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I'm worried because my daughter (and only child) 32yrs sick with a bad drug/alcohal addiction for the past 3nd1/2 yrs and, what do you suggest?

I'm worried because my daughter (and only child) 32yrs sick with a bad drug/alcohal addiction for the past 3nd1/2 yrs and, what do you suggest?

Alcoholism: Alcohol/drug abuse is a very challenging illness -- not only because it is deadly, but also because the ill person may not be interested in change. Desire for drugs can eclipse everything else in life. Your first step could be attending alanon, which educates ; supports family members. Trained interventionists can also help families intervene with their loved ones so that they accept help. ...Read more

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What causes recurring irritable hip in child 5 years old since she could walk been recurring gets it twice year and limps badly first thing in morning?

What causes recurring irritable hip in child 5 years old since she could walk been recurring gets it twice year and limps badly first thing in morning?

She needs to be seen: Toxic synovitis can be one thing that does it. Being out of alignment can be another. Sore muscles form new and exaggerated activity. It is unusual for children to limp ...And yo have an "irritable hip." i would have her seen. Chances are it is nothing "bad" and it is worth having her seen. ...Read more

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What are some of the things a child dislikes about being an only child?

What are some of the things a child dislikes about being an only child?

Little: An only child is usually the center of attention; the focus of the adults giving care. What's not to like about that? When he needs others of the same age to play with, nursery, preschool and school make a nice substitute. Your child will not know how good this is until the next child enters his life! ...Read more

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Are there any benefits to growing up with a sibling as opposed to being an only child?

Are there any benefits to growing up with a sibling as opposed to being an only child?

Possibly: There may be some affect on social interactions and friendship. However, studies have been mixed and there is no conclusive evidence that having a sibling will improve social interaction. ...Read more

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Only child, parental concerns exceed those of neighbors. Who is right?

Go With Parents: I always believe the parents until proven otherwise.If they perceive a problem, even if i disagree, they have some issues that need resolved. ...Read more

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How do I get out of a bad marriage when afraid for myself and my child's safety?

How do I get out of a bad marriage when afraid for myself and my child's safety?

Marriage: Confide in your doctor as to the reality of the situation and ask how to protect yourself and your children and also ask for a referral to a marital therapist experienced in abusive relationships. Best ...Read more

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My child has a bad case of eczema. I have tried lots of things but nothing seems to work for long?

My child has a bad case of eczema. I have tried lots of things but nothing seems to work for long?

Ever see a doctor?: In addition to regular use of gentle cleansers and good moisturizers (both fragrance-free), there are several prescription products that can help. Sometimes an oral antihistamine, like loratadine, cetirizine, fexofenadine, or Diphenhydramine can help. Eczema-prone skin seems to get infected more easily than you'd expect, so, sometimes a course of oral antibiotic can help with severe eczema. ...Read more

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Hai dr, seeking kind attention i have a 5 year old son who is very energetic, active all the time, sometimes very hyper too...He is my only child ?

Hai dr, 
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i have a 5 year old son who is very energetic, active all the time, sometimes very hyper too...He is my only child 
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Impact?: Does he get into trouble frequently for disruptive behavior, have trouble getting along with kids his age, have trouble learning basic preschool skills or self-help/adaptive skills like dressing himself, hygiene, using utensils, or tying his shoes? If yes to any of these, call your local school district for a child find evaluation for eligibility for early childhood special education. ...Read more

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It is recommended that if you want to have a baby, it is better to have two and the preferable age difference is 20 -30 months. Is there the series of methods to create a happy and successful life for our only child?

It is recommended that if you want to have a baby, it is better to have two and the preferable age difference is 20 -30 months. Is there the series of methods to create a happy and successful life for our only child?

Under a dozen: I am sure many old children might argue that they turned out pretty good so it isnt the same for everyone. Having 5 children of my own i see how they had to learn to life together, help each other, be patient with the ones who required that and learned to serve in a family. That was pretty great too. Each person has to decide that issue for themselves. You can wait and see if you still want anothe. ...Read more