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Do Children In Bilingual Families Start Talking Later Than Other Kids
When they are ready: When they start to ask questions, it's time to answer them. One technique is to answer exactly what they ask, but don't elaborate. On the other hand, tell the truth. If they are asking very specific questions, you need to answer them very specifically or they will ask somebody else when you are not around. Saying you are not old enough to ask that is just going to make them even more curious. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The bulilding blocks of multilingual children are consistency and exposure. A tv show in another language will not teach the baby nearly as much as a parent exploring the language and the world attached to it with the baby. Babies are keen listeners and can make out and pick up different sounds. We as adults "tune out" sounds that are linguistically of no use to us. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Developmental stage: The developmental stage of a kid is the primary guide.Any kid over 2 has a basic understanding of things like death but between 2 & 7-8 they process info very simply. Short informative statements are better than "discussions".Expect them to come back repeatedly with ? & answer in few words.For ~8-14 basic discussions are generally worthwhile , >14 may handle things like most adults. ...Read more
I have JME in my family. My girlfriend and I are talking about having our first child, how large is the risk that our child will get JME ?
JME?: define...I will discuss the genetic probabilities!Get a more detailed answer ›
People talk to my grown children but not to me. Why is that? I want a voice in what happens to me.
I agree with you: If you are alert and mentally competent, you should be the first person a doctor should talk to; however, if you become mentally incompetent to make a decision and have signed document to designate some else to make decision for you when you are unable to do so, then the designated person should be the one to act on you behalf. ...Read more
Get help: Huntington's disease, correct? This is too difficult for you as a family to undertake alone. It is especially difficult if any child has been brought into the world with the knowledge that he/she may/will be affected also. Get help from your genetic counselor -- that's what they do best. Answer questions truthfully at an age-appropriate level. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: I would not blame it on boomers. All generations have had kids disrespect their parents. ...Read more