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Age specific questions from about 5 years to about 8 years. Younger: pre-schooler. Older: middle-childhood.

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How to make sure kids prioritize keeping in contact when away

My wife and kids has gone abroad,although were suppose to go together but I couldn't. so it is my kids first time without me, although they went to a pilgrimge site but kids mostly stay at home with ...
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Teacher telling 4th grade student "I hate you"

Long story short my 9 year old informed me that her teacher told her, "I hate you." The principal conducted an investigation and 1 child said they heard the teacher say something to my child ...
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Activities besides tv

My 8yo, after school runs a tv marathon (as did I when I was kid) but that is because there is nothing to do for him, I got him books but he study/read in one go and finishes it. I live in UK so ...
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My nephew is 10 years old, he does not read the exam questions properly which leads to many mistakes although he knows the answer, what can I do?

My nephew is 10 years old, he does not read the exam questions properly which leads to many mistakes although he knows the answer, what can I do ?
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7 year old daughter sat for 15 minutes before playing with friends

Let me be clear. I'm not worried about her behavior or think it is abnormal or anything. I am just looking for feedback on how I handled the situation and/or tips on how to approach similar cases. My ...
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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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How to make a routinue and ask my son what he want

At the end of year 2, I had to take my son out of private school where he was studying since nursery, although it was hard decision but I had to make it because I was having financial issues, after ...
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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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8 yo no interest in studies, watching tv all day

I posted a relatable post here, but this time it is different, my son 3 months shy of being 8 yo. He can watch tv all day, I keep telling him to pick up books I bought of english, maths etc and he don'...
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How to articulate why child still has limits to what she can refuse despite our stressing the importance of consent?

I'm a big believer in the importance of consent and stressing it when kids are young. My (many!) goddaughter and/or nieces and nephews all are told by me they have the right to consent to what ...
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My 8 nearly 9 year old son hates being wrong

Simple things like telling him that his shirt is on inside out... his answer will be no it's not. Or his shoes are on the wrong feet his answer is always the opposite and he refuses to ever be wrong ...
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7yo not listening , have to repeat couple of times

I don’t know what happened but my 7 1/2 yo is not listening the first time. e.g. if I ask him something of him he won’t listen until I have to be a bit louder. This has been going on for months now. ...
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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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Creating scheduling for a primary schooler

So my son is 7 1/2 years old, all he understands is life is watching TV the whole day on holiday & weekend or play on Nintendo Switch or ask someone at home to play as 2 players with him or ...
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How to tell 7 years old why he is not able to go to school?

I have been struggling really hard to find a job and managing everything is out of control but now the school has asked not to send out 7 years old to school unless a new term fee is submitted. Our ...
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What should I do about my 7 year old goddaughter intentionally baiting people into give her things?

I fear my goddaughter has weaponized cuteness to become a professional moocher. She knows I won't buy things for her myself (I donate most of my income to charity and feel that's more important then ...
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Should I reveal the truth about Santa?

My youngest daughter is now nine years old. She has always been very big into believing in magical things. It's probably my fault because I love to see kids using their imagination and wonder. My kids ...
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How to help my child explore hockey without fully investing in it?

I have a daughter (6) whose best friend plays hockey, and now she's frequently asking us to let her play hockey too. On one hand, I want to provide my child the opportunity to explore this further -- ...
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All-or-nothing thinking

Has anyone had experience with a child who has very black and white thinking patterns? Teaching our 5 yo son anything is very difficult as any modification of technique (i.e. with handwriting) is met ...
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Fear of teaching my child academics on my own

I have a 4yo and a 6yo. I want to enrich them in academics (reading, math etc) in weekends. They like when we do it. I do have one fear - maybe I'm teaching them "wrong"? I mean I know the ...
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6-year-old stays up until after midnight every day

Our daughter (O.) is 6 years old. She has always (read: since she was born) been someone to rather get up late and stay up late (in contrast to her little sister (Y.), who is much more of an early ...
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How important is making up after a fight?

How important is making up after a fight and what are the do's and dont's? My child has recurring fights, verbal and physical, with other children in our street. Most of the children will fight ...
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How to instill reading/writing habits in primary schooler & toddlers?

My almost 7 years old son has an all-day tv/iPad/plays outside or asks mom for mobile and plays games habit. He won't get tired doing those but gets tired when asked to write something/do something ...
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Teaching a 7yo responsibility for his choices

I have a 7 year old son who is a great kid. However there are times when he completely denies responsibility for his actions. For example, the other day my wife took our kids to a splashpad (water ...
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Why won't my child speak?

My son is 6 and he is absolutely can talk lots and knows lots of words in English and Japanese. My wife is a controlling person who doesn't believe in structure- has to do some now that son was going ...
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Is there any reason for my seven year old son not to play with toys appropriate for younger children?

