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Can my children catch diabetes from her school friends party?

Can my children catch diabetes from her school friends party?

No.: No. Diabetes is not an infectious or contagious illness. There are two main types of diabetes mellitus: type 1 and type 2. In type 1, the body's immune system attacks & damages its own cells in the pancreas that make a hormone called insulin, which controls blood sugar. Type 2 is a disorder of Insulin resistance & has a high genetic predisposition. Neither is spread directly from person to person. ...Read more

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How can I teach my child morals when his friends are from other religions?

How can I teach my child morals when his friends are from other religions?

Morals not religion: Morals don't have to be dependent upon religion. Try to define the moral lessons you want to teach outside of a religious context. ...Read more

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My aunt has dementia and keeps accusing my family of stealing money from her bank. She yells at us how do we manage this. She is In a retirement home?

My aunt has dementia and keeps accusing my family of stealing money from her bank. She yells at us how do we manage this. She is In a retirement home?

Relatively common: In advanced stages of dementia. She may have developed delirium with paranoid features. Would suggest letting her physician or the nursing home staff now as she may become agitated and needing to be medicated. It is otherwise hard for family members to see their relatives turning against them with no reason. ...Read more

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Anger issues with 7 year old boy my child can't get along with anyone friends he shows fits of rage frequently. The kids in school don't hang around with him his 2 best friends don't even want to be with him constantly upsetting household. We've tried ev

Anger issues with 7 year old boy my child can't get along with anyone friends he shows fits of rage frequently.  The kids in school don't hang around with him his 2 best friends don't even want to be with him constantly upsetting household. We've tried ev

You : You should give your child's doctor a call and ask for a referral to a child psychologist, psychiatrist or behavioral specialist. You are not alone in dealing with your son's behavior (i have had many parents come to me with similar situations and concerns to yours). A behavioral specialist can help find better ways for your son to express his feelings and for your family to cope with his outbursts. They may be able to suggest new ways of dealing with his behavior. There will probably not be any quick fixes, but with continual therapy and consistent parenting, he will improve over time. Good luck! ...Read more

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Age 23,anxiety at college,parents still care like a 2 years old kid,My family members respect me even elders,was at bad school,not ok in social,cause?

Age 23,anxiety at college,parents still care like a 2 years old kid,My family members respect me even elders,was at bad school,not ok in social,cause?

Counseling: Report to the campus counseling center. Depression in college is very common because of all the changes that ollege students have to go through adjusting from the impact of moving from their small towns or big cities or wherever else to college life, and stepping toward autonomy. It often represents too much change into short period of time. Counseling likely will be of benefit. ...Read more

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I'm a teacher. Will shouting or getting angry at my students affect my unborn baby? nborn students I'm

I'm  a teacher. Will shouting or getting angry at my students affect my unborn baby? nborn students I'm

Maybe: According to Emory University study in psychiatry on strees and pregnancy Prenatal stress and perinatal outcomes—Maternal stress and anxiety during pregnancy has been associated with: *shorter gestation & higher incidence of preterm birth *smaller birth weight and length *increased risk of miscarriage ...Read more

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Abused by teacher in '80s. School never believed me/my parents. Abuser now sunday school teacher at church. How can I be credible in warning church?

Dr. Joseph Jeu Dr. Jeu
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Abused by teacher in '80s. School never believed me/my parents. Abuser now sunday school teacher at church. How can I be credible in warning church?

Police: Child abuse is very serious. They need to be stopped from harming other children. You need to report the child abuse to the police as soon as possible. It will require great courage on your part, but i know you can do it. Be brave, protect others. ...Read more

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How do I stop my child from biting other kids at daycare?

How do I stop my child from biting other kids at daycare?

Time outs: Every time your child bites, he should immediately and consistently be put in timeout. ...Read more

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How to get child into private school without public school help, using my rights as parent because l believe my child has medica Issues, misdiagnosed?

How to get child into private school without public school help, using my rights as parent because l believe my child has medica Issues, misdiagnosed?

Odd idea: You get into a private school by paying for the service, not making demands of the public system. Private schools are also not required to make any accommodations for kids with special needs, be they learning or medical.Public schools are required to make these accommodations.You need to meet with a representative of your local special services department and explore your available options. ...Read more

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My 2yr old is in a small family daycare we love,. His language &social skills are advanced. Does he need preschool or can we wait until pre-k?

My 2yr old is in a small family daycare we love,. His language &social skills are advanced. Does he need preschool or can we wait until pre-k?

