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How Can I Get People To Stop Interfering With My Parenting
Do the Right Thing: There are 3 types of advice. Good advice that works. Good advice, but not right for your baby . And absolutely poor advice that might be harmful.Listen politely and do what you think is best. If they continue to harass you, be polite, but firm nd tell themyou will ask for help when it is needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tell them (again): Keep telling them how important it is to you that they stop (and why). Be a model yourself of how to stop it. Start preparing some healthy alternatives for them to show them that they can enjoy healthy foods and (maybe) they'll feel better eating well. Start exercising with them. This can help everyone feel better. ...Read more
Spoiling: It's not uncommon for grandparents to spoil their grandchildren. Hoever, if the grandparents are doing this to excess or to the degree that your children insist on or expect this kind of treatment in all facets of their lives, it would be best to talk with your parents about your concerns and request that they change this behavior. Most geandparents will honor tge request of the parent. If not, a. ...Read more
My best friend recently started cutting herself again. I can't get her to stop and her parents know and haven't done anything. What can I do to help?
Encourage: the most important thing is to be a non-judgemental friend and encourage her to get professional help ...Read more
Why don't you ask: Them to read this article: http://www.Cdc.Gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/secondhand_smoke/general_facts/ it will help them to understand how it puts others at risk. ...Read more
When I was walking around my parents ranch I stepped on a nail the wound is in the side of my foot please tell me how I can get it to stop hurting.?
How do I stop my parent with alzheimer's from driving? My mom has alzheimer's and is pretty forgetful. I've noticed her driving seems to be a lot worse and sometimes she gets lost. I really don't think she should be on the road, so how do I get her to vol
This : This is going to be a tough struggle. If she already has alzheimer's, and you have noticed problems, it is probably time to take the car away. She will not like this decision, as it is one of her last vestiges of independence. But the decision needs to be made before she gets in an accident (many times it takes a broken fender or mailbox to convince somebody). I would suggest you advise her doctor of the problem privately, then have an "intervention" at an office visit. That way the doctor can be the bad guy, and you will agree. Some states have driver's training tests (occupational therapists sometimes do this) that might prove to her that she is impaired. But usually the doctor visit is enough. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
GENES ARE A : Beautiful and baffling thing, aren't they? My brother is 6 feet tall and I am 5'6" on a really really good day. I'm still fuming about it! ...Read more
How do people get to be born mentally challenged when the parents are not? The parents are normal with no sign of mental problems run in the family.
We are complex: You don't identify the type of mental challenges, but generically: there can be pre-natal damage from various maternal diseases, nutritional deficiencies and injury, chemical harm from medication, toxins, alcohol or substance use - peri-natal injury - the effects of childhood nutrition, environmental pollution, social bullying and traumas. Humans are both resilient & fragile - things can go wrong. ...Read more
How do people get a permutation gene for huntington's? Mean if I am in that range does it mean one of my parents or grandparents had it?
Sporadic occurance: We all contain genes that can be good or bad. We are finding many new gene permutations every day. In some cases there is direct inheritance from one of our parents. In many others the permutation is a sporadic occurance without definite cause. There are definable risks of getting the disease and of passing it on. Genetic counseling would be appropriate. ...Read more
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