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Understanding Childhood Behavior Leads To Bad Adult Behavior
Variable effects: There are many possible outcomes from child abuse & neglect. The most tragic is when the same things are perpetrated upon children. It can cause severe anxiety, depression, flashbacks, dissociation, trouble with trust & boundaries, drug & alcohol abuse, & suicide attempts. It can also lead to perfectionism and high achievement. With treatment, the person can heal and enjoy a fulfilling life. ...Read more
No one simple answer: Due to the extremes in variability in ability to communicate in this multifaceted disorder, there is no one correct way to achieve the teaching you desire to correct bad behavior. Even the premise "bad behavior" is often in the eye of the beholder. Generally one must use the most effective communication form and direct the child away from the undesirable action. There can be many strategies. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What happens if an adult gets the chickenpox? It is a childhood disease and I have heard that if an adult gets it is bad. How?
Unusual severity: During the era when 2 million cases a year occurred in the us, few worried about adult cases as most got them as kids. Now with available vaccines, some slip through without disease or vaccinations.Adults can develop a severe pneumonia that can be fatal, with onset soon after the skin findings appear. Vaccination is a good idea for any adult that missed them. ...Read more
More curable...: Typically cancer in children are more curable. This is probably due to a number of factors such as the cancers are biologically different than their adult counterparts, and that we are able to treat children with more intensive therapy because they are more resilient. Another difference is that certain cancers really only happen in kids (neuroblastoma) or just in adults (colon, breast). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Redirection: As with most kids, trying to change what is happening at the moment by directing the child to do something different. We too often yell at kids for bad behavior, so pick your battles and save the important reprimands for major stuff. Most of the other behaviors should attempted to be changed by reinforcement of new projects or challenges. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can the inflammation, and aging of a bad diet in childhood be corrected when eating healthy as an adult? Is damage by free radicals already done?
Yes: Certain conditions can predispose children to epilepsy while also causing behavior disturbances. An example of this is hypothalamic hamartomas in which children exhibit laughing seizures while also having behavior disturbances. After brain surgery, children can behave "badly" but this is more a response to being ill than caused by surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My child is 8 an has learnin delays n don't understand things like she should how can eyedoctor tell u if her eyes r bad?
They can tell: Certain eye doctors can tell if a child has eye problems. The child doesn't even need to cooperate or need to follow directions. They use equipment to check the eye. This does not hurt the child. But you need to go to an eye doctor that is trained to be able to do this. Ask the office first before making an appointment, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely to be a pbm: Vitamin c is a water soluble vitamin that you start dumping into your urine as soon as it reaches a level above the bodies need. It does not store in the body & produce overuse disorders like some. It's value in health is certainly critical for those with deficiencies, but value for other issues is questionable. Americans have some of the most expensive pee in the world. ...Read more
Is milk good for adults and children? And how much should we consume dairy products? Is milk in any way bad for your health?
Milk: Milk is a good source of protein and calcium. Low fat or 2% helps to address the issue of fat with milk. In children, milk is an important part of their diet However there are other ways to get the protein and calcium into your diet. Some people are unable to tolerate milk either because of an allergy to milk or an inability to breakdown lactose. Soy milk can replace the protein. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You tell me: Most people have mono as a kid when it is mild & not distinguishable from most common viruses they get. They grow up and have normal lives. The few unlucky enough to get it as pre-teens/teens or adults have a more intense experience due to their well established immune response, but still recover & have a normal life. The "myth" circulated about a chronic mono syndrome was debunked by the CDC. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
At what age does a child begin or should a child start to understand right from wrong? At some age they are old enough to know better bad from good.
Piaget & Kohlberg: Are worth your researching. From behaviors modeled by parents & parental discipline (teaching) style, 18-mo.-5 yr. Old kids begin to understand adult rules based on rewards for "good" & unpleasant consequences for "bad" behavior. From 5-10 yrs. Kids think of what's right & fair as immutable, adult-made rules. From 10-12 yrs., children "get" that what's " right" may change with the situation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Will my child's severe asthma extend into adulthood? I'm worried that my son will not be able to live a normal adult life. He's already ended up in the hospital several times because his asthma was so bad.
Eye changes shape: The eyeball gets less round and this changes the way the light is refracted through the lens. ...Read more
Very doubtful!: Rage behaviors are usually emotional in origin. Common symptoms of childhood diabetes include drinking a lot, peeing a lot, weight loss and loss of energy. Rage behaviors could be caused by hypoglycemia -- low blood sugar, but most childhood diabetics present with high blood sugar. Rage behaviors may be helped most by a therapist or psycologist. ...Read more
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