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What can I do about 3 year old holding in pee all the time?

I have taken away pull ups/diapers during the day for my 3 year old. Since then, he has gone on the toilet a few times, but usually he will hold it in as much as he can, and then once he can no longer ...
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2answers
76 views

What are the vegetables we can feed a two years old baby?

My daughter is two years old. So for we feed her only smashed rice, Dhal, Biscuits and milk. There after we decided to give all vegetables doctors gave us green light also. What are the vegetable we ...
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5answers
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How do you pass hand-me-downs to a younger sibling without fostering resentment?

A recent blog entry that I read discussing hand-me-downs made me wonder about what it must be like to a younger sibling who receives the bulk of their clothes and/or toys as hand-me-downs, recycled ...
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8answers
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Is it too dangerous for my 2 years old son to watch YouTube on the iPad for hours?

There are few questions about the iPad but I am interested in knowing if such habit has bad impacts on my son. He watches YouTube for hours and hours. I cant deny that he has learned some good things ...
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9answers
19k views

How do you teach young kids to defend themselves?

How do you teach kids to defend themselves, without becoming bullies? I'm talking about younger kids (1.5 to 3yo) who are not mature enough (or old enough) to take self-defense classes. My son is two ...
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9answers
15k views

If a 4 year old is afraid to swim is it better to keep trying or wait?

My son is afraid of swimming, and has been for a very long time. We first took him to baby swim classes and he never took to it like the other children in the class. I took him to swimming classes ...
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1answer
37 views

2 years Trouble sleeping

My daughter is 2 months away from 2 Years old went through her first ever troma she had a seizure out of random but now we're at home and she's having a hard time staying asleep all she wants is daddy ...
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15answers
316k views

Do I really need to wake my newborn to feed him?

We have a two week old child. He's eating well during the day, eating at least 8 times a day, and is breast feeding. His weight gain has been 'normal' so far, and he regained his original birth weight ...
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3answers
11k views

Bananas. How many is too many for a toddler?

My 22 month old baby is a the stage where she is becoming a picky eater. One thing she currently has no resistance to, however, is bananas. She'll eat a whole banana, ask for another, power through a ...
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1answer
152 views

How to handle a bully-daughter-in-law and a henpecked-son?

I'm a single mom for 2 kids. My husband passed a decade ago. Lets name my sons: Arno 34 and Bob 31. Both married, moved out and have a kid each. Bob and his family have settled relatively far away. ...
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11answers
6k views

How do you respond to a toddler who endlessly says “why?”?

My wife and I had joked about expecting endless "why?" questions from our son while we were expecting, and I thought I was prepared for it. In fact, I thought the stereotypical constant flow of "why? ...
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5answers
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How do we stop our child screeching?

Our 3 1/2 month old has just learned how to make an ear-piercing screech, which appears to either mean "happy" or "tired and grumpy". How can we dissuade her from making this noise, without "ignoring"...
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2answers
114 views

4 year old child not responding without prompting

If a 4 year old child often does not respond to questions without extra prompting. e.g. please respond the question. Is it a sign of a problem or just a developmental thing that goes on to be guided ...
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1answer
87 views

Raising a bilingual kid in monolingual community

I speak to my kid in 2 different languages at one time now . I used to speak to him only English and his mom our native language for 2years now but seems it didn't work so I decided to communicate the ...
3
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6answers
2k views

Is this strange behavior for a 5-year-old?

I am asking about my stepson. I don't have any children of my own, but to me his behavior seems bizarre. He talks constantly and will say the same thing several times using different words. For ...
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2answers
190 views

When can we start give Sugar and Salts to infants?

My son is 4 months old and he is taking Soy protein formula milk from second month and no mother’s milk. He also taking Rice Cereal twice a day; while preparing the cereal we’re adding a pinch of ...
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5answers
2k views

How to deal with toddler's fear of dogs?

