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Doctor insights on: Should Parents Encourage Kids To Believe In Fantasy Characters Like Easter Bunny

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Should parents encourage kids to believe in fantasy characters like easter bunny?

Should parents encourage kids to believe in fantasy characters like easter bunny?

Yes: Imagination in children is a very important part of childhood. Santa claus and the easter bunny are "lovable" characters and as the child grows and discovers the truth, he finds it amusing usually. It is all part of the fun of a family growing togetherf in a loving lifestyle. ...Read 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 I please have your reasons why you think so, e.G. For or against."should all parents be allowed to select the sex of their child through pgd/ivf?"

Can I please have your reasons why you think so, e.G. For or against."should all parents be allowed to select the sex of their child through pgd/ivf?"

Against: Unless there is some compelling extraordinary reason to do so, I am against it. In general, i feel that one of the downsides of human intelligence, is this need to control, control, control. Perhaps we should extract more wisdom from nature, rather than trying to direct and control. There is something to be said for the art of selflessness, as opposed to the actions of selfishness. ...Read more

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I wonder what it is like for kids with older parents. How do their lives go?

I wonder what it is like for kids with older parents. How do their lives go?

Good and Bad: Age is less important than love and good health when it comes to being a parent. One advantage of being an older parent is having more experience and sometimes more financial stability. ...Read more

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If one parent has hb e beta thalassemia and the other is normal, is their child can get disease?

If one parent has hb e beta thalassemia and the other is normal, is their child can get disease?

No: The normal parent will give his or her normal gene to their baby. That means the baby will have one abnormal and one normal gene, meaning the baby would be a "carrier" of one bad gene and not suffer the actual disease. The only way the baby would end up with 2 abnormal genes is if the gene from the normal parent got altered by a new mutation... Which is unlikely to happen. ...Read more

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I used to have asthma as a kid & my parents believe that i've outgrown it. It doesn't seem like it, how to know for sure?

I used to have asthma as a kid & my parents believe that i've outgrown it. It doesn't seem like it, how to know for sure?

Symptoms: You should be able to tell by symptoms. If you outgrew the asthma, then you should have no cough at night, no cough when active and no cough, wheezing or trouble breathing. If so, then your parents are probably correct. If you have symptoms, then see a doctor to be evaluated for asthma. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a child from narcissist/codependent parents to have narcissism?p.s i have no other way to explain and this is urgent ... thank u

Is it possible that a child from narcissist/codependent parents to have narcissism?p.s i have no other way to explain and this is urgent ... thank u

???: I would need significantly more information as I do not understand your question. Regardless, children of any age began to learn from their parents habits. I do not know the age of the child. If you feel the the child is in any danger I highly advise that he/she is taken to the ER or to an urgent care specialist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Can parents tell that their child is pregnant? Because my mom is looking at me funny like she knows something.

Can parents tell that their child is pregnant? Because my mom is looking at me funny like she knows something.

Parental Intuition: If you have a pregnancy bump, then she might have a visual reason to be suspicious that you are pregnant. Also, parents have a good sense of who you are and can easily pick up and sense changes you may not even realize that you are exuding. They may not know exactly you are pregnant, but they may pick up on the fact that something is going on with you.. ...Read more

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