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How to stop 3 year old screaming when something is wrong?

My daughter is 3 years and 2 months, she doesn't speak in whole sentences, just words or set phrases. She will scream when something goes wrong or if she's told no. For example if she's playing with ...
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16-year old step daugher is mentally ill and aggressive to me - how much should I be involved?

My spouse’s 16 year old daughter is mentally ill. She has been diagnosed with Reactive attachment disorder (RAD) and is in treatment. Of late, her behavior has worsened to the point where she responds ...
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How much self control can an 8-year-old be expected to show under physical and psychological provocation?

How much self control can an 8-year-old be expected to show under physical and psychological provocation. I separated from my ex wife about 4 years ago. My son has been living with her for around the ...
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Am I being too overprotective? [on hold]

Hi since having my baby I’ve took an instant disliking to my partners mother , she was a terrible terrible mother to him but he’s forgiven her , he’s told me about his upbringing and I was shocked , ...
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How bad is a metal spoon for a 6-month-old baby?

Our six-month-old daughter loves to chew on metal spoons. She already has two teeth. Is this harmful to her teeth and dentition? Is a hard plastic spoon less harmful despite small plastic particles ...
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I need advice as to how to help my 11 year old grandson who sleeps with his mom [on hold]

I am very concerned about my 11year old grandson. He sleeps in bed with his mother and his dad sleeps in the other room. My grandson is very unhappy and angry all the time with just about everyone. I ...
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My five year old Twin son only takes milk yet his brother eats very well, please advise? [on hold]

My five year old Twin son is still taking only milk and does not take anything else, we tried even to starv him from milk and offer other alternatives to him but he would rather cry than eat anything ...
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good flashlight for toddler to read at night with [on hold]

My 2.5 year old son likes to read. We put him down early enough that he is often awake for an hour or so before falling asleep. I would like to get him a flashlight so he can read on this own. One ...
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Worried about quickly changing cyclic behaviour and attitude of my 11-year old girl [on hold]

My little doll...so lovely, cheerful, happy, charming, and so well behaved girl. She never created any trouble for me and has always been the best kid in the world. But... now it looks like I have a ...
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My son is 17 and lives in the UK, wants to go see a 25 yr old girlfriend in America [on hold]

My son is 17. He has always struggled socially, and doesn’t go out much, with very few close friends if any. He prefers the company of his laptop and Xbox in his room. He does go to work and college ...
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Tips about helping expat pre-schooler learn local language

we're an expat family living in the Czech Republic. Our oldest child is in kindergarten, she's almost five years old. She was born here already and started daycare at 1.5 years old at a Czech provider....
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How do I deal with my 12 year ols son's CONSTANT Lying ? I am not sure he kniows how to tell the truth? [closed]

My 12 year old lies constantly and he is acting up in school and his grades are dropping. It all started this year ???
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Sites to help with decisions about who how and whether to have children [closed]

I would like to know, are there any sites on the internet geared towards helping with the decision process around the considerations that have to do with choosing the right partner and having a baby. ...
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How does a parent's misophonia impact the child?

Misophonia is hatred of sound. The condition causes the individual to have a reaction of sudden rage and stress and the need to get away from the sound. The sounds vary from individual to individual, ...
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Is my baby okay? [closed]

I just recently found out that im pregnanr , and ive gotten into an incident , to the point where my stomach was squeezed and its hurting in one spot , is my baby okay? Im probably around 6 weeks ...
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Adult has chickenpox, children are vaccinated. Avoid contact none the less?

My brother in law has chickenpox, however, my sister and their children don't. My child is vaccinated. Is it safe to have contact with my sister and her children?
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How to approach my younger brother who doesn't want to go to school and socialize? [closed]

My younger brother is 16 years old. He is on the 2nd year of high school, he frequently skipped school. It kind of started since Junior high school, but it was not that bad compared to now. Now he ...
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Is my 14 y/o brother’s abusive behavior something that I should be concerned about?

To start off this question I should mention that I am currently 17 years old and since we are homeschooled and my parents have jobs in which they have to work for one or two hour blocks all day, I get ...
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Can I leave my 16 month old baby with a sitter for vacation [closed]

I'm planning a 1 week vacation in mid-March when my girl will be 16 months old. The plan is to leave her with our sitter for the duration of the trip. The sitter is a good friend that I've known ...
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How can I motivate my almost-3 year old son to put away his toys?

My son is almost 3 and doesn't like putting toys away. I'm struggling with how to develop good habits without being overbearing or punishing. Things I've tried: incentivizing. Offering a treat (...
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How do I discipline a 2-4 year old child without using physical punishments? [closed]

Let's say I have a child of a certain age, say 2-4 years in age. I can try to discipline him by saying: I will get you an ice-cream if you behave Monsters gonna enter your bedroom and pull your legs ...
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How would a caregiver go about advising parents regarding an issue with their child?

I am a retired 57-year-old woman who babysits my neighbor's 3-year-old daughter. I have kept her since she was 2 months old. Both of her parents work 4 days a week, 10 hours a day, with occasional ...
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What to do about our toddler fully regressing with sleep and acting out after we got a baby?

We have a 2.5-year-old child. Our toddler was colic for the first 6 months, then slept like a champ - seeming to make up for his past indiscretions as an infant ;) At 2 we transitioned him to a "big ...
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What to do about our 18-month-old crying screaming with eyes closed for an hour?

Our 18-month-old boy has been crying/screaming in his sleep. A lot of sleeping issues. We will try and wake him up. But he continues to cry/scream with his eyes closed for up to an hour after "waking ...
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How to teach writing to a left-handed child?

