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Should I bother trying to teach my niece I won't respond to tantrums if I only see her once a month and risk her mom undermining me if I don't give in

I get to see my niece roughly once a month. Her mother, who is raising her, is not related to me, but we get along well enough. Unfortunately the mother allows her daughter to get away with throwing ...
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My 4 year old daughter does not know im her dad and her mom refuses to tell her

I will try to be as neutral as possible with the situation, my significant other, and I had a daughter and during the first two years of her life, I was experiencing mental health issues and ...
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Child visitation

Should I ask my sons father when does he plan on seeing his son? After the breakup he decided to move back home to Texas. As of right now we only do Skype. My son is 3 years old and doesn't really ...
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What age are hugs appropriate?

Is it inappropriate for a 7 yr old boy and girl to hug when going separate ways and to write notes saying I love you?
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abandonment anxiety in 6 year old -- how to teach him he is ok (and undo the damage from when he was young)

We struggled with certain things as parents do and our boy (now just "B") who is nearly 6 learned that he would be abandoned, he has not been able to develop past this anxiety when he gets ...
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Should the information of who their biological parent is

I have a somewhat unique situation. I have a daughter that's 11 years old and she lives with a man she has been led to believe is her father. Her mother passed away when she was five or six and she ...
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Would my behavior towards my child have the desired result?

Suppose your kid steals a bag of chips from another kid and you want to make him/her understand that what he/she did was wrong.Now you go to the movie theatre and you are buying 2 bags of chips one ...
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8 year old boy lying and disrespectful

Our 8 year old, talks back a lot and started lying! Last night there was an argument over him lying about taking a shower so I said, this isn't the first time this week you lied about taking a shower ...
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What can I do to prevent my parents divorce? [duplicate]

I’m a young teenager, younger than 16. My stepmom told my mother she wants a divorce, but they’ve been together for several years. My mom was accused of cheating, because my she went to a friends ...
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My child's best friend's parent thinks my child is a bad influence

I have a middle schooler who is a nice but very introverted kid. She's smart, never gets in trouble at school, is nice to the kids who don't have a lot of friends, and is generous. Because of her ...
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I have strict parents. What should I do?

My parents only allow me 30 minutes of time on my phone. Also, I had to do math over the summer, even though I'm already 2 grades ahead (according to them it will make life easier). Along with that, ...
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Progressing from learning by writing things down and reviewing to just doing

A child, in school, remembers things by writing them down and going over them. An adult, just remembers things (even, ad they are said to them, in conversation). So, my question is, (as, adults, are ...
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Daughters refusing to go home with my ex their mother

I have a situation that I could use some help with. My wife and I started living in separate houses because our marriage was failing. My ex and I were both ok with that. I have 3 daughters with my ex: ...
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Are my parents right to give me a severe punishment for being brought home by the police drunk? I am 16 [closed]

Are my parents right to take such drastic action to stop me drinking alcohol underage? In the past couple of weeks I have been coming home drunk (not on school nights) my parents said they are worried ...
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Should i be taking care of my siblings all the time?

I am 13 years old and my dad tells me to take care of my siblings all the time. He makes me watch them, make their food, play with them every time, dress them up and even makes me go check on them ...
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How should I handle my issues with the lack of respect my wife has for our childs bodily autonomy?

I met a woman about 4 years ago. This woman was only 25 at that stage and her daughter was 9 at that stage. She told me that the child was conceived trough a sexual assault. Now the child has turned ...
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How do I convince my parents to let me drive at night?

I’m 19 years old and ever since I had gotten my license 2 years ago, my parents have not allowed me to drive after dark. I don’t understand why or how I can convince them that I’m able to drive at ...
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Kids wont potty train

I have 2 kids, ages 6 and 7. Neither of them have ever been completely potty trained. Neither of them pee themselves but both poop themselves. Both of them are in therapy, we've seen doctors and they ...
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How to talk to primary schooler about home schooling

I had been having a lot of financial difficulty and it has lead to me choose between options e.g. to send or not to send as he study in a elite school because of school system in UK we preffered to ...
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How to behavior with my 30 years old son?

My wife and I have a lot of problems with our 30-year-old son. I am 62 years old and my wife is 56 years old. We have only one child, our son has a problem with depression and pessimism of ancestry to ...
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Does my Daughter have to go back to mothers?

My Daughter is 12 years old. I split with her mother when she was 2, and since then I have had her every weekend through her younger years. Now she tends to spend most of her time with us during ...
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My 12yo. daughter told me she's gay, but not my wife. What should I do? [closed]

Ok backdrop..My wife and daughter kinda have that butting heads type relationship which has made it always easier for me to be close to my daughter. Just a few days ago my daughter and I talked about ...
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Knowing of a drugged meth head mentally unstable mother - what help is out there for the children?

Even with the assistance of the state controlled agencies the results have been very lacking. 2 are under the age of 8 and the other is 16. The mother is now smoking cannabis with the daughter as well ...
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8 year old son doesn’t want to go back to his mothers house(50/50 custody), and has legitimate reasons not to. How do I not feel guilty sending him?

