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How to handle a bully in the neighborhood?

Sorry about the long post, but I need to rant. I have a 9 year old son who loves to socialize, so we were regularly hanging out at the park pre covid days. With the current situation, we have taken a ...
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To what extent can parenting affect a child's future intelligence level?

This is a follow up on What can I do to a 6-month-old child so she ends up smart and has a high IQ?. A comment left by @chasly mentions that: High IQ is not something that can be trained. You can ...
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5 year old touches him lips often is it normal or 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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Is my son uncle making him moody whilst its hurting our marriage?

My wife's brothers live with us, some of them know where boundaries are and some are always telling my wife what to do with kids and intervening. It has been annoying for me because it seems they are ...
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How to reduce screentime habit while eating food for children?

My son is 3.5yo and is very healthy and active. And we do have screentime limits setup on ipad. Right now there is a mealtime association with ipad screentime and it has become a habit. How can i ...
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Should I show my six month old educational videos?

My baby look excited when watching videos about addition and subtraction. I wonder if I should show video on counting first, then addition, and subtraction. Should I show him educational videos, like ...
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How do I help my parents not have a divorce [duplicate]

Hi I am under 12 years of age and I found out lately that my mom and dad want a divorce what do I do? I want to stop it but I don’t know how.
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Are forward rolls dangerous for young children?

My 2.5 year old is fascinated by forward rolls and attempts to do them on the floor and on the bed. He is not afraid of hurting himself, he also dives head first into the bed and such. I worry about ...
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Teacher asking my 5 year old daughter to take a boy student to toilet

My daughter is in year 1 in the UK. She was asked by her teacher to help a boy of her class go to the boys' toilet and get back. What should I be aware of in such cases? I am not sure what were the ...
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How strict can my parents be about my studying?

I chose to study medicine; but the main reason for this choice are my parents, as they don’t believe that I can be successful in other fields. But even getting into medical school requires me to study ...
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Teenage son talks to self

My son talks to himself, often in the shower, and stops when I'm aware of it. He is 17, and in a demanding program in college. He is elite, he is on the rowing team and the debate club. He doesn't ...
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Is it good practice to wake a child up at night to use the potty?

I couldn't find a question that fits this particular scenario. My 3 year old can use the potty during daytime. Occasionally he needs a reminder, but he is generally quite good at it. During the night ...
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4 Year Old hurts my Dog

I am the mum's boyfriend and I have been in the little boys life for about 2 years. We have a good bond, although I don't live with them and see them 2 weeks every 4. My ex and I had a dog before we ...
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Can I contact the SSA to get my baby's SSN before the card arrives to apply for insurance ahead of time?

I had a newborn last month and we applied for the SSN with the birth paperwork, but have yet to receive a card. Our State (PA) has a 2 week paperwork time based on the SSA website and then SSA has 2 ...
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5 year old didn’t wanted his mother to touch [closed]

Today I was shocked and angered at my almost 5 old son when he started crying when his mom was tickling him while she was lying on floor and he was standing next to her. Our son said I don’t like it. ...
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How to stop a toddler (seventeen months old) from hitting and pushing the TV?

We have a pretty standard living room set up with a TV sitting on a not-that-high cabinet which is easily in reach of our seventeen month old. Our apartment is very small and for that reason we're not ...
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How to wean 19 month old off an early morning bottle feed?

My 19 month old is given a bottle twice a day. Once in the evening to get to sleep which is fine. The second bottle is given to her about 60/90 minutes before she finally gets up. She tends to wake up ...
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3 year old sleep regression

I have a nearly 3 year old daughter who has always slept in her own bed, and has always previously been able to just read and book and then shut the door and leave her to fall asleep by herself. I ...
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How Do I Stop My Two Kids from Fighting? [closed]

My kids are fighting with each other for no reasons. They are twins (4 year old). Sometime they get too serious. Punishment is not the way I really like. Please share some cool ideas.
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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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Toddler bouncing off the walls, hardly sleeps

Our toddler (27 months) has been having trouble sleeping lately. He will fall asleep at 9 or 10PM, wakes up at ~6AM, and he takes a ~2 hours nap during the day). While you would think he would be ...
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If a newborn was born Oct 31 st then how would you know how many months their turning if some of the months don't go up to 31 days? [closed]

Give me information and why you chose what you said as your answer please .
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How can I make learning English fun for a teenager?

While my 14 years old sister goes to school, the courses doesn't help her much to learn English. They are mainly focused on reading and at the end of day, the students really have trouble in writing, ...
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Is this normal behavior for a kindergarten teacher?

I just had my son's kindergarten teacher tell me that 'the way you are raising him is making my job harder'. I was offended by this but don't have much experience with teachers and don't know if I am ...
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Should a parent delete a teen's social media account if it was handled badly?

My 15 year old daughter has created accounts with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr and Wattpad, all without my knowledge, six months ago or more. After discovering her using a laptop in bed at 4am, ...
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Should a teenager coming out of quarantine be held responsible to clean up after themself?

