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Doctor insights on: Is It Ok For Kid To Be Totally Alonenwith Parents Most Of The Day On Weekends

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Is it ok for kid to be totally alonenwith parents most of the day on weekends?

Is it ok for kid to be totally alonenwith parents most of the day on weekends?

Yes: It is always wonderful for children to spend quality time with their parents. The weekdays balance the weekends, as children often spend most of their time with peers. ...Read more

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I'm wondering are families typically effective when both parents work & kids grow up in day care?

I'm wondering are families typically effective when both parents work & kids grow up in day care?

Not especially: From the phrasing of your question, it sounds to me like you have lots of guilt about working full time. This is very natural. There is no substitute for parents spending time with their children as much as possible. But you also need to do what you can to provide for your family, that is also important! Parenting is like a war. Consider one parent going part time if possible! ...Read more

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At what age should kids be ok with being away from their parents?

At what age should kids be ok with being away from their parents?

Depends: Since different children mature at different rates there is not a standard chronological age that fits every child for being the "best time" to be away from parents. Furthermore, the comfort of each individual child will also depend upon whom she will be placed. Typically, the two year old toddler is more suspicious & anxious of those less familiar to her; yet willingly accompanies a familiar aunt. ...Read more

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Could one parent have the trait and the child inherit the total disease?

Could one parent have the trait and the child inherit the total disease?

What disease?: What disease are we talking about. Some diseases are sex-linked, and so it is possible for a certain sex child (usually the son) to inherit actual disease when just one parent has trait. Other diseases require both parents to be trait carriers to manifest disease in offspring. Need to know what disease you are concerned about... ...Read more

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Is it legal for a parent to slap his child in the u.S.?

Is it legal for a parent to slap his child in the u.S.?

Yes but: Each culture defines what its usual forms of acceptable parenting include. Within the American culture, you may be carted off to jail for child endangerment if your neighbor reports this kind of "parenting". Less so if you slapped the kids rear end, but you cross the wrong taboo here and you will need a lawyer. ...Read more

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I work with preschoolers and have observed parents feeding their kids coffee. Is this ok?

I work with preschoolers and have observed parents feeding their kids coffee.  Is this ok?

Not recommended: Children don't really need caffeinated beverages of any type. It's best to avoid coffee, caffeinated tea, sodas, etc. It can cause jitteriness, trouble sleeping, irritability, dehydration, and increased heart rate and blood pressure. ...Read more

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Which parent determines the sex of a child?

Which parent determines the sex of a child?

Both and neither: Male chromosomes are xy, females are xx, so if conception is combining one from each, you might say that the male determines. However, the hormone balance, temperature and other factors in the mother's body influence whether xs or ys are favored. But, bottom line, none of this is under conscious control so really neither parent has control. ...Read more

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Is it okay for kids to see parents naked?

Yes: No reason why not for younger children and infants. Demonizing sexuality for youngsters only has a down side, leading to often unnecessary guilt over normal emotions and potentially poor self esteem. ...Read more

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How do I cope as a parent of a disabled child?

How do I cope as a parent of a disabled child?

Talk to others: Coping with a disabled (or "differently-abled") child can be difficult if you do it alone. Gather as much information as possible about the disability. Seek assistance through support groups from your local hospital or doctor's office, national organizations or the internet (research the credibility of the website.) talk with friends, counselors, your physician, and clergy for support. ...Read more

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How would a parent's suicide affect the child?

How would a parent's suicide affect the child?

It would likely be: Devastating. Children have imaginary thinking and often believe that bad things that occur are somehow their fault. It would leave a vacuum in the child's life that might not be filled again. ...Read more

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