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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...


Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Board Certified, Pediatrics
29 years in practice
6M people helped
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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. Jonathan Jassey
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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
844 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...


Dr. Lisa Saponaro
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
12 years in practice
788K people helped
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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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Dr. Jonathan Jassey
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Board Certified, Pediatrics
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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

Dr. Howard Paul
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
42 years in practice
25K people helped
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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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Dr. Jonathan Jassey
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Dr. Chris Esguerra
Board Certified, Psychiatry
10 years in practice
319K people helped
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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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Dr. Jonathan Jassey
Board Certified, Pediatrics
11 years in practice
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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

Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
Board Certified, Pediatrics
33 years in practice
2M people helped
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What kind of parent gets arrested for drugs?

What kind of parent gets arrested for drugs?

Unfit ones: Parents that should not have kids in the first place-. ...Read more

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Dr. Nela Cordero
Board Certified, Pediatrics
48 years in practice
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How much should parent pay if living with a child?

CHILD SUPPORT: Parent should pay for everything including the child if he is the breadwinner in the family. If wife is working, then she contributes to the family household expenses. ...Read more

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Dr. Jonathan Jassey
Board Certified, Pediatrics
11 years in practice
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Caring for Your Baby (Tip)

Caring for Your Baby

Bedtime routines help babies and parents to wind down, helping them get to sleep more effectively. ...See more

Dr. Mark Diamond
Board Certified, Pediatrics
40 years in practice
16M people helped
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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

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