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2answers
159 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
116 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
153 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
102 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
359 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 ...
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1answer
81 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
149 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 ...
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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
125 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
168 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 ...
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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
73 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
140 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
136 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
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2answers
187 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 ...
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0answers
71 views

Good hiding spot for easter eggs

I have an older teen who loves puzzles, the geekier the better. Each year we have an Easter egg hunt. I'm hiding eggs for him right now and looking for ideas. What are your favourite indoor hiding ...
3
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1answer
195 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
votes
2answers
142 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
324 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
36 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
votes
1answer
63 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
votes
1answer
195 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
126 views

8 month infant does not smile [closed]

Is that normal? Or this may be a sign of autism?
2
votes
2answers
125 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
votes
2answers
197 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
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3answers
143 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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3answers
85 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
149 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
129 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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votes
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
votes
4answers
257 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
113 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?
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votes
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 ...
5
votes
2answers
179 views

How should the children be taught to be wary of physically present strangers?

All I have heard from my parents is not to talk to strangers and not to take anything from strangers. I am not sure if in today's date these two rules are sufficient. What should I tell the child ...
3
votes
1answer
84 views

Allergies: should we test them proactively?

If a child has had no allergic reaction (yet), should we test her for allergies anyway, just in case? Or, is it enough to react after an allergic reaction?
2
votes
1answer
158 views

6.5 year old grandson out of control

About a year and 1/2 ago my grandson started acting out. It has now became so bad and we need to get him under control. First off I will say that my grandson lives with his mother as his mother and ...
0
votes
4answers
360 views

Teenage son talks to self

My son talks to himself, often in the shower, and stops when I'm aware of it. He is 17, and in a demanding program in college. He is elite, he is on the rowing team and the debate club. He doesn't ...
3
votes
5answers
270 views

At what age should children start taking swimming lessons?

Swimming lessons are available from 6 months, but i suspect they do not learn much there or at not any more than just taking them to play in the pool. When will they benefit from swimming lessons more ...
1
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0answers
91 views

5yo complains of pain near ankle almost every night [closed]

My 5yo has been complaining of pain around the ankle and the foot almost every night for the past week or so. Took him to the doctor, got an x-ray done but apparently nothing is wrong. He hasn't ...
2
votes
0answers
80 views

divorce-mom-and-dad [closed]

Past the last few years my mom and dad have been fighting. i am only 8 and they use every kind of bad word they know. almost last month, there going back and fourth/i I love you i hate you and so ...
3
votes
1answer
61 views

2 year old that was going potty, and asking to go everyday for 3 weeks straight then all of a sudden resisting going

I'm a nanny for a family that has two children, one boy age 4 and one girl age 2. The 4 year old goes to school and I have one on one time with the 2 year old. The parents wanted me to start potty ...
22
votes
5answers
7k views

7-year old with Asperger's caught stealing - how to deal with that?

Today my 7-year old child was caught stealing in their classroom. They suffer from light Asperger's, so I'm not sure that they even notice having done something wrong. I'm not eager to punish my child ...
51
votes
8answers
11k views

From what age should one heed “But I'm not cold!”?

I am regularly called on to arbitrate in the on-going dispute between 8-year-old daughter and her mother about how many layers to wear when going outside in the cold. Mum* says "More", daughter says ...
4
votes
2answers
322 views

Help my husband and 14 year old daughter are fighting

My husband and I have been married for 8 years. We have 4 kids (2 are from previous relationships.) My daughter is the oldest at 14. We're both new to teenagers. He's kind of the enforcer, and I guess ...
4
votes
1answer
103 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 ...
2
votes
2answers
198 views

How to deal with my dad's semi-destructive behavior?

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 ...

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