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What can I include in the bedtime routine for an active 6 month old?

My baby's routine used to be a warm bath, book, massage, holding him while gently walking around (the only thing that actually calms him), and then rocking with him till he's drowsy. It used to take ...
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Why is that parents love their child and hate the crimes they committed? [closed]

I understand parents love their child. When their child commits a crime, shouldn't they disown their child or cut them out of their lives.
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2 year old reverted to pee on floor

When our daughter was 2 years 1 month old she started asking to go to the toilet (she used to remove the diaper by herself and tell us she wants to go). Up until now she did very well - very few ...
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Advice on potty training a stubborn 6 year old

I was wondering if anybody would have any advice on how to get my 6 year old daughter to start potty training. I have tried in the past when she was younger but she would refuse to the toilet and ...
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Am I missing out on my teenage years?(I'm 16) [closed]

I do on occasion hang out with some friends which I have known since preschool. When I wake up in the morning I work out for 1-2 hours. I live on a farm and work a decent amount around it with my ...
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What can I do to encourage children I mentor to be tolerant of other's differences if parents don't want an open discussion about it?

I believe strongly In encouraging children to be open and respectful of everyone regardless of their differences, That everyone should be loved regardless of their race, gender, sexuality, religion, ...
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My 4 yr old all of the sudden started clinging to me and throwing tantrums by morning drop-off. Any advice?

My 4 yr old has always been going to daycare happily ever since, and I don't remember ever having problems with him during drop-off. Now during lockdown we were home together for two months! Daycare ...
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Educational collectible cards

I am looking for educational collectible cards. That is, physically similar to baseball cards but consisting of educational content such as famous cultural figures or bite-sized scientific phenomenon, ...
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Small item for a grandparent to send via mail

My father-in-law enjoys sending small notes to my 5 year old son as a means of maintaining their connection. A few months ago he started sending one or two sheets of stickers as part of each envelope. ...
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Exercising visual spatial intelligence using interactive storytelling

What is the best to exercise visual spatial intelligence for my 8 year old in regards to interactive story telling? I currently have her describe the surrounding environment she envisions in as much ...
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How should parents handle dominant behaviour of toddler towards other children?

My daugther is almost 17 month old which is our first child and she is not in kindergarten yet (starts in two month). Whenever we go with her on a playground or meet her neighboring friend (same age) ...
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Pacifier use for very mouthy baby [duplicate]

My 9 month old baby is pretty much addicted to his pacifier, and I kind of worry about if I should set some limits to pacifier use - like, he is starting to say a couple of recognizable words, but isn'...
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toddler starting to wake up cranky

My almost 3-year-old still naps once a day for about 1-2 hours. Lately, over the past week or so, she's been waking up crying and super needy. Nothing has really changed within her nap routine, she ...
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Toddler's inner conflict with himself

Our son is 2.5 years old. At this age I expected him to start disagreeing with his mother and me, but although he does, occasionally, he seems to be disagreeing with himself more. Especially when he ...
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Cot mattress size

I need to get a mattress for a cot. Mattresses seem to come in two sizes: 60 x 120cm and 70 x 140cm. According to various advice, the 70cm is for a cot bed and 60 for a cot. I've measured the inside ...
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Potty Training while on vacation- Help

My almost 3-year-old has done a complete 180 since my last potty training question 2 weeks ago. We decided to try the barebum method where she's nude, then commando, then with underwear over the ...
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Traveling with Toddler- during covid tips

My husband and I are planning on flying to another state for the summer with our toddler. I received really good advice on face masks for my daughter and the airline put in some guidelines that appear ...
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Why does my 16 month old daughter cry when we imitate animal sounds?

My daughter is a very curious, interested, and active young girl. She loves animals whether they're in a picture book or real life. She goes nuts when she sees them or hears them (in real life). Some ...
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How to encourage video chatting with family?

During this social distancing and lockdown situation, we have all been going through, we haven't been able to connect with loved ones which has been hard. It's been especially rough for my parents ...
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Activity workbooks to teach my child long vowel sounds? [closed]

I'm currently teaching my 4 year-old son how to read. I got him this phenomenal book, and he's doing really well learning short vowel sounds. It's very methodical and systematic and is constructed in ...
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Child hates face masks

Now that places are starting to open up a bit more in my state, I am trying to figure out what’s the best way to protect my almost 3 year old when we have to go out in public. Some things to consider: ...
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How to wean a 2 year old off breastfeeding?

What steps can I take to wean my 2 year old daughter off breastfeeding? She is just now starting to sleep through the night, but we still nurse multiple times throughout the day and up until only a ...
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Should a teenager coming out of quarantine be held responsible to clean up after themself?

My almost 15 year old son recently had to spend 10 days in the basement, due to a member of his school testing positive for COVID-19 (he tested negative). During that time he had the run of the whole ...
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My 13 yo daughter is obsessed with being a Furry. What do I do? [duplicate]

My daughter is 13 years old almost 14 and is obsessed to the point she is addicted to becoming a furry. At first I thought it was harmless when she was younger and thought it was just a little phase. ...
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What should one year old call his step-dad/ bio-dad?

