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When A Parent Refuses To Medicate A Behavioral 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Immunization as a non custodial parent how can you force mother to get your child immunized when she refuses.
Hello. : Hello. That is a good question. I suggest that you pose this same question on the legal portion of avvo.Com. This will give lawyers the opportunity to provide a public service by answering. When you ask the question, i would specifically inquire about notifying child protective services. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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