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comment Are ExerSaucers/walkers/jumpers bad for children or is that simply a misconception?
OP specifically asks for research. Your answer doesn't provide any research. Your answer provides some anecdote; those anecdotes are countered by the statistics of children who are injured by walker accidents. You should probably delete your non-answer.
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answered Using harsh language
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comment My son did badly in his AS levels because he didn't work
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it appears to be about careers / educational advice, not about parenting. There's nothing about how to hold the discussion with parents or how to persuade the child etc.
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comment Are ExerSaucers/walkers/jumpers bad for children or is that simply a misconception?
Question does specifically ask about research. We know that common sense is often wrong. For walkers: a few unsupervised minutes is all it takes for very serious, life-risking, accidents to happen. While rare it's a possibility.
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comment Are ExerSaucers/walkers/jumpers bad for children or is that simply a misconception?
Hi! Welcome to ParentingSE! You provide some nice anecdote about baby walkers, and end with "Where is any real research?". Your answer would have been more useful if you had linked to research showing a lack of harm from these products.
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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!