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Childhood-diseases

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Posted by: fay | 2004/09/26

Q.

CHILD EXPOSED TO PHYSICALL AND LISTENING TO ARGUMENTS ,PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL WEEL BEING OF CHILD AS A CONCERN

hi pls can you help me ,my 6 year old is spoiled and gets what eva he want the best of food ,my husband and myself for the las year have being having major marital problems ,i believe my son has overheard alot of these arguments,his personality is agressive and has poor concentration, he recently is really not thriving and has recently los alot of weightand refuses to eat, his teacher at school has reported that he is not perfoming at all at school he is currently seeing a occ therapist who is assisting,i work shifts and my husband is on a 24 hour call out and i shardly at home, however when we are at home we do teh best we can ,please help me as i am really desperate,i also have a 2 year old whos fine and no problems.

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

It is definitely not your child who has the problem. It would have been abnormal for a child of his age to be unaffected by your marital problems. The biggest priority is to sort out your relationship, because treating the child will not be of much help. I am sure the two of you can truly sort it out, for the sake of yourselves and your children.

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Posted by: Concerned | 2004/10/01

I would suggest that you sort out your problems the one way or the other, either decide to work it out and stay together, or split up and go your separate ways. I don't mean to sound harsh, but the child is innocent in all this and deserves a happy home to grow and thrive in. A happy home can have one or two parents, as long as the child feels secure. Please try do do your best and the best for your child, they only have one childhood and it should be a happy one! Good luck!

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