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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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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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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
858 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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How does one let her parents know she needs to be tested on/ consulted about mental health? (Condition hidden, mild to moderate, so they don't see)

How does one let her parents know she needs to be tested on/ consulted about mental health? (Condition hidden, mild to moderate, so they don't see)

Get support: Connect with a family member, friend or trusted adult such as a teacher/school counselor, doctor, coach who may better understand you and be more objective. Have them sit with you and your parents to talk honestly about what's going on and why you want professional help. Or you can ask that person to first speak alone to your parents. Great start to ask your question here. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Caring for Your Baby (Tip)

Caring for Your Baby

Nothing is more special than the bond between a parent and his or her baby. Enjoy the bonding. ...See more

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Parenting a Child with a Learning Disorder (Checklist)

Request a full psychological evaluation for your child
Once
Make sure evaluations are updated
Yearly
Meet with a psychologist
1 Hrs, Weekly for 10 Years
Join Spec ED Parents Organization
Monthly
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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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Caring for Your Baby (Tip)

Caring for Your Baby

One of the most important things to do as new parents is to go out on dates without your baby! ...See more

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Parenting a Child During Puberty (Checklist)

Be proactive and truthful
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Allow room for growth
once
Explore books on puberty at your child's level
weekly
Talk, talk, talk
weekly
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Can someone with a mental health problem still become a foster parent?

Can someone with a mental health problem still become a foster parent?

Theproblem decides: There are many psychological problems such as mild OCD and other related mild anxiety and mood disorders which would not preclude being a foster parent. When there are personality disorders or severe mood or anxiety issues, more care and assessment would be needed to tell if it would be safe to parent, foster child or not. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a baby contracting add if only one parent has add?

What are the chances of a baby contracting add if only one parent has add?

Some chance: There is robust evidence of the genetic heritability of adhd. Twin studies and family studies point to a genetic heritability of up to 60%. A sibling of a child with adhd has a 3x increase of risk for adhd. ...Read more

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