My son used to be around our dog until she died, almost a year ago, when he was 11 months old. Since then, and up until last December, he'd gladly pet a dog whenever he had the occasion to, that is, ...
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1answer
74 views

my daughter just turned 4 years old she doesn't like going poop in the toilet

My 4 year old daughter knows how to pee in the toilet but when its time for her to poop she goes in her diaper. she has another year of preschool and soon its off to Kindergarten. We do ask her if she ...
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4answers
3k views

Should you talk your toddler only in one language when you are multilingual yourself?

Our toddler is raised in a multilingual environment. I speak only one natively. However, I find awkward and unnatural to speak just one language to him from the argument that this will confuse him. ...
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15answers
19k views

What should children call a step-grandparent?

My mom remarried to a great guy who has been absolutely wonderful to my kids. Ever since my mom and he were dating my kids have called him Mr. Joe. Lately my mom has been bugging me to get the kids to ...
2
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3answers
200 views

What consequences should there be for a 5 year old, who throws tantrums when told “no” or constantly wants her way? [duplicate]

Pre-schooler is out of control with demanding to have her way.we have tried time outs, talking it out and taking away of material things of hers. Nothing is working
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2answers
66k views

How much noise does it take to negatively impact an infant's hearing?

In our apartment complex we have fire alarms that are outrageously loud. Last night, we woke at 4:30 am to the alarm going off all through the building. We got out as quickly as possible, but I'm ...
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2answers
47 views

Any ideas to help a 1st grade boy be more focused and on task?

Does any one have any suggestions to help a 7 year old boy be more focused and on task?
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2answers
140 views

4 year old turning 5 has to be first in EVERYTHING or cries and fights

i have 3 children the oldest one a girl is turning 5 in 2 month her brother just turned 4, and the little one just turned 1, the oldest one will litterary push her brother out the way to get in the ...
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3answers
238 views

My 9 year old saw an R rated movie

My 9 year old son recently made a new friend who lives in our neighborhood. My wife and I like the friend and are happy that our son is being more social. Apparently, there are very few rules at the ...
0
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3answers
129 views

how to teach a child to keep calm when encountering a setback

My 2-year old boy likes to pipe up a stack of wooden toy pieces and ferry it from one place to another. Once the balance is lost and the wooden pieces fall in the process he becomes very upset and ...
2
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5answers
155 views

Is 5 hours too long of a drive for single parent with 2 year-old?

I'd like to take my 2yo son on a 5h road trip - but the mother is against this idea. I have to admit - it does seem daunting - but would like to try.
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3answers
3k views

my 12 year old is smoking and im not sure how to deal with this

My 12 yr old is smoking, he has been living with his father who turns a blind eye. He will be returning to live with me shortly. I would like some advise on how to deal with please if anyone can help? ...
16
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9answers
5k views

How to deal with parent's (grandparent's) extreme political views?

Problem Space: My mother holds an extremely polarized political view that I do not agree with. My Specific Issue: My mother has recently gotten to the point where she literally personally blames ...
9
votes
1answer
1k views

Getting a 2-year-old to stop deliberately vomiting

My two-year-old has discovered a new trick. A few days ago he realized that if he sticks his finger down his throat, he can make himself vomit. For some reason this is fascinating to him and now he ...
39
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10answers
9k views

Too many languages?

I am actually a language researcher, but when it comes to my own situation I have a hard time being objective and make some choices for my own family. My husband and I are expecting our first child, ...
6
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2answers
3k views

Why has my infant stopped eating?

My 10 month old has been a very good eater since we started feeding her solids at 6 months. She has been eating all sorts of things - she has 8 teeth, so has no trouble eating most table foods. She'd ...
0
votes
2answers
158 views

What order should my child watch Baby Einstein?

