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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
904 Doctors shared insights

Parenting (Overview)

Parenting is a topic that includes all the aspects of raising children, such as diapering and potty training, rules and discipline, daycare, schooling, sports, children's emotional development, teaching teens home economics, etc...


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What is attachment parenting?

What is attachment parenting?

Refers to children: Child forms a strong emotional bond with caregivers during childhood with lifelong consequences. The absent parent or child going from one foster home to another children can develop reactive attachment disorder, they can't trust adults. Children needs to know that a parent is there when they need them. ...Read more

Dr. Lisa Saponaro
904 Doctors shared insights

Parenting (Overview)

Parenting is a topic that includes all the aspects of raising children, such as diapering and potty training, rules and discipline, daycare, schooling, sports, children's emotional development, teaching teens home economics, etc...


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What are the best parenting books?

What are the best parenting books?

Mileage may vary: Well, who gets to decide? No one book works for everyone. Read a few pages in the middle of each book you see in a bookstore; if it seems to make sense, it may be worth trying. In particular, this book: http://www. Amazon. Com/caring-your-baby-young-child/dp/0553386301 should get you around most pitfalls. ...Read more

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Parenting (Tip)

Immunize your baby when the pediatrician recommends it; you will have a healthier child. ...See more

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Parenting a Child During Puberty (Checklist)

Be proactive and truthful
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Allow room for growth
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Explore books on puberty at your child's level
weekly
Talk, as communication is important
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What are some good parenting styles?

What are some good parenting styles?

Active parenting: This style teaches you to give your child freedom with limits. The limits expand as the child shows more responsibility. Check out dr. Michael popkin's program at www. Activeparenting. Com. I used to teach the class to parents and found to be the best. ...Read more

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How can I cope with my parent's death?

How can I cope with my parent's death?

Comfort and support: You can cope best by letting all of your thoughts and feelings be just as they are. There is not "getting over" a death, there is only deeply resting with everything that comes up. Losing a loved one is a very important moment in one's life and can bring about great changes if one does not "shut things down". Be gentle with yourself and seek psychological services to allow for growth from grief. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Parenting (Tip)

After three weeks, medication doesn't work well with whooping cough. ...See more

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Parenting a Child with a Learning Disorder (Checklist)

Request a full psychological evaluation for your child
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Make sure that your child's evaluations are updated
Yearly
Meet with a psychologist
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If applicable, join a special education organization for parents
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What are some tips for team parenting?

What are some tips for team parenting?

United front: It is critical to present as a united front. Have discussions in terms of parenting outside the ears of the children. It is ok to let the kids know you're talking and making decisions together as a "team" and teach the kids to wait for a team response when possible. Try to target a 1-2 behaviors at a time for improvement and decide how you will address and then be a consistent team! ...Read more

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Parenting (Tip)

Don ' t forget to get immunized. Do give supportive treatment and make your child comfortable. ...See more

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Parenting (Tip)

Avoid exposing babies until your child is not contagious—it is deadly for them. ...See 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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Which parent determines the sex of a child?

Which parent determines the sex of a child?

Both and neither: Male chromosomes are xy, females are xx, so if conception is combining one from each, you might say that the male determines. However, the hormone balance, temperature and other factors in the mother's body influence whether xs or ys are favored. But, bottom line, none of this is under conscious control so really neither parent has control. ...Read more

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Parenting (Tip)

If a child in the home has whooping cough, make sure EVERYONE around the child is vaccinated. ...See more

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How can I decide whether to become a parent?

How can I decide whether to become a parent?

Tough question: Deciding to become a parent is one of life's most difficult questions. I suspect that there is never a "good time" to parent. Parenting requires time, money and patience. You can look to professional counseling, religious leader, friends and family for help with the decision. Ultimately, you must decide but we all have resources to help with tough choices in life. Use them, best wishes. ...Read more

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Parenting (Tip)

Get the child to the ER when you hear a whooping cough as soon as possible. Disease can be lethal. ...See more

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How can I know a parent about my mental health?

Please clarify: Your question. I am not sure what you want to know. ...Read more

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What to do if I have never had a loving parent?

What to do if I have never had a loving parent?

Decide what it means: We'd like all children to grow up in a good home with loving parents. There are many people such as yourself who never had that. This does not make you an emotional cripple for life. You can learn to be kind to others, to be at ease around people. Your physician may recommend someone to talk to, &/or you can resolve to be kind to others who have no one to love them in your own community. Peace. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Parenting (Tip)

Treat early with antibiotics if diagnosed with whooping cough. ...See more

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How do you deal with a parent who has borderline?

