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Activity for engaging two or more children with widely varying ages

Five years may not seem a "wide variation," but one grandchild starts kindergarten next year and the other is in fourth grade. When we're babysitting, I'd like to do something with them that both ...
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Android app to restrict app installs and ideally monitor activity? [closed]

I'm looking for a solution to restrict app installs on my 9y old' smartphone. Basically any app install should be approved by me. Is there such a solution on Android, ideally for free?
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What is wrong with me? [closed]

For years I’ve felt worthless and suicidal (no I don’t wanna hurt myself). My Father is a very very angry person and I can’t even remember a time when he didn’t tell me that I was lower than the scum ...
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Is it ok to let my 3 month old drop her head a few inches during 'tummy time'?

My daughter is 3 months old and has just learned how to roll over a few days ago. She's doing it all day long and is now spending a considerable amount of time on her tummy (a dramatic increase in ...
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If toddlers/preschoolers develop a short temper how can we consciously try to change it?

This may seem similar to At what age does a child's moral compass form?. If a child inherits a short temper from their parents or, if it is innate, can we consciously try to change it? What can ...
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Vitamin A dose for 7 month old

Is there a recommended vitamin A dose for 7 month old babies in some countries? Is it good to have a Vitamin A supplementation at that age? I heard too much vitamin A is not good during pregnancy, but ...
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How can I help my daugther with her fears of imaginary animals

Some time ago, my daughter (5 1/2 y/o) started telling us, that she has "scary thoughts" about animals that frighten her. She's talking about king cobra's, weasels (we have a book about an evil weasel)...
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How to tell my 4-year-old son not to get hyper with his uncle or anyone except parents?

My brother in law is a cocky, arrogant person. The way I see it, my son plays with him and they laugh and play really loud, but suddenly he has change of mood like flicking a switch. As 4-year-olds do ...
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How to teach a 4 year-old-child to handle tantrums?

My 4 year old son only accepts appreciation, he cannot accept "No,Don't..". A few neighbor kids came home to play with my son, he slightly tapped a 2 year old friend in his head, a 12 year girl who ...
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Where to draw the line between joke and lie when 4 year old says little sister did something?

My goddaughter has for some time now jokingly said her younger sister did things that she clearly didn't. At first it was always situations where I clearly witnessed her do something and was myself ...
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How to stop child wandering in neighbor home?

When I take my four year old son into another person's house (such as a relative's home or a neighbor's home), he will wander around, going into other rooms, playing on furniture that he shouldn't ...
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How to get my teenage son's enthusiasm back?

My son turned 13 today but, since he started secondary school (uk), 18 months ago, I have noticed a steady decline in his enthusiasm for...anything really, apart from playing computer games. I am ...
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How to deal with toddler discipline and tantrums

Obviously toddlers have different behaviours so this is not an easy one size fits all question. So I am asking generically as opposed to specifically. Today I had to discipline my toddler for a very ...
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Social Confidence/Intelligence for 7 y/o boy

I have a 7 y/o 2nd grade boy. He’s really talented academically, especially in the reading and writing areas, but he is lacking socially. I’ve noticed it when watching him at classroom events, the t-...
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What to do with a hyperactive/agressive/non-responsive 5 years boy?

My nephew is 5 years old and going to be 6 in about 2 months, he is hyperactive and agressive towards others, also he doesn't seem to understand what his parents or anyone else told him to do or not ...
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How to introduce a trigger word for 'quiet' in the car?

I've been reading a parenting book which has a section about entertaining a toddler in a car. It acknowledges that you sometimes need to concentrate when driving and it has the following suggestion: ...
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Girlfriends Daughter

I recently started dating an on again off again friend of mine back in May. We've been living together in our new house since October. We're both in our mid thirties and have known each other since ...
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How do you teach a child to tie their shoe laces?

What approach can you use to teach a child to tie their shoe laces? What approaches are known, and how long should it take?
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“YouTube Kids” is, overall, cleaner than regular YouTube. Sadly, I haven't found a way to disable autoplay. Is there such a way? [migrated]

Preface: YouTube Kids vs. regular YouTube If your kids are under age 13, it's probably best to use a good filter to completely block access to the main YouTube app and website. The official YouTube ...
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Is it safe to keep baby in a pram on a cloudy day but with extreme UV?

We live in NZ and nowadays UV index at noon lingers at extreme index of 11-12. However it's quite cloudy day and we cover the pram and position it in a way that the baby wouldn't get direct exposure. ...
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How do I explain to a preschooler why I disapprove of negative gender sterotypes in some of the shows she watches

My niece has gotten really into the barbie movies and Disney movies. However, all the old Disney movies often have terrible lessons to teach girls (looks are more important then intelligence, you ...
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How to minimize 4 year old trouble with behaving when dealing with different gaurdians styles

I have a 4 year old goddaughter lives in another state, but I visit her every one to two months and when I visit I am often her primary/only care giver for the days I'm visiting, as her parents take ...
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How do I give my child a second-hand present?

Our only child has mostly received new things: clothes, toys, books, etc. We have a lot of Lego (a lot of it inherited), so we don't really want to buy more. I have some Lego Technic sets that I ...
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why does my toddler's sleep schedule shift week by week?

My daughter is 15 months old, and for a good while now she will sleep through the night. I wake up with her in the morning and can't help but notice that she'll sleep until 7am for 3 days in a row, ...
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Effectively “disciplining” my parents-in-law

I’ll start off saying this is question is probably not the best fit for this SE, if someone has a better suggestion I’m open to it. Background: about a year ago, my parents-in-law moved in with my ...
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4 year-old son has a strong interest in numbers, how can I help him stay focused?

