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Fear of DAD and leaving [closed]

I'm 26 years but i still stay with my Dad because in a typical african home its a taboo for a lady to leave her fathers and live alone. They see it as her being wayward and she will not have chances ...
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How old should a child be to sleep in top bunk?

So I've recently had a second child. For now, he's in a co-sleeper and my daughter (3,5 years old) is in a toddler bed (big cot with bars removed). I'm considering buying a bunk bed for when I ...
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Experience with sophrology

I recently stumbled upon a series of children books that teach kids to deal with certain emotions like anger, fear, shyness, envy, or sadness. I'm all about helping my child get a better handle on ...
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Kid genius help

I am the legal guardian of a kid, after his/her parents were found incapable of taking care of him. Okay from day 1, I saw that he/she couldnt make any friends and knew things normall a 6 year old ...
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4-year-old screaming at every occasion

We are a family of four, my wife currently attends teacher education which in relatively time consuming. Our two sons of 6 and 4-1/2 years are at the kindergarten in the morning and I care for them ...
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Baby's head always turned to one side: should I do anything?

My 7 weeks old baby always looks to one side. He always looks to his right, irrelevant of whether he's on his back or front. When he does look to the other side it looks like he's make an effort and ...
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highly intellegent 11 year old male grandson thinks its ok to spend mothers money without asking permission

In a nutshell my very booksmart 11 yr old grandson, since he was about 8 yrs old, thinks it's not a big deal for him to spend his mother's hard earned money without asking for it first,oh, he's an ...
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How to solve daycare crying situation after long vacation

We took a 5 week long hiatus from daycare / kindergarten, and after returning out son absolutely doesn't want to go there. Before we left he loved going there, there was never any crying and he was ...
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What is the practical upper limit on reading to your child?

I'm aware of the benefits of reading to your kids, the more the better, especially in the early years when they're developing their language skills What I'm curious about, however, is how much is ...
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When do pre-schoolers learn how to paint a copy of a basic shape they are seeing?

My 4 year-old daughter is starting to learn how to write some letters and tries to write her name. She does some mirror writing, so a letter like L will look as _|. In any case, today we did some ...
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Sudden onset of multiple tantrums a day in toddler

My two year old son has recently started with constant, unrelenting contrary/oppositional behavior and tantrums. I realize that saying "no" and tantrums are basically the traditional hallmarks of two ...
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How can I convince my child to write?

Recently my child(3.5 Years old) has joined a pre-school class. A couple of months passed and he participated in all types of activities and events. He has also learned oral words. Sometimes feel he ...
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Is there anything I need to know about my son's uncircumcised penis?

My son is very young, so this information is for the future. I'm a circumcised male, I know pretty well how everything works down there. Is there any information that should be given to ...
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How do I get my 3 year old son to wear his prescription glasses?

I've heard, read and attempted all the most common and obvious solutions to getting your young child to wear their glasses. All of which resulted in failure. My son is 3 and it's his first pair of ...
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Mental effect of playing games and watching videos on mobile phones [duplicate]

My 3 years old kid plays games and visits YouTube for kids app on the mobile phone frequently. After some time some effort must be made to remove it from her. It seems like she is addicted to the ...
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Does toddler keep hands around private parts?

My son is turning 3 years old and lately I been noticing he is playing/holding his penis, which I am really concerned about. His hand just wonders off to his willy, I have asked him what's wrong but ...
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How to remove phlegm from baby/toddler?

My child (currently 9 months old) has gotten his fair share of colds so far, and I expect more to come. Sometimes, he coughs and I can hear the phlegm come up in his throat. Aside from the fact that ...
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Fundraising ideas for a 10-year old [closed]

A 10-year old boy is making several trips this year and wants to help his parents with expenses, and I want to help him with that. He's already selling raffle tickets for each, which go into a ...
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5 year old loved wildlife documentary but was very upset by dead animals

I sat down with my 5 year old son to watch a wildlife documentary. Normaly he is interested in cars and trucks so I thought I'd try something different. I picked the latest BBC David Attenborough ...
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Can I “read” from English books to my infant, but use words from my native language?

Background : We're an already bilingual household without English. We don't plan on introducing English at home, since our child will pick it up from daycare, school and other places outside the house....
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Toddler aggressively pulling at genitals leaving scratches and red marks [closed]

I understand it is common for children of this age to explore but my son the moment he is diaper free will grab his genitals and pull on his scrotum so hard and several times to the points he has ...
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Need some help with naming my yet to come baby [closed]

I wish to keep only First Name & Last Name, so what can I keep my child's last name? My name is Tinu Thomas Mathew (First - Middle - Last). Here, Thomas is my Father's name and Mathew is my ...
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Why does my baby (3 months) touch his head?

Our son's go to position - when sleeping or relaxing - is to stick both hands behind his head, touching the top of his head and resting his head on his hands. He does this more often when lying in his ...
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Potty now means playtime for my 3 year old son

My wife and I have been trying to potty train my son for a few months now to no avail. He did a lot better when we first started training him, and now it seems his progress has gone backwards. Let me ...
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Kid has strange posture after waking up from a lunch nap

My kid has a really strange habit. Every time she wakes up from a lunch nap, she seems sad. She would sit on the ground with her legs straight, her body bends forward, her arms are straight and cross ...
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How do I make my 10 year old son try new things? [closed]

I have a 10-year-old son, who has a "fixed" way of doing things. He will always insist on sitting at the same place on the Sofa, always have the same Chocolate ice-cream, always want to be the first ...
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#2 potty delayed delayed; how to train the 4-yo and how to deal with pre-school?

