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How to parent for an effectively private child?

I am asking this question on behalf of some of my extended family. I do know the child myself, but apart from one or two occasions where I have watched them it is mostly from a distance. For all ...
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My kids watch YouTube - how do I control what they see?

My two kids watch YouTube cartoons, and the younger is a toddler. I try every now and then to see what they are really looking at, but many times they wander to some video I think is not suitable for ...
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Should I trust the dogs instincts?

There is a neighbor boy who is 6. I have a 4 and a 2 year old. The boys mom is nice, the boy seems nice (I can tell he's a coddled only child, but whatever). He's been over to play a few times with ...
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Looking for Baby Monitors with Mobile App and Device

I'm looking for a baby monitor that comes with both a monitor device that I can use to view it and also the option to download a mobile app that can view it via a mobile (over Wifi). I have googled ...
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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?

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 specifically, in Littleton, Colorado, USA, ...
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Is it okay for my child to be a “latchkey kid”?

My parents were divorced and separated by the time I was in school. My mother worked full time, and didn't get home until several hours after school ended. As a result, I was what is known as a "...
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Is it okay to leave a 3 year old alone to nap for 1 hour and 45 minutes if she isn't napping?

My wife and I disagree about this. I think it's a bit selfish and neglectful to leave her alone, especially when for the first 20 minutes she just cried and screamed. After that she was pretending her ...
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Putting a one year old in the crib and shutting door

Will it hurt a one year olds development if the crib is used as a place to play with toys, turn cartoons on and shut the door as a way to keep them from under foot several times a day? My grandbaby's ...