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revised Does pulling kids out of class for special help negatively influence them?
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comment My son is being hit by a friend, and we need to discuss the situation with his mom
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comment My son is being hit by a friend, and we need to discuss the situation with his mom
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revised Concerned about post-natal depression
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answered Concerned about post-natal depression
Apr
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comment Why do people have kids?
If you want to have an open ended discussion like this, please use Parenting Chat.
Apr
29
comment Why do people have kids?
@JackMaddington Since they already exist by then, it's sort of a moot point for your original question.
Apr
27
reviewed Approve Should I allow my child's in-and-out father to be a part of his life?
Apr
23
reviewed Reject My parents are interfering with my life in every way and I don't know how to stop it
Apr
21
comment How to get 3 1/2 year old twin boys to go potty before bed
I don't think you need to restrain the child until he actually urinates or defecates. The goal is to try to use the potty (often the process of pulling down pants and sitting helps trigger the urge to go), rather than focus on "productivity". If he insists he doesn't need to go, then you can ask when he last went -- "Before dinner? That was an awfully long time. Let's try again just to see if there's any left before bed!" I disagree that a test of wills needs to be about physical force, more often patience and psychology work for me.
Apr
21
comment What is an effective order to teach writing the alphabet?
What an interesting question! My gut reaction was "yeah, print should be in order and script grouped by shape instead" -- but then I realized I have no reason to back that up other than "I did it that way too."
Apr
20
comment Help explain emotionally unstable Aunt to 5yr old
@JeffY Since the father lives there too, he has some right (or at least feels he does) to invite over guests.
Apr
20
comment How to get 3 1/2 year old twin boys to go potty before bed
I only have one child that age, but generally I just get him to the general area where he needs to go and then sit in the doorway and just keep repeating what he needs to do. In the bathroom, for example, he can't get out, there isn't anything else interesting and fun to do, and he'll eventually get tired of arguing, crying, and attempting to push me out of the way and just go potty. It isn't easy, and it's extremely boring, but there's not much else to do.
Apr
19
comment My girlfriend's children are the worst acting children I have ever met
Should the adults consider going together, or is this a individual proposition?
Apr
18
comment When can I breastpump?
It felt cheesy to me at the time. It's nice to know I'm not alone :)
Apr
18
reviewed Approve When can I breastpump?
Apr
18
comment When can I breastpump?
@user1751825 If 6 weeks is the point at which one must whether to keep the job and the parent needs the job, it's the right time to return to work. Not all companies/countries have generous parental leave policies.
Apr
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awarded  Constable