My son was performing a Christmas song at church yesterday. Initially he was performing well but when he saw the digital clock in front of him, he couldn't take his eyes away from it and started ...
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5yrs old being bossy… Is this too much or tolerable at this age?

My daughter is nearly 5yrs old and goes to kindergarten. Recently her classmate's (call her A) parent reports to the class teacher that my daughter bosses A verbally to the point that A refuses to go ...
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6 year old has habit of holding the pencil too tight and pressing too hard while writing

I came to know about this problem in her a bit late. Because of this problem she gets easily tired while writing and the writing turns out to be bad. I have got extra dark pencils for her and though ...
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Aggressive behaviour towards mum

The boy is six years old and is very aggressive to mum when she tells him it's time for bed, to put the toys away or to run the TV off. He hits her, pulls her hair, spits at her. He will throw his ...
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8 month old misses father on long trip

Me and my wife live in US with our 8 month old son.I spent my evenings bonding with him. He was a very happy baby here laughing and smiling. He went to India a month ago with his mother. We wanted him ...
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My Dad micromanaging my entire family

can anyone give me some guidance over this. My parents are still together but for years now my dad is micro managing this entire family. He has installed security cameras everywhere in and around the ...
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How to answer my 5 year old why I can tell her what she has to do, and why she can't tell me what to do

In the morning there are lots of things to be done before heading off to preschool. I'm acting like a policeman every morning to get those things done and to push my child to go out. Every day I have ...
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My 3 year old boy is upset when his friend doesn't want to play with him

We have a 3 year old boy and we send him to kindergarten on a full session. He recently got good friends on his kindy. Because of the impact of jungle book, he sometimes trying to walk like a mancub (...
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Child tries to steal teacher attention when I speak to that teacher

I just took my child to preschool. Another child has just been brought in by their parent (we've just crossed paths at the front door of the preschool). While my child started to take off their ...
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How to teach children Santa is not real, while respecting other kids beliefs?

So I personally dislike the idea of Santa. Although the Siberian Santa Claws and Turkish Saint Nicholas origins are very cool, I find then contemporary concept of Santa is the antithesis of 'Christmas ...
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Does excessive cooing mean early talking?

My grandson is three months old and is cooing/making noises ALL the time, except when he is crying and sleeping, of course. Does that have any correlation to talking? Meaning, are there statistics ...
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Grandson is 7 he uses his Karate on his 3 yr old sister. Is 3 yr old too young for self-defense?

7 yr old grandson has been In karate about 4 classes now. He used what he learned on my 3 yr granddaughter.I think he needs to learn when to use what he learns. His mother lets him get away with ...
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Separation between me and my stepson

I have a six-year-old stepson. Today, his parents sued me in order to take their son back. How do I explain the situation to him? Note that I adopted him at age 3, so he probably does not remember ...
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My 3 and half year old boy is constantly being bullied. How worried should I be?

My 3 and half year old boy is constantly being bullied at daycare. They hit him, call him names, climb on him and harass him. I am doing everything I can to stop this, and I will continue to do so ...
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Kind of punishment appropriate [closed]

Today while at work I received a call from school.My stepson had put a chemical in another kids food. That kid was bullying my stepson really bad from day 1 of school. Fortunately the chemical wasnt ...
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What would make a car seat legal in the USA and not in Canada?

I am reading through the comments of this Graco Carseat and Stroller combo on BuyBuyBaby and I see: Are the graco modes carseats legal in Canada? The answer was The Graco® Modes™ Bassinet ...
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How to deal with Strict parents in high school? [duplicate]

My parents have always had really high expectations for me, ever since I was young. They speak as if our family is better than other families and that I need to have high expectations for others and ...
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Considering private schools, including religious ones

My wife and I are preparing to send our son to private school and in looking at the various options, I'm wondering if we should include religious schools in the search. We aren't a religious family, ...
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Daycare vs clubs?

I'm a proud father of a newborn baby. My wife is a housewife and she plans sticking to this role, at least for a few years more. Recently, we have faced a question what to prefer for a growing kid: ...
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Should I let my daughter get a buzz pixie when the school won't allow it?

I have an 11 year old daughter who wants a buzz pixie, which is a pixie hair cut with one side shaved off. I am completely fine with it, but the school doesn't allow it. Should I let my daughter have ...
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Are there proven practical benefits from teaching music to children?

It is very common for parents to try and teach a musical instrument to their children. But are there any practical benefits from doing so? Statistically speaking, 99.9% of all kids will never end up ...
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Making 7 year old sleep in her own bed

A 7 year old refuses to sleep in her own room. She does accept to fall asleep in it and maybe stay there for a couple of hours, but in the middle of the night she walks over to the parent's bed and ...
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20 months Kid speech delay and not responding to his name [closed]

My 20 month old doesn't respond to commands. He doesn't talk yet. He is not responding to his name. Hearing problem? But, he responds and looks at me when I sing any of his rhymes. Wherever he is he ...
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Organising child care when giving birth

We have recently confirmed that my wife is pregnant with our second child. After the usual excitement, we realised that we're going to have to sort out care for our son during the birth (he'll be ...
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Fear of DAD and leaving [closed]

I'm 26 years but i still stay with my Dad because in a typical african home its a taboo for a lady to leave her fathers and live alone. They see it as her being wayward and she will not have chances ...

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