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Rights Of Fathers
Go With Parents: I always believe the parents until proven otherwise.If they perceive a problem, even if i disagree, they have some issues that need resolved. ...Read more
Hopeful...: Most can emerge as competent, fairly happy adults if the divorced parents can avoid continued open warfare involving the child. Recommended book: dr phil's "family first: your step-by-step plan for creating a phenomenal family ." if healthy post-divorce parenting is challenging, please get help for the kids! parents should also get help, jointly or separately, to avoid compromising kids wellness. ...Read more
It is a criminal act: The legal impact is the same as violence against anyone in the community. Depending on its seriousness, it could include probation, counseling, or jail time. Often the problem is a woman's reluctance to testify against her attacker out of fear or loyalty or belief that he will not do it again. Legal action is probably the best way to get an abusive partner to stop being violent. ...Read more
No one knows: That information is not known, lupus is a genetically complex disease. But it is not likely. ...Read more
Do societal problems like abortion, divorce, ban of child discipline and others contribute to violence in the nation?
It happens: As a pathologist, the emotional autopsy following a homicide or suicide is part of our work. Bullying is deplorable and the fact that we ignored it for centuries or considered it "part of building character" is equally deplorable. Despite all the attention it is rightly getting, i believe that more child / teen suicides result from emotional or physical abuse by parents than by peers. ...Read more
If a mother's and/or father's abuse of drugs or alcohol throughout their lifetimes affect the health of their children?
I agree, parents: Are role models for their children. They are learning to drink. In addition, their children are at high risk to either become alcoholics or marry one. There is also a strong hereditary factor which make the risk of becoming addicted higher. Sons of alcoholic fathers ; daughters of alcoholic mothers are at highest risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
APD: The causes of antisocial personality disorder are unknown. Genetic factors and child abuse/neglect are believed to contribute to the development of this condition. Children with an antisocial or substance abusing parent are at increased risk. Many mental health experts believe the disorder develops because of a combination of genetic and environmental influences. ...Read more
Wrong forum: I feel bad that no one has answer this questions, but this really is not a political site and you're asking a fundamentally political question. Although domestic violence is an enormous problem with obvious health implications, you might want to go to your congressperson or senator to ask this question of someone who possibly could answer it--and even take action. ...Read more
Any parent --: Friend -- you can be a good parent even if you grew up in foster care -- and you can learn how to raise a child properly -- with unconditional love and discipline. ...Read more
Father of 3 needing advice on relationship with companion, in which has been sexually abused in the past.\?
Difficult situation: Your companion is dealing with a painful situation, and may or may not be able to relate to you as you would prefer. Your partner's relationship with you will likely be affected by his/her relationship with the perpetrator, with all conflicting feelings. If your partner is not in treatment, this can be very confusing for both of you. If in treatment, flashbacks can still occur but there's hope. ...Read more
Hard to say: Geneticists estimate that each of us carry a few recessive genes that will not harm us, but when paired with another can produce a baby with things like CF, sickle cell, and any of thousands of metabolic disorders like PKU.Marriage between close relatives increases this risk.You can get tested for the recessive gene in some cases, so having a consultation with a geneticist may help you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Normal: Who is to know? So there is basically no reason for stigma. ...Read more
Clarification: I am sorry but i don't have a clue what you are asking? Can you break this down and use simpler language please. ...Read more
Can personality traits run in families? Alot of women in my family(including me) cheat on their husbands
Not Inherited: I would not say that such behavior patterns are inherited. People learn about the nature of relationships from what they see in their family which can explain your observation. This is the type of question which can be helpful to discuss in psychotherapy ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What will be the chances of birthdefects in my children if i marry a maternal cousin whose parents are first cousins? No cousin marriages in my family
Pre-marital genetic : Counseling will help define your risk of autosomal recessive genetic disorders, in which each parent carries the harmful gene mutation.In pakistan, first-cousin marriage has a 7.9% risk of infant mortality ; a 5-6% risk for birth defects, but having multiple generations of first-cousin marriages increases chances of having a child with a recessive disorder 13 times that of the general population. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: There are varying degrees of impairment with the diagnosis (DX) of sz, and in and of itself the DX is not reason enough for a parent to lose custody of a child. It is only if the symptoms related to the diagnosis impair the parent's ability to adequately care of the child that custody may be called into question. ...Read more
Ask the expert...: I would direct you to pose this question to an attorney. The are many variables that need to be taken into consideration; and the legal nature of them is beyond the scope of this forum. Best of luck! ...Read more
Societal mores: There is a trend in modern generations for more sharing of work between the two partners in a marriage. And many more women work outside the home, sometimes being the only source of income. The fathers now do more child care, more household chores and function more as partners. Some are lucky enough to be able to do much of their work by internet at home as well. ...Read more
Asking Impossible: Nope. That is physically, genetically, and anatomically impossible. ...Read more
I have two possible fathers for my child how do I find out which one fathered my baby before he is born?
