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granddaughter screaming in the middle of the night like something is wrong but she calms down in about 10-15 min

my granddaughter wakes up around 1:30 every night screaming and tightening her body up like something is going on .This just started about a week ago , could she be having a bad dream ?
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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? [on hold]

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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58 views

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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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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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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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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102 views

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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28 views

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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4.5 years old boy pants heavily after climbing stairs [closed]

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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58 views

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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207 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
95 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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142 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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103 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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If vaccinated for chickenpox, and get it, is she contagious? [migrated]

If my child is vaccinated for chickenpox, and she gets it, is she contagious?
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Suddenly my six years old son lost interest for going to school

My son is six years old.We got him admitted at school when he was 3 & half.He was so excited to go to school from the very first day.He never bothered us for going to the school.He used to wake up ...
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1answer
171 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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104 views

Son not wanting to talk to his father

My son is almost 9years old. I've had sole custody of him since he was 2 . I have given his father chance after chance to be in his life,and every time he has hurt my son. He is in and out of jail and ...
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58 views

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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Help explain emotionally unstable Aunt to 5yr old

After a difficult marriage my elderly parents have divorced, they're in their 70's. My sister and I are in our 40's She seems to have forgotten how difficult our father was, and seems to blame my ...
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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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child unable to do anything alone

our 5 yr old grandchild cannot tolerate being alone when at home. Even if someone is in the next room, she has to go there. She needs someone to read and stay with her while she goes to sleep. Can't ...
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Any ideas to help a 1st grade boy be more focused and on task?

Does any one have any suggestions to help a 7 year old boy be more focused and on task?
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171 views

Is it normal for wife to be angry at baby often?

My wife and I have been having some problems ever since we had our baby boy. He's currently 7 months old, and he's never been an easy sleeper. So every time he resists sleep my wife will get angry ...
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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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116 views

7 month old wants to sleep on its belly — is it safe?

We have two 7 month olds (10 month premies). One of the girls wants to turn on her belly during the night. She seems to like that better than sleeping on her back. However, we heard that sudden ...
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42 views

ML@H + OPPL = confusion?

I speak Italian while my partner speaks Korean and we speak English between us. The community language is French. We were thinking to raise a tri-lingual child (0-years old now) with a 'One Person One ...
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1answer
84 views

2.5 years old Kid thinks beating, biting and hurting others is game. How to change that behavior?

I have a 2.5-year-old son. He is very hyperactive, and somehow he thinks that beating, biting, throwing things and hurting others is a game. He threw a toy car at me once and it hurt me badly. He ...
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107 views

If schools teach phonics correctly?

My 5 yr old daughter is learning to read using phonics at school, where I did not learn that way. Her school enforces the use of phonics not just in English lessons, but in all subjects (like ...
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When can I breastpump?

I am a new mother, and approaching 4 weeks of breastfeeding my newborn. I am going back to work in 2 weeks and I plan to pump my milk while I am away. My problem is when I pump milk, the let down is ...
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How do you handle invites and venue registration for a venue birthday party when you don't know the turnout?

My wife and I are finally thinking of throwing our first venue birthday party. My son is of pre-K age and has classmates he wants to invite. My wife and I don't know the families or the kids ...
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What could be the effects of telling a small child “The bad man is going to come” as a threat to enforce good behavior? [duplicate]

My childhood best friend's family would tell their young daughter, maybe 5-7 years old things like "Im gonna call the bad man" or "The bad man's gonna get ya if you dont be good." I dont think they ...
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2answers
185 views

4 year old, biological Mom used drugs, behavior out of control

I have a 4 yr. old Son, he was adopted at birth. His biological "mom" used meth during pregnancy. I knew that he could develop problems in regard to behaviors. He's extremely bright, learns easy ...
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teens nagging at each others

The kids of my GF, 14 and 11 respectively, have that annoying tendancy to nag at each other when night time is coming. Teen girl likes to pout and teenage boy thinks himself as some kind of prima ...
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What website provide information about child safety with scientific or high quality anecdotal links? [migrated]

For example look at WebMD- some pages are reviewed by a doctor but those doctors didn't bother to require them to include citations or demonstrative documentaries/ case studies. I tried look at ...
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120 views

What is the black line on pregnant womens belly

There is a vertical black line on a womans belly (shes white caucasian). I heard that its a common fact. Where does this line come from? Does it have a biological function? I heard about a remnant ...
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1answer
83 views

My 4month old baby girl can't lift up her head, what should I do? [closed]

My 4month old baby girl can't lift her head for a long time. But during tummy time she can lift her head for only 5mins. And when I carry her facing other people she just bow her head and can't lift ...
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2answers
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What are practical tips for helping newborn with possible “Silent Reflux” condition?

After doing some research online (which admittedly is always a bit prone to error) I feel pretty confident that my newborn son has Silent Reflux (or laryngopharyngeal reflux). In short, it seems like ...
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1answer
56 views

How to limit hot water temperature if your boiler doesn't have this control?

We have 20 month twins who can almost reach taps in the bathroom. Our hotwater system is fixed at 55°C. It feels too hot for them, and it's not adjustable. How have other parents managed this? I ...
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141 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
204 views

What expenses should I pay for my 16-year-old daughter

I give my 16 year old daughter 1 dollar a day for keeping straight A's (90% or above in every class).  If she drops to a B in one of her classes, no dollar until she brings it back up (I check via the ...
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2answers
170 views

Fear developing in three year old

I have a three and a half year old boy. We have been going to this theme park for years, he has gone on all of the rides which are age appropriate since a little more than one without any sign of ...
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1answer
129 views

Choosing same name as a friend, how to ask or annonce?

So there's a name that we liked for our baby but I have a childhood distant friend having the same name. Would she (yeah its a she) be offended if we name our baby after her? How do I approach or ...
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2answers
137 views

What things do you do to build intimacy in your relationship when going out is not an option? [closed]

We have young special needs kids and not enough budget room for babysitters and lots of date nights out. I think quality time that makes our relationship better and helps us connect is really ...
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152 views

Is my child autistic?

My son speaks 8 languages and is learning 5 more. He is not even yet able to interact socially with strangers and he switches languages whenever he feels uncomfortable, which is often. He also ...
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111 views

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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64 views

what is better for kids in the future? cell phones or being outside? [closed]

I know what the obvious answer is, but i want everyone to comment on it and discuss this,like what if your child needed a phone to contact you when somethings wrong? but at the same time social media ...

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