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Age specific questions from about 3 years to about 5 years. Younger: toddler. Older: primary-schooler.

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My 4-year-old with-holds poop even though he's on meds. How can I help him?

My son is almost 4 years old and is still holding his poop in. He has been on Miramax for a while now but we were trying to figure out how much to give him and when to give him only due to the fact ...
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How to teach 5-year old to value friendship?

My son is almost 5 years old. There are two other boys in the neighborhood: Z is 5 months younger than him, and S is 10 years old. Both are very nice and well-behaved kids. We moved to this complex 5 ...
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Are trampolines safe enough for kids? [closed]

My son will turn 5 soon and we're considering buying a trampoline. He enjoys trampoline-jumping at his cousin's very much and we hear from other parents who have one that 'it was the best toy they ...
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Should I try to long-distance parent or will I do more harm than good?

My long distance ex and I have a 4 year old son and we're trying to figure out what to do post-breakup. A little backstory, we've always been long distance (different countries) and we've been very ...
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How can we teach our 5-year-old daughter to be patient?

Our 5-year-old daughter is so impatient. She wants everything to happen the moment she asks us to do it. For example, when she is watching cartoons and the episode ends, she asks us if we can check if ...
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How to engage my 4-year-old daughter to do something by her own?

My daughter is 4 years old. She wants to keep playing all the time and in her way only. She avoids to play cricket, basketball, or puzzles where you can lose or you need to think in order to win. She ...
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How can we help our 5-year-old daughter enjoy a family activity and stop complaining, when she just wants to watch cartoons?

Our 5-year-old daughter loves cartoons. She can watch them all day, unless we take the phone from her. She says she's bored otherwise. I should probably also mention that she's so impatient that the ...
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What to do with tantrums if screaming it out is not possible?

Our daughter is a bit above 3 years old and she's having tantrums multiple times a day, whenever she doesn't get what she wants. Lots of screaming and shouting. We as parents understand that this is ...
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Should I be concerned about my daughter's behavior (or my wife's)? Trying to co-parent

For reference, please see my previous question. As a newly divorced father I have worries and I am not sure if I am making too much out of them or worrying about nothing. Getting some sleep at night ...
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How to talk to school/nursery personnel about the quality of language?

My child's school has become an "International School" this year. There are no foreign students, but they are teaching english as a second language to children since the age of 3. This comes with a ...
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How to help a child understand length of time?

My question stems from an article I read, which says Parents are presenting a clear choice for the child. ... For example, “If you sit on the steps, it will be for 10 min. If you do not sit on the ...
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How to make the preschooler tired enough to go to bed?

She is 5 years old. Stays in daycare till 17 30. Sleeps in daycare from 14 00 to 15 00. Watches TV from 18 00 to 19 30. After that she plays in the house on her own till 23 30. We wake her up at 9 ...
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Encouraging my sister to read and write

A lot of other questions here have a similar theme, but I want to address a specific problem that I couldn't find answers for. My sister has no interest in reading at all - she's 5 (going to ...
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What to do about my 3.5-year-old daughter's tantrums, which have worsened?

My daughter has not really had many full-blown tantrums when she was younger, ever. But now at 3.5 years old, almost 4 years old (on 8/27). She has been having the worst tantrums ever. First, she used ...
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If my 4-year-old pees his pants, should I wake him up to toilet or just change his pants?

My 4-year-old kid is still bed-wetting. In the past month, he has remained dry two times and the rest wet. I changed his milk time from 10pm to 7.30pm or 8pm. After that, no liquid allowed. If he is ...
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4 year old with poor focus

My son is 4 years old. He’s diagnosed with speech and a borderline case of autism (score was—29). Since 2 months ago he started talking sentences and try to talk on his own and trying to explain what ...
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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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How to explain to a 4-year-old kid to stop playing with kids who beat him?

My 4-year-old kid is very very energetic. He is very intelligent and he gets bored very easily. He started reading from 2 and a half years old, and now he is reading books in 2 different languages ...
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Not sure where to go next

How can I stop my 5 year old from hitting and kicking kids at school? He doesn't behave this way anywhere else. My wife and I don't argue much and we have a happy household. We are embarrassed and ...
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My 5-year-old daughter was verbally forced by another 7-year-old girl to show her bottom in daycare

My 5-year-old daughter was verbally forced by another 7-year-old girl to show her bottom in daycare. She told me today about this while taking a bath with me. She doesn't remember when this incident ...
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Why do my kids always wan't to play at their friends instead of at home?

My daughter is 4 and my son is 2 and they both play together a lot at home, especially on the weekend. Something has been bugging me a bit lately and it started since we moved into our new house a few ...
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Five-year-old son constantly fondling himself - is it normal?

When my five-year-old son wears some comfy clothes, like joggers or pyjamas especially after school, he tends to either sit on the sofa or lie on the floor and basically fondle himself. He started ...
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4-year-old going on holiday without parents

My son is 4 and a half, and is going on holiday with his grandparents and 6-year-old niece. I'm a bit apprehensive about him being without us, his parents, for 8 days so I decided to fly over for just ...
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Is asking a child to count to 10 when they don't say please OK?

