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Doctor insights on: When A Parent Refuses To Medicate A Behavioral Child

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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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How can parents behavior and attitude affect the child?

How can parents  behavior and attitude  affect the child?

Model behavior: A child as early as 16 months will do what you do, not do what you say. If you accidentally reinforce a behavior you don't want with negative or positive attention, learn to state clearly what you expect, and what the consequence is for not complying.Consustently follow through with time-out or removal of privileges. Ignore the child's protests till consequence is done, then calmly state why. ...Read more

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What are some good parenting techniques for working with a child with severe emotional and aggressive behavioral problems?

What are some good parenting techniques for working with a child with severe emotional and aggressive behavioral problems?

Behavior probs: I have published a book on kindle which provides guidance to parents with children who have behavior problems. It is called: parenting the kids according to a child psychiatrist and sells for only $5.95. The book may help you to help your child's behavior. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does a parent have the right to refuse to get their child mental health treatment?

Does a parent have the right to refuse to get their child mental health treatment?

There are legal : standards for medical neglect. Examples are if a child's behavior is a danger to himself/herself or others, if a child is a victim of any type of abuse, molest or neglect, or if a psychiatric disorder like anorexia or bulemia has serious medical consequences, even death, courts usually support the mental health provider's reccommendations. Parents' reasons for refusing care should be explored. ...Read more

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Immunization as a non custodial parent how can you force mother to get your child immunized when she refuses.

Immunization as a non custodial parent how can you force mother to get your child immunized when she refuses.

Agree : Agree that legal services would be most qualified to answer you. However, in quite a number of states parents are allowed to exempt their children from vaccination. Those children are still public health threats. ...Read more

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What is it called when a hospital refuses to put a tracheotomy tube into this child's trachea so the parents can take the child home?

What is it called when a hospital refuses to put a tracheotomy tube into this child's trachea so the parents can take the child home?

Need more information: We can't answer this question without more detailed information about the case. But since there seems to be a disagreement between the doctors taking care of the child and the parents, this service is probably not a good place to get a second opinion. If you question the decision of the care providers, you may need to involve an ethic committee to review the case or request a second opinion from another specialist. Good luck, I hope the child eventually recovers! ...Read more

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Which parent determines the sex of a child?

Which parent determines the sex of a child?

Both and neither: Male chromosomes are xy, females are xx, so if conception is combining one from each, you might say that the male determines. However, the hormone balance, temperature and other factors in the mother's body influence whether xs or ys are favored. But, bottom line, none of this is under conscious control so really neither parent has control. ...Read more

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How much should parent pay if living with a child?

How much should parent pay if living with a child?

Negotiate arrangemen: It is considerate of you to ask - talk about contributing so you can feel at home - when my dad stayed over to help during my school years he bought diaper for 1 year was a huge help for us. ...Read more

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Is it legal for a parent to slap his child in the u.S.?

Is it legal for a parent to slap his child in the u.S.?

Yes but: Each culture defines what its usual forms of acceptable parenting include. Within the American culture, you may be carted off to jail for child endangerment if your neighbor reports this kind of "parenting". Less so if you slapped the kids rear end, but you cross the wrong taboo here and you will need a lawyer. ...Read more

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What happens to a child if his or her parent becomes mentally ill?

What happens to a child if his or her parent becomes mentally ill?

Depends: The staff dealing with the parent will generally include social workers & mental health nurses that are well aware of the needs of the extended family. Children of an impaired parent will be placed when possible with family members or may need temporary foster care. In my state the facility works with family services to identify & provide these services when needed. ...Read more

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I need help. What should I do as child of single parent who is very ill?

I need help. What should I do as child of single parent who is very ill?

Thru your physician: If your parent is severely ill and getting care thru a physician, hospital, or clinic--these clinicians often have connections to social workers or counselors who can give you advice, for instance if you your parent needs hospice care or if you qualify for in home help. Many caretakers find help thru internet groups who share their experiences about specific illnesses. ...Read more

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If a child has an immigrant parent, what are problems getting medical history and records?

MEDICAL RECORDS: The immigrant usually brings important papers with him like medical records, diploma, school grades and exams, resume, etc. He knows all of these are needed during relocation. ...Read more

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What happens if a parent has gaucher's disease type 1, does the child get gaucher's disease type 1 or type 2?

What happens if a parent has gaucher's disease type 1, does the child get gaucher's disease type 1 or type 2?

? other parent: GD is an autosomal recessive disease. So if parent # 1 has it, he has two copies of the gene to have the disease. If parent #2 doesn't carry the gene, then the most the child can be is a carrier. If parent #2 is a carrier, then there is a 25% chance that the child will have GD , and a 50% chance of being a carrier. A genetics specialist is the best one to confirm all of this. It's been a while ...Read more

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Feelings of intense guilt over my parenting of child when young whenever I see things associated with childhood?

Feelings of intense guilt over my parenting of child when young whenever I see things associated with childhood?

Counseling.: I'm sorry you're having these feelings. If it's just associated with a specific area of your life (parenting a child), and not affecting your sleep, appetite or having feelings of guilt or sadness in other areas of your life, then this is something best be explored by a counselor or therapist, and not a doctor at this point. Your doctor may have good recommendations of counselors though. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a parent has gaucher's disease type 1, does the child get gaucher's disease type 1 or type 2?

Can you tell me if a parent has gaucher's disease type 1, does the child get gaucher's disease type 1 or type 2?

Gaucher's Disease: Hello Flopster555ii. The inheritance pattern of Gaucher's Disease is autosomal recessive which means it takes both parents to carry the affected gene to pass the condition to their child. Because the inheritance pattern is not always clear cut, I recommend pre-conception Genetic counseling for you and your partner. For future consults, my link is healthtap.com/vanessanealmd at code PNYTKV. ...Read more

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If two parents are O+ can the child be A-?

If two parents are O+ can the child be A-?

Blood types: To have "O" blood type, you have to be "O/O"; therefore have no other "letter" to give to a child. So, two O parents can only have an O child. If one parent is O and the other is A/A or A/O or A/B then you can have a child with blood type A. ...Read more

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How would a parent's suicide affect the child?

How would a parent's suicide affect the child?

It would likely be: Devastating. Children have imaginary thinking and often believe that bad things that occur are somehow their fault. It would leave a vacuum in the child's life that might not be filled again. ...Read more

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If a parent had haemophilia a and the other haemophilia b. Which haemophilia would their child have?

Genetics: Would determine that. It is most likely that the child will have hemophilia of one kind or the other since both parents have it. Perhaps a geneticist will chime in on this one. ...Read more