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Doctor insights on: Why Do Adopted Children Turn Against Their Adopted Parents

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How can parental stress be harmful for children?

How can parental stress be harmful for children?

Empathy: Children are very good at following their parents' moods. The worst stressor for a child is a stressed parent; if a parent is calm, children can handle pretty much any situation. ...Read more

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Until when parents are supposed to care about their children?

Until when parents are supposed to care about their children?

Always: You will always care for your children, but they should be able to be independent in most things by age 18-21 depending on the child. ...Read more

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In this economy are parents of 2 or more children really happy?

In this economy are parents of 2 or more children really happy?

Yes: We all have different values in like. Money isn't the most important to a lot of people. And some people plan carefully for their children, and the ability to provide for them. ...Read more

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If parents did drugs in the past will this affect their children?

Maternal drug abuse: Drugs can pass through the placenta and affect the fetus. Depends on what drugs were taken it can cause growth, developmental, neurological and other systemic issues like fetal alcohol syndrome. ...Read more

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How does the mental health of parents affect their children's development?

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 more

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Are children safe on their own if they have a parent who has destructive narcissism?

Are children safe on their own if they have a parent who has destructive narcissism?

I don't understand: Children should not be left alone in any situation. If a parent is unable to provide care for them, another care giver must be found. If the parent is mentally ill, seek help from child protective services. ...Read more

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What happens if a parent had syphilis is it possible for their children to also have it?

What happens if a parent had syphilis is it possible for their children to also have it?

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

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Do children subconsicously mimic the symptoms they see in parents or other close relatives?

Do children subconsicously mimic the symptoms they see in parents or other close relatives?

Yes: Children can absolutely pick up on their parents' symptoms and display them without realizing it. Once you are sure that is the case ( that there is not an organic cause for their symptoms) then a therapist may be helpful. ...Read more

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Should parents push their children in athletics?

Should parents push their children in athletics?

No: Encourage children to be active. Be supportive and positive influence for them. Encourage them to try things but respect their feelings if they choose not to play competitively. ...Read more

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It you have 2 parents with Rh neg blood is it positble for the children to be something else?

It you have 2 parents with Rh neg blood is it positble for the children to be something else?

No: In order to have rh negative blood, you must have 2 rh negative genes - one from each of the parents. With 2 parents who are rh negative, the only possibility is for both to pass an rh negative gene to offspring, making all of the children they make rh negative. There are not any dominant rh positive genes in either parent to make any rh positive kids. ...Read more

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Can a parents allergies be passed on to their children?

Can a parents allergies be passed on to their children?

Not exactly: The ability to react to certain proteins in an allergic way is passed on from parents to their children, but a specific allergy is not. So if a mom is allergic to pollen and the dad is allergic to fire ants, their child may develop allergies but it may be to a food instead. If 1 parent has allergies, the child is 50% likely to develop allergies, but it's a 75% chance if both parents are allergic. ...Read more

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Will parents be held responsable for their obese children?

Will parents be held responsable for their obese children?

To a Degree: Yes to a degree. Parents often give reasons for their child's obesity. "it is genetic" or "they really don't eat much "etc.And that may be correct. But as in poker, one has to play the hand they are dealt.Thus the parent provides the food and is responsible for promoting good nutrition and proper exercise.So yes, for small children. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would my children have vitiligo if both parents have it?

Hi docs, would my children have vitiligo if both parents have it?

Not necessarily: Vitiligo is very rare; only about 1% of the world's population has it. We really don't know what causes vitiligo, but it does appear to be at least partially genetic. 20-30% of patients with vitiligo have a family member with the disorder, but we we don't know enough to predict if a child will get it, even if both parents have it. ...Read more

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How does parenting style affect your childrens health?

How does parenting style affect your childrens health?

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 more

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Can my children get celliac disease if a parent has it ?

Can  my children get celliac disease if a parent has it ?

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

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Can a parent always access the health records of their children?

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

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How many children will be affected if one parent has the disorder?

How many children will be affected if one parent has the disorder?

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 more

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Does childrens have higher IQ than parents?

Does childrens have higher IQ than parents?

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

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Do children get herpes from their own parents?

Do children get herpes from their own parents?

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 more

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