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How To Compose A Hardship Letter For Child Support
My ex boyfriend who had a child with another woman committed suicide by hanging himself. He didn't leave any letter saying goodbye or anything.?
Loss through suicide: Losing someone in this manner is very painful, and I'm sorry for your loss. Each person involved has his/her own experiences with the deceased; any conflict about these can surface anew. Suicide is a final pathway of great suffering. When in such a dark place it's common for the person to be extremely self-absorbed -- often too much to write a note to anyone. Grief counselors may help. ...Read more
Toddlers who have: Language & whose parents learn & implement autism interventions at least 25 hours/week have improved outcomes. See www. Autismspeaks. Org/science/science-news/parent-training-program-shows-clear-gains-toddlers-autism. Parents who reinforce behavioral techniques their kids of any age learn in therapy promote better outcomes. Social skills therapy from developmental age 6 & > also helps greatly. ...Read more
Child with deformity: A child with Apert syndrome has deformed head shape, protruding eyes, high oral arch, dental crowding, triangular upper lip, various types of fusion of fingers, and quite often mental retardation. he head deformity usually requires surgeries to open up more space within the skull, so that the brain can grow. Fused fingers need surgeries too for the child to use the hand adequately. ...Read more
Always Face to Face: I always make the time to give this information personally. I have also found that doing it the format of a house call is the most effective, unless the patient happens to be hospitalized at the time. ...Read more
I'm 18 weeks pregnate, and im sleeping on the floor it temp. Until I get a bed will that harm my unborn child im a mother and I just moved into my new place without funiture if I don't have a bed and sleepin on the floor with support under my belly will th
The: The good news: women have been sleeping on floors for thousands of years. Despite being uncomfortable for you, it should not harm your unborn baby. The bad news: you may be sore in the morning and it's not safe to take Ibuprofen while pregnant - only tylenol (acetaminophen). I hope your bed comes soon! ...Read more
No: A normal baby's nervous system (brain, spinal cord, nerves) and his muscles will mature in a head-to-tail pattern. So, the neck will develop its strength, control, and coordination first. Then come the arms and shoulders. Next are the chest and abdomen. Last are the hips and legs. In order to sit alone a baby controls his abdominal muscles. Later he will crawl by controlling his leg muscles. ...Read more
What would cause a child to have trouble figuring out left and right direction and also write letters starting from the bottom up?
Possible Dyslexia: Or other learning disorder. His brain has a hard time processing things the correct way. He needs to see a therapist who can help train him to see things the way the rest of us do. (. Maybe he I'd correct and we are wrong). Talk to his Pediatrician or Family Doctor about it, they can get you started on the right path. ...Read more
Support Networks: Jane, one of the best things you can do is to explore the resources available to you, so thank you for asking! Many states and regions in the U.S. Have organized sickle cell groups that help educate and support sickle cell patients and their families. Of course, also ask your baby's future doctor. Try this national group as a stepping stone: http://www. Sicklecelldisease. Org/index. Cfm? Page=chapters. ...Read more
Judge will decide!: Brace yourself for some changes in your lifestyle. If you are old enough to father a child the state you live in may decide to hold you accountable for a number of things. On the one hand, the state grants u certain parental rights & in tern requires you to execute them responsibly. If you & the mother can get along, the process may go smoothly. If u don't, plan to get a lawyer & have a bumpy ride. ...Read more
My child has been diagnosed learning disibility, team said all over development intellectual function impaired what support should my girl have?
Mixed terminology: A specific learning disorder occurs in a child IQ & adaptive skills are average to above average. Intellectual Disability (ID) is the diagnosis if her measured cognitive & adaptive skills are < 70. Educational supports differ for each. Developmental/Behavioral Pediatricians & child neurologists perform physical, neurological & genetic evaluations for the cause of ID & associated impairments. ...Read more
Bi-polar is having bi-polar a reason to not work? An ex is stating that due to bi-polar they are unable to work therefore unable to pay child support. I have never heard of bi-polar being listed as a disability to the point where one can not work. Can ev
Find out details: It can be debilitating but what are the details. The diagnosis itself is not enough. Are they receiving appropriate treatment? Some people function very well if right medication regimen and therapy for them. ...Read more
My daughter's school sent a letter home yesterday saying that a child had pertussis at her school. Any worries?
Hi. 8 dr & hospitals diagnosed my ex w/ bpd. We r now in court over child custody. She brought a dr letter that was misdiagnosed. What's your opinion?
Impossible to say: Sorry for your complex problems but the site is not designed to second guess a psychiatric label based on no information. ...Read more
Does writing letters backward mean my child has dyslexia? My daughter is in kindergarten and is learning to write. She often writes letters backward, and mixes up words with similar spellings. Does this mean she has dyslexia? .
