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How to help my 7-week old son get comfortable when we put him down

My son is turning 2 months old next week, and lately we've noticed he has trouble getting comfortable when we put him down in his bassinet/crib. It starts out alright, he looks sleepy after we feed, ...
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7 year old won't believe adults even when they show overwhelming evidence

This one is a weird situation that came to a head yesterday but, now that I look back on it, the behaviour has been there for months. My seven year old has indoor and outdoor shoes at school. The ...
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What action should I take upon learning that boys are wolf-whistling girls in my daughter's class?

My daughter is 5, in her second year of primary school. The parents of this class all share a WhatsApp group, which is used for practical things like reminders of school events, and occasional moral ...
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Raising a bully proof child

My son is not nearly school-age, but my husband and I have been doing some thinking about problems modern schools face. Bullying is unfortunately one of them. How do you raise your child making sure ...
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Absent Father of 6 years from birth with alcohol, drugs and gambling addictions

My child's father has been completely absent since the first week of my child's life. There has been no contact until now (6 years later). He lives around the corner and passes us everyday, he has not ...
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How to tell my son to uninvite a friend without lying or giving the real reason?

I'm a single mother raising a son. My son is 17 years old and is planning a small week-long vacation to Las Vegas. He is bringing just his close gay male friends from high school on the trip. My son ...
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How can 17 year old daughter overcome her fear of both parents dying?

Ever since kindergarten, my 17 year old high school daughter cries at least once a week from her fear that her older than average parents will die too early — my husband and I were around 50 when ...
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Is 6 Weeks Old Too Early For Self-Soothing?

Our newborn son is turning 6 weeks old in two days, and my wife wants to start introducing some self-soothing training into our son's life. Basically, we notice he starts to cry when put down into his ...
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How to stop my kids uncle from watching him mobile before bedtime

My son is 1.5 years old, every evening or some night when his uncle takes him to his room, he put his mobile youtube videos and I believe it is affecting his sleep. I m a firm believer that watching a ...
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Does my baby grow enough?

I'm curious about the growth of my 2 months oldie. At birth he's 3.2kg and 56cm in length. After 2 months he's 62cm in height and weigh 4.6kg. In growth chart he's in the green line. But I'm worried ...
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Should I issue consequences at bed time?

My nine year old has always had excellent bedtime habits. We considered ourselves fortunate and have maintained consistent routines. She typically goes to bed between 8 and 830. Recently she has ...
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My son didn't want to be around me

I'm a father of 3 children : one girl 19 and two boys 17 and 15. My 17 yo son didn't like me, he hates talking to me, going with me out, sitting next to me he is preventing me from from every bonding ...
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Putting a newborn on his tummy is a must?

I heard placing a baby on his stomach makes his neck muscles stronger. But my 2 month oldie doesn't like to be on his tummy. He tries to cry and seems uncomfortable. Is there anything to be concerned ...
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5 yr old's toy taken by a another kid

My daughter is 5, and is attending an elementary school. My daughter keeps her favorite toy 'pop its' in her bag and take it along to the school and after school. Today at after school, one of her ...
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How to burp my 2 months old newborn baby just after vaccination?

Tomorrow is the day my baby gets the 2 months vaccines. I know it's going to be a busy day for us as parents. I'm worried about how to burp my baby and not hurt him, because it can bring back the ...
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Commit for a year when starting musical instrument at 8yrs?

My son wants to play an instrument (the saxophone) and the music school offers yearly courses. I am worried that a yearly course might be too long a commitment for a child of 8years, and that he may ...
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I'm in deep trouble with a family [closed]

We are still in high school and very immature, we say lewd jokes about our friend's gfs to tease our friends or piss them of. I have said it in some of my messages, examples of what I said were, &...
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Is it safe to store and use a desktop computer for long hours next to baby's crib?

I'm a software developer by profession. And I like working in my bedroom. And my 2-month-old son's baby bed is in there as well. I'm curious about the radiation and the thermal effect on my growing ...
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How to collect and preserve kids videos? [closed]

My son is 1.5 years old and during that time I have collected many short (5 seconds to 2 minutes) videos of him, mostly taken on my phone. I now want to preserve the most important ones in such a way ...
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Book recommendation to 8-year old non-native girl [closed]

I would like to ask you for advice. What book would you recommend to my 8-year old daughter? I'm trying to teach her reading. We are not natives but she can speak fluently. She has read all Ladybird ...
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Do young children hold grudges?

I babysit for two children that live next door. They're both girls ages 3 and 5. The children's mother is currently pregnant with another child and I was asked to break the news to the children. (They ...
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2 year old refuses to poop in the toilet without serious coercion

The past three months of potty training have been emotionally taxing. We've had a few glimpses of a light at the end of the tunnel, but the biggest lingering issue is getting our son to do #2 on the ...
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Should I renovate basement with 1 year old in house?

We bought a brand new house, but we would like to finish the basement (includes drywall, framing, carpet, electric, etc) it would be about 12 weeks of work. A lot of advice around renovation and ...
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Is traveling good for a baby?

My husband and I took our 5-month old baby on a 4-day trip outside the city. We had a comfortable cottage to stay in and we didn’t rough it in any way, but the whole experience was still new to our ...
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Are oak leaves safe for my baby to touch?

If I found a "clean" oak leaf, and gave it to my baby to hold, could it poison her? She did try to suck it and of course I didn't let her, but I'm now wondering if it's best not to do it ...
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Does overtiredness exist?

