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Should parents confront kids about cross-dressing?

Should parents confront kids about cross-dressing?

Confront - No.: I would not recommend confronting them as that will put the kids in a defensive posture. An open conversation would be the better approach. ...Read more

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Therapists concerns regarding kids of divorced parents?

Therapists concerns regarding kids of divorced parents?

Hopeful...: Most can emerge as competent, fairly happy adults if the divorced parents can avoid continued open warfare involving the child. Recommended book: dr phil's "family first: your step-by-step plan for creating a phenomenal family ." if healthy post-divorce parenting is challenging, please get help for the kids! parents should also get help, jointly or separately, to avoid compromising kids wellness. ...Read more

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Should parents ask their teens to tell them about kids with dangerous behavior, drugs, weapons? Should they alert authorities or kids' parents? @drpam

Should parents ask their teens to tell them about kids with dangerous behavior, drugs, weapons? Should they alert authorities or kids' parents? @drpam

Teach: We need to teach our teens that alerting responsible people about dangerous potential is the responsible, safe thing to do.And is not "ratting" on your friends.This is a change to generations of teenage behavior. ...Read more

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Help a nervous parent with advice about talking to kids about sex?

Help a nervous parent with advice about talking to kids about sex?

Discuss open: I would suggest first thing to ask the childrens what is their understanding of sexual life. All depends on their level of understanding. Dont be afraid to ask for help, a primary care doctor can be really helpfull in helping counseling the childrens in this area. ...Read more

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How to deal with parents getting divorced?

How to deal with parents getting divorced?

Have your unique: Relationship w/each of them. W/out meaning to, each will put you in the middle and resent the fact that you relate to the others. Be your own person and support each one while setting limits. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Should a parent share their abusive past with their children to help explain his/her emotional problem?

Should a parent share their abusive past with their children to help explain his/her emotional problem?

Depends: This depends on several factors related to the current situation. The parent would need to examine his/her motives for sharing such information. The appropriateness of this would also be impacted by the age and/or maturity level of the children. I would suggest discussing the matter with a therapist before making a decision about this. Such a disclosure could be helpful, but there are risks. ...Read more

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Do parents cause sibling rivalry?

Do parents cause sibling rivalry?

I'm sure a decent am: Mount is indeed triggered, mostly subconsciously by parents. This is my opinion. ...Read more

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How to talk to my parents about depression?

How to talk to my parents about depression?

Talking to parents: It may be different depending on how old you actually are (your question says you're 39?) and whether it's your depression you want to talk about, or concerns about their depression. Either way, you can first educate yourself about depression. http://tinyurl.com/zsyjr you can pick a quiet time to speak with them and ask for support. Here are some suggestions: http://tinyurl.Com/lya2oj7. ...Read more

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Do adoptive parents bond well with child?

Do adoptive parents bond well with child?

Definitely: If the child is placed with loving parents who have compassion.Love.Patience and understanding.Babies and children want love. Adoptive parents are motivated to nurture and love their adoptive babies/c?Hildren. ...Read more

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How do pediatricains talk to the childs parents?

How do pediatricains talk to the childs parents?

Aprents and pediatri: The way to connect with parents is to talk from the heart. The md needs to understand what the aprents are concerned about even if they cannot vocalise theri fers or questions. It takes practice i guess, to know the unspoken words frorm the parents. I try to bring up issues that i feel the parnts want to discuss and once the conversation starts the parents will speak ehat is on their mind. ...Read more

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Should grandparents take over parenting for children whose biological parents cannot care for them? @drpam

It depends: There are so many factors that may affect the decision. It depends on the health of the grandparents. If it happens, looking to get support from others in the family is very important. The age of the children may also be a factor. This is a long-term commitment. Many times the grandparents can be stressed. Making sure there is adequate financial support is also important. ...Read more

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Concerned about adult adhd. Should talk to docor?

Concerned about adult adhd. Should talk to docor?

Absolutely: Adult adhd is an under diagnosed, under treated, misunderstood problem of significant concern. Please discuss your symptoms with your doctor. If you feel that your doctor brushed you off, check out chadd.Org or the nimh. Adults with adhd have disorganization, impulsivity, procrastination, poor social skills, poor work performance, financial mismanagement and drug/alcohol problems. ...Read more

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How can you talk to parents about possible bipolar disorder?

Frankly: Be honest. Explain your concerns. Tell them directly what type of help you desire. ...Read more

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Should I talk to the school counselor about being transgendered?

Should I talk to the school counselor about being transgendered?

Probably not, : Unless you're sure he's been considering it. Okay ... Seriously ... I would suggest you talk with a psychologist or psychiatrist not affiliated with your school. ...Read more

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Can you offer some advice for telling parents you're depressed?

Can you offer some advice for telling parents you're depressed?

Directly: Get a quiet, private time with your parents and simply share with them what you're feeling -- along with your plans for getting help. At 41, you can get started with treatment. If they understand that you're not asking them to "fix it, " they'll be more able to be supportive of you as you get care for yourself. Some people are fearful of mental health issues and care, so do not be dismayed. ...Read more

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Do doctors have to tell parents about their kids' self harm scars?

Do doctors have to tell parents about their kids' self harm scars?

I do: Teens have some legal protection that prevents doctors from telling parents about sex and drugs. If the patient is a danger to themselves or others then the protection doesn't apply. It is left to the judgement of the doctor to decide. ...Read more

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How can I address child developmental issues with parents?

How can I address child developmental issues with parents?

Development : In what capacity? Teacher, day care, friend? The best way is honestly, based on fact. State that you have noticed that the child does not meet the developmental landmarks for their age. Have these ready to review with the parent, and your recommendations for professional evaluation. ...Read more

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Scared of talking with my psychologist about sexual child abuse. Need some reassurance?

Scared of talking with my psychologist about sexual child abuse. Need some reassurance?

Embarrasement: In therapy, your goal is to let go of fixed ways of looking at your life and behaviors, rethink and redirect them and move forward to a happier life.The abuse has power over you, or you wouldn't have difficulty.Discussing it with a trusted doc can help you let go of a fixed idea.You are not defined by the events, but by the whole person you are and can be. Do the work to gain the benefits. ...Read more

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Why do many parents medicate their children for add/adhd?

Why do many parents medicate their children for add/adhd?

Because it can help: Adhd is the best-studied psychiatric disorder in children. Multiple studies with thousands of patients show that certain medications can markedly reduce seriously impairing symptoms. Unfortunately, no treatments yet available actually cure the disorder, but reducing symptoms may help individuals and their families lead more productive, less chaotic lives. ...Read more

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How can you talk to doctor about depression without parents knowing?

Confidentiality: Talking to one's doctor is always confidential. But if there is depression that is discussed i always encourage communication between child and parent and will do everything possible to facilitate the conversation. ...Read more

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