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Top new questions this week:

How can I get my kid to stop whistling...so much?

I know this makes me sound like a jerk, but it feels nuanced and I really am trying to learn and grow. Some added context: He is using the handflute, or 'hand ocarina' method He does it very ...

behavior discipline conflict habits noise  
asked by Ultimate Sauce Score of 2
answered by anongoodnurse Score of 0

Can it be appropriate for a 9 year old to hang out with a 17 year old?

Note: I want to try not mentioning sex/gender to see how answers may depend on this. Consider 2 children Ashanti Smith, 17 years old, and younger sibling Bidatz Smith, 9 years old. Ashanti has ...

safety age-appropriate relationships  
asked by BCLC Score of 1
answered by Kjara Score of 2

Child interest in how movie types have changed over time

My father recently retired. Being a cinephile, he has a large collection of old film reels and has now come up with a project he wants to involve my son in: sorting and cleaning out the reels. This ...

age-appropriate grandparents  
asked by EvC752 Score of 1
answered by Erfan Score of -1

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

How should I handle a little boy who likes girls' toys?

I have a 5-year-old boy who likes to play with girl stuff. He doesn't like to dress up or anything like that, he just loves to dress up the Barbies, and he will even help me with my clothes by telling ...

toddler toys lgbtq gender  
asked by Mariana G. Score of 70
answered by user1751825 Score of 57

What games are good to play with teens in the car?

I will be travelling with two kids aged 15 and 18 in a car this upcoming month, and I would like to play some games in the car with them. I know the game where you look for different license plates,...

travel games teen  
asked by zompz Score of 7
answered by Bri Mat Score of 11

Why does my baby grind her face into my shoulder?

During episodes of fussiness, my 6-week-old daughter has started grinding her face into my chest or shoulder. She shakes vigorously from side to side like she's trying to burrow out the other side. ...

infant behavior  
asked by ajk Score of 36
answered by Charles Score of 36

Is it common for a 3 month old baby to drool and suck their fingers?

My son has just turned 3 months old. Recently I have observed him drooling and sucking his fingers. He usually drools more after feeding and sucks his fingers almost all the time. Is this common ...

infant behavior newborn habits  
asked by Babu Score of 3
answered by Joe Score of 12

What can I as a teenager do about my insanely strict parents?

Before I start this, I just want to let everyone know that even though my parents can be completely clueless about parenting at times, I still love them very much, so don't go commenting that I'm "...

teen parents bedtime social-media cellphone  
asked by Sasha Score of 144
answered by Erik Score of 234

Getting a 2-year-old back to sleep in the middle of the night

We have always had trouble with our little boy not sleeping through the night. He will do it in spells (every night for a week, then not at all for a fortnight). But he has recently developed a ...

toddler sleep  
asked by Urbycoz Score of 29
answered by Shauna Score of 22

Why would a child hold his breath regularly?

My 3 yo holds his breath throughout the day. He'll breathe in (short), hold it for 3-7 seconds, then breathe out (short) and repeat that frequently. He does this when he's awake, but probably not ...

health breathing asthma  
asked by Javid Jamae Score of 7
answered by Javid Jamae Score of 18
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