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Why do children act the way they do? Use [discipline] for questions about enforcing your rules.

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Social Confidence/Intelligence for 7 y/o boy

I have a 7 y/o 2nd grade boy. He’s really talented academically, especially in the reading and writing areas, but he is lacking socially. I’ve noticed it when watching him at classroom events, the t-...
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How can 7-year old defend himself when toddler is hitting?

I am a mother to a 7 year old boy and I have a friend who has a 2 years toddler. Both my friend and I try our best to use the Conscious and Peaceful Parenting Approach. Her little daughter is lovely ...
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How to tell my 4-year-old son not to get hyper with his uncle or anyone except parents?

My brother in law is a cocky, arrogant person. The way I see it, my son plays with him and they laugh and play really loud, but suddenly he has change of mood like flicking a switch. As 4-year-olds do ...
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How to deal with toddler discipline and tantrums

Obviously toddlers have different behaviours so this is not an easy one size fits all question. So I am asking generically as opposed to specifically. Today I had to discipline my toddler for a very ...
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How to introduce a trigger word for 'quiet' in the car?

I've been reading a parenting book which has a section about entertaining a toddler in a car. It acknowledges that you sometimes need to concentrate when driving and it has the following suggestion: ...
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Girlfriends Daughter

I recently started dating an on again off again friend of mine back in May. We've been living together in our new house since October. We're both in our mid thirties and have known each other since ...
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My 11-month-old child is shaking arms and legs when excited. Should I be worried?

I kind of feel like this is "normal" but I am also worried that while I am in awww over her preciousness and loving her cute little moments that I may actually be watching her having some kind of ...
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teenage child with severe daily temper tantrums and whining

My 13 year old daughter has severe and daily outbursts - sometimes as many as 10 a day - from time she gets up till time she goes to bed. This has been going on since she was of walking and talking ...
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How to answer my 5 year old why I can tell her what she has to do, and why she can't tell me what to do

In the morning there are lots of things to be done before heading off to preschool. I'm acting like a policeman every morning to get those things done and to push my child to go out. Every day I have ...
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When do kids stop holding their parent's hand?

At what age do kids stop holding their parent's hands? My 8 year old daughter ALWAYS holds my hand whilst outside. I don't mind, but my partner and older daughter (16) thinks she is too old to be ...
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Fear of DAD and leaving [closed]

I'm 26 years but i still stay with my Dad because in a typical african home its a taboo for a lady to leave her fathers and live alone. They see it as her being wayward and she will not have chances ...
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How can I get my 7 m/o to stop rubbing her eyes?

We have observed our 7 month old rubbing her eyes ever since we can remember. She does this especially when she's tired, but also when she's bored or starting to get frustrated. She'll oftentimes rub ...
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Does toddler keep hands around private parts?

My son is turning 3 years old and lately I been noticing he is playing/holding his penis, which I am really concerned about. His hand just wonders off to his willy, I have asked him what's wrong but ...
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How do I deal with my 12-year-old who is smoking?

My 12-year-old is smoking. He has been living with his father, who turns a blind eye, for just over 3 years. He will be returning to live with me shortly. He was encouraged by his father to go and ...
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How do I make my 10 year old son try new things? [closed]

I have a 10-year-old son, who has a "fixed" way of doing things. He will always insist on sitting at the same place on the Sofa, always have the same Chocolate ice-cream, always want to be the first ...
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How can I teach my 5yo son to respect authority?

My kid is nearly 5, and damn clever but unfortunately he lacks empathy and social skills. Among other things, he does not understand that when a parent gives an order, that order is to be followed -- ...
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My 8-year-old daughter was taught by her classmates how to use the middle finger. How do I get her to stop this behavior?

Two of my daughter's 8-year-old class mates taught my daughter how to use the middle finger. My daughter is now obsessed and won't stop. We don't use this at home and find it offensive. However, ...
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6 year old does not respond to disciplinary actions…what to do?

I have a six-year old who talks back, hits, etc. and does not respond to disciplinary measures such as time outs, taking away toys, etc. When he is being disciplined he would not listen and would ...
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My son is venting steam by abusing his cousin

My son is nearly 3 and a half, and in the kindergarten everyone knows him as gentle, friendly and polite. He has two cousins, 2 and 0.5, living less than a kilometer from us, so they meet several ...
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How to help my child that has OCD with Sexual Obsessions?

I have a son that is 15 years old. He has Tourette's and ADHD and they have been managed well by my wife and I and his teachers at school. He also has Auditory Processing Disorder. Some of the ...
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18-month-old kicked out of church nursery

Our 18-month old was kicked out of our church's nursery where we send him during worship services & church classes. He's kicked out unless one of us are in there with him, which makes it difficult ...
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How do you handle unsupervised, poorly behaved children in public play areas?

This is closely related to this question. However, that primarily deals with interactions at relatively controlled, private functions. This question is more focused on the feeding-frenzy style chaos ...
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5-yo getting violent

My son has always been kind and never got us worried before. Never had any issues. We recently relocated and he had to change school. The school assigned buddies to everyone because they had merged ...
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How to deal with a stubborn but brilliant child?

