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I’m I mandated if divorced to talk to my drunk ex or have my drunk ex talk to my kids? [on hold]

My ex and I have been divorced a little over a year. He’s a very bad alcoholic (rehab 2x in 6 months and failed both). My lawyer is going to court Tuesday to have visitation stopped, communication ...
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0answers
55 views

My 4-year-old with-holds poop even though he's on meds. How can I help him?

My son is almost 4 years old and is still holding his poop in. He has been on Miramax for a while now but we were trying to figure out how much to give him and when to give him only due to the fact ...
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1answer
111 views

Should I encourage my 2 year old to figure things out on her own?

My daughter loves books and we regularly read tons of books to her everyday. She can sit and listen to the same book over and over for 30 min+. Earlier this week, we bought new books for her and these ...
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0answers
118 views

How to Make Your Children Love Science?

My son hates doing homework. Currently, I found that he bought his homework from a website, and I am against such services. What can you advise? How to make him do his school tasks himself?
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0answers
73 views

How to help child with autism (Asperger's) through, and prevent meltdowns

My ex wife and I live 2000 miles away from each other. The children are with her. We have been separated for over seven years, divorce will be finalized in the upcoming months. My eldest has ...
4
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2answers
168 views

My 18 month old cries when he realizes that he made a mistake

I have a parenting situation where I'm unsure of the right behavior. My 18 month old child is usually shy and doesn't mingle with people easily, but if someone spends time with him and goes a little ...
4
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1answer
220 views

How to discuss private parts with an almost 3-year-old and introduce gender?

I was hoping to get some advice, particularly from LGBTQ parents or those from the Trans community (though answers from anyone are most appreciated!). My almost 3 year old little girl has started ...
3
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1answer
188 views

How to get new 'earworm song' for six year old boy?

My six year old boy has heard Sir Mix A Lot's song Baby Got Back. (From a movie I think). The chorus has the right mixture of irreverent delight that would appeal to a six-year old. The challenge ...
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2answers
253 views

As the father, when is it better for me to be home?

I am going to be a father for the first time in March. We are living in France, so, thanks to the welfare state, my wife will not be returning to work until September. I am willing to set a good ...
2
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1answer
320 views

Daughter is deciding to have a child with near-total stranger

I have a daughter who has made many, many bad choices in her life. At 26, she has already been in several failed relationships, got addicted to heroin, recovered (6 years now), moved in with a guy ...
33
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8answers
17k views

Kid throwing ice cream cone back to the vendor

Description of the scene This short video portrays a kid in the arms of a woman who, I will assume is the mother. The kid is maybe one year old (my naive estimation). They are at an ice cream shop ...
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2answers
66 views

1 year old keeps waking up at 3 am

In the last month or so, our 13 month old has woken up around 3 am and been vehemently against going back to sleep. It's sort of a combination of being against being put back to bed and being very ...
3
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3answers
162 views

How to teach 5-year old to value friendship?

My son is almost 5 years old. There are two other boys in the neighborhood: Z is 5 months younger than him, and S is 10 years old. Both are very nice and well-behaved kids. We moved to this complex 5 ...
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0answers
44 views

What is the best thing your son did that made you happier? [closed]

What is the best thing your son did that made you happier ?
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1answer
74 views

Are trampolines safe enough for kids? [closed]

My son will turn 5 soon and we're considering buying a trampoline. He enjoys trampoline-jumping at his cousin's very much and we hear from other parents who have one that 'it was the best toy they ...
1
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2answers
194 views

By brother is lonely and has turned to the internet to fill his social craving. How do I tell my parents without betraying his trust?

My nearly 14 y/o brother doesn't have much social interaction (due to being homeschooled) and to fill his social craving I noticed several days when I startled him that he has turned to secretly ...
2
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1answer
96 views

Should I use timeouts with my goddaughter if her mother doesn't?

My goddaughter is 2.5 years old and lives in another state. We video chat every week, which she looks forward to, but I only see her in person intermittently. She is also an outgoing and assertive ...
3
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1answer
195 views

My 9-year-old daughter is a wallflower around friends. How do I help her?

My daughter is almost 9 and entering the 3rd grade. She has a lot of friends at school from being in sports and girl scouts. However, when we see them at a public place our daughter pretends she ...
5
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2answers
183 views

How to help our 2.5-year-old daughter deal with an abusive 5-year-old boy?

