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The short and incomplete answer: between as young as two or possibly younger, and as late as late teenage years/early adulthood. From perusing "transgender identity formation" and other queries on google scholar, it's clear that there is no one conclusive answer, partly because we are still defining the terms of "identity" and "gender", and also because ...


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Since you self-identify as a Christian, I will presume to give you a Christian parenting answer on a secular site. You should primarily SHOW, not TELL your Christianity. In the Epistle from James we are told, "Pure religion and undefiled in the sight of God is this: to help widows and orphans in their distress, and to keep oneself unspotted by the ...


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Infants learn how to socialize and express their emotions by interacting with adults, primarily with their parents. Developing a positive, "happy" bond with the mother is good for babies, and depression interferes with that. Maternal postpartum depression during the child’s first year of life significantly predicted internalizing behavior problems. ...


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I've often found that my son was more whiny in the period before acquiring a major new skill, such as crawling, walking and advances in communicating. I felt that he was frustrated with his limitations as he approached the next phase. In a way this is good as it probably helps with progress. I particularly found this before crawling and he was much happier ...


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This might sound a bit obvious, but I'm gonna try and share some thoughts from my own experiences: He might not want any of the choices and instead want something else; but, perhaps due to his age, he might not be able to express what he wants clearly opting for no decision. He might be "not in a good mood", which makes it difficult to choose; i.e: when ...


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This is a guess. I'm wondering if it might be a situation where he made the following two, distinct cognitive steps: (1) A while back, he developed the understanding that he could choose things. Make decisions. Affect the outcome. Make his will known, and have it followed. This is a big, important thing to understand, and it gives him control over his ...



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