Questions tagged [working-parents]

A household where one or both parents earn money through a professional job, either working out of the house or home. Questions should be about balancing work life and home life.

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emergency gps wrist wrap [closed]

I'm looking for a wrist wrap for emergencies which has following features: GPS No watch or something to hang around the neck Preferably also a Crash-/Fall-/Puls-sensor (with an automatic call to ...
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My baby won’t stop crying while I am at work

I returned to work a few weeks ago. My husband looks after my eight month old boy whilst I am away. Usually he is ok for the first few hours but after that he goes into a crying fit and won’t stop ...
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Does free childcare have an effect on children's development and how much time parents spend with children?

Some countries have free nursery/pre-school from a very young age - it's compulsory in France from age three, for example. I'm interested in what kind of effect this has on children's development. By ...
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Connect with 5 yr old while maintaining career and caring for new sibling

My eldest son will be 5 in 2 weeks time. Since the birth of our second boy, 7.5 months now, we have been totally consumed by him as he demands attention. Our eldest son just use to play with his ...
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How to help mom deal with disrespectful and uncooperative sister?

I am a 23-year old college senior that temporarily returned from college during quarantine. Due to logistical necessity, since my brother moved into my former room when I left, I've been sleeping on ...
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How to work-at-home given no daycare

We have two kids, a 14 month old and 2.5. We're sinking financially, and with the current shelter-in-place order (SF Bay Area, CA, USA) we're struggling to just get distraction-free time to try to ...
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depression is affecting my parenting, work and I'd like to move city

I'm a single parent, two kids 14 & 12. no family (I'm a single child orphan, from my late teens) to help with support. I get no help (financial or otherwise) from my former partner who was removed ...
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To have or not to have a second child? [closed]

I am in my early thirties I have a 3-year-old girl. Growing up I always thought I would have two kids but now raising one, I realize how hard it is! I have been recently diagnosed with some hormonal ...
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Are kids with daycare background antisocial?

I am a new parent to an 8-month-old boy. We are in a dilemma about whether to put the child in daycare (both parents are working) or take care of him at home (wife would have to leave her job). I ...
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What to do about a clingy 16-month-old son who is not weaned off breastfeeding?

My son is about 16 months now and I've been breastfeeding him since he was born. I haven't been able to break the habit, because if I'm around I breastfeed him when he gets fussy. But I started work ...
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What are the options for day care and baby help for poor single mother?

A young woman expects a baby in few months, she is poor and she has no family in the USA. She lives in Boston and it's not an option to move away at this moment (education). Her salary is around 2K/...
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How can I make the most of my toddler's love of books?

My son is almost 2 and loves books. He has free access to about 20 baby/toddler books when he is at home, and often looks through them, carries them around as he plays or requests to be read to. I ...
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Toddler tells everyone to "go away"

My son who is 2 years and 7 months old has gotten into a habit of telling everyone to "go away". A most recent example happened just this morning. I sleep in another room while he and his little ...
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Can a breastfed 3-month-old go 12-14 hours without eating, when she refuses the bottle and I have to go to work?

My almost 3-month-old baby has been refusing the bottle since she was 3 weeks old. We've tried all the tricks that I know, she just likes to gnaw on it and roll it around in her mouth. I am ...
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As the father, when is it better for me to be home?

I am going to be a father for the first time in March. We are living in France, so, thanks to the welfare state, my wife will not be returning to work until September. I am willing to set a good ...
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Hobby vs. baby balance

Some context During the week, I work every day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. About once a week I finish about two hours later because I’m visiting a client in another city. When I am not working, I’m at home ...
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What is the day to day life like as a father?

My girlfriend and I are sure that we want children someday, maybe even in the not so distant future. I will be working full time, as will my girlfriend after the first year. We have a decent income ...
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How can I explain to my parents I do not want to find a job yet?

I'm a 23 years old girl with aspergers living with my parents. I used to live on my own, studied and had a job. Stuff went terribly wrong. My grades were bad, I was poor (my parents couldn't support ...
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dad jobless, scraping by [closed]

Similar to the question from: Working mother but unemployed father except I'm 21 and will likely work full time in engineering after I graduate to support my parents. Anyways, my mom is constantly ...
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How to cope with going back to work as a stay at home dad with two working parents

I was mostly a stay at home dad for the first year and a half of my son's life. By mostly I mean I was a full time student and we had some daycare for a couple hours a day starting very young so I ...
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How important is it for a mother to have help around the house when she has several young children? [closed]

My wife is a stay at home mom and we have 3 daughters (ages 5, 20 months and 1 month old). How important is it for a woman in her situation to get help around the house providing child care for this ...
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My parents are taking over my life, I think I'm going insane

I'm 16, and I don't know what to do. My parents are controlling everything I do and watching everything I do. I think I'm going insane. I thought a counselor or psychiatrist could help me but it ...
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Why is my 4-year-old child more aggressive now?

My child recently turned 4 late this summer. We've noticed he has been more aggressive lately. Background: I've pretend wrestled, boxed, and sword fought with my child before his third birthday. I ...
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Ways to interact with my kid

I'm living in Spain and my kid is with my wife back in Brazil for now (they will join me later). The hardest feeling I have is that I'm not interacting with my kid as much as I would like to, we try ...
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Returning to work quickly - how does feeding work?

My partner is looking to return to work soon after giving birth. We both work, so we'll need to find someplace that looks after baby whilst we are out all day. The question we have is how does the ...
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How to choose whether a child minder is the best solution for child care?

