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Doctor insights on: Interesting Facts About Children Raised By Authoritative Parents

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If hitting and screaming at your kids is "abuse" then why do so many of my friends parents do it and my dad and all his friends were raised the same?

If hitting and screaming at your kids is "abuse" then why do so many of my friends parents do it and my dad and all his friends were raised the same?

Definitions vary: I remember interviewing a mom whose neglected kids were frail ; undernourished.Asking about her thoughts about abuse or neglect, she told me her grandparents chained her to a stake under the porch as a kid, so she knew what abuse was. Her neglect was not intentional and she didn't see it as such. People raised with this may not accept it as abuse.That does not mean it is not. ...Read more

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My 7 month old cousin has a raised red rash that covers 80% of his back. The parents physician said it will go away but has not. It could be eczema.

My 7 month old cousin has a raised red rash that covers 80% of his back. The parents physician said it will go away but has not. It could be eczema.

Could be eczema: The red rash in the back of an infant could be eczema or other form of inflammatory condition. In either case it needs to be closely followed by the baby's physician. ...Read more

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Does childrens have higher IQ than parents?

Does childrens have higher IQ than parents?

Some do. Some don't.: If children always have higher IQ's than their parents, then the human species would have higher and higher IQ's with each generation... which is not what we see in real life. The opposite is also not true: children also do not always have lower IQ's than their parents. ...Read more

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Do children get herpes from their own parents?

Do children get herpes from their own parents?

Depends: Genital herpes can pass during labor/delivery to a newborn but this often results in severe disease or death. If a kid got genital herpes it would be a finding of sexual abuse. Kids could get a cold sore if the parent passed this by kissing them while shedding the germ. ...Read more

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Should parents push their children in athletics?

Should parents push their children in athletics?

No: Encourage children to be active. Be supportive and positive influence for them. Encourage them to try things but respect their feelings if they choose not to play competitively. ...Read more

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Does every parents know that children masturbate ?

Does every parents know that children masturbate ?

Yes, ...: Yes. In fact, the essence of how you live now has been the way how your ancestors had lived although how we do may somewhat vary to reflect the changing social atmosphere and environment for comfort and control so we can survive, grow, and live on ... So, parents know but somehow the traditional stereotyped notions takes control of their life so they can preserve their traditional parental image. ...Read more

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Parenting advice for children with big weight problems?

Parenting advice for children with big weight problems?

Practice,then preach: The mopst important point is to set a good example by eating prudently and exercising. Exercise, when you can do it with a child, is best. Keep your home free of junk food and sugared beverages. Obesity is not only cosmetic, but poses long term health risks. The likelyhood of a teenager who is obese at 16m is a virtual; lock on obesity for the rest of there lives. Maje sure your weight is ok. ...Read more

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Why do children with diabetic parents eat a lot of food?

Why do children with diabetic parents eat a lot of food?

Not related: Although dm is hereditary, the feedings of kids are not related to diabetic parents. Symptoms include frequent feedings and always thirsty thats the reason we check kids for diabetes. ...Read more

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What's offered by the parent resource center in children's hospitals?

What's offered by the parent resource center in children's hospitals?

See below:: Parent resource centers provide a health information library focusing on resources devoted to children's health. Many offer a variety of resources, including customized packets of information, books, pamphlets, videos, & online resources. It's your first place to turn to learn about children’s health conditions & community resources, answering questions about hospital services, & support groups. ...Read more

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If a parent has OCD, what are the chances that the children will have it too?

If a parent has OCD, what are the chances that the children will have it too?

Higher than you: might guess. Here's a link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2687723/ OCD is considered to be an anxiety disorder by most, although a smaller group of clinicians consider it to be a mood problem, too. To diagnose it, go to a psychologist, or here's another link: http://www.psychologyproductsandservices.com/page2.html ...Read more