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Toddler won't swallow or spit out food sometimes

Sometimes around dinner my 21 month old toddler will eat reasonably well, and we don't try to force him to eat if he doesn't want anymore. He loves fruits, grains and meats and seems to tolerate ...
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3answers
273 views

How can a teenager avoid changing in a school locker room?

What can a teenager (or their parents) do when they very strongly refuse to change in a school locker room? There are plenty of families and students that feel they should not undress in a somewhat ...
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86 views

crying discipline manners [closed]

My granddaughter gave a little cry out when her mom left the table at a restaurant she was not loud I was consoling her and another person at the table said NO! NO! sternly. Does this seem over done? ...
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153 views

My 4 and half year old is scared of going for a poo because of pain

Two months ago, my 4.5 year old daughter had an illness that caused her to be constipated. At that time, it hurt to go poo. She has recovered from the illness, but has been afraid of pooping ever ...
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1answer
86 views

Bank Accounts for Allowance

I am looking for a bank to create sub account checking accounts, preferably with a check cards, for my children. I would like to be able to easily transfer money into these accounts for allowance and ...
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1answer
83 views

How to help a toddler go to sleep on their own?

Our toddler is 2 and half, and has just started to become difficult at bedtimes. We have always given her milk and held her until she goes to sleep. Once she goes off, she usually sleeps very well. ...
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2answers
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Could I have damaged my unborn baby in the womb?

I'm an intelligent and educated woman. I'm currently studying towards a Masters in Neuropsychology. On my reading list are books like 'early life origins of human health and disease' and 'only one ...
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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?
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How can I “train” my baby to drink from a feeding bottle?

I have a 9 months old. I breastfeed him from the very first moment, in my country we have a 24 weeks maternity leave. The thing is he hates the feeding bottles. I can't leave him with anybody for ...
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Safe ways to support slumping 1yo in bike trailer

I have a small-for-his-age 14 month old who loves the bike trailer and sleeps blissfully in it, or just watches the scenery. So long as I'm pushing it like a pram, and he has no helmet on. When the ...
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1answer
122 views

What is the minimal age, at which “Starship troopers” the book is safe for a child? [closed]

I want to "hook" my child on reading. I had a partial victory with Minecraft for Dummies (he found it useful) and after talking to him I found out that he may be interested in reading Starship ...
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1answer
135 views

Do mild facial scars (from fingernail scratches) on a young child fade?

I have a 4yo whose younger sibling scratched her on the face, leaving a minor "gouge" mark. It's been a couple of months since the incident, but the mark is still visible; the edges are very slightly ...
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1answer
128 views

Can singing softly into my baby's ear be harmful?

I have an 11-week-old colicky baby girl. Lately I have found that one of the quickest and most reliable ways to calm her is to enter a dark room, swaddle her, put on a bit of white noise, put her over ...
2
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1answer
138 views

Do newborns recognize their own cry?

I wonder if a newborn can recognize his/her own cry. Yesterday I did a little "experiment" with my four weeks old daughter: I recorded her cry for a while. Once she was relaxed again, I reproduced ...
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1answer
208 views

When children get quiet so you know they're up to something?

I'm not looking for a certain word, but rather a concept or a stage of childhood development. Specifically, I'm wondering about that stage when children who are doing something they know they're not ...
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5answers
456 views

My 11 year old Granddaughter told her Father today shes a lesbian

My Granddaughter told her Dr. and Father she is a lesbian, and asked to talk to a counselor. I'm wondering at this age, do they really know for sure or because they hang with girls who think they are, ...
3
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1answer
77 views

11-year-old with sleeping problems

My 11-year-old son has trouble sleeping alone, because of what he calls "nightmares". I don't think they are sleeping nightmares, but rather overactive imagination causing frightening thoughts while ...
2
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2answers
256 views

What should I do to help my child break a bad habit?

My 5 year-old has developed some anxiety. My first observation came after we moved from my parents house, this is strongly related. Since moving I have observed the following symptoms in my child: ...
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2answers
101 views

When to buy first toy and what kind of toys have any sense for newborns? (if any)

We have a girl, currently 3 weeks old. When should we start thinking about any toys for her? Is there any sense for buying any toys for such a young baby? If so, what kind of toys would work best and ...
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4answers
2k views

How can I help my 9 year old son fall asleep and stop stuttering?

My 9 year old son has always had a bedtime routine and has never had a problem falling asleep. However, during 3rd grade he began stuttering routinely and also began having problems falling asleep. ...
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1answer
249 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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1answer
58 views

My daughter was potty trained at 18 months and has now regressed. what can i do?

My now 19 month old daughter was potty trained at 18 months and was going on the potty on her own with no accidents for 3 weeks straight. She would run to the potty when she needed to go without even ...
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0answers
71 views

Why my 14 month old twins cry whenever they drink milk or water?

Whenever we try to feed any liquid to (both of) our 14-month old twin girls, they cry. This includes the milk, water or any kind of liquid. They are no more using bottle, so, we are using spoon to ...
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2answers
125 views

How to deal with 5 year-old “homesickeness”?

