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3answers
205 views

Playing with legos with a toddler around

I need your advice on how to get my 4-year old son to play less with legos (or to play in a more controlled fashion) when his toddler brother is around. Currently my son goes through a period where ...
2
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1answer
67 views

Toddler crying in the early morning

I have a 2 years old toddler who cries constantly in the early morning (typically 2am-4am) for a long period of time (over 1 hour) if not longer. This consistently happens 3-4xs a week! When my ...
2
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1answer
117 views

How can I stop my toddler from playing with electronic appliances?

My kid is always trying to play with the home-theater which under the TV. How can I stop him and how to protect the equipment (is there any cover available to keep children away for touching home-...
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1answer
81 views

How do we determine the right amount of babyproofing? [closed]

We have a young one finally starting into the adventure of mobility. It's very exciting, but we know our house has never been babyproofed. It's going to take some work to get it safe. However, ...
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5answers
10k views

Grey hair on a 14 month old baby

My son is only 14 months old, but we have recently noticed that he has a white hair on his head. Should we worry?
3
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2answers
105 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
380 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
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1answer
116 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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1answer
81 views

ML@H + OPPL = confusion?

I speak Italian while my partner speaks Korean and we speak English between us. The community language is French. We were thinking to raise a tri-lingual child (0-years old now) with a 'One Person One ...
5
votes
1answer
192 views

How to get my teenage son out of the house in the summer?

I'm asking this for someone else, so I can sound smart and/or maybe get him using stackexchange more, I don't have a teenager quite yet I've got a teenage son who has no interest in doing much more ...
5
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3answers
2k views

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 ...
5
votes
7answers
435 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
191 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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4answers
384 views

Dealing with an arrogant child

My sister is about 11 years old. She listens to everyone around her except her family. She believes that we don't care about her. Since my family was extremely busy with jobs, we did not focus on her ...
2
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3answers
3k views

Actual date of conception

When ob-gyn performs US and says "Your pregnancy is of 6 weeks" what does it mean: (1) six weeks since last menses or from actual conception date? The question is related to some interesting story: ...
4
votes
2answers
3k views

Do pregnancy due dates accurately measure maturity (and over maturity)?

Many doctors and midwives have strict restrictions on how far past the due date you can go before they'll induce labor. Some let you go 1 week, others 2 weeks. Many natural birth advocates claim that ...
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1answer
69 views

11 month refuses all types of fluid including breast milk!!!!! Help!

My LO is one in July. He was brilliantly breastfeeding since birth, exclusively. Up until 3weeks ago, he started biting. I said no and pulled away. He would cry and I would eventually give in. He then ...
5
votes
1answer
264 views

Too much computer?

My teenager spends hours and hours on the computer doing "programming" "coding" and other web-design stuff. He spends hours on stackoverflow. How should I be monitoring this behavior and should I be ...
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6answers
683 views

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 ...
0
votes
3answers
167 views

Out of control sibling

I'm a 17 year old student, in their last year of high school and under shared custody of my parents. I have 2 siblings, a 14 year old sister and a 16 year old brother. For nearly my whole life, I've ...
26
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9answers
9k views

I seem to have good talks with my 16 yr old son about his life but then he is texting his friend trashing me?

I caught my son smoking pot a few times and it was a daily deal. He had a real nice big room upstairs in our home that was private so I moved him downstairs closer to my bedroom. I have been ...
16
votes
4answers
18k views

Is walking barefoot bad for my child's health?

I've heard all my life that walking barefoot on a cold floor would make me (when I was a child) more susceptible to catching a cold and things like that. My wife keeps saying that to our child. Is ...
9
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13answers
17k views

Should I force activities on my child?

I am trying to encourage my 5 1/2 year old son to try different activities but he often simply rejects them out of hand before trying them. Recently I saw a groupon for ten Taekwondo lessons. He did ...
26
votes
9answers
23k views

How can I stop my two year old from taking off his diaper in bed?

Recently, my two-year-old son has been taking off his diaper at nap time. It's usually full and dirty and makes a big mess. He has managed to do it while wearing all types of pants (even overalls). ...
5
votes
4answers
309 views

Mother won't let me buy a new car (cultural clash in parent-child relationships)

I am 37 years old male, married with kids (5,3,1). My parents are from the Indian subcontinent but I have lived in the US for most of my life. I have always been very close with my mom, ever after ...
10
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7answers
4k views

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?
2
votes
2answers
84 views

Reading to a colicky infant?

