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16 year old twins [closed]

My oldest son's are 16 and sophmore's. I don't know where to begin really. Last year they started off highschool okay but rocky. They missed a lot of school. We ended up removing them and ...
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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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If your parents divorce? [closed]

If a mom and dad divorced, who should I go to, but what if I don't know who started the argument or the reason why their being divorced but all I here is my parents breaking up.
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Having difficulty putting 6 month old to sleep at night

Context/background: My 6 month old usually wakes around 7.30 to 8am in the morning. He then has a morning feed and plays till around 9 to 9.30 before his morning bath, and then has a short morning nap ...
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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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Advice needed about 11year olds

My 11 year old girl started year 7 she struggled with finding friends and fitting in had rumors being said the lot she handled things well and I discreetly let the school know she’s struggling a bit. ...
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Is it atypical for a baby to regress during tummy time? [closed]

My baby just turned 4 months old last week. She was able to lift up her head during tummy time for a few minutes at a time for several weeks until she hit about 3 months old. I figured this was due to ...
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How best for a trans or non-binary person to respond to their 6-year-old cousin asking if I'm a girl or a boy?

I have twin 6-year-old cousins (a boy and a girl) who I usually see about once a week or so, when the locally-resident segment of my family get together for dinner on Friday evenings. Yesterday, when ...
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Long stroller walks [closed]

I like to take my 5 Month old grandson on long walks in his stroller, twice a day for about 2 hours. Is this too long for a baby to sit in a stroller every day? He‘s asleep most of the time.
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Night terrors/ temper tantrums?

My 3 yr old niece is waking up in the middle of the night with screaming fits, screaming "help me", " I hurt", and her body goes rigid and starts trembling and shaking (like a seizure). She will ...
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Two year old son sometimes using female verb endings - grammar issue?

My native language is Russian and this is important in scope of the question: past tense verbs are gender-specific here, for example "I've made..." will be "Я сделал" if you are a boy and "Я сделала" ...
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Age appropriate learning

Is six an appropriate age to teach the importance of seeing things through to the end? My son wants to join karate which is very expensive, I don’t know if he will want to continue when the weather ...
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How do we help 2 yo play independently when we’re busy?

My wife and I have a 2 year old boy. He's very attached to my wife / his mom. He's typically happy to play on his own, as long as we're nearby. But if we go into the kitchen (next room over) to cook, ...
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Why won't my 3-year-old let her mum put her to bed?

My daughter will only let me put her to bed in the evening and not my wife. In fact she will not respond at all until the morning to her, whether its getting up for a pee or a wander or a drink. It ...
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Toddler struggling to adjust to new class in daycare

My 2.4 year old is struggling to adjust to his new daycare class, with him refusing to get into the car, crying when we leave the house, crying hysterically when I walk him to his class, hurting his ...
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Confidence in 4 year old twin

I have twins and one of them has a slight confidence issue in certain social situations. At their 5th birthday party today when they brought the cakes out, she became embarrassed and turned away from ...
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Telling a child you’re not their biological parent

History : my partner has a child with his ex , which is not his biological child but he knew this before birth (as she was already pregnant) . The relationship didn't last long but he stuck by the ...
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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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How old is too old for a mother to allow her son to hold her nipples, “check for milk,” or otherwise soothe on her breast?

My 7 year old son recently told me that he and his mother (we've been separated for a few months) check to see if she is still producing milk every now and then. In an effort not to sound alarmed I ...
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Do you have any experience with testosterone treatment to speed the onset of puberty?

My son turned 14 last fall, but has yet to start puberty. He's always been small for his age, but it's become more pronounced as his friends and classmates hit their growth spurts. His doctors have ...
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Sleep-Training my toddler

I started the Dana Obelman sleep training program and am a bit stuck - the training involves sitting in a chair and every 3?days moving the chair closer to the door until you are finally out of the ...
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Is it normal for the first born to show aggressiveness and jealousy towards a second born?

Our daughter is two and half years old. Today, I was joking with her that her mother was pregnant again with a second child. Then our daughter stood up in front of us and started to make angry sound, ...
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Dealing with other peoples kids who don't know when to stop

Initially my question was, how do I discipline other people's children but I am not sure that is the right question, nor is it something I actually want to do. More over, I need to understand better ...
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Using baby clothes that have been in storage for years

Our first child is now four and our second is due in a month or so. We stored the first baby's clothes so we could reuse them but due to damp in the UK and the clothes having been stored for so long (...
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Why colics in newborns have a tendency to occur at the end of the day

I became a father a few weeks ago and like most parents, my baby suffers from colic every day when the night begins almost like clockwork. I was told by several doctors and nurses (and I have ...
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Making time for yourself

My son has recently developed a habit of ,following around. If I come upstair he will follow, if I go down stair he will follow, and if he is with his uncle the uncle laugh so loud and fanatic that it ...
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Importance of age appropriate stories

My almost 4 year old son has recently shown an interest in Greek mythology. He likes the mythical creatures, heroes, etc. I purchased a book for us to read together (we always read a story before ...
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Is it healthy for children (aged 8-14) to play with toys from for R rated film franchises?

