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Doctor insights on: Older Girl Sibling Younger Boy Sibling Rivalry In Adulthood

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Is there any truth to younger siblings being taller than older siblings?

Is there any truth to younger siblings being taller than older siblings?

Siblings: Not all siblings are the same size if they are the same gender. If you are concerned that one of your children is not growing tall or quickly enough contact your pediatrician. Most pediatricians keep track of growth in height and weight so you should make sure you get a copy. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Sibling Rivalry (Definition)

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


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Is your younger sibling suppose to be taller than the older sibling?

Is your younger sibling suppose to be taller than the older sibling?

No: Everyone is genetically unique, so it's a roll of the dice whether a younger sibling will be taller or not as an adult. The average height at 2 years, however is very predictive of end adolescent height for 80% boys and girls ...Read more

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Do teen pregnancy statistics mix the 18-19 yr old adults with the 16-17 year olds?

Do teen pregnancy statistics mix the 18-19 yr old adults with the 16-17 year olds?

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

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Can a child younger than age 5 years develop athletes' foot?

Can a child younger than age 5 years develop athletes' foot?

Possible: While less common in children than adults, it does occur. I have had children as young three with not only clinical findings suggestive of this but confirmation via laboratory testing ...Read more

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Do parents cause sibling rivalry?

Do parents cause sibling rivalry?

I'm sure a decent am: Mount is indeed triggered, mostly subconsciously by parents. This is my opinion. ...Read more

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Are toddler girls born with breasts?

Are toddler girls born with breasts?

Breast tissue: Both baby boys and girls can have breast tissue in the newborn period. This is due to the exposure of the baby to mother's hormones in utero. It is generally self limited and causes no problems. ...Read more

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If an older sibling routinely beats up a younger sibling then is it called child abuse?

If an older sibling routinely beats up a younger sibling then is it called child abuse?

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

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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?

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 more

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Psychological issue in sibling rivalry at 60?

Psychological issue in sibling rivalry at 60?

Sounds like: A very longstanding psychological issue. Why not make an appointment with a therapist to help you sort this out? ...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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Autistic 8 year old boy has brother (5 years) with speech impairment, their cousin (6 years) is hyperlexic. Do you recommend any genetic testing?

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

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Do older parents cause learning disorders in child?

Do older parents cause learning disorders in child?

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

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How do we parent a 15 yr old boy with sociopathic behavior?

How do we parent a 15 yr old boy with sociopathic behavior?

Sociopath: Clear guidelines and firm limits setting, involve in individual and family counseling, provide modeling and guidance. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Mostly not genetic: Most cancers strike at random, and even when it's familial (some breast, many colon cancers), exactly who gets affected is also largely dumb luck. In practice, this means simply avoid tobacco, try to avoid the other genuine risks, and maintain surveillance. ...Read more

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A 21 years old boy can remember his childhood i mean his first 2-3 years old in his life???

A 21 years old boy can remember his childhood i mean his first 2-3 years old in his life???

Normal : Some people do remember early childhood happenings particularly big ones , which leave an impact . I would not worry . ...Read more

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Are boomers sicker younger than the greatest gen parents?

Are boomers sicker younger than the greatest gen parents?

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

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How can kids be affected by divorce? Kids ages are 4 years old...Boy...And one year and 3 months girl...

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 more

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