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Questions tagged [parents]

About the parents themselves, and not (only) about the children.

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How does a parent's misophonia impact the child?

Misophonia is hatred of sound. The condition causes the individual to have a reaction of sudden rage and stress and the need to get away from the sound. The sounds vary from individual to individual, ...
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Is my 14 y/o brother’s abusive behavior something that I should be concerned about?

To start off this question I should mention that I am currently 17 years old and since we are homeschooled and my parents have jobs in which they have to work for one or two hour blocks all day, I get ...
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How would a caregiver go about advising parents regarding an issue with their child?

I am a retired 57-year-old woman who babysits my neighbor's 3-year-old daughter. I have kept her since she was 2 months old. Both of her parents work 4 days a week, 10 hours a day, with occasional ...
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What to tell an 8 yo when his mother is incarcerated for 1+ years?

The press of the moment is arriving. It is highly likely that the mom (divorced) will be incarcerated for 1+ years (first incarceration). (She has been in jail for 3 weeks now with no bail allowed. ...
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Our 8 year old son saw us having sex [duplicate]

Our 8 year old son saw my wife and I having sex the other day. Now I don't see anything wrong with it, yet my wife is unsure. What should happen here?
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Toddler misbehaves a lot less with dad, than with mom

My 2-year-old is misbehaving a lot less with me, than with his mom. He goes to bed without issues, stops watching TV when it's time for bed, no tantrums in the super market (mostly), no problems with ...
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What are some techniques to raise a problematic son like Bart Simpson?

The son hates school. He loves to play games on the computer and smartphone. His grades are bad enough that the teacher called up the parents to have a one-to-one meeting. However, the son is not ...
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Formal curriculum for infants first few years?

In the context of independent behavioral, developmental and psychology fields (regarding people of any age), there appears common revelation about the first few years of life... and their impact on ...
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How do I help my college age daughter who has gained too much weight at college?

My daughter is now a sophomore in college and I am very concerned about her weight. Prior to starting college, she had always been a healthy weight and athletic and loved playing sports. By the end ...
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How to increase my 2-year-old son boy weight?

My 2-year-old son has is weighing 10KG. When he was six months old his weight was 10KG. After a year and a half, he is still 10KG. As a parent, we are giving him healthy food which contains more ...
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By brother is lonely and has turned to the internet to fill his social craving. How do I tell my parents without betraying his trust?

My nearly 14 y/o brother doesn't have much social interaction (due to being homeschooled) and to fill his social craving I noticed several days when I startled him that he has turned to secretly ...
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My 1-year-old freaks out on her father

So we have a beautiful one-year-old daughter and she has always been a daddy‘s girl up until about a week ago. She started freaking out anytime her dad will go to hold her, change her, or even trying ...
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Is it feasible to outsource all the unpleasant parts of baby care to a nanny?

Me and my wife are in our late 20s and considering having children. I am personally excited about starting a family, however I'm not looking forward to all the unpleasant parts of the first few years ...
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I'm tired of living a double life with my parents. How can I set boundaries with them?

I am very stressed and tired. I feel this weight on my shoulder, and recently because of several factors have built moderate fibromyalgia and am anxious, with weekly crying spells. One of those ...
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How can I help my parents to not waste their lives?

I am posting this here because I feel like it's time to become a "parent" for my parents... I'm 26, my parents are 50 years old. A few months ago when I visited them, it hit me, that they have "empty"...
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How can I talk with my parents about the amount of chores they expect me to do?

Background My boyfriend of almost 5 years and I are living with my parents until we've found a house. We are both 25. I recently dropped out of university, but found a good job in my field. We both ...
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Is a Special Ed teacher allowed to tell regular teachers to instruct their students (6th graders) not to hug a child anymore? [closed]

My child is a boy in the 6th grade. Upon entering middle school, he acquired an all new administration and a new Special Ed teacher. At the end of the previous year, I was told by the Superintendent ...
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6 years old girl resolving most of things with crying or yelling

My 6 years old daughter is generally a very optimistic, probably happy, smiling kid which likes to play with her sister and others. But... only until everything goes with her expectations. Whenever ...
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Shall I be worried about my 6-year-old girl still sleeping with us from time to time?

My six-year-old younger daughter still sleeps with us from time to time at the early morning hours. She gets to sleep in her own bed each and every evening (with the exception of some rare cases, ...
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My partner's pregnant with her second child (my first) and shows no emotions. How can I help bring that excitement out of her?

I'm a 32-year-old man expecting my first child in September. I imagined having my first would come with all the joys of that experience. My partner already has a son of 2, who I've taken as my own ...
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Trouble enjoying family time in the moment

I have a 2.5 yo and a newborn. I find that when watching the toddler or doing everyone-together family activities I find myself stressed out managing everything and generally wishing I could be by ...
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Is it normal that father kisses his teenager son on the lips?

I just watched the new episode on Britain's Got Talent 2018, featured a singing act between a father and son. The act was really great, and I really love the special and deep bond between the father ...
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My mother doesn't like me locking my phone

I just got a my phone back after a long period of confiscation, about 5 days ago. It has a pattern lock on it, and my mother doesn't know the pattern. She says that the only reason I'd put a pattern ...
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How to explain to my children their mother's cancer?

