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child (almost 3 years) is unable to search for missed stuff

My son who will shortly become 3 years old seems to be unable to search for lost things, and I'd like to know if this is something to worry about. He often takes some item/toy, runs around with it in ...
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emergency gps wrist wrap [closed]

I'm looking for a wrist wrap for emergencies which has following features: GPS No watch or something to hang around the neck Preferably also a Crash-/Fall-/Puls-sensor (with an automatic call to ...
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Scheduling TV for a Two Year Old

I'll preface this question with the fact that my wife and I followed best practices for the first 18 months or so of our son's life - no screen time. I've heard both 18 and 24 months being the ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Mums with anxiety, depression and PTSD how do you cope?

Haven't posted in a very long time. This question is more for mums with anxiety and stress, depression. I am mentally ill and find it very hard to look after my 5 year old. The difficult bit is when ...
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what shall I do my 12 year old daughter is out of control

My 12 year old daughter has been a nightmare in the past few months. On her good days she is the sweetest most helpful girl but these are becoming very rare. She loves her sporting activities but ...
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My daughter doesn't want to do as instructed

Among other problems, my daughter doesn't want to write as instructed. For example, I help her with some homework, like "My measures" where we need to write how tall she is, her arm, etc. We ...
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4 year old wakes up in hysterics, crying with eyes closed

It started happening at night which we assumed to be night terrors, but now he’s waking up after short naps in the car. He’s inconsolable and any efforts to comfort him are forcibly rejected. Just ...
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4 year old blames all of her accidents on others, how to help her accept responsibility in a good way?

My daughter is 4 years old, getting close to 5. She started doing this only recently. When she does something like fall over, or stub her toe, or spill milk, she immediately starts blaming it on ...
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How to make my 9-year-old son accept that he will repeat the school year?

My son is 9 years old, and currently in P3. Today we have been informed by his teacher that it would be best for him to repeat the school year to close the gap with the other children. Some background ...
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When is the right time to tell a 6 year old his “dad” is not his real dad

My daughter got involved with a guy after having her first child. They married and she now has 2 more kids. However she found out he was having an affair and left him. My grandson is now 6. His “dad” ...
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How to teach elementary math concepts step by step?

Our youngest son who is currently in 3rd grade has a learning disability. He does not have a specific diagnosis, but learning to read has been a difficult struggle for him as has elementary math ...
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Encouraging a child to follow their natural gifts

I have a child who has a few enormous natural talents. Yet the child does not want to pursue any of these gifts and, from an adult perception standpoint, seems to take these gifts for granted. ...
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How do we help our 6 year old son with dangerous behaviors?

Our son has been making some really bad choices lately and we don't know how to help him anymore. A few weeks ago he was playing with his new multitool from scouts but was running in the yard with it ...
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How to best deal with kids ringing doorbell and running away?

I don't talk with my neighbours much besides the occasional hello and wave when we see each other outside. I live in a neighbourhood of townhouses. 2 boys (age low elementary school, I dunno grade 3 ...
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Precautions against sleepwalking danger

Having read on internet that 15–30% of kids sleepwalk at least once, I recommended my daughter to close the staircase fence when my (now 3-year-old) granddaughter sleeps; her bedroom is on the first ...
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how can i help my parants from getting a divorce [duplicate]

im a young tenager and my parents are constantly arguing. my mum has recantly taken off her rings and was joking around about splitting up, but i think they might actually. i dont know what to do and ...
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Fun statistics to record about one's own children

new guy, here. Might stick around for a while, though, we'll see. I was perusing the Internet for ideas about variables to collect about one's own child(ren), that you can later present to said child(...
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Is a 6 hours in 1 day roadtrip too much for a toddler?

My best friend lives 2.5-3 hours away. They can't drive due to a disability. They have 3 kids under age 5 and I have a 2 year-old. We're both busy SAHM (Stay At Home Moms) but would love to hang out ...
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Can babies be in room temperature of more than 30 degree Celsius safely?

Most of the western websites suggest to keep the room temperature at around 20 or 22. But where I live, the max temperature during the summer is often around 40 degree Celcius, and even at night it is ...
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How to help 2-year-old overcome fear of swings and slides?

Our two and a half year old daughter has had a strange fear of slides and swings for some time (maybe half a year or more). She doesn't dare to slide alone, only if someone holds her hand, except for ...
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Robot to get started with programming

When I was my daughter's age (gosh do I sound old already) I had a programmable robot. It had two actuated wheels, a wobbly wheel, and 16 keys. 9 keys were numbers from 1 to 9, the other keys were &...
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Logistical downsides of child having different surname from one parent

My wife and I have kept our different surnames, but for our first child we're unsure which of those to give to her. Excluding the hyphenated option, we don't mind if she gets either my surname or my ...
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My breastfed 7 month old wakes every 2 hours during the night?

