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When do the sense of independence kick in, in toddler's?

I don't know if babies should start having a sense of independence this early (unless if I'm confusing it with being stubborn ), my boy 17 months now; doesn't want to be assisted when he gets stuck in ...
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0answers
4 views

Fed up with trolling on this site [migrated]

I am fed up with the trolling on this site. Can the mods do something about it?
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3answers
131 views

How do you entertain a 7 week old infant?

I have a 7 week old baby and I stay home with him. The days can be long. I run out of ideas of how to entertain him. He doesn't talk or walk or crawl. He can't hold any toys. I don't want to always ...
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0answers
31 views

Does a newborn/infant need to lay flat in a stroller

I'm on the hunt for an inexpensive stroller to accommodate a newborn without having to buy a travel system and I'm having a really really hard time finding a stroller in any price range that will ...
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0answers
39 views

Head control of 6 month old baby

My baby girl has completed 5 months yesterday. She doesn't have good head control. And I am worried. When I lift her in my arms, she does not control her head and leans backward from waist. Plz to ...
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8answers
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My daughter's friend faked having cancer - our daughter found out via Facebook and is devastated. What do we do?

Our daughter Angela (not her real name), who's 15, showed us a Facebook message she received from her friend Lauren (not her real name), who's 15, it said basically that Lauren had been faking having ...
2
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1answer
159 views

How should I discuss the cheerleading squad uniform policy with the coach? [on hold]

My son is 16. He's applied for cheerleading as a hobby. Me and my wife thought it was good, he's athletic and into sports. The cheer squad is not affiliated with his highschool. The issue at hand is ...
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1answer
72 views

how to stop my son hitting his playmate?

what will i do when he like to play with other children, but eventually he hits them when he got mad on them? Is that right that i just get him from their play ground and just told him to stay at ...
2
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1answer
172 views

My 7-yrs old daughter asks the same questions everyday at the same time

Questions like "you and mom were happy when I cried loud when I was born?" (because some day we've said that babies that born crying loud usually is considered a sign of good health) or "what's your ...
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1answer
126 views

What would happen if my girlfriend got pregnant?

I am twenty-seven years old, my girlfriend is nineteen years old, and we live in Indiana. I am a PhD student, and I teach classes to pay my tuition and rent. She is an undergraduate student, and she ...
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2answers
69 views

5 1/2 yo wants money to buy junk food at day camp

How might one deal with a 5 1/2 yo who wants money to buy junk food at day camp? For example, gatorade costs $1 and a snow cone costs $2. I would rather the young fellow eat the nutritious lunch I ...
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1answer
25 views

2.5 years old kid is want toys that other Kids have at play time

I have 2.5 year old Boy. One of the problem that we are facing with him at play time is, he wants to play with what other Kids are playing. At play time if he see another Kid is playing some thing, ...
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4answers
144 views

Almost 9 year old regularly seeking attention

My boyfriend's 8-will-be-9-in-a-month daughter is with us for the summer. Her mom lives many states away so summer is dad/daughter time while mom has her for the school year. I am having troubles ...
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9answers
240 views

How can I start a hobby when I have to take care of my 15-month-old baby?

I am presently not working, and my job is just to look after my 15 months baby 24/7 which is making me frustrated, and I am staying with my in-laws with the constant whining of my mother-in-law. I ...
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1answer
135 views

How to talk with my six-year-old

I have a six-year-old daughter who is almost never shy or afraid to voice her opinion, but there are times when she is just a bit much to handle. Sometimes she'll misbehave in public in a fairly loud ...
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1answer
48 views

How to encourage a baby to use rusks or prepare the rusks

My mother sent us three boxes of rusks (hard long wheat product- not common product here). How do I encourage him to try putting in his mouth or how do I use the rusks so he will like them? He ...
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1answer
217 views

Alcohol use before finding out I was pregnant [duplicate]