I co parent well with his mother. We’ve been separated since he was born. It was rough at first but once I let my emotions go, she stopped trying to dig at me. Her lifestyle is “chaos”. She admits it ...
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How do I explain to a woman that I don't want our babies ears pierced? [closed]

If I where to ever have a child (big IF I know) there would be two issues that would be really important to me. I would like my children to be raised within the tenants of credo baptism and I would be ...
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Why is that my oldest daughter doesn’t want to give us grandchildren? [closed]

I have three daughters with my wife. I want a grandchild from my oldest daughter. I have grandchildren from my youngest two. We want a grandchild, whether a boy or girl from her. She said no. What ...
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How do you come to grips with the fact that you made a human being? [closed]

I have recently turned 30 and all of a sudden the broodiness is hitting me like a ton of bricks. All my 20's I worked with children and did not pay them any mind, but all of a sudden a switch has been ...
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If I take frozen breast milk and thaw in the fridge, then take it out to warm up on the counter, how long will it last?

I know once breast milk is warmed up you need to use it within 2 hours but also know that is with you actually warming it up in hot water. So far I can't find anything about letting it gradually warm ...
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My daughter doesn't want to do as instructed

Among other problems, my daughter doesn't want to write as instructed. For example, I help her with some homework, like "My measures" where we need to write how tall she is, her arm, etc. We ...
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how can i help my parants from getting a divorce [duplicate]

im a young tenager and my parents are constantly arguing. my mum has recantly taken off her rings and was joking around about splitting up, but i think they might actually. i dont know what to do and ...
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How do I tap into my 18 year old daughter?

My abusive and controlling partner of twenty years, locked my out of our jointly owned home. I have since had to fund alternative accommodation from my savings, he hasn’t let me have any contents, I’m ...
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19 yr old son with a prosthetic left foot

My son had a major work accident over a year ago which ended in his left foot being amputated. He says part of him died so he feels dead thru and thru. Suicide is big in his mind. How , as his mom, ...
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My mom dislikes my hairstyle, is this normal?

I'm just a mid teenager who is trying to find out if the case of my mom disliking and controlling my preferences is common. I'll start off with a simple example. Lets say my mom likes a tidily combed ...
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Punishing my brother

My younger brother 16 is leaving with me, it's been two years now He is like every teenager likes to have fun, discover things and get friends. I kept him on the line, safe and sound. We argue ...
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I'm in deep trouble with a family [closed]

We are still in high school and very immature, we say lewd jokes about our friend's gfs to tease our friends or piss them of. I have said it in some of my messages, examples of what I said were, &...
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Techniques to handle a stubborn newborn that doesn't want to sleep

Hellooow, I'm dad now. I am since about 3 weeks. Being an engineer my brain is addicted to solving problems. Right now my biggest problem is an unproportionally aggressive, stubborn and winey newborn. ...
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Toddler makes a mess with everything, everywhere

Our son is 17 months old. He is too frequently ruining things and losing our expensive things. I know these things should be out of reach, but some things can’t be locked and things at his level are ...
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Is my mom overly controlling?

I just wanted some help. I’m 18. Lately I have been really confused if my mother is overtly controlling or I’m just a frustrated teen or it is dysfunctional household. I really don’t know where to ...
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17 year old son decided he is a girl but previous to coming out has never shown signs of feminine behavior [closed]

My now 18 year old son came out as transgender six months ago. He has never been girly. He is a stinky teenage boy, who does not clean his room, has to be forced to bathe and his voice and manner of ...
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What do I say to 10 yr old daughter says she's a lesbian [closed]

I found out my 10 year old daughter(11 in 3 months) told her two best friends she is a lesbian. One friend is a boy who's been her best friend since they were 3 and the other is her best girlfriend. ...
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How can I help my daughter to realize advantages of books?

My daughter is 9, she is very clever, but I want her to work harder, read more as after doing the lessons quickly she takes her cell phone and doesn't notice anything else around. How can I help her ...
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Convince my wife that the flu vaccine is good for our child

She says she would like her children to naturally fight colds and flu and thus make their immune system stronger. How do I convince her against this irrational thinking?
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How do I deal with abusive parents?

I'm only 13, and since I came back from Mexico (since 4 years) they have been abusive for 5 years. At first, it was all fine but then like 1 week later they became abusive. My parents are abusive my ...
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My baby is so Clinging

My one year old boy baby is so clingy.It’s too stressful.Always he would like to be in kitchen.I tried to divert him in all ways but he always wish to be in kitchen.He is not playing with toys.
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My Mom Doesn't Allow Any Screen Time At All!

Recently, my mom changed my entire lifestyle completely in just a week. Exercising for one hour, avoiding snacks. I'm fine with the first two, but the last one is just cruel. I'm not allowed any ...
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Is there a downside to gender neutral upbringing?

There is a general dichotomy in the Western society about boys and girls - what they should wear, what should excite them, colour of their clothes, studies, etc. Growing from India, I have not faced ...
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How do I convince my strict parents to allow me to do things as a 17 year old?

I’m 17 and I have my driver's license and I’m legally old enough for many things. However, my parents have not allowed me to drive ever since I upgraded from my permit to my license. I have also been ...
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2 year old son not the typical 2 year old boy

Just wondering if anyone has a 2 year old Son that isn’t the typical two year old boy? My son is so gentle, scared of a lot of things (riding bikes, scooter etc. He doesn’t jump around and play rough ...
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Can I bring my parents back together? [closed]

I am fairly young, not a teenager yet. This morning, my parents had a fight and my mom said she was going to stop cooking for my dad. At lunch, I spoke to my dad about apologizing and recognizing my ...
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Hi I am under 14 and i wonder why my parents are fighting so much [closed]

Why are my parents fighting so much when I mention how my day went at school my mom says thats great and then i use the bathroom and i come back to the table they are screaming at each other my mom ...
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