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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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1answer
147 views

Is it possible to control iPad message language without my 10 year old daughter hating me?

A few weeks ago I found my 10yo daughter using inappropriate language on her iPad. As it was the first time I caught her swearing, and the message was more in her own defense of another's bullying so ...
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4answers
139 views

The many elements to having another child (Mother and Father not on the same page)

Here's a background story to our marriage and our family (it plays a large role)... We got married and had our first child when we were 23. We then had our 2nd child when we were 26. We are ...
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1answer
242 views

Should middle school students/high school students be able to choose their own bedtime? [duplicate]

Sleeping is important, but do students have the right to choose when they do so? Or should they let their parents decide the bedtime? Students above the age 12 need over 8 hours of sleep. Its ...
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1answer
126 views

My thirteen month old nephew will not sleep through the night. HELP! Im not sure what it could be!

My nephew is thirteen months old so has a lot of trouble settling into his sleep. His mother works an early morning shift (4:30am) that causes her to break his sleep cycle so that he can begin to be ...
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1answer
157 views

Should young children be kept away from a depressed relative if the latter ignores them?

I have a brother who suffers from depression. He is in his late twenties, is unemployed, has almost no social life and lives by himself. Every other weekend for a day, I have him over at my house ...
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1answer
246 views

Should I be concerned about this poem?

My daughter (11) chose this poem to take to school and present to her class: Sometimes when I'm alone I cry because I'm on my own The tears are bitter and warm They flow with life, but take no ...
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4answers
317 views

2 year old little girl throws 30 min tantrums several times per day

My two year old little girl throws extremely bad tantrums that last at least 30 minutes. They happen about 1-3 times a day. Is this normal? She's pulling her hair, throwing things, hitting, kicking, ...
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190 views

Can I send some of my children to public school and some to private?

I can't afford to send all my four children to private school. I could possibly afford 3 maximum, but two is more affordable. Me and my husband have had to recently switch jobs and we are not getting ...
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2answers
178 views

How to be a good Single Mom with a large family and dealing with ADHD

I am recently divorced and have full custody of our six children. My husband was violent with the children and I'm not sure how to discipline them without using violence. My children range in age from ...
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0answers
89 views

11 month baby refusing to eat

my baby who is 11 months old has suddenly stopped eating anything all of a sudden. She is exclusively formula fed baby and now she only needs water and occasionally formula milk. Other than that ...
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1answer
77 views

When do I need to start cleaning my baby's tongue?

When do I need to start cleaning my baby's tongue? Birth? Non-breast-milk? Solid food? Teething? Post-teething?
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2answers
208 views

Please read this story of a sad mom and let me know what your suggestion is?

Please read a story a sad mom and let me know what your suggestion is. I have a 23 years old son. since 7 years ago, my husband and me have lots of problem with our son. he was living with us until a ...
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2answers
120 views

How can I help children in a blended family get along?

My two teenage daughters get along really well. My new husband has four children. My daughters have been the ones to suffer, as we have moved school and house. They get along well with their step-...
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11answers
35k views

I am 21 and I am terrified beyond belief of my father

I am a 21 year old female living in Egypt and I am beyond terrified of my own father...at least i think he is my father. To say it shortly i think i might be adopted at a young age and no one told me ...
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1answer
153 views

Is it necessary to boil the water for baby formula in Switzerland?

It's a milk formula for a 9 month baby. Are there any scientific reasons requiring to boil the water before mixing in the formula's powder? The baby already drinks the tap water as it is healthy for ...
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3answers
167 views

How to prevent infants from rolling out of bed?

My seven months old daughter is rolling quite a lot nowadays. This is cute when she is awake and we are present. However, lately she is also rolling in her bed during the night, when she awakes for a ...
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5answers
197 views

Three months crying a lot. Cannot determine reason

My baby just turned 3 months old and he is crying a lot, he is hard to put to sleep as well as he fights it and cry a lot. We tried everything, changing his pampers on time, milk on time, give him ...
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1answer
124 views

Changing child's first name [closed]

We want to change my child's first name. In records, his first name is ROHINI SHRIHAN, but we want to make it SHRIHAN as first name and ROHINI as middle name. Now he is 3 years old and in few days he ...
3
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2answers
230 views

Is my daughter getting enough sleep?

I have two daughters, 12 and 15 years old. The younger goes to sleep at about 9 and wakes up for school at 7 so she gets around 10 hours of sleep, but her older sister is up until around 11:30pm ...
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1answer
383 views

How can I help my daughter be less angry?

My daughter is 14. She is usually very good and not hard to cope with, but sometimes she gets very angry. For example, when I take away her phone, or her sisters use her belongings, or she can't do ...
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1answer
142 views

I'm worried my somn may have autism

I have an 18 month old son and some questions about possible autism. I had a complicated pregnancy: I had premature rupture of membranes and at 36 week I went for a check up and needed to have him ...
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4answers
388 views

When is the right time to tell my daughter she's not my biological child?

To try to keep the story short... I got divorced almost 4 yrs ago and I have a 11, 12 & 15 yr old. Now I had my suspicions, but I guess I wanted to look the other way and not find out whether it ...
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4answers
328 views

How to encourage a toddler to take interest in riding a balance bike?

Child is 2 years 8 months old. She was very much interested in getting a cycle so we bought a balance bike for her. All other kids here have pedal bikes with training wheels. My child doesn't seem ...
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8answers
15k views

How to comfort my dad?

I live with my dad and my grandmother. I don't live with my mother because several times she was caught doing drugs around my step sister. They split up when I was 6 months old. My dad and I don't ...
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9answers
9k views

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 ...
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votes
1answer
97 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?
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1answer
169 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
287 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 ...
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1answer
56 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 ...
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2answers
198 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
votes
1answer
403 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
votes
1answer
217 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
119 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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votes
1answer
129 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
495 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 ...
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votes
3answers
117 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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vote
2answers
49 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 all....
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votes
2answers
222 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 ...
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1answer
54 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 ...
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1answer
151 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
151 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
250 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 ...
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1answer
144 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 ...
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vote
2answers
115 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
126 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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vote
2answers
118 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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