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Doctor insights on: Examples Of Authoritarian Parenting Style

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Is authoritarian parenting associated with what many would consider "old fashioned parenting" if this parenting is bad why do so many favor it?

Is authoritarian parenting associated with what many would consider "old fashioned parenting" if this parenting is bad why do so many favor it?

Parenting styles: Parenting is a very difficult job and there is no formal training. Generally, people learn to parent as they were parented- since they are the only roll models around. So, many parents either copy their parents techniques or go the other way. Authoritarian parenting may be the model for many people and they have no idea how to change their style. ...Read more

Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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What are some good parenting styles?

What are some good parenting styles?

Active parenting: This style teaches you to give your child freedom with limits. The limits expand as the child shows more responsibility. Check out dr. Michael popkin's program at www.Activeparenting.Com. I used to teach the class to parents and found to be the best. ...Read more

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How does parenting style affect your childrens health?

How does parenting style affect your childrens health?

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

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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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Does a minor need parental consent to get medical care related to sexual health? For example getting a vaccine or getting medication.

Does a minor need parental consent to get medical care related to sexual health? For example getting a vaccine or getting medication.

Varies: Many states like mine,Texas, consider parental consent a barrier to a treatment for sexually transmitted disease, pregnancy, birth control and similar needs.These are exempted specifically from parental consent rules. However, when a minor uses their parents insurance to access any of these services parental notification will eventually occur as insurance EOB documents reach them. ...Read more

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My parents did not set a healthy example for us as kids. They had lots of problems. One that my siblings now have also is brain tumor. How can I avoid getting it also?

My parents did not set a healthy example for us as kids. They had lots of problems. One that my siblings now have also is brain tumor. How can I avoid getting it also?

Brain tumors: Brain tumors are genetic. While there is a slightly increased risk in the family members of patients with brain tumors, the overall risk is quite small, < 1%. Stress from your parents failings (we all have failings) did not cause a brain tumor. All you can do is to avoid environmental exposures that increase the risk--such as external radiation, even excessive head ct scans, etc. ...Read more

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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.

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

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How to deal with my teenagers parental alienation?

How to deal with my teenagers parental alienation?

A few ideas: All parents of teens need to get used to being unthanked, unappreciated, and considered foolish. Tell Junior, 'Well be here for you when you get in trouble' -- and your teen will, and you will offer unconditional help and love. It's a stage of spiritual growth for you. Now, if this isn't the right answer, I'm sure one of my colleagues here will be able to help. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are some tips for team parenting?

What are some tips for team parenting?

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

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Which parent determines the sex of a child?

Which parent determines the sex of a child?

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

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How can I decide whether to become a parent?

How can I decide whether to become a parent?

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

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What to do if I have never had a loving parent?

What to do if I have never had a loving parent?

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

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Signs of narccisistic parenting and what to do about it?

Signs of narccisistic parenting and what to do about it?

Narcissism: Parents who over-praise their children and convince them that they are somehow special put their children at risk for narcissism, Also, narcissistic parents can create narcissistic kids. ...Read more

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If you have a boy, which parent his height going to be inherited from?

If you have a boy, which parent his  height going to be inherited from?

Both.: A way to predict the final height is take the average of the two parents' heights and add 5 CM for boys, subtract 5 CM for girls. This is, of course, very approximate. ...Read more

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Can parents attend sex ED classes?

Can parents attend sex ED classes?

Here are some ...: Traditional and local social taboo has barred something to happen and someone to participate in certain aspects of life without justifiable reason for mental supremacy and discrimination. But, I do feel parents' attending sex Ed Class will help and improve its intended effectiveness. Nonetheless, ask and try so to testify how it may pan out at where you're. Best wish... ...Read more

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How to tell my parents how i feel?

How to tell my parents how i feel?

Tell your physician: Go to him/her first. He/she will probably know how to share what you've told in a way that is more likely to produce a favorable outcome. Parents are likely to accept what they need to hear from a respected doctor rather than directly from you. I'm sorry your home situation isn't one with trust and openness, but a physician / counselor's intervention is likely to improve things. ...Read more

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How to tell my parents I love them?