It: It is completely normal for a young child to reverse letters when first learning how to write - it is not an indicator of dyslexia. Many kids will continue to confuse b's and d's, q's and p's, well into first and even second grade. The same is true for confusing similar spellings of words. I've attached an article that talks about dyslexia and what to look for. Good luck! ...Read more
On line: Or through your hospital (especially if it is a children's hospital). Ask your pediatrician. ...Read more
Am a physical therapy dr hav this child that can walk and stand bu not alone he just afraid to stand alone he must feel supported what can I do for?
Need more info: Re age, social situation, etc. How far off milestones? Other med issues? Know you've considered many possibilities. Some thought-if very young, is there any possibility of pain contributing (hips)? Also, how is proprioception? And then, of course, there's poss psychosocial issues. What is maternal bond like? Response to rewards? Consider discussing w pediatrician & poss child psych evaluation. ...Read more
Yes: First sepsis support group, jenna alliance, global sepsis alliance all have reasonable networks. Google them and see. ...Read more
My child is 12 months old and can crawl properly and stand up with support. However, she favors one hand/leg (left) over other. Is it curable?
Maybe: This may be a transitional (temporary) pattern as baby moves into this stage of mobility. However, preference of one hand/foot over another at this early age may reflect an injury to the developing nervous system some time in the past. Assessment by a developmental pediatrician, physical or occupational therapist may provide more answers and a plan for treatment. ...Read more
Homeless. Jobless+No Support. Have compounded PTSD. Abused as a child. Dating a Sociopath is what got me here. How can I heal? Who can I call? Where?
I trust you are no longer dating the sociopath! I am a psychologist in San Diego and have suggestions that might be of real help to you. The preferred treatment for PTSD is Subliminal Therapy (visit www. Stii. Us) with hypnotic methods in second place (www. Asch. Net for a referral). If you will tell me what city you live in, I will give you more informa ...Read more
What would cause extreme blurry vision (cannot distinguish even very large letters) out of only one eye in a child?
Check my list: If this is a new event (the child saw well from this eye a brief period prior to this) then you need to see an ophthalmologist right away. If this has been present for a long time, then it might be some congenital problem with the eye, a very high refraction in that eye alone, a retinal problem from birth, a variety of problems in the back of the eye. This needs to be sorted out with an exam ...Read more
Why do docs order a chest xray for my child when lung sounds do not support a pneumonia diagnosis?
Other reasons: Depending on the history of present illness (i.e. The details of your chief complaint), you doctor might be looking for something beyond just a simple pneumonia; lung sounds can't detect things such as a lung cavity, small lesion, or organ anomaly. Since the sensitivity of specific lung sounds are poor (e.g. Crackles, rales, ronchi, egophony), the x-ray us used as a tool for better diagnoses. ...Read more
Supports: I assume you are pregnant and asking about back supports. They will not hurt the baby. The baby is very well protected in your uterus, and you would not be able to tie it so tight that you could stand it to a point that it would be putting too much pressure on your uterus and affect baby. (wow - that was a mouthful). Anyway, it's fine, and if it makes you more comfortable, go for it! ...Read more
My nephew is 6 months. His neck is not much stronger as usually baby of his age have. Always needs support. Is it abnormal?
Gave moral support 20 years ago to daughter having baby in 40s/ now I wonder if that was good due to economy and other factors. How do I resolve this?
Expand Your Focus: Regrets are common, but they often come from looking at the glass as only "half empty." what about all the wonderful things about having children? Sure, you could focus only on the negatives (or assumed negatives) but you would only be making yourself feel bad, when you don't really have to. See if you can "force" yourself to look for at least one positive, every time you perceive a negative. ...Read more
No: If your 5 month old has some abdominal strength and ability to sit up a little then it would be a great idea to start using the exersaucer. ...Read more
My 7 month baby active and healthy creep and little bit crawl but till now can t sit on his own only supported, worried is it normal? Why delay?
Still OK: While not sitting on own at 7 months may be just a little behind in development, it's not terribly delayed yet. It sounds like his other skills are age appropriate for his gross motor skills such as creeping and trying a little to crawl. I would not consider it a problem until 9 months if everything else is going fine. Infants develop different skills at different times - he wanted to creep first! ...Read more
Great for him!: There is no down side to standing in your lap. Helps him build those leg muscles while having a close interaction with you. He can see you at eye level, hear and feel your reaction to his new found skills, develop trust in your support. Enjoy these moments as soon he will be scooting off to explore away from you, and you'll wish he was back in your lap! ...Read more