My son is 3 years old. He has a tendency to use his left hand more than his right hand. I have seen he holds the pencil easily with his left hand. I suppose he is going to use his left hand for ...
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How to motivate a 3.5-year-old to use the potty when she knows how to, but is strongly opposed to it?

My god daughter is about 3.5 years old. She has demonstrated she is aware of when she needs to pee/poop and if naked will ask for a pullup to be put on just so she can use it. I believe if she ...
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What to tell an 8 yo when his mother is incarcerated for 1+ years?

The press of the moment is arriving. It is highly likely that the mom (divorced) will be incarcerated for 1+ years (first incarceration). (She has been in jail for 3 weeks now with no bail allowed. ...
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How to react when my kid was pushed by other older children without their parents nearby?

When walking down the street, my daughter saw an older child riding his scooter and she ran over and tried to touch it, but the older boy pushed her away and said: do not touch my scooter. I told my ...
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Disadvantages of a single bedroom?

Looking ahead to the future, me and my partner often discuss how we would raise children. In these conversations, recently, a theme of sleeping arrangements has emerged. We appear to agree that a lot ...
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How do I refresh my children's memory after long time of being away from me?

I have not seen my children since the beginning of October. There was no goodbye and they have moved to another city. They are 4 and 6 years old, both have mild autism, both non-verbal. What is the ...
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How to improve our 3-year-old's sleep cycle without skipping long afternoon nap?

My 3-ear-old goes to daycare where they have the policy to not wake up the sleeping kids. Therefore she ends up taking 3 hours nap from 12-3. When she comes home around 6 pm, she would be all fresh ...
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How to improve my 3-year-old's social interaction, as she does not play with other kids?

My 3-year-old does not play with other kids and in all the parties just linger around us (mom/dad). Even if the party is with her own class mates from school and she knows them a lot. I have tried ...
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How to gamify learning?

My 11-year-old son is in his second year of secondary school and motivating him to learn is becoming increasingly difficult. In primary school, the subject material was presented by his teachers in ...
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At what age should I start looking to have my daughter interact regularly with other children?

My daughter is 8 months old. She stays at home with my husband and I all day (we work from home). While we do get out (we have a daily walk), she probably sees non-family-members once a week and other ...
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How do I get my 3 1/2 year-old to poop in the potty and not on the floor?

I have a 3 1/2 year-old son who poops on the floor. He knows when he needs to go because he hides and poops on the floor. He will not poop in the potty. I bought him a child potty to poop in and he ...
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What to do about my 19-month-old grandson who doesn't talk or make eye contact?

My 19-month-old grandson is my son's and daughter-in-law's first and only child. He lives with me as do his parents. I see my grandbaby everyday. He had a severe regression after his 12 month ...
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When to give up learning an instrument with a 6-year-old?

My daughter has been practising the violin with the Suzuki method since she was 3.5 years old and she is now 6 (so 2.5 years practising). However she's never really wanted to. She has struggled ...
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How to make my toddler stop crying every night?

I have a 15-month-old daughter. Since birth, she has been crying every night around the same time with her eyes closed. I haven't had a real good sleep at night since she's been here. I've had ...
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Is it rude to allow a child only in nappy while playing in a fountain park?

We have 1.5-year-old child and live in Sydney, Australia. There are a few public fountain parks around; A fountain park consists of water cannon, fountain and other toys that children can play with. ...
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How to brush a toddler's teeth? [duplicate]

My little boy is 1 and a half and won’t let me brush his teeth. I sing to him when doing it but he will just clamp his mouth shut and then try to bite me. I tried everything and I can’t hold him down ...
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How should I guide my younger brother in the right way?

I am 21 years old and have a 12 year old brother. What I have noticed is that he is not a nerdy kind of a student and also, he doesn't score well. I understand that not all kids are completely into ...
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What causes a 7 year old to be overly affectionate

My 7 year old daughter has very recently become very affectionate with her soon to be step dad. What could cause this? She doesn't see her dad often, but calls him daily. Could it be as simple as she ...
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2 year old wants something, but acting the opposite

My 25-month-old is giving me some headache lately. She often wants something, say, a piece of biscuit. She indicates her desire by pointing to the biscuit. But when we give her the biscuit, she ...
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Our 8 year old son saw us having sex [duplicate]

Our 8 year old son saw my wife and I having sex the other day. Now I don't see anything wrong with it, yet my wife is unsure. What should happen here?
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How to help a shy 6-year-old make friends?

I have a 6-year-old son. He's the oldest, and we moved from the US to the UK three years ago. He's in Y2 (second grade), and is one of the younger children in his class. There are 35 kids in his grade/...
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How to overcome the nasty mouth and disrespect of my 6-year-old boy?

I am a widowed single mother of a 6-year-old boy. He knew his father until he passed away, this August will be four years ago. Since then I have been close to maybe two men. One is no longer with us ...
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Toddler misbehaves a lot less with dad, than with mom

My 2-year-old is misbehaving a lot less with me, than with his mom. He goes to bed without issues, stops watching TV when it's time for bed, no tantrums in the super market (mostly), no problems with ...
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Toddler ignoring dad and change in his attitude

Our son is really a good boy listening the first time on everything and doesn’t cry, but recently he has been the opposite. I m not strict but his mom is strict and recently my wife started a part ...
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What solid foods to give a picky toddler to make her satisfied?

I'm a teen mom and my 19-month-old baby girl is so picky she barely eats baby foods. Everytime she sleeps during the day or night when she wakes up all she wants is milk. I’ll have to wait when she’s ...
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Can a breastfed 3-month-old go 12-14 hours without eating, when she refuses the bottle and I have to go to work?

My almost 3-month-old baby has been refusing the bottle since she was 3 weeks old. We've tried all the tricks that I know, she just likes to gnaw on it and roll it around in her mouth. I am ...

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