I'm rather pleased with my latest attempt to remind my 4 year old to ask for things nicely - if she asks/demands something without saying "please" then I ask her to count to 10 and ask again. It ...
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english novels like “the worst witch” for boys [closed]

I'm looking for a wizard book for my kid, hopefully similar level as "The Worst Witch", i.e. easier than the Harry Potter series, but for boys. Hopefully it is suitable for boys around 5-7 years old, ...
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I have custody of grandson, he won’t let me out of his sight

I have had custody of my grandson since he was 15 months old. He loves his daddy, my son. My son works a lot and recently had a new baby. For a while now, he will not let me out of his sight. If I ...
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3-year-old eats snow

My daughter is 3 years old and she eats snow at kindergarten. And not even white snow, but dirty gray snow. She told me she does so because other children do it and because their leader allows them to ...
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4 year old becomes passive when coming to kindergarten [closed]

My 4 year old child becomes super passive when she passes thru kindergarten doors. She attends to the group of 25 children + 2 child minder for 7 months already. Most of the times when it's time to ...
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How to enrich my “everyday” vocabulary as an ESL parent in the U.S.? [closed]

How to quickly acquire the "everyday" English vocabulary needed to communicate with my preschool child? I am an immigrant IT professional who speaks fluent English, but who learned his English as an ...
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My daughter bites her nails - me too and my husbands says its my fault…? [closed]

My 4 year old daughter recently started biting her nails. Not seriously short or bleeding but I never have to cut it. I've been a nail biter since I can remember but now my husband says she is biting ...
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5 year old lying and stealing

My 5-year-old son has recently developed the habit of lying and stealing. All of this in the span of 2 weeks. It started with him getting a small toy from his school classroom. We made him understand ...
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At what age do children usually learn to write alphabets?

My son is 3.5 years old and attends a kinder garden. He is one of the youngest in his class. He is not showing any interest in writing alphabets and quickly loses focus. His teacher has told us to ...
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To gifted school or not to gifted school? That is the question

My almost 4 year old is nearing the end of his first full year of school, and we’re trying to assess whether the school he’s going to is a good fit and whether there might be something better for him. ...
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Can a Child Fail Preschool in the United States? Should a Child be Held-Back from Kindergarten? [closed]

I have a acquaintance who lives in the United States with a young daughter who will be starting Kindergarten next year. However, her preschool feels she should be "held back", because among other ...
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Shall I be worried about my 5-year-old son seeming to be depressed when at his mom's?

I have a 5-year-old son and I have him every weekend and days here and there during the week. When I drop him off at his mother's on Sunday nights maybe once or twice a month she texts or calls me and ...
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How to address preschooler lying

My 3.5 years old recently started lying. Up to now, they where mostly "I didn't do this" type of lies. For exemple, he would unroll the toilet paper in the bathroom or put play-doh in the washer (!) ...
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5 year old talking in second person

So my 5 year old talks a lot. But when she does it's in a third person, saying what she expects I would say when directed towards her. So she's not speaking in first person, but in first person from ...
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Innocent age related stubborness or bad behaviour?

My 4-yearold shows impressive stubborness and singlemindedness. While it is sometimes clear, often i find it hard to tell if i'm looking at: "i'm four years old and surprises make me insecure" or "i'm ...
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Is my daughter's temper doing emotional harm to my son? [closed]

I have a 6-year-old (in 2 weeks) daughter and a 4-year-old son. The family includes me (Mom), the kids, my husband (their dad), and my mom. Our parenting techniques are very aligned with Positive ...
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Bottle weaning multiple children under the age of 4 [closed]

I know a friend who has 2 children both under the age of 4. The older one being 3 and the younger one being 1. Both of them are at the bottle ( cow milk and formula) she is wondering what is the best ...
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My 5-year-old is very combative to his 2-year-old brother please help!

I am a single mother of 2. My 5-year-old is very combative to my non-verbal 2-year-old. Earlier today he said he "hated" his brother. He is constantly mean to my baby! Just right after I got to work ...
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4-year-old won't get up and use the bathroom

I have a four-year-old son. He won't get up and use the bathroom, instead he'll tell me when he has to go and I'll take him. There are days were he'll pee on himself when I lay him down for a nap - he'...
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Why not let your child fall asleep while being held, rocked, fed a bottle, or while nursing? [closed]

From: https://aasm.org/children-who-grind-their-teeth-are-more-likely-to-have-problems-in-school-be-withdrawn-from-others/ Do not let your child fall asleep while being held, rocked, fed a bottle, ...
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5 year-old daughter has difficulty identifying colours

My daughter is now 5 years old and she can't identify any colour. When I teach a colour to her and, after few minutes, ask her what this colour is, she fails to repeat that colour. What can I do to ...
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My 2.5yr old daughter does not answer to us

Anyone ever experienced similar situation? My 2.5yr old daughter always trying to ignore my words, by not listening and not answering. For example, when there's conflict I try to blame her on some ...
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Difficulty pronouncing R and L: how fast is it overcome?

This question concerns difficulty pronouncing the sounds R and L between the ages of 4 and 6 years old. Assuming that there's no serious problem (that is, all other sounds are correctly pronounced ...
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How to make our 3-year-old stop crying when we want to leave the house with him?

My three-year-old cries when he goes to daycare, but now he cries when we go anywhere, to church or wal-mart. I know he is dealing with separation anxiety because he spent his first three years at ...
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How can I teach my daughter to wait to speak?

I have 2 daughters, a one year old and a four year old. The four year old will often call for me when I am speaking to someone else or watching a news show, interrupting me. I already tried to ...
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“Mommy doesn't like daddy” - What to do about my 4-year-old daughter crying for 20 min everytime I pick her up from my ex-wife?

I have had a shared parenting agreement for nearly 2 years now for my soon to be 5-year-old daughter. She switches houses every other day during the week and every other weekend. This has been going ...
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How to teach a 4 year old reading?

I tried to start with "A fat cat sat on a fat rat". Is it all about mugging up or is there a proper technique for learning the spellings of words? Basically now I realize that the my aim is to teach ...