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Dr. Cornelia Franz Dr. Franz
Pediatrics
years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Michael H. T. Sia Dr. Sia
Pediatrics
27 years in practice
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
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Why do spoiled rich kids beat their moms?

Why do spoiled rich kids beat their moms?

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

Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
44 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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How do single moms cope with work and kids?

How do single moms cope with work and kids?

With difficulty.: The greatest problem is who is parenting the children, while you necessarily work. If you have a family network close by, this would help. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond Dr. Diamond
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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So many kids have single moms by choice (professional older moms). What should I tell my kids about that?

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

Dr. Carlo Contreras Dr. Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
14 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Are indian kids so small because their moms are vegetarian?

Are indian kids so small because their moms are vegetarian?

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

Dr. Nayla Mumneh Dr. Mumneh
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
25 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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Dr. Carla Enriquez Dr. Enriquez
Pediatrics
46 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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Is it helpful to tell your kids if you are bulimic (mom)?

Is it helpful to tell your kids if you are bulimic (mom)?

Depends: That depends on the age of the kids, your health, and their need to know. Generally, an adult child should be aware of all significant family history to properly manage their own health status. If you are a recovered bulimic, it's ok. If you're an active bulimic and the children are not adult or mature, i would wait. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Bergman Dr. Bergman
Pediatrics
37 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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If your dad is 5ft 11 and your mom is 5ft 5 how tall will the children be?

If your dad is 5ft 11 and your mom is 5ft 5 how tall will the children be?

Generally: Mom + dad +2(for boys) and -2(for girls) divided by 2 then =/- 4 inches so 5-11 =5-5 +2/2= 5ft 9 +/_ 4 inches (5-5 to 6-1) 5_11 + 5_5 - 2/2= 5 ft 7 +/- 4 inches (5-3 to 5-11). ...Read more

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Dr. Douglas Bey Dr. Bey
Psychiatry
53 years in practice
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry
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Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Should i show my mom my penis if I have pain in the area ?

Should i show my mom my penis if I have pain in the area ?

Probably not: If i were 16 i would not want to do that. I would tell my parents about the pain and ask to see a doctor for the issue. ...Read more

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Why would one vaccinate a child whose mom has hep b (hepatitus b)?

Why would one vaccinate a child whose mom has hep b (hepatitus b)?

Prevention: Hep b is one of the most durable & dangerous hepatitis viruses & the cause of chronic unrecognized liver disease in infants. Administration of the hepatitis vaccine & globulin at birth has been shown to prevent the spread from a mother with active b, to the child at birth & later in life. Since this was started in hawaii > two decades ago, the rate of liver failure in the state has dropped. ...Read more

Dr. Leto Quarles Dr. Quarles
Family Medicine
19 years in practice
Ross University School of Medicine
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Should little kids be allowed to watch mom deliver?

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

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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What is outcome of kids raised by 2 moms? Anything like that movie?

What is outcome of kids raised by 2 moms? Anything like that movie?

Nuturing?: If the two parents (mothers) are loving & provide for the needs of their children, the children are likely to grow up to be normal adults. ...Read more

Dr. Jeb Teichman Dr. Teichman
Pediatrics
34 years in practice
University of Louisville School of Medicine
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At what age is an only child (male) a biggest challenge to single mom?

At what age is an only child (male) a biggest challenge to single mom?

2: There is no one answer to this question because every child is different but as a matter of personal opinion i think 2 yo are always a challenge. Now that being said for any child (adult children as well can offer their own unique challenges. ...Read more

Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy Dr. Ruiz-Healy
Pediatrics
35 years in practice
University of Anahuac School of Medicine
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Do moms who give up custody to the dad have a right to see their child?

Depends: Depends on the legal agreement you signed. Losing custody does not necessarily mean you lose visitation. ...Read more

Dr. ASADULLAH AHMED Dr. AHMED
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
30 years in practice
University of Karachi, Dow Medical College
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Dr. Miroslava Fox Dr. Fox
Clinical Psychology
11 years in practice
A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona
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Anxious all the time about my kids. Isnt that just being a good mom in a dangerous world?

Anxious all the time about my kids. Isnt that just being a good mom in a dangerous world?

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

Dr. William Moore Dr. Moore
Pediatrics
28 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at Houston
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What are the pros and cons in terms of a child's development of having a stay-at-home mom or a working mom?

What are the pros and cons in terms of a child's development of having a stay-at-home mom or a working mom?

Many variables: More one-on-one nurturing is better than less. Parents usually do a better job with this than others. ...Read more

Dr. Emma Rishton Dr. Rishton
Clinical Psychology
9 years in practice
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Hi, I'm a stay-at-home mom of 2 small children. I eat too much and can't organise my time to live healthier. How can I be more motivated?

Find time for you: When you are caring for small children it can seem impossible to make time for yourself, but it is crucial that you have time for yourself in order to stay motivated and active for your children. Eating right and exercise can really help in dealling with unmotivated feelings. Talk to your doctor about your feelings. You might be depressed and it is so important to get treated. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

Dr. Milton Mintz Dr. Mintz
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
63 years in practice
A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Do you agree children should move on to a better life for themselves when they grow up? My mom passed up a better life to stay close to grandma.

Do you agree children should move on to a better life for themselves when they grow up? My mom passed up a better life to stay close to grandma.

This is a very: Personal decision on your part. Better yourself, but at same time don't neglect mother. There is a happy medium. My dad was a doctor who spoke to his patient ; told them that a life of moderation leads to a life of fulfillment.(eat moderately, drink moderately, sleep moderately , laugh ;r cry moderately). ...Read more

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