We were not planning on getting pregnant so we both were not practicing healthy living habits! The only time we were not careful having sex was only a few days (2days) after my last period which I ...
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0answers
5 views

How long can a baby survive without water? [migrated]

If while there is a water shortage in the baby's country, when will mild dehydration, moderate and severe dehydration come. I wonder if a baby can survive longer than a parent in this situation.
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0answers
82 views

Continually whining unhappy baby

We are having a problem with our second daughter. She is 15 months old and lately, (the last 2 months), she has just been inconsolable and whiny despite there being no obvious underlying cause. In ...
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0answers
45 views

What should be the targeted BMI for a woman before getting pregnant? [closed]

I am an overweight woman (my BMI is 26.5) thinking about stopping birth control within a year or two and I was wondering what BMI should be targeted before getting pregnant to lower the probability of ...
2
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1answer
67 views

Toddler crying in the early morning

I have a 2 years old toddler who cries constantly in the early morning (typically 2am-4am) for a long period of time (over 1 hour) if not longer. This consistently happens 3-4xs a week! When my ...
2
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1answer
112 views

How can I stop my toddler from playing with electronic appliances?

My kid is always trying to play with the home-theater which under the TV. How can I stop him and how to protect the equipment (is there any cover available to keep children away for touching home-...
0
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0answers
59 views

Told to get something but can't find it; Visual Agnosia? [closed]

Quick disclaimer; I'm not a parent, but I am an adult. Occasionally staying with my parents and my younger siblings means sometimes our parents will tell us to go fetch something. Get this ...
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1answer
77 views

How do we determine the right amount of babyproofing? [closed]

We have a young one finally starting into the adventure of mobility. It's very exciting, but we know our house has never been babyproofed. It's going to take some work to get it safe. However, ...
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1answer
240 views

Too much computer?

My teenager spends hours and hours on the computer doing "programming" "coding" and other web-design stuff. He spends hours on stackoverflow. How should I be monitoring this behavior and should I be ...
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1answer
66 views

11 month refuses all types of fluid including breast milk!!!!! Help!

My LO is one in July. He was brilliantly breastfeeding since birth, exclusively. Up until 3weeks ago, he started biting. I said no and pulled away. He would cry and I would eventually give in. He then ...
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9answers
13k views

Neighbor's child is trying to spend all her time with us

Background My wife and I recently moved into a town-house apartment in a large complex. We have a Husky pup that my wife walks twice a day (she's a stay-at-home) and the dog attracts lots of ...
5
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4answers
293 views

Mother won't let me buy a new car (cultural clash in parent-child relationships)

I am 37 years old male, married with kids (5,3,1). My parents are from the Indian subcontinent but I have lived in the US for most of my life. I have always been very close with my mom, ever after ...
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0answers
176 views

Coping with my son's zoophilia [closed]

I've recently found out that my son was watching zoophilia porn and it's starting to worry me. He's 17 years old and has been interested in animals since he was very young. As far as I know he's never ...
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0answers
97 views

Montessori vs daycare for toddler? [closed]

My mother-in-law currently watches my daughter Isla (16 months) and nephew (26 months). I hear that many parents like to send their children to daycare/school starting around 2.5 yrs of age, and I am ...
5
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1answer
185 views

How to get my teenage son out of the house in the summer?

I'm asking this for someone else, so I can sound smart and/or maybe get him using stackexchange more, I don't have a teenager quite yet I've got a teenage son who has no interest in doing much more ...
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1answer
116 views

2.5 year old afraid of other kids

My daughter has been going to daycare, 3 days a week, for a year now, but she is afraid of other kids. We are told she doesn't interact much with other kids, as she prefers the company of the adults ...
2
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1answer
188 views

Acting up for Daddy

My partners 4 year old daughter lives with us. I look after her more than my partner. She is generally well behaved, polite little girl and we have lots of fun. As soon as Daddy comes home she turns ...
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3answers
192 views

Kids are yelling over the fence

My kids and the neighbor's kid are all in the same kindergarten group. Despite having plenty of interaction there, they seek even more contact. That's not bad in itself, of course, but it's annoying ...
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1answer
77 views

Examples of good/poor parenting plans in a high conflict divorce situation? [closed]

As a result of a prolonged and highly nasty divorce (not yet finalized), I anticipate ongoing and enduring (post divorce) disputes even after a court battle results in a parenting plan. To help ...
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4answers
164 views

How a child can tell if his bottom is clean enough?