I have 2 boys, aged 6 years and 4 years respectively. This concern is regarding the younger one. He has been very stubborn since birth. But on the other hand, I believe he is very brilliant and has a ...
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How to remove mobile addiction in my toddler

Our son is 3 years old and addicted to mobile, he need to play games, or he will cry and make fuss. My wife give her phone and he is always starring down at it. To make him quiet coz he make a lot of ...
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Why do babies fight sleep and how to calm them down?

My nice of 9 months is crying to fight sleep. Why does she do that? How can one calm her down? It's absolutely silly to watch :). She sits there and everything is all right. As soon as she falls ...
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Can a 4 years old feel if someone is missing

My wife lost her mother 2 weeks ago. My mother in law took a lot of care of our son and every time we use to go she would be with him. She had been in and out of hospital but 90% she was in Hosptial. ...
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Why does my 8-week-old son try to fit his fist up his nose?

My 8-week-old son tries to fit his fist up his nose (that's what it looks like). He makes a fist and forcefully pushes it toward his nose or just to the sides or under, shaking his head and making a ...
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Why do my children cry in my wife's arms but are quiet with me?

We have two sons, one is 1.5 years, the other just 3 months old. It's strange that my older child often wakes up at night and starts crying uncontrollably and just won't calm down and go to sleep ...
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Why does my 2-month-old consistently fuss at nightfall?

My 2-month-old daughter consistently fusses or screams around sundown/nightfall regardless of the sky being overcast, the lights in the house being on, or apparently any other factor. Is this common, ...
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Why does my 17-month-old cry in the middle of the night?

Our daughter is 17 months (500 days) old. She wakes up 2 or 3 times at night. After reading some websites, we're concerned that she might have night terrors. What could be going on? What can we do?
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How to stop a (seven-year-old) child from constantly making silly, nonsensical noises and actions?

I am step father to a seven-year-old boy (let's call him H). H's father is very much involved in his life. He sees him every night for a couple of hours and they (Mother and Father) alternate weekends....
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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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Why does my 10-year-old still urinate in bed?

My 10-year-old pees in the bed every now and then. Is this just a "I'm too lazy to get up and use the bathroom" issue or is this caused by stress?
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Why do babies suck their fist?

My daughter is almost four months old. Few weeks ago she discovered and started having a lot of fun with her little hands: she keeps putting them in her mouth, she loves playing with the toys, etc. ...
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My son is 8 and is still soiling his pants and doesn't care

I would like some help on how to deal with an 8 year old boy, who is refusing to go number 2's in the toilet and does them in his pants and then won't go and clean himself up. I have talked to him ...
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Toddler won't settle down with dad

Our child is 1.5 years old. He has been sleeping next to his mum in a crib since birth and has grown up to be very attached to her, but as my wife has chronic diseases she gets too exhausted because ...
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Does a group of girls naturally split at the age of 10-11?

Our oldest daughter is now in fourth grade. Since school start, she has been part of a group of four girls, which have spent a lot of time together and having a lot of fun. Either all four, three of ...
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Why does my 3-year-old cry when someone laughs?

My 3-year-old cries or throws a tantrum when anyone laughs. She will actually tell us to stop laughing. If it’s strangers she will say to me "mom they’re laughing" while she starts to cry. I would ...
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Why does my 10-year-old daughter not complete her homework?

My 10-year-old girl is a class four pupil. As a parent and teachers we have realised that she does not always complete her work. She doesn't want to think, so she will even cut the questions and write ...
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Should i cover all of the plugs with tape to prevent children from getting electrocuted?

I covered all of the plugs in the house with tape to prevent children from getting electrocuted. Is this good enough? Or should I buy the official plug cover's?
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Why does my daughter “forget” her numbers even though she knows how to count?

My daughter is 4 1/2 or so. She knows how to count to at least 10, possibly higher, and will do so unprompted. However, we've recently tried to start playing some board and card games with her. In ...
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My baby girl is 12 months old [closed]

She is eating only blended food she can not eat solid food without blend and that make me very sad to see my baby not gaining proper weight for her age. Now she is 9 kg. Please help me what should I ...
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Why does my 12-month-old slap us?

My 12-month-old son has just recently taken to slapping us - the parents. He has been directing the slaps to our faces, chests and arms. What is causing this? Is there anyway for us to stop it?
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Are my 5-year-old's behavioral problems at daycare normal? [duplicate]

My five-year-old son will be six in August. It's been a rollercoaster ride since he's been two. I'm feeling lost and failed as a parent. Me and his father are divorced since he's been two and we keep ...
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Is it normal for a 3-year-old to always lay down when playing?

I have a 3-year-old grandson. It doesn't matter where he is, ice cold tile floor or on his bed, he lays down to play. I've read that in some children this can be a sign of a learning/sensory ...
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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 can I deal with my 12-year old son's rebellious behaviour?

My son is a very loving child and fun to be with usually....ever since he turned 12 he is suddenly the resident expert in the house on anything from how to drive a car to how become president. You ...
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Is it normal for a 2-year-old girl to throw 30 min tantrums several times per day?

My 2-year-old daughter throws extremely bad tantrums that last at least 30 minutes. She's pulling her hair, throwing things, hitting, kicking, biting people, hiding under things. They happen about 1-3 ...
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Typical frequency of discplinary issues for a 5-year-old?

My 5-year-old son just started kindergarten a week ago, and has already committed two infractions serious enough for the teacher to bring to our attention: once throwing a serious tantrum, and once ...