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How can I explain to my son why sunlight will hurt his eyes?

My 30 month old son asked me why people's eyes will hurt if one stares at Mr Sun. I told him the sun shoots sunlight, which is not visible and not touchable. But it exists and is made of atoms just ...
6
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3answers
92 views

How to deal with jealous and stubborn twin girls?

I have 19mo old twin girls. Recently we have been noticing a change in their behavior to each other. They are jealous to each other about getting our attention. Whenever we are near, they fight with ...
0
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2answers
42 views

Securing a 70 lbs punching bag safely around a toddler?

I have an Everlast 70 lbs heavy punching bag that I'd like to hang from an Everlast Heavy Bag Stand; it seems pretty secure to me, I'm thinking that if I use the correct Carabiner and maybe replace ...
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2answers
67 views

When does an infanthood end and toddlerhood begin?

We have a 6 month old little boy. His baby mattress has a side that's firm (for infants) and a side that is soft (for toddlers.) He's about 19 lbs (last time weighed) and I am wondering when should ...
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0answers
20 views

Should I let my 11 year old girl babysit [on hold]

My 11 year old girl wants to babysit but II'm not sure if she's old enough
3
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1answer
161 views

My 6year old daughter is hitting and talking back!

I try my best I don't believe in violence I have a system of a calender I use with the letter p on it for when she misbehaves in school. I take away her favorite toy for a day for each bad thing she ...
10
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10answers
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How can I keep a 14 month old busy at some activity for longer than 3 minutes

Our boy loses interest in any activity - playing with toys /playing with us/mock singing/you-name-it very soon The only exception is watching TV (which can go on for 30 minutes uninterrupted) and he ...
6
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1answer
90 views

How can parents prevent middle child syndrome?

A child can develop Middle Child Syndrome when feeling left out by the family. It can easily be caused by parents being too involved with the older and younger siblings and not making enough time with ...
6
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5answers
934 views

Why does my wife say our son is so cute that she wants to eat him?

My wife has said many times that our son is so cute and adorable that she wants to gobble him up. Why do mothers sometimes feel an urge to bite (or tightly hug) their children?
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2answers
27 views

Why does my infant occasionally regurgitate breast milk

Its always many hours after feeding- he is burped. He has always done it but not every day and mostly just a little and he is 5 months old. Sometimes its a lot of volume. Is he losing nutrition or ...
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1answer
63 views

How to study with a small child?

I'm pretty sure the answer is in a word: daycare, but I just thought I'd check if there was another way. Daycare is probably what we are going to go with; but I thought I'd just check my other ...
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4answers
4k views

1 year old baby won't eat in day, drinks milk all night

My baby boy is almost a year old and most of the time doesn't want to eat his food. He occasionally has a good meal but most of the time just messes around, throwing food on the floor, spitting out ...
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0answers
69 views

How can an only child be prevented from becoming less trusting, less trustworthy, less optimistic, less conscientious, and more prone to neuroticism? [on hold]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Only_child The paper concludes that "those who grew up as only children as a consequence of the (one-child) policy (in China) are found to be less trusting, less ...
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1answer
95 views

How do I get my 4 month old to nap longer than 15 mins

I can't seem to get my 4 month old boy to settle in his cot for naps. I have had to feed him to sleep, hold him for a while and then transistion him to his cot - in which he would just wake up 15 mins ...
0
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2answers
72 views

How often should rules be reminded?

Usually all of us set up some rules (house rules, behavior rules, safety rules, ...) that we desire that our children follow. When and how often should we remind the rules? More specifically I saw ...
2
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1answer
122 views

14-month year old takes dinner in bath only

Unfortunately we have gotten into the habit of feeding dinner to our 14-month old mostly in the bath. It started around the time he turned one, at first as a means to get him to eat at all when he was ...
10
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4answers
916 views

How to teach a child a foreign language at home when both parents aren't native speakers of a different language?

Kid's age is currently 6 months. Country: India I can write English well but am not fluent when it comes to speaking. I don;t have any native English speakers around me. What are my other options of ...
11
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1answer
596 views

Everything my 4 year old son draws is abstract. Is this a problem?

My son does a reasonable amount of painting, drawing etc. although his main love is sport. However everything he produces is abstract. It's always patches of different colour. His technique has ...
6
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5answers
2k views

How to encourage a 2 year old toddler to complete colouring a sketch?

The baby is 2 years 3 months old. She is utterly interested in drawing. She has now been put in a playschool where I was told that she will be given homework regarding colouring pictures. I have ...
0
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0answers
35 views

Does anybody know how to choose a juicer? [on hold]

I'm looking for a juicer. To be honest, cooking is not my hobby and I hate cooking! As I understood, this appliance will save my time o kitchen. Can you, please, recommend where I can find some useful ...
3
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1answer
169 views

Should I be concerned that my 2 year-old cannot pronounce sounds like “vee” and “fee”?

Our first child had no problems speaking quite clearly. However, our second child who is 2 years old has trouble pronouncing sounds like "vee" and "fee". For example, "vessel" becomes "bessel" and ...
2
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3answers
2k views

My daugher has Nightmares but can't remember them

My five year old daughter is having nightmares, but she cannot remember them. When we ask what they were about (both at the time she wakes us up or the next day) she says she can't remember then tells ...
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3answers
447 views

15 month old waking in the night, screaming and hysterical

My 15 month old has suddenly started waking at night crying. We go into her room to try to comfort her, and sometimes bring her into bed with us, but our presence seems to make things worse. Sometimes ...
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3answers
51 views

my 7 years old boy doesn't have focus

I have second-grade boy. He doing his homework correctly at home, but makes mistakes in class. For example, he wrote all of his spelling words correctly at home but in school on his exam, he had ...
32
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19answers
24k views

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 ...
0
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2answers
35 views

Good shower gel and shampoo for children to use

I've had a look not just on here, but Google too, and there's nothing in particular recommending any shower gel or shampoo for younger children. Can most children just use adult shower products? Or ...
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1answer
497 views

How to know after how much time will the toddler be x inches tall?

