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Effects Of An Overly Permissive Parent
A child is very: dependent upon the well-being of the parents who are the windows to the world and how to deal with it. The better the parental well-being the better the parents are able to help the child feel secure, attend to the child's everyday needs, model for the child, and address difficulties that arise in the life of the child. The parent child relationship is the foundation for child development. ...Read more
Difficult: Children who do not receive love and attention from parents (or parent substitutes in their lives) can have a lot of difficulty with attachment, self-esteem, and being able to have healthy relationships. Being loved and cared for by our parents is one of the most basic needs as a child. It isn't only specific abuse that causes trouble, but also neglect and lack of emotional attachment by parents. ...Read more
Hi I'm fifteen and 5,7. Is there anything I can take with a significant height increase with no side-effects later in life? My parents approve. Thanks
Naturally raise HGH: Most men stop growing around age 18- but some grow until age 21 or so. You may only grow another 1-2 inches but may grow several- much depends on your genetics. Follow a healthy diet and take a good multivitamin- low zinc can limit growth. Try going to sleep by 10 pm. Taking measures to increase your production of growth hormone can also help. See http://tinyurl.com/nx5qmvb for details. ...Read more
Please explain what do you think are the documented side effects of parents fighting on the kids/teens?
Psychological scars: It is never helpful for a child to be in a situation where the parents are fighting a lot. This will cause psychological scars and the child will not be sure how to react. It may affect child's relationships, school performance, drive to accomplishment. It can expose them to violence and affect how they interact with parents and others. Consider familly counseling ...Read more
What psychological effects could my 3 year old have due to the absence of both his parents for two years?
Separation anxiety: A 3 year old is old enough to have bonded to both parents, assuming both have been consistently in his/her life. But he/she does not yet have abstract reasoning or the cognitive ability to understand "why" the parents are gone. And ability to soothe self is not fully developed. All these areas could lead to difficulty later. Results depend a lot on who'll care for the child during this time. ...Read more
How aware the parents about the effects of sleep disturbances, and how often do sleep disturbances occur in young children?
Often: Sleep disturbances in children can be very common if the tonsils and adenoids are extremely large. Usually these children will have a serious sleep disorder and parents will not that their child will snore very loudly and may stop breathing (sleep apnea). Therefore the parents should be very aware of this. ...Read more
Would looking at my parents/grand parents/uncles from both sides of the family provide an accurate image about COPD predisposition and smoking effects?
Not necessarily: Genetic predisposition to developing COPD is not straightforward, and there are very few people who are heavy smokers who do not sustain SOME damage to their respiratory tract. I would also point out that smoking can cause more severe acne and make it harder to treat as well. Why play Russian Roulette with your life and your health? If you don't smoke, don't start. If you do, get help quitting. ...Read more
Prenatals?: Did you mean "prenatal vitamins"? If you take prenatals and are not pregnant, there is no serious adverse events. The most common side effect is occasssional constipation and mild nausea due to the iron content in them. Prenatals are a great suppliment but do contain higher iron than others. I recommend prenatals that have a stool softener as well as omega-3. ...Read more
My parents are cousins. Why moles are in my body? Moles are due to hormone changes, glands, enviromental effects or particular protein found in genes?
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