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Older sib is emotionally abusive to younger sib. I am looking for effective strategies to prevent and ameliorate this

Emotional blackmail Gaslighting Manipulation Blatant lying* Victim blaming Physical domineering** *By blatant lying, I mean telling a lie that you can't possibly think the other party actually ...
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Wife wants me to get a new job in SoCal area or she will leave me [closed]

Same job, same Midwest suburban house for all 10 years of our marriage, but the last 2 years I have been talking about wanting leave my current job and getting a new job on the West Coast which my ...
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How to stop 2 year old hitting and kicking in car?

Over the last couple months, my two year old has started hitting and kicking my five year old in the car. He doesn't do it out of anger and asking him to stop does nothing. We have 3 children and ...
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3yr old girl not listening to “no” in school

My 3yr old toddler girl has been “helecoptered” until now and is not very independent. Going into school with basic potty training, she started to touch the yucky water when alone in the toilet. ...
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Age Appropriate Chores for 6 Year Old

Looking for a suggestion on age appropriate chores for a 6 year old to help out around the house?
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My son dont understand me what i am talking to him

My son is 20 months old, active child, is bump snuffler. Do say some words. Listen to his name when ever i call him. Do some non verbal communication. But he dont understand what i m talking to him. ...
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How to help son overcome stress over the time limit in first exam?

My son is in the 2nd grade (8 y/o) and at school, he doesn't have any exams at all yet. He passed the first stage of a gifted education project, that would greatly help him if he gets into it. The ...
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How to discourage verbal use of “like” with 4 year-old?

I have a very verbal, articulate 4 year-old son (he's our oldest). I have recently noticed that, after spending a large amount of time with older cousins, he has begun the dreaded use of the word like ...
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Guardianship of a pre-teen who has experienced emotional trauma

My husband and I are petitioning for guardianship over our nephew. His mother (my husband's sister) is not stable. She has issues with mental health and has had problems with addiction for many years. ...
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How do I deal with my college-age son's celebrity crush?

I reveal many details already, and for privacy, I don't want to reveal any more like ages. My son currently attends university in USA. Since Son was 14, he's had huge crush on Tiffany Young, a ...
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How to get my younger sister to listen?

Not a parent but a big sister to an 8yo, I'm about ten years her senior. Mom has left for a month (caring for her parents) and with dad working it's up to me to make sure my sister is doing ok. Every ...
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Child Mumbles When Asking Questions

My sister's kid is 5 years old and I watch him while she's at work. I'm autistic and have auditory processing problems so I can't hear him when he mumbles softly which is all he ever does when he ...
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My kid slops through her chores or takes forever to do it. I've tried everything

My 10-year-old daughter has a problem with doing her chores correctly in a timely manner. For instance, she's famous for taking 3 hours to wash the dishes. She wants to go outside and play or get on ...
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How can we get some free time (on daily basis)?

I'm a working dad of a 3 m/o boy. My wife is on a leave and she will be a 'full time mom' for several more months. The newborn changed our lives to an extent that we don't have free time, at all (yeah,...
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Taking children to the musical Kinky Boots

Our local theater is back live this fall. I have tickets for our family, and want to decide whether it is appropriate for 9 and 13 year old children. What kinds of mature topics does Kinky Boots have? ...
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Child with ODD and ADHD

I honestly am confused about what to do as a parent. I have a 4 year old child with severe ADHD symptoms and ODD and persistent impulse control issues. My child experiences level 10 tantrums multiple ...
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What parenting tips do you have for children going through divorce? [closed]

Looking for sound advice from parents that have recently gone through divorce with children. To have consistency? like same schools? close to friends? same house/room? Professional therapy check ins? ...
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What are constructive ways to teach the value of attitude/tone to a 5 year old?

My five year old son occasionally has abbrassive tones with other parents and friends. It's hard to describe. Things like: "I saaaaaaaaaid I don't want to play on the swings!" (when invited ...
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My younger brother doesn't know when to stop doing something he finds fun even when it's hurting someone else

I have responsibility over my 5 year old brother quite often, enough so that he calls me mom, and I deal with this almost daily and it's extremely frustrating and I don't know what to do, when I ask ...
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Could a three-year-old really have the cognitive abilities to make playable “Mario Maker” levels? [closed]

There is this famous YouTube content creator named James Rolfe. He does the "Angry Video Game Nerd" and other creations as "Cinemassacre". He is about 40. In the last half year or ...
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Kindergartener Throws a Fit When Anyone Else has a Birthday

Every year when it gets close to my birthday, my son starts sulking and saying it's not fair that it's going to be my birthday and not his. (His birthday is 2 weeks after mine.) When it comes to the ...
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Should I take money from my mother for renovations in her house? [closed]

I love my mom and I'm always ready to help her with anything. Now, I'm living with my wife in another house and we have a lot of work, but I'm still ready to make some renovations for my mom, when she ...
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How do you improve the attention span of a child with ADD/ADHD without drugs?

I have a 7 year old child who very likely has ADD and/or ADHD, he can't focus on his own for more than 30-60 seconds. If someone is working directly with him, then they can generally keep him engaged,...
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How can I teach my 5 year old son to understand boundaries?

We're all on the autistic spectrum in our family. I only mention it because we work hard in this family to teach good coping skills without using aba skills that gave us lifelong trauma as children. ...
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How can I talk with my parents about the amount of chores they expect me to do?

