Doctor insights on:
Egalitarian Attachment Parenting Styles
Refers to children: Child forms a strong emotional bond with caregivers during childhood with lifelong consequences. The absent parent or child going from one foster home to another children can develop reactive attachment disorder, they can't trust adults. Children needs to know that a parent is there when they need them. ...Read more
Attachment: Healthy attachments between a child and a parent are essential to raise healthy children. There is lots of research to back this up. This means lots of love and affection and making sure the child's needs are met, including food, shelter, attention, teaching, positive environment and boundaries.. ...Read more
Go authoritative: Authoritative is typically the healthiest parenting style. This parenting style sets limits and provides direction while also remaining flexible and encouraing growth. Permissive, uninvolved, and authoritarian all have some down sides. These styles have been associated with poor eating, low self-esteem, over dependence, substance use and other negative behaviors. ...Read more
Possibly: But apples tend to fall right next to the tree from which they were grown. If both parents have it, likely their kids will too. ...Read more
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
My wife is under weight, (22 yr old, 158 cm, 39 kg). How can we increase the weight. We have normal routine of life style. Her parents are also slim.
Calorie dense foods: The addition of calorie dense foods such as nuts, whole grain pastas, raisins, whole milk, pure fruit juices, butter, avocado, fatty fishes and complex carbohydrates is a healthy way to add more calories to your diet. Avoid sugary foods, sodas, chips and pills. Although they are indeed high calorie, they do not provide appropriate nutrition and are difficult for your body to process. Good luck ...Read more
3years old daughter active&talkative. Take only milk bottle&fruits. Have conflicts n mind. Didn't stay at school. Much attached Wid parents how improve?
Milestones: It is sometimes ok to be attached to parents but still you need to work on her diet and relationships. At first you need to offer diversity of food because she needs to grow healthy and milk is not enough. Offer first the family food and then offer the milk. Initially work on acceptance of food then the next step is to male her quit bottles. Then make her meet and play with other kids her age ...Read more
Mileage may vary: Well, who gets to decide? No one book works for everyone. Read a few pages in the middle of each book you see in a bookstore; if it seems to make sense, it may be worth trying. In particular, this book: http://www. Amazon. Com/caring-your-baby-young-child/dp/0553386301 should get you around most pitfalls. ...Read more
Comfort and support: You can cope best by letting all of your thoughts and feelings be just as they are. There is not "getting over" a death, there is only deeply resting with everything that comes up. Losing a loved one is a very important moment in one's life and can bring about great changes if one does not "shut things down". Be gentle with yourself and seek psychological services to allow for growth from grief. ...Read more
United front: It is critical to present as a united front. Have discussions in terms of parenting outside the ears of the children. It is ok to let the kids know you're talking and making decisions together as a "team" and teach the kids to wait for a team response when possible. Try to target a 1-2 behaviors at a time for improvement and decide how you will address and then be a consistent team! ...Read more
It's depends: Daughters of mothers who are addicted and sons of fathers who are addicts have higher likelihood of inheriting a physiological predisposition to become addicted (about 50% chance). This is due to both nature and nurture. ...Read more
Both and neither: Male chromosomes are xy, females are xx, so if conception is combining one from each, you might say that the male determines. However, the hormone balance, temperature and other factors in the mother's body influence whether xs or ys are favored. But, bottom line, none of this is under conscious control so really neither parent has control. ...Read more
Tough question: Deciding to become a parent is one of life's most difficult questions. I suspect that there is never a "good time" to parent. Parenting requires time, money and patience. You can look to professional counseling, religious leader, friends and family for help with the decision. Ultimately, you must decide but we all have resources to help with tough choices in life. Use them, best wishes. ...Read more
Decide what it means: We'd like all children to grow up in a good home with loving parents. There are many people such as yourself who never had that. This does not make you an emotional cripple for life. You can learn to be kind to others, to be at ease around people. Your physician may recommend someone to talk to, &/or you can resolve to be kind to others who have no one to love them in your own community. Peace. ...Read more
Peer support: If you have a parent who is borderline, it always helps to have a confidant / confidante, someone in whom you can confide when the going gets so tough at home that you wonder how you can bear it any longer. Learning more about borderlines will also provide you with some "tools, " so that you will be able to understand a little better -- and so that you won't feel so alone. I wish you the best. ...Read more
Stress reduction: Parenting is the most important job one can have and therefore support in the process from fellow parents is critical to helping keep the stress under control. Whether this comes formally through support groups or informally through friends and family, support is part of self care and helps us keep our stress at bay. Support can provide us with tips and relief in times of need. ...Read more
It is very hard: Yes, after losing a parent, it can seem like living is just a chore that one can no longer handle; however, as bad as the pain is right now, it will improve over time and you will feel better; you need to reach out to your family and friends and discuss how you feel; if you are prone to depression, you might want to seek professional help; this, too, shall pass;. ...Read more
Bereavement: Anytime we lose someone close to us there is always a period of pain. In normal bereavement, time does heal the pain. However, if your distress persists, you may need additional support. A support group would help. ...Read more
Yes but: Each culture defines what its usual forms of acceptable parenting include. Within the American culture, you may be carted off to jail for child endangerment if your neighbor reports this kind of "parenting". Less so if you slapped the kids rear end, but you cross the wrong taboo here and you will need a lawyer. ...Read more
Science is empirical:
Empirical refers to knowledge derived from investigation, observation, experimentation, or experience, as opposed to theoretical knowledge based on logical or mathematical assumptions.
Therefore parenting may be based on empirical findings. Science is the observation, identification, description, experimental investigation, and theoretical explanation of phenomena. ...Read more