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I seem to have good talks with my 16 yr old son about his life but then he is texting his friend trashing me?

I caught my son smoking pot a few times and it was a daily deal. He had a real nice big room upstairs in our home that was private so I moved him downstairs closer to my bedroom. I have been ...
3
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1answer
93 views

Do cloth diapers actually decrease how long a child stays in diapers?

I've heard that cloth diapers encourage a child to not soil themselves, as they are less comfortable than disposable diapers, and that this leads to being potty trained quicker. Is this true?
3
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1answer
146 views

Advantages and disadvantages of learning sight words (English)

Our 5 year old received a gift of a game that helps learning sight words. Our (the parent's) first language is not English, and I have never heard this term before. Wikipedia states that: Sight ...
2
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1answer
267 views

12yr old daughter defying consequence and out of control

My daughter is 12 years old and is obsessed with social media apps and chatting with friends online, whether on her phone or computer. She is currently banned from using Instagram and snapchat, due to ...
1
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1answer
52 views

3yo need to hold my hands to sleep during the night

I used to hold my son's hands when he was 2-3months for helping him sleep longer at night, but I never knew it will give him a habit to MUST sleep with my hands. I don't mind to hold his hands to ...
5
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2answers
180 views

Is it wrong to wash cloth diapers in a shared washing machine?

My wife and I are having our first child and our considering cloth diapers. We live in an apartment complex with 10-15 units and all share the same two washing machines and two drying machines. We are ...
6
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1answer
330 views

My 7 year old Son is out of control and has been expelled from school [closed]

My 7yr old son Josh is out of control. I can't leave him alone with his brother, I cant go shopping with him, I cant drive with him in the car, he wont sleep, he cant go to school and I cant cope. ...
5
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1answer
201 views

Should I tell my son about his bio dad / sperm donor?

I have been a single mom to my one and only son who is now 8 years old. He has never met his biological father/ sperm donor. My question is should I tell my son about him? Up to this point he has ...
5
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2answers
111 views

How can I encourage my 3-year old daughter to respond to her younger brother's affection

My daughter is 3.5 years old and, naturally, sometimes has tantrums, gets upset and frustrated, and wants a hug. Her brother (22 months) adores her and, imitating us, will often try to hug her or give ...
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1answer
118 views

Why do many Hindu people name their children 'God'? [closed]

Many of the people I know who have parents from India are named one of the many, many names for 'God'. It seems strange to name your child a deity? In Mexico you see an occasional 'Jesus' which is ...
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4answers
462 views

My 6 year old daughter is afraid her Muslim friend will be deported if Trump is elected President

My 6 year old daughter has a best friend at school who is Muslim and from a Muslim family. She is aware of the Presidential race, presumably from news. To my surprise, she has tearfully told me that ...
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3answers
4k views

Should a toddler who weaned only a few months ago be allowed to see mom nursing younger sibling?

My wife became pregnant with our third child when our second was only ten months old. She was nursing our second at the time, but she always had a problem of not having enough milk even though both ...
3
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3answers
104 views

How can i get my 2.5 year old to go to sleep without me?

She use to be fine going to sleep by herself. Then around Thanksgiving, nothing changed mind you, she began refusing to sleep unless my husband or i was in the room. We have tried changing her bedtime ...
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2answers
42 views

Night time potty training for four years old

Our 4 years old son is very good at using toilet during the day, but he still wets his nappy more often than not (he wears nappies only for the night). He doesn't seem to be bothered about this at ...
2
votes
2answers
207 views

Brothers sharing a bedroom

Can a 18 years old boy share a bedroom with his step brothers whom are 6 & 9 year olds? Or is that illegal in the uk? As my sons whom are 6 & 9 live with their dad and I have found out that ...
1
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1answer
51 views

Toddler Chewing Food

Have a 17 month old at our daycare. He doesn't chew off food or even chew food. His food is cut up into small pieces and he just swallows that way. How can we help him learn to chew his food and ...
0
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1answer
147 views

How do I teach toddler hitting is wrong when she sees her parent hitting?

