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Dr. Rajesh Kulkarni

Pediatrician, Pune

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Dr. Rajesh Kulkarni is a renowned Pediatrician in Ghorpadi, Pune. You can consult Dr. Rajesh Kulkarni at Mantri Hospital in Ghorpadi, Pune. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Rajesh Kulkarni on Lybrate.com.

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My Child Is Getting Stubborn. How Do I Handle This?

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Bathinda


A common scene" while you are shopping with your child, he stops in front of a shop and asks for an expensive toy. You try convincing him that he already has many. He refuses to listen, starts crying rolls over on the floor, you try to stop. You yell and shout at him but nothing seems to work. You finally buy the toy for him. Now he is happy!”


Are all kids stubborn?

Most kids are stubborn at times. This is considered normal in the first few years of life. However, if this behavior is persistent, then it calls for evaluation and introspection on part of the parents.


What problems can arise due to their stubborn behavior?

  • A pervasive stubborn and adamant attitude in children can lead to the following:
  • Increased anxiety and stress in the family
  • Child may lag behind in academics
  • Child can develop an understanding that through his behavior, he can get his way always
  • Will have difficulty adjusting in school and with friends
  • May develop a defiant and aggressive attitude

Is punishment an effective method?

Punishment works as a temporary method to stop stubborn behavior. However, it is not recommended always. First it is important for parents to understand reason for kids being stubborn.


What can parents do when child is in the midst of a tantrum?

When the child is in the midst of a tantrum, it is important that parents stay calm and composed. Time out, walking away from the situation, ignoring the child, till he gets out of it is the best solution.


What is a time out?

Time-out is a form of behavioural modification that involves temporarily separating a child from an environment where unacceptable behavior occurred. Time-outs may be on a chair, in a corner, bedroom, or any other location where there are no distractions, and reduced access to fun items, activities and people.
This procedure is preferable to other punishments such as reprimanding, yelling at or spanking the child for their misbehavior.


How much time can I give a time out for?

Time outs must be brief. A rule of thumb for time outs is" one minute per year of age, for example if your child is 5 yrs old, time out given maybe for 5 mins.


What is positive reinforcement?

Positive reinforcement is catching your child doing good and praising/ rewarding him for the same. It is an effective means to improve behavior in children. Set up a target for your child, give him stars on days when he meets set goals and at the end of the week, reward him with something that he wants. This is called behavioral charting and is very effective in kids.


Common parenting tips to be followed:

  • Children learn by observing parents. Parents attitude and behavior influences child’s behavior in a major way
  • Listen, don’t argue
  • Stay calm
  • Reinforce positive behavior. Catch your child doing any good and praise him for it. Let him know his good behavior is being noticed and appreciated, it will help to increase this behavior
  • Ignore tantrums
  • Understand your child’s behavior
  • Do not give into his blackmailing
  • Spend quality time with your children. Let them know you are available for them
  • Be aware of your own emotions and actions
  • Respect them
  • Ensure your child is engaged and busy. Boredom many times can trigger tantrums
  • As parents, understand the difference between needs and wants

Identify the antecedents to their stubborn behavior. Do not scold them or beat them, but be composed when you deal with them. Do not give in to their demands in the midst of a tantrum. Ignoring the tantrum is the best way out.

Most crucial aspect is to ensure that all members of the family agree on the same disciplining method. Convince all at home that being firm with the child when he throws tantrums is in the best interest of the child.

Disclaimer" the information is based on standard medical guidelines and is purely informative. Not to be used for treatment.”

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Hi Child girl 6 is breathing through mouth for last 6 months but since 15 days the same has aggravated. Finally she has enlarged adenoids which are not responding with antibiotics. Any effective nasal drop for relieving pressure in nose apart from otrivin or tab or else.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
You may give steam inhalation 2-3 times a day then use Furapray nasal spray twice a day along with Tab.Montair LC Kid once a day,keep body with side during sleep so there wil no nasal obstruction.
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My daughter is 4 months old. Last week gave vaccination to her. I checked the temperature today it's normal 98.4. But her head is hot why. Kindly advise. Pls.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My daughter is 4 months old. Last week gave vaccination to her. I checked the temperature today it's normal 98.4. But...
Babies' head feel hotter as the normal body heat exchange takes place mainly through head as it has greater surface area.
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My son aged 2 year has cough for more than a month. We have been giving Alex junior .In between we showed to doctor and he prescribed Azee. He had that too for. 5 days. He doesn't cough but there is lots of mucus discharge from his nose. Doctor pls suggest.

M. D & BSMS, M. Sc clinical research, PGdip yoga
Siddha Specialist, Chennai
My son aged 2 year has cough for more than a month. We have been giving Alex junior .In between we showed to doctor a...
Hi May I suggest following relax It will be improves immunity Syp immunocin 3 ml one time per day Syp septilin 3 ml per day for at least 2 to 3 months, no side effects. You can give with out doubt. Prescribed many children.
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Meri bachi 2 and half years he usko fever tha to or kuch khari nahi to uske liye khane k kuch tips batao.Please tell.

M.D.Pediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Mumbai
Meri bachi 2 and half years he usko fever tha to or kuch khari nahi to uske liye khane k kuch tips batao.Please tell.
Dear mother apni beti ko thora thora karke khilayein those besan ka shira de ya suji in milk if she lakes namkeen then give some soup sabjion ka ya chicken ka usme thora butter dal dain. Bread or butter ya jam bhi desakte ho. Per har cheej thorn thori thori deim zabardasti nahin karen kuch bhi poochhana ho likely.
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My son is 6 months old. and i have started giving him apple juice. And cereal. and he is having cold. he is doing a green poo. Everyday. Is this cause of food I have started or cause of cold he is having.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician,
My son is 6 months old. and i have started giving him apple juice. And cereal. and he is having cold. he is doing a g...
Green stool is normal. Neither the the apple juice npr cold is responsible for green stool. Continue breast feeding and weaning food.
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Sir please suggest foods that help in building immunity against cough n cold. My daughter suffers often from cough n cold n tends to lose weight rapidly. Please suggest.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Faridabad
Most important is stop bottle if bottle feeding.High protein diet example eggs,milk,daal,basen etc and fruits seasonal example banana,orange apples in winter session.mangoes in summer
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My son is 6 months old nd he has hair problem. His hair are not growing as new new born child. His front half head is blank nd rest have very few hairs. Can you pls let me know the solution for this.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Diploma in Pharmacy
Ayurveda, Mumbai
My son is 6 months old nd he has hair problem. His hair are not growing as new new born child. His front half head is...
Your son is too young. He does not require any treatment. Some children get their hair later after they grow a little. You can shave his head more frequently every 6 months.
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Can a nephrotic syndrome child take salt in food? Is it harmful for him? How can nephrotic syndrome be cured?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Mumbai
Hello. A child with nephrotic syndrome should not be given extra salt in diet other than that is added in gould during preparation. That means he should curtail intake of pickles, papad. Once a child has recovered from swelling, normal diet can be resumed. Nephrotic syndrome can be cured by use of steroids under pediatricians guidance.
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