My wife is surviving (so far) an aggressive form of cancer called leiomyosarcoma. She's just had a second test after sugery removed the tumour, and we are waiting to find out whether the cancer is re-...
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11 daughter likes a girl

My 11 year old daughter came to me and told me that she thinks she has feelings for another girl. She explained it as she has the same feelings for this girl that she has had for a boy all school year....
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How to not to feel igry for children's behavior? [closed]

Examples: Approaching strangers in public places and talk to them also if they show hints they do not want to Going to nursery school in pyjama This makes parents feeling so much igry and full of ...
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What if my parents get a divorce? [duplicate]

I’m a 14 year old girl, and I was wondering what I should do if my parents want a divorce? My parents (50 and 55) have been married for over 20 years. But I’ve noticed some things in the past year or ...
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Is this alcohol consumption by my father normal? [closed]

I have recently become aware of a disturbing pattern of alcohol consumption by my father. I am 16 and in the past few years I have noticed that my father has started (or at least I have started ...
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Is kissing my son on lips a bad thing?

What can be the reason why some cultures and societies look down upon a parent kissing (peck) their toddlers on lips ? I kiss my 3 year old on his lips. Have been doing it since he was very little. ...
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How to figure out why parents are so strict about Internet access?

My parents are extremely strict about my use of the Internet. I'm only allowed to use it on a specific PC in wide view of everyone in the house. However, this PC does not have it's logging facilities ...
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Parents + Motorcycles = Short Electrical Circuit

I'm an 18-year-old guy from EU, and I'm completely passionate about motorcycles - sport bikes to be more exact. I don't have a job currently, am living with my parents, and in my first year of ...
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Balance between sharing and being taken advantage of [closed]

tl;dr? see bold items... We take my kid to a library reading every week and afterwards all the kids play with toys. He doesn't get a lot of social interaction with kids his age and can be a little ...
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What can I as a teenager do about my insanely strict parents?

Before I start this, I just want to let everyone know that even though my parents can be completely clueless about parenting at times, I still love them very much, so don't go commenting that I'm "...
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Should I stop the visits of my infant's in-and-out father?

My son is nine months old and his father has seen him 10 times and recently has been cancelling his visits. We do not have custody in place but there is child support. I'm not sure if I should just ...
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Should I have second child [closed]

me and my husband always wanted to have 2 children as a perfect family, I have one 5-year-old daughter, I always have to be active to keep her busy and play with her like a kid, when she was 3 years ...
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How can stop my parents from treating me as a kid

Good morning everyone. Thanks in advance if you read all the following. I have turned 21 this year and yet, my parents still consider me as a little child. For example, they call me everyday at 7 P....
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Is “slapping a badly-behaved child” against the law in US? [closed]

I heard a violent argument between a mother and her child. Obviously it was the child's mistake and he said something really really bad that must have hurt mother's feelings. His words made ...
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What to do when neighbor calls the cops claiming abuse? [closed]

My child recently started school at the age of 3 and has had a rough transition. She has started acting out and throwing a lot of tantrums. The other day as we were getting out of our car at home she ...
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What is the appropriate age to tell my daughter that her biological father doesn't want to be a part of her life?

I had a beautiful daughter with my very first boyfriend at the age of 16. He was 18 at the time and he was very careless about the whole situation. He was a high school dropout, selling and using ...
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How to help parents cope with me moving out

Let me preface by saying I'm not entirely sure if I'm asking this in the right place and I'm very emotional right now, I apologize if my post is in disarray or if this question is not within scope of ...
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My husband, who is my teen daughter's step father feels bad that he can't have a closer relationship with my daughter

Four years ago, I divorced my ex after 26 years of marriage. He was extremely manipulative and abusive. He kept track of every mile I put on our vehicles and had to explain if I was ten minutes ...
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Should I let my kids father back in their lives after 8 years of not being there & being in & out

My older kids are 11 & 9. Their father has never been there for them. All ways in & out never constant. It seems every time he gets a girlfriend he's got something to prove to her so he'll ...
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Am I really just taking advantage or is my mom abusive?

I am a 34-year-old single mother of 4. My children are 14 years old, 13 years old, 5 years old, and 9 months old. Just to give a little background, in March of 2016 my brother died suddenly on my ...
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What should I do if my mother belittles me?

I see an unpleasant situation between my younger sisters, V - 8 and K - 2 years, where V is guilty. I try to teach V and say that she is not right but then my mother starts speaking from another ...
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What do I do about my abusive father?

I'm 16 years old and live in the UK. My father has been physically and verbally abusing me for as long as I could remember, e. g. he punches, hits or slaps me. It's only been reported once to the ...
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Options when you feel your child is unsafe around another child?

We are in the awkward situation where new neighbors have moved in and it would seem they have a very different parenting style to our own, which in our opinion has begun to affect the safety and well ...
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Should I cut ties with my child's father?

I cut ties with my child's father because he is in and out of her life and I just feel it is unfair to her. I was 16 when I had her and he was 17. I understand that we were young, but that is no ...
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Sister does not want me to share details about myself with my nephew, how can I keep him from feeling I lied to him while keeping the secret?

Let's start out by saying I have one slightly unusual aspect of my life, I am a known sperm donor. I've donated to more then one couple trying to have children (through AI, nothing sexual). Our ...
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I have a negative parent. How do I tell her to stop being my counsellor?

First off, I'd like to start by saying I love both my parents very much and I have great respect for them and what they've done for me these last 24 years. One of my parents is very negative. She ...
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How can I improve my visitation schedule with my child?

The situation: I have a seven year old son. His mother and I parted ways shortly after he was born. She is the primary custodial parent. Our current relationship has been pretty good. We are usually ...