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Is it okay for kids to see parents naked?

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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Do kids have right to see donor if parent says no?

Usually no.: Extensive information (geographic, health, genetic) is usually given to recipients re: donor eggs/sperm. A contract should have been made if the donor that addresses expectations of both parties with respect to future contact or long term expectation of anonymity. With technology and social media, it is more difficult for parents to place limitations on their kids from seeking out their donor(s). ...Read more

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Is an underbite harder to fix with braces than an overbite? I've always had an underbite, but my parents never took me to see an orthodontist as a kid. Now that i'm an adult, i would like to get this corrected with braces. I'm just wondering if it's harde

Yes: Underbite may be harder to treat, but is very treatable. Type of rx depends on severity of the dental & skeletal malrelationships, but there are manny options. Please go see a qualified orthodontic specialist for answers specific to your problem. Also know that this type of problem is often genetic in origin, so take your children for their first orthodontic check-up at age 7. ...Read more

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Feelings of intense guilt over my parenting of child when young whenever I see things associated with childhood?

Feelings of intense guilt over my parenting of child when young whenever I see things associated with childhood?

Counseling.: I'm sorry you're having these feelings. If it's just associated with a specific area of your life (parenting a child), and not affecting your sleep, appetite or having feelings of guilt or sadness in other areas of your life, then this is something best be explored by a counselor or therapist, and not a doctor at this point. Your doctor may have good recommendations of counselors though. ...Read more

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Is it right that a parent refuses their child to see his grandparents? What emotional effect will this have on the child?

Is it right that a parent refuses their child to see his grandparents? What emotional effect will this have on the child?

In an ideal world: In an ideal world we would all "get along" and children benefit greatly from having contact with all members of a healthy extended family. When we fall short of that ideal, it's important to look deeper at family dynamics, starting with our own roles. A family therapist can be extremely helpful in starting a healing process. It can help the whole family, especially those children. ...Read more

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Do children subconsicously mimic the symptoms they see in parents or other close relatives?

Do children subconsicously mimic the symptoms they see in parents or other close relatives?

Yes: Children can absolutely pick up on their parents' symptoms and display them without realizing it. Once you are sure that is the case ( that there is not an organic cause for their symptoms) then a therapist may be helpful. ...Read more

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Can my pcp diagnose adult adhd? I took a quiz for parents to assess there child for adhd. My 8yr old acts exactly like me. I see myself at her age.

Can my pcp diagnose adult adhd? I took a quiz for parents to assess there child for adhd. My 8yr old acts exactly like me. I see myself at her age.

Expert Assessment: Pcps do diagnose adhd. But diagnosing adhd requires assessing symptoms & their history and ruling out other disorders. You see adhd behavioral symptoms overlap widely w/those of other disorders -e.g., anxiety, depression, learning disabilities, etc. Also, someone may be diagnosed wadhd & other disorder(s). See psychiatrist or clinical psychologist 4 good assessment. We spend yrs training 4 this. ...Read more

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Can kids adjust to flying back and forth alone from one parent to another? Really?

Can kids adjust to flying back and forth alone from one parent to another? Really?

UM: "unaccompanied minor" in air travel is much more common with increases in divorced moms & dads. This reality has become a discomfort for many as many kids do not feel safe and secure. Preparation is important and spell out all the procedures so they know what to expect. Ex's don't always play fair and will bad mouth one another-adding to more stress on the kid. ...Read more

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If a parent is a user, will the kid be too?

If a parent is a user, will the kid be too?

Maybe: You can't teach children to not do things that they see their parents doing. Monkey see monkey do! if you don't want your child to be a "user" they you have to be the example. ...Read more

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Do kids whose parent is a hyper mensa type have a higher risk of asperbergers?

Not Normally: I am not aware of any such research that would support that hypothesis. Individuals with asperger's disorder do not display any cognitive impairments and while they are speaking may be for a formalized, it does not necessarily mean they are themselves highly intelligent tend to be fairly intelligent. ...Read more

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