plants can be grown around the house. These vegetables are
fresh and good for health and keep the surrounding area of
the house clean.
b) Clean Children: The children
should be bathed every day and should wear washed clothes.
Their hair should be combed regularly to avoid lice. Their
nails should be cut regularly and kept clean. Otherwise dirty
nails cause germs to get into the stomach while eating and
cause diseases. Regular cleaning of the mouth -teeth after
eating food, washing hands after every ablution and not to
spit anywhere and everywhere. The family members should develop
a habit of washing hands before eating and keeping eatables
and water covered.
c) Characteristics of the mother:
Here you can help the mother cope with problems in a better
way. You will be lessening her burden by just listening to
her problems. Your understanding of her problems would give
her more confidence. But in case of any serious psychiatric
illness, it is better to refer her to the psychiatrist. You
can continue to visit her, talk to her and see that she takes
the treatment regularly.
5. Severe Marital Discord
The couple require your counselling and advice. You can tell
them about simple things which would improve their marriage.
- They can recognise each other's worth.
- Appreciate it outwardly.
- Discussing matters and taking decisions together for example:
Sending the child to the school.
- Not quarreling in front of children.
- Should co-operate with each other.
You can assign them simple tasks which they should adopt
later on. For example: the wife may feel that she is overburdened
and wants her husband to help in small chores. This he can
do to make the wife happy and wife also should do some things
which makes her husband happy. This in the long run will surely
better the relationship.
6. Neurotic Traits in Children
Apart from assessing the physical milestones of development
of the child, it is important to assess his psychosocial development.
If he has not stopped bedwetting even after 3 years, refer
him to a doctor for physical