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Grandmother keeps calling my daughter “Good girl”

My mother keeps calling my 9 month old daughter "Good girl" when she does something that pleases her. I was initially fine with this, having had it in my own upbringing, but my wife pointed ...
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Do mild facial scars (from fingernail scratches) on a young child fade?

I have a 4-year-old whose younger sibling scratched her on the face, leaving a minor "gouge" mark. It's been a couple of months since the incident, but the mark is still visible; the edges are very ...
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how to prevent my parents from divorcing

I'm am 13 years old and my parents have been fighting a lot they stay up all night fighting. Most nights when they do fight I never get any sleep I just cry. I want to tell them how I feel and I tried ...
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Where to turn for help when my 12-year-old granddaughter keeps hitting her 10-year-old sister?

I have two granddaughters, one turns 12 in August, the other is 10 years old and is small for her age (she was a prem baby). Her parents are divorced since the older child was 5 and the dad has a new ...
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Annoying kid at the park

My son is 9. He goes to a neighborhood park where he runs into an older kid (11) every now and then. Let's call this kid J. J is an extremely outgoing kid, who almost lives in the park. He has been ...
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Why does my son's food/milk intake drop to 1/3 of usual at his grandparents' place?

Every week we stay over at my parents' place for three nights and for some reason my one-year-old son's food and milk intake drops to 1/3 of his usual. We use the same bottles, same milk powder, same ...
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1answer
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What exactly constitutes shaking?

It is well known that shaking babies can cause serious brain damage, but what exactly constitutes shaking? I've seen some videos that demonstrate shaking on dolls, and I can say with certainty that I ...
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2.5 year old sits on potty and immediately says “I'm done”

We have a 2.5-year-old whom we started potty training quite early (at roughly 1.5 years of age). We used the same tactic with his older brother, who was successfully potty trained before his 2nd ...
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T-shirt size for pregnancy's third trimester

A friend of my family is pregnant and recently entered her third trimester.  We would like to buy her a special T-shirt.  (She is about 5 ft 8 inches tall and is in excellent physical condition.)  The ...
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Is it inappropriate for young teens to cuddle and sleep together if there is no sign of it being sexual?

I'm trying to decide if I should intervene and would very much appreciate some feedback. I am Japanese btw and my English may not be perfect, sorry. My son and his best friend are both 13 years of ...
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Is kissing my son on lips a bad thing?

What can be the reason why some cultures and societies look down upon a parent kissing (peck) their toddlers on lips ? I kiss my 3 year old on his lips. Have been doing it since he was very little. ...
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Should we be concerned about preschool siblings playing “sexual” games?

My wife recently discovered our 6 and 4 year old daughters playing an imaginary game where they were pretending to be "husband and wife" and they both had their pants off. As soon as she ...
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My 3 year old just refuses to listen to me

I have a 3 year old little boy. Me and his father are both ADHD and my son's doctor says he shows signs of being ADHD too. We don't really want him to be on medication because meds messed me and his ...
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what should I do with my stepfather [closed]

It all started when I first meet my stepfather when I was 11 years old. at first, I thought he was a good person and I can trust him. After one year I meet him again when he already married my mother. ...
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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 does burping work?

Can anyone give an accurate description of what's happening inside a baby's body when you burp it and what the various aspects of burping process (patting, rubbing, leaning forward, bending legs, etc....
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Adult daughter bulimic but doesn't want to go therapy

Caught 19 year old daughter throwing up after binging on junk food. Told her to go therapy but she refuse. What to do? I stopped buying all junk food.
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Why does 2 year start crying anytime familiar nanny comes around?

I am a live in nanny. Have been with the family for 6 months. Their 2 year old child starts to cry and scream when I walk in the room. And it's really concerning that she hasn't gotten more ...
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Which is better for a toddler - music or podcasts?

My son does school with mom in the morning for 30-60 minutes during which time I take care of our daughter. We go downstairs to not be a distraction. I've been putting podcasts on in the background ...
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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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How to persuade my father to stop physically abusing my mother?

In summary: I am the daughter. My mother is being domestically abused by my father. What can I do to make him stop without hurting my mother in any way? - she still loves him! Details: My father is a ...
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Should I force the school to expel my son?

TL;DR: School is kicking my son out over a medical issue, but wants us to say we're willingly pulling him out. Should I refuse and ask that they formally expel him? My kindergartener attends a private ...
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At 70.7mm at 13w3d, the CRL size is smaller than the median. What does that mean?

First time parent. The size is still between 5th and 95th percentile, but I am wondering what this CRL figure entails? What can this affect for the baby when he/she's born?
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What gluten free bread would you recommend? [closed]

I have a seven year old daughter with an egg and peanut allergy. She has mild ASD so we are also trying to keep her gluten-free and dairy-free. This presents an obvious challenge in terms of diet. For ...
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How to make my 7-year-old daughter stop wetting her pants?

I have a 7-year-old daughter. She still wets her pants because she doesn't want to stop what she is doing to go to the bathroom. She waits and waits and waits until the last possible second to go and ...
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What do I do about the fact that my child can already read, write and do math before entering first grade?

