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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 ...
7
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2answers
143 views

Kids in multicultural, multi-generational household

My wife is Chinese and I am an American guy. We live in the US and have a 4.5 y/o and 18 m/o. My wife's parents, in very traditional Chinese fashion (I guess it's common among many Asian cultures), ...
3
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1answer
216 views

What expenses should I pay for my 16-year-old daughter

I give my 16 year old daughter 1 dollar a day for keeping straight A's (90% or above in every class).  If she drops to a B in one of her classes, no dollar until she brings it back up (I check via the ...
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2answers
171 views

Fear developing in three year old

I have a three and a half year old boy. We have been going to this theme park for years, he has gone on all of the rides which are age appropriate since a little more than one without any sign of ...
3
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1answer
130 views

Choosing same name as a friend, how to ask or annonce?

So there's a name that we liked for our baby but I have a childhood distant friend having the same name. Would she (yeah its a she) be offended if we name our baby after her? How do I approach or ...
4
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2answers
139 views

What things do you do to build intimacy in your relationship when going out is not an option? [closed]

We have young special needs kids and not enough budget room for babysitters and lots of date nights out. I think quality time that makes our relationship better and helps us connect is really ...
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2answers
174 views

Is my child autistic?

My son speaks 8 languages and is learning 5 more. He is not even yet able to interact socially with strangers and he switches languages whenever he feels uncomfortable, which is often. He also ...
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114 views

raising polyglot children - reliable method?

Doing some research on strategies for raising polyglot children, I stepped in this paper (not peer-reviewed) on academia.edu. Also available here. It suggests that through television it is possible ...
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65 views

what is better for kids in the future? cell phones or being outside? [closed]

I know what the obvious answer is, but i want everyone to comment on it and discuss this,like what if your child needed a phone to contact you when somethings wrong? but at the same time social media ...
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4answers
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Running training and contest for a 3 year old child

I use to run during my free time, preparing for some races, and my 3 years old daughter often ask me if she could go out with me. She says that she'd like to run too and participate to contests (she ...
3
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3answers
126 views

Watching movies 7yr old and 5yr old

The two are practically inseparable and we have what seems like an unsolvable dilemma: we want to allow the 7yr old to watch, for example, Star Wars but feel it's not adequate for a 5yr old. How ...
0
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3answers
216 views

Pre-k female student cant remember her numbers!

I tutor where we have kids from pre-k to 4th grade. I teach a girl after I'm done with my class. I get to sit with her for 30 minutes to 1 hour. For almost two months I've been teaching her numbers. ...
5
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1answer
199 views

Help needed regarding step daughter and my partner!

This is the first time I've used a forum like this so I'm sorry if I waffle too much! I've been with my other half for nearly 4 years and have been known to his daughter (now 8yo) for a little ...
2
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1answer
43 views

What is Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and is it helpful?

I am wondering what Parent Child Interaction Therapy (pcit.org) exactly is and if someone is here who has some experience with it. I have a 3 years old son and I am considering to take on a therapy ...
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2answers
162 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, ...
2
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1answer
118 views

How should I show my son his poor school results?

I am concerned with showing my son his ACT results that he will try even less in school. I tried to get him a reading tutor last summer which he all but dismissed, did not do any of the homework and ...
2
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1answer
161 views

Sons girlfriends' parents against their relationship

My son is in love with a girl of a different ethnicity and her mom is completely against it. My son said that her mother has tried to kill her once, that CPS has been involved and that the girl has ...
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1answer
103 views

Should I wake my 8.5 month old for feeding at night?

Our little one is 8 and a half months old, has started on solids at least twice a day, and is mostly breastfed. We are also slowing converting her to formula feeds to help my wife transition back to ...
2
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3answers
371 views

How can I deal with a misbehaving 17 year old girl?

I have a daughter who is 17 years old. She does not respect me, she shouts at me and she goes to parties where there are older friends and alcohol consumption, against my wishes. She just goes out ...
0
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1answer
82 views

Should I make contact with my son's dad after 3 years?

My 6 year old son's dad hasn't been in his life for over 3 years now. He is getting older now and asking questions about daddy. Me and his dad have had a volatile relationship, we were both young and ...
4
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3answers
150 views

As soon as I say the phrase 'science experiment' my six year old daughter turns up her nose - what do I do?

I grew up doing science experiments with my Dad, in a kind of playful exploration. My wife and I are both 'sciencey' people (Software Engineer and Civil Engineer). I'm trying to create an ...
8
votes
2answers
114 views

How do I child proof a NEMA 6-20 socket?

Our apartment has what appears to be a NEMA 6-20 socket in the living room (used for the air conditioner). Right now the circuit breaker is off but in the summer we'd like to use it. I can't find ...
3
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0answers
58 views

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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3answers
128 views

How to treat an 18 year old girl who avoids being with family and likes being with friend?

I am asking this question on behalf of my friend, who has an 18 year old daughter. She has always been talking to me about her daughter, and whenever she talks about her, she cries. The girl used to ...
2
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1answer
171 views

15 month old girl hasn't learned any new words in months

My 15 months old girl hasn't learned any new words in 4 months. The only words she can say are 'Mom', 'Dad', 'Dog' and 'Hi'. She has started grunting for what she wants, but isn't saying anything ...
2
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2answers
100 views

Children challenging traditional role models in sports, how to help them to grow to their best?

