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Your instinct is exactly on point -- you shouldn't force the child to do what he doesn't want to do; nor should you push him away from what he does want to do if it's harmless. Luckily, your grandson is living in an age where gender stereotypes are being questioned by society (think Target and Amazon)! The best thing you can do is let him play with what he ...


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Have you had her evaluated to see if she has any sensory issues? Sensory disorder can cause issues with clothing, as the clothes can feel extremely uncomfortable. If you think this might be the issue, try seeing if the few clothing items she can tolerate have anything in common, and build on that. Some general guidelines that commonly help are: Super ...


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In truth no one knows and there is no such thing as a correct answer, nor can there be. It is all subjective to the entire environment of the child. For example, if the child hears the kissing sound In Utero, and gets the endorphin bump from the mom, and then is born and then gets the visual connection of the sound and the warmth of the "closeness" of the ...


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I agree with @Lance's answer that it's very possible that you might be taking this more seriously than you need to. That was my first impression. I'm not sure that I would consider his behavior as solely manipulation to get his way. It might be that when he's sad, he really just does miss the comfort of the mother he was born to and continues to see every ...


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Studies show that newborns are discriminating. They can tell the difference between the sounds of • their own cries • the cries of other newborns, and • the cries of older babies And newborns are more likely to cry only if they hear the cries of other newborns. Source here (See the section titled "Newborn babies show empathy...and ...


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My son plays with more girly toys and watches more girly shows. He likes the bright colors and the more relationship based storylines. He loves making things so he watches a lot of baking and decorating videos. At one point of time, that was all he liked. But as he went to school, and played with the other kids, he started to like more and more things, not ...


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You should definitely seek professional help for this child, such as counseling. This is not normal behavior for a child this age. Getting counseling serves two purposes: protecting the other children he is around, and determining where this behavior is coming from. As a foster parent, we typically see small children acting overtly sexual when that child ...


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As a young child and even today as a 48.5 year old man, I wiggle my fingers in front of my eyes. I have done it all my life. Only recently did I figure out that what I was doing was helping myself focus as I am slightly ADHD. I imagine my fingers being as "fire" consuming the page in front of me, as I read. I did this most often as a child, while trying to ...


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Based on your specific question, there is no answer that fits all unfortunately. It really depends on what your child is exposed to, what you as a parent do, and what you encourage. These are the three basic foundations for a child liking or disliking some sort of activity. My daughter absolutely loves trains, dinosaurs and lego. I don't buy into the ...


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I have been in the situation in a couple different ways, and it is surely two things: We always read too much into things, but it is always important to continue to be that parent because the alternative has lasting negative effects. The "i want to go to the other parents" is a very intelligent way of manipulation, to suggest that he knows everyone is ...



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