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  1. 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 ...

  2. Helping Your Child Build Inner Strength - How Can You Help Teens Build Inner Strength?

    It often seems like teenagers never listen,but they do. That's why it's so important to remember that you are still the primary role model,even as your child grows older. The single most important thing you can do to help your teen is to show that you love him or her no matter what. Teenagers may be growing up,but they still need to: Feel safe and loved. Learn social skills. Learn to ...

  3. Growth and Development: Helping Your Child Build Self-Esteem

    Self - esteem is a person's core belief about himself or herself. A person's self - esteem is reflected in his or her actions, both in how as well as what he or she does. Although self - esteem varies from time to time, the pattern usually leans toward a healthy or unhealthy view of self. With healthy self - esteem, a person is more likely to succeed in life.Although building self - esteem is a li

  4. Postpartum: First 6 Weeks After Childbirth - When to Call a Doctor

    Call anytime you think you may need emergency care. For example,call if: You have sudden,severe pain in your belly. You passed out (lost consciousness). Call your doctor now or seek immediate medical care if: You have severe vaginal bleeding. You are passing blood clots and soaking through a pad each hour for 2 or more hours. Your vaginal bleeding seems to be getting heavier or is still ...

  5. Nurturing Your Child to Improve Learning and Attention - Topic Overview

    The following are suggestions for nurturing your child to help improve his or her learning and attention. Give frequent physical contact. Touch and hold your baby as much as possible during the first 6 months of his or her life. You will not spoil your baby. Your baby needs frequent physical contact to grow and develop. Limit exposure to television as much as possible before age 2. When ...

  6. Quick Tips: Helping Your Child Stay Safe and Healthy - Get started

    Raising children is a big job. It can be overwhelming to think about all the things your child needs to learn to stay safe and healthy. In addition to teaching children good eating and activity habits,you can also teach them some basic health and safety habits. Remember that your child learns habits by watching you. If you and the rest of your family follow healthy habits,your child will ...

  7. Recognizing and Developing Your Children's Special Talents - Topic Overview

    To build healthy self-esteem,all children need to feel that they can do at least one thing very well. Many times,however,a child's special talent is overlooked because it's not an area that is recognized at school or elsewhere. Parents can discover their children's special talents by providing varied experiences and opportunities. Then they can help their children by working with them at ...

  8. Crying Child That Is Not Acting Normally - Topic Overview

    Crying is a child's first way of communicating. Parents and caregivers become better over time at identifying their child's cry. Along with crying, a child may not act normally when something is wrong with him or her. Infection, illness, injury or pain, or a medical problem may cause a child to not act normally.If your baby has colic, you may be concerned that a health condition is causing the excessive crying. Usually a baby with colic isn't crying because of pain or physical discomfort. But it is important to be aware that health problems or injuries can cause a baby to cry excessively. And it's important to watch for related signs. Here are a few things to look for that may mean your baby has a health problem.Signs of not acting normallyLooks or acts different, such as a change in balance or coordinationAppears confused or doesn't interact with people or objects in his or her environment. Look for a change in the level of consciousness.Sleeps more or appears to have no

  9. Bullying - How Children Can Discourage Bullying

    Children can take steps to discourage bullying. A basic strategy is to hang out with friendly kids at school and to stay away from those who seem not to like them. Bullying is also less likely to occur when children are in groups and are in areas supervised by adults. For example, children who wish to avoid being bullied can:Play or take breaks near adults while at school.Walk to school with ...

  10. Weaning - 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. Healthy Eating: Helping Your Child Learn Healthy Eating Habits ...

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