I found it difficult to locate any peer reviewed articles that attempted to define this concept, but Whittingham and Douglas (2014) state on p4 that [B]abies are thought to easily become overtired if ...
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Enrolling in 1st Grade vs Playing

What age should the youngest child enroll in 1st grade; at what age should parents consider postponing for 1 year their child's enrollment? Playing is very important for a child and that is why there ...
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Goddaughters can't be anywhere without me

I live in a different state as my goddaughters, but we do in person visits semi-frequently and weekly video chats. The girls, 4 & nearly 6, seem to really value their time with me, which I'm glad ...
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Can 8-months old baby understand gravity in their water bottle?

My son likes to get bottle of water next to him and then he tries to drink it. Sometimes he turns to his back and then he can drink it. But sometimes he just tries to suck it laying on his tummy, so ...
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How do I a 14 year old deal with my mom?

I dont know what to do anymore. I have had to put up with the abuse from my mom my entire life. I've tried to talk to her, I've tried counseling,but nothing seems to work. The situation Im in has ...
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2.5 year old only tells me she has to pee but only when out running errands or visiting family

My 2.5 year old only tells me that she has to use the restroom when we go out and do errands or stay at another family members house to visit. When we are at home she will just pee wherever and ...
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What is the name of this SAT test concept?

I’m looking for the academic name, or examples of pattern finding that is like Tree/apple is to vine/(tomato) There are other examples that probably illustrate different thought domains; is this a ...
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My 9 months baby doesn't like to move, what should I do?

My son is 9 months old. He cannot sit up by himself when lying down, nor can he lie down from sitting. He cannot crawl, and didn't even show any intention to move his body. If he can't reach what ...
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Ways to stop 8 years old boy from putting his finger in his mouth?

Note: this is related to How can I encourage my son (age 8) to stop sucking his thumb? but not a duplicate, as this case isn't about sucking the thumb but rather putting the finger (second finger, not ...
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How to help a child accept when an activity is over

My five-year-old really struggles with moving from one activity task to another. For example, we tell him we will only do a certain activity for x amount of time and then be done. It doesn't matter ...
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Breastfeeding for 3-5 minutes and feeds every hour

So my son is 3 months old and the most he breast feeds at a time is 5-6 minutes, then he falls asleep or unlatches. And he’ll feed every hour or hour and a half. He’s been gaining weight, has plenty ...
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How to approach a child who finds allergy treatments repugnant?

My daughter has a slight nut allergy that is slowly increasing in seriousness from non-anaphylactic to anaphylactic. Our medical specialist has prescribed various treatments that include but are not ...
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How can you work on the listening skills of a pre-schooler

I have a 4-year-old who is in his second year of preschool and listens well while at school. However, when he is at home he does not listen at all to either parent. He will quite frequently do the ...
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6 week old suddenly sleeping 6-7 hour stretch at night

It has been 3 days since his six week birthday, and our son has suddenly managed to sleep a 6, 6.5 and 7.5 (and counting, as I write this) hour block each respective night. Update: I picked him up at ...
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How to approach my teenage child who never shares his feelings but is otherwise fine?

TL;DR - My son turned 18 last month. He is ready to speak when needed and almost never argues. However, he never discusses how he feels about things, what he feels about himself or the people around ...
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How to handle a 5-year-old that "bullies" me in order to get attention?

I'm almost 30 years old, and I'm being terrorized by a 5-year-old. Both his step-mom (my cousin) and I don't know what to do with him anymore. This kid has basically been ill-mannered from the day I ...
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Do parents in the UK really pretend to be religious to get their kids into church schools?

I'm a long term fan of some UK panel comedy show. "Mock the Week" is a particular favourite of mine. In a recent episode they had a real laugh at the expense of some parents who pretended ...
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It is bad for children to hang by their arms and when does it become ok?

I know that it is not recommended to swing children by their arms. Swinging a child by the arms may seem like harmless fun, but experts have warned that the activity could cause painful injuries. ...
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I'm worried that my 2-year-old granddaughter is extremely aggressive

I am very worried about my 2-year-old granddaughter (she will be 3 years old in 3 months). Anytime she gets in trouble she laughs no matter how she is disciplined. Her parents have tried talking to ...
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Teen displays bullying behavior towards his siblings, and also towards my kids, how to handle?

We have a family friend stay with us. She has 4 kids. Two teenage boys (17 and 14) and two younger kids (8 yo boy and 6 yo girls). All kids except the 17 year old has been diagnosed with ADHD. The 14 ...
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How to approach a child who argues about music practice?

My son argues about doing his music practice with my wife to the extent that it causes grief. He will persist for half an hour of arguing for a 10 minute practice. I do recall from my primary-school ...
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Adjusting to Daycare

I have a one year old. We started sending him to daycare 5 weeks back. As soon as I enter his class to drop him, he would start crying. I have read that kids take few weeks to adjust to new ...
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Techniques to handle a stubborn newborn that doesn't want to sleep

Hellooow, I'm dad now. I am since about 3 weeks. Being an engineer my brain is addicted to solving problems. Right now my biggest problem is an unproportionally aggressive, stubborn and winey newborn. ...
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2.9 year old does not want do coloring

My son is 2.9 years old and he is not interested to do coloring. We have tried to do everything to increase his interest for coloring, but day by day it has deteriorated. Please give me any suggestion....
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Why does my child love loud (scary) noises?

My child is 1½ years, and has always liked loud noises that cause other children to cry. I started noticing it when there was a bang and 2 other babies present cried and she clapped and smiled. Iv ...

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