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six yr old has 0 interest in studies and 100% in tv [closed]

I m revisiting this question how do I help 5 years find interest outside of watching videos on iPad or tv?, now that my son is turning 7 almost one month before Christmas. He has been glued to the tv, ...
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Can newborn get used to falling asleep on the breast?

My baby is 5 weeks old. My wife likes to breastfeed and then let him fall asleep on her breast, anywhere from 20 - 30 minutes after. Would he get used to falling asleep on the breast? To the point ...
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How to I tell a 3 year old who his real dad is?

My childs dad walked out when I was pregnant and said he wasn’t ready to be a father. Not long after, I got with my now boyfriend and we have 2 kids of our own together, my other child calls my ...
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Night feed weaning at six months

My wife and I have two children under three years old. When our first was smaller (about 14 months) we were still feeding him throughout the night. That was until a friend of ours recommended weaning ...
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Potty training a two year old

My daughter turned two in May and didn’t want to wear diapers anymore. We decided to let her walk around naked at home and she would run to the potty as soon as she had to go but never tell us until ...
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What professional help can I get for my 14 year old son that doesn't feel pooping his pants [duplicate]

Our 14 year old son who is a great boy, funny, confident, great hockey player, lots of friends can't stop pooping his pants. He can't feel it happening. We have tried everything from therapy to ...
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How do I teach letting go to a 5 year old?

My 5 year old daughter has complained a few times that she just can't get things out of her mind ("I can't get it out of my mind daddy" and she is visibly quite distressed). I'd like to ...
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Because of bullying, my grandchild will not go to school. What can we do?

My 11yo grandchild just started high school. She went for two days and will not go back. When she was at small school she was bullied and now she's experiencing the same thing because the same girls ...
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How to help a 7 year old understand how much sleep he needs?

My son is now writing a timetable for himself which is fantastic. His mother was never keen because she'd have to keep to it too. His mother is finally starting to try to set a bedtime but still fails ...
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Should I tell my 2.5 YO son to stay away from another kid?

My 2.5 year old son was recently bitten by another kid of around the same age in play school. The teachers quickly intervened and separated them. I was told that this is the first biting incident and ...
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Daughter refuses to walk on her own outside

My 17 months old daughter refuses to walk outside, every time. I think it began 4-5 months ago when she broke a leg in the daycare and got a cast with which she couldn't move at all for three weeks. ...
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4-month old wants to be outside carried all time

My 4-month old wants constantly being held outside? I have a hard time keeping him interested indoors even though we have a baby play-mat, baby inclined seat, baby hammock. Nothing works more than ...
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Phone screen held too close to face causing crossed eyes (Strabismus) [closed]

My child (late teens) was not born cross-eyed. Over time, they have learned to hold their cell phone screen so close to their face (less than 3 inches) that they are now cross eyed when not using the ...
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Why do kids dare each other?

My son (15) has always been very susceptible to being dared. To my knowledge, he has never turned one down. Without going into too much detail, the dares are getting more extreme as he gets older. I'm ...
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What to do when Google Family Link didn't start working, and when tapping the "Account action required" notification had no effect [migrated]

Google Family Link is Google's parental-control app for Android and Chromebook devices. (No parental-control software is perfect. Therefore, it's wise to also keep all your child's devices in your ...
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How can I get my 16-month-old to stop gagging himself, and (sometimes) vomiting?

I know he's doing it to get attention - particularly at the dinner table, or when we're out. But he'll stick one hand in his mouth until he starts gagging, and giggles when my wife tells him to stop. ...
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6-year-old loves making her little sister cry by dialogue

We have two daughters: O. (6 years) Y. (4 years) We have the impression that O. leaves no opportunity to intentionally make Y. cry. This includes physical acts like hitting/pinching/taking things ...
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6-year-old stays up until after midnight every day

Our daughter (O.) is 6 years old. She has always (read: since she was born) been someone to rather get up late and stay up late (in contrast to her little sister (Y.), who is much more of an early ...
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How can I help my high schooler find his motivation again?

My youngest is a junior in high school (in the US) this year and has been struggling with motivation and staying on top of his work. He graduated from 8th grade during the 2020 COVID-19 lockdown and ...
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How important is making up after a fight?

How important is making up after a fight and what are the do's and dont's? My child has recurring fights, verbal and physical, with other children in our street. Most of the children will fight ...
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How much protection is provided by a partial course of COVID-19 vaccine? [closed]

How much protection is provided by the first two injections of the three-injection Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for toddlers? I cannot find this information anywhere. I am asking not because I plan to skip ...
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What are things to consider when moving yourself and kids closer to your girlfriend?

I’m beginning to think about moving closer to my girlfriend to spend more time with her. We’ve known each other for around 7 months now and things are going great! We are both good at communicating in ...
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How to instill reading/writing habits in primary schooler & toddlers?

My almost 7 years old son has an all-day tv/iPad/plays outside or asks mom for mobile and plays games habit. He won't get tired doing those but gets tired when asked to write something/do something ...
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Using non-drinkable water for bathing a baby/cleaning baby bottles [closed]

We live in an area where tap water is not recommended for drinking both because of bacteria and chemical pollution. We have been using the water for showering, cleaning and washing the dishes without ...
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How do I get my 12 month old to sit in his high chair longer?

