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At what age can children prepare their own meals?

At what age can children be left to fend for themselves as far as breakfast, lunch, and dinner?
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Toddler requires Mom or Dad to stay in the room to fall asleep

My toddler refuses to go to sleep without my wife or myself sitting or lying next to his bed. Background - My son is about 2.5 years old. His birthday is in October. He has been sleeping in a toddler ...
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My 8 year old has selective mutism

My 8 year old has selective mutism. She is very talkative at home but when it comes to school she will not say a word. She went the whole school year without her teacher hearing her voice. When i go ...
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1answer
28 views

How to potty train a reluctant 3 yr old who's language delayed

My son is now grown out of the largest sized diaper and still can't communicate verbally. I bought a child potty and encourage him to go potty but he cannot make a connection and so continues to go ...
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1answer
90 views

WIC - Why aren't all jars of baby food WIC approved?

I went to buy my son's (9 months) WIC baby food jars today. Only some were WIC approved despite they were all the same stage (3), price (.97), and brand (Beechnut). The only difference between them ...
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4answers
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At What age does a child generally recognize their shadow is their shadow and will do what they do?

This question was inspired by At What age does a baby recognize themself in a mirror? and the memory it brought up for me of the day we were on a family "hike" at a local botanical garden and my ...
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How can I monitor my kid's cellphone usage / text messages?

I've heard other parents say that they've monitored their kids access via services available from their phone provider; this this true? As for the internet stuff I believe I've already got that ...
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3answers
117 views

How to discuss with my kids returning to dating

My situation is perhaps a bit unusual for a single parent: my wife passed away three years ago. My kids, six and eight, have clung to me since. When I approached the topic about six months ago, they ...
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3answers
272 views

23 month old twins disturbing each other at bed time

We have 23 month old twin boys (I'll call them C&D) whom we have about 2 months ago transitioned away from a crib by taking away one side and creating an enclosure of sort (about 12 x 12 feet) ...
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7answers
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How can I get my 12-month baby to sleep in her bed?

My 12-month baby doesn't want to fall asleep in her own bed. We could do it in her rocking cot, but now it's too small, and currently we get her to sleep outside of bed, but every time she wakes up ...
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3answers
92 views

Starting new feeding/sleep schedule for 6 month old

My 6 month old grandson has no feeding/ sleep schedule. he was born 3 weeks early. 5 lbs. My daughter in law , Liz is breastfeeding. The Dr. told her to feed as often as possible to get his weight ...
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1answer
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Seven month baby won't sleep or nap for short period

My little one, has been very much disturbing lately as i work from home and my mrs is house wife. We recently shifted to our own place and bought my baby a lot of toys (although he had many before), ...
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0answers
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5 year old. Still needs us to fall asleep

We never successfully got our child to fall asleep on their own. We would always have to be in the room. Now she's five and still needs us in the room. We need to either hold her hand or run her back. ...
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1answer
49 views

What diapers are septic safe?

I have a 6-month-old. In 2 weeks I'm moving to a new house. The only problem is, the new house has a septic tank and I can't seem to find diapers that say septic-safe. Does anyone know what brand that ...
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10answers
27k views

Is there a puddle jumper equivalent for 20lb babies?

Our 3-year-old 30 lb child is doing very well in a puddle jumper which is designed for children from 30 to 50 lbs. We have a 20lb 1-year-old and we are trying to look for something equivalent for that ...
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8answers
42k views

How do I stop my 3yr old from wetting the bed at night?

My daughter is potty trained during the day and is currently sleeps with pull-up. For the past few nights she has been peeing so much that she wets her bed. We have tried to restrict her liquid intake ...
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15answers
13k views

How should a stepfather respond to “You are not my Father!”?

So the situation is that I'm not the real father of my son. I call him my son since I love him very much, but he is my girlfriend's son from her previous relationship. I'm afraid though... He does ...
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4answers
1k views

Discipline for a 3 and 5 year old

I am a step-mother to two children. They obviously come from a split family. This past year that the Father and I have been together, and court proceedings for custody continue, we have noticed huge ...
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1answer
3k views

My 4 year old likes to hump my 15 year old brother's leg

I'm a 24 year old mom and my 4 year old son likes to hump my 15 year old brother's legs. When my brother is sleeping my son will go into his room and start to hump his legs. I don't think this is ...
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1answer
145 views

My 2 Yr Old Son Won't Sleep

I have a 2 yr old son who wont sleep more then 2 hrs a night. I've done the CIO (cry it out) which only means he gets up and goes into my bedroom and wakes me up, Bath time before bed, reading before ...
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3answers
911 views

How do I make my son listen to my discipline, not my mother-in-law?

I have a 6 year old and was a single mum for 4 years. I raised him and disciplined him to the point where he is very very sociable and everybody thinks he is one of the most well behaved boys they ...
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1answer
110 views

Why is my child so scared?

My 5 year old will not go into a room alone by herself... She won't go to the bathroom alone or even play in the next room alone... She freaks out if you leave the room.... It's so bad she will follow ...
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2answers
167 views

How do we get our daughter to tell us the real reason?

We have a 2,5 year old daughter. When I attempt to do something for her (be it warming her milk, changing her clothes or picking her up from the highchairs), most of the time she says "Don't do it. I ...
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0answers
29 views

How do i stop my 5yr old repeating herself and is she fine?

she says," I want, I want , I want to drink water". Or "I don't I don't I don't want to go". When she is angry or chatting to her dolls, she does not repeat herself. Apart from that she is fine and ...
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15answers
104k views

How can I safely keep a pacifier in an infant's mouth?

