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Framework for letting 9yo get access without hard time limits

My 9-year-old is in this situation concerning media: She has limited access to a family PC (restricted account with a time limit of X minutes per day). She uses that for Youtube and Minecraft. She ...
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How do I introduce God to my child?

Myself : Was a staunch religionist. Life lead me to find my version of God which is the omnipresent nature. And for the most part I am inclined to the Buddha's way. Partner : Religious and prays to ...
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Child refuses to accept being wrong

Depending on context, a somewhat to extremely annoying habit my oldest (9 years old) has is refusal to accept that he is wrong about something. For certain situations, our (wife and I) reaction is ...
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How many grams of carbs and sugar should a 1 year old eat?

There is no evidence that low carb\sugar is helpful for toddlers but when is it too much ? Are there any general agreements on daily Carbs and Sugar (each) intake, specifically for a 1 year old ?
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I just learned my 15 year old daughter has come out to her friends - should I say anything to her…OR to my wife?

This past weekend I learned that my 15-year-old recently came out to two of her friends. I learned this in a couple of ways: The two of us just traveled alone for a weekend, and she let me use her ...
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How to protect my child from friend's over protective father?

My 9yo son has a class mate whose father doesn't allow her to socialize with boys. The girl herself, on the other hand, is pretty adamant about being friends with my son, bordering on obsessive. I'd ...
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My 8-month old baby stopped accepting solid food

I introduced soup (with some meat or fish), fruit and baby food to my daughter when she was about 6 months old. It was relatively well accepted for some time. More recently (she is about 8 months now),...
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How to respond to my 11 year old daughter telling me she is not sure if she likes boys or girls

After going through my daughters phone I discovered some pretty serious text messages between her and her best friend, a girl in another state who she has never met. I called her in there to discuss ...
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My son started kindergarten and doesn't like writing his name. How should I think about this?

My son did his first day of kindergarten last Friday. On his first day of school he came home and said, "I had to write my name lots of times on sheets of paper. I didn't like that." My son ...
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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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Praise leads to lying - what should be done?

Situation: A 13-year-old was honest and open with the parents. The parents praised honesty regarding a tricky subject and thanked the child for confiding in them. They agreed with the child that some ...
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How can I get my kindergarten son to be happy to search through his toys

I have a five year old son, and was trying to play with him with a balloon. I asked him to get a book from his box, in order to help him guess what we were going to do, and he declined; he said he ...
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How to encourage 9 year old boy to start learning new skill

I have a 9 year old son. He loves doing things he is good at but is not very open to start trying new things. For ex. he is doing Karate since he was 6 yr old and now he is intermediate level and good ...
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How do I reduce the time my child spends playing computer games?

I want to do a lot of activities with my 8-year old son but he seems to prefer to play computer games (on his DS, his PC or my phone) for most of the time. How can I prevent him from spending too much ...
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What are some strategies for raising a bilingual child?

We are planning on raising our child bi-lingual. The plan is for my husband to only speak English to her and I would only speak Tagalog (a dialect of the Philippines). I have asked my parents to also ...
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Is Video Chatting Bad for Newborns?

I've read that the AAP says that TV is bad for children under 2, but is video chatting (e.g., Skype or Google Hangouts)? My wife & I both have family that is out of state. The grandparents ...
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Does it hurt my baby (developmentally) if she watches while I'm on the computer?

I have a 6 month old who likes to stare at my glowing computer while I code or browse the internet. Most of what I view is text or static web pages, so it's not content I'm worried about her viewing, ...
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14 year old stepson wants to wear boxer shorts

Summary My 14 year old stepson wants to wear boxer shorts. Details At the beginning of the year, I started to do the family laundry to help my husband with the household workload. I discovered ...
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Does banking cord blood provide significant benefits?

I am going to have first child soon and read a lot about cord blood. While childbirth, after child is already cut off then doctor takes some blood from umbilical cord. Companies which are banking this ...
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Helping a child who panics and runs away at the mere mention of 'doctor' [closed]

Little bit of disclosure, I'm a 21-year-old who has no kids, but am a hobbyist writer. I am writing a story with a family and asked this question here because I want to hear from real parents as to ...
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How to help elder sibling speak up for himself

I have 2 boys, a 9 year old and a 7 year old. The elder boy is talkative but totally clueless in describing his feelings. His nature is very adjusting and letting things go comes very naturally to him....
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Can 3 month 50/50% joint custody with summer in a foreign country work?

I have a friend with a two year old who has joint custody with the mother. That has been the arrangement almost from birth; he and the mother were never in a traditional relationship and never lived ...
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Is there a reason American parents choose common words as surnames for their children? [closed]

I've seen many names like "Jason Fruit", "Rebecca Burger", "Sandra Bullock", "George Box", "George Bush", "Taylor Moon", "Gregory House&...
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Too much computer?

My teenager spends hours and hours on the computer doing "programming" "coding" and other web-design stuff. He spends hours on stackoverflow. How should I be monitoring this behavior and should I be ...
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At what age should a child be introduced to the Television?

At what age should a child be introduced to the TV?
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Son's friend asking him to stay off a common friend who this friend is closer to

My son (8 years) is friends with two other kids in the neighborhood, lets call them John and Joe. John has been friends with my son for slightly longer than he has been friends with Joe. However Joe ...
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How many hours of television per day are acceptable for a pre-schooler?

