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My daughter (15/f)'s friend (15/f) faked having cancer - our daughter found out via Facebook and is devastated. What do we do?

We're from the UK so things are a bit different from this site. I assume it's mostly aimed at Americans, am I right? Anyway, our daughter Angela (not her real name), who's 15, showed us a Facebook ...
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how to stop my son hitting his playmate?

what will i do when he like to play with other children, but eventually he hits them when he got mad on them? Is that right that i just get him from their play ground and just told him to stay at ...
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How can I prevent my 8-year-old from spending time with his bad friend?

Backstory: My 8 yr old son is a bright, gentle, etc, kid who attends public school. My wife and I have no TV, we disallow violent games (simulated killing is not allowed), we don't have video games, ...
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Told to get something but can't find it; Visual Agnosia? [closed]

Quick disclaimer; I'm not a parent, but I am an adult. Occasionally staying with my parents and my younger siblings means sometimes our parents will tell us to go fetch something. Get this ...
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Why does my 3 year old keep acting like a baby, and should I try to actively stop it?

My daughter is 3 but often (and we are sure, concisely) acts like a baby, making gurgling whining noises, crawling about etc. Apart from being very irritating sounds from a three year old we don't ...
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How to encourage a child to speak truth about the wrong deeds she has done?

I have a close relationship with my 3 year old child. This means that since I have told her that I hate lies and love truth so she should speak the truth with her parents at least all the time, she ...
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Acting up for Daddy

My partners 4 year old daughter lives with us. I look after her more than my partner. She is generally well behaved, polite little girl and we have lots of fun. As soon as Daddy comes home she turns ...
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My girlfriend's children are the worst acting children I have ever met

I have been with someone for almost a year now and her children have steadily been getting worse. She has three boys and their father is hit and miss in their lives. The oldest who is 9 lies ...
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How do I get my child to stop picking his nose?

My son picks his nose and, yes, eats it. How can I get this to stop?
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Kids are yelling over the fence

My kids and the neighbor's kid are all in the same kindergarten group. Despite having plenty of interaction there, they seek even more contact. That's not bad in itself, of course, but it's annoying ...
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Purposely walking slowly to/from preschool?

Every morning before going to work, I walk our 4 years old son to the preschool located 15 minutes from home ; and his little brother too (in a stroller). Every evening after work, my wife walks them ...
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My son is discouraged

I have a 10-yr-old son. He's a fifth grader right now and I have been really worried about his attitude toward homework and everything that has to do with studying. He constantly calls himself stupid ...
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5 Year Old Social Difficulty

My 5 year old is in Kindergarten. I work at home and I pick him up from the bus stop every day. Everyday, the first thing out of his mouth after school is, "Can I have a play date with so and so (...
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Is it common for a 3 month old baby to drool and suck their fingers?

My son has just turned 3 months old. Recently I have observed him drooling and sucking his fingers. He usually drools more after feeding and sucks his fingers almost all the time. Is this common ...
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18 month baby pretends he does not understand what parents say

I have 2 boys: 18 months et 3 year old. It seems that the youngest is growing up slower that the eldest one. For instance, he doesn't talk yet, he walked late in comparison with his brother, same for ...
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My 4 month old daughter has started grunting constantly. Why? [closed]

My 4 month old daughter has, over the last week or so, started grunting and straining at odd times. At first it was every couple of hours, almost like she needed to pass wind or solids. But now it's ...
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How do you feed a picky eater?

Dinner with my 5-year-old is an ordeal. I do not want to cook separate meals. How do I stop the fighting at dinner and get them to eat?
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Why does my baby grind her face into my shoulder?

During episodes of fussiness, my 6-week-old daughter has started grinding her face into my chest or shoulder. She shakes vigorously from side to side like she's trying to burrow out the other side. ...
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My daughter is having sex with her cousin

I walked in on my 14 year old daughter is having sex with her 14 year old cousin. It happened in my sister's house in her double bed. I wasn't sure on how I should react but I told my sister and she ...
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Fraternal twins “competition” issue

we have fraternal twins (4 yo), and have following issue, ever since they were born one was the "bigger" one, a simply put, he's (currently) better at almost everything than his brother (be it reading,...
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Why is my one month old kicking, grunting and eventually crying when I hold her?

My 1 month old daughter has starting something I am trying to understand. While I am holding her, either in a blanket or not, she will start grunting and kicking her legs. Crying usually starts soon ...
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my five year old is having behavioral problems at school! [duplicate]

My son is five, he will be six in August. It's been a rollercoaster ride since he's been two. He's been in speech therapy since the age two, by three he was still not talking clear. I moved ...
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Why is my daughter pulling at her ear when she is eating?

I've read that this can happen during teething, and she is now 4 months. Thing is, she doesn't have any teeth and isn't really showing the signs in full force yet. She's not in any discomfort than I ...
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How do I get my 4yo to stop repeating himself all the time, and to respect a quiet time?

My 4 yo has been showing a rather annoying and obsessive behavior for the past 6 months or so, in that: he repeats himself all the time, and won't take no for an answer in some circumstances. ...
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Child afraid from diving head into water

My child has a phobia when diving his head down the water. Is there any entertainment exercise we can do or any other suggestions?
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Why is my daughter shouting so much?

