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What if a toddler prefers one parent to be absent?

What if a toddler prefers one parent to be absent?

May be nothing.: As children develop they may find a variety of ways for things to work better for them. The worst case would be if the parent they preferred absent to be huring them in some way-need to consider. The behavior may just mean they like a simpler environment, or that there might be prolems they pick up on between the 2 parents. Or could be misinterpreted behavior and not be wanting parent absent. ...Read more

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Not how can I get rid of the medical supplies I have after death of my parent?

Not how can I get rid of the  medical supplies I have after death of my parent?

Medical supplies: If you have well-working equipment you can probably donate it to a "free clinic" (always desperate for supplies) or other health facility (and get a tax deduction). If the supplies are unopened or sterile, you can also donate them. Left over medicines should be disposed of properly; you can usually turn them into your pharmacy for proper disposal. ...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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Both of my parents are type 1 diabetics what steps can I take to prevent myself from facing the same problems?

Both of my parents are type 1 diabetics what steps can I take to prevent myself from facing the same problems?

No prevention: Up until now there is no way to prevent type 1 diabetes because the apperance of it has nothing to do with lifestyle it is an autoimmune disorder(you make antibodies against the cells that produce insulin. ...Read more

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Is lupus genetic? If one of my parents has lupus, does that increase my chances of getting it?

Is lupus genetic? If one of my parents has lupus, does that increase my chances of getting it?

Genetic risk yes: Environmental vs genetic or both count . Genetics can be important but even identical twins can be different. One can get it and one might not . Thus the individual's environmental exposures such as infection, medications, chemicals can influence the development of lupus. ...Read more

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Parenting a Child with a Learning Disorder (Checklist)

Request a full psychological evaluation for your child
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Meet with a psychologist
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What if a toddler prefers one parent to be absent?

May be nothing.: As children develop they may find a variety of ways for things to work better for them. The worst case would be if the parent they preferred absent to be huring them in some way-need to consider. The behavior may just mean they like a simpler environment, or that there might be prolems they pick up on between the 2 parents. Or could be misinterpreted behavior and not be wanting parent absent. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a baby contracting add if only one parent has add?

What are the chances of a baby contracting add if only one parent has add?

Some chance: There is robust evidence of the genetic heritability of adhd. Twin studies and family studies point to a genetic heritability of up to 60%. A sibling of a child with adhd has a 3x increase of risk for adhd. ...Read more

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Caring for an Elderly Loved One (Checklist)

Check your loved one's balance
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Remove obstructions that could cause falls
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Organize medications
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Add railings for support
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Might it be that a a child get cancer if parent had one?

Might it be that a a child get cancer if parent had one?

Cancer & Genes: There are certain cancers that have a genetic link, and can occur in families. But except in rare instances, it is not certain that the child of a cancer patient will suffer the same illness. This is a complex issue, and new research is being done every year. Talk with your doctor about your concerns, and get genetic testing if your doctor recommends it. Get answers and you will feel better. ...Read more