This is the situation. My 5 1/2 year old is concerned because he does not know if his bottom is clean when he wipes himself after a BM. He knows that sometimes his bottom needs a lot of cleaning and ...
3
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1answer
253 views

My son is discouraged

I have a 10-yr-old son. He's a fifth grader right now and I have been really worried about his attitude toward homework and everything that has to do with studying. He constantly calls himself stupid ...
5
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7answers
423 views

How to encourage a child to speak truth about the wrong deeds she has done?

I have a close relationship with my 3 year old child. This means that since I have told her that I hate lies and love truth so she should speak the truth with her parents at least all the time, she ...
6
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4answers
260 views

Purposely walking slowly to/from preschool?

Every morning before going to work, I walk our 4 years old son to the preschool located 15 minutes from home ; and his little brother too (in a stroller). Every evening after work, my wife walks them ...
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5answers
385 views

Fake driver's license discovered — how to deal with situation?

My daughter leaves her purse in the car, even at night which is really unsafe, even for the city we live in. I wanted to teach her a lesson about the dangers of leaving valuables in a car and ...
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2answers
87 views

Getting things done - balancing directives vs. autonomy (elementary school age)

I'm the father of a 9 year old boy, who, while in the top tier regarding intelligence and grades, has a serious problem of 'getting things done'. Simple things. The issue does not occur at school ...
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1answer
46 views

my daughter just turned 4 years old she doesn't like going poop in the toilet

My 4 year old daughter knows how to pee in the toilet but when its time for her to poop she goes in her diaper. she has another year of preschool and soon its off to Kindergarten. We do ask her if she ...
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2answers
65 views

What are good ways to help a child understand danger better?

My 8-year-old son is very rational and thoughtful, but in my view he doesn't understand danger well. For example, he will run right next to fast moving cars in the sidewalk. It seems he has a model of ...
3
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1answer
76 views

Should I seek a diagnosis for dyslexia for my daughter?

My daughter just finished second grade and will start third grade in the fall. She was diagnosed with ADHD when she was 3 and a half. We started her in pre-school at age 4 with an IEP, and she has ...
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18answers
10k views

How can I teach a teenager to plan better and procrastinate less in his studies?

The teenage boy of my girlfriend is starting his first year of senior high school next September. As a gifted teenager, he does not do a lot but still gets good grades -- very good grades actually. ...
4
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4answers
207 views

How do I give my child's age? [closed]

People ask how old my baby is, and I'm not sure what to tell them. He was born May 16, 2016. Do I give his age in weeks? Days? When should I give it in months?
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1answer
145 views

Should I trust the dogs instincts?

There is a neighbor boy who is 6. I have a 4 and a 2 year old. The boys mom is nice, the boy seems nice (I can tell he's a coddled only child, but whatever). He's been over to play a few times with ...
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3answers
1k views

5 Year Old Social Difficulty

My 5 year old is in Kindergarten. I work at home and I pick him up from the bus stop every day. Everyday, the first thing out of his mouth after school is, "Can I have a play date with so and so (...
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1answer
44 views

Infant cognitive abilities guide

I have a simple question: Is there any simple guide, site, book where all the progression of the newborn's cognitive evolution is described? Preferably, it should be of the format day 10: most ...
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2answers
44 views

Migrating to another continent between vaccines

I am planning migrate from overseas to my homeland when my infant becomes around 3 months old, she is 1 months old now. Though she will start some vaccines soon in two weeks. However, we cannot finish ...

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