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How to help our 2.5-year-old daughter deal with an abusive 5-year-old boy?

In the Kindergaden, our daughter has periodic confrontations with a boy who used i.e. to hit her on the head with a toy and she is totally scared of him up to not willing to go to the Kindergarden. ...
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What can help my son overcome his fear of ghosts and demons?

My son is afraid of ghosts and demons no matter how much I try to convince him that there's nothing to be afraid of. I read the questions and answers about fear of ghosts, so I thought that as movies ...
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Raise babysittable kids

Background: My wife and I babysat 4 children and the parents made it sound like a) there was a schedule and b) if there were difficulties to just say something like 'are you listening', 'are you ...
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Force-free changing clothes, putting bonnet on

My 2 yrs old has recently a very clear attitude: Changing clothes is a nogo (go sleep, or go out); Putting bonnet on in winter is a nogo. Moving to California or similar is not yet an option. What ...
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Should children decide with which parent to stay after friendly divorce [closed]

In case of a friendly divorce, should the children (say 8 year old) be able to choose with which parent to mainly live or should this decision mainly rest with the parents?
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My seven year old daughter doesn't want to go to before-school childcare and dawdles making us an hour late?

When I talk to my daughter about before school childcare, she says it is "boring" and "doesn't have friends to talk to". My personal thoughts (not that this is necessarily helpful in a conversation ...
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My three years' old daughter whines uncontrollably [closed]

She screams so loud for hours that her voice gets cracked. And, that whining starts for no specific reason. It generally starts just after she gets up from sleeping, when she is hungry or when she ...
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Why my 3 year old cries and throws a fit about going to child care provider?

My little girl is really upset about going to our childcare provider. She starts off crying and then she screams, wets her pants, and runs off; its horrible! She starts the night before by asking her ...
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At what age should I enroll my child in childcare in Denmark?

I have been offered a contract for work and we are planning a move with my wife and ~7 month daughter to Denmark about 2.5 months later. My daughter will be about ~10 months old then. We've heard so ...
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Can wife and I handle pre/post our baby birth problems without our parent's help?

I currently work in an IT firm and my wife stays at home. She is thinking of going back to her hometown in 8th month to stay and give birth to our first baby. She thinks it requires her parent's (...
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3.5 year old son pinching teacher, classmates, siblings and parents

My 3.5 year old son has been pinching every now on then. We have another 2 year old daughter. Recently, the problem has been getting worse, he has started pinching/scratching his teacher in the pre-...
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How unusual is it for a 3.5 yr old to scratch his own face and draw blood?

How unusual is it for a 3.5 yo child to scratch their own face drawing blood? A child we know was sat down for misbehaving and then scratched his own face drawing blood. We wondered how common this ...
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How important is it for a mother to have help around the house when she has several young children? [closed]

My wife is a stay at home mom and we have 3 daughters (ages 5, 20 months and 1 month old). How important is it for a woman in her situation to get help around the house providing child care for this ...
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How to care for my 3.5 yo. daughter's decaying teeth?

Since more than a year, one tooth of my 3.5 years old kid has started to deteriorate. Recently 2 more teeth are getting affected. This is due to not getting her teeth brushed up properly and regularly....
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What would make doing stuff with young children easier? [closed]

I think us families get ripped off when we go our and do things so I want to ask any mums and dads out there if they would join a club which gave them exclusive discounts to things to do, classes, ...
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How do I limit the time my neighbor's kids spend at my home?

My neighbor’s children frequently pop over to my house to play. I love that we have young kids on our street, but they stay a long time, eat most of our snacks, and then I feel responsible for walking ...
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Paranoid Parent

I am currently about to be employed and this sadly means I will need to some alternative way to look after my child. I have been thinking about child minders (one who either comes to my house or I let ...
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How can I prevent my baby to climbing up to desk?

My baby (boy) is 16 months old. He loves climbing up on anything that's higher than the floor. He gradually climbs up chairs and uses them to climb on the dinner desk. I tried to remove the chairs ...
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Being a Step-mom to a troubled (or hurt) 5 year old

A Bit About Myself I am in my late 20's, and I am a fairly-new-mom. I have been married to my daughter's father for about a year now, but I have been around kids my entire life. I have always had ...
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Which way is correct to keep your kids on the right path: love or strict discipline? [closed]

Recently I had very serious conversation with my married friend regarding parenting of kids in which way need to deal with them love or Strict rules and descipline. I am in side of love and ...
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Babysitting vs Childminder vs Playschool for One year twins

I am not sure as to what to opt for. My twin girls have completed their 12 months of age. This whole year I have not been able to sleep properly or have my alone time. I love them a lot and instantly ...
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Dangers for children that adults might reasonably ignore themselves

What are some health risks specifically for children that an adult might not be so concerned with? I am looking for things I may have forgot or never even known about that are much more harmful to ...
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In the USA in the year 2014, does the law forbid children from being out and about without close adult supervision?

Long time lurker, first time asker here :-) My wife and I are set to become parents within the next few months. One thing that frightens me about the prospect of being a parent in today's world, and ...
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What is a healthy, ethical way to deal with a nanny cam?

I know how silly it sounds, but it makes me feel better: I'm asking for a friend. (We've decided we don't need one, as our nanny appears to be far more capable than we - it might make more sense for ...
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What standard questions should one ask when interviewing a nanny?

Obviously, depending on what your specific needs and concerns are, you'll need to tailor your questions to that situation. But, in my experience interviewing candidates for different types of jobs, ...
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How do you address what your child tells you at their daycare?

My wife and I put our child through daycare and lately she has been telling us what another child with issues has been doing that has only been there for a few months. We know this is a child that may ...
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Where is the best place to find another family for a nanny share?

Finding a nanny is hard enough. There are sites like Craiglist, Care, etc. Where does one go to find other parents in a region who might be interested in a Nanny share?
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Should we expect the kids to make an eye contact always?

Having seen so many questions on this site dealing with the kids not making an eye contact, I was wondering if there are times when we should ask the kid not to make an eye contact? I sense this is a ...
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How to feed a 3 year old? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I get my toddler to eat as well for us as he does at daycare? I have tried to compose a poem and sing to my child and she did take food. We have tried to feed her ...
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Are most half-day pre-school programs for stay-at-home parents, or are there options?

At least in my state (Washington), the child care licensing is such that most preschools are only able to care for a child for 4 hours per day. I found a couple of places that do preschool and then ...
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How to decide between two childcare institutions?

Our 3.5yo daughter was going to one kindy (2 days a week) for a year. She liked it there but we were also on the waitlist to another kindy where her best friend is going to. A two months ago, the new ...
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Childcare and illnesses in winter

Our 2.5 year old daughter started her nursery in October. However, the problem with her is that she would have a cold for half of the winter months (so 6+ weeks), and the nursery obviously doesn't ...
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Do you pay a part time nanny for vacation?

We have a part-time nanny 3 days a week and we generally pay her cash for those 12 days a month. Our family is going on vacation for 2 weeks where her services won't be necessary and we're wondering ...
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What factors should you consider when deciding how much to pay a babysitter?

What factors do you consider when deciding how much to pay a babysitter per hour? The time of day, meals, duration, travel, etc?