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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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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