I am currently about to be employed and this sadly means I will need to some alternative way to look after my child. I have been thinking about child minders (one who either comes to my house or I let ...
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How do I convince my daughter to agree that I want to quit my job and not strain our mother-daughter relationship?

I want to leave and start something on my own. But my husband is not working as well and I fear my daughter will feel bad to say that both her parents are not working. What should I do? I have enough ...
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Working mother but unemployed father

I can't stop thinking about this. I hope someone can help me. Just as the title says, my mother is the one who struggles to make money while my father just "eats, sleeps, repeats". He worked across ...
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My 9 month old's sleep schedule gets mixed up

I'm a working mom and my son gets watched by dad and grandparents when I'm at work and our nighttime routines are all different now. My son never goes to bed at the same time any more and it is always ...
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2 yo sad when I leave for work in the mornings

I don't get nearly as much one on one time with my daughter as I would like or nearly as much as my wife has with her since my wife is a SAHM. I knew it was only a matter of time before my 2 yo ...
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Travelling when baby is young: bring them or leave them?

Background: two or three times a year, I travel to conferences for work. I'm usually gone for about a week. I can miss some of these conferences, but missing all of them would be very detrimental to ...
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Help! My 7 year old won't go to bed early, or get up early

This is a struggle every night, and every morning. We start around 7:30-8:00 PM..."shower time" and the struggle starts. She's got school the next morning and I'm trying to get her showered, and ...
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Paternity Leave, How much does the Father need to be home?

I'm trying to collect some opinions on this, because I'm a first time parent and most of my friends don't have kids. Basically, I'm trying to work out how much I will be needed at home during the ...
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Why does childern cries all time [closed]

I have a niece that cries on everything, when waking up, if someone doesnt give her something, if she doesn't get what she wants, if she wants something that isn't suppose to be of her, if someone is ...
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Are there any effects from lying to your children?

As working parents, sometimes my wife and I resort to lying to our children when we are going to work, going out or leaving them behind in the house. If I have time I normally try to talk to my ...
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Now that I'm working, my milk production can't keep up - What can I do to increase it?

I have returned to work after 8 weeks post-natal (I am now at 10 weeks) and although I pump with a top of the line electric pump, I am just not producing quite enough to keep up with my infant's ...
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Sharing parenting/custody duties with an ex-partner

My son is 1.5 years old. I am no longer with his dad but he is an active part of my son's life and I would like his dad to help parent him half of the time and he has agreed to do so (keep him Mon-Sun ...
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What can I do to get my wife to be more involved?

I'm writing this in the middle of the night, right after a bottle feed and a nappy change coupled with incessant wailing piercing through my ears. I've often tried to seek solace on the internet ...
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What is an ideal age duration for a permanent bonding to happen between parents and child? [closed]

My brother (age: 37) is least attached to our parents. At the time of his birth, our parents had left him with our grandmother. He saw our parents, for the first time, at the age of 3 years. He has ...
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Pros and cons of putting an infant in a Daycare

My kid (not born yet) has both parents working. I have the choice of calling up my father in law to stay at our house to watch the infant of 5 months and I also have the choice of sending the kid in ...
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My wife wants a 4th baby, but I don't

My wife wants a 4th baby, but I don't. We have been talking about it for the last few days (talking strongly). I have raised points such as: We will get less time to spend with our current kids. ...
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How should I schedule the sleep and feeding pattern of my infant so that he gets enough feed when I am at home?

I am a working person. After my child is 3 months old, I will continue to go to my job from morning 7:00 till evening 18:00. I will be coming home at around 14:00 to breastfeed for about half an ...
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15 mo old son becomes very fussy every evening when I come home from work

​​​I'm a working mom of 15 month old baby. We are lucky to have our grandmas to help us babysit our child while me and my husband are at work. Recently we had a grandma's swap, one grandmother left ...
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Are there any good suggestions for a soon to be mom about breastfeeding?

I'm looking for information about some of the most common challenges faced by working mothers who are breastfeeding and how to over come those challenges. How does one prepare oneself and the baby ...
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Can putting a one year old baby in a playschool for around 7 hours, daily, cause any psychological issues to the baby?

I and my partner both work in software companies. There are only two of us living together. So, if we put the baby in a playschool for around 7 hours, daily, after he is one year old, can it cause ...
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Are most half-day pre-school programs for stay-at-home parents, or are there options?

At least in my state (Washington), the child care licensing is such that most preschools are only able to care for a child for 4 hours per day. I found a couple of places that do preschool and then ...
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How does a parent that does not know a basic life skill make sure their child obtains that skill? [closed]

My daughter wants and needs to learn to cook. As a single father that doesn't know how himself, I wish I could cook and want my 12-year-old daughter to learn about cooking. I'm sure there are other ...
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How can a Single Father prevent his child from becoming addicted to video games?

Scenario: My neighbor faces the tough situation that his 7 year old boy has started to play video games and he wonders how to stop him from getting addicted to them. Sadly, his wife is no more.. he's ...
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What are the basic items we should buy to receive our new baby?

We've being looking online for a to buy list of basic items we should buy before having a baby. We are planning to move so we want to buy just the basic needs.
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What to do when daycare doesn't allow ill children during winter?

Our 2.5-year-old daughter started her nursery in October. However, the problem with her is that she would have a cold for half of the winter months (so 6+ weeks), and the nursery obviously doesn't ...
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