Background My boyfriend of almost 5 years and I are living with my parents until we've found a house. We are both 25. I recently dropped out of university, but found a good job in my field. We both ...
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Selling a house post-divorce

I am 22 years old, an only child, and haven't lived with my parents (save for the summer months) since I started college in 2017. I am graduated as of 2020 and I have a stable and well paying job in a ...
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5 year old boy is loud when others are sleeping

My sister lives with us because she's chronically ill and she often can't sleep at night because of her illness. She's often too weak in the mornings to do much when he runs around in her sleeping ...
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3 year old and Monster's Inc

My three-year-old son recently watched Monster's Inc. He enjoyed the movie and laughed at the funny parts but there has been a side-effect of the plot. He's now afraid of doors at night time. He ...
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My 8 y/o kid has problems socialising and said he hates himself

Background My 8 year old boy is having trouble making friends. He has always been a bit different and has never been much of an extrovert. I have never thought of it as a problem, since I've always ...
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How Do I Put This Mattress Cover And Sheet Over This Bassinet Mattress?

My wife and I are about to have our first baby - we've got a large crib in the nursery, and we purchased a bassinet to keep them by our bedside until they're bit enough to sleep on their own. In ...
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Help me with my studies please [closed]

I live in this hopeless country called India. I was born around 2004, so around this time I've finished 11th grade and entering 12th grade. In India, people don't give a damn about your talents other ...
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How can I curb my (and my older brother's) game addiction?

Backstory I live in a family of 7. We are a very tight-knit family, all living under the same roof, and we love each other dearly; but we have very strict rules about a lot of things, the one in this ...
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Is my 10-year-old just playing up or is it a warning sign that self harm is starting?

My 10-year-old daughter is going through a difficult time at the moment thinking that she is overweight and that nobody loves her. She has cut her own fringe off twice and has now got hold of my razor ...
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How does a parent's misophonia impact the child?

Misophonia is hatred of sound. The condition causes the individual to have a reaction of sudden rage and stress and the need to get away from the sound. The sounds vary from individual to individual, ...
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Can powdered formula spoil on very hot days?

During the last few days the temperature where we live has been going up. During the day it is around 40 degrees Centigrade. Will the tub of powdered formula I have been using for my four month old go ...
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How do I get my 3 year old to stop pooping in his pants?

My son is 3 years and 9 months old. He has an amazing personality. In short, he takes the world by his terms. He has been working on potty training for sometime now and I understand there will be ...
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What to do with a hyperactive/agressive/non-responsive 5 years boy?

My nephew is 5 years old and going to be 6 in about 2 months, he is hyperactive and aggressive towards others, also he doesn't seem to understand what his parents or anyone else told him to do or not ...
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Daughter not learning Spanish, not interested

My daughter was born in Spain, and my wife is Spanish (I'm a native English speaker). At my wife's insistence, we only speak English at home. Now, my daughter has been through 3 years of early infant ...
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What are some ways to teach a child how to spit (after brushing their teeth)?

Typically, this is something you don't want out of a child. My 4.5-year-old has been brushing his own teeth for about a year. The problem is that I can't convey to him to spit out the toothpaste. I ...
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How can I convince my son to try to ride without training wheels?

I have a 3.5-year-old son, and now I'm trying to teach him to ride a bicycle. He already can ride a balance bike. Now he's able to pedal quite fast, but only with training wheels. The issue is that he ...
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Kid has strange posture after waking up from a lunch nap

My kid has a really strange habit. Every time she wakes up from a lunch nap, she seems sad. She would sit on the ground with her legs straight, her body bends forward, her arms are straight and ...
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10 year old, extreme fear of vomiting (emetophobia) [closed]

My daughter is increasingly struggling with a fear of vomiting (emetophobia). It started about 3-4 years ago when she vomited for the first time. After that night, she struggled with anxiety around ...
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Baby distressed by one parent [closed]

(Not sure if this should be on the Biology.SE or even the Psychology.SE) Someone I know is currently in the process of getting a divorce, because (or so they tell me) they have a baby who's distressed ...
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Should I have the same bedtime as my sister?

I'm a 13 year old girl and share a room with my 9 year old sister. Our mom always sends us to bed at 8:30pm, although I'm 4 year older. My sister is nagging that she can't sleep alone. 8:30 pm is too ...
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Disposable diapers: smell gets out to plastic bags and the garbage can…why?

We have a small trash bucket next to our changing table and this is where we put used diapers. We usually will flush solids down the toilet before we throw the diaper in the trash can. I've noticed ...
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My 8 year old pees and poops his pants

I am at a loss. My son is almost 8. He was fully potty trained by 2 1/2, but now isn't. I have tried everything; taking away TV, toys, etc. I have even grounded him. I have even tried to be calm and ...
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How can I help my pre-schooler to relax and fall asleep?

Our 5-year-old has trouble going to sleep at night. If we put her to bed at 8, she might not fall asleep until 10 or 11, then sleep in until 9 the next day. She'll lay in bed and try to go to sleep, ...
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Is my mom overly controlling?

I just wanted some help. I’m 18. Lately I have been really confused if my mother is overtly controlling or I’m just a frustrated teen or it is dysfunctional household. I really don’t know where to ...
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3 Year old afraid of toilets

We got our 3½ year old daughter toilet trained about a year ago. While she already showed good bladder control at an earlier age, the main obstacle to overcome was her uneasiness towards toilets, ...
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I've taken all of my 13 year old daughter's possessions, and she's still disrespectful

I've taken everything except for three outfits, a bed cover, and her pillow. What is my next step? I rarely whoop my girls, but my 13 yr old has pushed me 4 times in 3 months to have to spank her! ...

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