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Doctor insights on: How Do Hispanics Discipline Their Children

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How do kids who are homeschooled get to interact with kids their age?

How do kids who are homeschooled get to interact with kids their age?

Easy: Some home schooling is done in as groups, so they have social interaction within the group plus friends in neighborhood and activities such as sports etc. ...Read more

Discipline (Definition)

Discipline is a topic that includes recommendations on how to systematically train a person to have good moral behavior, follow important rules, know right from wrong, learn strong work habits, etc... Discipline should be seen ...Read more


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How do most kids of divorce view their stepsiblings?

How do most kids of divorce view their stepsiblings?

Divorce: Initially they often feel awkward and afraid of sharing their parents. If over time step siblings are exposed to each other in reasonable doses with respect for their feelings and the difficulty of the adjustment, relationships can work out and actually be an advantage to each child's growth. Best. ...Read more

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How do kids inherit anemia from their parents?

How do kids inherit anemia from their parents?

Several ways: There are many types of inherited anemias. Some are direct: they are bone marrow disorders. Some might be indirect, in the case of an inherited tendency to bleed; in this case woman may have increased menstrual blood losses and become anemic more easily. ...Read more

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Why do many parents medicate their children for add/adhd?

Why do many parents medicate their children for add/adhd?

Because it can help: Adhd is the best-studied psychiatric disorder in children. Multiple studies with thousands of patients show that certain medications can markedly reduce seriously impairing symptoms. Unfortunately, no treatments yet available actually cure the disorder, but reducing symptoms may help individuals and their families lead more productive, less chaotic lives. ...Read more

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Why do so many african american children have learning disabilities?

Why do so many african american children have learning disabilities?

Define disability: Today's aa child is more likely than others, to grow up in a single parent household, live in poverty and lack educational opportunities available to others. The family culture may place less value on education than other pursuits. I am not convinced these kids have more specific learning disabilities. They often need extra help and encouragement to reach their potential. ...Read more

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How do people choose their doctors?

Referral: In ideal world, you physician should be recommended by relative, friend or another doctor. On line reviews also can help. ...Read more

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Do parents have the right to teach their kids bad habits?

Do parents have the right to teach their kids bad habits?

Parenting: That's complicated. Unfortunately, some parents don't even realize they are teaching bad habits, either because of their ignorance, or they don't realize the child is imitating them. It also depends on what you mean by bad habits. Swearing? Telling lies? Hitting? Children will hopefully get some other feedback on these habits; like in school or their peers, and be able to change their behavior. ...Read more

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I need statistics on aspergers syndrome. How many people have it (children, young adults, adults). ?

I need statistics on aspergers syndrome. How many people have it (children, young adults, adults). ?

Not Well Established: The prevalence of asperger syndrome (as) is not well established. Experts estimate that as many as 1 in 88 children age 8 will have an autism spectrum disorder. No studies have yet been conducted to determine the incidence of asperger syndrome in adult populations, but studies of children with the disorder suggest that their problems with socialization and communication continue into adulthood. ...Read more

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How many people who weren't spanked as a child spank their children, and how many who were do?

How many people who weren't spanked as a child spank their children, and how many who were do?

Don't know: This is not a subject I am aware that is followed statistically. Most parents do repeat discipline methods that were used on them as children. Many also do not as they did not like those methods. . Corporal punishment does "work" on children up to age eight . After that it seems to increase negative behavior. Look for nonphysical ways to discipline as they are more effective in the long run. ...Read more

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At what age should my young adult children do their wills?

Depends: Wills provide a legal way to pass on personal assets according to the wishes and hopes of the maker of the will. A will is unnecessary until there are a moderate amount of assets to be passed on. This is especially important if there are children or a spouse. In this age group, the major cause of death is accidental as illness in this age group almost always allows time to make a will. ...Read more

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What skills can families teach to young children to ensure they are healthy later in life?

What skills can families teach to young children to ensure they are healthy later in life?

Several: Basic hygiene lessons on hand washing after toileting, brushing teeth everyday, healthy foods, water vs soda and get out and play. Don't forget safety talks about seat belts, strangers, social media caution. Limit TV/Screen time to no more than 2 hours a day. http://www.healthline.com/health-slideshow/healthy-habits-mothers-should-teach-kids#1 ...Read more

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How do men caregive for their wives?

How do men caregive for their wives?

Get help: If you as a male do not have to go to work... Try your best. Go to the dr. With her or ontact her dr. Ofice and ask what type of help ( services) the health insurance allows for her condition. Involve all the family in her care. Explore other help with a local social worker. Depending upon how sick she is consider aclf or institutionalization ( rehab center or nursing home) as the last option. ...Read more

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How do some people get really tall if most others are average of their parents?

How do some people get really tall if most others are average of their parents?

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

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How do most schools accomodate children with food allergies?

How do most schools accomodate children with food allergies?

Lunch tables: Most schools provide a peanut free table for students with peanut allergy to sit at. They often have a friend that agrees not to bring peanut to school that is able to sit with them. ...Read more

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How do pediatricians treat their own kids with canavan disease?

How do pediatricians treat their own kids with canavan disease?

Canavan disease: Regarding canavan disease: it is a genetic disease which is quite rare but seen mostly in ashkenazi jews. There is an over productin of n-acetylaspartic acid in the brain. A metabolic specialist ought to be consulted. However a full organic acid test should be run to help delineate possible adjunct treatments. I am betting most pediatricians would not feel comfortable treating it. ...Read more

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Do parents know when their teen is anorexic?

Do parents know when their teen is anorexic?

Often Do Not: I often see teenages who have eating disorders, whose parents are unaware of the problem. If there is a precipitous weight loss for no apparent reason, see the doctor. ...Read more

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When and why do non jewish americans start to circumcise their infants?

When and why do non jewish americans start to circumcise their infants?

General MacArthur: Many uncircumised us troops stationed in asia during 2nd world war developed penile infections which interfered with their soldiering. Thus general maca ruled that any troops heeding for asia had to be circumcised. Troops were indoctrinated that circumcision is healthier and cleaner. Certainly true if men are wading thru unclean rivers and can not bathe. These men wanted their sons circd etc.Etc. ...Read more

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Why do americans circumcise their baby boys but their european cousins don't?

Why do americans circumcise their baby boys but their european cousins don't?

Cultural: It has become an unnecessary habit in the U.S. Based on false long term health issues. Maybe the europeans have caught on. ...Read more

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How do men show their affection for their female friends?

How do men show their affection for their female friends?

Attention: Men spend time and give a lot of attention to their female friends. Time-listening. ...Read more

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Are parents who abuse their kids psychopaths? What can be done to change their behavior?

Are parents who abuse their kids psychopaths? What can be done to change their behavior?

NOT NECESSARILY: Many parents have a conscience and are ignorant and frustrated and don't know what to do. But it takes courage to ask for help and devulge a problem. And some abusive parents are troubled themselves or addicted to drugs or alcohol. When you speak of humans, each case has to be examined before you know the answers. ...Read more