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Is it child abuse if parents of those olympic champs have power over their money from cereal commercials?

Is it child abuse if parents of those olympic champs have power over their money from cereal commercials?

Parents have a duty: ...To oversee their children's finances. If they mess it up, that's neglect; if they cause harm to their children to increase their earnings, that's abuse. ...Read more

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Are sports a healthy alternative to all those passive hours kids spend watching tv?

Are sports a healthy alternative to all those passive hours kids spend watching tv?

Absolutely: More then 2 hours of screen time computer games, text, tv, etc during school year is detrimental. Sports are the best way to go for healthy mind and body, gets kids to build cardiovascular and muscle tone at crucial ages. If not into sports walk, run, bottom line is move ur body. ...Read more

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Are bi-polar people dangerous to their spouses and children?

Are bi-polar people dangerous to their spouses and children?

If not treated: Bipolar disorder can go into periods of remission. If the disease is active and the person is having symptoms, then untreated disease can lead to significant problems. The patient can be so depressed they can hurt themselves, and during manic periods people can put themselves into dangerous situations because of the feelings they are indestructible and can conquer all. This can pose great danger! ...Read more

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If parents don't vaccinate their kids arent they putting out kids at risk?

If parents don't vaccinate their kids arent they putting out kids at risk?

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 10 un-vaccinated infants have died from whooping cough this year.As long as we have local & 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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Are some people born picky eaters?

Are some people born picky eaters?

FOOD PREFERENCE: Genetics does not determine what we will eat, these are learned behaviors. ...Read more

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Are there many housing facilities for autistic young adults who work?

Are there many housing facilities for autistic young adults who work?

Depends: Adult resources for those with autism are often hard to find and vary widely depending where you live. They certainly exist and can be invaluable for some individuals, but funding is typically a chronic problem, so they tend to come and go, even where they are well established. ...Read more

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Are the school fire safety program drills traumatic to kids?

Are the school fire safety program drills traumatic to kids?

No: It actually helps them to know what to do so they do not panic if sa fire would occur. ...Read more

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Should parents encourage kids to believe in fantasy characters like easter bunny?

Should parents encourage kids to believe in fantasy characters like easter bunny?

Yes: Imagination in children is a very important part of childhood. Santa claus and the easter bunny are "lovable" characters and as the child grows and discovers the truth, he finds it amusing usually. It is all part of the fun of a family growing togetherf in a loving lifestyle. ...Read more

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Can autistic children grow up living like normal people?

Can autistic children grow up living like normal people?

Prognosis for kids: With autistic spectrum disorder depends on level of cognition, degree of ASD & early response to therapy. Studies show 14-44% favorable outcomes.(http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc3619174/). Having had early communication & iq > 70 (stable from ~ age 7) are good signs. Social/adaptive skills remain. ...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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Should people that cook and serve food in homeless shelters wear hairnets?

Should people that cook and serve food in homeless shelters wear hairnets?

Good idea: The same sanitary precautions that apply to persons cooking and serving food in any setting should apply to the service in homeless shelters. ...Read more

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How do people who are colorblind deal with traffic lights?

How do people who are colorblind deal with traffic lights?

Not a problem: Since WWII the colored lenses of traffic lights are disigned so that the color deficient can recognize them without difficulty. Besides, the lights have red on top and green on the bottom. I have seen a couple mounted sideways under bridge overpasses and these have the red left and green right. No one will be confused by traffic lights. ...Read more

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Can people 'grow out' of autisim?

Outgrow autism: In some cases, when the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder is made very early in life, with early intervention and early education, concentrating as a child gets older, the symptoms may change improve from autism to a milder form such as asperger's disorder or even to on verbal learning disability. Recently there has been an over diagnosis of autism, and children may be mis disagnosed. ...Read more

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Do kids who watch porn on tv hotels get influenced?

Do kids who watch porn on tv hotels get influenced?

Certainly: Kids who watch porn get exposed to a totally unrealistic and often violent depiction of women (or men) as objects of sex. This can only have negative effects later in life. ...Read more

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What are visible differences between children who play indoors and those who play outdoors?

What are visible differences between children who play indoors and those who play outdoors?

Other than a tan ??: Inside & sedentary kids are more likely to pack on the pounds & see their schoolwork suffer because of all the tv time/computer games & tendency to snack. The outside kids develop smoother coordination at an earlier age, more natural vitamin d & better social skills through their team interaction. Interesting choice of lifestyles. ...Read more

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How do most kids of divorce view their stepsiblings?

How do most kids of divorce view their stepsiblings?

Divorce: Initially they often feel awkward and afraid of sharing their parents. If over time step siblings are exposed to each other in reasonable doses with respect for their feelings and the difficulty of the adjustment, relationships can work out and actually be an advantage to each child's growth. Best. ...Read more

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How many people who weren't spanked as a child spank their children, and how many who were do?

Don't know: This is not a subject I am aware that is followed statistically. Most parents do repeat discipline methods that were used on them as children. Many also do not as they did not like those methods. . Corporal punishment does "work" on children up to age eight . After that it seems to increase negative behavior. Look for nonphysical ways to discipline as they are more effective in the long run. ...Read more

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