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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
So many kids have single moms by choice (professional older moms). What should I tell my kids about that?
Respect: The answer for these types of questions is that there are many different styles of behavior practiced by different people.They can be different in religion, dietary preferences, dress, culture, race, and lifestyle.We respect this, but practice and believe what we think is important. ...Read more
Why people complain about their life is hard when they made it hard? Mom could have had a better life for herself when she was single with no kids.
See below: Spoiling has consequences that go beyond the immediate trouble of managing an unruly, spoiled child. It sets up patterns that can last a lifetime. Spoiled kids have not learned to work for something that they really want. There is no work ethic- no lesson to really strive for something. They get what they want through manipulation, they develop a dysfunctional way of relating to people-parents. ...Read more
See below: Depending on the age of our kids, worries could be different. It's ok to worry about kids. We as parents always worry. The question is -- does your worry interfere with their functioning? Are you letting your kids experience the world? Establish an open communication with them, be empathetic, but remember you need to parent as well. Consider taking some parenting classes and counseling. Good luck! ...Read more
No: Size is a matter of perspective. Many would say that american kids are so large because many american children are fed in an unhealthy manner, and because they don't get enough exercise. Overall, across all countries, as sanitation and child nutrition has improved, so has the average adult height increased. A balanced vegetarian diet can produce normal growth in children from any country. ...Read more
Many factors: This is a very personal decision, based on culture, beliefs & family relationships; there is no right or wrong answer. A child should not be forced to watch if they are scared, & should have an adult specifically with them to reassure them & answer questions, besides mom's labor support person. In-between option is child in room, but up by mom's face or holding her hand (not watching birth). ...Read more
Am a sandwich generation member, planning to move to be near kids. Now mom has been diagnosed with choledocholithiasis. What to do?
Remove the stones: Common bile duct stones are much more serious than gallstones due to their ability to block the liver and cause infections or pancreatitis. These can be removed non surgically by gastroenterologists (ercp), followed by surgical removal of the gallbladder to prevent any other stones from leaving the gallbladder and entering the bile duct (provided that mom is healthy enough for surgery). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer