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10 days since baby 11 month not eating after vaccination [on hold]

My baby just did her 11 month vaccination and till then she is only drinking milk and not willing to eat. We have given her vitamin Tresorix as well but she is till not eating and it is already 6 ...
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How to help our 2-year-old adjust to new daycare where he's violent and pushy?

Our 2-year-old has just moved from a fairly loud, apathetic, semi-violent daycare, to the point where he was coming home with bites and bruises almost daily, to a new, nicer daycare closer to our work....
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Is going naked in front of my children damaging to them? [duplicate]

I have heard that going nude in front of children repeatedly may be damaging to them. Is this true?
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When to start looking for a new nanny if our 11-month-old does not accept her?

We have an 11-month-old son which so far has stayed during the day with either us, the parents, or his grandparents. He is our first child and we basically cared for his every little need up to the ...
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Do we have some sorts of “online primary / secondary / high school” in UK or in the USA? [on hold]

I am living in a non-English speaking country but I want my children to learn at English speaking primary / secondary / high school using British or American education system. There are many ...
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How to stop our 2-year-old's bedtime tantrums and make her sleep through the night?

Our daughter is approaching 2 and has consistently had issues with bedtime. At the mention of bedtime, she will regularly start crying (but still follows me upstairs to bed). In general, one of us ...
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Loud children next door [on hold]

There are 2 boys age 7 and 11 on patio adjacent to my front door, One talks, shouts squeals, yells incessantly for hours while parents sitting close by say nothing. The shouting is playfull, but ...
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teenager breaks things on purpose due to nagging, what to do [on hold]

Situation: Teenager throws and breaks parents cellphone and shatters the screen. Cause was because the parent nagged the teen about some obligation and the teen exploded. What should be the ...
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Is it too late to stop my 8 month infant to stop watching TV

It all started when she was only a few month old: my in-laws always put her in front of the TV and sometimes for a long period of time. Today I read how bad it is for the child's brain and for the ...
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Help with my 2 year olds sleep wake routine

Hi all i am just another 1st time mum struggling to understand my child's sleep wake pattern. I admit i messed up alot with no routine initially but as a 1st time mum i had no idea or guidance from ...
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How to deal with torturing parents? [closed]

I don't know whether I should be asking this question here or not, but I find myself quite helpless. Three days back, my best friend who's 17 was beaten by her own father after she refused her mother ...
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I punished my son falsely what can I do to fix it?

I am a bad father. I punished my son for something he did not do as it turned out that his friend broke the china plate. Now because I punished my son he did not get to go to his favorite band's final ...
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11 year old daughter that I cannot control [closed]

My daughter's dad passed away 6 weeks ago, we were very close but never married. Since he got ill but also a little before that actually she has just swung more and more out of control. I have messed ...
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How much can I and my parents help my wife directly after giving birth when she wants to only rest and breastfeed?

My Korean wife and I are expecting our first child in a couple of months and I am curious how things normally go directly after birth. My assumption was that both my wife and I would need to be ...
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How to let my distress crying baby poop on her own? [closed]

i'm a 1st time father of a 1mth 1 wk old baby gal. My little angel poops 1 to 3 times a day. if she poops 3 times a day, she is able to poop without cry once but the problem is that she will cry her ...
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What program do you recommend to teach your kid how to read? [closed]

I’m looking for a program to teach my kid how to read, he’s 5 years old. Anyone have tried learning dynamics? https://4weekstoread.com/products/learning-dynamics-reading-system#manual Thank you in ...
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How can I talk to my family about spending less time with them? [closed]

I'm 23 with goals and dreams I want to accomplish. I used to see my family almost every day and not staying focused on what I want to do with my life. I've been in a relationship with an awesome woman ...
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Can sucking thumbs lead to burping?

I feed my 4-month-old, burp him, and he seems content, so I put him into the crib. He sucks his fist/thumb for a while, and then after about 30 minutes he gets fussy. As soon as I pick him up, he lets ...
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How to teach a child a third language you don't speak yourself fluently?

I speak English and Korean and my partner speaks English only. I am currently speaking to my 2-month-old daughter predominantly in Korean to promote her to be bilingual. However, I also want her to ...
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How can I help my 5-year-old introvert boy relax?

I have a 5-year-old boy, with two younger brothers (1 year and 3 years old). He is intelligent, sensitive (easily stressed) and shy. I would definitely label him an introvert, but he does not like to ...
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What could cause our toddler's strange episodes of acting up?

Background: Our son is almost 3 years old. Normally he is well behaving, speaks in sentences, shares toys/treats with other kids nicely, willing to sit down and learn letters etc. Problem: A few ...
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How do I foster what seems to be innate aptitude for music and leverage a seemingly above-average memory?

I have a 3.5yo daughter that I think is...at least of above-average intelligence for her age. I want to cultivate the innate intelligence that I've noticed in her without having her participate in ...
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Should I be worried about my 6-month-old not yet rolling over?

My little one is 6 months old, but isn’t showing any sign of rolling over. However, he is sitting up on his own. I know all babies learn things at different rates, but I want to know if I should be ...
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How to deal with a 3.5-year-old who starts to cry when someone speaks louder to him?

My 3.5-year-old son simply cries when someone talks or gives commands in higher volume. He stops crying when I hug him again. But this is new behaviour in him. In school, staff informed me that he ...
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How to help our 3-year-old deal with continuously missing clothes and bad behavior from another kid in the nursery?

My 3-year-old daughter has been going to nursery for a year now. We live in Denmark. Her clothes began disappearing in the day care (first a dress, then a jacket). And she was saying the name of one ...
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Should I potty train my 26-month-old who goes potty every 5 min and makes it to the potty only half the time?

