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1answer
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How to teach my children to stay calm when they have an allergic reaction?

The question What should I be aware of as a parent of a very allergic child? to parts as suggested. First ideas contain relaxation training before the time of symptoms. The goal is to avoid the ...
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1answer
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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 ...
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Washing your baby whilst camping

Taking our baby (10 months) camping this summer, was planning just sit him in a bucket for washing but does anyone have any suggestions/experience for baby washing whilst camping?
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5answers
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How can I get my 2.5 year old to sleep on his own?

My toddler sleeps well at night, its getting him to bed part is really frustrating. The main problem is that he won't let me leave the room until he falls asleep. He is not scared to be alone, he ...
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When and how to teach a 2 year old how to walk properly

I have a 2 year old daughter who doesn't walk quietly or softly. She stomps. I can't tell whether she likes the noise she makes on our wood floor or she doesn't know any better. Her walking/running ...
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Teenage daughter and stepfather

I have a 16 year old who has no respect for her stepfather. They hardly communicate and each time he says something she snaps or makes a stroppy or contradictory comment. He sometimes loses his temper ...
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Wall decals above crib?

There's a warning for "do not hang wall decals above the babies crib" on the set of wall decals we got from the store. That was really our main plan for where to put them, as the wall above the crib ...
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Toilet training not quite finished

I started toilet training my 3yr old in April 2015. Everything went really well and after a couple of weeks I thought he was there. I soon found out that I was wrong. Although big accidents are a ...
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112 views

Childs friends parent doesn't like my child and I fear it might isolate my child after a while

When my son was 2 he went through a biting stage which was fairly traumatic for us and I guess for the parents who he was biting. We worked through it with the daycare and over a period he stopped ...
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2answers
153 views

My son's friends suddenly prefer to play without him. Should I get involved or let the kids sort this out?

My son is eight and is in third form of elementary school. He is friendly, social, generous, fun, and popular among both his class mates and their parents. But recently there is a saddening ...
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5answers
185 views

How can I help my 11-year old boy create his first videogame?

Today I sent my child a link to a report about a boy, who has created a commercially viable videogame. My son replied that he may intend to do something similar. I asked him about the bottleneck of ...
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2answers
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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 ...
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Worried with my four months baby's peeing [closed]

My son is four months old; during his night sleep, he never pees or he pees maximum of two or three times. Is this normal? However, once he wakes up in the morning he pees very often, mostly for ...
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64 views

Save married life [closed]

I am in the same situation, we loves each other a lot but suddenly over small conversation we ends up into big fight, abusing each other verbally or getting bitten up from her, Beginning happens when ...
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6answers
202 views

Parents pressuring me to choose a major

I don't know if this is the right place to post this, but I'm desperate at this point. I'm really sorry if this sounds like a bunch of rambling, but I'm not in the best state of mind and I'm hoping ...
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5answers
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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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How to limit hot water temperature if your boiler doesn't have this control?

We have 20 month twins who can almost reach taps in the bathroom. Our hotwater system is fixed at 55°C. It feels too hot for them, and it's not adjustable. How have other parents managed this? I ...
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43 views

When should breastmilk be pasteurized?

Are there circumstances under which it is advised to pasteurize breast milk (excluding donations)?
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3answers
242 views

How to give Young child The Talk

My wife is pregnant with a second child. Our first child who is 5 ask us how the baby got inside of her. Should I give him the talk? if so how much detail should I go into?
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0answers
56 views

Should I charge my children interest when they borrow money? [closed]

My children (both male, ages 25, soon to be married, & 32, married) have borrowed money from me and my wife on several occasions. In fact two of my children still have yet to pay us back what they ...
2
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1answer
124 views

Build character

I have a 9 year old son. He is a lovely, sweet person with a great fondness for his friends. He is emotional, emphatic, smart and overall a nice kid. Today I learned that he is getting himself into ...
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3answers
439 views

Should my twins play with other children?

My 5 year old twin sons have been at their new school for four months now, and they have made no friends. This is down to their own actions, at school they will only play with each other and want ...
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4answers
716 views

From what age onward can we see that a child is homosexual? [closed]

Is there a lower limit to the age at which one could first determine that a child is homosexual? If so, what age is it?
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6answers
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Why is my baby suddenly screaming in the bath?

My baby has always loved bath-time, almost since he was born. He learned to splash when he was only a couple of months old and loves to play around with the water, and over the past few weeks I've ...
3
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1answer
223 views

How to deal with a narcisstic mother?

I have a friend in his mid-teens who recently realized that his mother is a narcissist and he thinks she suffers severe narcissism. This has been troubling him and he tells me that he doesn't know ...
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5answers
3k views

How do I deal with my wife's violent outbursts around our child?

