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What are good ways to help a child understand danger better?

My 8-year-old son is very rational and thoughtful, but in my view he doesn't understand danger well. For example, he will run right next to fast moving cars in the sidewalk. It seems he has a model of ...
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13answers
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What should we do when our 15 year old wants sex with his 13 year old girlfriend?

So the other day I walked in on our teenager and caught his girlfriend with her pants down. It is quite clear what they were intending to do. Now he claims he had no intention of having sex with her,...
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1answer
82 views

Should I seek a diagnosis for dyslexia for my daughter?

My daughter just finished second grade and will start third grade in the fall. She was diagnosed with ADHD when she was 3 and a half. We started her in pre-school at age 4 with an IEP, and she has ...
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1answer
159 views

Should I trust the dogs instincts?

There is a neighbor boy who is 6. I have a 4 and a 2 year old. The boys mom is nice, the boy seems nice (I can tell he's a coddled only child, but whatever). He's been over to play a few times with ...
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3answers
1k views

5 Year Old Social Difficulty

My 5 year old is in Kindergarten. I work at home and I pick him up from the bus stop every day. Everyday, the first thing out of his mouth after school is, "Can I have a play date with so and so (...
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5answers
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Is it okay for an infant to sleep 10-12 hours at night?

Our 4-month-old baby regularly sleeps for 10+ hours at night. I know this isn't normal (and we feel pretty blessed for it), but is it okay? Are there any health problems or downsides to this?
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2answers
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Does eating onions while breastfeeding adversely affect the flavor of the breastsmilk?

This is something my wife's aunt, who is a nurse (but not in any maternity or pediatric field) advised us on. She said we should avoid giving onions to my wife (who doesn't like them usually anyway) ...
3
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1answer
223 views

At what age do trilingual toddlers develop consistent speech?

My husband and I speak 3 languages fluently, our native, swahili and English. My biggest concern is we speak both of the languages in the house and as a parent I'm now concerned that we might confuse ...
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2answers
480 views

Is being left-handed going to be more difficult for my son?

My boy is 16 months and I have noticed he is left-handed. He can scribble well using a pen and some crayon with his left hand. I also noticed whenever I gave him a spoon to feed himself he would move ...
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4answers
7k views

At what age is autism typically diagnosed?

I suppose it depends on the severity of the condition, but I was wondering how normal it is to go through several years of school before a "problem" is noticed by parents and/or teachers or other ...
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1answer
47 views

Infant cognitive abilities guide

I have a simple question: Is there any simple guide, site, book where all the progression of the newborn's cognitive evolution is described? Preferably, it should be of the format day 10: most ...
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2answers
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How long can a newborn girl bleed from her vagina?

The bleeding from a newborn girl's vagina is completely normal, it happens due to hormones being absorbed by the baby while still in the womb. How long can this bleeding last? Does it come and go, ...
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6answers
4k views

I am 20, too scared of my father, and I no longer feel safe. What can I do?

I've had many episodes of full withdrawal from the family because I cannot face my father. Last night was another one of those episodes. We were eating dinner with the family when I made small talk ...
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2answers
212 views

When is it safe to start using a duvet?

When we brought our son home form hospital, all the advice from the midwives and health visitors was that we should not use a duvet whist he was small, and instead should use either sleep sacks (like ...
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2answers
46 views

Migrating to another continent between vaccines

I am planning migrate from overseas to my homeland when my infant becomes around 3 months old, she is 1 months old now. Though she will start some vaccines soon in two weeks. However, we cannot finish ...
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3answers
154 views

At what age is handedness preference firmly established? [duplicate]

Based on the discussion in the comments here: Is being left-handed going to be more difficult for my son? Some of us are interested in knowing when hand dominance becomes firmly established. I'm ...
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2answers
430 views

What should be encouraged? Indoor games or Outdoor?

