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9 year old growth spurt but never hungry

The sedentarism imposed by COVID-19 restrictions has reduced (a lot) my nine-year-old's physical activity. That explains, to me, why his appetite has been reduced a lot over the last few months. ...
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Bike rear seat for > 22kg special needs child

Following this comment https://bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/50645/max-weight-of-child-for-rear-bike-seats-why-is-it-always-seemingly-22kg/51534?noredirect=1#comment159389_51534 I've been ...
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Feel like I’m failing my 11 year old daughter

I am a mom to a beautiful and intelligent 11 year old daughter and I feel like I am failing her as a mother. She has been incredibly moody and temperamental for the last few months and I try and talk ...
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Why is my toddler protesting sleep with me and not my partner?

My 21 month old has had a very regular bed time routine for a long time now: dinner > bath > read books > sing a song > lay down in crib (awake) > say goodnight, love you, and leave the ...
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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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Help and advice needed for 15 month old that doesn't chew properly

My son is 16 months. He eats everything we put in front of him and is not fussy at all. He took to weaning amazingly - its me that is struggling big time. I struggle with anxiety and one of my main ...
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What can I include in the bedtime routine for an active 6 month old?

My baby's routine used to be a warm bath, book, massage, holding him while gently walking around (the only thing that actually calms him), and then rocking with him till he's drowsy. It used to take ...
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Pen-pal’ing in 21st century [closed]

Last night, my friend and I had the idea of setting up his daughter and mine as pen pals. He lives in Calgary, Canada, I live in Hong Kong. His daughter is 7, mine is 9; they have never met. Is pen-...
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4 year old son talking so loud to me and familiar will he decrease his tone later?

4 -year-old speaks to me and my family members too loudly.When he is travelling with me also he speaks loudly he never minds about others.But in school or when any unknown people to him asks some ...
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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 to get 16 months baby to drink milk again

Our son was breastfed until around 6 months and then was put on formula milk. He used to drink well until about 11 months when he started drinking less and less milk, and stopped completely about 3 ...
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What can I do to encourage children I mentor to be tolerant of other's differences if parents don't want an open discussion about it?

I believe strongly In encouraging children to be open and respectful of everyone regardless of their differences, That everyone should be loved regardless of their race, gender, sexuality, religion, ...
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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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Is placing my child in the same class as a close cousin a bad idea?

My son is going to be starting preschool this Fall. He has a first cousin close in age that's going to be attending the same school. Is it a bad idea for close cousins to be in the same class? Does ...
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How to keep away suicidal thoughts from my 15-year-old son who says “life is meaningless” after his friend's suicide?

Following a friend's suicide, our 15-year-old son is having an extremely hard time, experiencing suicidal thoughts and visible depression. And while he is very sad and shocked at losing his friend, ...
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How to stop a 1-year-old from biting?

I have an adorable, sweet, funny 1-year-old who has developed a bad habit of biting. He usually only bites when he's frustrated, for example: another 1-year-old child I nanny for, cries unless he's ...
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Exercising visual spatial intelligence using interactive storytelling

What is the best way to exercise visual spatial intelligence for my 8 year old in regards to interactive story telling? I currently have her describe the surrounding environment she envisions in as ...
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Is it normal for a 3-year-old to always lay down when playing?

I have a 3-year-old grandson. It doesn't matter where he is, ice cold tile floor or on his bed, he lays down to play. I've read that in some children this can be a sign of a learning/sensory ...
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Why is that parents love their child and hate the crimes they committed? [closed]

I understand parents love their child. When their child commits a crime, shouldn't they disown their child or cut them out of their lives.
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Advice on potty training a stubborn 6 year old

I was wondering if anybody would have any advice on how to get my 6 year old daughter to start potty training. I have tried in the past when she was younger but she would refuse to the toilet and ...
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My 4 yr old all of the sudden started clinging to me and throwing tantrums by morning drop-off. Any advice?

My 4 yr old has always been going to daycare happily ever since, and I don't remember ever having problems with him during drop-off. Now during lockdown we were home together for two months! Daycare ...
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2 year old reverted to pee on floor

When our daughter was 2 years 1 month old she started asking to go to the toilet (she used to remove the diaper by herself and tell us she wants to go). Up until now she did very well - very few ...
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My 13 year old daughter says she wants to be a boy. This is out of character for her. Is this a phase?

My daughter, 13, has said she wants to be a boy. A little background: we moved to a new state a year and a half ago. In her new school, she felt isolated among her peers until she met a girl in art, ...
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How to encourage video chatting with family?

During this social distancing and lockdown situation, we have all been going through, we haven't been able to connect with loved ones which has been hard. It's been especially rough for my parents ...
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Traveling with Toddler- during covid tips

My husband and I are planning on flying to another state for the summer with our toddler. I received really good advice on face masks for my daughter and the airline put in some guidelines that appear ...
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Toddler playing in room instead of sleeping

I have two years' nine-month year old who we recently daytime potty trained. Ever since he’s been climbing out of the crib to turn on the light and play with books, toys, or blankets in his room for ...
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What age do you stop reading bedtime stories?