Background: I was in my last relationship for 10 years, and the last 6 he was abusive to me and a drug addict/alcoholic. I was finally able to leave him and moved away, but he found me, and after “...
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Toddler playing in room instead of sleeping

I have two years' nine-month year old who we recently daytime potty trained. Ever since he’s been climbing out of the crib to turn on the light and play with books, toys, or blankets in his room for ...
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How to help mom deal with disrespectful and uncooperative sister?

I am a 23-year old college senior that temporarily returned from college during quarantine. Due to logistical necessity, since my brother moved into my former room when I left, I've been sleeping on ...
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1 year old baby won't sleep when overtired and cries a lot

My 15 month old daughter goes to sleep keeping herself latched to mother's feed. When she was a newborn, she used to sleep on a crib, but she has made her habit of going to sleep with milk latched ...
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My 5yr old child said to my wifes face that he loves his grandmother (wifes mom) more than her, can you offer an outsiders perspective on this?

My wife and I are feeling hurt, because my son said the other night that he loves his grandma (my wife's mom) more than my wife. He said this to her face. She has been in a very bad place ever since. ...
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How to teach child to recognize his emotions and deal with them on his own

I'm currently just starting to learn this for myself. Growing up in a neglectful and abusive home I never learned to recognize my emotions. Just to surpress everything. This is why I also have a hard ...
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Time between behaviour and consequence, is there a general rule of thumb per age?

I have a two year old; I know that, especially with young children, they don't really connect a consequence in the future with a behaviour now. ("If you do that you can't have dessert after supper", ...
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Should parents back each other up when a child behaves badly?

The example is a 4.5 year old. In a few months, he goes from preschool to kindergarten. The first thing in the morning his dad asks him what he wants for breakfast. Sometimes the child shouts at his ...
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Potty Training round 1000, help!

My almost 3-year old daughter was doing so well with potty training up until the lockdown 2 months ago. She had a serious regression, where she would take off her diaper and soil on the floor quietly.....
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Earning your kid's trust and getting them to confide in you and “complain” about getting bullied

How can one get their kid to trust them and confide that they are getting bullied when the kid knows the parent is dead serious, earnest, direct and will vigorously seek to resolve the matter with the ...
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How do I post an answer on this site? [migrated]

I see how to comment on questions, but not how to actually ANSWER the question. Can someone point me to what the procedure is to accomplish that?
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3 year old awake in middle of the night [closed]

I often find my son awake in the middle of the night, sometimes for hours. I have only come to know this recently as I have a baby and when o wake up for her I check his monitor around 2am. He NEVER ...
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Relationships between siblings in new family arrangement

Me and my now wife are living together since January. We ended our previous marriages in order to be together and we still have issues with her ex-husband to this day. She has a 12yo boy from her ...
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How do I explain the reasons behind protesting and rioting to my children?

We live in a major US city, and while we live far enough away from the areas most affected by the rioting and protesting that is currently ongoing, we are not so far that my children aren't aware - ...
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Trying to figure out how to teach three languages to our soon to come twins?

My husband is Armenian and I am Mexican. My husband speaks a good amount of Spanish and we both speak English. I have 2 amazing stepchildren, 9yr old girl and 11yr old boy. They only speak English. We ...
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How much protection from me coming out as a transwoman does my child need?

I am a transwoman or feeling like that. My wife says she accepts my coming out and my needs in this direction but wants that neither she (which is desirable for her though not the topic here. She ...
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Too much vitamins [closed]

My wife started to take dha 200 mg and folic acid 5 mg since last 1 year and now she is pregnant of 8 months. She also has been taking vitamin b complex with calcium supplement. Is that harmful for ...
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“I don't like this” vs. “Leave me alone”

My two pre-schoolers (almost 4, almost 5) sometimes play rough with each other, e.g. when fighting over some toy. When one of them asks us parents for help, it's sometimes part of the game (they want ...
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How can I deal with stealing at school (by other kids)?

My 5-year-old has just started kindergarten (Australia). Today he came back home and said another bigger child stole a toy he was playing with (a beyblade). "He is such a bully, dad - he just ...
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What are reasons for setting a teen bedtime

I'd like to set a bed / wake time (or guideline) for my teen. While a part of me would say something like 8:00 a.m. in summer, something like being up by 10:00 is okay with me. But logistically (...
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How to prevent baby falling asleep at breast and keep asleep at bassinet [duplicate]

We have a newborn baby girl, and she keeps falling asleep at the breast during feeding. This makes the feeding session super long, because we constantly have to try to find ways to wake her so she ...
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How do I schedule a timetable for a 4 year old?

My son is 4 1/2 years old. Since my wife gave birth to our second son (2.5 months old) our son seems to have the following routine. Wake up, pee, go down and I give him cereal which he eats in front ...
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How to know whether I am giving too much attention to my child?

I have heard that getting too little attention from parents can result in personality disorders in adult life and getting too much attention from parents can result in child be an attention seeker as ...
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At what age should à child make sentences? [duplicate]

At what age sould a child make sentences of at least three words ?
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Should I be concerned about my preschooler son being sometimes getting capital letters backwards?

I live in Japan. My wife is Japanese. My son is nearly 5. He has been heavily exposed to the alphabet mostly capitals. Before he was writing he was putting letter tiles and foam letters backwards and ...
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My 8 month old baby doesn't babble

My 8 month baby doesn't babble in terms of saying baa gaga Dada ma etc..he does do a lot of "ah" and "eh" in different tones...He is very happy and active otherwise i am sure its nothing wrong with ...

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