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1answer
245 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
137 views

8 month infant does not smile [closed]

Is that normal? Or this may be a sign of autism?
2
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2answers
149 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
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2answers
255 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
159 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
96 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
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2answers
158 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
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2answers
152 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
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1answer
165 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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2answers
85 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
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4answers
296 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
119 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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1answer
87 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
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2answers
201 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
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1answer
87 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
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2answers
235 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
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4answers
456 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
280 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 ...
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0answers
94 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
88 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 on....
3
votes
1answer
63 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 ...
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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
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9answers
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
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2answers
356 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 ...
6
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2answers
170 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
4answers
348 views

I want to dropout of HS yet my dad is mad at my decision

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
305 views

Leaving my daughter in home with her uncle

My daughter is 4+ years old. We used to take her with us wherever we went until recently when we had a doctor appointment around 10PM. We wanted her to stay home with her uncle because taking her out ...
4
votes
2answers
164 views

How can I be awoken from sleep without waking newborn in the same room?

I have a tech support job that requires me to be paged (via sms) at various times in the night. I have a somewhat subtle ringtone that slowly increases in volume but I'm still concerned that it may ...
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0answers
12 views

What are some delayed immunization schedules if starting vaccination at 6 months? [closed]

I've decided to do delayed vaccination for my child at 6 months. What are some vaccine schedules starting at 6 months?
2
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0answers
203 views

One week old lifts and turns head

My grand daughter is a week old and already can lift her head off her mattress or your shoulder and turn it the other way. Is this advanced?
0
votes
1answer
130 views

Effective ways to discipline my 5 year old

My five year old can be challenging at times. She just started kindergarten this year and has improved with her behavior some, but still makes bad decisions that she knows better than to make. She can ...
2
votes
0answers
111 views

Parent exclusivity in relationship with (other gender) friends? [closed]

My question is not so much about children that about the behavior a parent should have in its relationship with the other loved parent? (Hope that's ok, could not find another stack board for this) As ...
4
votes
2answers
308 views

What advice can I give to a teen who wants to tell his dad uncomfortable truths?

My girlfriend's Teenage Boy (TB), 14, wants to talk to his dad about things he doesn't like about him, like smoking in the living room. He came to me for advice. Knowing his dad, who is a very ...
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3answers
108 views

4.5 yr old not making friends

A brief background. The kid in question is a bit naturally reserved. She has few friends. Her best friend moved to a different country recently. She now has one friend with whom she plays in park. And ...
0
votes
2answers
72 views

Baby kicks and wakes himself

This is a strange one for us, especially me. My 3 1/2 month old has disturbed sleep, as he kicks and moves his hands while becoming stiff, and wakes himself up. We tried wrapping him up but he is ...
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1answer
82 views

Bad baby dreams?

Sometimes my 5.5 month old will randomly cry, sometimes scream, while he's sleeping. He doesn't wake up. Just cries/screams for a second, then goes back to peacefulness. Is he having bad dreams or ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

My son won't behave in school [duplicate]

I have a six year old son in kindergarten that just won't behave. His school compiles a behavior chart and he always behaves badly, like talking too much, not listening, being impatient, talking over ...
0
votes
1answer
76 views

9 years old starting at an international school but doesn't speak English

We are moving to Lavia soon and our 9 year old son will be going to an International School, but he doesn't speak English at all. He already speaks two languages (Italian and Portuguese). Do you think ...
1
vote
1answer
162 views

What to do with disinterested young boy of 12

My young grandson does not have any interests other than video games. He can be a good student, but he does not turn in work and always complains about not having friends and nobody liking him. He ...
37
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11answers
9k views

Is it possible to spoil a child, but still teach them not to behave spoiled?

My 9-year-old stepson has terrible tantrums. I was abused as a child and used to act out as a result. Teachers and other adults were very hostile to me and failed to recognize my cries for help. So ...
0
votes
1answer
86 views

My MIL is traveling to Paraguay. How long do you suggest having her wait to visit my 8 month old son once returning?

My MIL is traveling to paraguay. How long do you think she should wait to visit my 8 month old son once returning? There is currently the outbreak of the Zika virus there. Any input would be ...
2
votes
3answers
455 views

Should my twins play with other children?

My 5 year old twin sons have been at their new school for four months now, and they have made no friends. This is down to their own actions, at school they will only play with each other and want ...
1
vote
1answer
186 views

How to continue with removing breastfeeding at night

Our daughter is just two and a bit. My wife still breastfeeds a lot. Our nights aren't particularly great. Our arrangement was that usually I sleep in one room and my wife and daughter in the other ...
3
votes
0answers
291 views

I'm 11 Years old, scared of my parents and I'm considering running away [closed]

I'm 11 years old, I live with my father, my mother and my 2 cats. When I was little life was great. We had so much fun together, me and my parents, but about 2 years ago things took a turn for the ...
2
votes
1answer
146 views

16/17 year old refused to go to school, being aggressive and in charge [closed]

My 16/17 year old boy refused to go to school. He got aggressive and sweared at mum. He told dad to deal with it, who bought him an iPhone saying it's going cheap. Now he is utterly out of control. ...
1
vote
0answers
38 views

Parental Controls for Mac [closed]

I'm a tech enthusiast with over 20 years of Mac usage on a daily basis. As a parent, I am yet to find a decent Parental Control setup. The Mac's built-in controls on web browsing is unusable as it has ...
0
votes
1answer
169 views

Options to have a child but not giving birth

My wife and I want to have a child, but my wife does not want to bear a baby. We know we can adopt one from an orphanage. But what about child transferring from another family? Or bearing from ...
5
votes
2answers
290 views

If a parent goes vegan, should the small kids, also?

If a parent decides, for humanitarian reasons, to go vegan, is it reasonable to ask 4, 6, and 8 yo kids (generally upbeat and compliant) to follow suit, at home and away? In any case, how well do ...
1
vote
1answer
167 views

What's the best way to deal with illogical reasoning that can't be explained to a child? [closed]

Lets say you have an argument with your kid. And the kid needs to understand something very important; lets say almost on the level of importance of life and death. And the kid listens to your ...
4
votes
2answers
437 views

Should I skip sad scenes when watching a movie with a child?

I'm searching for a research-backed answer to a question about introducing children to difficult emotions in movies. There a seemingly innocent titles like Lion King, Bambi, or Finding Nemo, which ...

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