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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 ...
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1answer
99 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, ...
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6answers
255 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
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1answer
71 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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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
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3answers
349 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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2answers
188 views

When do the sense of independence kick in, in toddler's?

I don't know if babies should start having a sense of independence this early (unless if I'm confusing it with being stubborn ), my boy 17 months now; doesn't want to be assisted when he gets stuck in ...
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0answers
68 views

Apple M3 Mixtie Campus Bike [closed]

How can I get my 15 year old daughter to return a bike she spent her savings on($150)not knowing it was an apple campus bike, when she refuses?
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3answers
46k views

9 Month old vomiting for the first time when waking up in morning then acts normal

I have a 9 month old who woke up at 4:30 AM, hiccuped, then vomited. The vomit was breastmilk white, with some remnants of solids from dinner the previous evening. She is breastfed with the ...
6
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1answer
293 views

How to handle a 10 year-old's scary imaginings?

Our daughter has always been easily frightened, but a few days ago she "saw a face" in a bundle of blankets (in the middle of the day in a well-lit room) and became so scared that she couldn't bring ...
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0answers
82 views

Should soap be used when bathing a new born

When bathing a new born should you use soap? are there any benefits or harms to using soap vs just using water? This is on top of the question How often should I bathe my newborn? Some time frames ...
7
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3answers
5k views

My child is constantly hungry. How do I keep her feeling fuller?

I give my daughter lots of healthy foods, including those that have fiber in them. She gets veggies and fruits, proteins, dairy, she has a water bottle with her wherever she goes and yet this week ...
6
votes
7answers
54k views

When is a banana ripe enough to not cause constipation?

This might seem like a funny question, but it actually is not. My 13 month old daughter started to have constipation and we were trying to figure out what it could have been. While researching, I ...
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0answers
143 views

16 year old son. He is lazy and refuses to keep clean [closed]

My son is currently in Job Corp but will be kicked out soon due to not keeping his room clean, not taking showers, not keeping clean, lieing, and just being lazy. He has been this way since he was ...
2
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5answers
6k views

1 year old baby won't eat in day, drinks milk all night

My baby boy is almost a year old and most of the time doesn't want to eat his food. He occasionally has a good meal but most of the time just messes around, throwing food on the floor, spitting out ...
3
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1answer
232 views

At what age do childen develop empathy?

At what age do children develop empathy? Can it be taught? My son is 18 months old. He finds it hilarious to make our cats howl by pulling their tails. I try to discourage this by firmly saying "...
9
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5answers
99k views

When should you worry about a toddler's loss of appetite and weight?

My 2 year-old seems to have lost her appetite in the last 3 to 4 weeks: she eats very little at meal times (couple of mouthfuls) and definitely much less than she used to. She does not seem to be ill, ...
1
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1answer
408 views

Should I allow my 19 year old son to sleep during the day?

My son is 19 years old, he is a computer science student and has just finished college and is awaiting his grades. In September he will be going to University if he gets the needed grades which he is ...
5
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10answers
400 views

How can I start a hobby when I have to take care of my 15-month-old baby?

I am presently not working, and my job is just to look after my 15 months baby 24/7 which is making me frustrated, and I am staying with my in-laws with the constant whining of my mother-in-law. I ...
0
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1answer
120 views

How can I find out if audio books contain sex or violence before I listen to them near my child?

We listen to audio books in the car when we are on a long (>1 hour) road trip. My daughter, who is 2, watches children's TV on an iPad in the back seat during these trips and is perfectly happy to do ...
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3answers
262 views

How do you entertain a 7 week old infant?

I have a 7 week old baby and I stay home with him. The days can be long. I run out of ideas of how to entertain him. He doesn't talk or walk or crawl. He can't hold any toys. I don't want to always ...
3
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2answers
246 views

What is the black line on pregnant womens belly

There is a vertical black line on a womans belly (shes white caucasian). I heard that its a common fact. Where does this line come from? Does it have a biological function? I heard about a remnant ...
16
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10answers
6k views

Can a son share a bed with his girlfriend, at 27?

Your son is 27 and due to financial problems, you've invited him to move home. His 30 year old girlfriend is coming to stay. Should you oppose them sharing his double bed during her visit? This ...
5
votes
3answers
40k views

Is a cold with a very congested nose dangerous for an infant?

Noob parent here. I have a 9-mo who's currently pretty stuffed up: snoring, a little wheezing, constantly runny nose etc. I'm not worried about long-term, since it seems to be "only" a cold. But when ...
5
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2answers
2k views

How do you effectively disinfect a large amount of toys?

I work at a nursery and I have a hard time managing the toys that the kids play with. I watch them put things in their mouths, cough and sneeze on the toys, and throw everything on the ground. Even ...
9
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7answers
5k views

Is 15 years old too old to ground for bad grades?

