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Spoiled Child (Overview)

Spoiled child is a symptom in which a child is demanding and impatient, due to his caretakers' giving him what he wants too quickly and too often.


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What are the effects later in life of having been a very spoiled child?

What are the effects later in life of having been a very spoiled child?

SPOILED CHILD: It depends on the child. Some grow up appreciative of the love and care of the parents. Others get what they want all the time. Their future depends on how responsible the person is. ...Read more

Spoiled Child (Overview)

Spoiled child is a symptom in which a child is demanding and impatient, due to his caretakers' giving him what he wants too quickly and too often.


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At what age should my child get rid of his nightlight?

At what age should my child get rid of his nightlight?

Depends: A nightlight is not something one necessarily has to get rid of. Adults use night lights too. Although one study i know of suggests that sleeping in total darkness is better for the immune system. ...Read more

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Caring for a Special Needs Child (Checklist)

Pick a good primary care provider
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Keep a notebook of your child's health problems and medical specialists
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What are the effects later in life of having been a very spoiled child?

SPOILED CHILD: It depends on the child. Some grow up appreciative of the love and care of the parents. Others get what they want all the time. Their future depends on how responsible the person is. ...Read more

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Spoiled child syndrome. Is there such a thing?

Spoiled child?....: .... A syndrome? I don't think so. Good parenting includes defining for the child early on ( at age one year) what is and what is not acceptable behaviour consistently and persistently. Parents can effectively do that without resorting to corporal punishment. ...Read more

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Breastfeeding Your Child (Checklist)

Try to eat organic, especially lots of fruits and veggies
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How can I tell if my child is spoiled and how do I help if he is?

Help child learn: "spoiling" is a term understood but hard to quantify. I like to think of it as a child demanding attention/things/activities which only benefit the child and which are beyond the developmental norms for a particular age. As parents, we need to teach our children respect for others, their time and resources. Teaching new behaviors takes time but is worth it, your doctor can suggest techniques. ...Read more

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Why does my child have diarea?

Why does my child have diarea?

See Peds Dr: Too many options: food choice; food allergy; other allergy; virus or other infectious; depending on age-could be congenital issue; stress/anxiety; etc., etc. Best to start w/child's pediatrician for good history & exam +/- basic tests. ...Read more

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Parenting a Child During Puberty (Checklist)

Be proactive and truthful
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Allow room for growth
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Explore books on puberty at your child's level
weekly
Talk, talk, talk
weekly
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Can I have a child if I had tof?

See below: You should discuss this with your cardiologist and gynecologist. This maybe a high risk pregnancy. ...Read more