to keep the stents clear so your child can ...

  3. Caring for More Than One Baby - Health Tools

    Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Sleep: Helping Your Children—and Yourself—Sleep Well

  4. Repair of Choanal Atresia - What to Expect After Surgery

    After surgery, your baby should be able to breathe normally and will be able to breast - feed or bottle - feed. Newborns stay in the hospital for a few days; older children having surgery on one side may go home after a day or two. Health professionals will teach you how to suction your baby's nasal passages at home to keep the stents open until they can be removed. They also will have you watch f

  5. Helping Your Child Build Inner Strength - How Can You Help Children Build Inner Strength?

    The single most important thing you can do to help your children is to show that you love them no matter what. Knowing that you are close by and available gives your children a sense of security. Although your children's world is expanding,you remain their primary influence. Always remember that you are a role model. Your children learn by watching you. So be sure that your actions and ...

  6. Repair of Choanal Atresia - What to Think About

    Surgery may be delayed until the child is 2 or 3 years old if only one nasal passage is blocked.The transnasal technique requires less operating time than the transpalatal approach, but the risk of the nasal passages closing later may be higher. ...

  7. Coping Strategies to Avoid Harming a Baby - Topic Overview

    Caring for a baby can be difficult and frustrating at times. Most parents have periods when they feel overwhelmed, exhausted, and extremely frustrated. Help manage your frustration and anger by learning healthy ways to handle the stress of child care. You can learn techniques to help you stay in control of your emotions when everyday pressures mount. The following strategies can help you function in a loving and healthy way with your baby. Prevent yourself from becoming overwhelmedLearn about child development, child health, and effective and safe behavior management. This information can help you understand and deal with your baby's behavior and changing needs. Call your hospital for information about parenting education classes, or look for books in your local library.Talk with other parents about the ways they cope with the demands of child care.Take short relaxation breaks when you can. For example, listen to your favorite music, or do breathing exercises while your baby naps.Ask

  8. Bullying: Building a Child's Self-Esteem - Health Tools

    Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Growth and Development: Helping Your Child Build Self-Esteem

  9. Shaken Baby Syndrome - Health Tools

    Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Interactive tools are designed to help people determine health risks, ideal weight, target heart rate, and more. Interactive Tool: Are You Depressed? Interactive Tool: What Is Your Stress Level?

  10. Bullying: How to Help Your Child Who Bullies - Topic Overview

    It can be hard to accept that your child may be bullying other children. But once you recognize the problem,you can help solve it by helping your child learn how his or her actions affect others. Being sensitive to others' feelings (empathy) is largely a learned skill that you can teach your child. Take your child's actions seriously. And let your child know that bullying will not be ...

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