I just got the 26 DVD Baby Einstein collection for my little one and I'm a little surprised that there is no recommended viewing order. I can't imagine that learning numbers, colors, sounds, etc. are ...
4
votes
5answers
13k views

3-year-old sleep issues

Our 3YO takes about an hour to get to sleep every night. We start the nighttime ritual at around 8pm (brush teeth, kiss goodnight, read story, lights out, go to sleep). She requires us to be in the ...
10
votes
4answers
140k views

How do I help my 4 month old nap longer?

My daughter is 4 1/2 months old and she only naps for 30-45 minutes at a time. She wakes up happy, but she is tired again after a little over an hour. I know some babies are naturally short nappers. ...
9
votes
3answers
703 views

How to tell parents of guests that we had a loud fight during a sleepover?

My 9 year old daughter had a few friends sleep over. My husband and I got into an argument in our room after we sent everyone to bed. He lost control and got really loud. He started slamming doors ...
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0answers
102 views

My 6yr old constantly hurts and uses demeaning words to my 8yr old daughter. Please help!

This is constant, particularly every waking hr and I am going out of my mind. My poor little girl is constantly being pinched, pushed, shoved, kicked and her hair is pulled. This is amongst a ...
3
votes
4answers
288 views

Please read this story of a sad mom and let me know what your suggestion is?

Please read a story a sad mom and let me know what your suggestion is. I have a 23 years old son. since 7 years ago, my husband and me have lots of problem with our son. he was living with us until a ...
6
votes
2answers
216 views

Is PediaSure okay for toddlers and if not how to get them off it?

For several reasons my daughter had to be weaned off breast milk when she was around 14 months. At that point she was not eating well and lost a lot of weight. One Pediatrician recommended we give her ...
5
votes
6answers
11k views

Toddler always get close to the TV, might it point on bad eye sight?

My 2 years old daughter love to watch TV so we let her do that sometimes. We always ask her to sit on the couch which is ~2 meters away from the TV and she do that, however after few minutes she will ...
27
votes
10answers
103k views

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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votes
0answers
81 views

4 year old refuses to eat [closed]

My son has always been a very, very picky eater throughout his entire life. He is turning 4 in the next couple of months. We always offer him the same things we eat during meal times, but he has ...
21
votes
12answers
26k views

How to calm a toddler before bedtime?

I don't know about older children, but toddlers often get more agitated as they get more tired and by the time they are in bed it can take a while before they actually sleep. I often read that taking ...
0
votes
1answer
98 views

At what age do toddler's become picky?

It's interesting how we learn new things from our kids everyday. I have noticed a certain trend with my boy when it comes to fruit time. So what I do is I take different varieties, like say Pawpaw, ...
3
votes
6answers
252 views

The right way to address someone else's child?

The other day I was in line with my twin 3/yo boys and another boy, who was probably 4 or 5, leaped forward and roared in one of their faces. On the way out, they also said he touched their hair. (I ...
3
votes
1answer
70 views

Tips for helping my 4-year old daughter transition classes at daycare?

We've been sending our daughters to the same daycare for a couple of years now. Our oldest just turned 4, and is 13 months ahead of her sister. A few weeks ago, our daycare moved kids "up" in a ...
16
votes
7answers
2k views

How should I respond to a child asking to have as much spending money as her friends do?

When a child has some close friends at school, but some of them come from relatively richer families, so they get maybe twice my child's pocket money, how should I answer when he complains and asks to ...
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vote
1answer
98 views

Do Soothies cause nipple confusion?

My wife and I had our first 6 days ago and have been having a lot of trouble to get him to sleep at night. We were exclusively breastfeeding until we found we needed to supplement a bit to get him ...
64
votes
10answers
29k views

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

Our daughter Angela (not her real name), who's 15, showed us a Facebook message she received from her friend Lauren (not her real name), who's 15, it said basically that Lauren had been faking having ...
4
votes
3answers
341 views

I believe that I may be the father of someone famous. How should I proceed?

After much thought and investigations, I believe that I am the father of someone famous. I would like to get in touch with him. I just want to have a conversation with him to tell him that I am sorry ...

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