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  1. Parenting acTopic Centers - Exams and Tests

    A maltreated child who is taken to a health professional will first have a general physical examination. The child's medical history also is reviewed, and parents or caregivers are questioned about the child's condition. A child who is able to talk will be separated from the caregiver to be interviewed.Health professionals have a professional duty and legal obligation to evaluate the possibility .

  2. Cleaning Your Young Son's Natural (Uncircumcised) Penis - Topic Overview

    From birth,infants follow their internal hunger and fullness cues. They eat when they're hungry and stop eating when they're full. Experts agree that newborns should be fed on demand. This means that you breast- or bottle-feed your infant whenever he or she shows signs of hunger,rather than setting a strict schedule. You let your infant stop feeding at will,even if there is milk left in ...

  3. Cleaning Your Young Son's Natural (Uncircumcised) Penis - Topic Overview

    Some babies grow attached to the bottle and do not want to give it up. Here are some common behaviors and suggestions on how to deal with them. Your baby always wants to have a bottle in his or her mouth. Do not let your baby crawl,walk around,or go to bed with a bottle. This will make him or her more prone to dental cavities (caries). Offer a stuffed toy or blanket for comfort instead. ...

  4. Cleaning Your Young Son's Natural (Uncircumcised) Penis - Topic Overview

    A baby may be uncomfortable after feedings if he or she has swallowed air during the feeding. Burping helps get rid of air that the baby has swallowed. Burp a breast-feeding baby when you switch breasts during feeding. Burp a baby who is bottle-feeding after each 1 fl oz (30 mL) to 2 fl oz (60 mL) of fluid. Burp the baby after the feeding is finished. If the baby has problems with gas or ...

  5. Cleaning Your Young Son's Natural (Uncircumcised) Penis - Topic Overview

    Many of the tips for weaning babies from bottle-feeding can be used for toddlers (ages 1 to 2). Here are some suggestions unique to toddlers: Do not allow a toddler to carry the bottle around. Explain to your toddler that he or she can have milk only at mealtimes and snack times and in specific locations,such as in the kitchen. This makes drinking from the bottle less convenient and may also ...

  6. Parenting acTopic Centers - What Happens

    In the United States during 2002, approximately 1, 400 children died as a result of child maltreatment.2 Survivors are vulnerable to long - term emotional damage. Typically, children are abused at an age when they are not equipped with life experience and reasoning abilities to understand that it is not their fault. They suffer developmental setbacks, physical pain, and emotional anguish. ...

  7. Parenting acTopic Centers - How Adults Can Help Stop Bullying

    As with many issues related to growing up, openly talking about bullying before it happens is most helpful for children. Teach your child how to recognize and react to bullying, regardless of who is the victim. Also, talk about and model empathy, which is being sensitive to and understanding how other people feel. This can help prevent your child from becoming involved in bullying others. ...

  8. Cleaning Your Young Son's Natural (Uncircumcised) Penis - Topic Overview

    Using a breast pump is a good way to provide the benefits of breast-feeding when you have to be away from your baby. Pumping will help keep up your milk supply and prevent discomfort and breast engorgement. You can also use a breast pump to slowly reduce your milk supply if you have to stop breast-feeding suddenly.There are different types of breast pumps to choose from. They may look confusing at first, but they are easy to use. If you have any problems with pumping, ask for help. A lactation consultant or other breast-feeding expert can help you learn how to use a breast pump. Getting ready to pumpRead all the instructions that came with your pump. Be sure you know how to put it together and how often you will need to clean and sanitize the parts.Choose a good place to pump. Find a spot that's clean, comfortable, and private so you can relax. If you're pumping at work, you may feel more at ease in a room that has a door you can lock.Using a breast pumpWash your hands before you

  9. Cleaning Your Young Son's Natural (Uncircumcised) Penis - Home Treatment

    From the time you begin breastfeeding until your baby is weaned, take measures to prevent mastitis.

  10. Parenting acTopic Centers - Independence Stage

    Independence is the most critical stage of the family life cycle. As you enter young adulthood, you begin to separate emotionally from your family. During this stage, you strive to become fully able to support yourself emotionally, physically, socially, and financially. You begin to develop unique qualities and characteristics that define your individual identity. Intimacy is a vital skill to ...

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