Seizures and epilepsy
Epilepsy is a medical condition defined by an occurrence of two or more seizures. To be considered epilepsy, these seizures can not be caused by low sugars (hypoglycemia) or fever. Usually, abnormal triggering or firing of electric charges within the brain cause epileptic seizures. Epilepsy affects children of all ages. About 300,000 children under 14 yrs of age in America are affected by epilepsy. Epilepsy in children can be partial or generalized, affecting only parts of the body or all of the body. However, seizures are classified as epileptic only when they are unprovoked by other conditions and occur at an interval greater than 24 hours. Depending upon the classification, for some children it may be a short-time problem, while for others it may be a life-long condition.
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Dental emergencies are common in children and it can refer to pain, bleeding and other kinds of trauma to kid’s teeth. A serious dental emergency can be caused by falls, accidents and fights resulting in a knocked out, broken, chipped or cracked teeth. Milder to severe forms of dental emergencies include dental pain, swelling and bleeding caused by various kinds of bacterial diseases such as pulpitis, painful caries, pericoronitis and abscess.
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Communication and your 6- 12-year-old
By 6-8 years, children will be able to tell riddles and jokes. They will know the different meanings of words with similar sounds such as hear and here. They can tell stories at length and can start conversations on their own. There will be clarity of sounds in speech.
By 8-10 years, they can listen actively and can participate in group discussions. They can explain what they have learned and can summarize ideas perfectly.
By 10-12 years, children can express opinions during conversation. They can give accurate directions and can make effective verbal and non-verbal communication. They can also describe characteristics of people or of a play and can also draw conclusions from a group discussion.
Last Updated (Saturday, 09 October 2010 17:56)