You don't: Genetic (dna) testing is possible if a sample of fetal cells is obtained by amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling. Both are invasive tests that have some risk to the baby (infection, miscarriage).Unless there was another medical reason for the test, this is generally not done to settle paternity questions. ...Read more
I think I am mentally ill, but can't get help because if I do get diagnosed with anything i'll be kicked out of my fathers home. Would it be worth it?
Challenging situatio: The case I am sure must be very complex for you to ask such a question. The best answer i can come up with is that i believe it is always worth reaching out to a healthcare professional whenever an illness bothers a person. Sounds like this fits that description for you. I believe it is nearly always more beneficial to be treated for an illness than suffer the consequences of it's diagnosis. Best! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My father has diabets. My mothers father has diabets. What are the chances of me having diabets too?
Absolutely.: Many men are apprehensive about fatherhood, and many women about motherhood. It's something you can't comprehend until you meet the baby. If you have a difficult relationship with the mother though, that can be a problem. Even so, you can enjoy being a father regardless. Focus on how you are feeling, and discuss with someone who has been through this that you trust and respect. Best wishes to you! ...Read more
Find meaning: Only you can decide what Dad's death means in the larger scheme of things. Will you seek a faith-based answer? A scientific naturalist's gratitude for the good times? Forgiveness (for him, for you) after the fact? Live as he'd wish you to? Learn from any mistakes so you may perhaps be a better parent yourself? Be glad that you loved your Dad in a world full of loveless homes? Talk to your Dr.? ...Read more
How to cop with loss: Time is the best healer.But you may join a support group, or go for psychiatric counselling, which will help.Family members, friends may be able to help it may be difficult in the immidiate period but life has to go on and you have to learn to live without him. ...Read more
Get help: There's some variability in how folks use this word. You may have some good sperms that can be taken directly from your testis to make you a dad. A cause might be found. Or you can adopt. Or you can be the man who helps and guides and looks after kids in your neighborhood who have lousy birth fathers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
All depends: If you keep yourself fit and healthy, for a man age is not important. A dad in india fathered his 21st child at age of 94 and one in britain at age 74!be considerate of your child, think about it - is it really fair to have a child at that age ? Remember there are higher risk for chromosome abnormalities, too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
U into history ?: According to the bible, abraham (abram) fathered the child isaac at the age of 99, although this could be argued as by divine intervention.It is not unusual for men in their 60's to do so in recent history. ...Read more
Many possibilities: There are a number of possible explanations, and it's wise to figure this out before he gets seriously injured. Some people fall because they don't see well - easy fix. If he is diabetic, he may have peripheral neuropathy and not feel his feet as clearly as a normal person. He may have balance problems. He may fall due to muscle weakness; has he had a stroke in the past? Go with him to the doctor. ...Read more
Bedsore care: The wound needs improved care and cleaning, with professional advice if possible, and maybe treatment with an antibiotic ointment or by mouth. Getting quality care can be a challenge in your country or setting (e.g. in a township), but best to arrange it if possible. Otherwise local cleaning plus an oral antibiotic like sulfa-trimethoprim or ciprofloxacin may help (check w pharmacist). Good luck! ...Read more
A personal loss: I am sorry to hear of your loss. Have you worked through your grief yet? If not, consider sharing the support that friends & family may have to offer. If that is not sufficient - working through issues with a spiritual adviser or a therapist may be helpful. Make sure you are getting enough sleep and eating healthfull. Take care of you. ...Read more
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