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Doctor insights on: Do Single Moms Or Others Show More Devotion To Their Kids

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Do single moms or others show more devotion to their kids?

Do single moms or others show more devotion to their kids?

Hard to say: Single moms have a harder time trying to do the work of two parents. Does it matter who is more devoted? Your kids are the ones that matter...It is not a contest, and if you are giving all you can as a single mom or not, then that is all that is important to your child. Do your best everyday and everything else will fall in to place. ...Read more

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Some toddlers love attentions while some takes more time to warm up to strangers. Are such temperaments nurtured or are they just born with them?

Some toddlers love attentions while some takes more time to warm up to strangers. Are such temperaments nurtured or are they just born with them?

Infant temperament: historically has been divided into 3 types, "easy", "difficult" & "slow to warm up" based on level of activity, adaptability to daily routines, response. to new situations,mood, intensity of reactions, sensitivity to environment, adaptation to changes, & distractibility vs. persistence when engaged in an activity. Response to these traits can change intensity, but not completely alter temperament. ...Read more

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I read that siblings share 50% of their genes with each other.why do some siblings look more alike than others?Is it possible to share more than 50%?

I read that siblings share 50% of their genes with each other.why do some siblings look more alike than others?Is  it possible to share more than 50%?

No: two siblings may look very much alike because they receive the same genes that have a significant effect on facial development. ...Read more

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Why do some parents want their children to act like an adult when they hit their 30's even if they have a disability like cerebral palsy?

Why do some parents want their children to act like an adult when they hit their 30's even if they have a disability like cerebral palsy?

Confusing question: An adult is an adult.The majority cerebral palsy patients have no cognitive impairment that would prevent acquiring adult self monitoring & awareness skills. Those that are mentally impaired need help with these issues but can learn them over time. Why wouldn't a parent want his kid to develop acceptable behavior pattern. ...Read more

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Can younger generations learn about preventive health, not just the elderly or infirmed, when their grandparents live with them?

Can younger generations learn about preventive health, not just the elderly or infirmed, when their grandparents live with them?

It depends: It depends on the grandparents' knowledge of healthy eating. I see many seniors who are misinformed about what comprises a healthy diet and over rely on nutritional supplements. Age does not always guarantee wisdom and knowledge. If the senior is in good health, is not overweight, stays physically active, and takes few medications and supplements, they are probably a more reliable source. ...Read more

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How do boomers learn about risk and prevention for alzheimer's or vascular dementia so they can stop them before they develop like in their parents?

How do boomers learn about risk and prevention for alzheimer's or vascular dementia so they can stop them before they develop like in their parents?

Keep up with news: The alzheimer's foundation of america and the alzheimer's association. Have information along with the the national institute for aging. So far exercise has the most evidence. If one has diabetes or high blood pressure then stay on top of that. ...Read more

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What will happen in coutries with one child policy if more men than women?

What will happen in coutries with one child policy if more men than women?

Social issues: It depends obviously on the culture, but in china there is an issue with women being trafficked for money, especially minority or immigrants like those from north korea. Families can negotiate prices for women to marry, like a purchase. It can affect future populations as there may not be enough youngsters to support an aging population, making it "top heavy". ...Read more

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They are handing out child stress kits to parents so they wont abuse their kids. Toys and candy. How (and who) would that help?

They are handing out child stress kits to parents so they wont abuse their kids. Toys and candy. How (and who) would that help?

Who has the stress?: If the kids are stressed, then a kit with appropriate toys and activities might help them. If the parents are stressed, then giving the kids something to do might help briefly. However, in the long run, other steps must be taken. There are many resources online and in most communities. You may also continue to ask our ht experts in pediatrics, child psychiatry, psychiatry, clinical psychology, fp. ...Read more

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Should parents force their children to love and connect to each other if the child does not feel any real connection to their sibling? Huge age gap.

Should parents force their children to love and connect to each other if the child does not feel any real connection to their sibling? Huge age gap.

Sibling: it should be the responsibilty of the older child to connect with the youngest one, good relationship between the two fosters for safety and security for the younger one. No one can force another person to do any thing. proper upbringing and family values need to be imparted by the parents ...Read more

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Are food makers going to start making smaller servings for heavy people, older folks or for those who live alone?

Are food makers going to start making smaller servings for heavy people, older folks or for those who live alone?

Wishful thinking: That would be nice. However, it's more likely that the smaller portions are to raise profits - smaller quantity for the same price or slightly higher (new packaging). ...Read more

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Do people who have romance in their life generally more happy than those who do not?

Do people who have romance in their life generally more happy than those who do not?

Makes sense: Most people want a romantic relationship, and those who are successful here put their smarts and efforts into maintaining both this and other aspects of their lives (job skills, people skills, time management, personal organization) that make for happiness. Other folks like myself are happy loners, absorbed in meaningful work. Choose your own path through life caring for others, & it'll be good. ...Read more

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What skills can families teach to young children to ensure they are healthy later in life?

What skills can families teach to young children to ensure they are healthy later in life?

Several: Basic hygiene lessons on hand washing after toileting, brushing teeth everyday, healthy foods, water vs soda and get out and play. Don't forget safety talks about seat belts, strangers, social media caution. Limit TV/Screen time to no more than 2 hours a day. http://www.healthline.com/health-slideshow/healthy-habits-mothers-should-teach-kids#1 ...Read more

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What are some fun chores for kids that they will do without a hassle?

What are some fun chores for kids that they will do without a hassle?

FUN CHORES: Kids like to help out in the kitchen like putting plates and silverwares. Any minor tasks that they can do as long as they are happy to do it. ...Read more

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Who do most people with Asperger's (myself included) seem very opinionated about their beliefs? like they should have the last word in an argument?

Who do most people with Asperger's (myself included) seem very opinionated about their beliefs? like they should have the last word in an argument?

Great question: My feeling is that Asperger folks are much less TELEOLOGICALLY oriented in their thinking on life & its problems. That means everything that happens (good or bad) has an identifiable & definite cause as opposed to thinking more in the abstract (not necessarily religious but that's part of it as well). So, thinking becomes rigid/opinionated, & those with other answers to the question are just wrong ...Read more

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Is it ok for kids to only have friends in their own religious group?

Is it ok for kids to only have friends in their own religious group?

Hard to say: Some religions strongly prefer to keep their children close so that they can protect them from outside influences and ensure that they receive the training and experiences the religious leaders/parents want for them. It seldom is fool-proof and not infrequently leads to rebellions in adolescence or young adulthood. It's nearly impossible to keep other points of view from cropping up. ...Read more

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