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Where can I find some facts about the adoption rate of older parents?

Where can I find some facts about the adoption rate of older parents?

Sources to consider: “latecomers – children of parents over 35” by andrew yarrow. Adam pertman, executive director of the evan b. Donaldson adoption institute and author of "adoption nation, ". ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Adoption (Definition)

Adoption is an activity in which the full parental rights to the "adopted child" are transferred from the child's current parents (usually the child's biological parents) to the adopting parents. The adopting parents will then raise the ...Read more


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How to deal with my teenagers parental alienation?

How to deal with my teenagers parental alienation?

A few ideas: All parents of teens need to get used to being unthanked, unappreciated, and considered foolish. Tell Junior, 'Well be here for you when you get in trouble' -- and your teen will, and you will offer unconditional help and love. It's a stage of spiritual growth for you. Now, if this isn't the right answer, I'm sure one of my colleagues here will be able to help. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is attachment parenting?

What is attachment parenting?

Refers to children: Child forms a strong emotional bond with caregivers during childhood with lifelong consequences. The absent parent or child going from one foster home to another children can develop reactive attachment disorder, they can't trust adults. Children needs to know that a parent is there when they need them. ...Read more

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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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What are some good parenting styles?

What are some good parenting styles?

Active parenting: This style teaches you to give your child freedom with limits. The limits expand as the child shows more responsibility. Check out dr. Michael popkin's program at www.Activeparenting.Com. I used to teach the class to parents and found to be the best. ...Read more

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How can I cope with my parent's death?

How can I cope with my parent's death?

Comfort and support: You can cope best by letting all of your thoughts and feelings be just as they are. There is not "getting over" a death, there is only deeply resting with everything that comes up. Losing a loved one is a very important moment in one's life and can bring about great changes if one does not "shut things down". Be gentle with yourself and seek psychological services to allow for growth from grief. ...Read more

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What are some tips for team parenting?

What are some tips for team parenting?

United front: It is critical to present as a united front. Have discussions in terms of parenting outside the ears of the children. It is ok to let the kids know you're talking and making decisions together as a "team" and teach the kids to wait for a team response when possible. Try to target a 1-2 behaviors at a time for improvement and decide how you will address and then be a consistent team! ...Read more

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If a parent is a user, will the kid be too?

If a parent is a user, will the kid be too?

It's depends: daughters of mothers who are addicted and sons of fathers who are addicts have higher likelihood of inheriting a physiological predisposition to become addicted (about 50% chance). This is due to both nature and nurture. ...Read more

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Which parent determines the sex of a child?

Which parent determines the sex of a child?

Both and neither: Male chromosomes are xy, females are xx, so if conception is combining one from each, you might say that the male determines. However, the hormone balance, temperature and other factors in the mother's body influence whether xs or ys are favored. But, bottom line, none of this is under conscious control so really neither parent has control. ...Read more

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How can I decide whether to become a parent?

How can I decide whether to become a parent?

Tough question: Deciding to become a parent is one of life's most difficult questions. I suspect that there is never a "good time" to parent. Parenting requires time, money and patience. You can look to professional counseling, religious leader, friends and family for help with the decision. Ultimately, you must decide but we all have resources to help with tough choices in life. Use them, best wishes. ...Read more

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How can I know a parent about my mental health?

Please clarify : your question. I am not sure what you want to know. ...Read more

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What to do if I have never had a loving parent?

What to do if I have never had a loving parent?

Decide what it means: We'd like all children to grow up in a good home with loving parents. There are many people such as yourself who never had that. This does not make you an emotional cripple for life. You can learn to be kind to others, to be at ease around people. Your physician may recommend someone to talk to, &/or you can resolve to be kind to others who have no one to love them in your own community. Peace. ...Read more

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How do you deal with a parent who has borderline?

Peer support: If you have a parent who is borderline, it always helps to have a confidant / confidante, someone in whom you can confide when the going gets so tough at home that you wonder how you can bear it any longer. Learning more about borderlines will also provide you with some "tools, " so that you will be able to understand a little better -- and so that you won't feel so alone. I wish you the best. ...Read more

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Why is community support important for parenting?

Why is community support important for parenting?

Stress reduction: Parenting is the most important job one can have and therefore support in the process from fellow parents is critical to helping keep the stress under control. Whether this comes formally through support groups or informally through friends and family, support is part of self care and helps us keep our stress at bay. Support can provide us with tips and relief in times of need. ...Read more

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How much should parent pay if living with a child?

How much should parent pay if living with a child?

Negotiate arrangemen: It is considerate of you to ask - talk about contributing so you can feel at home - when my dad stayed over to help during my school years he bought diaper for 1 year was a huge help for us. ...Read more

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How can people continue living after losing a parent?

How can people continue living after losing a parent?

It is very hard: Yes, after losing a parent, it can seem like living is just a chore that one can no longer handle; however, as bad as the pain is right now, it will improve over time and you will feel better; you need to reach out to your family and friends and discuss how you feel; if you are prone to depression, you might want to seek professional help; this, too, shall pass;. ...Read more