I don't mind reading Cat in the Hat, but my 1st Grader still wants books to be read as part of the night time ritual, even though she reads them fine herself. But Ready Freddy is no fun to read out ...
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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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Small item for a grandparent to send via mail

My father-in-law enjoys sending small notes to my 5 year old son as a means of maintaining their connection. A few months ago he started sending one or two sheets of stickers as part of each envelope. ...
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Educational collectible cards

I am looking for educational collectible cards. That is, physically similar to baseball cards but consisting of educational content such as famous cultural figures or bite-sized scientific phenomenon, ...
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How can I help my 7 year old overcome his fear of playground equipment?

My 7 year old seems to be afraid of a lot of playground equipment. It's not the height so much as I believe that he's afraid of falling and getting hurt. (He'll climb up tall stairs and go down tall ...
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Would enrolling a 5-year-old in pre-school be okay or slow down his development?

I have a 5-year-old and we're in the USA. He had been to preschool when he was 3.5 years old for 1.5 years. Now at 5 years 4 months, he is able to read the sentences, write words, do almost 2nd ...
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How can a long distance parent boost an eight year old's confidence (custodial partner uncooperative/negative?)

I'm a long distance father to an eight year old daughter and a four year old son, whom I see on average most weekends. My daughter has periodically lost her sense of confidence, and recently has ...
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Toddler's inner conflict with himself

Our son is 2.5 years old. At this age I expected him to start disagreeing with his mother and me, but although he does, occasionally, he seems to be disagreeing with himself more. Especially when he ...
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How should parents handle dominant behaviour of toddler towards other children?

My daugther is almost 17 month old which is our first child and she is not in kindergarten yet (starts in two month). Whenever we go with her on a playground or meet her neighboring friend (same age) ...
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How do my husband and I get over our fear of having another difficult baby?

We are first time parents. Our daughter is 16 months old and we've had a really rough time since she was born. We had no idea what we were in for. It really has just been a combination of difficult ...
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Pacifier use for very mouthy baby [duplicate]

My 9 month old baby is pretty much addicted to his pacifier, and I kind of worry about if I should set some limits to pacifier use - like, he is starting to say a couple of recognizable words, but isn'...
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toddler starting to wake up cranky

My almost 3-year-old still naps once a day for about 1-2 hours. Lately, over the past week or so, she's been waking up crying and super needy. Nothing has really changed within her nap routine, she ...
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What can I as a teenager do about my insanely strict parents?

Before I start this, I just want to let everyone know that even though my parents can be completely clueless about parenting at times, I still love them very much, so don't go commenting that I'm "...
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My younger brother doesn't want to do anything or leave his room

I am a 22 year old male and I have a younger brother 20 years old. I come from a patriarchal family in which my mother has always been a house wife. Though we have been a happy family until my father ...
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Cot mattress size

I need to get a mattress for a cot. Mattresses seem to come in two sizes: 60 x 120cm and 70 x 140cm. According to various advice, the 70cm is for a cot bed and 60 for a cot. I've measured the inside ...
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Potty Training while on vacation- Help

My almost 3-year-old has done a complete 180 since my last potty training question 2 weeks ago. We decided to try the barebum method where she's nude, then commando, then with underwear over the ...
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List of emotions to teach

Is there a list of emotions with an age range that is appropriate to teach kids? I would like to put the list on the fridge so that we (the parents) are reminded to use these words.
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Child hates face masks

Now that places are starting to open up a bit more in my state, I am trying to figure out what’s the best way to protect my almost 3 year old when we have to go out in public. Some things to consider: ...
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Why does my 16 month old daughter cry when we imitate animal sounds?

My daughter is a very curious, interested, and active young girl. She loves animals whether they're in a picture book or real life. She goes nuts when she sees them or hears them (in real life). Some ...
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1 year old baby won't sleep when overtired and cries a lot

My 15 month old daughter goes to sleep keeping herself latched to mother's feed. When she was a newborn, she used to sleep on a crib, but she has made her habit of going to sleep with milk latched ...
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How can we get our newborn to sleep at night as soundly as he does in the day?

We've just had a new arrival- a little boy, now 7 days old. During the day he sleeps like a dream. As I write this, he has been asleep for around 4 hours without really stirring at all. The only ...
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Does sleep-talk with toddlers work?

Is there any scientific research that proves sleep-talk (reading affirmations to a child when the child sleeps) works? The promoters such as these https://gouldingprocess.com/ already say it does, ...
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How to entertain (or keep in bed) a 5-year-old who gets up at 5am?

We have two girls: Elise, who is 2 and is decidedly an evening person: running and bouncing and laughing and playing until 7 or 8 PM if she can get away with it (which she can't, we want her in bed ...

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