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When should I intervene in conflicts between children?

I have a problem that whenever I want to speak and need to speak giving my advice, idea, or argument my heart race, handshake and mouth dry hence leaving me unable to do it. From my previous post as ...
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What are reasons for setting a teen bedtime

I'd like to set a bed / wake time (or guideline) for my teen. While a part of me would say something like 8:00 a.m. in summer, something like being up by 10:00 is okay with me. But logistically (...
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Should I let a 1 month old to sleep on her belly under surveillance?

My daughter is usually comfortable only when held up, after 30 minutes of leaving her on the crib (with much luck) she starts crying and she never gets fully calm by her own, except when sleeping on ...
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When can the child start using adult cosmetic products?

Child is 2.6 years old. It is winter here and taking the child to bathroom to wash her face with soap is difficult for me as well as her. Water can be warmed but clothes do get wet, hers as well as ...
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What does it mean if my son is better talking to strangers than classmates

My son is five. He calls greetings (quieter than he used to because they don't respond) to strangers on the street and talks animatedly and with children he befriended at the park. However when he ...
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Foreign student required to learn and recite the pledge of allegiance in Kindergarten (U.S)

My daughter started attending kindergarten this year, and her teacher is requesting all the students to learn and recite the pledge of allegiance. I have no problem with the pledge itself, the thing ...
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What to do about 3 1/2 year old who was doing well with potty training and now using her underwear again

Our 3 1/2 year old Granddaughter was progressing pretty well with potty training. Not completely but doing much better, at home and our house. To the extent that she would get up and go to the potty ...
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How to help a pre-schooler overcome sensitivity to social setbacks?

My son (3yrs 9 months) is bright and generally happy, but sensitive and sometimes acutely anxious. The sensitivity worries me a little for the future. If something in a social context doesn't go his ...
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helping a child deal with a parent who lies

I emphasise that this is a prospective question - I am asking about how to prepare for a situation that has not fully arisen yet. My wife is emotionally abusive, and while we are currently in a ...
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My 11 year old son is out of control and no1 can seem to help. What can I do? [closed]

This has been my nightmare since he has been 5 just getting progressively worse. He is 11. I have had the police at my home 3 times in 6 days. He has been to the psych ward twice in a years time. This ...
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Visual stimulation videos for infants - good or bad?

There are many visual stimulation videos on youtube which most infants would love to stare at. Does this help in cognitive development? I have read in some journals that, on the contrary, for ...
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Enocurage or discourage playing video games to 4+ year old son

What precautions should I take to make it so my son does not become a games addict as he grows. I know what I have lost playing games for so many years when I was young. My 4+ year old son (will be ...
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My daughter just turned 13 and confides in me she wants to be a boy [duplicate]

Last week my daughter turned 13. The following day my mom left with my daughter to go babysit my 12 year old niece while her parents are out of town. I didn't see my daughter again until Saturday but ...
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My 13 month old baby refuses to stand

She will stand when it suits her, whilst holding on to the sofa or other furniture, and yesterday she stood without support for about 5 seconds. (She’s also a bloody good climber, she climbs on the ...
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9-year-old received tablet as gift, but he does not have the self-control or maturity to own a tablet

Summary: Upon receiving the tablet, his first course of action was to install a game. For various reasons, I believe that he has proven himself to be irresponsible with such devices, and it would be ...
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Correlation between study time and eyesight problems

Are there studies on the correlation between the time a kid spends on studying which includes reading/writing/doing homework/using computer etc and any eyesight problems they develop?
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How much time is too much time playing educational computer games?

I recently bought an iPad primarily for my 3-year-old daughter. I put nothing on it but educational apps and children's books. No YouTube, no Internet, no (non-educational) games. I've decided to let ...
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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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What age to introduce video games?

Our son of 5 has either only heard of video games from his mates or watched video game videos (of paw patrol and the like). Personally, I haven't played video games for about 20+ years now. The last I ...
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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 is the right bath water temperature for larger babies?

It is known that the optimal temperature for newborns is about the human body temperature, 36-38C. Most adults would find this bath water temperature too warm. However, what is the case in the ...
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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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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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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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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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Why my 4 year old is acting moody

A few years ago I wrote this question, I had moved out for 3 years just to find myself back at the same house again but with different circumstances. My mother in law passed away last year and my wife ...
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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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