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216 views

How to convince an adult son to seek medical help? [closed]

Our son who is 26 is seeking a restraining order against us, his parents. We did not have any problem whatsoever for the first 25 years. After that, he had a career failure. We suspect he developed a ...
4
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2answers
200 views

tips for staying fun

I have a 7 yo and 10 yo who basically are great kids, but I find myself in a lot of battles that I don't think I can walk away from. (Everyday stuff like - 'no watching tv /playing video games all ...
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2answers
149 views

How can a 3 years old understand and use the words “because” and “why”?

I recently tried to explain to my daughter (3 years old) that she was crying a lot because she was exhausted. The reason she was so tired was because she did not sleep after lunch. When asking her why ...
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5answers
1k views

Our 6 months old son wants to walk. Can this be problematic?

Our 6 months old son wants to walk and gets upset if either of us won't support him while he's doing so. He can't crawl yet, can't sit up without tipping over eventually, and he can't stand on his ...
4
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5answers
683 views

How do I tell my father-in-law that i don't feel comfortable kissing as a greeting?

I grew up in a family that usually hugs to say hello after not seeing eachother for a while. I don't feel comfortable kissing anyone apart from my husband. After we got married, my father-in-law ...
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4answers
5k views

Mom too worried with germs and disease

I've a six month old baby. He's very healthy. My girlfriend (his mom) is literally terrified by the "dirt, germs, bacteria, and viruses" and any illness they could cause. So..just to name a few, she ...
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7answers
10k views

How can I convince my parents to accept my approach on school?

I'm a 16 year-old junior in high school. I often spar with my parents over the fact that I'm failing many classes. The issue, however, is not that I do not understand the material; it's that "failing" ...
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6answers
333 views

Should I cancel child support?

I'm the father of an 11 year old boy. I've had custody since he was ~1 1/2, his mom does not have her life together and probably never will. I was a single father at the time but have since remarried. ...
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80 views

pictures of my little daughter [duplicate]

This is my second try with this question. So please if it is a bad question be patient. I am a single mother and I don't have much money. I met a man that I want to date. He wants to pay me to take ...
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1answer
159 views

Not going to anyone

My 18 month old kid is always with me and my wife. She never goes along with the neighbors or our relatives. My sister's kid is one month younger than my kid, and she plays with everybody while my kid ...
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4answers
614 views

A man I met online wants to take pictures of my daughter

I am a single mother working 2 jobs to provide for my 3yo daughter. I'm looking online for boyfriends and I met a man I would like to date. This man has offered me money to take pictures of my ...
8
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5answers
216 views

How do I get my child to eat healthier, better and more varied?

I have a ten-year old child and it's about that time in their lives when she is constantly getting invited to stay over at other friends' houses either for the weekend or a night. To be honest, as a ...
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0answers
142 views

How do I stop my parents' divorce? [duplicate]

I'm a new teen, and my parents have been fighting for like a month like five times a week. One of them leaves at night for like six hours, my mom says she doesn't think it's working out. They have ...
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2answers
453 views

How to deal with an 8 year boy googling the word “sex”?

My friend is in a dilemma, his has caught his 8 year boy googling the the words "beauty sex" , the child has grown in a very good environment and his parents are conservative, he even misspelt the ...
9
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7answers
359 views

How to get 10-year-old to diversify his reading?

My 10 year old loves comics and graphic novels. LOVES them. I have absolutely nothing against comics - I think they're great and have seen some great works in that medium. But it's all he'll read. He ...
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4answers
8k views

How can I reach out to my 16-year-old son who has voiced he's depressed every day and doesn't love himself?

Last night my husband and I addressed a few things we discovered in my son's room being a concern. We are pretty strict parents and believe in corporal punishment especially since my son doesn't have ...
5
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1answer
445 views

Why do babies suck their fist?

My daughter is almost four months old. Few weeks ago she discovered and started having a lot of fun with her little hands: she keeps putting them in her mouth, she loves playing with the toys, etc. ...
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2answers
132 views

Can admonishing hinder a child's mental growth?