I'm aware that TV should be avoided at all, if possible. However, my daughter likes it and when she watches TV we have the chance of doing some cooking, housekeeping, etc. So, what's an acceptable ...
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How to feed a 2-year-old without using an iPad or TV to distract him? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you feed a picky eater? We try to feed our 24-month-old son the same food for dinner as we are having ourselves. Obviously, we mash or chop it and avoid the strong ...
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Is there any consensus among researchers concerning the effects of watching television and the likes for a child's development?

I've tried to find out whether or not TV-watching is harmful or not for a child's development but haven't really found any good sources. Any tips on studies etc highly appreciated.
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How can I help my child handle peer pressure regarding television?

I feel there is a conflict between these two aspects: Kids talk about current trends, and they talk about what's on television right now. I'm guessing that if a child can't participate in this, he ...
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Should I correct my daughter's pronunciation of ballet terms?

I'm a Hong Konger. I grew up in Montréal, Canada so I speak French, albeit with a perfect Québécois accent (which I'm proud of). I now live in Hong Kong. My daughter was born in Hong Kong and mostly ...
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best way to initiate conversation with five year old son

My son's mother and I have a hard time getting our five year old son to respond to any type of questions. Whether that be about his day, how he's feeling, what he's interested in, when asked directly ...
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Is TV harmful to my infant's development?

My wife and I use our TV to watch shows and streaming movies. Our 2 month old daughter is sometimes drawn to the TV and will turn her head towards it and will 'focus' on it. I know that their eye ...
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Is it reasonable/common for a daycare to show TV shows during the day?

My son is 18-months-old and he is in a daycare room with kids 16-months to 2.5 years. Most days when I pick him up they are watching TV. The shows range from somewhat educational (Dora, Sesame St.) ...
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Is there such a thing as too much machine time?

My 1 year-old toddler is addicted to the Roomba. First thing when I walk in the room, he points to the Roomba and wants me to pull it out. He'll push the button to start it, and will watch it ...
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How to prevent a toddler from hitting/throwing things that could seriously injure others and damage things around the home?

I have a 23 month old toddler who loves to hurl anything that he gets his hands on - either at things or other folks around the house. If not that, he'll treat it as a hammer and go around "...
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What to do about a crawling baby's scuffed knees?

My baby is 7.5 months old and has been crawling since he was about 5.5 months old. First commando and now on knees and hands. The skin on his knee is now worn and rough. I moisturise his knees ...
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Do babies who watch TV start speaking late?

Our baby girl just less than two years old but she can't speak like other babies of the same age. We are not worried about this, but we have a question. My baby girl understand everything, but when ...
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Reducing TV time for toddler?

There are similar Questions around Like this and this But they dont entirely help me.. I'm pursuing Post graduation and my exams are around. My little one is a three year old restless girl who shows ...
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Is it too dangerous for my 2-year-old son to watch YouTube on the iPad for hours?

There are a few questions about the iPad, but I am interested in knowing if such a habit has bad impacts on my son. He watches YouTube for hours and hours. I can't deny that he has learned some good ...
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9 month old watching Telly

My 9 month old daughter seems to have got a great liking for ABC Videos and nursery rhymes from youtube. Lately she has been watching these ABC Videos and rhymes continuously for couple of hrs! She ...
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How much soup is a baby expected to eat?

My baby is 7 months old and tends to resist eating soup and she rarely finishes the whole plate that I prepared for her. I am not sure whether I should insist more than I already do in order to give ...
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What should I call my 10 year old son in terms of “manhood education”?

My son Albert is 10 years old. My wife and I have been calling him sweetie. I guess it is appropriate for my wife to call him that way. I'm his father and I want to develop his manhood. What should I ...
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How to encourage speech of minority language for bilingual child?

Note: I am going to use 3rd person plural pronouns (e.g. "they", "their") when referring to my child as I think gender is not important here. Situation: My wife and I are using the One-parent-one-...
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Is it ok to play a computer game with a 3yo

My 3yo daughter has recently noticed me playing Craft the World, a game which is (mostly) about dwarves working and building their home, with hardly any violence. She wanted to know what it's about, I ...
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Should a 18 month old be allowed to watch any videos online?

My wife and I know the dangers of too much exposure to television and videos for young children, that is why we restrict the amount of time our kids spend watching them. But these days my wife is ...
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What studies exist regarding computer usage and computer game playing that support limiting access?

There is no shortage of questions here that relate to stopping or limiting computer time and game playing. What studies are motivating these concerns? I ask this as someone biased because I spent a ...
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Hyper-modesty in children

you may have seen my other question, but if you have not, I am a hobbyist writer trying to get real parent's responses to questions that have come up about family dynamics in my writing. I am young (...
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Strategies to reduce computer game interest

We have a moderately strict rule about electronics time at the house -- as long as their homework, chores, or other responsibilities are finished, each kid gets to play a computer or video game for an ...
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5yr old Addicted to Mobile Devices - Need Advice!

So it started when he was 2yrs old, we gave him his first bad habit.. eating while watching youtube videos. It worked, he ate well..like a zombie. (Parent Fail #1). Now at 5, he LOVES playing a ...

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