I have a 1.5 year old girl who has taken to hitting, which is entirely age-typical. My response is to gently tell her no and put her hand back at her side. Unfortunately she occasionally has to ...
2
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0answers
138 views

My 7 year old daughter has suddenly decided she doesn't want to eat meat [closed]

My seven year old daughter is going through a bit of a funny phase wherein she insists she will not eat meat. It appeared to start on Saturday when she came out to see us eating steak. Her father ...
3
votes
1answer
223 views

How should my 8 year old son deal with a girl who hits him?

My kid is 8 yrs old. This morning he asked me, "Mummy, you told me if a girl hits you don't strike her back. Should I continue to get hittings from her just because she's a girl?" I was unable to ...
0
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1answer
134 views

Desperate for help or advice for my 5 year old son!

I have a problem that is really beginning to affect almost everything! I have a beautiful 5 year old son (almost 6) and over the past 6 months his aggression and behaviour are becoming really ...
1
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2answers
111 views

Securing a 70 lbs punching bag safely around a toddler?

I have an Everlast 70 lbs heavy punching bag that I'd like to hang from an Everlast Heavy Bag Stand; it seems pretty secure to me, I'm thinking that if I use the correct Carabiner and maybe replace ...
2
votes
1answer
123 views

How to study with a small child?

I'm pretty sure the answer is in a word: daycare, but I just thought I'd check if there was another way. Daycare is probably what we are going to go with; but I thought I'd just check my other ...
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2answers
110 views

When does an infanthood end and toddlerhood begin? [duplicate]

We have a 6 month old little boy. His baby mattress has a side that's firm (for infants) and a side that is soft (for toddlers.) He's about 19 lbs (last time weighed) and I am wondering when should ...
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3answers
51 views

Why does my infant occasionally regurgitate breast milk

Its always many hours after feeding- he is burped. He has always done it but not every day and mostly just a little and he is 5 months old. Sometimes its a lot of volume. Is he losing nutrition or ...
5
votes
1answer
174 views

How can parents prevent middle child syndrome?

A child can develop Middle Child Syndrome when feeling left out by the family. It can easily be caused by parents being too involved with the older and younger siblings and not making enough time with ...
3
votes
1answer
203 views

14-month year old takes dinner in bath only

Unfortunately we have gotten into the habit of feeding dinner to our 14-month old mostly in the bath. It started around the time he turned one, at first as a means to get him to eat at all when he was ...
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3answers
78 views

my 7 years old boy doesn't have focus

I have second-grade boy. He doing his homework correctly at home, but makes mistakes in class. For example, he wrote all of his spelling words correctly at home but in school on his exam, he had ...
0
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2answers
94 views

How often should rules be reminded?

Usually all of us set up some rules (house rules, behavior rules, safety rules, ...) that we desire that our children follow. When and how often should we remind the rules? More specifically I saw ...
1
vote
1answer
520 views

How to know after how much time will the toddler be x inches tall?

The child is currently 2 feet 11 inches tall. I want to buy a balance bike for her which says the maximum inner leg length of the kid should be 18 inches. Her current inner leg length is 14 inches. ...
6
votes
3answers
135 views

How to deal with jealous and stubborn twin girls?

I have 19mo old twin girls. Recently we have been noticing a change in their behavior to each other. They are jealous to each other about getting our attention. Whenever we are near, they fight with ...
34
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13answers
12k views

How can I explain to my son why sunlight will hurt his eyes?