His grandparents think he shouldn't read a book suitable for a three year old or play with cuddly soft toys (even though those are only associated with his love of Pokémon). His grandparent also don't ...
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Helping 6 year old with anxiety disorder to cope after my visits end

One of my goddaughters has anxiety, she's already taking medicine for it and even had ticks caused by anxiety until they adjusted her medication. They live a few states away and so while I visit as ...
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Teaching kids how to turn off

I had struggled most of my life and I do not know how to turn it off. e.g. I work 9-5 when I come home either I watch tv with food or go out shopping and when I am back or am free I am on the laptop ...
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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 to make my 9-year-old son accept that he will repeat the school year?

My son is 9 years old, and currently in P3. Today we have been informed by his teacher that it would be best for him to repeat the school year to close the gap with the other children. Some background ...
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How to teach elementary math concepts step by step?

Our youngest son who is currently in 3rd grade has a learning disability. He does not have a specific diagnosis, but learning to read has been a difficult struggle for him as has elementary math ...
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Encouraging a child to follow their natural gifts

I have a child who has a few enormous natural talents. Yet the child does not want to pursue any of these gifts and, from an adult perception standpoint, seems to take these gifts for granted. ...
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Handling bullying in neigbourhood playgroup

Our street is home to a group of kids varying in age from 7 to 11 who play together in varying composition on a regular basis. The play is usually healthy and fun. They play catch, build huts, play ...
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Fear of climbing certain staircase by a 6 year old kid

What might be the reasons for a 6 year old kid to get fear for climbing up or down certain staircases in public places? The kid can climb stairs at home and other frequently used stairs, but gets ...
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Explaining electricity kWh to a primary school

Since getting an electric car and not knowing much about kWh I feel totally noob in understanding kWh. My son is really interested in why some chargers charge slow and some really fast. Since I didn't ...
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6 1/2 year old sleeping with hands on his wee

I posted this question about the Toddler keeping his hands in the private part. Tonight I found him in bed sleeping while his hands were on his private part. I had to see if he was just keeping under ...
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Exam results for 9-year-old do not reflect his real skills

My 9-year-old is smart in math. At home exercises and in class exercises he is doing fantastically. Nearly no mistakes for easy and hard questions. The situation in real exams is totally different; he ...
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How to make conversation and why my son doesn't engage in convo

My 6 years old son doesn't interact when someone like my mom, or my niece interact with him, which remind me of my wife once said "I do not want him to be like you" it was ouch moment for me ...
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How to play and spend time with kids

I got a 6-year-old and 23 months old, I am guilty of not spending time with my kids because I do not know how to. My son is very good at the following instruction, I got him to switch gaming consoles ...
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8-year-old daughter is obsessed with books - escaping from something?

My daughter is 8 years old and is reading constantly. She wakes up and reads and I need to call her to breakfast 10 times (even though she herself devised a schedule for our morning routine) she ...
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My son’s friend suddenly stopped playing with him

My son is 5 years old. He met his best friend in preschool. They know each other for 1 year. They are very very good friends, they play together everyday at school. For school holiday, they talk to ...
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6 year old doesn't wish to watch movies with sad and action scenes on television

My 6 year old not is interested in watching even animated moral stories. Now in online class, one of his class mates plays some fairy tales once a week, but every time he would start to cry. Even ...
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Potty training 7 year old

I have been trying to potty train her and nothing is working. I’ve took her to the doctors and all they said was don’t force her it will makes matters worse and said to have her talk to someone so we ...
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7 year old won't believe adults even when they show overwhelming evidence

This one is a weird situation that came to a head yesterday but, now that I look back on it, the behaviour has been there for months. My seven year old has indoor and outdoor shoes at school. The ...
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What action should I take upon learning that boys are wolf-whistling girls in my daughter's class?

My daughter is 5, in her second year of primary school. The parents of this class all share a WhatsApp group, which is used for practical things like reminders of school events, and occasional moral ...
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5 yr old's toy taken by a another kid

My daughter is 5, and is attending an elementary school. My daughter keeps her favorite toy 'pop its' in her bag and take it along to the school and after school. Today at after school, one of her ...
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Commit for a year when starting musical instrument at 8yrs?

My son wants to play an instrument (the saxophone) and the music school offers yearly courses. I am worried that a yearly course might be too long a commitment for a child of 8years, and that he may ...
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Book recommendation to 8-year old non-native girl [closed]

I would like to ask you for advice. What book would you recommend to my 8-year old daughter? I'm trying to teach her reading. We are not natives but she can speak fluently. She has read all Ladybird ...
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Enrolling in 1st Grade vs Playing

What age should the youngest child enroll in 1st grade; at what age should parents consider postponing for 1 year their child's enrollment? Playing is very important for a child and that is why there ...
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Ways to stop 8 years old boy from putting his finger in his mouth?

Note: this is related to How can I encourage my son (age 8) to stop sucking his thumb? but not a duplicate, as this case isn't about sucking the thumb but rather putting the finger (second finger, not ...
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