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Best light for rest/nap time for toddler: lamp or open drapes on large window?

Our almost-3-year-old daughter has not been taking naps consistently for 5-6 weeks now; only about once a week. She has a toddler bed and remains confined to her room from 1-3 pm. She has become ...
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I'm a step father, I don't have any children of my own, how do I deal with a teen boy that acts extremely feminine?

I have been with my fiancee for a little over 4 years I met her son when he was ten and is now 14 in the beginning I felt in my personal opinion that he was a little bit of a "momma's boy" but I ...
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1 month baby crying since last night

Our baby turned one month yesterday but had been giving us hard time all night. Crying and being unsettling, he fight to drink the milk and mama feed won’t full his tummy unless he is too tired to ...
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How can I protect my ears when the baby cries?

I'm suffering from tinnitus. In my case, this is a constant, high-pitched whine. The volume is insignificant when I'm relaxed in quiet surroundings, but stress and loud noise can instantly increase ...
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What's the best birth control? [closed]

what's the best birth control?
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Is it good or bad to correct a child's spelling online?

I regularly have text and video chats with my 8 year old nephew. Naturally, he doesn't know how to spell every word, so every once in a while he'll misspell something (e.g. "af" = "have" or "supries" ...
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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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How to teach kids that loud voices are nothing to be scared of

If parents are habituated to raising their voice when disagreeing with their partner, in the presence of kids, it appears that the kids are visibly distressed due to this. It is clear that its the ...
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How to minimize covid-19 exposure child visitation with the non-custodial parent?

What practical approaches are recommended or possible to minimize covid-19 exposure during child visitation, weekend visit, with the non-custodial parent? Are there medical or legal guidelines on ...
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2.5 years old wants bottle of water to fall asleep

We just recently potty trained our 2.5 years old son. This didn't take a very long time luckily (about 5-6 days of "incidents" and suddenly no more). The issue now is with night training, because he ...
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How can I help my 6 month old baby learn to sit?

I'm trying to help my baby learn how to sit, as the title suggests. She can roll over and do supportive sitting, but if I try to seat her up on her own she doesn't use her hands to sit in the tripod ...
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How should we handle continuous “baby sit-ups/crunches”?

my child is almost 6 months old and I'm a first-time mom. She isn't able to sit unsupported yet but has been doing what we call "baby sit-ups/crunches" for a few months. I'll describe what I mean by ...
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Teaching an 8 year old that he doesn't always get to dictate exactly how we play?

My nephew is 7 years old and is use to leading the games and make believe we play. He often decides what games we should play and exactly how he wants to play it, down to telling me what I should say ...
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Should I tell my ex that he has a 3 year old son [closed]

I found out I was pregnant when I was 20 and naive. I had been with two men a month apart. When I found out, I thought it was my current boyfriend who was the father. I was blinded by emotions and ...
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Identify this A-B-C children's song in Dutch

My wife remembers the first couple of verses of a children's alphabet song (in Dutch) from her childhood and would like to find the lyrics of the complete song. She remembers singing this at least 22 ...
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Experience with sophrology

I recently stumbled upon a series of children books that teach kids to deal with certain emotions like anger, fear, shyness, envy, or sadness. I'm all about helping my child get a better handle on ...
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Geting your offspring in contact with a Third language

How to stimulate contact with the English language of a child when the only sources are pen, paper and printed material, the parents' native languages are different, and neither of them is English ...
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Is it common that 2 to 3 year old children use articles and plurals incorrectly?

Ok, English is not my first language. My mother tongue is Vietnamese. There are 5 people in my family: my parents, my wife, my son and me. I decided to teach my child bilingually. So, about 6 months ...
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Should we link words when we talk to our 2-3 year old children, For example: her eyes /həraɪz/?

Ok, Linking words is one of the main point in speaking English. For example, "her eyes" /hə-raɪz/ But I am worried that my 2-3 year old child may misidentify the correct pronunciation. For example, ...
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How can we make an 8 year old child learn multiplication instead of having him or her to memorize it?

Instead of having our children to memorize the product of numbers, what is a more rational approach to make them learn to determine them instantly. We have to raise them to be rational and educated ...
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Why does skin dryness occur in newborns and infants and how can we help to prevent it?

I have a one and a half month old baby daughter who is getting a lot of dry skin and dandruff. We have used olive oil to massage her skin and also Johnson's baby lotion but still there is a lot of ...
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How to make my niece stop bothering my son because she is older?

My son is 3 years and 9 months old. I have a problem telling my 5-year-old niece that she is bothering my son. She's always telling him that she has something that he doesn't have, or knows swimming ...
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How would you explain COVID-19 lockdown to a 4 year old?

How would you explain COVID-19 lockdown to a 4 year old given that the lockdown might be in place for months in London?
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Why does my son of 12 yo only talk and behave nonsense in front of me?

Since 8 years old, my son always likes to talk and behave nonsense in front of me. He likes to act cute or like a baby mimicking a cute voice and pretending to be like a baby only to me. To others he ...
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Baby suddenly cries a lot at 3 months

My 3.5 months old baby suddenly cries very hard. A little bit of background: The baby is currently 3.5 months old Her fussy hour started at 1 month and tapered down when 2 months old In the past ...
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Hungry infant always ready to suckle and crying

Our 2.5 months old is too hungry. Drinking on formula milk every 2 or 2;30 hours and in sleep rest of time. He had been making us wake up all night. Teats don’t do any good as he wiggle and make it ...
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Can an infant sense if their mother is pregnant

I have a 7 month son - he has became super clingy to me but gets very fussy with others including his father. Every time I feed him(breastfeeding) he always wants to put his butt in the air and ...
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What are some options for helping my child continue learning while schools are closed?