Sometimes the only thing that will keep a 2 month old baby happy is a pacifier, but at that age, baby is too young to retrieve the pacifier after it falls out. It helps to tuck the pacifier under ...
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3answers
3k views

How to help a child overcome fear of heights

What are the best approaches to help an older preschooler (~5-6YO age) overcome fear of heights, like going on very high slides/monkey bars/other playground equipment?
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3answers
108 views

Getting used to Stomach Sleeping

My daughter is going to be 5 months. She has recently started to turn herself over onto her side and that is how she likes to sleep. She then in her sleep rolls onto her stomach and sleeps on her ...
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0answers
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sleeping schedule of 2year baby is messed [duplicate]

my 2 year old baby's sleeping scheduled has mismanaged from 1 month. he sleeps the whole day (i.e. in morning 8am to 4 pm) then sleeps at 9 or 10 pm but wakes up after 1 or 2 hours and then dont sleep ...
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3answers
330 views

not settled in school

I have a 6 year old Godson, we live in the Caribbean, and he's in Grade 2. He spends more time talking, playing and sometime just sitting in his class not doing anything his teacher says to do. We ...
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8answers
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How can I stop my 5 year's violent tantrums?

I am a single mom to a very good 5 year old little boy...90% of the time. About once a week...give or take he has a meltdown and becomes violent (hitting, scratching, biting, throwing things, etc). I ...
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0answers
90 views

My dad doesn't let me to stay up after midnight [closed]

I'm a 17 years old software developer, currently living with my parents in Iran. As you might know, sometimes a developer needs to stay up after midnight for 3 or 4 hours or maybe until morning. ...
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4answers
70k views

What light colors will help calming down before bedtime?

I just bought a color led strip (like similar to this one) and installed it so that the ceiling can be lit with any color. We're making experiments on which color would have better effects on calming ...
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6answers
69k views

When should an infant stop sucking on her hands?

My little girl about 3 months old and she already mouths quite frequently on her hands. Should we try to discourage this behavior now (by pulling her hand away when we find her doing it), or wait ...
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1answer
83 views

Colic has worsened while traveling

We have a 4.5mo old and have taken her on her first "family vacation." We're on day six of a 14 day trip involving about 5hrs of airplane travel (which she handled very well) but she has has awful ...
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0answers
130 views

How common is spanking a middle schooler in the US? [closed]

I learned recently that my fiancé's sister does this. He told me that it is, while not especially common anymore, still at least not rare in America and acceptable to a significant percentage of the ...
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0answers
36 views

What are the best spanish baby names with meanings? [closed]

We are blessed with the twins babies . Please suggest us some Spanish names for our new born.
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3answers
118 views

Encouraging good homework habits at preschool age

Our 4 year old daughter's preschool gives out little homework books to help the kids start to learn letters and numbers on their own time. They work in these books weekly at school, but participation ...
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3answers
10k views

At what age should a child be able to count to 10?

My daughter currently can and she is 21 months old. What is an typical age for this milestone?
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5answers
35k views

Getting a kid to tell you Before they go to the bathroom

we have a 2 year old and we've been trying to do some potty training. She is very interested in using the potty and likes underwear. She also is very aware of when she goes. She'll tell us right after ...
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1answer
128 views

3 year old cries when the teacher raise her voice

My 3 year old daughter cries every time her teacher raise her voice.For instance, during art subject when the teacher saw her using red color instead black and told her "No, Jesse please use black"....
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votes
4answers
192 views

Kid reading too fast

My kid is reading multiple books a day (He is home for summer holidays for now). I gather it is a good, but I doubt that he reads every word & line while reading. Should I worry that this will ...
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votes
2answers
320 views

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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2answers
104 views

teenage withdrawel into Ipod

We live an hour away from my daughter's school. She takes a train to get to school. Last year( our 1st year here) she made friendships at school but wasn't invited to anyone's home. Nobody called her.(...
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5answers
5k views

Toddler really likes construction vehicles

My toddler really likes to play with his construction vehicles; every time we see a construction vehicle along the road, he shouts, "Back Hoe!", "Cement Mixer!", "Bulldozer!" He likes cars but when ...
3
votes
2answers
114 views

When I start baby cereal, should I pump extra milk?

I'm sending bottles of pumped milk to daycare for my 5-month old. When we start her on solids, do I send extra milk to mix into her cereal, or do I keep sending the same amount of milk, some of which ...
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3answers
9k views

When should parents stop changing clothes in front of children?

Baby is 2 years 2 months old. What will happen if we don't stop and at what age should we stop? Why? From: What to expect- The toddler years. Even if a child doesn't show any such interest, ...
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3answers
146 views

Should we let our toddler cry herself to sleep when she asks for night feeding?

Our daughter just turned 2 and it has been since 8 months since she has been weaned off breast milk. She now drinks whole milk. On some nights she sleeps through the night but on some nights she wakes ...
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votes
3answers
427 views

My 6 years old boy behavior is terrible at school and home

My 6 year old son breaks everything can can put his hands on, talks back to me, and bothers his sister and brother all the time. He can't stay focused in school and will be left behind this year, ...
0
votes
1answer
148 views

2.5 year old afraid of other kids

My daughter has been going to daycare, 3 days a week, for a year now, but she is afraid of other kids. We are told she doesn't interact much with other kids, as she prefers the company of the adults ...
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votes
8answers
5k views

How do you manage free time when you have kids?

My problem is I have almost zero free time. I have two young kids 3 and 2 when they where young my wife didn't want to let them fall asleep by themselves so now I take the 2 year old and my wife ...

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