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Joe's approach is exactly what I'd do, too. I'd like to contribute an answer but essentially I'd be repeating what Joe said. Instead I can elaborate a little. Negative behavior has negative consequences. Always. That will probably mean that when you first start to use Joe's tactic, pretty soon there will be no toys left in the room and the kids will be ...


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Does your kid listen to your commands? If you say "don't touch it" does he touch the thing? What does he do when he gets bored - does he look around for anything to do? Does he then respect your firm don't? Breaking a window while driving at high speed would be extremely dangerous. Glass fragments could cause serious wounds, possibly to eyes. Why not keep ...


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Sounds pretty normal to me, at least up to a point. 3 and 17 months here, and not that different; except the 17 month old stands up to himself a bit better. We handle it in a very straightforward manner. Any toy grabbing means immediate removal of that toy from play for the day, unless that would excessively harm the wronged party if there is a clear ...


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Some lack of social skills is to be expected at your son's age. But this is concerning to parent and child. You say that your son becomes angry with small mistake of his friends and part from them during play. It sounds like he's got an "entitlement" thing going: he expects things to go his way, and if they don't, he's upset. I don't often point to ...


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As far as reacting to little mistakes: It may be important for you to show him by example how to respond when someone makes a small mistake. Next time you observe someone making a small mistake respond with an acceptable reaction, such as ignoring it, acknowledging it an moving on, directing your reaction to action of the mistake rather than the person who ...


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Your question needs some clarification but here's my answer. What is the reason that you think you need to call CPS? You mention finding out that your daughter is gay from her daughter. Is the issue that she is gay? You also imply that she is a neo-nazi, homeless and a drug addict. She was these things before and you didn't feel the need to intercede. ...


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No. Firstly, from your post, there is no indication of abuse occurring, assuming the child seeing the naked kissing was on accident. Secondly, your granddaughter is allowed to date anyone at any age or of any gender, race, or creed she wants. She's 30 which is 12 years past being a legal adult. Lack of evidence of abuse won't fly for CPS. A lesbian ...


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Who is homeless, your daughter or her girlfriend? Is your granddaughter homeless? Do you have any reason to assume you granddaughter is in any danger other than your personal distaste of her choice of her mother's companion? Because if you don't have any reason to suspect abuse, all you'll be doing is saddling your daughter with a false accusation and ...


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This is pretty common at that age, although to different degrees with different children. The basic approach to take is validate the emotion and correct the behavior. Validating the emotion means to communicate that their feelings are being heard and acknowledged. This article explains many different ways to do that. Usually with a small child, it takes ...


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I see two main components here to address. The first is that he's getting upset easily. This doesn't seem too unusual for a three year old, especially if getting upset like this sometimes results in his getting one-on-one attention some of the time. With a 10 month old in the house, it is possible some of this is jealousy, and deliberately ...


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It sounds to me like you're looking for something to make him happy when he's acting poorly. Bad move. Anything you do that rewards this behavior with encourage it. If a child has a tantrum or goes off on a sulk, you should leave them to sort out their feelings and come back when they can behave appropriately. When it's not possible to leave him, take him ...


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My son has the same issue. He is fine with using a pen or paint and likes school work, but refuses to use crayons. He screams and cries. After a lot of research and questioning, I found out that some people apparently have sensory issues where the feeling of a wax crayon or the feeling of a crayon against a piece of paper is intolerable for them. Also, I ...



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