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Nov
15
comment How to convince an adult son to seek medical help?
Your son has made it clear that he does not want to hear from you. You need to respect that wish, and not doing so is harassment, even if his wish is a result of his illness. At court you may want to say something like "We love our son, and we will obey his desire to have no contact, but we would welcome him if he choses to start talking to us, and we're happy to do so in a mediated setting of his choice".
Nov
15
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Nov
14
answered tips for staying fun
Nov
12
comment Can admonishing hinder a child's mental growth?
@PaulJohnson thank you for the clarification! (I upvoted your aanswer. I'm not sure why you got downvoted.)
Nov
12
comment Can admonishing hinder a child's mental growth?
Hi! Welcome to the site. One thing to remember is that praising positive behaviour, rather than talking about negative behaviours, is probably more effective. So when ever he's doing something nicely tell him that, effusively.
Nov
12
comment Can admonishing hinder a child's mental growth?
I'm having a bit of trouble with your answer. I agree that children like clear and firm boundaries - this is supported by lots of research. But I think I disagree with the "discipline" parts of your answer - perhaps you could explain a bit more what you mean? (I'm strongly anti hitting children, so if that's what you mean I won't make any more comments).
Nov
12
comment A man I met online wants to take pictures of my daughter
Please contact your local police. (At least, this is what I'd recommend people to do in the UK.)
Nov
12
comment A man I met online wants to take pictures of my daughter
+1 for the useful and interesting link.
Nov
12
answered Should I cancel child support?
Nov
12
reviewed Leave Open Should I cancel child support?
Nov
12
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Nov
12
reviewed Close How can I reach out to my 16-year-old son who has voiced he's depressed every day and doesn't love himself?
Oct
28
comment How should I act such that child doesn't feel average success and mediocrity is expected of her?
Reward effort, not success. There's nothing wrong with failure if enough effort was made.
Oct
26
comment How to deal with beggars in front of the children?
I like this answer. You give information to the child; you demonstrate compassion; you provide a context for not directly giving money to beggars; you encourage a charitable activity. This answer also translates to different religions - many of which include a duty to provide charity.
Oct
24
comment My wife constantly loses her temper with our 5 year old son
Your child is currently being abused. You need to seek professional help. You need to protect your child from this abuse. You need to tell the abusive parent that any further contact with the child must be safe for that child. You need to do this now, today.
Oct
22
comment What can I do to increase the chance that my children will talk to me when disturbed?
@AdamDavis installing filters means, as op says, children are reluctant to come forward when they see something distressing because they don't think "filters are leaky", they think "I have done something wrong, and I will be in trouble".
Oct
22
comment What can I do to increase the chance that my children will talk to me when disturbed?
You've put a rule in place that you acknowledge makes it harder for the children to talk to you, but you then say that rule is off-topic?
Oct
22
comment Why do kids pick up on violence in cartoons/movies?
@rumtscho some people in England live with deafness because of an ad shown on TV. "You've been Tango'd" is a natural experiment that shows children mimic violence. It doesn't show mimicry of other behaviours.
Oct
19
comment Should I allow my preschooler to play with other parents at the playground?
You didn't have to be so rude.
Oct
5
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