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Do You Love Stepchildren Like Your Own
What do you do if someone finds you on all your social media sites, friends your friends, likes what you like but you never met> creepy?
Friends or friends: Do not respond to anyone you do not know - there are a lot of wackos out there. Keep your privacy setting very strict and restrict who has access to your information. ...Read more
Perspective taking: This is difficult for you and for your parents. If we give them the benefit of the doubt, and begin with the perspective that their desire is to protect you, a good starting point would be to have a heart to heart talk with them about their concerns. Ask them and try to look at your relationship through their eyes. You may find they have valid points, and the discussion may bring you closer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You Can't: Everybody processes grief and loss differently, however it is impossible to make any parent "ok" with the loss of a child. Losing a child, to suicide or otherwise, is likely one of the most difficult losses to process. The best thing to do is support the person & be there for them. Counseling and group therapy would be highly recommended for anyone who has experienced the loss of a child. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not a good idea: Dear Michelle, Facebook is a poor choice as a source for medical advice. Find a local physician with a good reputation and keep your problem private. ...Read more
FOSTER CARE: Kids raised in foster care are disciplined by mentors. Sometimes they are misbehaved due to lack of parental guidance. So they are treated differently. ...Read more
Why do high functioning autistics get so mad if you try to take away their obsessive activity(for family friend who was diagnosed as child)?
Guide to be good: Check out this site for very good tips: http://bullyfree.Com/free-resources/tips-for-parents essentially, stay calm, demonstrate to them that bullying is wrong, find and apply negative consequences to the behavior, reward good behavior, and ensure that they apologize to the victim. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Talk: Talk with your parents about their concerns and your wishes - see if there is a compromise that can be reached. ...Read more
How do you make friends when you have bad social skills? Just confide in and befriend your coworkers?
Slow ly but surely: The best way to work off the love handles is by burning slightly more calories than you consume every day. This will result in a slow, steady decrease in body fat that won't feel onerous. It is the healthiest way to do it as well. Add in some cardio, do some core, and lift some weights to burn more. Make small changes to your diet to decrease your calories. Loss no more than 1 #/week. ...Read more
Talk with him: First, you may want to talk with him about how he is feeling in a non-accusing manner. He may be getting some other pressures and his bullying may be a response. Tell him that this is not acceptable behavior and talk about some other ways he can handle stresses. If that doesn't work, a good therapist can be quite helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Setting limits: Children always test us- it's their job! Our job as parents is to set limits. Talk with her before bedtime about sleeping in her own bed. When you put her down, and she comes out, put her back in her bed. Don't spend much time- just tell her "the rule is you need to stay in your bed". Be consistent and she will understand that you mean what you say. It takes time, but usually gets better. ...Read more
What do you think of someone who springs work on you as you are walking out the door to see your family?
Inconsiderate, but: Probably not a medical disorder. If you feel you have an unfair boss or situation at work, you can talk to your human resources department. If you feel uncomfortable about asserting yourself in a calm & professional manner with a demanding boss, you may want to talk with a therapist to develop your confidence and conflict-management skills. ...Read more
Should your children fear you? And should you threaten to beat your kids to get them to do you want? My family is old fashioned and believes that
Although fear: May lead to compliance it also may push children to be secretive about their lives and behavior. Parents cannot guide their children if they do not know what they are doing and thinking about. Fear is not conducive to open and honest communication between children and parents. Physical punishment often backfires: the child gets angry with the parent avoids taking responsibility for their behavior. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What do you do if people say your precious preemie is so little when you work so hard to help him grow? Crushed
Dont be crushed.: People do not know what you have been through and how small your baby initially was. It is natural that people describe them as tiny as they really are smaller then a full term baby. To you the baby is "huge" compared to what he or she was at birth, so you have a point of reference, other people do not. I am sure they all mean well. The only important fact is how joyful it is to be home with him. ...Read more
How do you deal with family members who don't understand that you aren't well? I'm tired a lot and they get mad because i don't do as much as did.
Tired a lot: It's too bad we don't turn a different color when we don't feel well so others could visibly see that we aren't well. The best way for others and yourself to have peace of mind is talk with your physician to find the physiological reason. There may be treatment allowing you to enjoy the life you, your family and friends want you to enjoy. ...Read more
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