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Doctor insights on: Adult Children Raised By Parents Without Affection

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Why do some parents want their children to act like an adult when they hit their 30's even if they have a disability like cerebral palsy?

Why do some parents want their children to act like an adult when they hit their 30's even if they have a disability like cerebral palsy?

Confusing question: An adult is an adult.The majority cerebral palsy patients have no cognitive impairment that would prevent acquiring adult self monitoring & awareness skills. Those that are mentally impaired need help with these issues but can learn them over time. Why wouldn't a parent want his kid to develop acceptable behavior pattern. ...Read more

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If hitting and screaming at your kids is "abuse" then why do so many of my friends parents do it and my dad and all his friends were raised the same?

If hitting and screaming at your kids is "abuse" then why do so many of my friends parents do it and my dad and all his friends were raised the same?

Definitions vary: I remember interviewing a mom whose neglected kids were frail ; undernourished.Asking about her thoughts about abuse or neglect, she told me her grandparents chained her to a stake under the porch as a kid, so she knew what abuse was. Her neglect was not intentional and she didn't see it as such. People raised with this may not accept it as abuse.That does not mean it is not. ...Read more

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My 7 month old cousin has a raised red rash that covers 80% of his back. The parents physician said it will go away but has not. It could be eczema.

My 7 month old cousin has a raised red rash that covers 80% of his back. The parents physician said it will go away but has not. It could be eczema.

Could be eczema: The red rash in the back of an infant could be eczema or other form of inflammatory condition. In either case it needs to be closely followed by the baby's physician. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the effects on children who grow up without much interaction with parents?

Doctors, what are the effects on children who grow up without much interaction with parents?

Difficult: Children who do not receive love and attention from parents (or parent substitutes in their lives) can have a lot of difficulty with attachment, self-esteem, and being able to have healthy relationships. Being loved and cared for by our parents is one of the most basic needs as a child. It isn't only specific abuse that causes trouble, but also neglect and lack of emotional attachment by parents. ...Read more

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How many children will be affected if one parent has the disorder?

How many children will be affected if one parent has the disorder?

WHAT DISORDER ?: To get the most out of this information site you need to be follow some basic rules.Within your submission, provide pertinent background information.In this case it would be the name of the disorder. Then ask a clear question, as you have. Since you provided no background, we don't know if your issue is food poisoning, cystic fibrosis, etc. We cannot see your uploads or or prior questions ...Read more

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Can my children get celliac disease if a parent has it ?

Can  my children get celliac disease if a parent has it ?

Increased Risk: Incidence of celiac sprue in this country is around 1/130. The niddk has a website for more info, first degree relatives of celiac patients are at much higher risk for developing it. http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/celiac/. ...Read more

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Can a parent always access the health records of their children?

Can a parent always access the health records of their children?

Most of time: Until a child is 18 years old, the parent has the right to medical information with a few exceptions as. I work in Texas so you might want to check your states limitations. Pregnant teens are considered adults until they deliver so you may be restricted to information. If you are divorced and weren't awarded medical rights you may be restricted. Consult an attorney if your issues are more complex ...Read more

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How does the mental health of parents affect their children's development?

How does the mental health of parents affect their children's development?

Nature/nurture: As children develop they are shaped by two factors, their genetics and their enviornment. The mental health of the parent would impact both. Genetically many mental health disorers are generationally passed on. The stability of a parent greatly affects the child developmentally. Different theories of development identify different levels of impact. Overall, most theories agree childhood is. ...Read more

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In this economy are parents of 2 or more children really happy?

Yes: We all have different values in like. Money isn't the most important to a lot of people. And some people plan carefully for their children, and the ability to provide for them. ...Read more

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Until when parents are supposed to care about their children?

Until when parents are supposed to care about their children?

Always: You will always care for your children, but they should be able to be independent in most things by age 18-21 depending on the child. ...Read more

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