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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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Child has unsociable behaviour

My boy is 5 years old. I took him to the school disco. I noticed every other child dancing, and coming up to him asking him to dance. He sulked because he wanted another led-strobe light thingy. Ended ...
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Why do people have kids?

I always thought people had kids so as to make their life more meaningful in the following manner: they know that when they die they will leave something about themselves: their genes, and perhaps ...
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My son not smile back to us anymore after picked up from infant care

We began to send our 3months(almost 4 months) old son to infant care. The first two days are half-days only. On the second day, after we picked him up from the Infant Care center, he doesn't smile ...
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Why would you lie to your children about Santa?

Christmas is an awesome event for children with lots of presents, but I've been thinking: Aren't the negative things it brings (telling them the truth eventually) worse than the good things? You can ...
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how do i get a toddler (2 yrs ) to calm down at night to go to bed by 8:30 or 9pm

my granddaughter lives with me , but for the last month she is so tired and is had to get settled down, we tried lots of thing to get her to calm down before bed. She use to go to bed at 8:30 but ...
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How to deal with a narcisstic mother?

I have a friend in his mid-teens who recently realized that his mother is a narcissist and he thinks she suffers severe narcissism. This has been troubling him and he tells me that he doesn't know ...
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If a pregnant woman's tummy is pressed hard, can the baby in her womb get hurt?

I am 22 weeks in my pregnancy and my baby does kick and stretch at times. Yesterday he poke a limb/head/butt out on my tummy which I could see a firm lump. I showed my friend, and she pressed on the ...
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Is there an alternative to Boy/Girl Scouts in the US?

My son desperately wants to join the Boy Scouts, but I've had to say no due to the local troop's religious agenda. I've been helping my friend try to come up with ideas for her daughter's new Girl ...
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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 ...
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How can I help my one month old poop with out hurting her?

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 ...
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Should I allow my child's in-and-out father to be a part of his life?

My son will be 3 years old in a couple of months and his father lives out of state. He did live here when my son was born but was not there and would not sign the birth certificate. It took a long ...
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Is it safe to blow on a baby's face?

I've seen some parents blowing on their baby's face when crying. The baby suddenly stops crying but he looked very surprised. I wonder if this could harm the baby in some way.
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Laws Regarding Newborn Care at a Hospital

I am a new dad to be, this July! A friend of mine had her first born son in a hospital. As soon as he was born, they forcefully whisked him from her to run lab tests and so on. A few hours later, they ...
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Starting new feeding/sleep schedule for 6 month old

My 6 month old grandson has no feeding/ sleep schedule. he was born 3 weeks early. 5 lbs. My daughter in law , Liz is breastfeeding. The Dr. told her to feed as often as possible to get his weight ...
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potty trained 2 1/2 year old wetting the bed again

My son is 2 1/2 years old, 6 weeks ago we went cold turkey and stopped him wearing nappies and put proper pants on him. He wet the bed the first night and that was the only accident he had! However ...
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Do you use number of weeks or day of the month to determine an infant's birthday?

If a child was born today, which is July 18th and the third Monday of July, would he or she become one month old on August 18th or the third Monday in August (August 22)? Thanks
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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 ...
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2answers
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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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167 views

where can i get help for my13 year old daughter whos tantrums get physical?

I have a 13 year old daughter. She has had a tantrum tonight after her and her sister got in a little argument. My 13year old daughter got to the point where she got physical with my other daughter. ...
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519 views

Absent Father vs. Father with alcohol addiction

I was raised with a father who was dependent on alcohol and who was very abusive emotionally but sometimes physically towards my mother. At that time I wished I wouldn't have a father at all. But I ...
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CISV: should I trust?

CISV is a seasoned organization which stages (among other activities) villages: 28 days-long exchanges for children aged 10 coming from all the world. I am considering letting my child take part in ...
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How do I get my child engaged with practicing letters?