In the Kindergaden, our daughter has periodic confrontations with a boy who used i.e. to hit her on the head with a toy and she is totally scared of him up to not willing to go to the Kindergarden. ...
6
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2answers
277 views

Toddler recently pushing me away, no cuddles, not saying goodnight etc etc and I'm withdrawing a bit - is there light at the end of the tunnel?

Our daughter just turned 2 in May. My wife and I haven't really had that many issues with her, but recently she's being odd. Every time I go to give her a hug, cuddle or kiss she either pulls away or ...
3
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2answers
113 views

What to do with a 20 month (1.5 years) old baby who wants her mother to hold her all the time?

My wife is now pregnant with a second baby, this I think makes my first baby (20 months old) very jealous. As a result the first baby would want her mom to hold her all the time. If her mom refuses, ...
2
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2answers
292 views

My 11-year-old daughter still asks me to zip her jacket

My daughter is now 11 years old, but still asks me to zip her jacket. This really worries me because she can do it herself and is otherwise independent. She even asks me when her friends are around. ...
4
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1answer
155 views

How do I address a 6 year old child's love/hate relationship with sport?

TL;DR My nephew becomes upset when playing football with family. How can I encourage him to have a healthier relationship with the game? Before the football (soccer) world cup, my 6 year old nephew ...
3
votes
1answer
135 views

Sleeping Less with Merlín Magic suit?

My almost 10 week old is not yet on a schedule though I’d like to be (first baby). We just transitioned from sleeping in the rock and play to sleeping in the pack and play to try to get to a flat ...
2
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2answers
129 views

Cousin (1 year and 9 months) won’t stop yelling and crying every 5 minutes during his sleep. What could be the reason?

My cousin's parents are on a trip at the moment and they left my cousin with my aunt, since they have this people above 3 years old only rule when it comes to travelling, since someone under that age ...
2
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1answer
94 views

How to react when a child cried due to interaction with other children?

When in a public library, another child who was older than my daughter came to and took a book from my daughter's hands, then my daughter started crying. My daughter is 15 months old, cannot fully ...
51
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10answers
14k views

Should I try to long-distance parent or will I do more harm than good?

My long distance ex and I have a 4 year old son and we're trying to figure out what to do post-breakup. A little backstory, we've always been long distance (different countries) and we've been very ...
3
votes
1answer
152 views

How can we teach our 5-year-old daughter to be patient?

Our 5-year-old daughter is so impatient. She wants everything to happen the moment she asks us to do it. For example, when she is watching cartoons and the episode ends, she asks us if we can check if ...
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1answer
90 views

2 year old demands milk midnight

my younger son turned 2 in June, he has a sleep issue that worries me and my wife. He fells asleep at late hour like 10pm every night only after long cuddling. He always wakes up around 3am ...
5
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2answers
338 views

How do I tell my 9-year-old son that my now ex husband is not his biological dad?

I'm in a situation where I became pregnant with the wrong person and decided to raise my child by myself. Since before his 3rd birthday the biological dad disappeared and hasn't had anything to do ...
4
votes
2answers
237 views

How to engage my 4-year-old daughter to do something by her own?

My daughter is 4 years old. She wants to keep playing all the time and in her way only. She avoids to play cricket, basketball, or puzzles where you can lose or you need to think in order to win. She ...
7
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3answers
307 views

My 8-year-old daughter was bullied at school. What should I do and advise her to do?

My 8-year-old daughter is a soft and gentle girl. She hardly has any friends at school and most of the time plays with no one at break time. Yesterday a guy in her class hit her, punched her and ...
7
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2answers
197 views

Why is my toddler afraid of talking puppets?

My 2-year-old son enjoys having stuffed animals around him as comfort objects, as well as playing with toy humans and animals. Ever since the first time he saw a talking puppet (around 18 months old, ...
10
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7answers
4k views

Experience with travelling long hours in a car with a 10-week-old baby?