You let children do what they love to do, what their souls want them to do. Suppose children such as boys want to learn cheerleading, ballet, music, yoga, surfing and girls want to be the next Ronda ...
3
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2answers
74 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
138 views

Are playpens (playards) physically or mentally damaging?

I just cancelled my order for a playpen. I read online that putting your baby in a playpen is akin to neglect. Babies placed in a playpen could grow up to be less intelligent than their peers because ...
2
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1answer
143 views

Use of Baby Carrier worn on back at the age of 11 months

My baby is 11 months old. His weight is 9.5kg. Is it safe to use a baby carrier worn on the back to carry him?
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0answers
138 views

Can I obtain records if I was homeschooled? [closed]

Short version: Government agency asking for school records when I was homeschooled (never attended public/private school) & I'm pretty much lost on what can be done. What are my options? I was ...
2
votes
2answers
189 views

Potty training my 7yr old

My 7 year old son is still not potty trained. I know this is ridiculous, I am a single mom and I have been trying to potty train him since he was 3 but he just doesn't listen. I have to send him to ...
3
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1answer
201 views

My step granddaughter orders expensive meals, but won't eat them

My 14 year old stepgranddaughter orders the most expensive item on restaurant menu and then won't eat it. She always has an excuse... my stomach hurts, my head hurts, etc. won't ever put her cell ...
3
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2answers
145 views

How to handle older kids with my younger son

I have a 3 year old son. He's quite outgoing with kids around his age and with most adults. He goes to daycare a few days a week and interacts fine with the other kids. However he is sensitive and ...
3
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4answers
178 views

How can I demonstrate to my wife that her overprotecting my crawling son is counterproductive

My son is now going on 8 months and crawling. He is finally allowed to crawl past the futon- floor bed but is forbidden from possible slight danger or a little dusty areas. Obviously electricity or ...
5
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4answers
326 views

Isn't it too much having 5 times a week soccer trainings?

I am not against soccer, but my son is 9 and still doesn't know what is right for him. My husband completely supports him. But I believe so much soccer could influence the child's mentality and to ...
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0answers
37 views

How unusual is it for a 3.5 yr old to scratch his own face and draw blood?

How unusual is it for a 3.5 yo child to scratch their own face drawing blood? A child we know was sat down for misbehaving and then scratched his own face drawing blood. We wondered how common this ...
3
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1answer
67 views

Can cold weather cause a potty trained child to wet the bed again?

My four year old daughter has not wet the bed in about a year. A few nights ago (on an unexpectedly cold night) she did. There are several questions here about bed wetting and regression, but I'm ...
2
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1answer
200 views

How to talk to my 13 yearold son about innapropriate commnets

Recently an issue has arisen with my 13 year old son and a girl he was "dating". While they were dating, I was one of those parents that always went through his phone and read messages. I was ...
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1answer
128 views

8 month infant does not smile [closed]

Is that normal? Or this may be a sign of autism?
2
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2answers
127 views

Is an 8 week trip abroad an appropriate time away for a 14 year old?

My 14 yo son is interested going on a summer missions trip to Mt. Kilamanjaro in Tanzania, Africa. His mother is pushing him to go, but has just sprung the idea on me. Everything looks fine about the ...
5
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2answers
200 views

Father always wants to be right

I am a 22 year old living with my parents. I'm currently in quite a bit of distress as my father has kicked me out. I assume my mom will talk with him when she gets back from her night shift but for ...
4
votes
3answers
144 views

Is it a good idea to go on an overseas holiday with a 6 month old baby?

Thinking of going on a short holiday to Amsterdam (the Netherlands). Do babies enjoy travelling and going to new places? Is it easy to travel with a 6 month old? Flight is 10 hours so not too bad. ...
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vote
3answers
87 views

Our 2 year old refuses to poop anywhere

I have a two year old (Oct. 5 2013) that started holding his poop in about October of 2015. Up to now, he has allowed himself to go on average once every seven days in a 6 month span. Our family ...
3
votes
2answers
151 views

5 yr old behavioral/anger problems

My daughter, in the past 6 months has been displaying severe anger. When a toy doesn't come together, if she doesn't get her way... she throws herself on the floor and starts kicking and screaming. ...
3
votes
2answers
145 views

How important is it for a mother to have help around the house when she has several young children? [closed]

My wife is a stay at home mom and we have 3 daughters (ages 5, 20 months and 1 month old). How important is it for a woman in her situation to get help around the house providing child care for this ...
2
votes
1answer
130 views

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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2answers
77 views

From what age do children start reading and understanding sentences?

Google said that at the age of 6 a child should be able to read. Here I am talking about story books. I am talking about independent reading by the child where the child reads the sentence and ...
5
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4answers
260 views

Exposing Late Teenagers to Alcohol

My oldest son is turning sixteen soon and I had a question about my logic regarding alcohol consumption at a young age. To offer some context, my parents were very liberal with me growing up. They ...
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2answers
116 views

How should the children be taught to be wary of online predators? [closed]

Online predators can be known people as well as unknown. What does the child need to know before going online to stop being a prey?
0
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1answer
77 views

What to do when parents disagree over medical care? [closed]

What can you do when parents disagree about medical care? In this case (friends of mine), the mother is undiscriminating about medical care. She forms highly speculative ideas about what might be ...

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