My first child made the connection between reading and practicing letters, and loved getting anybody and everybody to help practice letters (girl at 4, now 6). My second child (boy at 4) is keen ...
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what do you do with the second row van seat when you're not using it? [on hold]

We have a Toyota Sienna van, and like to take out the bigger of the two middle seats during the summer. It's very heavy and awkward, and we can't find a good place to put it. Any suggestions?
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Which is better - a Minivan or a SUV - for a 4 kid family

We have 3 kids and are currently managing fitting them in an Accord (Mom) and a Civic (Dad). The civic is tight but most of the time it's one parent with the kids in that one. We recently found out ...
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1answer
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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 ...
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3answers
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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 ...
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4.5 years old boy pants heavily after climbing stairs [on hold]

My 4.5 years old pants heavily after climibing 4 floors of stairs. Is it normal? One of my friends pointed out that he usually doesn't see kids panting as heavily as him. Though my son never complains ...
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2answers
203 views

Restless fingers while speaking

It's very hard for me to have a relaxed talk with my son - 12 years old. He does not like talking and if he does he is playing with his fingers. This drives my crazy and it makes me afraid. I tell ...
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1answer
103 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 ...
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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 ...
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Is it considered harmful in the longer run to frighten the child so that he behaves the way we want?

Not sure if there is a cultural difference. In our family it is considered normal to frighten the child so that he behaves the way we want. Example- Parent: Eat that quickly or the God will punish ...
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teenage child with severe daily temper tantrums and whining

My 13 year old daughter has severe and daily outbursts - sometimes as many as 10 a day - from time she gets up till time she goes to bed. This has been going on since she was of walking and talking ...
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what is going on with the 2 mo old morning struggle?

2 mo old baby - sleeps very well at night, 6 -7 hours with 1 feeding, then immediately slumps over again. He does this thing in the morning around 6,7am, where he is all squirming all over, his face ...
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How to cope with a crying infant in the car during short trips?

An issue has come up recently with our new son, in that he is at his most vocally unhappy when in the car. It's not 100% of the time, but it happens daily. It's only rarely because of dirty diapers ...
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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 ...
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6answers
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What age can I expect to not need a stroller?

Our daughter is currently 1, and we're contemplating a second child. We're not super happy with our current stroller and are thinking of getting a new one. We're debating the utility/need of a tandem ...
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227 views

My son is 11 months old. He has also stopped eating

My son is 11 months old. He has also stopped eating. We are giving him all the food in puried form. But now a days after eating 2 3 spoons he is not ready to open his mouth. Many times he is doing ...
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94 views

Shrieking crying 6 month old

So, our boy (one half of a set of 6 month old b/g twins) has just recently started his temper tantrums. He used to be pretty mellow - with his sister having some medical issues where she was more ...
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1answer
94 views

My 6 year old is terrified of monsters is this normal?

Sammy has always been scared of monsters ever since he was around 2, but now his imagination of creating this monster is getting out of control. He rarely sleeps in his own bed, he has to sleep with ...
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137 views

Should I worry About My 10yo Nephew's Interest in Violence?

I have a 10yo nephew who is obsessed with violence. It's all he talks about. He asks me and my father things like; If I had a gun and you had a knife, could you kill me? If I start doing ...
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279 views

20 month old wont sit in the bath

Our daughter recently decided she didn't want to sit down in the bath any more. We have no idea what triggered it, and she still loves baths and gets excited by the prospect of them. She'll happily ...
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My 2 month old daughter is trying to stand; can this be harmful?

This is about my second daughter, who is now 2 months old and happily smiling at me ^_^ An awful lot has happened with my 1st daughter since she was born...I've forgotten quite a bit about the ages ...
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2answers
140 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), ...
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1answer
101 views

What is an effective order to teach writing the alphabet?

In Kindergarten I remember learning to write the print alphabet in a non-alphabetical order. Later, in 2nd grade, we also learned script out of order. The reason for this was that we were learning ...
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2answers
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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 ...
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5answers
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Why do toddler boys love trains and cars so much?

My two-year-old loves trains. He really loves trains, especially steam engines, like Thomas. Many other parents have said that their boys love (or loved) trains, and I can remember being enamoured ...
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3answers
2k views

Is 3 years old too late to start learning a 2nd language natively?

I'm English and my wife is Portuguese and we are living in Portugal. I'm bilingual in Portuguese and my wife and I have always spoken Portuguese together. When my son was born, I found it somewhat ...
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1answer
129 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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7answers
59k views

Why won't our infant stop crying when in the car seat?

We have a 2-month-old baby that will start crying as soon as we put her in the car seat and absolutely will not stop until she is out of it. She could be fed and asleep with a new diaper before the ...

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