My children will be home for a few weeks (at least) while schools are closed due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19. What are some good strategies or options for helping them continue to learn while at home?...
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8-year-old refuses to blow his nose

My 8-year-old son constantly has a runny nose. When he sniffles and I hear it, I'll usually ask him to blow his nose. Sometimes he starts arguing and whining as soon as I ask - for some reason he ...
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What are the alternatives for a lactose intolerant baby?

I have a 2 month old granddaughter and she is potentially lactose intolerant (she's been spitting up, has runny stools, a low grade fever, fussy, and the doctor suggested it). She's been on a milk-...
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How to protect my children from abusive mother?

I am looking for some urgent advice with how to proceed. My wife is constantly emotionally and physically abusive to both my 3 and 5-year-old. She belittles both, plays favorites, talks about her ...
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How to be a good listener when problems occured?

I recently have a quarrel with my kid who is about to get in his youths. The arguments happen more and more frequently. So I don't want to spoil the relationship with him. I love my kid. How can I ...
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Is it safe to keep baby in a pram on a cloudy day but with extreme UV?

We live in NZ and nowadays UV index at noon lingers at extreme index of 11-12. However it's quite cloudy day and we cover the pram and position it in a way that the baby wouldn't get direct exposure. ...
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Discrepancies between ultrasound and calculated due date

How could a 4-week discrepancy in due date be explained between calculated due date and the due date a doctor calculates after the first ultrasound? For example, if we received the 12. of November as ...
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My toddler randomly will not swallow their milk

Just a few days back my 16 month old toddler started randomly spitting out (not swallowing) milk that he just put in his mouth. He kind of just lets it dribble down out of his mouth, almost like he ...
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Sleep Regression in almost 3 year old (April)

My toddler has been waking up 2-5 times a night for the past 1.5 months following the birth of our twin girls last December. Each time, he comes into our bedroom and asks us to take him back and sit ...
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Can I harm my infant baby by swinging him too fast? [closed]

A few hours ago I was holding my 8 day son in my arms and swinging him to let him sleep. I noticed it was helping him close his eyes so I did a quite fast swing (for just 1 second) and he almost ...
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How to get 5-year-old to consistently cover mouth when couging?

My 5-year-old son started developing a dry cough yesterday (yay...). He has trouble remembering to cover his mouth when he coughs, despite our reminding him every time he does it, and despite in the ...
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How to ask a child what's wrong, without suggesting things to worry about?

So tonight at bedtime, my child was wanting someone to stay with them (until they fell asleep). We have had a busy few days so maybe they were just wanting some quality time. However I am a little ...
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Communication, Wording, Elaboration, Language Expression

How can a parent that has a severe problem in communication, wording, elaboration and language expession without any problems with the languages in themselves communicate with their offspring so as to ...
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Shrieking crying 6 month old

So, our boy (one half of a set of 6 month old b/g twins) has just recently started his temper tantrums. He used to be pretty mellow - with his sister having some medical issues where she was more ...
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Functional illiteracy, Reading and Listening

How to stimulate one's own offspring to process/hearken to/understand what they read and what they hear in everyday life? What questions to ask so as to test their Cognitive Function and incoming ...
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Can you raise your children bilingually when you only speak English (fluent but not near native) while your wife only speaks another language to them?

Say, you can speak English well or fluently but you are not a near native English speaker. You may occasionally (but not so often) struggle to express your idea in English. But you are good enough to ...
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Are there any studies done on diaper usage from newborn to 2 years?

I found a lot of websites stating different amounts of disposable diaper changes per day for newborn to 2 year old's, but I can't find any reference to research or surveys done to back the numbers. I'...
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What should I do about this gym class?

I'm a mother and I have a daughter in high school. She is taking a gym class that has both boys and girls. The teacher is a woman. Sometimes, they play a classic game called capture the flag. But they ...
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13 y/o step-son wants to be a “furry”

My 13 year old step-son told his mother yesterday that he wants to be a "furry." A couple days ago he decided he wanted to make a cat costume. I just shake my head most of the time when he comes up ...
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Giving an early and right direction to the child with rare disease

Last year my kid (then 2 years old) diagnosed with a rare genetic disease (He is our only child). The disease is progressive and result in kidney failure, hearing loss and eye abnormalities. This is ...
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How do I help my 6 year old daughter behave better at school?

My daughter acts out at school. She hit, kicks, flips over chairs and tables, throws things..sometimes at kids or adults.., screams, etc. We (parents and the school) have been trying different things ...
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Is it required or advised to sterilize bottles?

So we've been sterilizing our bottles with a microwave steam bottle sterilizer. Is this at all required? What risks might exist if we don't bother?
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Feeding a newborn throughout the night without letting him cry

My wife and I have a newborn on the way in a few months, and I was wondering about one aspect of night-feedings. Popular wisdom is that we shouldn't let the baby get to the point that they're crying ...

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