My baby just turned 7 months. He was a great sleeper from a younger age as I got him waking only 1-2 times a night at one stage but then we done a few trips away from home over the last few months and ...
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Handling bullying in neigbourhood playgroup

Our street is home to a group of kids varying in age from 7 to 11 who play together in varying composition on a regular basis. The play is usually healthy and fun. They play catch, build huts, play ...
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6 years old making hmm sound

Lately, I have been noticing my son just making a split-second sound like "hmm", "hmm". I am very concerned about why he is doing that? I know he is a bad eater but can it be he is ...
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Fear of climbing certain staircase by a 6 year old kid

What might be the reasons for a 6 year old kid to get fear for climbing up or down certain staircases in public places? The kid can climb stairs at home and other frequently used stairs, but gets ...
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Is it okay for a 7-month old baby to play with a receiving blanket?

One of my son's favorite things to do is to push the receiving blankets we've been using to wipe his face right into his mouth, and to hug and snuggle them against his body. I know that we've been ...
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Four year old having a hard time with COVID rapid tests

I live in a jurisdiction which requires COVID rapid testing for even a single mild symptom of COVID before attending school, events, shopping, etc, even if masked. My son is a four year old in a ...
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How long can night-time potty training be delayed? (and consequences)

It's often suggested that potty training should be done while the child is still a toddler, otherwise it can have negative affects on the child (can be embarrassing, create resistance to the training, ...
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Explaining electricity kWh to a primary school

Since getting an electric car and not knowing much about kWh I feel totally noob in understanding kWh. My son is really interested in why some chargers charge slow and some really fast. Since I didn't ...
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6 1/2 year old sleeping with hands on his wee

I posted this question about the Toddler keeping his hands in the private part. Tonight I found him in bed sleeping while his hands were on his private part. I had to see if he was just keeping under ...
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8 year old twin boy and girl sleeping in the same room

I have got two 8 year old siblings (Twin boy and girl). They want to continue sleeping in the same bedroom. Is this a negative thing to do? What is the accepted guidance? Are there any studies on ...
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Exam results for 9-year-old do not reflect his real skills

My 9-year-old is smart in math. At home exercises and in class exercises he is doing fantastically. Nearly no mistakes for easy and hard questions. The situation in real exams is totally different; he ...
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Is poster paint safe for my 1 year old to use with supervision?

My wife and I bought some poster paint from The Works (UK arts, books, and stationery shop) for our 1 year old daughter to have a play at "painting" with. The plan would be a large wipe-...
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My 3 years old daughter doesn’t talk to teacher

My 3years old daughter, who is very talkative at home but silent when we meet others and at school. She has been going to playschool from 18 months old but hasn’t spoke with her teachers atleast once. ...
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How do we proceed with potty training?

Our daughter is 2 years and 7 months old. We would like to train her to go potty, but it is not easy and I wanted to ask how we could proceed. We already made our first attempt a few months ago, but ...
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Is it normal for kids to act up around grandparents

My mother-in-law has been staying with us for the past couple of days. My 2-year-old loves when she comes because she’s fun and she brings lots of candy and sugar. Everything has been fine up until ...
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Do you prefer skinless chicken for children, as you would for adults?

As adults we strive to minimize eating fats, and in particular saturated fats. When choosing chicken, for example, we aim for skinless chicken, or remove the fat after cooking. When serving children ...
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Should I be worried that my newborn only sleeps in one side?

I have a newborn 20 days old, he always prefers to sleep in right side. I turn his head to left side when he is sleeping but soon enough he goes back to his right side. I also noticed that his head is ...
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Tween kids in separated moms bed - should I be worried?

My long-time wife separated from me about 9 months ago. I find it difficult to talk to her because I have strong emotions towards her, many of them probably not very healthy, but we've managed to talk ...
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9 year old boy hurts himself and others inadvertently

I have a son who is really clumsy with his overall motor skills and at the same time is a dreamer, who is not paying attention to his surroundings. This leads to him having bruises all the time ...
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When should children be allowed to pick up their younger siblings?

I have a seven year old, a five year old, and a two year old. Sometimes the five and seven year olds want to pick up their little brother, but I'm concerned that he's too heavy for them (he's about 15 ...
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Should endless "but what if" questions be encouraged or discouraged?

Should this behavior from a child be encouraged or discouraged: They ask you a question, you answer it, but then they ask but what if [insert clause here]? You answer again, but they ask but what ...
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Should we raise our child as trilingual or quadrilingual?

Let me provide you first with some context. My partner and I live in the Netherlands. I am Italian and he is Spanish, and we both speak fluent English (the second language for both and the language we ...
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Baby begins crying forcefully when Fed, extremely irritated when held, but calms down when put down

We've recently experienced a new phenomena with our almost-6 month old, and nothing I see online explains it. Sometimes, usually when he has just woken up from a nap, we will try to feed our baby, and ...
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How can we motivate a young adult without breaking the family?

Background One of my children is in her early 20's and deeply stuck. She has finished high school during the first COVID-19 lockdown, has then had a short stint at living alone and studying (aborted ...
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Toddler Being Mean to Baby

I have toddler who is just under 2.5 y/o and is constantly hurting and being mean to his baby brother who is 9 months old. He will often take toys away from his brother just because his brother is ...
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