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How do I explain racial slurs to a 10-year-old?

I've got a 10-year-old daughter. She gets very good grades in school (sometimes even A+, rarely Bs). She already has quite a healthy knowledge of sexual education (the Birds and The Bees). She came ...
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How to make our 4-year-old son stop being violent towards us? [on hold]

I'm the mother to a 4-year-old son with difficult behavior. He's being complicated day by day. He shouts at us, he forces us to do the thing he wants us to do and if we ignore him he starts to shout ...
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My son got in trouble for harassment at school. How can I teach him to stop?

So, a day or two ago, my son touched a girls butt during lunch. She reported him to the counselor and my son got a Saturday Detention, along with having to write a hand written apology to the girl. ...
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help with 15 year old daughter [on hold]

My husband and I had recently discovered that our 15-year old daughter was speaking highly disgusting and inappropriate. She was speaking this way to multiple boys one even being over the age. We are ...
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neighbor child has chickenpox. my son played before the rash appeared. how long must i stay away from the public [on hold]

Our neighbor child parent called today and says he has rash looking like chickenpox. My son played together with him yesterday, before the rash appeared. How long must I stay away from the public?
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What to say to reckless teenager in the hallway? [on hold]

I've been working as an high school "guard" or "watcher" and I often encounter reckless teenager running or wrestling in the hallway. Off course I could use the good old operant conditioning but it ...
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Our 6-year-old son complains of stomach pain only when going to school - and refuses to go

Our 6-year-old son is crying almost every day when we try to leave him at school. He will start to cry and complain of stomach pain. This stomach pain only shows up in the morning when we are about to ...
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How to stop 3-year-old from bouncing in every bed?

My 3-year-old son has the habit of sitting and bouncing in bed. It doesn't interfer with sleeping and napping. He even jumps on the sofa. He does that whenever he enters a room with a bed and when he ...
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To celebrate my kid's birthday or not?

My question may sound weird to many but we are unsure that should we celebrate our kid's birthday or not? My Son will turn 2 years old on 15th December and we have started feeling the social ...
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Naming the child - 2 words or 3? [on hold]

How do you decide when naming your child that their name would be consisting of two words, or three (or only one, or even more). Does the same logic apply on both boys and girls? or is it different ...
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1answer
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What to do when 3.5-year-old still asks for pacifier 6 months after weaning?

Our 3.5-year-old girl has no pacifier since her 3. birthday. Before that, she was really addicted to it, asking all the time if she could have it (although we had clear rules, only during sleep time ...
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How to find my daughters best friend in foster care [closed]

My daughter aged 13 has a best friend same age but she also has a sister aged 16. They have gone to the same school and known each other since kinder. Well I have known the girls just as well during ...
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How to keep a 3 year old's skin hydrated through out the day?

Our sweet little one has trouble with dry skin. Sometimes during the night, there can be 40 minutes of scratching, which keeps everyone up! We put lotion on the skin, we sometimes even put Burt Bees ...
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As a teenager, my mom refuses to believe that I have anxiety/depression/ possibly ADHD. How can I help her understand that she is hurting me?

I am in 8th grade, and I am currently in four high school classes. I understand that these are significantly high stakes classes, and I genuinely try my best in each one of them. I am currently ...
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Why is my 4year act up when family is around [closed]

Why does my 4year old act up when grandma and grandpa are around. And she says that we're mean when were just trying to discipline her.
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How can I help my 2-year-old son adapt to his biological father?

I found out today, that my soon to be ex husband is not my son's biological father (which is what I was hoping for, as he is mentally, emotionally and physically abusive). The BF (biological father) ...
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How to train a toddler to go asleep alone if she shares a room with mom?

My goddaughter, who just turned 3, sleeps in the same room as her mother. This is due to simple logistics, they don't have any more bedrooms available to put the child into yet so there is no where ...
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How to train a 2-year-old to eat food she doesn't like?

My 2-year-old daughter is scared of consuming curd. She runs away and if tried to force, she vomits. But it's good for her stomach. She also avoids cream and cottage cheese but drinks milk. Otherwise ...
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How do I get my 7YO son to [do thing he doesn't want to] when he offers a sequence of excuses?

Me: [Son's name] - go brush your teeth! Son: I just have to : finish this page of my book finish watching this episode finish throwing this ball go look at this thing [repeat and ...
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Possible and adequate parental attitudes to a 10 yrs old playing a horror video game on smartphone possibly under group pressure

My 10 yrs old son has recently a copy of horror game (haunting scenes with ghosts/monsters having appearance of toys like teddies etc) app allowed from 16 years and his arguments are: his friends in ...
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Is it inappropriate for young teens to cuddle and sleep together if there is no sign of it being sexual?

I'm trying to decide if I should intervene and would very much appreciate some feedback. I am Japanese btw and my English may not be perfect, sorry. My son and his best friend are both 13 years of ...
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4 yr old has become very negative since starting school

My 4 (and 4 months) year old son (i'm going to call him John here) started school in september, a couple of months ago. (he's in what is called 'Reception' in England - it might be called pre-school ...
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Is my toddler's sleep pattern normal or does he sleep too much? [closed]

My 2.5-year-old son's sleep pattern has drastically changed the last couple of weeks. Now he generally goes to sleep about 10pm, sleeps through until 9am or a bit later. He is only awake for about 4 ...
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Are “cheap” shoes bad for your young childs feet?

