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Doctor insights on: Parents Of Children With Disabilities

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Why do some parents want their children to act like an adult when they hit their 30's even if they have a disability like cerebral palsy?

Why do some parents want their children to act like an adult when they hit their 30's even if they have a disability like cerebral palsy?

Confusing question: An adult is an adult.The majority cerebral palsy patients have no cognitive impairment that would prevent acquiring adult self monitoring & awareness skills. Those that are mentally impaired need help with these issues but can learn them over time. Why wouldn't a parent want his kid to develop acceptable behavior pattern.

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Dr. Carol Van der Harst
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What hope is there for children brought up by single parent with learning disabilities?

What hope is there for children brought up by single parent with learning disabilities?

LOTS!: You can reach out to your pediatrician and school district for some resources! there are many programs and services out there to help! a social worker may also be very helpful in arranging these services.

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Are learning disabilities found in children with parents that were cousins an what neurological disease can be caused by this. Also. ?

Are learning disabilities found in children with parents that were cousins an what neurological disease  can be caused by this. Also. ?

Genetic: Learning disabilities are genetic disorders and run in families but not necessarily in intermarried cousins. It is true that consanguinity tends to cause more genetic disorders.

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How can parental stress be harmful for children?

How can parental stress be harmful for children?

Empathy: Children are very good at following their parents' moods. The worst stressor for a child is a stressed parent; if a parent is calm, children can handle pretty much any situation.

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Until when parents are supposed to care about their children?

Until when parents are supposed to care about their children?

Always: You will always care for your children, but they should be able to be independent in most things by age 18-21 depending on the child.

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In this economy are parents of 2 or more children really happy?

In this economy are parents of 2 or more children really happy?

Yes: We all have different values in like. Money isn't the most important to a lot of people. And some people plan carefully for their children, and the ability to provide for them.

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If parents did drugs in the past will this affect their children?

Maternal drug abuse: Drugs can pass through the placenta and affect the fetus. Depends on what drugs were taken it can cause growth, developmental, neurological and other systemic issues like fetal alcohol syndrome.

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How does the mental health of parents affect their children's development?

Nature/nurture: As children develop they are shaped by two factors, their genetics and their enviornment. The mental health of the parent would impact both. Genetically many mental health disorers are generationally passed on. The stability of a parent greatly affects the child developmentally. Different theories of development identify different levels of impact. Overall, most theories agree childhood is.

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Are children safe on their own if they have a parent who has destructive narcissism?

Are children safe on their own if they have a parent who has destructive narcissism?

I don't understand: Children should not be left alone in any situation. If a parent is unable to provide care for them, another care giver must be found. If the parent is mentally ill, seek help from child protective services.

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What happens if a parent had syphilis is it possible for their children to also have it?

What happens if a parent had syphilis is it possible for their children to also have it?

Yes: Untreated syphilis can be passed to a newborn at any stage of pregnancy, but is more likely transferred if it is acquired for the first time during pregnancy. It is standard practice for OBs and hospitals to test for this STD during pregnancy or during labor. It can be treated prior to or after delivery with good result for the newborn.Cured parents do not transfer the germ

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Do children subconsicously mimic the symptoms they see in parents or other close relatives?

Do children subconsicously mimic the symptoms they see in parents or other close relatives?

Yes: Children can absolutely pick up on their parents' symptoms and display them without realizing it. Once you are sure that is the case ( that there is not an organic cause for their symptoms) then a therapist may be helpful.

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If a parent has OCD, what are the chances that the children will have it too?

If a parent has OCD, what are the chances that the children will have it too?

Higher than you: might guess. Here's a link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2687723/ OCD is considered to be an anxiety disorder by most, although a smaller group of clinicians consider it to be a mood problem, too. To diagnose it, go to a psychologist, or here's another link: http://www.psychologyproductsandservices.com/page2.html

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Would the outies (navels) have children that have same navels as their parents?

Would the outies (navels) have children that have same navels as their parents?

Not necessarily: I don't think there is any hereditary component to this. There are certainly parents with one type of navel and children with other types.

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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.

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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/.

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Can a parent always access the health records of their children?

Can a parent always access the health records of their children?

Most of time: Until a child is 18 years old, the parent has the right to medical information with a few exceptions as. I work in Texas so you might want to check your states limitations. Pregnant teens are considered adults until they deliver so you may be restricted to information. If you are divorced and weren't awarded medical rights you may be restricted. Consult an attorney if your issues are more complex

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How many children will be affected if one parent has the disorder?

How many children will be affected if one parent has the disorder?

WHAT DISORDER ?: To get the most out of this information site you need to be follow some basic rules.Within your submission, provide pertinent background information.In this case it would be the name of the disorder. Then ask a clear question, as you have. Since you provided no background, we don't know if your issue is food poisoning, cystic fibrosis, etc. We cannot see your uploads or or prior questions

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Does childrens have higher IQ than parents?

Does childrens have higher IQ than parents?

Some do. Some don't.: If children always have higher IQ's than their parents, then the human species would have higher and higher IQ's with each generation... which is not what we see in real life. The opposite is also not true: children also do not always have lower IQ's than their parents.

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Do children get herpes from their own parents?

Do children get herpes from their own parents?

Depends: Genital herpes can pass during labor/delivery to a newborn but this often results in severe disease or death. If a kid got genital herpes it would be a finding of sexual abuse. Kids could get a cold sore if the parent passed this by kissing them while shedding the germ.

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Should parents push their children in athletics?

Should parents push their children in athletics?

No: Encourage children to be active. Be supportive and positive influence for them. Encourage them to try things but respect their feelings if they choose not to play competitively.