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Is this normal that my 5 years old kid keep thinking about the bad things

We have a 5 years old girl. 2 years ago we have immigrated to a European county. She is going to school here and she learned the new language excitingly fast. We have another 3 months old girl as well....
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When should I intervene in conflicts between children?

I have a problem that whenever I want to speak and need to speak giving my advice, idea, or argument my heart race, handshake and mouth dry hence leaving me unable to do it. From my previous post as ...
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What does it mean if my son is better talking to strangers than classmates

My son is five. He calls greetings (quieter than he used to because they don't respond) to strangers on the street and talks animatedly and with children he befriended at the park. However when he ...
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Should I let a 1 month old to sleep on her belly under surveillance?

My daughter is usually comfortable only when held up, after 30 minutes of leaving her on the crib (with much luck) she starts crying and she never gets fully calm by her own, except when sleeping on ...
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Foreign student required to learn and recite the pledge of allegiance in Kindergarten (U.S)

My daughter started attending kindergarten this year, and her teacher is requesting all the students to learn and recite the pledge of allegiance. I have no problem with the pledge itself, the thing ...
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My 11 year old son is out of control and no1 can seem to help. What can I do? [closed]

This has been my nightmare since he has been 5 just getting progressively worse. He is 11. I have had the police at my home 3 times in 6 days. He has been to the psych ward twice in a years time. This ...
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My 13 month old baby refuses to stand

She will stand when it suits her, whilst holding on to the sofa or other furniture, and yesterday she stood without support for about 5 seconds. (She’s also a bloody good climber, she climbs on the ...
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What age to introduce video games?

Our son of 5 has either only heard of video games from his mates or watched video game videos (of paw patrol and the like). Personally, I haven't played video games for about 20+ years now. The last I ...
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My daughter just turned 13 and confides in me she wants to be a boy [duplicate]

Last week my daughter turned 13. The following day my mom left with my daughter to go babysit my 12 year old niece while her parents are out of town. I didn't see my daughter again until Saturday but ...
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My 8-month old baby stopped accepting solid food

I introduced soup (with some meat or fish), fruit and baby food to my daughter when she was about 6 months old. It was relatively well accepted for some time. More recently (she is about 8 months now),...
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How to protect my child from friend's over protective father?

My 9yo son has a class mate whose father doesn't allow her to socialize with boys. The girl herself, on the other hand, is pretty adamant about being friends with my son, bordering on obsessive. I'd ...
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How to respond to my 11 year old daughter telling me she is not sure if she likes boys or girls

After going through my daughters phone I discovered some pretty serious text messages between her and her best friend, a girl in another state who she has never met. I called her in there to discuss ...
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Child refuses to accept being wrong

Depending on context, a somewhat to extremely annoying habit my oldest (9 years old) has is refusal to accept that he is wrong about something. For certain situations, our (wife and I) reaction is ...
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How can I get my kindergarten son to be happy to search through his toys

I have a five year old son, and was trying to play with him with a balloon. I asked him to get a book from his box, in order to help him guess what we were going to do, and he declined; he said he ...
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What is the right bath water temperature for larger babies?

It is known that the optimal temperature for newborns is about the human body temperature, 36-38C. Most adults would find this bath water temperature too warm. However, what is the case in the ...
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How to encourage 9 year old boy to start learning new skill

I have a 9 year old son. He loves doing things he is good at but is not very open to start trying new things. For ex. he is doing Karate since he was 6 yr old and now he is intermediate level and good ...
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Can 3 month 50/50% joint custody with summer in a foreign country work?

I have a friend with a two year old who has joint custody with the mother. That has been the arrangement almost from birth; he and the mother were never in a traditional relationship and never lived ...
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14 year old stepson wants to wear boxer shorts

Summary My 14 year old stepson wants to wear boxer shorts. Details At the beginning of the year, I started to do the family laundry to help my husband with the household workload. I discovered ...
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Praise leads to lying - what should be done?

Situation: A 13-year-old was honest and open with the parents. The parents praised honesty regarding a tricky subject and thanked the child for confiding in them. They agreed with the child that some ...
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Does banking cord blood provide significant benefits?

I am going to have first child soon and read a lot about cord blood. While childbirth, after child is already cut off then doctor takes some blood from umbilical cord. Companies which are banking this ...
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How many grams of carbs and sugar should a 1 year old eat?

There is no evidence that low carb\sugar is helpful for toddlers but when is it too much ? Are there any general agreements on daily Carbs and Sugar (each) intake, specifically for a 1 year old ?
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Son's friend asking him to stay off a common friend who this friend is closer to

My son (8 years) is friends with two other kids in the neighborhood, lets call them John and Joe. John has been friends with my son for slightly longer than he has been friends with Joe. However Joe ...
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My 3 year old is having problems at daycare but not at home what can I do to address this?

My son just turned 3 and moved to a new daycare 4 weeks ago. He had a good first few days and his behaviors have gotten steadily worse. He’s spitting, hitting, biting, and pinching. He’s had bitting ...
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best way to initiate conversation with five year old son

My son's mother and I have a hard time getting our five year old son to respond to any type of questions. Whether that be about his day, how he's feeling, what he's interested in, when asked directly ...
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Is there such a thing as too much machine time?

My 1 year-old toddler is addicted to the Roomba. First thing when I walk in the room, he points to the Roomba and wants me to pull it out. He'll push the button to start it, and will watch it ...
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How to prevent a toddler from hitting/throwing things that could seriously injure others and damage things around the home?

