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My son is a 7 year old first grader who does very well academically however he doesnt want to participate in any "fun" group activities at school causing distractions. An example, last week they put on the first grade musical and when everyone was clapping he was screaming boo as loud as he could sending some of the other children home crying afterwards. I am getting calls from school on a regular basis. it seems if there is a group activity he wants no part of it, even acting up at lunch and recess. i am trying to get him in to see a specialist but the wait times are so very long. please advise.  thank you

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It is difficult to offer any suggestion for this problem as it requires interviewing and  counseling the child. Every child is unique and will have some idiosyncrasies. Sometimes the  best approach would be to ignore the behavior for some time encourage the child to pursue his interest.  

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Dr. Arun Kumar Suri

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I can answer questions in the field of general pediatrics-questions regarding the development of children, immunization, feeding, weaning and common childhood problems like fever, cough and recurrent illness. Many of these topics are dealt with on my website Healthy Family Happy Family. Often a mother imagines that her child is sick when in fact there is no problem. Such a mother needs explanation and reassurance. I will not be able to answer specific questions regarding diagnosis.

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I have more than 20 years of experience as a Pediatrician. I have been involved in the care of premature babies and also many critically ill children.

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I am attached to a Mission hospital in a small town in the Kannur dist. of Kerala in India. I also have my private clinic in a nearby place.

Publications
Most of my articles are on my website Healthy Family Happy Family. I have also contributed articles to Ezine Articles and Article City. I believe that Pediatrics is more than treating diseases in children. I advocate holistic approach to child health and problems of children giving equal importance to physical, psychological and spiritual health of children.

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M.B.B.S. D.C.H. I have completed a distant course in adolescent health conducted by IMA AKN SINHA INSTITUTE. I have also completed an online course on Ayurvedic care of children conducted by Jiva Institute.

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My website has been recognized by HONcode for trustworthy information on health. It has also been listed by familyfriendlysites.com/, healthdirectorymoz.com/Child-Health/ and medindia.net.

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