My 4-week-old daughter suffers from extreme gas pain that leaves her spending very few waking hours in a content, attentive state. Our lives for the past month have literally been about near-constant ...
3
votes
3answers
192 views

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 ...
6
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4answers
2k views

Baby takes so long to wind, is there a solution?

Our baby was born prematurely and had to be bottle fed. The nurses joked that she was a 'windy baby' when she was being nursed. Now she's home and nearly six weeks old, she's devouring ample amounts ...
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0answers
189 views

Coping with my son's zoophilia [closed]

I've recently found out that my son was watching zoophilia porn and it's starting to worry me. He's 17 years old and has been interested in animals since he was very young. As far as I know he's never ...
0
votes
1answer
78 views

Examples of good/poor parenting plans in a high conflict divorce situation? [closed]

As a result of a prolonged and highly nasty divorce (not yet finalized), I anticipate ongoing and enduring (post divorce) disputes even after a court battle results in a parenting plan. To help ...
3
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3answers
1k views

Best jigsaw puzzle's size for 5+ year old girl

My five and a half year old daughter was very found of playing with jigsaw puzzle when she was three. Then she dropped that idea completely. So I don't have any "growing" references, for best sizes ...
8
votes
5answers
395 views

Fake driver's license discovered — how to deal with situation?

My daughter leaves her purse in the car, even at night which is really unsafe, even for the city we live in. I wanted to teach her a lesson about the dangers of leaving valuables in a car and ...
6
votes
4answers
263 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
260 views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
310 views

What advice can I give to a teen who wants to tell his dad uncomfortable truths?

My girlfriend's Teenage Boy (TB), 14, wants to talk to his dad about things he doesn't like about him, like smoking in the living room. He came to me for advice. Knowing his dad, who is a very ...
43
votes
18answers
10k views

How can I teach a teenager to plan better and procrastinate less in his studies?

The teenage boy of my girlfriend is starting his first year of senior high school next September. As a gifted teenager, he does not do a lot but still gets good grades -- very good grades actually. ...
5
votes
3answers
3k views

What age should I encourage my kids to start working and earn his/her money?

At what age should I encourage my kids to go out and find a job (be it part-time or full-time) and start to earn some money and have a taste of what working life is like?
3
votes
4answers
1k views

What qualities should one look for when choosing picture books for young children?

Many picture books wind up on children's bookshelves that are only looked at a few times and then they sit there collecting dust - never revisited. Buying books for kids (especially when they aren't ...
3
votes
2answers
6k views

Should a 7 day old be prevented from raising her head on her own?

My 7 day old baby raises her head up and holds it there for about 2 seconds when I try to burp her by placing my hand on her chest and neck, bending her on -45 degree angle and then patting her back. ...
2
votes
4answers
352 views

I want to dropout of HS yet my dad is mad at my decision

I'm a 16 year old teenager growing up in Texas. My dad was (up until now) a really good dad. We used to do stuff together, but that has changed in the last couple of years or so. I don't have a good ...
0
votes
3answers
369 views

Finding out who initiated sexual contact. What needs to be done?

I live with my girl friend and her 5 year old son, and my 7 year old daughter. Recently they were found in the closet suspiciously. Her son had his boxers improperly outside his shorts. So his mom ...
5
votes
4answers
170 views

How a child can tell if his bottom is clean enough?

This is the situation. My 5 1/2 year old is concerned because he does not know if his bottom is clean when he wipes himself after a BM. He knows that sometimes his bottom needs a lot of cleaning and ...
2
votes
3answers
160 views

Answering questions about why words are pronounced/spelled as they are

This question is based on English, but many other languages might have equivalent issues (if, perhaps, less frequent). My almost-five year old is learning to read (has learnt, really), and is a very ...
4
votes
4answers
147 views

What level/type of exercise is safe during pregnancy?

Reading Can Pregnancy Weight Loss Be Good?, I stumble across "We know that exercise in pregnancy is safe for everybody," Artal says. "When we talk exercise, we talk about just walking -- a safe ...
11
votes
8answers
2k views

How should I react when my child is being teased at school?

If I have a child who is consistently made fun of at school, what should I do to help my child learn to cope, ignore, or respond to the situation. What should I do to help prevent the situation from ...
2
votes
2answers
398 views

When should I take my pregnant wife to the hospital for nausea?

My wife is 12 weeks along with our first child and we are very excited to be parents next year. However, since about week 6, she has had quite a few bouts with nausea. We were quite aware that this ...

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