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Here's my attempt: You messed up your relationship (I'm not criticizing it, BTW, I'm just stating a fact) and that obviously troubles your daughter. If you feel like you cannot fix your relationship, all you can do is to try to minimize the negative effects this has on your daughter. If I was in your place, I'd start out by asking myself why she behaves ...


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In addition to some of the great advice offered here, I would recommend: don't change her home. Separating parents will often play ping pong with their kids - pass the kids back and forth between Mom and Dad's home. This can be very frustrating for a child because they don't have a place to call home anymore. I've seen parents who treat the home where they ...


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I don't have any experience with potty training a special needs child, but I have potty trained three boys, and even though they are normal (developmentally anyway) it was very frustrating at times, and we had our brushes with total madness as well. So, in that respect, it appears potty training is progressing normally for you. Hang in there, your child ...


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I would not worry. I would let the child have her training pants if she feels comfort in that. I would allow her even to use the same training pants for a few nights in a row (if clean) and suggesting she use the training pants over some underpants in order for them to keep clean longer. I would try to start treating the training pants like any other ...


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Certain foods directly influence the production of urine if they are diuretic. Diuretic substances are those that increase the production of urine. I would advise to have your child avoid diuretic foods at dinner time. If you search for "diuretic foods" you'll get many pages, most with similar results(such as Bembu and Livestrong). Diuretics are ...


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You are doing all that you can, and it sounds like you have a pretty good handle on things. It sounds like you understand that it's impossible to completely prevent or 'fix' her behavior, and that's good. She is going through a tough time, just like you and your wife are, and there will invariably be some outbursts. I would advise redirecting her when she ...


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You are clearly an organized and intentional parent and have instilled discipline into your child (great!), yet your child is suddenly acting up. It sounds like you need to work on your marriage more than your parenting. I'm sorry if that sounded insensitive, or maybe even off-topic, but it's important to understand that a 3-year-old's entire universe is ...


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It may not be the answer you want and it will probably get down voted but the best thing you can do is to move back in together and try a lot harder to make your marriage work.


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We have a child who is mildly Asperger's, and our story mirrors yours in many ways. He was six before he was dry through the night. We tried many things over a few years, but victory came with a concerted effort, following a plan from a physiotherapist who specialises in this. The plan is: use a bed wetting alarm (ours is similar to this). The child ...


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About one in forty children aged 7 will wet the bed at night. This website gives some information about bedwetting, including information about treatments. http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Bedwetting/Pages/Introduction.aspx sweet food could stimulate production of urine while salty food could decrease it. Do not give your seven year old child salty ...


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The only thing I want to add here (and I would have made it a comment, but I really want to draw more attention to it's importance) relates to this, which you have stated you are doing: talk openly about changes to house and routine and how it's a hard transition. let her know she can feel sad, mad, scared and she is always safe with mom or dad and we ...


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I think the biggest thing is just to not do it for him. Even if you are standing right there and he is three rooms away and it would be easier and faster to just do it yourself, call him and make him do it. No need for punishment or lecturing, just "Billy, you forgot to flush the toilet. Please come flush it."


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Allergies are a possibility As the parent of an ASD kid, you might need to factor in allergies. Our intelligent, verbal ASD son had a problem for years until he was diagnosed with a milk and soya allergy. Once we took him off the milk, toileting immediately became much more predictable and he gained much more control. Prior to this he appeared to have ...



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