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comment My son did badly in his AS levels because he didn't work
Some cultural notes: children do GCSEs at age 16. They then go to work; or two years "further education" in a sixth form or a further education college. The qualifications they earn there (A levels) are used for entry to University. An AS level is an exam that can be taken half way through the A level course.
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comment 11-year old having recurring nightmares about killing people she knows. Should I be worried?
If your child had a physical health problem you would seek help. Why do you stigmatise mental health problems by keeping it hidden and not getting help? Of course she's going to pick up the shame you project. Most of the stuff we see doctors about is abnormal - that's why we seek help. "Is it affecting your day to day life?" It sounds like it's starting to affect her day to day life, if only mildly.
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comment How to end 9-yr-old's video game time with less stress?
Have an egg timer with a one minute countdown and an alarm. Children don't have much concept of time and a five minute warning is going to be meaningless even if he can see a clock.
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comment Recommended quantity / frequency of meat for 7 year old
Hi @Erica that's a good question. I don't know the answer. Here's the UK National Health Service page I got that from. nhs.uk/chq/Pages/824.aspx?CategoryID=51
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answered My 4 and half year old is scared of going for a poo because of pain
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comment crying discipline manners
I'd tell that other person to mind their own business. I'd do so robustly. I'd let them know how rude they were being.
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answered Recommended quantity / frequency of meat for 7 year old
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comment Recommended quantity / frequency of meat for 7 year old
@Joe here's an evidence based bit of government level advice recommending adults restrict the amount of red (or processed) meat to less than 70g nhs.uk/Livewell/Goodfood/Pages/red-meat.aspx
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comment Is carrying or cuddling a newborn a good way to soothe it in the long run?
@sleske I agree. My point is mostly to try to prevent people using sleep training under 6 months where we definitely know it's harmful.
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comment Child with diarrhea: what to do when you think the doctors aren't doing enough?
Cultural note: in England A&E is for emergencies only. People should use (in this order of preference): pharmacists, GPs, out of hours services, health access centres, community minor injury and illness units, and finally A&E units. Here's one page that lists this order asapglos.nhs.uk/search-by-service
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comment 8 month old won't drink anything
Hi eagerMoose. When I say sippy cup I mean only the valved versions, so I may have been confusing there. nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/pages/… this is the English national health service. Good Luck!
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comment Absent Father vs. Father with alcohol addiction
Thanks, also sorry, @Erica.
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comment Pros/Cons: Children Picking Their Own Punishments
It's really clear what this question is asking. Don't close it for that reason. Maybe close because pro/con lists don't belong here.
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comment Absent Father vs. Father with alcohol addiction
@Grasper there are specialist centres that deal with this. In general the father would pay. Sometimes supervised access is mandated by child protection social workers; sometimes it's mandated by courts; sometimes it's an agreement the parents come to. This works for very many children across EU, Australia, NZ, Canada. Probably also US.