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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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Parenting is a topic that includes all the aspects of raising children, such as diapering and potty training, rules and discipline, daycare, schooling, sports, children's emotional development, teaching ...Read more


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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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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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My parents won't get me a x-ray, what now?

My parents won't get me a x-ray, what now?

Wrong Forum: I am sorry to once again rain on your parade, but you are not asking the right people this question. We are not your physician, do not know why you need an X-ray or even if your physician has recommended an X-ray. But, as a sixteen year old you have a right to health care and confidentiality. Go to your doctor and work this out. ...Read more

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I have add but my parents don't believe me, help?

I have add but my parents don't believe me, help?

Am assuming that: You are a minor. It is important not to self - diagnose. The best way to obtain an accurate diagnosis is through professional evaluation. Your pediatrician, developmental specialist, psychologist or psychiatrist can evaluate. If you do have adhd, then appropriate treatment options can be presented. Take care. ...Read more

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I've bulimia and I can't tell my parents. How do I help myself?

I've bulimia and I can't tell my parents. How do I help myself?

You may not wish to: Tell your parents. You may be anxious about telling your parents. But this doesn't mean that you can't tell your parents. If you want to help yourself- tell your parents so that they can help to get you professional help (psychiatric/ pyschological). ...Read more

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I can't face dealing with the loss of my parents. How can I prepare?

I can't face dealing with the loss of my parents. How can I prepare?

You really cant: It is very hard to lose your parents....That is natural and normal and no matter how prepared you are it is often still very hard. So "preparing" means accepting and going through the stages of grief. Get help if you need it. Talk to them and have them tell you their story...It is so amazing. And you will get through it.... ...Read more

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Do you think I should tell my parents that I think I may have low t?

Do you think I should tell my parents that I think I may have low t?

Be open: Be open with your parents, telling them why you have a concerrn. You should see yoiur doctor, explain your concerns. There are simple blood tests that can measure testosterone levels. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a tumor but I don't know how to tell my parents?

What to do if I have a tumor but I don't know how to tell my parents?

Discuss issue: Depending on the type of tumor and what is recommended, family back up is essential. In many instances surgery is required or some form of hospitalization needed. Family should be there to give complete support since most of the cancers diagnosed early can be cured with proper treatment. ...Read more

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What's a good way to handle this when my parents won't seek psychological help?

What's a good way to handle this when my parents won't seek psychological help?

Some suggestions: Since you are 46 I assume your parents are 60 - 70+. It is hard to make your parents get help. Here are a few back doors you can knock on for help. Alert elder services in their town to the issues and see what they have to offer. You can call their primary care physician and let them know that you are worried about their mental health. They will listen and may have ideas. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I would like to lose weight but my parents won't let me?

What do you suggest if I would like to lose weight but my parents won't let me?

If you suffer from: obesity then you could ask your parents to see your doctor for physician input. If you just want to lose weight to be skinny then please listen to your parent's wise advice. ...Read more

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How old is too old to sleep in a bed with parents, if a child can't sleep alone?

How old is too old to sleep in a bed with parents, if a child can't sleep alone?

Never: Having the child sleep with you is automatically bad---period! Try a night light and insist that he stays in his own room. Sometimes you "have to be cruel to be kind" and well informed discipline is a necessity. ...Read more

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How to get orthotics ore insoles if you are 13 and don't want your parents to know?

How to get orthotics ore insoles if you are 13 and don't want your parents to know?

What's the secret?: Parents should be involved in the healthcare of a 13 year old..... ...Read more

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How can you get orthotics insoles if you are 13 and don't want your parents knowing?

How can you get orthotics insoles if you are 13 and don't want your parents knowing?

Talk to your parents: I would not be ashamed or have any cause for anyone to want to hide something such as this from your parents. As a minor you would have to have a parent with you for a physician prescribed pair or orthoses. Good over the counter brands that you can find at sporting goods stores include superfeet or spenco. ...Read more

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If my grandma and I have down syndrome, but my parents don't, can my child have down syndrome?

If my grandma and I have down syndrome, but my parents don't, can my child have down syndrome?

Confusing question: Certainly women with down syndrome are fertile, achieving puberty at the same time as most of their age group. They can have infants that are both normal and have down syndrome. The question is an articulate one, more so than some of the physician answers. You appear to be stating ds skipped a generation in your family. Unless yours is a mosaic form, I doubt you are ds, ? Who is writing this? ...Read more

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Why do our gen y kids have that don't worry/be happy attitude when parents are upset daily over finances?

Why do our gen y kids have that don't worry/be happy attitude when parents are upset daily over finances?

We taught them: To be that way. In many ways that attitude can be healthy. If they have never had to work for anything then they may develop that attitude because parents have always provided everything. We can learn from our children as they tend to live more in the moment and maybe we should not worry about finances so much...After all the most important things in life are not finances but relationships. ...Read more