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What can parents do if it is their kid who is the bully? The loner? The silent one who holds things in?

What can parents do if it is their kid who is the bully? The loner? The silent one who holds things in?

Get help: You need to get your child help. Find through your school or personal physician a good counselor who has experience in dealing with this problem. It is very important that you do not delay. ...Read more

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What are the consequences (emotions, relationship, etc.) on an adult person of emotionally distant parents during childhood?

What are the consequences (emotions, relationship, etc.) on an adult person of emotionally distant parents during childhood?

Distant parents: This is difficult in 400 words. Your first learning was from your parents. You pattern you life on your past learning. You are an adult now and the consequences are choices. You can chose your behaviors and those choices will determine your feelings and how you treat others and feel about it. That determines how you feel about your self and your parents. You do have control. ...Read more

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Is it fair to have a psychological evaluation when you are sad and depress? The court ordered psychological evaluation on the parents. One parent who had custody of the child for 16 years temporary loss custody and the child was given to the abusive paren

Is it fair to have a psychological evaluation when you are sad and depress? The court ordered psychological evaluation on the parents. One parent who had custody of the child for 16 years temporary loss custody and the child was given to the abusive paren

A : A good court evaluator would take into consideration all aspects of the parental care of the minor child. It is certainly understandable that the circumstances described would create great stress for the custodial parent and could contribute to the mood disorder described. However, if that parent had custody for 16 years, it is reasonable to assume that the child is at least 16 years of age and certainly in many state jurisdictions has a say about which parent he/she wishes to live with. It is not stated why the long term custodial parent lost custody nor what the nature of the alleged abuse might have been. These are the very factors, especially the adolescent's viewpoint that a competent evaluator would be taking into account. ...Read more

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Will it b right for a man to marry his father's sister's daughter if there are no close relative marriages in their parents generation.Genetic defect?

Will it b right for a man to marry his father's sister's daughter if there are no close relative marriages in their parents generation.Genetic defect?

Consanguinous marria: We discourage consanguinous marriages because sometimes there are genes that when they meet a second one to make a pair ( i mean on e from father and one from mom), the babies might show severe genetic diseases although there are also very healthy kids from consanguinous marriages. ...Read more

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Can a parent do harm when their child has ocd?

Can a parent do harm when their child has ocd?

Not permanent.: It's most important that your child be getting support from a licensed therapist trained in exposure and response prevention. As long as you a re working in conjunction with that therapist and your child's md (psychotropic meds are often needed to do successful exposures depending on the severity of the ocd), you will not be doing any irreparable harm. Be sure to get support for yourself, too! ...Read more

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Only child, parental concerns exceed those of neighbors. Who is right?

Go With Parents: I always believe the parents until proven otherwise.If they perceive a problem, even if i disagree, they have some issues that need resolved. ...Read more

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How can we help our child overcome jealousy of our newborn a month out?

How can we help our child overcome jealousy of our newborn a month out?

Newborn/sib.jealousy: It is natural for your older child top feel jealous, but you can help him/her by making sure he/she knows you do not love him/her any less. Try making him/her take part in helping with newborn's care to the extent he/she can do it e.G fetching diaper bag or help pick out clothers for the baby after bathing. Make sure you do not encourage feeding any solids but holding a baby bottle is ok. ...Read more

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Why are the sperm donations hidden & the lies not shared till child is adult if at all?

Depends upon parents: Best to wait until child asks appropriate questions, but wait until they are old enough to understand. Certainly avoid lies. You can tell them that sperm entered mummy's tummy and fertilized one of her eggs. They don't have to told that sperm came from a donor. When older, or when child is an adult you can tell them that they weren't old enough to understand earlier, but, you didn't lie. ...Read more

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Wondering if both vocally not gifted parents give birth to a child, will their child have the same fate?

Wondering if both vocally not gifted parents give birth to a child, will their child have the same fate?

NOT NECCESSARY BUT: It may or may not not have the same fate, but it depends on what you mean not vocally gifted parents and what else is there problems.If they do have a genetic condition or a chromosome disorder than it is a possibility. ...Read more

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Should parents force their children to love and connect to each other if the child does not feel any real connection to their sibling? Huge age gap.