My nearly 6 year-old son is going to first grade next year. He's already reading quite fluently and writing. He does basic math (without writing). He has great sense of humor, and he loves to make ...
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How do I change my Brother negative thinking, and bad attitude and addiction towards computer games

I'm his older Sister, 15 years old and my Brother is only 13 years old. He has been very addicted to the computer, online games and apps on tablets. Although this may seem like a common problem for ...
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My 21 month old doesn’t talk or respond [closed]

My child does not seem to understand anything you say to him. He is 21 months old and doesn't seem to even understand when you call his own name. He doesn't appear to have any hearing problems. He ...
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5 year old touches his lips often. Is it normal or a sensory issue?

5 year old son touches his lip often, sometimes wipes it and doesn't peels skin in lip but he just pulls his lips like peeling skin and rarely at night during sleep, wipes his mouth with his own ...
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Course of action for putting newborn down for nap once sleep cue spotted

I am the proud father of a beautiful just-over-3-week-old girl. She has been pretty good up to now in terms of her sleep and feeding cycle. Most of the time, she's asleep, will wake (or be woken) ...
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Strange fears in a toddler

Helloall, we are looking for some advice about our 18 month old son. Since a month or so he has started manifesting strange episodes of fear towards some household objects. The first instance was a ...
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My 7 year old sister is annoying sometimes [closed]

My sister is annoying sometimes and most of the time its at my tired, or already annoyed moments and it just makes it worse. I am turning 17 in July. How can I ask her to stop, or at least tell her ...
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Giving a gift: require that it stays in good condition, or let the child figure it out?

My 7-year old nephew is very interested in pokemon cards. Over the past few months, he has been mentioning a very rare card that he wishes he had. The card is very expensive and I am (secretly) buying ...
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How do I deal with my friend's daughter taking away toys from my son

I am currently watching my friend's daughter during play date with my son for a couple hours a few times a week. I offered to do it for free since they could not find any arrangement. I figured a ...
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How can you tell if a toddler went pee in the potty?

Sometimes the pee is such a small amount I can't tell unless I watch. We have a sit down potty and can look, but this is impossible with the kind that sits in the big toilet. Unfortunately there is ...
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Kids worry that mom, working overseas, may get COVID and die

I don't want to give too much detail on internet. We're destitute family. My wife works in Brazil for higher pay. Wife and I are 60 years old. Why can't she just fly home? (1) Home is 14 hours flight. ...
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1answer
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Where can I find statistics about child abuse offenders?

As a parent of a 2-year old I am already starting to think/read about child abuse in order to better understand the topic and better protect our child. One question that popped into my mind is if ...
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Restarting baby-led weaning after an actual choking

My daughter choked on mango one month into baby-led weaning (and yes, I do mean choked: reddening, wide-eyed, silent). We banged the mango out and she was fine. I however, am far from fine. I have ...
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How to get rid of toys without making my son upset?

My son is 5 soon 6 and going to kindergarten with childcare up till 5pm weekdays. We have small lots of duplo that my son will never play with- he has lego and generic chinese block and a block slider-...
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How do i tell my daughter her dad isnt really her dad?

This is weighing so heavy right now. I had my daughter with my ex when I was 20. She is 8 now. To make things simple, my ex husband and I married at a young age and our relationship was rocky. ...
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5 year-old (divorced parents) tells dad he doesn't love him

My 5-year old son lives with his mum, 20 minutes down the road from me. Our arrangement is he comes to me Fridays to Sundays. We've been living apart around 1 year. He always tells me he hates coming ...
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2 year old sensitive gag reflex

My 2 year old daughter recently got diagnosed with a developmental delay and being on the autism spectrum. Since a few months old when I began trying to feed her solids, she would always gag and throw ...
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What skills should a 4-year-old have when it comes to counting and memorizing numbers?

Our 4-year-old daughter just turned 4 and just started Pre-K. She can count to 10 and recognize 0-10 written on a board, with really no issues whatsoever. However, we've been working with her for half ...
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How can I protect my children from a pedophile uncle?

Summary: I'm a father of two. My son is 11 years old, and my daugther is 4 years old. My wife's younger brother (I'm gonna call him "Uncle" from now on) is a pedophile. I have asked for ...
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My son was in bed with his friend without any clothes. What should I do? [closed]

I found my son in bed with his best friend (male) naked during a sleepover. I woke up at the middle of the night and went to go see if they were asleep and found them. What should I assume? Should I ...
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Working away from home

I am newly pregnant and due in November. I am also in the yachting industry and plan on returning to work around June next year. The season is usually 6 to 7 months of the year. How will this impact ...
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Child loosening straps on car seat

I am hoping other parents might have some advice. My 3 year old is constantly loosening his straps in his car seat. He is able to reach down and press the release button to loosen the straps and then ...
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Hyperemesis in second pregnancy if not in first?

This is my second pregnancy. I had pretty bad nausea and vomitting with my first child, but not bad enough to be HG. This time, I feel like the nausea and vomitting is much worse. I'm only about 7 ...
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How can I get our baby awake enough to feed and nurse?

We've been told a few times that our situation is ideal, that we shouldn't be worried about it, but our newborn (going on two weeks Wednesday) seems content to sleep for hours at a time, only really ...
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My teen wets the bed. He is in diapers just at night but he says it’s hard to sleep because "the diaper feels weird”

My teen has been wearing a brand called Depends. It’s supposed to be a light and nonbulky diaper. I don’t understand, please help.

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