My ten months old daughter has been in a little nursery for a couple of months now. There, she has begun to act more wildly. It is something we expected and we like her getting in touch with other ...
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How Should I React to an Indecisive Toddler?

I'm looking for anyone who might have had experience with an indecisive toddler. It happens mostly when tired but I'll ask him if he wants something and he will say no. Then when I go to put it away ...
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5 year old grandchild that is misbehaving at school, at home and in public [duplicate]

My grand daughter is 5 years old. She is having trouble in school. She only wants to do the class work that she likes for example, art. She refuses to do her other work. She throws a tantrum at ...
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where can i get help for my13 year old daughter whos tantrums get physical?

I have a 13 year old daughter. She has had a tantrum tonight after her and her sister got in a little argument. My 13year old daughter got to the point where she got physical with my other daughter. ...
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Should I worry About My 10yo Nephew's Interest in Violence?

I have a 10yo nephew who is obsessed with violence. It's all he talks about. He asks me and my father things like; If I had a gun and you had a knife, could you kill me? If I start doing ...
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Is it considered harmful in the longer run to frighten the child so that he behaves the way we want?

Not sure if there is a cultural difference. In our family it is considered normal to frighten the child so that he behaves the way we want. Example- Parent: Eat that quickly or the God will punish ...
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teenage child with severe daily temper tantrums and whining

My 13 year old daughter has severe and daily outbursts - sometimes as many as 10 a day - from time she gets up till time she goes to bed. This has been going on since she was of walking and talking ...
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My 2 month old daughter is trying to stand; can this be harmful?

This is about my second daughter, who is now 2 months old and happily smiling at me ^_^ An awful lot has happened with my 1st daughter since she was born...I've forgotten quite a bit about the ages ...
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Why do toddler boys love trains and cars so much?

My two-year-old loves trains. He really loves trains, especially steam engines, like Thomas. Many other parents have said that their boys love (or loved) trains, and I can remember being enamoured ...
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Why won't our infant stop crying when in the car seat?

We have a 2-month-old baby that will start crying as soon as we put her in the car seat and absolutely will not stop until she is out of it. She could be fed and asleep with a new diaper before the ...
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2 year old little girl throws 30 min tantrums several times per day

My two year old little girl throws extremely bad tantrums that last at least 30 minutes. They happen about 1-3 times a day. Is this normal? She's pulling her hair, throwing things, hitting, kicking, ...
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child unable to do anything alone

our 5 yr old grandchild cannot tolerate being alone when at home. Even if someone is in the next room, she has to go there. She needs someone to read and stay with her while she goes to sleep. Can't ...
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Why does my daughter smile and start to laugh at me when I am noticeably really angry at her?

My daughter is 11 years old and has been diagnosed with high functioning austism along with sensory processing disorder. I am a single father and have raised her alone since she was two years old. We ...
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teens nagging at each others

The kids of my GF, 14 and 11 respectively, have that annoying tendancy to nag at each other when night time is coming. Teen girl likes to pout and teenage boy thinks himself as some kind of prima ...
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Being a Step-mom to a troubled (or hurt) 5 year old

A Bit About Myself I am in my late 20's, and I am a fairly-new-mom. I have been married to my daughter's father for about a year now, but I have been around kids my entire life. I have always had ...
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8 year old son, misbehaving at school. help!

My son is 8 years old and in second grade. As the school year progresses, his attitude and behavior is declining rapidly. It started out that he was a class clown, always talking and making jokes. ...
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How can I help my child to stay still?

My 3 year old son is generally very well behaved and plays well with others. However, he just wont sit still when we need him to. He is good at staying still when he is focused on something, but as ...
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Help needed regarding step daughter and my partner!

This is the first time I've used a forum like this so I'm sorry if I waffle too much! I've been with my other half for nearly 4 years and have been known to his daughter (now 8yo) for a little ...
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When should I allow a child to swear?

Disclaimer: I do not have kids of my own yet, so this is more of a curiosity question. I'd met some kids via online gaming who were ages 13 or so, and swearing quite skillfully. I think in ...
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How to handle a 11y/o son who act like a girl?

I have an 11 y/o son who is showing a tendency towards becoming gay. People have seen him walking like a girl but I haven't. I'm thinking that they are just judgmental. On his computer games he ...
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How to stop my 8 year old son from doubting and/or speaking against the existence of God? [closed]

I am a Muslim, and so is my husband. Our 8 year old son is refusing to learn how to offer namaz and does not offer prayers either, and in his school, he has been slapped and beaten by teachers for ...
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Why are parents so concerned about profanity around their children?

I've spent some time around parents of children in the 2months to 6 years range. And both were quite diligent about having me watch what I said, in particular around profanity. Why the concern? For ...
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Do most 2-3-year-old toddlers deliberately disobey?

We have two daughters, 2 and 3 years old, 13 months apart. Our oldest has over the past several months taken to the "I'd rather do precisely the opposite of what you just asked me to do" mindset. ...
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Teenage son talks to self

My son talks to himself, often in the shower, and stops when I'm aware of it. He is 17, and in a demanding program in college. He is elite, he is on the rowing team and the debate club. He doesn't ...
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Is it possible to spoil a child, but still teach them not to behave spoiled?

My 9-year-old stepson has terrible tantrums. I was abused as a child and used to act out as a result. Teachers and other adults were very hostile to me and failed to recognize my cries for help. So ...