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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I help a person i know grow up?

Someone I know who is 16 but can’t read or write properly and is failing in school. Appears to have difficulty making conversations. Exhibit child-like characteristics; cries when being yelled at or ...
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Which education systems in the world focus on understanding the essence of concepts, rather than just doing a lot of homework?

I am currently living in Vietnam. In my opinion, the Vietnamese education system focuses too much on doing homework (sometimes exercises are very difficult), and it doesn't focus on helping children ...
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2 year old son refuses to go down onto the floor after seeing a bug

My son is 2. Until recently, he had no problem walking around in the house as a child of that age normally would. However, recently he jumps up into our arms as soon as we come into the house and ...
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Newborn accidentally rolling into side — what are the risks and options?

Our 5-day old baby apparently has some very strong legs. We have witnessed him kick himself out of a swaddle that was pretty darn tight We have seen him kick himself onto his side. This has happened ...
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How to re waterproof cloth diapers?

We have a number of Cloth Diapers (Mama Koala if it matters) that have worked great, but recently, some of them are beginning to leak through the fabric. How can I safely (to my toddler) re apply ...
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How to make my 11-year-old boy more responsible?

My 11-year-old boy seems irresponsible. I understand that he is still young, but I would like to have some advice on how I need to deal with him when he makes a mistake. For example, he damaged his ...
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How to get husband to clean his daughter's room? [closed]

my husband's 17 yr old daughter (who is not my daughter nor have I raised her--we have been together 4 yrs) has very crippling mental health issues. One of her issues is compulsive hoarding and ...
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How to prepare for a holiday with manipulative grandparents?

I’m trying to work out the best course of action here. Backstory: My father-in-law was, at one time, violent abusive and manipulative. My wife now keeps an arms-reach relationship with him on the ...
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2-year-old needs bread to go to sleep

We seemed to have fallen into a sleep routine where my two-year-old will not go to sleep without bread. He will ask for it, and basically goes to sleep sucking it, (he starts by eating it, but there ...
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How to teach a toddler to identify colors correctly?

Perhaps I am rushing a bit but I'd rather ask and get feedback rather than just let it slide. I've recently been working on teaching colors to my 2 year old daughter. She can say the common colors if ...
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Should I rinse cloth wipes once baby starts solids?

Once a baby starts solids, do I now need to rinse the cloth wipes? Before solids, it was only breastfed poop and the cloth wipe could just be tossed in the diaper pail. Can I still just toss it in and ...
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How to explain to 4 yrs old hand washing is important?

My daughter often refuses on principle to wash hands esp. after coming home No conversation seems to be possible. What to do? Maybe there is some child series about hygiene, deceases, bacteria etc.?...
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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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Moving across the country is it better to fly baby or drive?

I am due with my first in March. My husband and I are planning to move from Arizona to Florida this June. We are at a crossroads on wether to drive as a family or have me and baby fly while he drives ...
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Is it cruel to deny laughing gas for a teen getting a tooth filled?

My 13 yr old daughter has a cavity. They plan on giving local anesthesia, with an option for laughing gas. When I had teeth filled, I never recall getting laughing gas. I'd like for her to learn ...
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How do I make sure I don't mix up identical twin newborns?

I think all babies look alike, even when they are not identical. I need to come up with a strategy over the next few months.
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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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DNA Testing on 10 year old

I have three kids. For the last 10 years, my two oldest have had a good relationship with their grandparents and father's family. This past weekend, an ex-boyfriend and I met up for drinks to catch ...
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How to deal with parents that enforce a curfew on an adult

So my parents, especially my mother, feel the need to control many aspects of my life because "I'm not responsible", which is at least partially true. Completely ignoring the fact that I'm never going ...
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How to deal with overly talkative 6yo?

My son is 6 and can often "talk too much". He could talk for hours if nobody stopped him. This is mainly with adults, because they stick around out of politeness. His peers usually just walk away when ...

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