While indoor games have several benefits (no effects of weather, the kid is right in front of you, many intellectual mobile/video games that are rather impossible as an outdoor game, and so on...), ...
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5answers
23k views

12 year old with major tantrums that I have no idea how to control help needed

I have a 12 year old daughter who is having screaming, door slamming, hour-long rages at the slightest thing. I also have 2 older daughters, aged 17 and 18, who never did this after they were 2 and ...
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7answers
2k views

How do you discipline someone else's child?

We have friend who is living with us and he has a 5-year old boy. The child has been disrespectful and distructive. He tore a ceiling fan down, and has been breaking stuff and writing on the walls. ...
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2answers
83 views

How to train infants to sleep in bed and in parent’s arms

From 1st month of my baby, we practised him to sleep using cradle - now he is 4 months old. Even if he is tired and sleepy, he refuses to sleep in bed (co-sleeping) and needs only cradle. We’re ...
2
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3answers
569 views

My 5-year-old son seems to lack in comprehension [closed]

My husband and I have 7 children ages 24, 18, 12, 12 (adopted niece), 5, 3, 2 (adopted niece). All of our biological children who are school aged and beyond are well above average in school except ...
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8answers
17k views

How to teach bike riding with a balance bike

We got our son a balance bike (small wooden pedal-less bike) for his third birthday. These seem to be the modern way of teaching bike riding. At the moment he sometimes will 'walk' the bike for few ...
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3answers
192 views

Angry & Stubborn Child, Dont know how to control him. Please help

My son who is 5 years old and demonstrating really bad behaviour which is embrassing and upsetting me. This has been on going for the last 4 months. At home, he is extremely naughty, and just doesn'...
3
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4answers
219 views

Helping my four year old not mistake 'b' and 'd' (or 'p' and 'q')

My four year old (nearly five) is reading very well, level 2 easy readers already, and in general showing signs of enjoying reading quite a lot. He still has one issue that trips him up constantly, ...
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2answers
91 views

How to encourage our 11 month old to walk alone?

Since about 3 month, our little one can walk and stand, when both her hands are being held or she can hold onto something. As soon as we retract our hands and she realizes it, she will sit down. ...
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1answer
115 views

Cognitively impaired teen with type one diabetes is stealing food and binge eating

My teen daughter is cognitively impaired with type one diabetes. She is pretty low functioning. She will steal food when we are stores, other people's homes, and from purses. I have seen her eating ...
2
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2answers
180 views

Can an infant sense if their mother is pregnant

I have a 7 month son - he has became super clingy to me but gets very fussy with others including his father. Every time I feed him(breastfeeding) he always wants to put his butt in the air and ...
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22answers
7k views

What are some do's and dont's for an effective bedtime ritual?

I think most parents agree that it's helpful to follow some fixed ritual when putting a child to bed. What elements in such rituals are particularly useful, and what should be avoided? There are ...
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5answers
401 views

Opposing religious views causes serious problems with my mother

I am a 15 year old with differing religious views from my mother, who is Christian. I don't hate religion like my mother has come to believe, I am just not personally religious myself and she has ...
2
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3answers
2k views

My daugher has Nightmares but can't remember them

My five year old daughter is having nightmares, but she cannot remember them. When we ask what they were about (both at the time she wakes us up or the next day) she says she can't remember then tells ...
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6answers
75k views

Is it common for a 3 month old baby to drool and suck their fingers?

My son has just turned 3 months old. Recently I have observed him drooling and sucking his fingers. He usually drools more after feeding and sucks his fingers almost all the time. Is this common ...
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1answer
100 views

How can I answered to a Principal

I really don't know how can answer to the principal of my children school when he said that "there were no consistently help from home" When I know he is wrong. My children one have ADHD and the ...
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11answers
8k views

What age do you stop reading bedtime stories?

