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comment Keep carseat from rotating when installed with lap and shoulder belt?
In our Prius, we installed the car seat in the middle (using one LATCH hook on either side) which gives a little bit more room around the sides of the seat itself. Just a thought, not a full answer, but it might give you some options :)
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comment Moving my speech delayed 5.5 yo son to a foreign environment
Welcome to Parenting.SE! His current school teaches English as a second language: how would you say his English skills are? Does he understand but speak it poorly, have a generally hard time with it at all, etc.?
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comment 4 yo son pursues sex with mom
Silatman, without additional information I am going to refer you to other questions that have already been asked on this site: My son is 5 years old and sexually active and 5 yr old son behaving sexually. This isn't normal behavior for his age, particularly not towards his own mother. Beyond that, though, your question is far outside what parents-on-the-internet can provide advice about. This may be very serious and the child's parent should seek professional help.
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comment How do I stop hiding things from my overprotective parents?
And sometimes the way forward is simply to understand their overly fearful approach to life, become self-sufficient and move on. However, cutting off parents (which is what I understood from "don't look back") can be a pretty tough and lonely way forward, for the child as well as the parents. I also don't really see it as compassionate to not at least try to explain why that break is happening.
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comment How do I stop hiding things from my overprotective parents?
We're aware that there are poor, inadequate, and even bad parents in the world. I think the downvotes are more likely about the overall tone (just give up on them), not that you're criticizing the overprotective approach OP's parents took.
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comment My 1 yr old gets excited and grabs and scratches peoples face HARD
Welcome to Parenting! You may get some better answers if you can pick one of the issues to focus on -- the face scratching? his noises? (12 months is very young to expect actual words, I do know.)
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comment Kid having trouble with some seemingly easy questions (language and visual cognition) for his age
@Alice A lot of very good answers can be composed from personal experience. Something about typical child developmental milestones, though, would be helped by authoritative sources :) Keep contributing!
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answered How long can breast milk be refrigerated before freezing?
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comment best materials for playground surface
I don't think that a risk should be ignored, or not protected against, simply because it is a low risk.
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revised What's a good age for a “penny skateboard”?
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answered What's a good age for a “penny skateboard”?
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comment best materials for playground surface
The CDC factsheet has a much less rosy picture of how safe playgrounds are -- I don't intend to say grass is incredibly unsafe only rubber will save the children, but falls (on any surface) should be taken seriously as a risk. Your points about keeping portions of the park natural, though? Completely agree.
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comment Impact on kids NOT having TV?
@LaurentS. Focus on the OP's advice, not on the OP's experiences and feelings.
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reviewed Approve My 3-year-old skips one of the numbers
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reviewed Approve Impact on kids NOT having TV?
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comment Impact on kids NOT having TV?
@LaurentS. Criticizing somebody for what you perceive as their failure to somehow overcome a circumstance they grew up with isn't particularly understanding. Not having the same awareness of pop culture is a real, and valid, risk factor. Yes it is different for every child, yes it can be balanced in other ways, but the tone of your comment is quite blaming and dismissive.
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comment What's a good age for a “penny skateboard”?
I am slightly curious whether they're asking to get one, or you're considering surprising them with one. I don't know if that necessarily changes the age recommendation, though :)
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reviewed Close is a long car ride safe for my newborn?