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Why will my toddler be aware of having to go smetimes and other time go in her pants? She did well for a month, no it is more miss than hit

I have been trying to train my 2 year old for about 3 months.She tells us mostly after she goes but sometime before. She would tell us in the beginning and did well, now she goes in her pants. Do I ...
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How to manage your child's Google Family Link settings using a web browser [closed]

You're a parent. You use Google Family Link to help provide parental controls on your child's Android devices. (As Google admits, no parental-control software is perfect. Therefore, you also keep ...
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Complete or not complete the child's sentences

My healthy and otherwise no-problems five year old sometimes stops mid-sentence to choose a word. For instance, he just asked me if I like his scooter. But the word scooter eluded him, even though he ...
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How do i tell my daughter her dad isnt really her dad?

This is weighing so heavy right now. I had my daughter with my ex when I was 20. She is 8 now. To make things simple, my ex husband and I married at a young age and our relationship was rocky. ...
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Two year old crying asking to carry him

My two year old crys hard asking to carry him. It used to be after the evening nap. Recently he got the common cold. Me and my wife used to carry him during that time. The fellas got a bit of flem ...
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Kids worry that mom, working overseas, may get COVID and die

I don't want to give too much detail on internet. We're destitute family. My wife works in Brazil for higher pay. Wife and I are 60 years old. Why can't she just fly home? (1) Home is 14 hours flight. ...
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My son was in bed with his friend without any clothes. What should I do? [closed]

I found my son in bed with his best friend (male) naked during a sleepover. I woke up at the middle of the night and went to go see if they were asleep and found them. What should I assume? Should I ...
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Which is better for a toddler - music or podcasts?

My son does school with mom in the morning for 30-60 minutes during which time I take care of our daughter. We go downstairs to not be a distraction. I've been putting podcasts on in the background ...
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How do I cope with no friends, freedom or internet access? [closed]

I'm 15 and living in care. School laptops are my lifeline but many social media websites, even ones like Reddit and Pinterest, are blocked. At home the only things I can do to pass time in my bedroom ...
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Newly developing social anxiety in 7yr old

My question is: What could be causing the new anxious behaviour in my child (described below)? Should I dig for causes beyond changes in social group, social maturity and 'academic' demands? How do I ...
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My baby is so Clinging

My one year old boy baby is so clingy.It’s too stressful.Always he would like to be in kitchen.I tried to divert him in all ways but he always wish to be in kitchen.He is not playing with toys.
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Why do babies prefer the vertex fetal presentation

What predisposes fetuses to orient themselves in the vertex presentation? My doctor explained it with gravity but I am not convinced. The head is the heaviest, fair enough. The gravitational pull ...
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Is baby led weaning failing with my toddler?

We'd started baby led weaning soon after starting purees - when he was 7 months old, and it was going great. We still had purees and mashed foods in his diet, but anything that he could eat on his own,...
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How do I motivate my 6 year old son to practise speech therapy at home?

My six-year-old son needs speech therapy. The diagnosis is firstly a myofunctional disorder with a lack of lip closure, impaired orofacial sensitivity and coordination, non-physiological tongue rest ...
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How to teach a six year old to sleep alone?

When our youngest was born, we didn't have an extra room, and the age gap with his sister and the difference in their sleeping patterns was too big to let them sleep together, so he slept in our room ...
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My 9 year old son has to take a bath and bathe 4 year old step brother, is it ok?

First off we live in the United States and I know this is asked alot with traditions. My son, 9 years old has had to bathe his 4 year old step brother for over a year while taking a bath. I feel ...
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My son is using crack. Should I stop him?

As I was cleaning the garage recently, I unfortunately found a crack pipe inside my 16 year old son's car. When I questioned him about it, he claimed that he didn't use it and that his "crack ...
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My Mom Doesn't Allow Any Screen Time At All!

Recently, my mom changed my entire lifestyle completely in just a week. Exercising for one hour, avoiding snacks. I'm fine with the first two, but the last one is just cruel. I'm not allowed any ...
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How early should you teach children how to code?

At what age should I expose my child to coding in order to see if they like it? Some argue that 5-6 years old is a good age to start coding (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6). I am looking for answers based on ...
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Answering “From what age people feel in love”?

My little one and I have recently setup a weekly fairy tale movie session. She really loves stories where the female character falls in love and lives happily ever after, usually with some kind of ...
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how to let child know parent unable to attend to them at moment without making them feel ignored?

Our daughter is almost 1 years old and is a very well-developed for her stage child. She is now quite attached to her mother, me, and wants to be picked up many times a day. I work part-time 3 days a ...
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how to convey certain objects are off limits to a child under 1?

Our daughter turns one years old next month. She has been developing ahead of schedule in many arenas and is a very expressive and affectionate child. Of late, she is able to reach and grab a variety ...
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Baby distressed by one parent [closed]

(Not sure if this should be on the Biology.SE or even the Psychology.SE) Someone I know is currently in the process of getting a divorce, because (or so they tell me) they have a baby who's distressed ...
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Strange fears in a toddler

Helloall, we are looking for some advice about our 18 month old son. Since a month or so he has started manifesting strange episodes of fear towards some household objects. The first instance was a ...
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Why my daughter thinks that f-word will make her stylish? How to make her good again? [closed]

I have a daughter who is 17 years old, and English is not our mother language but in our country English is the official language and hence being fluent in English is a sign of good education. My ...
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when to start reading books to a child and attempt teaching reading?

