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Doctor insights on: 10 Morals To Raising Your Child

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Teen poor behaviour: defient and disrespecful with parents and siblings. What's the next step to try to correct on our own?

Teen poor behaviour: defient and disrespecful with parents and siblings. What's the next step to try to correct on our own?

Frustration with....: ....Teen behavior has been around as long as there have been parents and teens. Your question isn't going to be answered in 400 letters. Talk to your pediatrician, teachers, coaches and counselors.....People who deal with adolescents every day and know your child. It's likely they can give you helpful advice. ...Read more

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Could an abusive (physical, emotional and mental) childhood make you as an adult be abusive toward your own children?

Could an abusive (physical, emotional and mental) childhood make you as an adult be abusive toward your own children?

Yes: Family violence is often a multi-generational problem.Realizing that tendency and having a therapeutic intervention is one way to break the cycle. ...Read more

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What to be given to the child of 3 to 10 yrs to increase their height , weight n immunity power?Plzzz telle food items if possible.

What to be given to the child of 3 to 10 yrs to increase their height , weight n immunity power?Plzzz telle food items if possible.

Diet / execise: Having a normal healthy diet (including lots of green veggies) with regular exercise is best. If you want to prevent illness, wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds frequently through the day. Genetics will decide the rest. There is no single "super" food. ...Read more

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Will giving a cell phone to your kid cause him to have anti-social behavior?

Will giving a cell phone to your kid cause him to have anti-social behavior?

Give guidance too!: Just giving your child adult electronic tools without guidelines on their use is just as dangerous as giving them a chain saw without instruction in how to ue it.But with proper instruction and guidelines, it can be a useful tool. First, two musts - never use in school and never take to bed. Beyond that, you need to set limits and customize its use. Help them learn appropriate social norms in use. ...Read more

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Should parents force their children to love and connect to each other if the child does not feel any real connection to their sibling? Huge age gap.

Should parents force their children to love and connect to each other if the child does not feel any real connection to their sibling? Huge age gap.

Sibling: it should be the responsibilty of the older child to connect with the youngest one, good relationship between the two fosters for safety and security for the younger one. No one can force another person to do any thing. proper upbringing and family values need to be imparted by the parents ...Read more

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How to deal with baby 10m who insist to climb the coach when i say no firmly he still repeat the same action how to change his behavoir?how raise obey

How to deal with baby 10m who insist to climb the coach when i say no firmly he still repeat the same action how to change his behavoir?how raise obey

When you say : in a low, firm, calm voice, remove him from the couch from behind. Take him to a play area & engage him in a different activity. Spend an afternoon redirecting him till he " gets it." Negative or positive attention reinforces a behavior. Raising your voice, scolding or appearing upset will reinforce his couch-climbing. Ignoring a behavior by using time-out works from 18 mos. to 10 years. ...Read more

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Should a parent share their abusive past with their children to help explain his/her emotional problem?

Should a parent share their abusive past with their children to help explain his/her emotional problem?

Depends: This depends on several factors related to the current situation. The parent would need to examine his/her motives for sharing such information. The appropriateness of this would also be impacted by the age and/or maturity level of the children. I would suggest discussing the matter with a therapist before making a decision about this. Such a disclosure could be helpful, but there are risks. ...Read more

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Immunization as a non custodial parent how can you force mother to get your child immunized when she refuses.

Immunization as a non custodial parent how can you force mother to get your child immunized when she refuses.

Agree : Agree that legal services would be most qualified to answer you. However, in quite a number of states parents are allowed to exempt their children from vaccination. Those children are still public health threats. ...Read more

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If someone is 13, 5' 4" and 93 pounds with symptoms of anorexia, will their pediatrician send them to the ER?

If someone is 13, 5' 4" and 93 pounds with symptoms of anorexia, will their pediatrician send them to the ER?

No: Their pediatrician will begin a complete evaluation to determine if there are medical issues leading to the low weight. After identifying any causative factors and consequences of low weight or poor nutrition, a treatment plan will be started and it will include both medical and psychological elements. ...Read more

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Toddler, 2+ yrs is unable to speak but has great nonverbal communication and understanding. Is the toddler clumsy due to inward facing toes?

Toddler, 2+ yrs is unable to speak but has great nonverbal communication and understanding. Is the toddler clumsy due to inward facing toes?

No: In toeing is very common and is easily treated by custom orthotics. The toddler does have a tendency to trip since the feet will hit the legs and trip them up. This is in no way or shape a sing of clumsiness. See a podiatrist as this can easily be taken care of. ...Read more

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At what age should a baby be reaching out for their parents to pick them up? Or reaching towards them? My 6 mo. old reaches for food & toys but notus

At what age should a baby be reaching out for their parents to pick them up? Or reaching towards them? My 6 mo. old reaches for food  & toys but notus

6- mo.-olds learn : some things " by accident". When he reaches up with his hands & looks at your face, respond by smiling & picking him up. He should repeat the behavior, an early sign of social communication. He should regard your face, babble interactively, roll a ball back toward you & show stranger anxiety. Use the screens on first signs.org. If concerned, use www.mofirststeps.com/UI/Referral/ReferralOnline.aspx ...Read more

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When being primary caregiver for aging parent with worsening mobility issue, how to not be abused by them and losing self?

When being primary caregiver for aging parent with worsening mobility issue, how to not be abused by them and losing self?

Overwhelmed: If i understand your question, you feel overwhelmed physically and mentally. Your health is just as important and you of course can't take care of your parent if your health deteriorates. Try to get nursing help for the parent if they qualify, try to get other family to help, talk to friends and if needed, psychologist/psychiatrist. It can be overwhelming, dont do it alone. ...Read more

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If your child is over weighted for his age.Do you go by his age or weight.For medication.

If your child is over weighted for his age.Do you go by his age or weight.For medication.

Neither: The amount of medicine is best calculated by adjusted weight, i.e., average weight for the child's age in case the child is grossly overweight. ...Read more

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Find coping skills in raising a traumatic brain injury adult child now when its only yourself and husband around to helping?

Find coping skills in raising a traumatic brain injury adult child  now when its only yourself and husband around to helping?

Extra resources : Parenting a special needs child places many demands on you. You may need some help such as respite, specialized therapy for the child and you, a special school with additional resources. Check with your local health department for resources. ...Read more

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What are the healthy ways to deal with extreme anger against people u r not in position to leave or punish ie; boss, rude family member, elders... Ect, ?

What are the healthy ways to deal with extreme anger against people u r not in position to leave or punish ie; boss, rude family member, elders... Ect, ?

Have you considered: An anger management program? Cognitive behavioral therapy? Self help books on dealing with difficult people? You have many options. It is important to remember that you can not change your boss, your elders, your rude family members or anyone else who pisses you off- you can only change yourself. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has herpes - we are able to communicate about the health concerns, but he is unable or unwilling to discuss the emotional issues. Help?

My boyfriend has herpes - we are able to communicate about the health concerns, but he is unable or unwilling to discuss the emotional issues. Help?

Talk: Tell him this is not a deal breaker, if it's not, but it takes some agreement on how to handle it physically & emotionally. It's worth dealing with if you love him, but it's a responsibility he has to step up to. Pretending it is not an issue is not an option. Are you going to use condoms, which are not 100%, or are you going to be infected? Is that okay with you? If it is, tell him. ...Read more