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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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If you have a boy, which parent his height going to be inherited from?

If you have a boy, which parent his  height going to be inherited from?

Both.: A way to predict the final height is take the average of the two parents' heights and add 5 CM for boys, subtract 5 CM for girls. This is, of course, very approximate. ...Read more

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I am 16 year old boy and I am 5'7 and my parents are of normal height so how i can grow fast?

I am 16 year old boy and  I am 5'7 and my parents are of normal height so how i can grow fast?

Eat right & exercise: There is no way to make yourself "grow fast" other than to eat right. If you want to guess how tall you might become, check out http://voices.Yahoo.Com/3-ways-predict-childrens-adult-height-8446463.Html. ...Read more

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My friend have a boy friend past 4 years they are in physical touch, now there parents was not accepting for marriage with her boyfriends.

My friend  have a boy friend past 4 years they are in physical touch, now there parents was not accepting for marriage with her boyfriends.

It happens sometimes: Parent's disliking a child's choice of mate is a universal conflict, happening in every town or village on earth at this very moment (for the last hundred thousand years). Most parents know their child really well (been caring for the child so many years) and want the best for their child. Just wait. As the child reaches her mid-20's, she can make better decisions on this than her parents can. ...Read more

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3.5yr old boy @ 27lbs and a 5% for height. 3pediasures/day, struggles but eats & sleeps fairly well . Small parents: mom5'1" & dad 5'6". Is he ok?

3.5yr old boy @ 27lbs and a 5% for height. 3pediasures/day, struggles but eats & sleeps fairly well . Small parents: mom5'1" & dad 5'6".  Is he ok?

Need more info: We would need much more information. What does he eat, when. How is he functioning, is his behavior normal? Were there any problems at birth? Is there stress at home? ...Read more

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Is it possible for only 16 years old-boy to be so hairy ? And its not genetic ! his parents are normal !

Is it possible for only 16 years old-boy to be so hairy ? And its not genetic ! his parents are normal !

Yes: I'm going to assume this isn't persistent lanugo or one of the uncommon porphyrias. It is genetic, just as two people with brown eyes can have a blue-eyed baby. Congratulations on progressing toward manhood -- it's difficult enough without somebody making you uncomfortable about the body you were born with. Many women will like this "macho" attribute & many men will wish they were like you. ...Read more

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How do we parent a 15 yr old boy with sociopathic behavior?

How do we parent a 15 yr old boy with sociopathic behavior?

Sociopath: Clear guidelines and firm limits setting, involve in individual and family counseling, provide modeling and guidance. ...Read more

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My boy friend id 17 years old and he got in a four wheeler accident this past summer and his back is hurting his parents eont tske him what can i do?

My boy friend id 17 years old and he got in a four wheeler accident this past summer and his back is hurting his parents eont tske him what can i do?

Question isn't clear: If a 17 year-old has back pain that is moderate pain or worse, or is having trouble moving around or doing sports, he needs an evaluation. If parents won't take him due to lack of money or due to immigration status, he can ask a local Teen Clinic, which is often connected to the County Health Dept. or to a medical university. Teen clinics may be able to see teens for free (you have ask about it). ...Read more

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Is it possible for a 5'11 14 year old boy who shaves everyday to grow taller? Parents 5'6 and 6'3

Is it possible for a 5'11 14 year old boy who shaves everyday to grow taller? Parents 5'6 and 6'3

Yes: Usually boys grow until late teens/early 20's. If the boy didn't enter puberty early, there is definitely more growth potential. ...Read more

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Parents did not have me circumcised as baby boy, will that skin tighten over time?

Parents did not have me circumcised as baby boy, will that skin tighten over time?

Unlikely: Parents made a very valid decision. Both to circumcise or not to circumcise are perfectly correct decisions. Your forskin will most likely remain loose unless it is somewhat tight to retraction. Tightm\ness or phimosis can increase with time if it is already tight or you develop balanitis (inflammation of glans penis), develop diabetes or some vascular diseases. "don't fix if not broken!". ...Read more

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Baby boy has fine pubic hair... Parents are relatively hairy. Should I be concerned?

Baby boy has fine pubic hair... Parents are relatively hairy. Should I be concerned?

Probably not!: If the hair is light colored and not coarse but soft it should be fine. Have him seen by the pediatrician just in case. ...Read more

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Why would a child laugh while being aggressive/attacking parent during a severe temper tantrum? (7 y/o boy with aspergers)

Why would a child laugh while being aggressive/attacking parent during a severe temper tantrum? (7 y/o boy with aspergers)

Part of disorder: Part of the disorder is inappropriate emotional responses to situations.Laughter to a boy with asperger's is not the same laughter as you and i would interpret it. That it what is so hard for all of us to understand with these kids, because we interpret our environment and situations one way, and it's a totally different world and experience for these kids. Often altered sensations to pain as well. ...Read more

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Parents of a 3-year-old boy noticed that their son was walking on his toes and had a waddling gait. Normal?

Parents of a 3-year-old boy noticed that their son was walking on his toes and had a waddling gait. Normal?

Not necessarily: Your pediatrician is an ideal person to see as soon as possible. If this is a new finding or one he never outgrew, it may prove very important to have him checked out. All the best... ...Read more

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Am 18yrs old boy , my parents are mid tall, but am short so am going to take OSTO CALCIUM TERASOFT 11 TABLETS TO INCREASE MY HEIGHT. will this work?

Am 18yrs old boy , my parents are mid tall, but am short so am going to take OSTO CALCIUM TERASOFT 11 TABLETS TO INCREASE MY HEIGHT. will this work?

No: Your height is determined by the interplay of genetic/health & nutrition. Most males stop growing taller at 17-18.A single x-ray of your wrist/hand could look for open growth centers.If present you may grow more, if the growth centers are closed, you are done. Proper nutrition ,rest and exercise support normal growth.No pill/stretchig routien or other such practice will add height. ...Read more

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If a 14 year old boy has chest hair and has noticeable facial hair one day after shaving and is 5'11 parents 5'6 and 6'3 how much taller will he be?

If a 14 year old boy has chest hair and has noticeable facial hair one day after shaving and is 5'11 parents 5'6 and 6'3 how much taller will he be?

Hard to say: By mid parental height he should reach 72" and stop, however if the growth centers in his long bones remain open he may grow taller. Most males stop growing about 16-17 and grow a little over about 2 inches/yr. A growth center study of the bones in his wrist/hand would allow a better estimate of when growth will stop. ...Read more

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An 11 year old boy needs to be with his parents all the time or speak with us on the phone. If he cannot reach us on the phone, he starts screaming that we might be dead. What should we do?

An 11 year old boy needs to be with his parents all the time or speak with us on the phone. If he cannot reach us on the phone, he starts screaming that we might be dead. What should we do?

Anxiety Disorder: This behavior is abnormal for an 11 year old. The most common reason for this is an anxiety disorder. Also, to consider if it's of recent onset, is bullying or abuse, ptsd, panda's, or an acute encephalopathy. The child should have a thorough pediatric and neurological assessment, with treatment based on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Am an 18 yr old boy, who has a dark skin, but both of my parents have fair to white skin. So will my complexion change with age or something else?

Am an 18 yr old boy, who has a dark skin, but both of my parents have fair to white skin. So will my complexion change with age or something else?

Only temporarily: After reaching adulthood, skin will still get darker from sun exposure but will get lighter when staying away from sunshine. Most children have a skin color that is a blend of his parents' skin colors, but a child can also have a skin color that is different than his parents' colors. One can ask his pediatrician during his annual check-ups, if there is anything to worry about. ...Read more