My 30 month old son asked me why people's eyes will hurt if one stares at Mr Sun. I told him the sun shoots sunlight, which is not visible and not touchable. But it exists and is made of atoms just ...
1
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0answers
42 views

Is there an evidence-based study regarding the long-term psychological effects of spanking? [duplicate]

Any answers to this question I would hope would cite at least one reputable source; I'm really not looking for 40 opinions. As a nonspanker, I'm frequently surprised this is still in practice around ...
1
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1answer
203 views

How do I get my 4 month old to nap longer than 15 mins

I can't seem to get my 4 month old boy to settle in his cot for naps. I have had to feed him to sleep, hold him for a while and then transistion him to his cot - in which he would just wake up 15 mins ...
1
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1answer
148 views

how to deal with my sister

I have a sister 8 years younger than me (18) years old. My Mom and I have always tried to do the best for her, and support her, however she is really rude to all my family members. She doesn't respect ...
6
votes
4answers
277 views

PC mouse and lefty

Personally I would prefer that my lefty son would use PC mouse with his right hand. Is it worth a try or let him use his main left hand and prepare for infinitely changing of mouse button assignments? ...
0
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0answers
27 views

At what age are children able play computer games? [duplicate]

And do people have suggestions for a first computer game, which the child and parent can enjoy together?
5
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2answers
77 views

How do you get your child to say I have to go potty?

My boy is 3years and 3 months and have been doing all the things charts, stickers, rewards, singing, dancing, high fives and videos you name it I have tried it! He goes all the time when I bring him ...
0
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2answers
75 views

Raising a tri-lingual child

I can speak A, B and C, my wife B and C. We live in a B speaking country. We want our daughter to learn all 3 languages, so we've decided that : I speak to her in A my wife speaks to her in C My ...
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4answers
166 views

Discipline and managing a 5 year old

My daughter will turn 5 in the next 3 months. I am having a hard time controlling her and getting her to listen to me. She is defiant and argues about everything. She has even started hitting me. If I ...
10
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5answers
1k views

How to prepare a two year old for international relocation

We are going to relocate to a different country in summer with our daughter who is going to be 2.5 then. I found this question but our situation is different and the answer does not apply. Ours is ...
3
votes
1answer
101 views

6 Year old son behavior problems at school and now at home

My son is 6, 7 next month. He's having a lot of problems at school. At the beginning of the year he was getting tallies and notes sent home because he was hitting, pushing, kicking other kids at ...
5
votes
3answers
167 views

Teaching 12 months old how to fall asleep in her crib without hours of rocking, nursing, etc

We're having trouble getting our 1 year old to fall asleep at night. She fusses and cries, and we have to work with her (rocking, singing, breastfeeding etc) for at least 1-2 hours, sometimes longer. ...
5
votes
4answers
988 views

Temper Tantrums

My 4 year old daughter, soon to be 5, has temper tantrums at preschool. She does not have them for me and has not had them for me for the past couple of years. I never fed her temper tantrums. It ...
2
votes
1answer
101 views

what's causing 3 year old to scream/cry several different times through out the night but doesn't wake up?

I get woken up in my sleep at least four times throughout the night. My daughter is screaming only for just under a minute. she is not awakened from this but is leaving me wondering what is happening
2
votes
2answers
310 views

How can I help my one month old poop with out hurting her?

My daughter was born January 1st, 2016. I breastfeed her on a daily basis and She was having really good wet and messy diapers everyday for almost 2 1/2 weeks after coming home from the hospital but ...
1
vote
2answers
178 views

Step Children Issues

My husband has two lovely boys, age 8 and 9. Boys are staying over in in-laws' house to finish their school. Boys are coming over for weekends and I take them to school on Mondays. We are having ...
7
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1answer
196 views

How can I help the Bitten?

In her creche, my daughter (2) got severely bitten by three different children now with a couple of months between each incident-cluster. The first biter moved to a different creche soon after, the ...
1
vote
3answers
169 views

Exclusive breastfeeding - how to deal with complaints from baby?

Is exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of the child is possible, in general? I have heard a lot about that and heard about people doing that. But I did not get a chance to interact with ...
2
votes
2answers
154 views

How to keep my baby's hand warm at night

I live in a cold place. The temperature of my house drops to 60 at nights. What is the best way to keep his hands warm? I've tried mittens, but he puts them in his mouth, which makes them wet, and ...
10
votes
3answers
161 views

Staying focused getting ready for school

We have three kids (a 9, 4 and 3 year old) and our middle child is severely disabled. My wife has some commuting challenges in the morning and thus has limited availability at the critical time and ...

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