The child is currently 2 feet 11 inches tall. I want to buy a balance bike for her which says the maximum inner leg length of the kid should be 18 inches. Her current inner leg length is 14 inches. ...
4
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2answers
93 views

How can parents teach more than two languages to their child without confusing him?

My wife and I both grew up bilingual. For her it was Russian and Ukrainan, for me German and Italian. We live in a German-speaking country and we speak German to each other. When our child was born 8 ...
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0answers
115 views

Legality of pulling kids from class to do work for school [on hold]

I used to be a Systems Administrator for a public school, which was horribly understaffed in the IT department. I've since moved up and on, and even though they hired a replacement, the replacement ...
2
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1answer
117 views

My son doesn't want to play with a boisterous neighbour. What do I say and do?

We have neighbours who have a son and daughter a similar age to my son and daughter. The daughters get on well but my son finds the boisterous boy too much. I would like to be able to tell the ...
7
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1answer
167 views

How can I help the Bitten?

In her creche, my daughter (2) got severely bitten by three different children now with a couple of months between each incident-cluster. The first biter moved to a different creche soon after, the ...
6
votes
4answers
211 views

PC mouse and lefty

Personally I would prefer that my lefty son would use PC mouse with his right hand. Is it worth a try or let him use his main left hand and prepare for infinitely changing of mouse button assignments? ...
7
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4answers
22k views

When do baby's gas pains usually go away?

My daughter is suffering from gas pains. We have taken steps to reduce them, which were moderately successfull. Still, I'd like to know when will baby's gas pains go away? When will the baby stop ...
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8answers
4k views

Raising a bilingual child when one parent knows both languages while the other doesn't

I am in the USA, originally from India, and my wife is American. My native language is Hindi. My wife knows only a little bit of Hindi. It hasn't been a problem because we usually talk in English ...
9
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2answers
182 views

Will teaching American Sign Language provide the same developmental benefits as a bilingual household?

It has become well documented that raising a child in a bilingual environment has numerous developmental benefits. These seem to largely center on increased vocabulary and situational awareness. ...
3
votes
4answers
265 views

How old should a child be to start creative writing?

My daughter is 6 years old and she loves to tell stories. However, she finds writing to be tedious. She does practice writing each letter and she can write words. What I am most interested in, is ...
3
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3answers
203 views

16 month old doesnt talk

My 16 month old doesnt say any words though he babbles a lot. he recently started repeating mummy when I say it. he responds to his name (though sometimes he totally ignores me) He follows 2 commands ...
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4answers
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What are possible risks to a child's health from having an indoor cat?

My children are aged 14 months and 3 years. What are possible risks to their health from having an indoor cat? I had many cats when I was a child but they lived in the garden - they came inside from ...
18
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9answers
1k views

Which breeds of dog are safe to have around a toddler?

Which breeds of dog are safe to have around when raising a small child?
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0answers
39 views

Is there an evidence-based study regarding the long-term psychological effects of spanking? [duplicate]

Any answers to this question I would hope would cite at least one reputable source; I'm really not looking for 40 opinions. As a nonspanker, I'm frequently surprised this is still in practice around ...
8
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7answers
22k views

Does skipping crawling stage affect your child brain development?

My son is almost 9 month old right now, but he still cannot crawl. All he can do is creeping when he want to get anythings in front of him. It seems that he will skip his crawling stage. Or maybe I'm ...
17
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5answers
8k views

How can a young child be taught not to bully?

How can an 18 month old be taught that bullying is not ok? He seems to like causing the trouble it brings upon him, and bullying, mean acts also seem to please him. He likes to sit on his younger ...
2
votes
3answers
188 views

Baby choke when drinking too fast

My new born is too fast in drinking milk from breast and even feeder. The nipple size of feeder is 1, don't know if they make 0. What should I do? He chokes a lot and scares me. He is 2 weeks old.
3
votes
2answers
906 views

How to help an 8 year old with short attention span and obsessive character?

I need some advice on how to motivate my 8 year old daughter to pay attention more at school and achieve higher grades. She seems to have a short attention span and seems more interested in break ...
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0answers
95 views

how to deal with my sister

I have a sister 8 years younger than me (18) years old. My Mom and I have always tried to do the best for her, and support her, however she is really rude to all my family members. She doesn't respect ...
7
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0answers
70 views

Best way to manage Lego blocks [migrated]

Maybe my question is not suitable for this forum, but I figure this is the place where people have the most experience, so, here goes. My 4 year old son loves to play with Lego and we encourage him. ...
0
votes
2answers
121 views

When does a child start showing jealousy?

At what age is it normal for a child to begin showing signs of jealousy of other children? I ask because my 13-month-old God daughter seemed like she was a little resentful of another child who was ...
5
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3answers
135 views

Teaching 12 months old how to fall asleep in her crib without hours of rocking, nursing, etc

We're having trouble getting our 1 year old to fall asleep at night. She fusses and cries, and we have to work with her (rocking, singing, breastfeeding etc) for at least 1-2 hours, sometimes longer. ...
0
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0answers
39 views

Hormones of a 5 year old girl [closed]

What kind of hormonal changes do 5 year old girls experience? Has anyone got a chance to experience any changes in behavior?
6
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1answer
1k views

6 year old is acting out with family

My 6 year old son acts out: yells, throws, hits, makes faces, talks disrepectfully to my husband and I and his 4 year old sister (who he hits often). We have talked so many times, disciplined, taken ...

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