Need? No...: It sounds like your son is in a loving environment. Children his age (and older) learn through play and connection. He doesn't "need" preschool. Read to him, talk to him, explain things to him, and most of all have fun! I bet he is already getting those things at the family daycare. My vote - if you are happy where he is there is no need to change. ...Read more

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Will my boyfriend ever get over his phobia of marriage from his parents divorce?

Will my boyfriend ever get over his phobia of marriage from his parents divorce?

Can he or will he?: That's the real question. Does he even believe there is a problem. Maybe he has other reasons for avoiding marriage, if that's what he is doing. What makes you believe he can't or isn't getting over it? Have you asked? What does he say about his parent's marriage? If he can't get a grip on it he may need professional help. Is he even interested in marriage? Can you wait for him to get insight? ...Read more

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My mom teaches the kindergarten kids and she wears heels in her legs at school.is it ok?

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My mom teaches the kindergarten kids and she wears heels in her legs at school.is it ok?

What is the problem: in wearing high heals while teaching KG kids, unless you are worried about your mother's posture and back if she has back problems/disease, if so better avoid high healed footwear and put on comfortable ones ...Read more

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Midlife mom when only child born, devoted to him, lost jobs due to that, now scraping together college $ on lowly job. How long can health hold out?

Midlife mom when only child born, devoted to him, lost jobs due to that, now scraping together college $ on lowly job. How long can health hold out?

Hard to say: Do your best to eat well, drink plenty of fluids, and rest. Health does not hold out when we live in chronic stress and push beyond our limits. Perhaps your child can also help with college by looking at scholarships...There are so many available...Little ones that add up and help immensely. He/she can get assistance from school guidance counselor. ...Read more

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When my kids were in college it was the big state university. Now their kids, grandkids go halfway around the world/can I tell their parents the risk?

When my kids were in college it was the big state university. Now their kids, grandkids go halfway around the world/can I tell their parents the risk?

U can tell them: But will they listen? Times have changed. The world is smaller than it used to be. The most practical reason that may get their attention is if a good education can be obtained near home for less $$$ thereby allowing more $$$ for travel later. Good luck bringing that message home! ...Read more

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Not having a boyfriend at 20 make you immature? My daughter has been homeschooled all through her grades except senior year where she was enroll on an online school. The school would have activities monthlyand she made many friends. My daughter also has m

Not having a boyfriend at 20 make you immature? My daughter has been homeschooled all through her grades except senior year where she was enroll on an online school. The school would have activities monthlyand she made many friends. My daughter also has m

Hello. : Hello. I think that the best way to know is to ask her about it. If her trauma from her abuse when she was young has caused issues or fears about intimacy that could make her reticent to connect with a man. Sometimes children who are home-schooled may lag in social skills compared with children who have have had more access to others. It may however, just be that dating is not a top priority for her right now. I don't believe that there is anything wrong by not dating by age 20; but with that said, if there are specific issues which are holding her back, it might be helpful for her to address them. Take care. ...Read more

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I have adopt4ed son and he was caught so many time of stealing to his classmates included my own collections to my stores.?

I have adopt4ed son and he was caught so many time of stealing to his classmates included my own collections  to my stores.?

Needs an evaluation: Kids may steal for many reasons and often in ways that don't seem to make sense. This is the sort of thing that needs a careful psychiatric evaluation to sort out. The symptom by itself doesn't give enough information to suggest an approach. ...Read more

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My parents mentally/emotionally abused myself and siblings. After their divorce, i ended up living w/my aunt, but i con't the abuse. How do I stop?

My parents mentally/emotionally abused myself and siblings. After their divorce, i ended up living w/my aunt, but i con't the abuse. How do I stop?

See a therapist: Abuse issues and trauma from our childhood can be treated and the cycle of abuse can be stopped. I would recommend seeing a Psychologist to work through present and past issues and learn new strategies to manage the responses and reactions that were ingrained. It's good that you want it to stop. Getting the right kind of help can make a huge difference. ...Read more

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How do I help a 10 year old child cope with the death his school teacher?

How do I help a 10 year old child cope with the death his school teacher?

Simple is best: The 10yo's past experience with pets or bugs gives them a basic understanding of the physical reality of death. Since their thinking processes won't begin to embrace advanced thinking until well into the teens, you need to stay with simple. Instead of trying to provide an elaborate discussion of heaven or eternal love, provide an open invitation to ask questions. Kids will come back again & again. ...Read more