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  • 1Odd behavior in a 7-8 year old female child?

    Hey guys, i help run a local brownie pack, and recently we've been seeing strange behavior in one of our children. We taught her sister before her, who also had bizare behavior, but not as badly as her younger sister. this child is at least 7-8 years old, but seems to live on her own world. when the children are sat as a group, she;s often sat on her own outside it, not listening. On occasions where her mother stays to help out, instead of sitting witht he group she spends her time rolling about on the floor next to her parent. When charged with a simple task that can even be so simple as glueing two bits of paper together, she sits with a rather gaunt expression, and wont do anything unless a grown up sits with her all the way through and usually has to do most of the work for her. We have alot of children to look after so that kind of care cant be provided by the amount of adults per child, which has led to her spending one evening sitting under a table for an hour while children younger than her happily got on with the simple projects on thier own. If asked to tidy up by an adult or peer she'll pretend you dont exist and continue to wander around aimlessly, doing nothing, again in her own small world. and though we try to gently urge her to contribute in soem small way she seems to take this as a personal attack and usually hides in the toilet for the rest of the evening. If given one to one attention she can be talkative, but not to another child, only to an adult, and she will flat out refuse to be involved in anything like a play that the other girls might do. She tends to say she doesnt like to read or write as a way of getting out of doing small projects such as making a card, etc etc. Does anyone know what may be going on with this little girl? It's got us rather stumped and a little worried as the parents have never mentioned her acting like this anywhere else. Any advice would be useful, thanks Xx

  • 2I'm a 17 year old female and need help in weight loss!?

    Okay so throughout my entire life I have always been conscious of my weight , but until this year never affected me . This year I won a little over 10 pounds maybe 20 .. I have 17 years old, 5'3 and weight 158. I'm starting to feel the symptoms of depression and anxiety . I've never felt like that. So since summer has started I completely off my weight and health around . Can anyone give me some good advice , food , exercise plans or supplements are beneficial for losing weight and keeping it well ? Please no rude comments or say .. Treat others as you want to be treated ! :) Thank you guys ! Of course my goal is to lose at least 10 pounds during the summer , but I really want to be in the 120 - 130s !

  • 3I'm a 24 year old Female, just moved across country. I need Hobbies!?

    My boyfriend and I moved from Cape Cod MA to Washington state in January .. only for adventure and fun .. we place on the scene and do not know anyone here . We are happy and love our time in our lives together . My boyfriend is in school and works full time as a server. We have the weekends off together , though ( but is almost always doing lots and lots of homework) . I am a full time nanny during the weekdays , but I have my degree in psychology . Even I have a dog impressive , but I'm still a bit boring at times . I am also somewhat of a budget. I've been thinking about sewing or sailing lessons this summer , I love zumba too cheesy and I love things like flea markets , or would like to take a class .... Any suggestions for things to do , places to meet people, and has connections with the resources to find these things ?

  • 4Imagine this: you are a 50 year old female who needs to decide quickly:?

    I guess you have a very " young " fitness instructor 50 years old single mother . It has 2 career change options / choices : a) the degree of Ph.D. in psychology : 5 years or B ) = law school three years . What do you think has the greatest potential for generating income for life ( he has no intention of retiring and wants to love your work) ... consider longevity , money , and enjoy .... what would you do and why?

  • 5I seriously need help before I totally ruin my life. I am a 27 year old female, on parole for drugs?

    Been to prison 3 times. All my charges boil down to my drug addiction.I believe I have depression, but ive never been motivated enough to see a doctor. Im not bipolar cause I dont have ups and downs. Only downs. Im like Eeyore! I want to know if there is such a pill thats for depression that has very high levels of methamphetamine in it. I need these pills or else i go to prison for four years! Not fair. I need this boost daily!! Legal or not. What should I do?

  • 6I will be a 23 year old female with bachelor degree psychology which branch of military best for me?

    I'll have my degree in psychology with specialization in criminal psychology . Not graduate until the fall of 2010 and will also have a son . With these considerations in mind what military branch would be a good idea for me to study ?

  • 7I am a 27 year old female, decided to go back to sch 4 a masters, can't decide on law or pyschology, sugg?

    I am a 27 year old , who lives in Florida . They have not gotten a job in four months , market pretty bad . He holds a BA in Communication . The interest is in the arts , but inexperienced , only experience is in real estate and law. He decided to return to school , however , want to attend a school out of state . Thinking about Alexandria , VA area , visited there for some time , and thought it was a wonderful city . Can not decide whether to get a Master of Laws ( based on my professional work experience ) , or psychology (based on the opinions of friends) . I have a passion for theater, singing , beauty , style , etc , but while in school , I thought I would do anything , so it took a professional way organizational communication (which means absolutely nothing in the business world ) . Does anyone have any opinion, advice , suggestions as to what I should major in for my Masters , as my professional work experience in real estate and law, but my true passion is in the arts . Please help .

  • 827 year old, healthy female, needs direction! military college, real estate? Any great programs out there?

    I want advice from people currently like the way you have chosen in life! I've lived my life so far without a mentor or someone to guide me , and I just recently was released from the labor impasse that had been working for the past eight years .... Now what ? I'm willing to throw everything I have in storage , find a home for my cats , and do something ! I have clean records in great physical health , love the outdoors? learning fast , as long as your math im not , I can deal with situations and lead busy , but I'm too much of a risk taker , a clerical position in the army would be great , but not jumping out of airplanes , or any actually jumping lol , I like science and technology , psychology and love medical studies , great at problem solving, deduction , details , im big on a lot ! but I'm not big on leaving my door and do things without a plan : ( someone inspire and guide meee ! >.

  • 9PDD NOS /HFA High Functioning Autism Child - Please answer my question about Behavior Modification techniques?

    This question is for parents, teachers, therapists that have experience with PDD NOS or HFA High Functioning Autism. I was recently reading about behavior modification and was wondering what others think to this article, do these techniques work? Is it good advice? Is it general rule of thumb to do this type of parenting for high functioning autism in public school that's having oppositional and behavioral issues at school (tantrums, hitting, throwing, disrupting class, defiant to follow rules etc). Here's the article:

  • 10Kidnapped at knifepoint from her bedroom in the middle of the night, 14-year-old Elizabeth Smart was held captive for over nine months by a drifter and his female companion. When police finally found her and the details of her captivity were widely public

    Kidnapped at knifepoint from her bedroom in the middle of the night, 14-year-old Elizabeth Smart was held captive for over nine months by a drifter and his female companion. When police finally found her and the details of her captivity were widely publicized, some observers publicly questioned why the girl never tried to escape or get the attention of the police. Such responses illustrate an attributional pattern called:  

  • 11How can you tell if a 3 year-old child has autism?

  • 12Is it wrong for me to want a child? im a 19 year old male?

    So lately I've been studying human development in my psychology class , and this class makes me have a son to me and my girlfriend . I am a 19 year old male with a specialization in working on my nursing degree. Is it wrong for me to be thinking about these things ?