I don't mind reading Cat in the Hat, but my 1st Grader still wants books to be read as part of the night time ritual, even though she reads them fine herself. But Ready Freddy is no fun to read out ...
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votes
3answers
16k views

Our 6 years old son doesn't follow instructions very well, bad listening skills, I need help

My step son is 6 years old, he is a very good boy but he isn't doing good when it comes to following directions. He gives up so easy and beat himself up for things that he fails at. For example in his ...
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votes
1answer
160 views

Making home messy

I have 2 kids. 3.5 yrs old girl and 10 month boy. We live in apartment. Daily my kids used to make mess in whole house. What i mean my "mess" is that they put their toys everywhere, drag their ...
3
votes
2answers
139 views

How to help a 9-yo boy learn to handle losing at games/sports?

Our 9-year-old son can really go ballistic upon losing at games — tears of rage, calling family members liars and/or cheats, etc... very intense. As far as we know, he doesn't really do this with his ...
2
votes
2answers
364 views

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

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 ...
2
votes
3answers
241 views

18 month baby pretends he does not understand what parents say

I have 2 boys: 18 months et 3 year old. It seems that the youngest is growing up slower that the eldest one. For instance, he doesn't talk yet, he walked late in comparison with his brother, same for ...
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votes
3answers
2k views

My 3 1/2 year old son often changes his clothes

I have a son who is 3 and half years old. After every two three hours he keep on crying for changing his clothes. He only wears the dress clothes which he likes, and doesn't listen if we tell him to ...
2
votes
2answers
61 views

my 2yr old sons night bedwetting

My 2 1/2yr old son started to pee while sleeping when I started to work. At age 1 to 2 I have no problem with that because I trained him to pee before going to bed and hes now using pajama during ...
3
votes
1answer
154 views

My son is 6 and goes to the bath room but doesnt like to wipe

he comes home from school soiled on his underwear and rashed really bad. He doesnt care that kids make fun of him. I need help. Its happening every day.
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votes
1answer
109 views

My 4 month old daughter has started grunting constantly. Why? [closed]

My 4 month old daughter has, over the last week or so, started grunting and straining at odd times. At first it was every couple of hours, almost like she needed to pass wind or solids. But now it's ...
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15answers
3k views

How do you feed a picky eater?

Dinner with my 5-year-old is an ordeal. I do not want to cook separate meals. How do I stop the fighting at dinner and get them to eat?
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3answers
2k views

3 year old won't get out of bed without assistance?

I seem to have the opposite problem to what everyone else has. My kid sleeps well. He stays in bed well.. too well. In the morning he can hear activity and everyone talking yet he will not get out of ...
0
votes
2answers
188 views

How can I get my 13 month old to eat better and sleep through the night?

My child is 13 months old. She is breast fed, eats solids but doesn't eat a lot during supper time. Apparently she eats well at day care. She wakes 3 to 4 times at night and sometimes every hour. ...
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vote
2answers
79 views

toddler - organized vs unorganized activity strategies

My kid is 3 years old. I noticed that kids feel happier if you do something (play, help, talk, feed etc) when they need you and not when you want them. However, while great for the kid, that being-...
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vote
2answers
62 views

Trying to eliminate night time feeding, end up waking hungry very early

We got a 9-month old son that's been rocked to sleep and given many night time feedings to help him sleep. So those are two sleep associations that we are trying to eliminate. We have been working to ...
3
votes
1answer
99 views

11 year old fear of wetting pants

My 11 year old daughter has an irrational fear of wetting her pants from laughing too hard. It has apparently happened where this occurred in very small amounts, but now she has turned it into ...
4
votes
2answers
48k views

Toddler scream at night during sleep, but she does not wake up

My 19months old daughter, who sleeping between me and my wife, screams (for once or few times) during nighttime/sleeptime but she not waking up. just scream..... around 2 - 4am and her normal sleep @ ...
13
votes
7answers
39k views

Are ExerSaucers/walkers/jumpers bad for children or is that simply a misconception?

I have heard my whole life that the above mentioned types of toys delay walking and/or independent sitting (depending on the age they're used). I've even heard that they can hurt the infant's legs. I'...

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