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Is It Normal For A Younger Brother To Bully An Older Brother
Bullying is an abnormal behavior in which a person (the bully) treats others in an abusive way, uses force to harm others, or otherwise scares others into responding the way the bully wants. Bullying is common, and involves verbal abuse, physical assault, coercion (forcing others to do things) and is often targeted at selected victims, sometimes because of the victims' race, ...Read more
My newborn is 42 days old now. Her skin colour is darker than mine or her dad's or her younger brother, is that normal or is it gonna change by time?
Normal: Children in a family can take on a variety of skin tones, facial features and genetic traits. Remember children are not a perfect "mix" of mom and dad. Ever met a red headed child and no one else in the family has red hair? In terms of skin tones, these can vary also on ethnicity and race. Skin tones typically do not get lighter. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a younger brother who is 10 years old. So far in the past 2 weeks, 3 of his teeth have fallen out.Is that normal?
Normal: Yes for his age that is normal. His bicuspids should be coming in (the teeth behind the canines). ...Read more
Diet again: I suspect that this is high calorie malnutrition, i.e. Too many calories (particularly sweets, pop, caffeine etc) and insufficient vitamin content. It puts stress on vitamin b1 metabolism and it results in emotional irritability, often associated with violence. I have suggested that this is a major cause of the school shootings. Nobody has looked at diet mayhem and it needs doing. ...Read more
DIET: My experience is this: empty calories induce oxidative dysfuncion in the part of the brain that generates our emotional responses. Emotions are too easily iniitiated and are severely exaggerated, even to the point of violence. I have suggested publicly that "junk" diet may even be responsible for the school shootings. I thnk that high calorie malnutrition is very dangerous. So--check his diet! ...Read more
I am concerned about my 13 year old younger brother as he does squats in the gym,alternated daily,I heard that squats can stop growth,is this true?
What age can mental illness such as mpd, ocd, anger issues show? My 3 yr old will be happy one min, swing a punch at his younger brother, then happy again
Could be: Simply 3 year old behavior or something more. Yes, some issues show up this early on. Please don't jump to conclusions but see the pediatrician or a mental health professional for support. Peace and good health. ...Read more
My younger brother , a five years old boy, has a fever with cough but we noticed that their is a little blood inside his phlegm. Is this a risk?
See below: Blood streaking in the phlegm could be due to a blood nose (epistaxis) that drained to the back of the throat, but it may also be due to other reasons, like a tear in the throat from hard coughing or worse . . . A bronchitis or pneumonia.. Especially if the child is having any breathing difficulty, get him seen asap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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