My son is 2 years and 2 months old. He has been pulling off his diaper and peeing on the floor and pulling it off when he poops for about 6 months now. He tells me when he has to go and after he has ...
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How to get over self-consciousness when using praise and positive reinforcement?

I feel quite bad about this, but I often don't praise my 4 year old son for good behaviour because I feel self conscious about it. I am not entirely sure why, but I feel awkward around saying "good ...
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How to deal with spillage when my 6-year-old son uses the toilet?

My son is 6 years old and I have been dealing with spillage in the toilet. He himself is very concerned and tries to avoid it by holding his 'thing' and pointing it down. This way he is successful but ...
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How to determine if I am pushing my child too hard?

A common problem I've seen with children is that they seem to be pushed too hard and become anxious and stressed. As a soon-to-be parent, in which both of us parents are highly educated and high-...
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How best to help a language-delayed 3.5-year-old in a foreign language environment?

We are an English-speaking American family with 2 children, and have recently moved to Germany. The length of our stay is indefinite, and we've decided to try to integrate culturally and ...
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How to help a 5-year-old deal with negative emotions?

My 5-year-old gets angry and frustrated in situations like: losing at a board game being told he is wrong about something being told not to yell 'You are so fat!' at a teacher with the explanation it ...
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How to help a 2 year old with a fear of airplanes?

My just-over-2 year old granddaughter is afraid of aircraft of all kinds passing overhead. No one knows why, and she isn't verbal enough to explain, though she is getting schooled in feeling words. ...
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First Kid, new born Checklist for the first 3 months and delivery in United States

I am a first time parent with still 6 months out from the delivery date. I am in the United States. I am making a list of items and things figured out that are a must have for the day of delivery and ...
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Should I be concerned about my 3-year-old biting his bottom lip a lot?

My 3-year-old son bites his lower lip during the day and while he's asleep. When I try to make him stop, he does it again. Should I be concerned?
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How to build a relationship with my 14-year-old son I was stopped from seeing and who now just looks for money from me?

My wife cheated on me right after our son was born and she decided to start a life with her lover. I tried to keep seeing and supporting my son, but she got pregnant a year after and asked me to stop ...
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What age to show my children the film, Threads [closed]

Back in the UK schools screened to teenage children the film Threads to teach them about the futility and horror of nuclear war. I think all today's children should have the same trauma imposed on ...
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How to entertain (or keep in bed) a 5-year-old who gets up at 5am?

We have two girls: Elise, who is 2 and is decidedly an evening person: running and bouncing and laughing and playing until 7 or 8 PM if she can get away with it (which she can't, we want her in bed ...
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How to make my 8-year-old son stop crying over the most simple things?

My 8-year-old son has ADHD and has been on the same medication for 3 years. Anytime he doesn't get something he wants, has to do something he doesn't want to do (homework, chores, stop playing his ...
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How to help a 6-year-old who witnessed a school shooting?

I am not a parent, but am asking this for a good friend. He has a 6-year-old daughter who was in the attached elementary school during a recent high school shooting. I don't think she saw anyone get ...
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How to help a 4.5-year-old to no longer get “stuck” on minor minute details?

My 4.5-year-old often insists on certain things that seem to suggest he has some issues with flexibility. For example: He wants the green straw not the red one He wants to wear a different shirt to ...
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Is a long car ride unhealthy for a newborn?

I am a little over 3 months away from having my first child. My baby girl is due at the end of August/beginning of September. However, my parents live a 4.5 hours drive from where my wife and I live....
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Sources to help you in teaching your kid your native language

I am posting this knowing the danger it may be closed. There are many helpful posts on this website covering multilingualism for children, e.g. this one. However, I want to educate myself in-depth on ...
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What to do about a 4.5-year-old soiling underwear shortly before bedtime when he usually uses the toilet?

My 4.5-year-old son was well potty trained. He has only recently started to soil his pants. This always happens in the 30 minutes before bedtime, always when he is in his room playing alone. He tells ...
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Does “Crying it Out” with a 9 month old make sense when in a hotel for a few days?

We went to the pediatrician today for our 9 month old's checkup, and based on his current sleep schedule (sleeping from ~7:30PM to 5:30AM, with multiple 30min to 1hr wakeups), the pediatrician told us ...
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How to help my pre-teen who is getting into trouble at school? [closed]

My daughter has just received a three day suspension from school. She is in seventh grade and this year has gotten progressively worse as time has gone on. I know that contributing factors are that ...
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What's an appropriate age to involve kids in life changing decisions?

My wife and myself have very different views on bringing up our kids. Our differences and different ways of handling problems is tearing the family apart. My kids are about 6 years old (girl) and 10 ...
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How to explain intravenous drug abuse to a 6-year-old?

Drugs are bad, m'kay. In the area where I live, one of the unfortunate facts of life is widespread drug abuse. So, at night, addicts use local playgrounds to shoot up then leave syringes and needles ...
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How to help a 6-month-old who won't soothe in the crib?

TL;DR Version How do people get a 6-month-old to soothe without picking them up? Has this actually ever worked for anyone? We are on baby #2 and it seems like a myth? Long Form Version We are on ...
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How to help a 1-year-old sleep for longer than 1.5 to 2 hours at a time when we only have one bedroom?

My 1-year-old son is only sleeping for 1.5 - 2 hours at a time. He is breastfed and we co-sleep. I have seen similar posts on here and they recommended gentle sleep training and I have come to the ...
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How to make our 3-year-old stop talking over every conversation around her?

Our 3-year-old daughter has been talking over any conversation in her vicinity for the past few months with increasing intensity. I can't talk for more than a minute or two to my wife when our ...

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