I am due in ten weeks and have planned a trip to Exmouth from Perth over 2 days, 8 hours one day, 4/5 hours the next. Is this feasible with a 10-week-old baby? Has anyone done trips this long with a ...
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1answer
207 views

How bad is it to not mention a child when booking hotels? [closed]

My wife and I have 5 kids (the oldest is 7, the youngest is a newborn). This makes us a family of 7. I have always been willing to list all of our kids when booking hotel rooms even though this has ...
2
votes
1answer
109 views

6-year-old child taking about an hour and a half to get to sleep

When we put our 6-year-old child to bed, he can take between 45 and 90 minutes to get to sleep, if we leave and don't lie with him. If we do, it's 20 to 30 minutes. His 4-year-old brother, who sleeps ...
6
votes
4answers
186 views

2.5-year-old hyper at nap and bedtime. He is sleep deprived

We have a 2.5-year-old boy who naps at preschool (3 days a week) but not at home. He gets wild before nap and bedtime. He'll run around the room, jump on the bed or on us, and won't listen to anything....
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0answers
86 views

What are the recommendations for Grand Theft Auto IV for 11 year olds? [duplicate]

One of my friend's sons who is nearly 11 year old plays GTA IV. I've observed that he is quite stubborn, aggressive, speaks bad language and acts out some obscene activity. I think perhaps it's due to ...
3
votes
1answer
235 views

How can we help our 5-year-old daughter enjoy a family activity and stop complaining, when she just wants to watch cartoons?

Our 5-year-old daughter loves cartoons. She can watch them all day, unless we take the phone from her. She says she's bored otherwise. I should probably also mention that she's so impatient that the ...
1
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0answers
67 views

How to get rid of the night feed (dream feed)? Baby won't sleep through the night without it

The baby is almost 12 months old. She has 2 naps a day (sometimes 3), can usually sleep through the night and her evening schedule is approximately: 04:00 PM wake up from nap, and have fruit or baby ...
2
votes
2answers
330 views

11 year old grandson holding in his poop

My 11 year old grandson holds in his poop to the point he will pack his butt with toilet paper and when he can't hold it any more it comes out in the toilet paper . Then he tries to clean up the mess ...
3
votes
4answers
281 views

How to encourage 17 month old to walk?

TL;DR: my 17 month old son could walk 10 - 20 steps two weeks ago. But now he refuses to walk. What should I do to encourage him? Long version: my son had some serious eating problem when he was 8 ...
3
votes
2answers
233 views

Baby / toddler girls - is it necessary to wear swim pants to prevent infections or inflammations?

We have just been on a beach holiday in Italy with our almost two year old girl. For a whole week she'd happily run around on the beach, sit and play with the sand, or go in the water, all the time ...
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0answers
34 views

how to control when they get angry [duplicate]

Hi my son is 11 years old, now he is in class 5, till class4 he was good in studies , scoring around 90%, but from this academic year he not showing interest in studies, not completing his class work ...
6
votes
4answers
249 views

How to handle an 11-year-old boy who doesn't study anymore and reacts aggressively towards me?

My 11-year-old son is now in class 5. Until class 4, he was good in studies, scoring around 90 %, but from this academic year he has not been showing interest in studies. He does not complete his ...
6
votes
1answer
296 views

My 1-year-old freaks out on her father

So we have a beautiful one-year-old daughter and she has always been a daddy‘s girl up until about a week ago. She started freaking out anytime her dad will go to hold her, change her, or even trying ...
4
votes
1answer
156 views

What to do with tantrums if screaming it out is not possible?

Our daughter is a bit above 3 years old and she's having tantrums multiple times a day, whenever she doesn't get what she wants. Lots of screaming and shouting. We as parents understand that this is ...
5
votes
1answer
143 views

How can I mitigate how my toddler has generalized a fear related to insects/flies?

I'm typically careful of not instilling needless fears in my toddler as I want her to be afraid of important danger and not everything and anything that might be dangerous. We went for a vacation ...
2
votes
2answers
79 views

2’-FL HMO Formula Beneficial?

We are switching to formula for our newborn and our pediatrician mentioned (and my initial online research agrees) that all formula brands are the same ultimately and to just buy what’s on sale. This ...
2
votes
5answers
527 views

Is it feasible to outsource all the unpleasant parts of baby care to a nanny?

Me and my wife are in our late 20s and considering having children. I am personally excited about starting a family, however I'm not looking forward to all the unpleasant parts of the first few years ...

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