I recently got into a heated argument with my sister over her not admonishing her 5 year old son. Sometimes he does things that really need a firm warning. For example, doing things that might cause ...
4
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1answer
244 views

My 3 month old daughter looks away from me

Whenever I look my daughter and try to speak to her, she always looks away from me but she doesn't do that with her mother. My wife is the one who usually take care of her since I have a full time ...
1
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1answer
196 views

Extremely difficult 11 month old baby

I have an extremely fussy baby boy. He just turned 11 months old, while he's never been an "easy" baby, the past month he has been awful. He sleeps well and eats well, but when up all he does is cry ...
6
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2answers
297 views

Why is the 'floor is lava' game so ubiquitious?

It seems that the 'floor is lava' game (game is to not touch the floor, the children must get around by climbing on furniture instead) is developed by most children. My question is how it is so many ...
11
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1answer
278 views

What are the impacts of public shaming?

What are the short-term and long-term consequences of public shaming as a discipline technique in terms of behavior, psychology, and/or the parent-child relationship? (One example.) Per some ...
10
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2answers
679 views

Cannot cope with my 12 year old bully

I am really struggling with my 12 year old. TBH we have always had problems but he is getting worse. He is nasty, calling me an idiot, retard. Just gone off to school and wrecked the kitchen by ...
4
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4answers
192 views

3yr old refuses to sleep without me

I love my daughter so much but she is destroying my marriage. I cannot get her to stay in any bedroom when it is time to sleep. When she was younger she would at least allow one of her brothers to lay ...
5
votes
1answer
237 views

3 year old acts out for parents, but not for nanny

My wife and I are having trouble with our 2.5/3 year old daughter. We have a newborn (1 month old) that we believe is the reason. We are guessing she is jeolous of the attention that her new baby ...
3
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2answers
175 views

How to help my 9 year old daughter with eating disorder (comfort eating)

I am divorced and have custody of my children. I noticed that my daughter is eating much more food than she usually does and she has gained so much weight. I feel she is eating to comfort herself. ...
3
votes
1answer
191 views

Should I be concerned that my 2 year-old cannot pronounce sounds like “vee” and “fee”?

Our first child had no problems speaking quite clearly. However, our second child who is 2 years old has trouble pronouncing sounds like "vee" and "fee". For example, "vessel" becomes "bessel" and ...
3
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3answers
160 views

Split-religion parents, should we baptize our children

Christianity, aside from it's appearance in bad light the past couple of years, has a lot of meaningful values. It teaches children to control their emotions through telling stories. The knowledge of ...
3
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1answer
201 views

What names can a father-in-law use w former daughter-in-law after a divorce

I am planning for the future time (hopefully this year) when a nasty divorce that involves a child (my grandchild) is finalized. Over the past 5 years, my relationship with my daughter-in-law has ...
3
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6answers
1k views

My wife had her first doctor's appointment and it took exactly 15 minutes is that ok?

My wife is 11 weeks pregnant and made appointment to one of the doctors around our area. When we went they did few tests on her but the doctor did not even talk to her nor ask her how her pregnancy ...
4
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2answers
127 views

How to start Montessori at home

I have two kids 5 and 2 years old I picked the best school I can afford in my area for my 5 years old kid But I'm not okay with the overall result So, I'm considering to start homeschooling both ...
2
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1answer
154 views

From what age should I expect the child to pick up her toys which she scattered while playing?

At what age should this be started? How to go about it such that the child doesn't feel bored?
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2answers
68 views

Calculating gestational age of a baby

Does "gestational age" of an unborn child count from the first day of the last menstrual period of the mother?
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0answers
9 views

Delivery and gestaging age [duplicate]

My girlfriend's estimated delivery date is 23 Feb 2016. Our last intercource was on 7 may 2015 .last menstrual periods began on 01 april 2015. As per altrasound, Gestational age of the child today is ...
1
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1answer
186 views

What am I doing wrong?

