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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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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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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, as communication is important
weekly
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What hardships would a parent encounter when raising a child with neurofibromatosis?

What hardships would a parent encounter when raising a child with neurofibromatosis?

Unfortunately, many.: Neurofibromatosis (nf) is a progressive, lifelong condition that is associated with growths in the brain, spine, eye area, heart, skin, &/or bone, as well as lung & hearing problems. A child with nf requires regular follow up with a pediatrician and multiple subspecialists to address any complications from these growths. Medication and even surgery can be required, as can educational support. ...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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Make sure that your child's evaluations are updated
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Meet with a psychologist
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If applicable, join a special education organization for parents
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Who is healthier? 100 lb person who is 5 feeet or one who is 5'5'?

Who is healthier? 100 lb person who is 5 feeet or one who is 5'5'?

Depends: The "ideal weight" charts are sub-science . If you paid them attention, the entire swimming and wrestling teams would be "underweight", and the mighty football muscle guys would be "obese". The healthier of the two is the one who can out-perform the other athletically. ...Read more

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Parents are 5'5 and 5'4 1/2, adult daughter is 5'2. 16 year old youngest daughter is 5'2 1/2. period at 15 like other daughter. how tall will she be?

Parents are 5'5 and 5'4 1/2,  adult daughter is 5'2. 16 year old youngest daughter is 5'2 1/2. period at 15 like other daughter. how tall will she be?

Height: Most children have their height and weight measured several times in the first year or so and then at annual physical exams. That information should be documented on a height and weight program. Ask for a copy and then see how she fits with the family height. Very likely to be the same but one never knows without clear information. ...Read more

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Living with Type 1 Diabetes (Checklist)

Check your blood glucose 2 hours before and 2 hours after eating
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Check with your doctor if your post-meal glucose is lower than your pre-meal glucose, as you may have hypoglycemia
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Consider using a continuous sensor if you do not feel hypoglycemia symptoms
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Use insulin pumps, as they can minimize your risk of hypoglycemia
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Father 82 being forced by wife 66 into NC with family. She is angry with them. Has him on antidepr. Is this an Adult Prot. Serv. matter? worried!

Father 82 being forced by wife 66 into NC with family.  She is angry with them.  Has him on antidepr. Is this an Adult Prot. Serv. matter?  worried!

Adult protective svc: If you seriously suspect it might be a matter for Adult Protective Services, that can be reason enough to call. You can do it anonymously. Then a investigation will occur to determine if there is an issue or some intervention is required. The worry/guilt about not doing so vanishes immediately. As long as your motives are healthy ones (no envy, malice, jealousy.) you will have done your best! ...Read more

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Pediatrics: when should a parent get their child tested for oppositional defiant disorder (odd)? My 4 year old has been acting provocative and oppositional to adults which is beyond our control. The child frequently tantrums, constantly questions rules an

Pediatrics: when should a parent get their child tested for oppositional defiant disorder (odd)? My 4 year old has been acting provocative and oppositional to adults which is beyond our control. The child frequently tantrums, constantly questions rules an

Your's : Your's child's behavior is obviously disrupting his life as well as yours. It sounds like you have tried some behvior modification techniques and haven't been successful. The first place to start is with your pediatrician to help guide you to resources in your area for child psychologists or developmental/ behavioral pediatric specialists. These specialist can help determine if this is a simple behavioral problem that can be managed with behavioral techniques or if there he has a disorder such as odd, adhd. It sounds like it's time to ask for help. ...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
monthly
Add railings for support
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Psychological standpoint: can you spoil a baby? 4 mo daughter prefers dad over mom. Normal?

Psychological standpoint: can you spoil a baby? 4 mo daughter prefers dad over mom. Normal?

Get help now: Wow. Please call your therapist immediately. A four month old baby is still learning how to see and hear. She has no intellectual abilities to have a preference. She is four months old. A pure baby. Your reaction to this is extremely worrisome. ...Read more

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Will it confuse an infant if one parent speak to him/her in two or three languages (on separate occasions)?

Will it confuse an infant if one parent speak to him/her in two or three languages (on separate occasions)?

Great question: When we live in taiwan we spoke english to my brother who was a baby and the amas spoke chinese to him. He ended up speaking a mix of english and chinese. You would only understand it if you spoke both languages. We later moved to scotland and he quickly forgot the chinese and spoke only english. I hope one of the developmental pediatricians responds to this question. Fascinating. ...Read more

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Would a four year child be traumitized by the death of his/ her parents?

Would a four year child be traumitized by the death of his/ her parents?

Parental death: Absolutely! a child of this age would not fully understand the concept of death but would be able to experience a sense of loss/absence and great sadness. This would fade faster for this age group as oppsed to an oldr child or adolescent. A very caring /nurturing and consistent environment would be crucial to help such a child cope successfuly. ...Read more

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Have you regretted putting your mom or dad in an old age nursing home?

Have you regretted putting your mom or dad in an old age nursing home?

Not if they get care: If you can't provide for their care yourself, a care center is the next best option. Make sure that they get good care there. Visit them often, and if you are able take them out on pass and let them go places and do other things. You should not feel regret if you know they are receiving good care and stay active with activities. ...Read more

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My 2yr old is in a small family daycare we love,. His language &social skills are advanced. Does he need preschool or can we wait until pre-k?

My 2yr old is in a small family daycare we love,. His language &social skills are advanced. Does he need preschool or can we wait until pre-k?

Need? No...: It sounds like your son is in a loving environment. Children his age (and older) learn through play and connection. He doesn't "need" preschool. Read to him, talk to him, explain things to him, and most of all have fun! I bet he is already getting those things at the family daycare. My vote - if you are happy where he is there is no need to change. ...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