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If hitting and screaming at your kids is "abuse" then why do so many of my friends parents do it and my dad and all his friends were raised the same?

If hitting and screaming at your kids is "abuse" then why do so many of my friends parents do it and my dad and all his friends were raised the same?

Definitions vary: I remember interviewing a mom whose neglected kids were frail ; undernourished.Asking about her thoughts about abuse or neglect, she told me her grandparents chained her to a stake under the porch as a kid, so she knew what abuse was. Her neglect was not intentional and she didn't see it as such. People raised with this may not accept it as abuse.That does not mean it is not. ...Read more

Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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My 7 month old cousin has a raised red rash that covers 80% of his back. The parents physician said it will go away but has not. It could be eczema.

My 7 month old cousin has a raised red rash that covers 80% of his back. The parents physician said it will go away but has not. It could be eczema.

Could be eczema: The red rash in the back of an infant could be eczema or other form of inflammatory condition. In either case it needs to be closely followed by the baby's physician. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how the birth of a child affect the parents life style and goals?

Can you tell me how the birth of a child affect the parents life style and goals?

Life-changer: Very interesting question that can take a whole book to answer. Children are the best gift life has to offer, they need both parents to be healthy, loved and available physically and emotionally. Most of the dysfunction we see in the USA is due to poor family communication and unhealthy dynamics. Children change life styles and goal priorities in many positive ways. make them a priority, worth it ...Read more

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Only child, parental concerns exceed those of neighbors. Who is right?

Only child, parental concerns exceed those of neighbors. Who is right?

Go With Parents: I always believe the parents until proven otherwise.If they perceive a problem, even if i disagree, they have some issues that need resolved. ...Read more

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What are benefits to a child who is born to older parents?

Comic Answer: Bwaaa! i had my son at 39, he is now 15, I am 54. Remember late parenting= teen in puberty while you will be in menopause. Dueling hormones can be an experience. And yes you might be more patient because you will be tired. No worries having my son later has been my best experience ever- really:) I have friends who parented at 42-47- happy parents amazing kids. ...Read more

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Child obesity:how significant is the parental influence in causing this?

Child obesity:how significant is the parental influence in causing this?

Depends on how you: Define parent :) genetic parents - very significant childrens weight of obese-parents correlates with the genetic parents, not adoptive parents who are not genetically related. ...Read more

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Would a four year child be traumitized by the death of his/ her parents?

Parental death: Absolutely! a child of this age would not fully understand the concept of death but would be able to experience a sense of loss/absence and great sadness. This would fade faster for this age group as oppsed to an oldr child or adolescent. A very caring /nurturing and consistent environment would be crucial to help such a child cope successfuly. ...Read more

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What is the illness called when a parent deliberately makes his child sick?

Munchausen: Munchausen syndrome describes a condition where the patient creates an illness to get attention from the medical profession. When a parent deliberately makes a child sick, the condition is called munchausen by proxy. ...Read more

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How can a parents death affect a young child?

How can a parents death affect a young child?

Many ways: A parents death affects adults too! we are all affected when we lose a loved one. We tend to feel abandoned initially...Good counseling helps a lot to help children adjust and to get questions answered. Really young children often do not remember the parent. The last lecture by randy pausch is a beautiful book and worth reading as he was a dying parent and left his family a wonderful legacy. ...Read more

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When does the parent, and not the child, need therapy?

If problem is parent: Family therapy is usually a good foundaton in issues involving couples and groups. The focus is that the problem is not exclusively with an individual person, rather between persons (interactions between family members). Therapists observes what happens between persons in how they communicate and express their feelings. Problems are assumed circular-created by series of cause and effect. ...Read more