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Jul
5
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
Jul
4
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!
Jun
19
comment Absent Father vs. Father with alcohol addiction
Thanks, also sorry, @Erica.
Jun
18
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.
Jun
18
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.
Jun
18
comment Absent Father vs. Father with alcohol addiction
@Grasper The potential for harm can be minimised by careful use of supervision. At some point the absence of a father is itself harmful. You need to balance the competing human rights (father's right to family life with the child; child's right to family life with father) with doing everything for the best interest of the child. I absolutely do not accept that an "alcoholic father" (you should stop using that hateful stigmatising term BTW) is always worse than an absent father.
Jun
18
comment Absent Father vs. Father with alcohol addiction
@Grasper I mean all harm. Not just abuse (physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect) and witnessing abuse, but stuff that's lesser than abuse but still harmful. It's likely that a person dependant on drinking is going to pose many risks of harm to a child, and the child must be protected from that harm in all its forms.
Jun
18
comment Absent Father vs. Father with alcohol addiction
@Grasper so long as the child is protected from all the potential harms.
Jun
16
comment How should I inform parents if their children are bothering me?
@Erik or maybe the parent has given up trying to quiet the child and doesn't have anymore techniques.
Jun
16
comment Is it required or advised to sterilize bottles?
@ctokelly - put that in an answer!
Jun
16
comment Is it required or advised to sterilize bottles?
Any evidence to support your opinion?
Jun
11
comment How to handle baby waking up while sleep training
You should avoid ferberization. You should avoid any "cry it out" methods until the child is at least six months old.
Jun
6
comment How important is “at night time” as part of a newborn's feeding schedule?
What did your doctor say when you asked them about it?
Jun
4
comment Why does my 2.5 son not sleep at all when he's with me, but sleeps all night with his father? (We're divorced)
@Joe haha! I wont edit it back to pyjamas if someone edits it to pajamas.
Jun
4
comment My 4-year-old refers to himself as me
Welcome to ParentingSE. I just wanted to say that your kid sounds awesome!
Jun
4
comment How do I handle an absentee parent wanting to build a relationship later in life?
@Erica - I think I'm misjudging OPs age as being much older than they are.
Jun
2
comment 3 year-old boy wants constant attention, hits and deliberately poops in underpants when he doesn't get it
I wont edit it back in if anyone wants to edit it out.
Jun
2
comment How do I make my son wear his glasses?
See also this possible duplicate question: parenting.stackexchange.com/questions/7717/…
Jun
2
comment How do I increase concentration of my 6years old daughter?
Hello! Welcome to Parenting SE. I've provided a brief answer but it might not answer your question. More information would help me. Why do you think your child has a short attention span? What does she do to make you think that?
Jun
2
comment How do I handle an absentee parent wanting to build a relationship later in life?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's about relationships not parenting.