Peer support: If you have a parent who is borderline, it always helps to have a confidant / confidante, someone in whom you can confide when the going gets so tough at home that you wonder how you can bear it any longer. Learning more about borderlines will also provide you with some "tools, " so that you will be able to understand a little better -- and so that you won't feel so alone. I wish you the best. ...Read more

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Why is community support important for parenting?

Why is community support important for parenting?

Stress reduction: Parenting is the most important job one can have and therefore support in the process from fellow parents is critical to helping keep the stress under control. Whether this comes formally through support groups or informally through friends and family, support is part of self care and helps us keep our stress at bay. Support can provide us with tips and relief in times of need. ...Read more

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Parenting (Tip)

Children with whooping cough often have pauses in their breathing while sleeping. ...See more

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How much should parent pay if living with a child?

How much should parent pay if living with a child?

Negotiate arrangemen: It is considerate of you to ask - talk about contributing so you can feel at home - when my dad stayed over to help during my school years he bought diaper for 1 year was a huge help for us. ...Read more

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How can people continue living after losing a parent?

How can people continue living after losing a parent?

It is very hard: Yes, after losing a parent, it can seem like living is just a chore that one can no longer handle; however, as bad as the pain is right now, it will improve over time and you will feel better; you need to reach out to your family and friends and discuss how you feel; if you are prone to depression, you might want to seek professional help; this, too, shall pass;. ...Read more

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Parenting (Tip)

Keep comfortable. Feed your child small frequent meals. More fluid intake ...See more

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How does parenting style affect your childrens health?

How does parenting style affect your childrens health?

Go authoritative: Authoritative is typically the healthiest parenting style. This parenting style sets limits and provides direction while also remaining flexible and encouraing growth. Permissive, uninvolved, and authoritarian all have some down sides. These styles have been associated with poor eating, low self-esteem, over dependence, substance use and other negative behaviors. ...Read more

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If death of a parent does the pain heal by time or no?

If death of a parent does the pain heal by time or no?

Bereavement: Anytime we lose someone close to us there is always a period of pain. In normal bereavement, time does heal the pain. However, if your distress persists, you may need additional support. A support group would help. ...Read more

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Parenting (Tip)

Call your doctor for antibiotics and keep your kid home/isolated - don't spread pertussis! Vaccinate! ...See 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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Can you explain the science behind empirical parenting?

Science is empirical: Empirical refers to knowledge derived from investigation, observation, experimentation, or experience, as opposed to theoretical knowledge based on logical or mathematical assumptions.
Therefore parenting may be based on empirical findings. Science is the observation, identification, description, experimental investigation, and theoretical explanation of phenomena. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Parenting (Tip)

Don't give cough syrups if diagnosed with whooping cough. ...See more

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Signs of narccisistic parenting and what to do about it?

Signs of narccisistic parenting and what to do about it?

Narcissism: Parents who over-praise their children and convince them that they are somehow special put their children at risk for narcissism, Also, narcissistic parents can create narcissistic kids. ...Read more

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Can my children get celliac disease if a parent has it?

Can my children get celliac disease if a parent has it?

Increased Risk: Incidence of celiac sprue in this country is around 1/130. The niddk has a website for more info, first degree relatives of celiac patients are at much higher risk for developing it. Http://digestive. Niddk. Nih. Gov/ddiseases/pubs/celiac/. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Parenting (Tip)

Ask your doctor pediatrician what to do if your child sounds like they're barking while coughing. ...See more

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How to deal with feelings of guilt after death of parent?

How to deal with feelings of guilt after death of parent?

"Normal guilt": Includes those times when we know we are making choices that vary from our value system. "neurotic guilt" is excessive and we feel guilty over too many things. Please reflect or speak w/a friend to determine your situation and see a mental health professional if the latter. Peace and good health. Your situation is more common than you may think. Live in the now as best you can. Wayne Dwyer. ...Read more

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How can I get people to stop interfering with my parenting?

How can I get people to stop interfering with my parenting?

Do the Right Thing: There are 3 types of advice. Good advice that works. Good advice, but not right for your baby. And absolutely poor advice that might be harmful. Listen politely and do what you think is best. If they continue to harass you, be polite, but firm nd tell themyou will ask for help when it is needed. ...Read more