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Dec
2
comment When you don't think (grand)children are getting the care they need
If her daughter needs 'convincing' I don't think there's an easy fix here. She's obviously not willing to come to terms with her issues. Social Services might be the right choice here.
Nov
30
comment What should I do when my daughter's health is affected by the cats at my parents home when we visit?
Sounds like less of a cat issue and more of a flea issue. And fleas aren't any good for the cats, either. Maybe volunteer to invest in flea collars and a bug bomb.
Nov
23
comment What do you do when a relative heaps presents on her children at Christmas and Your kid's pile always looks paltry in comparison?
We solved this type of problem by moving 5 states away. Not always the most practical solution, admittedly.
Nov
8
comment Encouraging friendship with same-age children
See your friends because they are your friends. The age gap of everyone's children shouldn't be a primary concern. Parents need friends too. ;)
Nov
8
comment How to raise a child between agnostic parent and believer relatives?
Agnosticism is a but if a fuzzy term and can be an umbrella for a variety of particular stances--including which you describe. But it also comes in other flavors as well: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agnosticism#Types_of_agnosticism
Nov
7
answered One room for each son, or one bedroom and one play room?
Nov
7
comment What are good things to look for in formulas for newborns who need to supplement?
I can't speak for the world at large, but in the US, there are standards for formula that must be met. They are mostly alike. And as with all infant diet questions, I'd strongly suggest that's something you ask the pediatrician.
Nov
7
comment What are the proper precaution for using cow's milk to feed babies?
That said, I just noticed that the question states the child is OLDER than 12 months. I initially read that as under 12 months. As an addition to a proper diet, it's fine. Just make sure it's not a replacement for proper human milk/formula when that's the primary diet.
Nov
7
comment What are the proper precaution for using cow's milk to feed babies?
Well, cow's milk isn't really designed for adult humans either, though a portion of the population has managed to adapt. The whole topic of milk in general is rather fascinating, though obviously a bit off topic.
Nov
6
comment To medicate or not to medicate?
My parents yelled a lot. I sure wish I had 'powerful mind altering chemicals to change my personality' back then.
Nov
5
comment How to get 2 year old to vocalize words?
It's not uncommon for boys to be late talkers. A speech pathologist can assist.
Nov
5
comment What are the proper precaution for using cow's milk to feed babies?
Cow's milk is for baby cows, not baby humans.
Nov
2
comment How to raise a child between agnostic parent and believer relatives?
"till then he should have a free mind" = You're agnostic. That gives him or her a leg up for having an open mind from the start.
Nov
2
comment Getting a good diagnosis for possible mental issues?
A good diagnosis requires going to a doctor, or possibly several doctors.
Oct
22
comment Is there any point to booster car seats with anchors?
I guess it depends on the booster, but the ones our kids had, the seatbelt when under the arm-rests of the booster so the belt anchored both the child and the seat.
Oct
21
comment Does teaching your child sign language improve his emotional health?
Seems plausible that being less frustrated = better for one's emotional health.
Oct
16
comment Embarrassing experience with my nephew; Should I tell his parents?
I suppose that's perhaps a cultural thing (even down to the individual family level). We tend to be a 'open door when in the bathroom' family, but I imagine lots of people aren't. Either way, kids usually don't care. ;)
Oct
16
comment Embarrassing experience with my nephew; Should I tell his parents?
Which part was embarrassing?
Oct
12
comment How can I deal with my unreasonable 8 year old with ADHD?
ADHD can be tough. I'd suggest more counseling...therapy and potentially exploring other medication options.
Oct
10
comment Is it bad if I push my daughter into playing sports?
No, it's not wrong.