Sorry in advance for my english, I'm not a native speaker. Some background: I got pregnant at 20 years old, while I was at the University. My partner was living back then 400 km away from us, so my ...
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3answers
118 views

One parent and two children at bedtime

Our personal situation is two boys, ages four and a half and two and a half, although I imagine answers to this question could be generalized. Bedtime in our home is usually between 6:30 - 8:00, and ...
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3answers
175 views

My newborn hates everyday bath time

My Japanese wife was told to bath my 1 week old son every day due to the hot humid summer in Japan even though we run air conditioning most of the time. But he cries right through bath time with warm ...
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1answer
497 views

At what age can children learn a non native language through television/podcasts? [closed]

Child is currently 2 years 2 months old. I speak only in English with the child and the child understands it. I read the story books in English and the child understands them. English is not the ...
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0answers
105 views

What dating policy works well for a 12yo boy? (improved version) [duplicate]

My 12yo son is precocious in terms of height and puberty, but emotionally he is out of kilter with his physical development, i.e. he is in many ways quite emotionally immature for his age. He has a ...
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2answers
244 views

What is an effective dating policy for a 12-year-old boy? [closed]

This is similar but not identical to When is it safe to start letting our children go into relationships? My 12-year-old son is precocious in terms of height and puberty, but emotionally he is out of ...
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3answers
147 views

Private school vs bad public school for a young child

I live in an inexpensive area (in the US) with a public school that is pretty bad by most measures (it gets low/failing rankings by most measures I can find online). I have a child who will soon be ...
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2answers
212 views

How do I accustom my students to interact with children of a higher economic class?

I recently took my two high school students to a physics laboratory at UCLA where they could work on a lab project with other high school students. My students are minority students from a low-income ...
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12answers
18k views

I want to expose my 5-year-old daughter to boys and girls toys equally, but she just turned her nose up at Star Wars. What do I do?

My aspiration is to give my daughter experiences of boys and girls toys. My background is that I work as a software engineer and had experiences of LEGO, Meccano, programming and sci-fi movies. I ...
41
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10answers
12k views

My 4 year-old says she doesn't love her mom

My 4 year-old daughter keeps saying to her mom that she doesn't like/love her, and refuses to retract the comment or say sorry. Is this "normal"? A "phase"? It's pretty hard for mom to take. For ...
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17answers
18k views

How should I handle a little boy who likes girls' toys?

I have a 5-year-old boy who likes to play with girl stuff. He doesn't like to dress up or anything like that, he just loves to dress up the Barbies, and he will even help me with my clothes by telling ...
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11answers
8k views

How can I make my kids passionate in science while being religious?

Please be considerate in your answers. We are an observant jewish family, although I was educated in secular institutions. I feel that I have a wealth of knowledge that I want to pass to my kids ...
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5answers
679 views

When is corporal punishment abuse, really?

My friend (who believes in corporal punishment delivered lovingly[1]) has cancelled two of her pediatrician appointments now because one or another of her (4) children have had bruises on their ...
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15answers
15k views

How can I prevent my parents' divorce?

I am a young teenager, younger than 16. (I do not want to give my age online) My dad told me he wants a divorce, but I don't want my parents divorced. My dad says he can't stand my mom anymore. My ...
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2answers
365 views

Why would a child love and always attempt to wear a dress shirt an a tie?

My son always (from age 4 to elementary school) had this weird love for being dressed in a dress shirt and a clip-on tie. He wants to wear it very often, both to more dressy occasions (parties etc..) ...
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18answers
16k views

Is having a sibling better for a child?

We have several friends who have two or more children, while myself and my wife only have one. Often when we visit them, it seems that the conversation always turns to, "When are you having your ...
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1answer
1k views

What should I consider when deciding whether to homeschool my child?

This is an often-controversial topic, one where it's easy to find conflicting or misleading information. What are the important points to consider when making the decision to enroll in a mortar and ...
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4answers
21k views

How can one tell if an infant is developmentally advanced?

How can I tell if an infant is developmentally advanced? For example, in a 10 month old baby boy: he likes to play the piano and drum; he is always making sounds or noises with his mouth or toys all ...
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9answers
1k views

Thermometer for babies and children

We have a digital oral/rectal thermometer, but is difficult for our toddler to be still long enough to get an accurate reading (sometimes it seems to to take several minutes before hearing the ...
5
votes
3answers
349 views

What factors encourage collaborative play in Nintendo DS games?

I'm trying to find some Nintendo DS games to encourage two primary-school brothers to get along a bit better. I thought some collaborative games would be good in order to encourage them to work with ...
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10answers
2k views

How can I help my child handle peer pressure regarding television?

I feel there is a conflict between these two aspects: Kids talk about current trends, and they talk about what's on television right now. I'm guessing that if a child can't participate in this, he ...
11
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6answers
31k views

Are ExerSaucers/walkers/jumpers bad for children or is that simply a misconception?

I have heard my whole life that the above mentioned types of toys delay walking and/or independent sitting (depending on the age they're used). I've even heard that they can hurt the infant's legs. ...
3
votes
7answers
3k views

What are allergy-friendly alternatives to peanut butter?

My three-year-old son is starting a summer camp, and we need to pack him a lunch. He loves peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (PB&J), so we were all set for that to be a staple of his summer lunch ...
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5answers
8k views

How do I make sure I don't mix up identical twin newborns?

I think all babies look alike, even when they are not identical. I need to come up with a strategy over the next few months.
47
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17answers
5k views

How do you teach a child religious views?

Since a few weeks my 2yo son refuses to pray for his food. His refusal probably has nothing to do with religion; being a 2yo he simply refuses to do anything we don't force him to. Nevertheless, this ...
38
votes
21answers
6k views

What are some do's and dont's for an effective bedtime ritual?

I think most parents agree that it's helpful to follow some fixed ritual when putting a child to bed. What elements in such rituals are particularly useful, and what should be avoided? There are ...
53
votes
11answers
3k views

Programming with a baby

I'm wondering what parents programmers (or really any working-at-a-computer job) have to say about staying at home with an infant while trying to get some work done; is it at all feasible? How much ...

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