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Doctor insights on: Why Both Parents Should Assume Responsibility In Raising A Child

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Do parents have a responsibility to undergo prenatal tests?

Do parents have a responsibility to undergo prenatal tests?

You decide: Prenatal testing varies in its scope. Some simply verifies the health of the pregnant lady or the chance need for some nutritional support. When looking for fetal problems, many parents would want to know if they should deliver in a facility with advanced services to handle a problem kid. Some would want to prepare emotionally for a child with defects or have the opportunity to end the pregnancy. ...Read more

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What changes do parents have to make for raising a child with cf?

What changes do parents have to make for raising a child with cf?

Significant ones: CF is a multisystem disease. Lungs can lose function and be infected without doing the right things. Nutrition and liver function can be affected if your child does not eat well or take his supplements and enzymes. You will need to make sure you are consistent with the care that your child's specialists and doctors recommend. This can lead to better health and less hospitalization for your child. ...Read more

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What hardships would a parent encounter when raising a child with neurofibromatosis?

What hardships would a parent encounter when raising a child with neurofibromatosis?

Unfortunately, many.: Neurofibromatosis (nf) is a progressive, lifelong condition that is associated with growths in the brain, spine, eye area, heart, skin, &/or bone, as well as lung & hearing problems. A child with nf requires regular follow up with a pediatrician and multiple subspecialists to address any complications from these growths. Medication and even surgery can be required, as can educational support. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a parent with paranoid schizophrenia should be raising a child if they are not taking their meds?

Can you tell me if a parent with paranoid schizophrenia should be raising a child if they are not taking their meds?

Depends: In the untreated state schizophrenia could impair an individual's ability to parent their child. However many parents who have been deemed unfit to care for the children don't suffer from schizophrenia. ...Read more

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Should parents have any problems raising a child with sickle cell trait?

Should parents have any problems raising a child with sickle cell trait?

Very unlikely: Most children with sickle trait are asymptomatic except their hemoglobin levels, so called iron count, stay a bit lower than normal. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a child from narcissist/codependent parents to have narcissism?p.s i have no other way to explain and this is urgent ... thank u

Is it possible that a child from narcissist/codependent parents to have narcissism?p.s i have no other way to explain and this is urgent ... thank u

???: I would need significantly more information as I do not understand your question. Regardless, children of any age began to learn from their parents habits. I do not know the age of the child. If you feel the the child is in any danger I highly advise that he/she is taken to the ER or to an urgent care specialist for further evaluation. ...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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How do I cope as a parent of a disabled child?

How do I cope as a parent of a disabled child?

Talk to others: Coping with a disabled (or "differently-abled") child can be difficult if you do it alone. Gather as much information as possible about the disability. Seek assistance through support groups from your local hospital or doctor's office, national organizations or the internet (research the credibility of the website.) talk with friends, counselors, your physician, and clergy for support. ...Read more

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Can a parent choose not to get they child vaccinated?

Can a parent choose not to get they child vaccinated?

Yes, but . . .: This is a free country, so unless there is a major epidemic, people may choose to not get vaccines. However, all children are expected to be vaccinated because they can be harmed or killed by diseases, their diseases can infect other people living next door, the diseases are easily preventable, and since america is an equitable society, all children must share in the minuscule risks of vaccines. ...Read more

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What changes does a parent have to make for a child with cf?

What changes does a parent have to make for a child with cf?

Disease Management: There are a number of factors that need to be considered in raising a child with cf. These decisions also depend on the severity and manifestations of CF in the individual child. It is best to work with your pediatrician and/or pediatric pulmonologist to come up with a plan for how to provide the best preventative care as a team approach. ...Read more

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What effect does having a chronically ill parent have on a child?

What effect does having a chronically ill parent have on a child?

Dealing with stress: Depending on the age and personality of a child, the effects of having a chronically ill parent can be significant. Open communication and support are critical. ?'s need to be answered and efforts made to insure that incorrect assumptions by the child dont unduly affect them. I recommend counseling whenever a child seems to be overwhelmed. Teachers can provide input too. Reassurance important. ...Read more

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Could one parent have the trait and the child inherit the total disease?

Could one parent have the trait and the child inherit the total disease?

What disease?: What disease are we talking about. Some diseases are sex-linked, and so it is possible for a certain sex child (usually the son) to inherit actual disease when just one parent has trait. Other diseases require both parents to be trait carriers to manifest disease in offspring. Need to know what disease you are concerned about... ...Read more

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How can I learn to comfortably share responsibility with my baby's caregiver?

First...: ...When you ascertain that the caregiver is in fact worthy of trust. Second, when you start trusting yourself to still be important to your child even if the caregiver does some things better. ...Read more

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What is the best way to tell a child parent might be coming back from deployment?

DEPLOYMENT: Explain to the child that parent was away for a very important mission and that he is coming home now. Show excitement and pride that he had done something! ...Read more

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How can a parents death affect a young child?

How can a parents death affect a young child?

Many ways: A parents death affects adults too! we are all affected when we lose a loved one. We tend to feel abandoned initially...Good counseling helps a lot to help children adjust and to get questions answered. Really young children often do not remember the parent. The last lecture by randy pausch is a beautiful book and worth reading as he was a dying parent and left his family a wonderful legacy. ...Read more

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When does the parent, and not the child, need therapy?

If problem is parent: Family therapy is usually a good foundaton in issues involving couples and groups. The focus is that the problem is not exclusively with an individual person, rather between persons (interactions between family members). Therapists observes what happens between persons in how they communicate and express their feelings. Problems are assumed circular-created by series of cause and effect. ...Read more

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If a child disappears do police suspect parents first?

Chid diappearance: Not necessarily. Police will first get a detailed history and and if it sounds fishy the parents are a suspect. But you never know with cops. ...Read more