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10 Suggestions Rearing An Emotionally Competent Child What It Mean
Poor interaction: At ten months autistic children are self centered. That is,they don,t interact with others,they don't smile, they don't verbalize very much. Ineraction with their peers is practically non-existent. These feature can be alarm signals that a prob lem may exist ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am an extremely rational / educated person (law degree). I have strong romantic feelings towards my surgeon (male ob-gyn). Is this abnormal or just a reaction to an emotional medical journey?
Not abnormal at all: Being a highly educated and extremely rational person does not insulate you from normal human emotions, such as sexual attraction. Many persons find themselves attracted to a person who is helping them through a stressful crisis. Attorneys, MDs, therapists & priests often experience this with their clients/patients. You do not need to act on these feelings if they create any conflicts for you. ...Read more
Could an abusive (physical, emotional and mental) childhood make you as an adult be abusive toward your own children?
What's the best way to break up with an alcoholic? he's never been physically abusive but he is emotionally abusive passive aggressive and manipulativ
Get support: via family, friends, mental health professional, a self-help group etc. You will be tempted to slip back depending on the relationship and person you're leaving. You need to be strong and know you deserve better. If you're worried about your personal safety, talk with a counselor who specializes in domestic abuse. I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more
4 year old toe walkin.does not understand what's being told to her.nonverbal.autism??She's doesn't have any schedule she needs to follow
It happens: Toe walking happens in normal kids and usually fades by 2 but some do at at 4 but these kids usually have tight heal cords.It is not a specific feature of autism.Not understanding what she's told and not speaking are worrisome, but more detailed workup would be needeed to apply a reasonalble label.She could simply be deaf. ...Read more
You would not: This is not always an easy diagnosis and can only be made by an experienced physician. Requires cultures and other testing. ...Read more
I want to understand how being physically abused by a teacher (3rd grade) has affected me as an adult. Can you recommend books? Any insight?
I am seeking information for a balanced reciprocal translocation chromosomes 11 and 15. What are implications? Is it possible to have kids?
Possible but: I would consult a geneticist, usually found affiliated with a medical school or children's hospital. There may be specifics to you situation that make you more or less likely to have normal kids. A happy outcome would require your egg have: normal 11/15 or balanced translocation 11/ 15, but if either normal chm was paired with an abnormal one, miscarriage or kid with defects would occur. ...Read more
Son 10m not waving or pointing at stuff to communicate, friend said I should b concerned sign of autism, true? What exercise could I do w/ him 2 help
Early yet: If this is the only concern, it's still early. Many children, especially boys, don't start pointing till 12-14 months of age. Is he showing interest in his surroundings, connecting with key adults visually? Does he like to be held? If this is just normal development, there is no way to speed the process. If you are really concerned see his pediatrician, but don't jump to conclusions. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
If giiving your kid a beating is considered abuse, y do so many parents i know do it? Is it a control thing to feel superior to their child?
Is it considered emotional child abuse if the parents don't directly abuse a child but constantly fight at home?
Many are aggressive : But not all. Here is an excellent resource on the issue. I live with my grandson who is 6 years old and has autism. He seems to get aggressive if he does not understand why he is being told " no." www.Autism.Com/index.Php/treating_tips video presentation: addressing challenging behaviors: strategies for tantrumming, aggression, self-injury, and food refusal- presented by melissa olive, phd, bcba-d. ...Read more
Grief & loss: It's normal to feel sad over the loss of any relationship. You wouldn't have stayed if you didn't feel some sort of connection or hope. You are grieving the loss of the partner you believed they could be. But you are a very strong person for identifying that your needs & safety are a priority. If sadness is leading you back to the relationship please talk to a psychologist about abuse & healing. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Abusive mother: Anything is possible -- but the larger concern is that you as a 38-year-old take charge of your own life and healing now. Having treated many people with histories of parental abuse, i can tell you that it was only when they stopped focusing on blaming the abuser and started learning to nurture their own lives ; those of others that movement towards health began. Therapy does help. Peace to you. ...Read more
3 years old son not talking yet only 15 single words not autistic understands everything and nothing wrong with his physical activities so inteligent?
Confusing statement: A 3 yo who only uses 15 single words is showing a delay in speech and language development. This can occur apart from other syndromes like autism. The receptive or understood words tend to progress much faster than spoken words. An evaluation by a speech and language professional is indicated so a plan of therapy can begin. This has been routine in the US for at least 4 decades. ...Read more
Depending on his : Stage of puberty, it may be curiosity about the functions of his changing body, but it's inappropriate & dangerous for his age. Use parental controls on your tv/ internet & restrict their use to a family room so you can monitor the sites/ social media he visits, because of risk of sexual predators. Remove electronics from his bedroom. Limit screen time (tv, games, computer, etc) to 2 hours/day. ...Read more
I have an autistic son who has challenging behaviour, can you recommend something to calm for the flight?
Depends on age: Depending on the age of your son and the level of functioning the response may be completely different. Younger children may do well with a hug and some deep pressure to relax them and older children may do better if left alone or moved to another area that is safe to let them settle down on their own. A behavioral therapist can help you develop a response that works the best for you and your son. ...Read more
How healthy should we be, at what point is it an obsession, should we feel guilty if we can't bench squat , run kms, et. what does healthy really mean?
Function & Comfort: are two areas clinicians look at to help determine a diagnosis. Can you do your job, everyday tasks, etc.? Are you reasonably mind and body comfortable? We tend to wait until we are sick to see a professional, better to have a wellness approach and live a lifestyle to keep us healthy w/out obsessing. An integrative doctor can help. Peace and good health. ...Read more
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