Obligatory: not a parent. I was wandering through Walmart the other day when I came across toys, designed for kids (aged 8-14 is my guess) from the Alien franchise. (Lanard is the company, for those ...
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To have or not to have a second child? [closed]

I am in my early thirties I have a 3-year-old girl. Growing up I always thought I would have two kids but now raising one, I realize how hard it is! I have been recently diagnosed with some hormonal ...
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When should start the writing

I am Burmese. I have a 3 year old baby. There is a dispute among the mothers of our country as to when writing should begin. When is it appropriate to expect that a child learn to write?
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Our 19 year old son sleeps all day

My 19 year old step son lives at home, his father doesn't charge him rent or expect him to do much around the house. He doesn't go to college although all of his friends do and he could if he applied ...
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Activity for engaging two or more children with widely varying ages

Five years may not seem a "wide variation," but one grandchild starts kindergarten next year and the other is in fourth grade. When we're babysitting, I'd like to do something with them that both ...
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Is it ok to let my 3 month old drop her head a few inches during 'tummy time'?

My daughter is 3 months old and has just learned how to roll over a few days ago. She's doing it all day long and is now spending a considerable amount of time on her tummy (a dramatic increase in ...
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If toddlers/preschoolers develop a short temper how can we consciously try to change it?

This may seem similar to At what age does a child's moral compass form?. If a child inherits a short temper from their parents or, if it is innate, can we consciously try to change it? What can ...
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Vitamin A dose for 7 month old

Is there a recommended vitamin A dose for 7 month old babies in some countries? Is it good to have a Vitamin A supplementation at that age? I heard too much vitamin A is not good during pregnancy, but ...
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How can I help my daugther with her fears of imaginary animals

Some time ago, my daughter (5 1/2 y/o) started telling us, that she has "scary thoughts" about animals that frighten her. She's talking about king cobra's, weasels (we have a book about an evil weasel)...
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How to tell my 4-year-old son not to get hyper with his uncle or anyone except parents?

My brother in law is a cocky, arrogant person. The way I see it, my son plays with him and they laugh and play really loud, but suddenly he has change of mood like flicking a switch. As 4-year-olds do ...
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How to teach a 4 year-old-child to handle tantrums?

My 4 year old son only accepts appreciation, he cannot accept "No,Don't..". A few neighbor kids came home to play with my son, he slightly tapped a 2 year old friend in his head, a 12 year girl who ...
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Where to draw the line between joke and lie when 4 year old says little sister did something?

My goddaughter has for some time now jokingly said her younger sister did things that she clearly didn't. At first it was always situations where I clearly witnessed her do something and was myself ...
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How to stop child wandering in neighbor home?

When I take my four year old son into another person's house (such as a relative's home or a neighbor's home), he will wander around, going into other rooms, playing on furniture that he shouldn't ...
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How to get my teenage son's enthusiasm back?

My son turned 13 today but, since he started secondary school (uk), 18 months ago, I have noticed a steady decline in his enthusiasm for...anything really, apart from playing computer games. I am ...
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How to deal with toddler discipline and tantrums

Obviously toddlers have different behaviours so this is not an easy one size fits all question. So I am asking generically as opposed to specifically. Today I had to discipline my toddler for a very ...
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Social Confidence/Intelligence for 7 y/o boy

I have a 7 y/o 2nd grade boy. He’s really talented academically, especially in the reading and writing areas, but he is lacking socially. I’ve noticed it when watching him at classroom events, the t-...
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What to do with a hyperactive/agressive/non-responsive 5 years boy?

My nephew is 5 years old and going to be 6 in about 2 months, he is hyperactive and agressive towards others, also he doesn't seem to understand what his parents or anyone else told him to do or not ...
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How to introduce a trigger word for 'quiet' in the car?

I've been reading a parenting book which has a section about entertaining a toddler in a car. It acknowledges that you sometimes need to concentrate when driving and it has the following suggestion: ...
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Girlfriends Daughter

I recently started dating an on again off again friend of mine back in May. We've been living together in our new house since October. We're both in our mid thirties and have known each other since ...
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How do you teach a child to tie their shoe laces?

What approach can you use to teach a child to tie their shoe laces? What approaches are known, and how long should it take?
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Is it safe to keep baby in a pram on a cloudy day but with extreme UV?

We live in NZ and nowadays UV index at noon lingers at extreme index of 11-12. However it's quite cloudy day and we cover the pram and position it in a way that the baby wouldn't get direct exposure. ...
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How do I explain to a preschooler why I disapprove of negative gender sterotypes in some of the shows she watches

My niece has gotten really into the barbie movies and Disney movies. However, all the old Disney movies often have terrible lessons to teach girls (looks are more important then intelligence, you ...
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How to minimize 4 year old trouble with behaving when dealing with different gaurdians styles

I have a 4 year old goddaughter lives in another state, but I visit her every one to two months and when I visit I am often her primary/only care giver for the days I'm visiting, as her parents take ...

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