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Why Do Adopted Adult Children Turn Against Their Adopted Parents
Why do some parents want their children to act like an adult when they hit their 30's even if they have a disability like cerebral palsy?
Confusing question: An adult is an adult.The majority cerebral palsy patients have no cognitive impairment that would prevent acquiring adult self monitoring & awareness skills. Those that are mentally impaired need help with these issues but can learn them over time. Why wouldn't a parent want his kid to develop acceptable behavior pattern. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Increased Risk: Incidence of celiac sprue in this country is around 1/130. The niddk has a website for more info, first degree relatives of celiac patients are at much higher risk for developing it. http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/celiac/. ...Read more
Definitely : There is even an organization for it: www.Aacap.Org/aacap/families_and_youth/facts_for... Mental illnesses in parents represent a risk for children in the family. These children have a higher risk for developing mental illnesses than other children. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get over it, move on: There comes a time in all of our lives where the experience of living, its opportunities, the wonderment inspiring nature of the universe, our existence in it, and the potential to love and be loved, take priority over perceived slights of the past. Try exercising intellect over emotion, and learning to exist in the here and now. Age 36 is a good time, waiting till you're on your deathbed is not! ...Read more
Nature/nurture: As children develop they are shaped by two factors, their genetics and their enviornment. The mental health of the parent would impact both. Genetically many mental health disorers are generationally passed on. The stability of a parent greatly affects the child developmentally. Different theories of development identify different levels of impact. Overall, most theories agree childhood is. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Yes: Untreated syphilis can be passed to a newborn at any stage of pregnancy, but is more likely transferred if it is acquired for the first time during pregnancy. It is standard practice for OBs and hospitals to test for this STD during pregnancy or during labor. It can be treated prior to or after delivery with good result for the newborn.Cured parents do not transfer the germ ...Read more
Not right now: Crohn's disease has many genetic components so it is too complicated to say for sure what the risk is that your children will get crohns. However the risk is definitely elevated above the general population--perhaps a 5-10 fold risk above someone else of your same ethnic background. No screening is necessary but if the child has GI complaints they should be checked out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some do. Some don't.: If children always have higher IQ's than their parents, then the human species would have higher and higher IQ's with each generation... which is not what we see in real life. The opposite is also not true: children also do not always have lower IQ's than their parents. ...Read more
Depends: Genital herpes can pass during labor/delivery to a newborn but this often results in severe disease or death. If a kid got genital herpes it would be a finding of sexual abuse. Kids could get a cold sore if the parent passed this by kissing them while shedding the germ. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below:: Parent resource centers provide a health information library focusing on resources devoted to children's health. Many offer a variety of resources, including customized packets of information, books, pamphlets, videos, & online resources. It's your first place to turn to learn about children’s health conditions & community resources, answering questions about hospital services, & support groups. ...Read more
Get the facts: I'm glad this was picked up before you considered becoming parents. If you have the same kind of thal trait (do you both have beta?) and things are otherwise as you say, each pregnancy has a 1/4 chance of thal major; most people very much do not want to bring a child into the world with this. I've read that preimplantation testing is available & hope this is an option. ...Read more
Absolutely: Chilldren learn by modeling the behavior of those around them. Living with parents whom are addicted; this is what they see and know. They see how their parents cope with life, deal with feelings and deal with others, which are all usually dysfunctional in someone with an addiction. There is also a genetic component to addiction as well. These children may take on unhealthy roles, can't be "kids". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: The condition of being allergic is certainly an inherited property. Often, that tendancy is greater in children whose biological mother has allergies. However, specific allergy is generally not thought to be inherited. That is, a parent can be allergic to food, and their children allergic to pollen or insect stings. ...Read more
Certainly: Yes, depression has genetic aspects which are variably expressed. Other important pieces are what you do with your own nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle practices. Plus, depressed parents provide much different emotional interactions with their kids than non-depressed ones do, and this can affect your own moods. Psychotherapy can wake you up, and help you learn healthier ways of being. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Any of us can: Have behavioral issues. While not well understood by genetics experts, if one or both parents are bipolar it is more likely that a child may be as well. If that is the case, family therapy may provide helpful communication skills development for all. Peace and good health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Childrens specialist: The american academy of pediatrics (aap), the american dental association (ada), and the american academy of pediatric dentistry (aapd) recommend establishing a 'dental home' for your child by one year of age. Children who have a dental home are more likely to receive appropriate preventive and routine oral health care. The dental home is intended to provide a place other than the emergency room. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Go authoritative: Authoritative is typically the healthiest parenting style. This parenting style sets limits and provides direction while also remaining flexible and encouraing growth. Permissive, uninvolved, and authoritarian all have some down sides. These styles have been associated with poor eating, low self-esteem, over dependence, substance use and other negative behaviors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Most of time: Until a child is 18 years old, the parent has the right to medical information with a few exceptions as. I work in Texas so you might want to check your states limitations. Pregnant teens are considered adults until they deliver so you may be restricted to information. If you are divorced and weren't awarded medical rights you may be restricted. Consult an attorney if your issues are more complex ...Read more
WHAT DISORDER ?: To get the most out of this information site you need to be follow some basic rules.Within your submission, provide pertinent background information.In this case it would be the name of the disorder. Then ask a clear question, as you have. Since you provided no background, we don't know if your issue is food poisoning, cystic fibrosis, etc. We cannot see your uploads or or prior questions ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes, ...: Yes. In fact, the essence of how you live now has been the way how your ancestors had lived although how we do may somewhat vary to reflect the changing social atmosphere and environment for comfort and control so we can survive, grow, and live on ... So, parents know but somehow the traditional stereotyped notions takes control of their life so they can preserve their traditional parental image. ...Read more
Practice,then preach: The mopst important point is to set a good example by eating prudently and exercising. Exercise, when you can do it with a child, is best. Keep your home free of junk food and sugared beverages. Obesity is not only cosmetic, but poses long term health risks. The likelyhood of a teenager who is obese at 16m is a virtual; lock on obesity for the rest of there lives. Maje sure your weight is ok. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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