My almost 15 year old son recently had to spend 10 days in the basement, due to a member of his school testing positive for COVID-19 (he tested negative). During that time he had the run of the whole ...
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How handle child delaying going to the toilet

My son is 5. He goes to kindergarten and its toilet time and he is the showoff. He was toilet trained but now delays going to the toilet for play or tv watching. He once said monster are there so I ...
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Explaining to a child the issues of inappropriate content and helping them pick cleaner games? Comforting a child after having to take away an Item?

My child got a video game from a friend's parent as a "gift". I didn't know what was in the game until we turned it on. For the first few minutes the game looked ok but later got dirty ...
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Will babies who start walking early, start talking late?

Our baby girl is 550 days old (~18 months), but can't speak like another baby girl that is 400 days old (~13 months). We are worried about this. My baby girl understands anything, but when she wants ...
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Is 3 years old too late to start learning a 2nd language natively?

I'm English and my wife is Portuguese and we are living in Portugal. I'm bilingual in Portuguese and my wife and I have always spoken Portuguese together. When my son was born, I found it somewhat ...
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My 13-year-old daughter is talking to a 20-year old girl on the internet. Is this normal?

She’s not very open so I have no idea whether their conversations are age-appropriate. She is a really intelligent and responsible kid, and she's definitely smart enough not to give out any personal ...
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When should I intervene in conflicts between my children and other relatives?

I have a problem that whenever I want to speak and need to speak giving my advice, idea, or argument my heart races, hands shake and I get dry mouth hence leaving me unable to do it. Currently, our ...
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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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I'm doing work that should get me some money, but my parents don't pay me for the work I do and I don't like that. How should I deal with this?

First a short history lesson: When I was born, my parents built a house in Georgia. For some reason they decided to move, and I don't remember the house at all. Fast-forward a few years, we're living ...
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Using food to make son do chores

I have 2 sons (both 15+), one of them always does his own dishes after meal and the other one don't. Alot of time I come home with a mess in the sink from him. I was thinking of anytime I go out to ...
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Hi, I'm 14 and I want to tell my story about my abusive parents [closed]

I don't know what to do anymore because domestic violence is an everyday problem for me. I really wish I could just make it stop, or explain to them how I feel. But I know they wouldn't because my ...
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First “sounds” based on parents native language?

Now, our second child starts making noises (he is 5 month old), I realized, that these sounds are very similar to the sounds our daughter made, when she was in that age. The sounds are something like &...
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As a parent, what do I need to do when my adult child leaves home?

My firstborn will leave home soon and is off to study at a university a few hours away from home. Being a first, this is quite a new situation for me. What we (mostly she herself) have done so far is: ...
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How to figure out why parents are so strict about Internet access?

My parents are extremely strict about my use of the Internet. I'm only allowed to use it on a specific PC in wide view of everyone in the house. However, this PC does not have it's logging facilities ...
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Supporting kid in innovation

My 5-year old son likes doing his side work apart from the usual homework. I am trying to understand what's more interested in or good at, so I can support him with tools and apps. In recent weeks, ...
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Should I teach my kid how to lie?

My hypothesis is this: If a kid (aged about 12 or older) knows how to be a good liar, and how to spot other (good) liars will actually be more honest, or at least be able to be in relationships of ...
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How to teach 5 year old to express emotion verbally?

My 5-year-old son just cries when frustrated and throws his toy if angry. He is expressing his emotions only by actions, not by words. If he enjoys a movie he laughs in a loud tone. If he couldn't ...
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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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Any resources for primary schoolers online? [closed]

I have a 7-year-old and I am afraid the schools are going to be closed soon so I am looking for online resources to use and keep him entertained. Have you got any suggestions for me?
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Does 3 year old miss mother who left 20 months ago from his lfe

My now 3-year old grandson's mother left the family home when he was 18 months old and has visited him at his home for a couple hours about every 6 weeks or so. She doesn't show much interest in the ...
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Should I allow my children's father to see his kids?

So my children's father loves his kids, he asks to see them. He was always really good with the kids when we were together. Here's the issue: we broke up 3 years ago, and since then he has been to ...
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My 5 year old Autistic son is very mean to me when his mother is around

I don't understand why all day while she is at work or out there aren't any issues. We go on walks, to parks, play with toys, the day is focused on him. I understand that she is the favorite parent, ...
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Sudden onset of multiple tantrums a day in toddler

My two year old son has recently started with constant, unrelenting contrary/oppositional behavior and tantrums. I realize that saying "no" and tantrums are basically the traditional ...
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6YO over-reacts to minor problems

Most of the time my 6YO daughter is quite happy and fully of energy. However when minor problems occur she over-reacts. i.e. falls down on the floor with her head in her hands and wails and cries. She'...
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I like to make things but my family won't stop poking fun at me, how to ignore or stop?

Not entirely sure if this question should go on this SE site since I'm not the adult in this situation, but I don't really know where else to ask it. I like to make stuff. Pointless little things that ...

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