How to tell my parents I love them?

Love is easy: Just tell them. I suspect they would be thrilled to hear it and i suspect that you would be upset if something happened to them and you hadn't told them. It really isn't hard. Just say "mom (or dad) i love you" or "you know i love you. I cannot tell you how thrilled I am when my children (all grown now) tell me they love me. It makes me feel special and makes it all worth it. ...Read more

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Can two b+ parents make an o+ baby .

Absolutely : Absolutely possible. There are many goo websites thy explain the genetics of blood types. I've listed on below. The chance of two blood type b parents having a an o child is 6.25% overall, but goes up to 25% if both parents are known to be type bo and not bb. Since it is possible for this to occurr the only way to determine paternity would be a dna or to determine tht the presumed father is blood type bb and not bo.

I don't mean to b too presumptuous, but if you are asking this question about your own child, it sounds like there are some trust issues in your relationship that might need to be addressed before or if they become a major problem. ...Read more

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What's helicopter parenting put down for?

What's helicopter parenting put down for?

Helicopter Parents: The classic concept of the helicopter parent is they are too enmeshed with their children's lives- hovering over every decision. The ultimate goal of parenting is to create independent functioning adults. If a parent does not let their children learn from their own mistakes, the child will not develop the necessary skills to handle live stressors and problems. ...Read more

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Is it okay for kids to see parents naked?

Yes: No reason why not for younger children and infants. Demonizing sexuality for youngsters only has a down side, leading to often unnecessary guilt over normal emotions and potentially poor self esteem. ...Read more

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If two parents are O+ can the child be A-?

If two parents are O+ can the child be A-?

Blood types: To have "O" blood type, you have to be "O/O"; therefore have no other "letter" to give to a child. So, two O parents can only have an O child. If one parent is O and the other is A/A or A/O or A/B then you can have a child with blood type A. ...Read more

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What should I do with an alcoholic parent?

What should I do with an alcoholic parent?

You can arrange: For an intervention with a professional's help. They will help you ; others in your family who are worried to meet with him and get him into intensive treatment for his alcoholism. Each family member will be asked to tell your father that they are worried , that he will die from his behavior and that they want him to get treatment. Don't try to do it alone. ...Read more

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How tall will I grow if parents average ht?

How tall will I grow if parents average ht?

Depends !: Try this calculator http://www.Calculator.Net/height-calculator.Html.

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How can I tell parent about mental illness?

How can I tell parent about mental illness?

Be candid: Be prepared to be asked questions about what your symptoms are and how they effect you. Take care. ...Read more

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What must parents do to help a cyberbully?

See below: They need to contact the police and show them what is occuring to you on line. ...Read more

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How can I handle having gamblers as parents?

How can I handle having gamblers as parents?

Get some help: If under 18 years old you may need to talk to a trusted adult, teacher, school counselor. Clearly if their problem is bad i would suspect some of your needs are not being meet and you may be neglected. Bottom line is that you do not have to handle it on your own, if you have your own doctor you could talk to them. You must know you did not cause the problem and can't fix it on your own. ...Read more

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What kinds of parenting classes can we take?

Several options: Most areas offer prepared child birth classes, these can be classes trying to cover all options or more focused, like bradley, lamaze, waterbirths. If you are undecided, look for a more comprehensive and take an additional focused class later. ...Read more

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How can I tell my parents that i used to cut?

How can I tell my parents that i used to cut?

Admitting cutting: The direct approach is best. Sit down during a calm time for you all and discuss your emotional state and cutting. Seek help from a psychologist who can provide you with help. If necessary family counseling may also be helpful. ...Read more

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How should I diet without my parents knowing?

How should I diet without my parents knowing?

Slowly: Just slowly cut down your carbs and eliminate unhealthy foods. Tell them you want to follow a better diet to stay trim and healthy for a longer life. Be honest and set a good example! ...Read more