During pregnancy the unborn child is affected by many decisions his or her parents make, particularly choices linked to their lifestyle. The health and diet decisions of the mother can have either a positive or negative impact on the child during prenatal parenting. In addition to physical management of the pregnancy, medical knowledge of your physician, hospital, and birthing options are important. Here are some key items of advice:
Parents, published by Meredith Corporation, is an American mass circulation monthly magazine that features scientific information on child development geared to help parents in raising their children. It was first published in October 1926 and soon was selling 100,000 copies a month.
Maybe someday you will need to care for your aging parents. Maybe that day has come and now its time to accept the role reversal. Keep in mind the frustrations that your parents are going through before you jump in with both feet to help them. As a health care professional, I truly appreciate getting all the history and data of your aging parents; it really doesnt matter who I get the information from. But, if I ever bump into you and your senior parent, please let him/her speak first. Its all about them anyway.
“Parents looks like the work of bright, well intentioned people who’ve seen a lot of vacuous, predictable horror movies and become convinced that they could make a vacuous, predictable horror movie, too-with a sociological point.”
Similarly, in In re Marriage of Epperson, a Montana court granted the less religious father sole legal custody of his children instead of the homeschooling mother. The court mocked the religion of the parents, who belonged to the Tridentine Catholic order, an offshoot of Roman Catholicism. The judge described them as isolated religious fundamentalists, and said their off beat religion had some screwball aspects. The judge commended the father for being less inflexible in his religion, while denouncing the mother for being more interested in indoctrination than education.
Parent-offspring conflict describes the evolutionary conflict arising from differences in optimal fitness of parents and their offspring. While parents tend to maximize the number of offspring, the offspring can increase their fitness by getting a greater share of parental investment often by competing with their siblings. The theory was proposed by Robert Trivers in 1974 and extends the more general selfish gene theory and has been used to explain many observed biological phenomena. For example, in some bird species, although parents often lay two eggs and attempt to raise two or more young, the strongest fledgling takes a greater share of the food brought by parents and will often kill the weaker sibling, an act known as siblicide.
But of course, as single parents you have some considerations that you need to put into mind. There are some unique concerns that you need to address or some things that you need to put into mind. The thing is, your kids would play a significa …
It is rare for children to cope with their single parents being in a new relationship. You’d need to assure them that your love, care, and commitment to them would not change, even with your new, serious partner being in th …
Dynamics in families are often, if not always complicated. Elder parents, while seeming frail and helpless and also quite sweet and cuddly, can be altogether different when they are with their kids. While I see a good proportion of disinterested adult children, what I mostly see is families torn apart by denial, anger and a lot of hurt feelings. Parents know where all of their kids button are, and, as they get older, like to push them more often. Sometimes, for seniors, its just plain fun to be in the middle of family drama! Sometimes they are in denial that they need help or have some dementia. Sometimes, it is because there are unresolved hurts and resentments that suddenly surface in this new crisis.