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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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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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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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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 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

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

Many : Many underbites have a skeletal component, meaning that the jaws as well as the teeth are mal aligned. In those cases, simply aligning the teeth will not correct the problem. However, some underbites, sometimes call pseudo-class iii malocclusions, do not have a skeletal component and can be corrected very nicely with braces alone. Your orthodontist can do a simple analysis to diagnose your underbite and advise a treatment plan. ...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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Why do I have bad stomach pain after every meal? I see a GI at a children's hospital for EoE but can't see her about this b/c parents don't have time

Why do I have bad stomach pain after every meal? I see a GI at a children's hospital for EoE but can't see her about this b/c parents don't have time

Stomach pain: Until your parents can take to the gastroentrologist, try to eat small frequent healthy bland diet, avoid spicy, fried, fatty & fast food, avoid caffeine, you can try OTC antiacids such as zantac, (ranitidine) prilosec & so on. I hope you feel better soon. Good luck. ...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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Is it okay for a child donate a kidney to their parent?

Is it okay for a child donate a kidney to their parent?

It May Be: I think it depends on how well the tissue match test turns out for the donor kidney (the child) relative to the recipient (the parent). If there is not a good enough match, there can be problems with rejection. But otherwise, nothing else precludes someone from donating to a parent. In fact, i think it is common for close relatives with the correct tissue match to donate to other relatives. ...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?

It's depends: daughters of mothers who are addicted and sons of fathers who are addicts have higher likelihood of inheriting a physiological predisposition to become addicted (about 50% chance). This is due to both nature and nurture. ...Read more

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What happens to a child if his or her parent becomes mentally ill?

What happens to a child if his or her parent becomes mentally ill?

Depends: The staff dealing with the parent will generally include social workers & mental health nurses that are well aware of the needs of the extended family. Children of an impaired parent will be placed when possible with family members or may need temporary foster care. In my state the facility works with family services to identify & provide these services when needed. ...Read more

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If two parents are O+ can the child be A-?

If two parents are O+ can the child be A-?

Blood types: To have "O" blood type, you have to be "O/O"; therefore have no other "letter" to give to a child. So, two O parents can only have an O child. If one parent is O and the other is A/A or A/O or A/B then you can have a child with blood type A. ...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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How can parental stress be harmful for children?

Empathy: Children are very good at following their parents' moods. The worst stressor for a child is a stressed parent; if a parent is calm, children can handle pretty much any situation. ...Read more

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How are kids treated if their parents are older?

By Whom?: The question is not clear, but the generic answer should no different than if the parents are younger. ...Read more

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Can two short parents have an average height child?

Can two short parents have an average height child?

Possible: The expected height of kids would be average parental height + 2.5 inch for boys and -2.5in for girls. If either or both parents have genetic material on board from their families that should have made them taller, there is some chance that a taller child could be produced. Often the eventual stature of kids can be predicted in mid childhood using their bone maturity and pattern of growth. ...Read more

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How can I get my parents to stop spoiling the kids?

Spoiling: It's not uncommon for grandparents to spoil their grandchildren. Hoever, if the grandparents are doing this to excess or to the degree that your children insist on or expect this kind of treatment in all facets of their lives, it would be best to talk with your parents about your concerns and request that they change this behavior. Most geandparents will honor tge request of the parent. If not, a. ...Read more

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Can a parent choose not to get they child vaccinated?

Can a parent choose not to get they child vaccinated?

Yes, but . . .: This is a free country, so unless there is a major epidemic, people may choose to not get vaccines. However, all children are expected to be vaccinated because they can be harmed or killed by diseases, their diseases can infect other people living next door, the diseases are easily preventable, and since america is an equitable society, all children must share in the minuscule risks of vaccines. ...Read more

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How does a parent know when to get their child glasses?

How does a parent know when to get their child glasses?

Screening: Most regular screenings rely on emerging communication skills & include recognition of figures on charts at a distance. This is realistic about 3-4 yrs.Although kids may not grasp the concept until later. Vision can be assessed earlier by skilled personnel using special equipment. Early on, one eye stronger than another may lead to problems. Your pediatrician is watching for this starting at birth. ...Read more

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Why do some parents choose not to vaccinate their kids?

Why do some parents choose not to vaccinate their kids?

Yes: Some chose the "can't happen to us " lifestyle & buy into the misinformation provide by the vaccine hater crowd. Unfortunately that does have fatal consequences.At least 30 un-vaccinated infants have died from whooping cough this year (2014).As long as we have international air travel, a sick carrier can bring a deadly germ to your town overnight & show up at your mall/store & expose your kids. ...Read more

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Could a parents mental health effect a child as a adult?

Could a parents mental health effect a child as a adult?

Definitely : There is even an organization for it: www.Aacap.Org/aacap/families_and_youth/facts_for... Mental illnesses in parents represent a risk for children in the family. These children have a higher risk for developing mental illnesses than other children. ...Read more

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Where can I seek support as a parent of a disabled child?

Where can I seek support as a parent of a disabled child?

Support groups: Support groups include Easter Seals, United cerebral palsy, Muscular dystrophy Association. Your doctor should be able to direct you to a wider variety of support organizations in your community, including early intervention groups. ...Read more

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Child height predictor based on parents and grandparents?

Child height predictor based on parents and grandparents?

Simple measures: Expected height from parent stature is equal to the average parent height (m+d/2) + 2.5 inches for males, -2.5 in for girls.Grandparent height is not used but may point to variations in accuracy of the method. This is only a basic predicted height. Some very tall or very short people come from normal sized parents, & a life's medical & nutritional issues can slow the growth of anyone. ...Read more

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