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Doctor insights on: Advantages Of The Traditional Parenting Style In America

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When did it become common for non-jewish parents in america to circumcise their boys?

When did it become common for non-jewish parents in america to circumcise their boys?

World War 2: General mcarthur required all troops headed for asia to be circumcised because of foreskin related problems in the tropics, jungles etc., when men could not wash, were wading rivers etc. Nationwide campaign was instituted promoting all the benefits of circumcised penises being cleaner, healthier and avoidance of infection, cancer, stds etc.. Then circ'd fathers wanted same for their sons and so on. ...Read more

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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Parenting is a topic that includes all the aspects of raising children, such as diapering and potty training, rules and discipline, daycare, schooling, sports, children's emotional development, teaching ...Read more


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What are some good parenting styles?

What are some good parenting styles?

Active parenting: This style teaches you to give your child freedom with limits. The limits expand as the child shows more responsibility. Check out dr. Michael popkin's program at www.Activeparenting.Com. I used to teach the class to parents and found to be the best. ...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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My parents have been smoking for 35 years and now quitting. Any advantage?

My parents have been smoking for 35 years and now quitting. Any advantage?

Good at any age: Recovery from addiction and compulsive behavior yields benefits at any age. While some of the physical consequences may not be reversible, the emotional, psychological and spiritual benefits are still available. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how the birth of a child affect the parents life style and goals?

Can you tell me how the birth of a child affect the parents life style and goals?

Life-changer: Very interesting question that can take a whole book to answer. Children are the best gift life has to offer, they need both parents to be healthy, loved and available physically and emotionally. Most of the dysfunction we see in the USA is due to poor family communication and unhealthy dynamics. Children change life styles and goal priorities in many positive ways. make them a priority, worth it ...Read more

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My wife is under weight,(22 yr old, 158 cm, 39 kg). How can we increase the weight. We have normal routine of life style. Her parents are also slim.

My wife is under weight,(22 yr old, 158 cm, 39 kg). How can we increase the weight. We have normal routine of life style. Her parents are also slim.

Calorie dense foods: The addition of calorie dense foods such as nuts, whole grain pastas, raisins, whole milk, pure fruit juices, butter, avocado, fatty fishes and complex carbohydrates is a healthy way to add more calories to your diet. Avoid sugary foods, sodas, chips and pills. Although they are indeed high calorie, they do not provide appropriate nutrition and are difficult for your body to process. Good luck ...Read more

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What are pressures on kids who were born in america to partents from other continents?

What are pressures on kids who were born in america to partents from other continents?

Often cruel: If the parents try to prevent junior from becoming americanized, they will make both themselves and their child miserable. There can be much good (particularly gratitude and a work ethic) and much bad (up to total rejection of a child who chooses american-style self-determination). A kid who is not allowed to americanize will be rejected and ridiculed by his us peers. Be warned. ...Read more

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What is attachment parenting?

What is attachment parenting?

Refers to children: Child forms a strong emotional bond with caregivers during childhood with lifelong consequences. The absent parent or child going from one foster home to another children can develop reactive attachment disorder, they can't trust adults. Children needs to know that a parent is there when they need them. ...Read more

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What are the best parenting books?

What are the best parenting books?

Mileage may vary: Well, who gets to decide? No one book works for everyone. Read a few pages in the middle of each book you see in a bookstore; if it seems to make sense, it may be worth trying. In particular, this book: http://www.Amazon.Com/caring-your-baby-young-child/dp/0553386301 should get you around most pitfalls. ...Read more

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How can I cope with my parent's death?

How can I cope with my parent's death?

Comfort and support: You can cope best by letting all of your thoughts and feelings be just as they are. There is not "getting over" a death, there is only deeply resting with everything that comes up. Losing a loved one is a very important moment in one's life and can bring about great changes if one does not "shut things down". Be gentle with yourself and seek psychological services to allow for growth from grief. ...Read more

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What are some tips for team parenting?

What are some tips for team parenting?

United front: It is critical to present as a united front. Have discussions in terms of parenting outside the ears of the children. It is ok to let the kids know you're talking and making decisions together as a "team" and teach the kids to wait for a team response when possible. Try to target a 1-2 behaviors at a time for improvement and decide how you will address and then be a consistent team! ...Read more

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If a parent is a user, will the kid be too?

If a parent is a user, will the kid be too?

It's depends: daughters of mothers who are addicted and sons of fathers who are addicts have higher likelihood of inheriting a physiological predisposition to become addicted (about 50% chance). This is due to both nature and nurture. ...Read more

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Which parent determines the sex of a child?

Which parent determines the sex of a child?

Both and neither: Male chromosomes are xy, females are xx, so if conception is combining one from each, you might say that the male determines. However, the hormone balance, temperature and other factors in the mother's body influence whether xs or ys are favored. But, bottom line, none of this is under conscious control so really neither parent has control. ...Read more

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How can I decide whether to become a parent?

How can I decide whether to become a parent?

Tough question: Deciding to become a parent is one of life's most difficult questions. I suspect that there is never a "good time" to parent. Parenting requires time, money and patience. You can look to professional counseling, religious leader, friends and family for help with the decision. Ultimately, you must decide but we all have resources to help with tough choices in life. Use them, best wishes. ...Read more

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How can I know a parent about my mental health?

Please clarify : your question. I am not sure what you want to know. ...Read more