My 12 month old is very busy and independent. He does not like cuddling and does not like to be restrained for long periods of time. He is ok with being in his car seat but for some reason does not ...
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How do i stop my parents from splitting [duplicate]

I am a teenager youngr than 16 and my dad and stepmum seem like they are going to break up. My 3 stepbrothersdont listen to their mum and shout horrible things at her. One of them is always starting ...
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My Parents have been fighting heavily and today they said they are seriously considering divorce how can I prevent [duplicate]

I am a teenager with a younger sister today my parents said they are considering divorce. I haven’t been able to relax since. If this were to happen my world would come crashing down they said they ...
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How to train a 3 month old to sleep longer than 45 minutes?

Our 3 month old breastfed baby can sleep for 3-5 hours overnight. The problem is nap-time. He always wakes up like a clock after only 40-50 minutes if sleep. Is there anyway to get him to sleep for ...
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Do we have to put potty training on pause?

My son is nearly 3 and we've been working diligently on potty training him because we are tired of diapers, but also he's grown to be so dang big that it was nigh impossible to get him on the changing ...
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How to explain pet's death to a three year old?

In the last six months my daughter (she'll turn three in November) really got into playing with her grandparents' dog; they live in a different town so we visit them occasionally, and while I don't ...
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Is non-toxic nail polish safe for toddlers

My wife and I will be leaving our 17 month old daughter with my parents for one week. My mother wants to paint my daughter's toenails with a non-toxic nail polish (I don't know the brand). Does "...
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Toddler body going limp- leaning, laying, acting lathargic or "boneless"m

I have looked up going "boneless" in toddlers and articles mention it's a thing they do when they are tantruming. This is a different kind of boneless- My 3 y.o. when doing an activity like ...
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How to handle situation when a mother gives her child preferential treatment and is defensive about it?

So the full details of my involvement and actual relationship with my 'friend' and her child are a bit too complicated and distracting to go into right now. For now lets say that I love kids and have ...
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How do you come to grips with the fact that you made a human being? [closed]

I have recently turned 30 and all of a sudden the broodiness is hitting me like a ton of bricks. All my 20's I worked with children and did not pay them any mind, but all of a sudden a switch has been ...
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Teaching a 7yo responsibility for his choices

I have a 7 year old son who is a great kid. However there are times when he completely denies responsibility for his actions. For example, the other day my wife took our kids to a splashpad (water ...
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How do I stop myself from getting frustrated with repeated wake-ups and refusals to feed at night?

My son is turning 11 months old next month, and I love him to death and back, but there's something that's been frustrating me nearly every night and I don't know what to do about it. My son goes to ...
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Why won't my child speak?

My son is 6 and he is absolutely can talk lots and knows lots of words in English and Japanese. My wife is a controlling person who doesn't believe in structure- has to do some now that son was going ...
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teaching to take care of one's belongings (at least the dear ones)

My son loves balance bikes. He got his first one with 2 and second (larger) with 3. Every morning he could choose whether he wanted to use the old or new one for the way to kindergarten, and he mostly ...
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My son is 8 and will not poop unless I'm 10 ft away from him. Anybody deal with this?

My son will only poop with me in the house. I have to walk him in. He has made progress but still won't poop in public bathrooms. I have only left 3 times in his life and he has held it the whole 3, 4 ...
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Label preschooler's items with full name?

My son's preschool requested that we label all his items with his name. I'm wondering if it is better to include his full name (so he learns to recognize it), or if it is safer to include just a first ...
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If I take frozen breast milk and thaw in the fridge, then take it out to warm up on the counter, how long will it last?

I know once breast milk is warmed up you need to use it within 2 hours but also know that is with you actually warming it up in hot water. So far I can't find anything about letting it gradually warm ...
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Is there any reason for my seven year old son not to play with toys appropriate for younger children?

His grandparents think he shouldn't read a book suitable for a three year old or play with cuddly soft toys (even though those are only associated with his love of Pokémon). His grandparent also don't ...
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Helping 6 year old with anxiety disorder to cope after my visits end

One of my goddaughters has anxiety, she's already taking medicine for it and even had ticks caused by anxiety until they adjusted her medication. They live a few states away and so while I visit as ...
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3yo doesn't want to go to daycare although he likes it there

I have two sons ages 3 and 1. We bring them to the daycare center every morning. When we pick them up, my 3yo will say everything was fine and he liked it there and that it was nice playing with his ...
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My son asks his mother not to write to teacher, should you keep his wishes?

I live in Japan and discipline is all controlled by the school teacher. My son goes to the local normal state elementary school. One boy's bad behavior is to block him from entering the classroom. We ...
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Are boys generally "lazy" in their early teens?

Is it typical for young teenage boys to be lazy but for them to become more diligent as they get closer to finishing high school? (I would not have thought so, but was advised by someone who is older ...
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How to help my 4yo daughter cope better with her fear of missing out?

My 4yo daughter loves to do things with me. I'm pretty sure this is normal for a kid her age. She follows me around the house (when she's not at preschool) participating in chores, helping me with ...
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How do I adjust the 5-point harness on my high chair so my baby is comfortable?

I have a fairly standard 5-point harness setup for my high chair (Graco Slim Snacker), and I've noticed that as my baby gets bigger, his hips start to slide forward in the chair, and the strap that ...
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18 month keeps her eyes closed when she meets new people

My daughter is very attached to my wife. She's good with me (dad) and was okay with her grandparents. But lately she cries when she meets new people and keeps her eyes closed for hours. She either ...
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what do i do if he says i'm harder on her because she isn't my biological daughter

My boyfriend of 2 and a half years loves my daughter and my daughter loves and looks up to him as a father figure, but he said that “i'm harder on her because she isn't my biological daughter” and ...

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