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Doctor insights on: Adult Children Raised By Parents Without Affection

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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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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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How does parenting style affect your childrens health?

How does parenting style affect your childrens health?

Go authoritative: Authoritative is typically the healthiest parenting style. This parenting style sets limits and provides direction while also remaining flexible and encouraing growth. Permissive, uninvolved, and authoritarian all have some down sides. These styles have been associated with poor eating, low self-esteem, over dependence, substance use and other negative behaviors. ...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 can parental stress be harmful for children?

How can parental stress be harmful for children?

Empathy: Children are very good at following their parents' moods. The worst stressor for a child is a stressed parent; if a parent is calm, children can handle pretty much any situation. ...Read more

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Are children safe on their own if they have a parent who has destructive narcissism?

Are children safe on their own if they have a parent who has destructive narcissism?

I don't understand: Children should not be left alone in any situation. If a parent is unable to provide care for them, another care giver must be found. If the parent is mentally ill, seek help from child protective services. ...Read more

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Does every parents know that children masturbate ?

Does every parents know that children masturbate ?

Yes, ...: Yes. In fact, the essence of how you live now has been the way how your ancestors had lived although how we do may somewhat vary to reflect the changing social atmosphere and environment for comfort and control so we can survive, grow, and live on ... So, parents know but somehow the traditional stereotyped notions takes control of their life so they can preserve their traditional parental image. ...Read more

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Could most parents get their children circumcised?

Could most parents get their children circumcised?

Yes they could: Approximately 70% of caucasian boys in usa now get circumcised. Number is much much lower for boys of hispanic, asian, afro-caribbean ; first generation european parents. ...Read more

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Can our parents bloodtype impact our childrens health?

Can our parents bloodtype impact our childrens health?

No: Except for the possibility of excessive jaundice in newborn, e.g., ABO incompatibility, parents' blood type has no direct impact on their children's health. ...Read more

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