I have a 15 year old that has been grounded 60% of the time the past two years. Most of the groundings are around his grades or forgetting to do homework. When he is grounded at first he buckles ...
2
votes
4answers
245 views

Almost 9 year old regularly seeking attention

My boyfriend's 8-will-be-9-in-a-month daughter is with us for the summer. Her mom lives many states away so summer is dad/daughter time while mom has her for the school year. I am having troubles ...
2
votes
1answer
303 views

How should I discuss the cheerleading squad uniform policy with the coach? [closed]

My son is 16. He's applied for cheerleading as a hobby. Me and my wife thought it was good, he's athletic and into sports. The cheer squad is not affiliated with his highschool. The issue at hand is ...
3
votes
1answer
337 views

My 7-yrs old daughter asks the same questions everyday at the same time

Questions like "you and mom were happy when I cried loud when I was born?" (because some day we've said that babies that born crying loud usually is considered a sign of good health) or "what's your ...
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3answers
11k views

Is citrus fruit safe for babies?

Giving citrus fruit to a baby that is just starting on solids is discouraged on several places online, however i cannot find any solid reasoning behind this advice. Has there been any scientific ...
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0answers
61 views

Does a newborn/infant need to lay flat in a stroller

I'm on the hunt for an inexpensive stroller to accommodate a newborn without having to buy a travel system and I'm having a really really hard time finding a stroller in any price range that will ...
0
votes
1answer
66 views

How to encourage a baby to use rusks or prepare the rusks

My mother sent us three boxes of rusks (hard long wheat product- not common product here). How do I encourage him to try putting in his mouth or how do I use the rusks so he will like them? He ...
0
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0answers
61 views

Head control of 6 month old baby

My baby girl has completed 5 months yesterday. She doesn't have good head control. And I am worried. When I lift her in my arms, she does not control her head and leans backward from waist. Plz to ...
0
votes
1answer
109 views

how to stop my son hitting his playmate?

what will i do when he like to play with other children, but eventually he hits them when he got mad on them? Is that right that i just get him from their play ground and just told him to stay at ...
2
votes
2answers
122 views

5 1/2 yo wants money to buy junk food at day camp

How might one deal with a 5 1/2 yo who wants money to buy junk food at day camp? For example, gatorade costs $1 and a snow cone costs $2. I would rather the young fellow eat the nutritious lunch I ...
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1answer
42 views

2.5 years old kid is want toys that other Kids have at play time

I have 2.5 year old Boy. One of the problem that we are facing with him at play time is, he wants to play with what other Kids are playing. At play time if he see another Kid is playing some thing, ...
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vote
1answer
260 views

What would happen if my girlfriend got pregnant?

I am twenty-seven years old, my girlfriend is nineteen years old, and we live in Indiana. I am a PhD student, and I teach classes to pay my tuition and rent. She is an undergraduate student, and she ...
3
votes
2answers
188 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 ...
8
votes
5answers
25k views

Is my pediatrician missing something about my 3 month old's gas pain?

My 3 month old has cried out at between 4:00 and 6:00 a.m. for hours in gas pain almost every night for the past 6 weeks or so. There have been 2 or 3 nights in this time where she did not have an ...
1
vote
1answer
181 views

How to talk with my six-year-old

I have a six-year-old daughter who is almost never shy or afraid to voice her opinion, but there are times when she is just a bit much to handle. Sometimes she'll misbehave in public in a fairly loud ...
2
votes
1answer
254 views

Alcohol use before finding out I was pregnant [duplicate]

We were not planning on getting pregnant so we both were not practicing healthy living habits! The only time we were not careful having sex was only a few days (2days) after my last period which I ...
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votes
15answers
15k views

What is the least problematic age difference between siblings?

We have one young toddler daughter and are pondering when (and if) she should have a younger sibling -- and what age difference might work best for both of them. For many (most) parents, what works ...
86
votes
15answers
28k views

How can I prevent my 8-year-old from spending time with his bad friend?

Backstory: My 8 yr old son is a bright, gentle, etc, kid who attends public school. My wife and I have no TV, we disallow violent games (simulated killing is not allowed), we don't have video games, ...
5
votes
3answers
9k views

11mo baby is shaking arms and legs when excited

I kinda feel like this is "Normal" but I am also worried that while I am in awww over her preciousness and loving her cute little moments that I may actually be watching her having some kinda of ...
3
votes
1answer
271 views

Our baby is a climber. How to deal with it?

Me and my wife have a one year old baby. We have a staircase with a fence - something like this https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/c1/bf/38/c1bf38c07feec93bcf3c82226094dd08.jpg One day, while ...
2
votes
0answers
92 views

Continually whining unhappy baby

We are having a problem with our second daughter. She is 15 months old and lately, (the last 2 months), she has just been inconsolable and whiny despite there being no obvious underlying cause. In ...
48
votes
9answers
13k views

Neighbor's child is trying to spend all her time with us

Background My wife and I recently moved into a town-house apartment in a large complex. We have a Husky pup that my wife walks twice a day (she's a stay-at-home) and the dog attracts lots of ...
4
votes
3answers
210 views

Playing with legos with a toddler around

I need your advice on how to get my 4-year old son to play less with legos (or to play in a more controlled fashion) when his toddler brother is around. Currently my son goes through a period where ...

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