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comment How to make my teenson under stand that this is the time to focus on studies
Thank you for clarifying! He still lives at home with you, correct?
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comment How to make my teenson under stand that this is the time to focus on studies
Welcome to Parenting.SE! Can you please add some more details to help us give you a better answer? In addition to what Erik noted above: Are his grades already suffering or are you just worried that might happen?
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comment How to convince an adult son that pot and LSD, even used sparingly is not acceptable
+1 for it's fruitless to argue. Privileges (e.g., having advanced education paid for) come with responsibilities (e.g., meeting academic and behavior standards); the relative legality or safety of marijuana vs. acid vs. alcohol doesn't need to come into it.
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revised How to convince an adult son that pot and LSD, even used sparingly is not acceptable
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comment who made God whom people believe
It doesn't have any bearing on your belief system, my belief system, or even my personal opinion. If you believe my action is "crap," then please open a Parenting Meta Question to argue in favor of your question's reopening. That is where the broader Parenting community can provide you with input on what topics they want to have.
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comment What to do with a child that won't sleep, to the detriment of their day?
"After corporate reading" -- not sure what word you intended there, "cooperative"? :)
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comment Homework for 10 year-old
I use this strategy. I do need to pick the work somewhat carefully — if I'm on my laptop doing something for work, my son finds that fascinating (even though it's just lines of code) and therefore distracting. Paying bills, however, he isn't interested in :)
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comment My 10 year old daughter punches her legs when she gets angry or doesn't get her way
+1, in particular for "there is nothing wrong with feeling anger. The important thing is what you do when you are feeling that anger" — I have a friend who was told growing up that his anger was bad. He still struggles, decades later, with "anger management issues" that could have been somewhat helped by being told it was his expression of the feeling, not the emotion itself, that was problematic.
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comment How to convince an adult son that pot and LSD, even used sparingly is not acceptable
I think you last paragraph has an important point about needing alternatives. Whatever hole he feels on his life needs to be filled with drugs -- stress, boredom, depression, whatever trigger it is -- needs to be understood so you can help him look for alternatives for when the [trigger] gets so bad and he can't help backsliding. (I will note that Adderall is an amphetamine and heavily abused; given the context of the other drugs, I doubt it was being used as a tool to focus.)
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comment who made God whom people believe
This isn't something we can answer at Parenting.SE; please take a look at the help center to learn what we discuss on this site. I am closing it as off-topic.
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comment Are ExerSaucers/walkers/jumpers bad for children or is that simply a misconception?
Here's one: "an infant walker modified the mechanics of the infant's locomotion ... use of the walker enables an infant to commit substantial mechanical errors yet succeed in bipedal locomotion... positive transfer from walker-training appears questionable." and here's another: "Walker-experienced infants sat, crawled, and walked later than no-walker controls, and they scored lower on ... mental and motor development."
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comment How to prevent children from sucking their thumb?
Welcome to Parenting.SE, Hannah! This is definitely a good method during the day, but the OP's child is sucking her thumb while sleeping and not when she's awake. Do you have suggestions for helping with nighttime "accidental" thumb-sucking? Thanks again for your contribution :)
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comment Is it OK for my 16 year old son to watch my 10 year old daughter at home alone while I'm at work?
Related questions: At what age or developmental milestones is it safe to leave children unattended? (asked about a significantly younger child [7!], but the answers include some factors to consider about legality, maturity, and safety) and What is considered to be a safe age to be a babysitter? (since your son would be "babysitting" his sister).
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comment Are ExerSaucers/walkers/jumpers bad for children or is that simply a misconception?
Welcome to Parenting.SE, Mike. The question asked was whether a walker/jumper can "delay walking and/or independent sitting [or] hurt the infant's legs", not whether a child is likely to be burned. Did you intend this to be a comment on another answer instead of an answer to the question?
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comment Homework for 10 year-old
Is this homework assigned by a teacher, or extra work that you are telling him to do as enrichment activity?
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comment Has anyone had success with Occupational Therapy and ADHD?
Thank you for providing the additional detail. Speaking as a parent of an ADHD child, having that background information (what worked, what didn't) is significantly more helpful -- I want to know why I should be considering a certain treatment strategy, and your revisions provide that. I really, really appreciate it :)
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revised Will babies who start walking early, start talking late?
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