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Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Pepsy | 2008/06/11

Q.

Concentration skills

Dear doc,

My daugher is 3y, 7m...she is in a day-school...the teacher is having trouble getting her to complete tasks eg. coloring a pic..she doesnt listen to the teacher...she is openly defiant at home as well..and even hits out at both of us, and screams whn told to do something...is this normal?? how do i teach her to concentrate on a task?? i have tried every method of discipline, incl resorting to smacking from pure frustration!

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

How do you think that smacking your daughter will help with this problem? There is something that is really disturbing your little girl and she needs help. She should be seen by a child psychologist or play therapist as soon as possible.

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