I am becoming increasingly concerned by my wife's outbursts of anger. She has a very short fuse and very few coping strategies, so when something goes wrong (anything from a birthday party invite ...
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2answers
140 views

Why do parents talk to young kids the way they do?

This question has been on my mind for a long time now since I saw my aunt talking to my little cousin (let's call him Luke) a while ago, in a way treating him as "stupid" (I've tried to avoid saying ...
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3answers
61 views

How can I help my 7 year old overcome his fear of playground equipment?

My 7 year old seems to be afraid of a lot of playground equipment. It's not the height so much as I believe that he's afraid of falling and getting hurt. (He'll climb up tall stairs and go down tall ...
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3answers
71 views

How do I help my kids “feel comfortable in their own skin”? [closed]

I had a friend say: That kid is so relaxed. He's easygoing and comfortable in his own skin. My question is: How do I help my kids "feel comfortable in their own skin"?
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8answers
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How can we prevent crying when a parent leaves for work?

Sometimes a parent (usually Dad) spends time with the child before leaving for work. However, after leaving, sometimes, the child cries nonstop (1 to 2 hours). Everything you offer during this ...
8
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2answers
215 views

Does extended looping improve student outcomes in elementary school?

Motivation I'm a parent of a preschool-aged child in an urban region of the US. He'll be entering kindergarten in a year or two and we have a number of options for primary schools in the area, ...
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6answers
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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 son is being hit by a friend, and we need to discuss the situation with his mom

I have two kids, an 8-year-old son and a 6-year-old daughter--second grade and first grade, respectively. They are both tiny. My son is only 46 pounds. A child entered my daughter's first-grade ...
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1answer
95 views

Toddler stopped signaling when she needs to use the potty

We've been practicing elimination communication (EC) with our daughter since she was about four months old. It's been a slow but steady path towards being diaper-free. At 14 months she went four days ...
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1answer
218 views

Are these strange communication habits of urban teenagers normal?

Being a teenager now, unlike when I was young, has some differences regarding communication regarding mobile phones / internet. I have noticed some strange behavior in teenagers (around 15), which I ...
3
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1answer
124 views

My 4 year old screaming in his sleep doing nap time

My 4 year old son screams in his sleep doing nap time and has to be woking up to stop him from doing so. He does that at night as well, at least once or twice most nights. I am getting worried about ...
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1answer
114 views

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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4answers
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How do I babyproof an electrical baseboard heater?

My son is 9 month old, and our rental apartment has an electric baseboard heater, similar to this http://cadetheat.com/show_product.php?prodid=1004 I'm sure it's very dangerous to touch it when ...
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1answer
197 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 ...
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2answers
246 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, ...
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3answers
21k views

When can I cover my baby with a blanket in her crib?

Once our girls figured out how to kick their blanket loose so they were no longer swaddled, while they were sleeping, we were told they shouldn't sleep with a blanket anymore because the blanket can ...
10
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2answers
4k views

Why does my child cry when her parents laugh?

My wife and I have an almost 2 year old daughter, whom since the age of about 6 months, cries when we laugh. For the first approximately 6-9 months, this was pretty much every time we laughed. Since ...
10
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2answers
2k views

At what age should you allow your kids to go out alone?

Whether its to visit a friend who lives a few streets away, or going to the park by themselves, or going to the local shop, at what age do you allow your kids to go out by themselves? And what rules ...
5
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2answers
136 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 ...
4
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7answers
3k views

Does pulling kids out of class for special help negatively influence them?

Are students who are pulled out of class for either remedial or advanced work negatively influenced either in their self esteem or in their social circles? How does a parent evaluate which is more ...
2
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2answers
112 views

18 months old twins constantly biting

I have 18 months old twin girls who recently started to bite, both their sister and us. It's not like when they were teething, it's an aggressive move. We've tried to talk to them explaining that ...
5
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4answers
8k views

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 ...
3
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2answers
110 views

What are good family games to develop self-restraint?

Are there family traditions or games or particular rules that help teach children about self-restraint, self-control, etc.?
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2answers
2k views

Visiting a third world country before meeting a newborn

I'm an expat from the UK living in the USA. My father works in the charity sector visiting third world countries and sees a visit to Haiti which coincides which my wife's due date as an opportunity to ...
2
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2answers
2k views

Why does my newborn stick her tongue in and out like a snake?

Like a snake in the attack mood sticks his tongue in and out repeatedly, the same way my newborn sticks her tongue in and out repeatedly - nearly the whole day. What does this indicate?

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