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According to developmental studies (and don't ask me why age 5 is an overlap, I am not the one whom created these): Newborn 0-3 months Infant 4-12 months Toddler 13 months to 35 months Preschooler 3-5 yrs Kindergartener 5-6 yrs (I included this because it is good to know.) I kind of agree with last two I guess 5 can fit in both slots. But yeah they ...


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Just keep on wobbling or eating and it will fall out if it's really loose and when it's out gargle water and spit it out to get rid of the pain


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I suffer from some chronic pain issues, which occasionally make it impossible or very uncomfortable for me to get down and play with my son, who is just over 2 years old. My wife has also had some issues, recently. She sprained her foot during her last trimester, and just delivered our second son and has quite a few tender spots. The solution we use with ...


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3 years old is not going to understand why you can't play with him. Have u told him you have a boo boo ? Their are ways you can play with your child with out being active . use your imagination . its fun . I was down a few weeks my self cause heart procedure and I had thought of many games to play with out hurting my self worse . cars in a soapy bath tubs ...


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A 3-year old should be able understand that you are sick and that something hurts - unless you have an exceptionally healthy child he should have experienced this himself. You need to explain what hurts and what you need to do or can't do. Repeat the explanation as often as needed: You can't do X because your back hurts a lot. This is actually a good ...


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Though I didn't find "Once Upon a Time" there, a great resource for getting age recommendations for movies/tv/games/books is Common Sense Media They provide parents' recommendations and kids' recommendations and a break down of what's in a lot of stuff.


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Hmm, that seems a strange question to me. I'm a software developer and a scientifically-minded person, and I'm also a Fundamentalist Christian and a creationist. I don't see any contradiction there, it's more "I study and respect science, and THEREFORE I am a Christian". I have studied the evidence and this is where it leads me. Many of the greatest ...


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Children can learn about and accept the different "roles" of mom at home and at work/church group/sports team/.... There are scores of dads coaching their children's teams, there are parents (or even siblings - much more potential for conflict and less emotional maturity involved!) leading church groups, boy scouts, dance classes, orchestras... There are ...


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--- Disclaimer: Some might feel this answer to be hard to digest. --- Have you ever thought about what is happening in your kid's brains while they are watching TV? I mean, from a neuroscientistic perspective? Basically a fireworks of impressions without any chance to influence what is happening. A child in front of TV will absorb a flood of pictures, ...


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Sounds like you may have a strong willed child, which is excellent but challenging. Balancing appropriate obedience with independent thought is a tough process, and I salute you for undertaking it. I have three children ranged from 10 to 18 that I have raised this way, successfully by all accounts, so I hope I can be of some insight. This does not have to ...


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I think the balance lies in reasoning. Children are always curious about what and why (if not when and how) of all things. Why do we brush? is it only because there is a rule or is it because something will "happen" if we don't brush? In a large majority of the issues (though, I may be over emphasis with this), we are really chasing the deadline - whether to ...


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When you say "She's not getting enough sleep", what do you mean by that? Is your meaning limited to "She's not getting the recommended/customary about of sleep", or is there any impact on her personality or behavior since this started? Have you talked to her to ask her if there's some reason she doesn't want to sleep? Can she explain what's going on in her ...


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Some people naturally need less sleep, and that can manifest as early as childhood. With that said, is it possible that your daughter simply isn't getting enough exercise? I had terrible insomnia throughout childhood and learned as I got older that I require a high level of exercise throughout the week in order to sleep at nights. When my children are ...


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Firstly, you have done a fantastic thing caring for your granddaughter. I would say use age appropriate responses as near to the truth without making it too much and only when she asks, making sure your granddaughter does not feel blame or responsibility for her mother. At 4, maybe a response could be, "your other mommy is not feeling very well and has to ...


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I have had the sleeping issue with 2 of my children and the reasons were different. Has anything changed recently? Move? New school? Even a growth spurt? Or it could just be a phase. Keep to your routine, but see if maybe putting her to bed an hour or two later and then wake her at her usual time in the morning helps anything. Decide on a time limit on how ...


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its important to reinforce that Every child needs atleast ONE ADULT who thinks that He or SHE is amazing and has faith in that child. As parents, when we encourage them and know them and love them, they grow in the security of that love and sometimes others' comments dont shake them as much. Spend time reinforcing when in the company of that child, that ...



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