Should parents force their children to love and connect to each other if the child does not feel any real connection to their sibling? Huge age gap.

Sibling: it should be the responsibilty of the older child to connect with the youngest one, good relationship between the two fosters for safety and security for the younger one. No one can force another person to do any thing. proper upbringing and family values need to be imparted by the parents ...Read more

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Is helping an ailing parent always tough? Shouldnt we be dismantling the walls we've built against each other and practice love & forgiveness?

Is helping an ailing parent always tough? Shouldnt we be dismantling the walls we've built against each other and practice love & forgiveness?

Not always: As it depends on the relationship. Ailing parents can have a lot of old "baggage" and may not have the skills to practice love and forgiveness...They may have guilt over old perceptions and events. We all tend to form ideas and misperceptions that we hold on to because they hurt...If you practice love and forgiveness you will break down the walls. Check out the 5 love languages by chapman. ...Read more

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What are 1st steps in becoming medical lawyer to put justice to women and homosexuals who shame small penis? my brother killed himself due to bullying

What are 1st steps in becoming medical lawyer to put justice to women and homosexuals who shame small penis? my brother killed himself due to bullying

Law school: Best of luck to you. Meanwhile, there are ways to help reduce bullying in your community by writing letters to newspapers or a blog, and participating in school antibullting programs ...Read more

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Is it right that a parent refuses their child to see his grandparents? What emotional effect will this have on the child?

Is it right that a parent refuses their child to see his grandparents? What emotional effect will this have on the child?

In an ideal world: In an ideal world we would all "get along" and children benefit greatly from having contact with all members of a healthy extended family. When we fall short of that ideal, it's important to look deeper at family dynamics, starting with our own roles. A family therapist can be extremely helpful in starting a healing process. It can help the whole family, especially those children. ...Read more

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What are the odds of antisocial personality disorder being passed from parents to children?

What are the odds of antisocial personality disorder being passed from parents to children?

APD: The causes of antisocial personality disorder are unknown. Genetic factors and child abuse/neglect are believed to contribute to the development of this condition. Children with an antisocial or substance abusing parent are at increased risk. Many mental health experts believe the disorder develops because of a combination of genetic and environmental influences. ...Read more

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Is it true? that is the person who never masturbate in his life he will more enjoy having sex with his partner ?

Is it true? that is the person who never masturbate in his life he will more enjoy having sex with his partner ?

Myth: A variety of cultures create myths to enforce predetermined guidelines about "proper" sexual behavior. These range from saying it will make you blind, make your hair fall out, stunt growth, make you impotent, etc. Most start self sex in their teens and continue off & on through life. Try to understand the difference between cultural pressures and medical facts. ...Read more

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My brother is arrogant. He laughs when we scold him and isn't afraid of being beaten. He is getting use to bad habits. His age is 17. Plz help?

My brother is arrogant. He laughs when we scold him and isn't afraid of being beaten. He is getting use to bad habits. His age is 17. Plz help?

Leave him alone: One you cannot change him; you are not responsible for his behavior. And beating never works. Even in india it is not appropriate to be beaten by family members. Your job is to live well, to go to school and to learn. Your job is not and cannot be to change your sibling; that is his job. But, no more beatings. Please. ...Read more

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What is the illness called when a parent deliberately makes his child sick?

Munchausen: Munchausen syndrome describes a condition where the patient creates an illness to get attention from the medical profession. When a parent deliberately makes a child sick, the condition is called munchausen by proxy. ...Read more

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My aunt has dementia and keeps accusing my family of stealing money from her bank. She yells at us how do we manage this. She is In a retirement home?

My aunt has dementia and keeps accusing my family of stealing money from her bank. She yells at us how do we manage this. She is In a retirement home?

Relatively common: In advanced stages of dementia. She may have developed delirium with paranoid features. Would suggest letting her physician or the nursing home staff now as she may become agitated and needing to be medicated. It is otherwise hard for family members to see their relatives turning against them with no reason. ...Read more

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