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How can I cope with my feelings after my child's recent diabetes diagnosis?

How can I cope with my feelings after my child's recent diabetes diagnosis?

Talk: Talk with family, friends, neighbors, and/or your child's doctor. Talk with other people with diabetes, if you know any. Also, look for local support groups. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my child is obese. how do I help without hurting her feelings?

What do you suggest if my child is obese. how do I help without hurting her feelings?

Good eating habits: Include 1/4 as protein, 1/4 as carbohydrates, 1/4 as fruits, and 1/4 of the plate as vegetables. Eat. from each of the food groups, include whole grains, legumes, beans, chicken, meat, fish, dairy, eggs, etc. Try to stay away from fried foods, fatty foods, Try to avoid sugar drinks, and highly processed foods as they are lower in nutrients than fresh fruits and vegetables. USE PORTION CONTROL. ...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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I don't know how to handle feelings about child molestation now that my daughter is almost 10. What should I do?

I don't know how to handle feelings about child molestation now that my daughter is almost 10. What should I do?

Therapy should help: It is not unusual for feelings about early experiences of being molested will surface when one's children approach the age where this act happened to you. It is never too late to get therapy to deal with these feelings.This may also help you in your interactions with your daughter. ...Read more

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What makes someone never have sexual feelings for a lifetime, i experienced some when id be sleeping but never awake, im 54 , never married or had kid?

What makes someone never have sexual feelings for a lifetime, i experienced some when id be sleeping but never awake, im 54 , never married or had kid?

Not having: the experience. You never miss what you never had. Then with females of extreme morals not getting married may mean not entertaining non marital relationship. Then of course mental and hormonal imbalance may contribute ...Read more

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Im never used ssri and have never used ssri as kid/teen. Why did i had brain shivers (lightning feelings in my head spes if moving)? Was it epileptic?

Im never used ssri and have never used ssri as kid/teen. Why did i had brain shivers (lightning feelings in my head spes if moving)? Was it epileptic?

Need more info: The symptoms you recount has many causes, some serious some not very serious. It is very important to make an appointment with your family physician who after a through exam may refer you to a neurologist. ...Read more

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Why is my child's jra worse when she is sick or not feeling well?

Why is my child's jra worse when she is sick or not feeling well?

Yes: Infections are a prime cause of flares of jia/jra (and many other autoimmune diseases as well). Activating or "turning on" the immune system during many infections results in the production of chemical signalling molecules in the body that likely also cause the bad or "confused" white blood cells to become more active and attack the joints. Stress can also alter immune function and trigger flares. ...Read more

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I lost a child, and am at a loss for options on ever feeling good again?

I lost a child, and am at a loss for options on ever feeling good again?

Seek support!: No matter how one loses a child, whether by prolonged illness or sudden death, the loss of a child is perhaps the most profound, the most overwhelming, the most inconsolable of losses to deal with. You need others to help and support to overcome any inkling of guilt, blame or stigma attached. See a psychiatrist/psychologist to facilitate moving forward. You will feel good again! you are not alone-. ...Read more

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Please tell me if it is common for a child who has been abused to grow up feeling detached from his family?

Many problems!: Cild abuse is an awful problem -- impacting on family , child, siblings, everyone. Abused children not only can have emotional problems, they can even have growth and developmental issues. Their self esteem, independence and ability to make friends and trust people all can be significantly effected. Often, many years of therapy is needed to help unravel the severe psychological impact of abuse. ...Read more