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How would you describe "middle child syndrome"?

How would you describe "middle child syndrome"?

Not getting enough a: Middle child syndrome is a child who does not getting enough attention and love because the parents are busy and providing more attention and care to the oldest and the youngest children. My recommendation to the parents is not to have children closer than four years apart. This provides enough age difference between the children to get the best care. ...Read more

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They say I have middle child syndrome, please, what is middle child syndrome?

They say I have middle child syndrome, please, what is middle child syndrome?

Given no attention!: Middle children are stereotypically described to have low self esteem. Their talents are wasted because they tend not to pursue their dreams. They are lonely and jealous of others. They feel empty. Identity crisis is the common. There is also a lack of emotional support. This makes the middle child less confident and envious of others. ...Read more

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Spoiled child syndrome. Is there such a thing?

Spoiled child?....: .... A syndrome? I don't think so. Good parenting includes defining for the child early on ( at age one year) what is and what is not acceptable behaviour consistently and persistently. Parents can effectively do that without resorting to corporal punishment. ...Read more

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How can I help my child with apert syndrome?

How can I help my child with apert syndrome?

See details: Children with Apert syndrome have multi organs problems: craniofacial, hands (fingers web) V shape palate , underbite , hearing and vision impair. Need lots of correctional surgeries but mostly can Intergrated in mainstream society later in life. ...Read more

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How is for a child living with down syndrome?

How is for a child living with down syndrome?

Broad topic: A bit too broad for a 400 character answer. You might explore the official website of the national down syndrome society & check out thir regular stories on this topic. www.ndss.org/my-great-story. ...Read more

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How can you tell a child has mild rett syndrome?

How can you tell a child has mild rett syndrome?

Genetic testing: Rett´s syndrome is a genetic disorder almost always affecting girls. Genetic testing as well as a very detailed exam can give you answers. Typically girls start off with normal development up until about 18 months, sometimes the first symptom is the arms and legs get floppy, and loss of hand movements that are purposeful. It afects the brain, cognition and breathing patterns amongst other things. ...Read more

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I have a child with down syndrome? What do I do?

I have a child with down syndrome? What do I do?

Down's Syndrome: Your pediatrician will be very familiar with this, and will help you. You can also look for a local support group. There is also a national group, as well. http://www.ndss.org ...Read more

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How to cope with aspergers syndrome in your child?

Become an expert: Become the expert on your child and the diagnosis, be very involved in all the therapies and the educational process. You are your child´s best advocate and at the end of the day no one will know him better than you. ...Read more

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What's it like to have a child with apert syndrome?

What's it like to have a child with apert syndrome?

Difficult rewarding: Genetic condition is caused by gene mutation with problems of facial/cranial bone development. The medical problems come from these deformities. A loving, supportive & involved family is correlated with normal outcomes in alpert's people. There r many obstacles- surgeries, sleep apnea, frequent ear/sinus infections. http://children.webmd.com/apert-syndrome-symptoms-treatments-prognosis?page=2. ...Read more

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How can I find out if my child has asperger’s syndrome

How can I find out if my child has asperger’s syndrome

Aspergers: Seek out a licensed psychologist who is familiar with the spectrum. Here is a video on assessment http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7ke5d_115e and here is my take on asperger's. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg1ngp1ngds. ...Read more

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Tips for mentally stimulating a child with down syndrome?

Tips for mentally stimulating a child with down syndrome?

Early Intervention: Programs for infants with DS accelerate attainment of motor, communication, self-help/adaptive & cognitive skills through OT, PT, cognitive, behavioral & Speech/Language Therapy from 0-3, then Early Childhood Special Education beginning at age 3 + individual therapies, if possible. Ask teachers & therapists what skills your child has mastered, what he's ready to do next & how to motivate him. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a child to live with edwards syndrome?

Is it possible for a child  to live with edwards syndrome?

Survival: According to the nih, half the babies born with trisomy 18 do not survive past the first week or so of life. Some children affected have survived in to the teen age years. ...Read more

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Are there ways to prevent having a child with downs syndrome?

Are there ways to prevent having a child with downs syndrome?

Yes: Most often, down's syndrome, or trisomy 21, occurs in women over the age of 35 and increases with age. For people at risk, there are definitive diagnostic tests (cvs and amniocentesis) that can confirm or rule out a chromosomal abnormality. Also, most states offer comprehensive screening tests that inform patients whether they are at increased or decreased risk of carrying a down's syndrome baby. ...Read more

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What are the odds of having another child with rett syndrome?

What are the odds of having another child with rett syndrome?

Very low: 99.5% of the time, there is just one child with rett syndrome in a family. This rare genetic condition occurs almost always in girls. It's caused by a mutation of the mecp2 gene on the x chromosome. The international rett syndrome foundation (http://www.Rettsyndrome.Org/) can be very helpful. ...Read more

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How can you find out for sure if your child has down syndrome?

How can you find out for sure if your child has down syndrome?

Chromosomes: By studying his chromosomes. Babies with down syndrome typically have an extra copy of chromosome 21, that is why it is also called "trisomy 21. ...Read more

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Hi, can you catch Gianotti-Crosti syndrome from another child?

Hi, can you catch Gianotti-Crosti syndrome from another child?

No: we do not know the exact cause but it appears to be a type of hypersensitivity reaction to a viral or bacterial process in the skin. It is not to our knowledge infectious. Hope this answers your question. Dr. R ...Read more

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How do I handle my child's asperger's syndrome on a daily basis?

How do I handle my child's asperger's syndrome on a daily basis?

Support!: Parents of autistic children and adults cope with issues ranging from guilt and frustration to financial issues, isolation, and sheer loneliness. You are not alone - and there are many ways to find support, rest, resources and friends. Check out: autism.About.Com/.../autismandthelaw/autism_legal_and_financial_... ...Read more

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What are the tests needed for down's syndrome of an unborn child?

What are the tests needed for down's syndrome of an unborn child?

Varies some: Many are screened with blood or ultrasound tests that depend on non-specific findings that may suggest it.When screening is suspicious, a more specific test is done. Some older moms elect the specific test first.Chromosome studies of fetal cells obtained by cvs or amniocentesis remain the most specific in confirming or excluding the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are the long-term health effects for a child with patau syndrome?

What are the long-term health effects for a child with patau syndrome?

Confusing question: This syndrome results when an egg with a pair of chromosome 13 (instead of 1) joins with the male's 13 at conception leading to a trisomy 13.This distorts the information in each cell of the body so many complex organs do not form properly (heart,brain defects,etc.).It cannot be fixed.These kids do not live very long. ...Read more