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From my personal experience, and those of friends, sleep training is a must. My son (now 9 months) did not sleep through the night until he was 7 months, and even then it was only 8 hours. As for his naps, he would fight the crib all the time. He would only sleep if he was in my arms after a feeding, or was in his vibrating bear. In order to get him to sleep ...


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Personally, based solely upon what you've said, I think the mother-in-law is the problem. Maybe you should very gingerly find out how your husband feels about limiting her time with the child. She seems to have already caused disharmony in the household. That's COMPLETELY unethical on her part, in my opinion. If the mother-in-law is the cause, I think your ...


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Is it possible something could have made her afraid of men? One time, long ago, a woman told me that her daughter was afraid of men as she explained why her daughter would hide behind her mom's leg and peak around at men in a very shy manner. I'm just throwing that out there as a possibility because of what I know somebody else experienced. It may not be ...


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Children tend to go through phases where they strongly favor one parent, which seems to be happening to your daughter. Your daughter wants to maximize time and attention from her mother, that's why she protests if you do things with her that her mother would otherwise do. You're not doing anything wrong or different, you're just not mommy. This phase will ...


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totlaly agree you should stop this behaviour before it even starts. you dont need medical professional advice, when you have seen the aftermath as i have. blisters, broken skin, irritation, not to mention the germs! its a filthy habit forming problem that should be stopped from day 1. you can wrap infants arms up so they cannot suck on their hands at all. ...


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If her teacher is actually yelling at her, I'd be surprised if she didn't cry. I'd also consider finding another school. Teachers should never yell or shout at children. Parents shouldn't either, for that matter, though nobody is perfect, but I would expect teachers to be held to a higher standard in that regard. At three, yelling or shouting is going to ...


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Children have a very sophisticated sense of what works to get what they want. Your partner's daughter isn't a whiny brat around you, because you don't respond well to that behavior, but apparently your partner gives in easily to that kind of behavior. My own daughter has two personalities she puts on for me and my wife. For me, she is sweet and sugary, ...


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I've been using Nonviolent Communication (NC) for some months and it works. I have a son who is 13 and a son who is 9 and mentally handicapped. NC helped me a lot and daily life is much more relaxed now. Here is how I apply it in my life: listen to his feelings don't judge: There is no "wrong" or "right". Only different opinions. If you want to give ...


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The "terrible 2's" is when children discover their emotions, and this sort of behaviour is very typical. Helping the child to recognize and identify their own emotions is key in this stage. If you can sit them down, talk to them, ask them how they feel and why they feel that way, it can help a lot. For example: "How do you feel right now - do you feel ...


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Frustration in a 2 year old is common. As your child improves its ability to express itself, the outbursts should end. Emotions are difficult for a 2 year old to handle. Focus on modeling patient behavior. When your child starts to overreact, calm your self, by taking a few deep breaths, before you engage with your child. Be assertive and direct with you ...


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Children do learn to modify their behaviour with different people, so its possible you can teach him to behave around you even if he still acts up for his grandparents. Try getting down to his level, insist that he makes eye contact, and say "I know you are upset about this. Thats fine. But screaming about it is not acceptable. If you carry on screaming you ...


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First off, please don't worry! This is natural at this age and all children are like this in toddlerhood. My son, who is now 4, did the same thing with our cat at that age, and now he is very gentle and wonderful with cats. (My one year old has now entered that stage; our cat has passed, but she pulls on my 4 year old's hair and she finds it hilarious.) ...



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