This may be related to this question, but I'd like a bit more advise on how to deal with delayed #2 training and pre-school. Our son just turned 4, and he seems unable to recognize that he needs to ...
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Premature - Almost 2yr girl (crying and whining during sleep)

My preemie (3 months early) girl is almost 2yrs old now. She's tiny compared to her older sister who was 3 months past due, but completely healthy. My little one has started to cry-then-whine about ...
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How do I childproof these stairs?

I'm struggling to figure out how to best childproof this stairway. The banisters get in the way of most every mount kit I can think of. Any creative ideas? I can of course put a gate on the 7th or ...
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Worried about really overweight teen girl [closed]

Beautiful girl 75 to 100 pounds over weight She is getting terrible deep stretch marks that she thinks no one notices It makes everyone extremely angry if anyone says anything. Please send ...
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How to deal with a 6 year old who was “caught” cheating?

This is regarding my son who is 6 years old and is studying in Grade 1. We got a call from his class teacher that he was caught "cheating" during dictation assessment. Actually, we revise the words at ...
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Encouraging the love for dinosaurs in 3 years old

My son is three years old and he is an extreme fan of dinosaurs. He managed to remember the name of most of them by listening to his teachers in day care and watching cartoons. I know this is most ...
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How to overcome a broken relationship with my son?

My son is 20 years old. He is about to be father soon. He lives with his girlfriend and is doing very well for himself. He is in college, works fulltime and is a great partner. Now here comes the ...
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Looking for a strategy to help my daughter sleep on her own

My daughter is almost five months old and extremely dependent on my wife and I both going to sleep and staying asleep. She sleeps in the bed with us most of the night feeding, if my wife rolls over or ...
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How to be a good listener when problems occured?

I recently have a quarrel with my kid who is about to get in his youths. The arguments happen more and more frequently. So I don't want to spoil the relationship with him. I love my kid. How can I ...
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Why is my 3 year not wanting anything to do with her mommy? (Biological mom is deceased)

Biological mom had ALS and passed away when baby was 1 year old. I’ve since met this woman who my daughter calls mommy. We’ve been together for 1 and 1/2 years now. At first she was all over her ...
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How to help my child that has OCD with Sexual Obsessions?

I have a son that is 15 years old. He has Tourette's and ADHD and they have been managed well by my wife and I and his teachers at school. He also has Auditory Processing Disorder. Some of the ...
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Building credit history for a child

I just came across this suggestion on Facebook that was talking about building credit for my children, I basically pay them (the company) a month for a period of years, under my child's name and they ...
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When to introduce a half-sibling?

My wife and I divorced. Ironically, our relationship now is better than before the divorce. We have a son (5) who lives with my ex. He is not entirely aware of our situation. We split when he was ...
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How to help my son improve without being discouraging?

I am building and painting miniatures, and have been doing so for many years. My son is showing more and more interest in building and painting them with me, which is great. I let him build a ...
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18-month-old kicked out of church nursery

Our 18-month old was kicked out of our church's nursery where we send him during worship services & church classes. He's kicked out unless one of us are in there with him, which makes it difficult ...
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My son is venting steam by abusing his cousin

My son is nearly 3 and a half, and in the kindergarten everyone knows him as gentle, friendly and polite. He has two cousins, 2 and 0.5, living less than a kilometer from us, so they meet several ...
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What's a reasonable phone/FaceTime schedule for a six-year old child and a remote parent?

For the sake of concreteness and specificity, let's say that both parents work full-time Monday thru Friday. What is reasonable for the remote parent to expect from the 'on site' parent?
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In 2019, is Roblox safe for a 7 year old?

I have a 7 year old with ASD (I'll explain relevance in a bit), he has become obsessed with Roblox, I believe because one or two of his friends play it. I know there have been some rumours about ...
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How to wean 19 month old off an early morning bottle feed?

My 19 month old is given a bottle twice a day. Once in the evening to get to sleep which is fine. The second bottle is given to her about 60/90 minutes before she finally gets up. She tends to wake up ...
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6 year old does not respond to disciplinary actions…what to do?

I have a six-year old who talks back, hits, etc. and does not respond to disciplinary measures such as time outs, taking away toys, etc. When he is being disciplined he would not listen and would ...
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At what age it is psychologically OK to teach child that parents need personal time?

I have 3 years old twins and I have a problem that I don't have any personal time, because when I finish my job and go home, they ask me to play with them all time I spent at home. When I go to work, ...
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How do you get a three year old to do… anything?

Get dressed, get undressed, wash their hands after using the toilet, brush their teeth, go to bed, get out of bed, stop jumping on their baby sibling, go to childcare, leave childcare, start moving, ...
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How can you make sure a game is suitable for children

While I'm not a parent myself, I have 3 nieces and nephews, and they're starting to show interest in video games. Their parents do not know much about games, especially about the way they are ...
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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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