Our daughter is 11 months old and raised in a bilingual home. Our goal is to teach her to read in my native language first. To help with this, I bought fridge magnets in my language's alphabet, ...
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Basic discipline away from home

My question is similar to this one: about enforcing some basic and necessary discipline vis-à-vis a toddler, such as getting dressed, going to bed, etc. The answer to the cited question is an ...
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how to prepare 11 month old for birth of sibling?

Our daughter is almost 11 months old. I am pregnant with our second child, who'll be born by the time our first is year and seven months. Is there a way to prepare a child so young for a sibling or to ...
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how and when to establish limits with fussing in a near year old child?

Our daughter is almost a year old. By our and everyone else's who's met her impressions, she is a wonderful and easy baby who is developing ahead of schedule. This morning, when she and I were out, ...
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What do I do as a highschooler with extremely strict parents?

I love my parents very much and I'm extremely grateful for everything they've done for me. Sadly, there's some things that mess with my head. I'm only a freshman in highschool (USA), and I've been ...
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How do I deal with my friend's daughter taking away toys from my son

I am currently watching my friend's daughter during play date with my son for a couple hours a few times a week. I offered to do it for free since they could not find any arrangement. I figured a ...
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Annoying kid at the park

My son is 9. He goes to a neighborhood park where he runs into an older kid (11) every now and then. Let's call this kid J. J is an extremely outgoing kid, who almost lives in the park. He has been ...
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Why should/not a child or teenager report an incident in school to attempt to stop the adverse behavior of another?

Say a student grabs another in an inappropriate way (i.e., lewd or malicious). Should the victim report the incident to a trusted adult? Apparently, many are against reporting lewd deviant behavior ...
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5 year old is very prone to emotional outbursts - especially when he doesn't get his way

My 5 year old son is really kind, smart, he's an excellent communicator, and he's even tough when it comes to bumps and bruises. Overall he's a great kid. However, he really struggles with making ...
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My 12-year old daughter all of a sudden says she's trans [closed]

To give some background, my daughter has always been the proverbial girly-girl. Loved her long hair and styling it different ways, loved playing with makeup, always begging me to let her wear makeup ...
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Where is the latch release on a Graco TurboBooster LX highback car seat?

I ran into this problem and solved it, so this Q&A is here just in case anyone else looked at the manual and was disappointed to discover it doesn't have any guidance on how to do the latch ...
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Should I try promote / discourage certain food preferences in my toddler?

We have a 14 months old toddler at home and are wondering to what extent what she eats now is going to affect her food preferences later in life - and is this something we should actively try to ...
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Appropriate response from a non-parent - young child drawing pictures depicting violence

I am writing to ask what an appropriate (ethical and constructive) response to the following situation would be: A child is a 7 year-old boy The child has been playing with my daughter and has drawn ...
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Why do my 19 month old son refuse to eat solids

My 19 month old son refuses to eat solid food. Every time I have tried giving him finger food, as soon as he puts it in his mouth he will throw it up. The only way I can get my son to eat is to blend ...
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How can I protect my children from a pedophile uncle?

Summary: I'm a father of two. My son is 11 years old, and my daugther is 4 years old. My wife's younger brother (I'm gonna call him "Uncle" from now on) is a pedophile. I have asked for ...
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What's a good approach to a kid who behaves rudely in home

I'm not a parent myself but it is regarding my younger sibling and I don't know where to go with this situation. My younger brother is 20 years old and in his final year of college, currently ...
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How and when do we start teaching our toddler the difference between rules at our house and others'?

We have a 13 month old son who's pretty receptive of directions given to him. That's also partly because we don't have a lot of directions to give or "no"s to say in our own house. Anything ...
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I want my son to tuck in his school uniform shirt, but he does not want to. What can I do to get him to always tuck it in?

My son is 14 years old, and I want him to start learning to dress appropriately. When I told him to tuck in his school uniform shirt, he didn’t listen. I tried explaining it to him but he still wouldn'...
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Will “positive parenting” techniques work with my children?

I have two children (age 8 & 6). Both are very strong-willed. The stress of the pandemic and remote learning have taken their toll and caused their behaviors to escalate. They are now more ...
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Introducing new baby to your toddler

I am expecting my second baby in the next few weeks. My daughter is just under two years old. What are some ways to support her and prepare her for this new chapter in our lives?
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How do you teach a child who doesn't respond to positive or negative reinforcement?

I've got two kids, 8 and 17, and they both struggle to learn from their mistakes, making the same mistakes again and again and again, despite the consequences. For example, they're both huge ...
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How do I deal with suffocating parents?

I'm 13 years old. Ever since I was 10, I've noticed that my parents treat me like little kid. I'm not allowed to pick my own clothing, because I'd rather wear suits than dresses. I'm not allowed to ...
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My daughter pretends to be in an emergency. Do I have to help?

For the sake of argument, let's assume I'm a father. I have a daughter that calls me and says she's in danger. When I arrive, it turns out she has never been in danger and just wants a ride home (or ...
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Is there a downside to gender neutral upbringing?

There is a general dichotomy in the Western society about boys and girls - what they should wear, what should excite them, colour of their clothes, studies, etc. Growing from India, I have not faced ...
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Is it harmful to try too much on a toddler?

My friend's daughter is 2.5 years old. From the time she was one, my friend has been actively helping the kid learn new stuff. He is an overenthusiastic person, besides Covid lockdown has helped him ...

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