Disclaimer: I don't have kids myself so this is a general question. Many of my friends do have children and I sometimes buy things for them. (Location Germany) I wonder if "cheap" shoes you can buy ...
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Washing Cloth diapers

My boyfriend and I live in an apartment building and have shared washer and dryers. We are expecting a baby girl and have been leaning heavily towards cloth diapers. He is concerned if it is worth the ...
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Our infant drinks almost no breastmilk anymore and gains no weight. What can we do? [closed]

My 4-month-old kid is not drinking breastmilk nowadays. My wife always goes with breastfeeding only. Until now we didn't give bottle. Even with lots of difficulty some time baby used to drink for 5 ...
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Respectful parenting and discipline

Been reading a bit about Respectful Parenting and mutual respect as a parenting style and it appeals to us. We have four kids so keeping track of reward charts and various other trackers is complex ...
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My 10 month old has started scream crying because he can’t reach the shower drain during bath time - how can I get this to stop?

When alone with my 10 mo son at bath time, I place his tub in the shower stall, shower first, and then clean him. For the past couple nights, he’s suddenly started scream crying because he can’t ...
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Birthday Ideas for a 3 year old boy (have 8 year olds in the group)

My little boy is turning 3. We'd like to invite some of his friends from day care. My elder daughter is 8 and she has a group of friends her age that she'd like to be a part of the occasion. The 8 ...
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Is there a way to “immunize” or “desensitivize” children against TV and YouTube?

My wife, my two daughters (2 yo and 7 yo), and I live with my parents and my grandmother. I don't really watch TV myself, but my parents and my grandmother are used to having the TV on when having ...
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What kind of frame for prescription glasses for a 3 year old?

I have looked at questions on this site and most of them are trying to get their kids to learn to wear glasses. My question is a pre-cursor of sorts. Just today my 3 and a half year old was diagnosed ...
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Toddler scared since last night

Our son suddenly started to panic last night and saying there is a owl on the wall. He turned 3 yesterday. What he was pointing to was shadow of wall by the light coming from outside. He was too ...
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Formal curriculum for infants first few years?

In the context of independent behavioral, developmental and psychology fields (regarding people of any age), there appears common revelation about the first few years of life... and their impact on ...
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How to make a teen stop vaping?

I have a 16-year-old daughter. She is vaping a nicotine product. I know that, because I found liquid nicotine and a vaping pipe in her room twice and smelled it in her room once. I don't believe she ...
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Are these videos too instense for a baby (10 months)

I usually watch one or two videos a day with my 10 month old baby, they show someone playing the piano and the notes "falling" into the keyboard, guitar hero like, this is a sample (that one is the ...
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My 2 1/2 year old won't talk on his own And stares into the distance

He does say things like "mommy" "daddy" "ewww" "Mickey" "owww" and "drink". They're slurred and you have to know what he's saying to understand them. But he won't say anything else on his own. We can ...
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Teaching a child 2 languages that are not part of their environment

I've seen a few question regarding language, but none that fight my current situation. I live in Ukraine and my wife has a 2 year old child that almost exclusively heard Russian so far. I, on the ...
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My 4-year old son - in preschool full time - only wants to stay home without kids in his free time. Should we be concerned?

My son is 4 1/2. He's been in daycare and preschool since he was 6 months old. As such, he has been surrounded by other kids every weekday for his whole life. As an introvert, I totally feel ...
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Supporting pubescent daughter's curiousity about “normal bodies”

Along with others in her peer group she has begun developing breasts and today asked if she could see her grandmother's breasts to contrast them to her mother's. This seems like quite normal curiosity ...
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At what age do kids become embarrassed about their homes?

Hang on for the backstory and you'll see why I'm asking this here and not on Money SE. We love the location of our property, but it's a manufactured home. We had a lot of trouble securing a loan for ...
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How can I teach my daughter to see her errors?

An 11-years daughter of mine, when checking a piece of her writing or math exercise, where she has one or more errors, simply misses them, whispering contentedly something as 5*6=36. Normally, if I ...
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How to reduce repetitive behaviour in a 3-year-old?

My 3-year-old son doesn't cross legs while sitting down. He keeps his legs like (<>). He moves his toes and keeps his two hands below the mouth (as if it is so chill) whenever he is doing any task ...
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21 month old daughter hits other little kids, for no observable reason

My daughter is babysat by my sister in law, she is 1 year. Her cousin is 21 months and hits, sits, kicks, pinches and pulls hair. Her mom calls her a bully and says she does it to all little kids but ...
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What age do children understand what it means to hide?

My 4-year-old niece doesn't understand yet the difference between not seeing and not being seen: when she wants to hide from someone, she simply closes her eyes, and that's it. For example, when ...
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How to teach my almost 7-month-old to play on his own without getting angry?

My boy will be 7 months old at the end of November. In the last couple of weeks I’m noticing he gets angry when he’s not constantly entertained. I want to start to teach him to learn to play on his ...
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Can a 2 year old learn “hard” and “soft” for “don't throw”?

At 22 months we've just entered the throwing and hitting stage. For "throw this, not that" I'm thinking of teaching him "hard" and "soft" and that's okay to throw soft things. I'm wondering if anyone ...
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4 year old has trouble drinking from a cup

My 4 year old is having trouble learning to drink from a cup. He drinks from a sippy cup but can’t use a straw and when trying to drink from a cup he puts his tongue in the glass instead of under the ...
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How to help our 4-year-old who can't bite food into appropriately sized pieces?

My almost 4-year-old won’t bite his food. He doesn’t seem to know how to. If given a large piece of food, he will try to stuff the whole piece in his mouth or won’t even try to eat it because of its ...
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My child is being a help vampire

As stated, my 7-year-old son is turning into a help vampire, especially when it comes to a game we are playing. We started playing a 3DS game together but separately. There are two versions but with ...
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Constipation and not eating while holding back poo. How can we help our son?

Our son is going to be 3 years old. Lately, he had constipation and he doesn't eat much. Now he holds back his stool because he had a rash, but now it is really hard for us to make him poo as he cries ...

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