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Top new questions this week:

Can I "read" from English books to my infant, but use words from my native language?

Background : We're an already bilingual household without English. We don't plan on introducing English at home, since our child will pick it up from daycare, school and other places outside the ...

bilingual reading  
asked by learner101 6 votes
answered by Ian MacDonald 9 votes

Potty now means playtime for my 3 year old son

My wife and I have been trying to potty train my son for a few months now to no avail. He did a lot better when we first started training him, and now it seems his progress has gone backwards. Let me ...

toddler potty-training  
asked by EE_0xED 2 votes
answered by Timur Shtatland 2 votes

Why does my baby (3 months) touch his head?

Our son's go to position - when sleeping or relaxing - is to stick both hands behind his head, touching the top of his head and resting his head on his hands. He does this more often when lying in his ...

newborn  
asked by chortkov2 1 vote
answered by David Hedlund 2 votes

Kid has strange posture after waking up from a lunch nap

My kid has a really strange habit. Every time she wakes up from a lunch nap, she seems sad. She would sit on the ground with her legs straight, her body bends forward, her arms are straight and cross ...

toddler  
asked by Anh Lam 1 vote
answered by Joe 0 votes

#2 potty delayed delayed; how to train the 4-yo and how to deal with pre-school?

This may be related to this question, but I'd like a bit more advise on how to deal with delayed #2 training and pre-school. Our son just turned 4, and he seems unable to recognize that he needs to ...

potty-training  
asked by Michael 1 vote

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

My 4-year-old is wetting the bed a year after finishing potty training

My daughter just turned 4. She has been wetting the bed several nights a week for the last month. She's been potty trained for almost a year and previously hadn't had a night accident in at least 6 ...

pre-schooler communication bed-wetting enuresis  
asked by kenwarner 5 votes
answered by superluminary 10 votes

My 3 year old daughter thinks she is white. Should I tell her she's not?

My daughter is Asian [East Asian]. She goes to a daycare center that has a diverse population. She started to notice that kids have different skin colors, and she is convinced that she is white. ...

toddler usa  
asked by ssquidd 141 votes
answered by anongoodnurse 56 votes

15 month old has started whining constantly?

I have a 15 month old little girl who up until now has been a very easy baby. Over the last month or so, she has begun whine nearly constantly. There are a few ways to stop her. Usually these ...

toddler crying  
asked by brh 10 votes
answered by justkt 9 votes

My 16 year old daughter got a speeding ticket

About 3 weeks ago, my 16-year-old daughter got a speeding ticket for doing 46mph (74 km/h) in a 20mph (33 km/h) zone. (No, it's not a typo.) She was coming home after school with no place to be ...

discipline teen driving usa  
asked by Mister Positive 80 votes
answered by cheshire 150 votes

How can we discipline a strong-willed, misbehaving 5 year-old?

My 5 year old son receives and fears punishment but repeatedly exhibits the same unacceptable behaviors. He's always been strong-willed, and is usually the kind to view a statement like "Don't do ...

behavior discipline  
asked by JaneTaeKwonDo 40 votes
answered by Laurel 31 votes

My 21-year-old adult son hates me

My adult son, who is 21, expects me to do everything he wants. He takes no responsibility for his actions, instead always finding a way to put the blame on me and or others. For example, he brought ...

relationships adult-child abuse  
asked by christina gg 64 votes
answered by anongoodnurse 114 votes

My 13-year-old son made a foolish and wasteful donation. How can I teach him he was wrong?

My son is a 13-year-old honor roll student. He comes home and has all his chores done by the time I get home. He is a great kid. He was hanging out with his friends; this group has been friends ...

discipline teen  
asked by luann 114 votes
answered by Acire 202 votes
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