I have a 23 month old toddler who loves to hurl anything that he gets his hands on - either at things or other folks around the house. If not that, he'll treat it as a hammer and go around "...
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Should I correct my daughter's pronunciation of ballet terms?

I'm a Hong Konger. I grew up in Montréal, Canada so I speak French, albeit with a perfect Québécois accent (which I'm proud of). I now live in Hong Kong. My daughter was born in Hong Kong and mostly ...
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What to do about a crawling baby's scuffed knees?

My baby is 7.5 months old and has been crawling since he was about 5.5 months old. First commando and now on knees and hands. The skin on his knee is now worn and rough. I moisturise his knees ...
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Why my 4 year old is acting moody

A few years ago I wrote this question, I had moved out for 3 years just to find myself back at the same house again but with different circumstances. My mother in law passed away last year and my wife ...
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How much soup is a baby expected to eat?

My baby is 7 months old and tends to resist eating soup and she rarely finishes the whole plate that I prepared for her. I am not sure whether I should insist more than I already do in order to give ...
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Is there a reason American parents choose common words as surnames for their children? [closed]

I've seen many names like "Jason Fruit", "Rebecca Burger", "Sandra Bullock", "George Box", "George Bush", "Taylor Moon", "Gregory House&...
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Hyper-modesty in children

you may have seen my other question, but if you have not, I am a hobbyist writer trying to get real parent's responses to questions that have come up about family dynamics in my writing. I am young (...
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Helping a child who panics and runs away at the mere mention of 'doctor' [closed]

Little bit of disclosure, I'm a 21-year-old who has no kids, but am a hobbyist writer. I am writing a story with a family and asked this question here because I want to hear from real parents as to ...
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What should I call my 10 year old son in terms of “manhood education”?

My son Albert is 10 years old. My wife and I have been calling him sweetie. I guess it is appropriate for my wife to call him that way. I'm his father and I want to develop his manhood. What should I ...
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Handling a screaming toddler who isn't having a tantrum

I have a 27mo (2 y, 3m) toddler who is all around pretty well behaved. We have a timeout area in our guest bedroom that we use for her when she has a tantrum. (It's a camping cot with nothing in it in ...
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How to help elder sibling speak up for himself

I have 2 boys, a 9 year old and a 7 year old. The elder boy is talkative but totally clueless in describing his feelings. His nature is very adjusting and letting things go comes very naturally to him....
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5 year old is completely uncurious

My 5 year old daughter is completely uncurious and this is rather surprising to me. I have grown up around many children in India and observed many kids in the UK too. With that as the vantage point, ...
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PA, PP, KF, are any of these “Kindergarten”

I am not very familiar with the school system in the USA. I am trying to enroll my child for Kindergarten in the Beaverton, OR school district. Their online application makes me pick the "...
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7 month old can sit, but doesn't want to

My 7 month old is able to sit, and does for brief periods of time. But it seems like he has no incentive to sit. He soon falls on his stomach to crawl, or if there are things nearby, pulls himself up ...
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Are these bad eating habits in a 7 month old?

My 7 month old baby easts enthusiastically, but puts his fingers (index and middle) in his mouth after every spoon. I thought may be he's pushing the food back to his throat, but it doesn't seem like ...
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Ways to earn money for 4 years old

My 4-years old daughter recently started to ask for ways to earn money. I think this comes from watching the Duck Tales cartoons with Scrooge McDuck swimming in money, but she was interested in it ...
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How do I introduce God to my child?

Myself : Was a staunch religionist. Life lead me to find my version of God which is the omnipresent nature. And for the most part I am inclined to the Buddha's way. Partner : Religious and prays to ...
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What to do about 3 1/2 year old who was doing well with potty training and now using her underwear again

Our 3 1/2 year old Granddaughter was progressing pretty well with potty training. Not completely but doing much better, at home and our house. To the extent that she would get up and go to the potty ...
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Behavioural therapy - for parents - combine with… what? Pointers appreciated

TL,DR: My son's therapy is taking a break; to help me help him I am contemplating behavioral therapy for myself - as well as combining this with consequential discipline, praise and all the other ...
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How can I be a parent with severe disabilities?

I have several disabilities, but I would still like to become a parent. I realize I am going pretty deep into my disability and putting a lot up to the world about my situation, but to me it is worth ...
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4yr old hitting in daycare

I have a four year old who goes to daycare. The daycare has been reporting that he has been hitting other children. They say he just hits for no reason. The daycare does not put kids in timeout, they ...
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I feel like my husband hates our son - how can I help reconcile their relationship?

I have a 16 years old son who is very charming, loving and friendly, but also has ADHD. He is a bit slow in focus with his academics and behaves like a little younger than his age, that may be because ...
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Step sisters showering together? [closed]

so my 6yr step daughter just told me that she is now showering with her 17yr step sister when she is at her mothers house. She said nothing inappropriate has happend but is this really okay? A little ...
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Enfamil Powder Left Outside in Heat

I had the Enfamil formula delivered to my house when I was out of town. The temperature was a high of 108F that day and it was sitting outside for the day before I got home to take it in. Can I use ...
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Is it good practice to wake a child up at night to use the potty?

I couldn't find a question that fits this particular scenario. My 3 year old can use the potty during daytime. Occasionally he needs a reminder, but he is generally quite good at it. During the night ...

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