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Why am I so much more tanned than my brothers and sisters?

Why am I so much more tanned than my brothers and sisters?

One concern: If you are suddenly tanning for no obvious reason, one thing to rule out is addison's disease. Here are the kennedy brothers -- jack (left) was "naturally more tan", the result of his missed addison's. ...Read more

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Almost all my brothers and sisters has diseases at a young age14, 21,24 I'm 23 what are the chances I may develop a disease as well, I'm very paranoid?

Almost all my brothers and sisters has diseases at a young age14, 21,24 I'm 23 what are the chances I may develop a disease as well, I'm very paranoid?

Which disease? Ask : your sibs the name & what mutation their molecular genetic testing revealed, so your MD can order a Chromosomal Microarray or specific genetic test. Genetic disorders differ in patterns of inheritance. Examples: in some, each child has a 50% chance of inheriting a disorder from an affected parent; in others, a 25% chance of inheritance when both unaffected parents carry a mutant gene. Others vary ...Read more

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I have an "a" blood type, my brothers and sisters have the same type "o" blood type, is that possible?

I have an "a" blood type, my brothers and sisters have the same type "o" blood type, is that possible?

Yes: Yes it is. Your blood type a is because on of your parents was type a and the other type o. Your siblings happened to get the recessive o allele from the type a parent and o from the other. You got the a allele from the a parent making you a. It's totally possible. ...Read more

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Should sisters have as much of a rivalry as brothers normally do?

Should sisters have as much of a rivalry as brothers normally do?

Depends: Sibling rivalry varies tremendously with the ages of the children, the characteristics of the family, the activities in which they engage, and the children themselves. Some interesting studies have described more rivalry with children who are closer in age and the same gender, but this depends very much on the individual children involved. Can it be as bad in girls as in boys? In a word, yes. ...Read more

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Is your younger sibling suppose to be taller than the older sibling?

Is your younger sibling suppose to be taller than the older sibling?

No: Everyone is genetically unique, so it's a roll of the dice whether a younger sibling will be taller or not as an adult. The average height at 2 years, however is very predictive of end adolescent height for 80% boys and girls ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as sibling rivalry?

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Is there such a thing as sibling rivalry?

Siblings: Some issues involve dominance, control, seeking attention from caretakers, or pursuit to excel. ...Read more

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When does sibling rivalry typically go away?

When does sibling rivalry typically go away?

Never: Siblings may compete their entire adult lives although it usually is no longer physical. Who is their parents' favorite, or who is the most successful are some of the areas that involve rivalry. ...Read more

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How do I get over the past slights and sibling rivalries?

How do I get over the past slights and sibling rivalries?

Difficult: Forgive and forget...Holding a grudge only hurts you. If you are unable to get over something that was done to you that was serious, then put them out of your life. You could also speak with a psychologist or psychiatrist about your feelings and they will be able to help you work through it more easily. ...Read more

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How long is it normal for two brothers to have a sibling rivalry?

Unknown: Unfortunately, there is no definitive answer to your inquiry. Potentially for the rest of their lives is the reality of the nature of 'brotherhood'. There may be periods of competition, rivalry, arguing, etc...As long as the love between them is emphasized; and they should be taught that respect of one another is of paramount importance; then "brothers will be brothers" as they say. ...Read more

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Should young kids be able to see birth of baby brother or sister?

Should young kids be able to see birth of baby brother or sister?

Depends: "shared family experience" is the primary issue for advocates for older siblings to be present at the birth of a new sibling. Others feel disgusted, with concern that the children might react negatively to the sight of mom going through a rough labor & delivery. Some set the age from 3-5 or older. Individual temperment & personality, rather than age is the key. Check your hospital's policy too. ...Read more