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It sounds like you are a wonderful parent, and you have good reason to believe you are doing all you can in the home. There is something called "mismatch" where even the best-intentioned parents and kids just aren't a good fit, which causes strife, but your situation seems way different. Your child needs an evaluation by a mental health professional. Your ...


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At my son's school they sent home daily "report cards" for those children with behavioral issues. These cards addressed five areas of the child's day: morning, first recess, lunch, evening, last recess. They gave a 1-5 numeric grade in several categories ("listened respectfully to teacher(s)", "did work as requested", "respectful toward classmates", etc). ...


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I am surprised that no one suggested you sit in on the "class" several times to observe your daughter's behavior. To communicate effectively, you need to know (and if to believe, you need to see first hand, so be it) what behaviors of concern your child's teachers are seeing, and for them to believe you, they need to know if what you say is true (if it is, ...


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It really seems like the teacher just doesn't have time to effectively cater 20-30 different discipline styles so any children that don't conform must be Autistic or ADD or some other trendy excuse for their behavior. This happens because teachers in the US (I'm assuming your in the US) are incredibly overworked and under supported. So while I'm not trying ...


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Small children have very little control over their lives. Most decisions are made for them. So when they figure out how to get any control, they take the idea and run with it. Your daughter has tried temper tantrums to get what she wants. And she learned that for you and your husband it doesn't work. So she doesn't try that with you. For the preschool ...


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Yes, it's just a toy, however I also think the way the play with toys can sometimes be an indicator of how they'll play with other children or animals. We ask our children to play carefully and respectfully with their toys. With their stuffed animals, we ask them to treat them gently, as if they were real animals. I don't think there is anything wrong with ...


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If she really doesn't want any physical contact, I wouldn't force it. I would try to keep a smile and just look at her and tell her that you still love her and you will be there for her when she is ready. I had two different step-mothers growing up. My experience with the first one was horrible, so I projected this experience onto my expectations for my ...


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Here is a nice article with a guide for teething. That seems to be the most logical explanation. My kids were moderate droolers, but my nephew would soak a bib in an hour, bless his heart. Also, we did not give either of our children pacifiers, so my daughter, especially, had her hands in her mouth a lot. It worried me, but it passed once her teeth grew in. ...


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I have a son of 4 month now who usually is sucking his fingers. At first I thought it was dangerous, but as time went on I just let him be, because at first he wasn't doing that. I think over time he will learn to stop himself.


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I understand why you're anxious about this. It can be really alarming to think of something "stuck" in your three-year-old child's mouth with nothing you can do to get it out. He has realized this too! The problem wasn't really a problem until you accidentally made it into one. Our rule is that when he starts pocketing food, we don't make him eat ...


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That is the most normal thing in the world. You should watch yourself, see if you're giving her all the attention you could, because she needs it. If you think you're doing your part well and she is still jealous, don't worry anymore, because it happens.


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Many aggressive children are simply not getting enough exercise. However, your situation seems more trigger related. Close supervision with immediate consequences would be my best suggestion. Sending your child out for a play date without your presence seems like a bad idea. You know his triggers; you know when he needs to be pulled out of a situation. He ...


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By the way, my son's phase passed very quickly and I'll tell everyone what worked for us. We made him a little photo album filled with about 20 pictures of all his favorite people and a little rhyme on each page. He loved to look at it and had to keep his eyes open to do so, and to tell him classmates and teachers about who is in the book. It was gold! This ...


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Realistically, there is only one way to treat this young man and that is to love him, completely and without reservation, forever. It's not easy to diagnose your family's problems from a single 425 word description, but certain tells jump out of your story. I'm sure you love the kid, or else you wouldn't be here. His mother and sister love him, too. But ...


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Our doctor also encouraged it due to feeding issues. In my experience as a mother of 1, an aunt of 16, and babysitter of many others: sucking their thumb also helps the child be more self secured in their toddler years.


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My baby had it pretty bad for months and would rub her face raw. I wrote a full post on my blog about it if anyone is interested in what helped my kid. I did a lot like specific lotions, zipper swaddles but a big factor was helping the skin- that didn't seem to be too bad just looking at it - heal. http://myhighneedsbaby.com/face-rubbing/ It took some ...


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I'm wondering how this situation finally resolved with your daughter? The exact same issue has been occurring with my 5-year-old this week, and upon having her evaluated by the doctor we found out that she does not have a UTI. It is driving me insane, I can't focus on work or anything. Doctor did mention that there are other issues we could explore, such as ...


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Your son is getting used to moving his arms and exploring the world. Some handy advice can be found here and here.



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