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Older Girl Sibling Younger Boy Sibling Rivalry In Adulthood
Sibling rivalry is a symptom in which a person does not help with, schemes against, argues with, or fights with one or more siblings to an unusual degree. Sibling rivalry is normal when it is present to a small degree, but is a problem if it is severe enough to prevent or ...Read more
Good question: It depends which studies you are looking at. Most will define it as less than 19 years old. By changing the definition though to an earlier age the statistics will obviously change. Most news stories do not usually clarify that. For accurate numbers go to the national campaign to prevent teen pregnancy website. They are a well funded nonpartisan group with accurate information. ...Read more
It can be: More frequently, there may be a concern that the parents are not adequately supervising the children and may be charged with neglect. It is the parent's responsibility to make sure that the children are in a safe environment. The older child may need some behavior therapy to change his behavior, but the parents bear the responsibility. ...Read more
Will it b right for a man to marry his father's sister's daughter if there are no close relative marriages in their parents generation.Genetic defect?
Consanguinous marria: We discourage consanguinous marriages because sometimes there are genes that when they meet a second one to make a pair ( i mean on e from father and one from mom), the babies might show severe genetic diseases although there are also very healthy kids from consanguinous marriages. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Autistic 8 year old boy has brother (5 years) with speech impairment, their cousin (6 years) is hyperlexic. Do you recommend any genetic testing?
No: There are probably genetic factors in all of these, but these are polygenic. Hyperlexic kids often do very well in life. You won't find a single locus mutated that will inform a decision about preventing more children like this from being born. Genetic testing is for major, catastrophic illnesses like cystic fibrosis or muscular dystrophy -- single-gene diseases. ...Read more
A 3 year old was shot by a 14 year old cousin. Tragic outcome for all. Why would parents let older boy babysit?
No gun in home: Should know more about his personality, should not have a gun available.. ...Read more
No: There is no association between older parents and learning disabilities. Although, older mom's are more likely to have babies with down syndrome. And, there is emerging evidence that older fathers maybe at risk to have children with autism. Both of which, may have learning problems. ...Read more
My greatgrandparents lived into their 90s, died of old age.But my grandma and many of her siblings had cancer in their 60/70s.how if cancers' genetic?
Normal : Some people do remember early childhood happenings particularly big ones , which leave an impact . I would not worry . ...Read more
Not really.: Boomers run anywhere from 50 to 67 years old now, and are more active than the older generations were at the same ages. They may take more medications - statins, BP and ed drugs - but only because we are managing more aggressively conditions we used to see as inevitable with advancing age. ...Read more
How can kids be affected by divorce? Kids ages are 4 years old...Boy...And one year and 3 months girl...
It depends: Divorce is never good, but a well done one can be better for a child than a bad marriage. Being respectful and gentle in acts ; words with each family member can help. Change can be more or less hard. How it's handled is important. If they are okay now ; it's done carefully, it can be alright. Expect some signs of distress - you'll all hurt awhile - be patient , honest ; open, but discreet. Best! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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