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Ok, not from a professional, but from a parent's perspective: It seems you have built yourselves a nice battlefield with your son - I sense a power play and a lot of unnecessary tension. A vicious cycle. First step: Stop this right now. That means, no yelling, no fusing and, above all, no force feeding. Try to eliminate this battle ground completely. ...


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Correcting a child has a very strong component of "choosing your battles." If you try to control every little thing in their life, when they reach teen-age years and start questioning their parents, they will be a lot more likely to rebel against every bit of your authority. If you choose your battles and only correct when really necessary, they will be a ...


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This is normal that she drinks less water in winter time. Is it not the same for you? But about your problem - try using some children water bottles (with her favorite character) and leave it so she can easily access it. add some frozen berries or slice of lemon or orange to glass of water use a straw My 2 year old likes to drink a lot if she can drink ...


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It's hard to tell from the info in your question whether this is a medical issue or a behavioral one, or a combination of the two. It's clear that force-feeding is backfiring and not getting the desired result. We've followed the advice of Ellyn Satter on The Division of Responsibility for Feeding Kids, and it's worked well for our 1-year-old so far. ...


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You might try getting a long shower hose attachment so that he has more control about where the water goes. That way he will be able to wash his body without water getting on his face. After a while he will probably start experimenting with allowing water to touch his face. Everyone is able to be bolder when they feel they are in control of the situation. ...


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From experience, there are 6 main problems that may cause this: Psychological: fear of inhaling water. This can be addressed by showing how to hold breath and breathe out; and only have head under shower for brief (10-20 second) intervals. Unpleasant feeling of water getting into ears. This can be addressed by either using swimmer's gear to plug the ears ...


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Our 3 year old doesn't drink a lot either, also not in summer time. This has worried us in the past. My advice: do not worry too much. The most important thing is to look for signs of dehydration like others say here and to always provide access to water. We always provide access to water by putting a water bottle on the coffee table and make sure we have ...


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The only solution I can think of is to get a bucket of water and give him a sponge bath. It may not be the best solution but it is the only one i can think of. Hope it helps.



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