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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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
Depends: Depends on the legal agreement you signed. Losing custody does not necessarily mean you lose visitation. ...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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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