My daughters father is a good"part-time" parent that makes his own schedule. If he doesn't want to show up he won't. If being a parent is a hassle at the time he wills step away from that role. And ...
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vote
3answers
381 views

My 6 year old son does not listen when I tell him to stop something immediately. Should I beat him?

At times when I ask my son to stop doing something immediately he does not stop. should I beat him in that case? I know the answer might be no but I need an alternative in which he listens and stops ...
2
votes
1answer
88 views

What is a suitable bedtime and sleep pattern for an 8 year old?

What is a suitable bedtime and sleep pattern for an 8yr old? My 8yr old Gabrielle goes to bed at half 7 but can read or watch for an hour which means she goes to sleep at around half 8. In the ...
0
votes
2answers
151 views

Breaking 5 year olds tantrums [duplicate]

My 5 year old son has recently got into the habit of getting into these incredibly annoying tantrums. They start when he doesn't get his way and can often rumble on over a couple of hours. They ...
0
votes
0answers
34 views

Estimate date of concieve [duplicate]

My girlfriend's estimated delivery date is 23 Feb 2016. Our last intercourse was on 7 May 2015. I checked with some expected conception date calculators on the net. They all say that the conception ...
5
votes
1answer
97 views

How can I supplement my Pre-K child's education?

My 4 year old is in Pre-K. She is the youngest in her grade too. I have consistently had preschool and Sunday school teachers tell me for the past 2 years how mature she is in class. She shows other ...
5
votes
2answers
179 views

How should I act such that child doesn't feel average success and mediocrity is expected of her?

From: http://www.raisesmartkid.com/all-ages/1-articles/47-authoritarian-strict-parenting-vs-permissive-which-is-better Do not impress on your child that mediocrity and average success is all that ...
2
votes
4answers
156 views

From what age should I require the child to speak the foreign language which I want her to learn?

Considering: Should I make my child respond to me in my language? and Enforcing minority languages at home The child is currently 2 years 4 months old. I speak to her in foreign language X. Other ...
3
votes
2answers
367 views

When do kids stop holding their parent's hand?

At what age do kids stop holding their parent's hands? My 8 year old daughter ALWAYS holds my hand whilst outside. I don't mind, but my partner and older daughter (16) thinks she is too old to be ...
2
votes
1answer
140 views

My 8yr old won't tie up her jacket when she is cold

My 8yr old daughter Gabrielle always wears a jacket, sometimes even when weather is glorious because she likes the waterproof jacket that her school issued her with. Now, if it is cold, raining ...
4
votes
6answers
441 views

How to explain children why junk food is bad for your health?

All my life I was told by my parents that sweets are not good for your health because they cause cavities in your teeth. It never affected me because I thought that after eating sweets if I brush my ...
10
votes
2answers
232 views

How much should you tell your children about your sorrows and joys?

I come from a house where no one talked about anything except paying electricity bills, rent, or studies. I was never asked questions about myself, my social life, friends or lack of them etc. My ...
7
votes
2answers
182 views

What should I consider when getting tympanostomy tubes (grommets) for my child?

My son likely needs (tympanostomy) tubes for his ears for chronic ear infections. I was wondering what I need to know about them and maintaining them. For instance, I know it can limit your ...
3
votes
1answer
95 views

How bad can teething pain be?

Our 18 months daughter has phases of extreme pain that we attribute to teething. The doctor advised painkillers, which we give her when we can. She indeed has molars coming out and tends to touch her ...
3
votes
3answers
150 views

When should I start using my frozen stash of breastmilk?

I am not sure when I should start using my freezer stash... I am an over producer and am pumping more milk than my baby is consuming, so while I am at work I leave bottles of fresh milk for him and ...
6
votes
3answers
99 views

What is a good system of organizing toys?

I would like to decrease the toy chaos and make it simpler to involve my 20 month old daughter in picking up her toys, without creating a system that is too complicated. We currently have 6 small ...

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