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3answers
131 views

Son not wanting to talk to his father

My son is almost 9years old. I've had sole custody of him since he was 2 . I have given his father chance after chance to be in his life,and every time he has hurt my son. He is in and out of jail and ...
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2answers
74 views

How to get 3 1/2 year old twin boys to go potty before bed

We have 3 1/2 year old twin boys. One is potty trained completely except for overnight. The other is much more resistant and taking much longer to potty train during the day. The main scenario I need ...
3
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1answer
120 views

Help explain emotionally unstable Aunt to 5yr old

After a difficult marriage my elderly parents have divorced, they're in their 70's. My sister and I are in our 40's She seems to have forgotten how difficult our father was, and seems to blame my ...
9
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2answers
196 views

Threat of internet predators — how significant is it?

There is a lot of talk about securing your children's access to electronic devices, the web, etc. There are lots of scary stories about terrible things happening, no doubt many terrible things have ...
0
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0answers
87 views

child unable to do anything alone

our 5 yr old grandchild cannot tolerate being alone when at home. Even if someone is in the next room, she has to go there. She needs someone to read and stay with her while she goes to sleep. Can't ...
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1answer
37 views

Any ideas to help a 1st grade boy be more focused and on task?

Does any one have any suggestions to help a 7 year old boy be more focused and on task?
6
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3answers
250 views

Is it normal for wife to be angry at baby often?

My wife and I have been having some problems ever since we had our baby boy. He's currently 7 months old, and he's never been an easy sleeper. So every time he resists sleep my wife will get angry ...
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6answers
683 views

My girlfriend's children are the worst acting children I have ever met

I have been with someone for almost a year now and her children have steadily been getting worse. She has three boys and their father is hit and miss in their lives. The oldest who is 9 lies ...
2
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4answers
152 views

7 month old wants to sleep on its belly — is it safe?

We have two 7 month olds (10 month premies). One of the girls wants to turn on her belly during the night. She seems to like that better than sleeping on her back. However, we heard that sudden ...
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1answer
81 views

ML@H + OPPL = confusion?

I speak Italian while my partner speaks Korean and we speak English between us. The community language is French. We were thinking to raise a tri-lingual child (0-years old now) with a 'One Person One ...
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1answer
111 views

2.5 years old Kid thinks beating, biting and hurting others is game. How to change that behavior?

I have a 2.5-year-old son. He is very hyperactive, and somehow he thinks that beating, biting, throwing things and hurting others is a game. He threw a toy car at me once and it hurt me badly. He ...
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2answers
130 views

If schools teach phonics correctly?

My 5 yr old daughter is learning to read using phonics at school, where I did not learn that way. Her school enforces the use of phonics not just in English lessons, but in all subjects (like ...
3
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1answer
88 views

When can I breastpump?

I am a new mother, and approaching 4 weeks of breastfeeding my newborn. I am going back to work in 2 weeks and I plan to pump my milk while I am away. My problem is when I pump milk, the let down is ...
4
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2answers
160 views

How do you handle invites and venue registration for a venue birthday party when you don't know the turnout?

My wife and I are finally thinking of throwing our first venue birthday party. My son is of pre-K age and has classmates he wants to invite. My wife and I don't know the families or the kids ...
2
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0answers
66 views

What could be the effects of telling a small child “The bad man is going to come” as a threat to enforce good behavior? [duplicate]

My childhood best friend's family would tell their young daughter, maybe 5-7 years old things like "Im gonna call the bad man" or "The bad man's gonna get ya if you dont be good." I dont think they ...
4
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2answers
225 views

4 year old, biological Mom used drugs, behavior out of control

I have a 4 yr. old Son, he was adopted at birth. His biological "mom" used meth during pregnancy. I knew that he could develop problems in regard to behaviors. He's extremely bright, learns easy ...
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1answer
181 views

teens nagging at each others

The kids of my GF, 14 and 11 respectively, have that annoying tendancy to nag at each other when night time is coming. Teen girl likes to pout and teenage boy thinks himself as some kind of prima ...
3
votes
2answers
203 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 ...
1
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1answer
95 views

My 4month old baby girl can't lift up her head, what should I do? [closed]

My 4month old baby girl can't lift her head for a long time. But during tummy time she can lift her head for only 5mins. And when I carry her facing other people she just bow her head and can't lift ...
3
votes
2answers
56 views

What are practical tips for helping newborn with possible “Silent Reflux” condition?

After doing some research online (which admittedly is always a bit prone to error) I feel pretty confident that my newborn son has Silent Reflux (or laryngopharyngeal reflux). In short, it seems like ...
1
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2answers
85 views

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 ...
8
votes
2answers
169 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
votes
1answer
319 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 ...
7
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2answers
184 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 fear....
3
votes
1answer
154 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 ...
5
votes
2answers
152 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
222 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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3answers
123 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 ...
0
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0answers
69 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 ...
8
votes
4answers
2k views

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
votes
3answers
139 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
votes
3answers
224 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
votes
1answer
239 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
votes
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 ...
0
votes
3answers
380 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
votes
1answer
130 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
votes
1answer
223 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 ...
1
vote
1answer
115 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
votes
3answers
451 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
votes
1answer
101 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
votes
3answers
166 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
119 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
votes
1answer
104 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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votes
3answers
178 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
votes
1answer
184 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 more....
2
votes
2answers
114 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
votes
2answers
105 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 ...
1
vote
3answers
147 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
votes
1answer
150 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?
1
vote
0answers
147 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 ...

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