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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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Is my Estranged Daughter just messing with me or is she really gender confused? [closed]

My estranged daughter whom I hadn't spoken to in Ten years and due to my mother's sudden death at the beginning of a custody battle I lost to the family with money and a Judge in their pocket. They've ...
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how do I help 5 years find interest outside of watching videos on ipad or tv?

Our son is 5 years old, and since home schooling he had been very distracted he has 0% interest in studying or practicing or reading.Even with his lessons on MS Teams, he seem to draw his own his mind ...
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How does Google supervision would work out in practice for children 13+ years old?

If my child is 13 or over, I can still add supervision to his/her Google account, but he/she himself/herself can just remove the supervision, with me notified and his phone locked for 24 hours, they I ...
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How do I convince my strict parents to allow me to do things as a 17 year old?

I’m 17 and I have my driver's license and I’m legally old enough for many things. However, my parents have not allowed me to drive ever since I upgraded from my permit to my license. I have also been ...
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How to accustom a 10 month old baby to interacting with pets?

We have a 10-month old baby and two cats. One cat is very friendly and the other aloof. We have had cats longer than baby. Our daughter can now crawl and pick objects up--so she is eager to engage ...
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I hate my child, what should I do?

Please note that I will keep personal details vague, because it's a controversial topic and I want to stay anonymous. That may read cold hearted, but I assure you I wouldn't ask here, if I wouldn't ...
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Preparing a 3-year old for the death of a sibling

We've got two daughters, aged 2 and 3. Our youngest has been battling with cancer for the past year and we've recently discovered that she has relapsed. At the moment we are still waiting for staging ...
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is it time and, if so, ways to show 10 month old daughter how to clean up?

Our baby is 10 months. Very healthy, happy, and on target with developmental milestones. My husband suggested we start showing her how to put away her toys for the day. I'm wondering if it's too soon. ...
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Is it normal for a child just turned 3 to be able to read and how do I develop and nurture his intelligence?

Preamble We have been home with our kid since birth, except for a 3 week detour of daycare before COVID hit and so he got full time attention from at least one of us (mother and father). We never let ...
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How do I deal with my son being a bully to his brother?

So, first things first; I am a step-dad. I have known the boys (ages 6 and 8 - lets call them Tim and Robert, respectively) for about 18 months now, and they do look up to me as a father figure (...
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How do I make my kids love reading?

I have 2 children. They're still a little young to be able to read, but I see that they enjoy watching cartoons a lot (like any kid). The problem is, I don't want my kids to grow up in front of a ...
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How do I come out as agender?

I'm 12 years old, 13 in a few days. (Please don't report me for being underage.) I'm agender, pansexual, demisexual human. I've thought long and hard about this. I want to come out to my parents. They ...
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Formerly nappy-free 3 year old started to poo in the diaper again but still pees in the toilet

My daughter was nappy-free even before she turned 3. She is now 3 years 3 months. We went camping for a few days and she did poo in her undies all the time but never peed in her pants. This continued ...
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How do I help my 3 year old daughter who is terrified of what I believe is a ghost?

My 3 year old daughter has no idea what ghosts or scary things are. She doesn't play on youtube or watches scary things on TV, except for Disney movies like Moana and so forth. She mentioned about 3 ...
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My son's handwriting is so poor that even he can't read it. How can I help him improve?

My son is 14 years old, and his hand writing is really bad. Teachers complain that they can't read what he writes. What can I do to help him improve his hand writing? Is there some kind of specialist ...
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Advise on brushing teeth after a fall for my 2 yr old

My two year old is usually reluctant to brush teeth. Yesterday he fell down and wounded his bottom lip. Now he has a cut mark on the lip and there is a bit of a bump on the lip in the surrounding area ...
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My 6 year old answers teachers slowly during distance education

My 6 year old child's behaviour in zoom schooling is a bit different. When we take his study at home, he responds well. But when it comes to responding to teachers, he answers a bit slowly. For ...
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12-week-old baby reduced food intake

I have a lovely 12-week-old daughter who's doing really well. However I'm a bit puzzled with a change of attitude during feeding for the last week. She used to drink about 6oz of formula milk at 7pm ...
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5 year old child chews clothes how to stop him from chewing?

5 year old child started to chew shirt collars or he chews some clothes its his new habit and how can I stop him from chewing clothes.
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Amount of screen time appropriate for a baby?

My husband and I are determined to keep our daughter's exposure to electronic devices/screens as little as possible. She is almost ten months old and we only entertain her with physical toys, physical ...
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How to correct an overly apologetic 5 year old?

We have noticed my 5 year old son is overly apologetic. Towards all and for even minor things. I have no idea where the apologising for every mistake came into him from. When slightly younger we did ...
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How to teach my 22 year old stepson to communicate instead of burning inside?

I became stepdad to an adult boy (22) (I am not the biological dad). He didn't have anyone to teach him or a father-like figure since his dad passed away when he was 7. He never went to college or ...
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How do I get my toddler dried and dressed after the bath calmly?

My toddler loves bathtime, and he loves running around naked afterwards. But this is the trouble! He runs away from me whilst I'm trying to put his cream on, PJs on. Once we are upstairs with milk/...
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How/should I encourage child's father to look into his 5 year old child's ADHD?

I'm a 'honorary Uncle' for a child who is 5 years old. The child has not been diagnosed by a doctor yet, but as someone who is ADD himself and has some experience volunteering with kids, including ...
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8 year old is breaking the rules, and not understanding consequences

So, I recently asked this question, and after following the advice given, it has only made things more erratic. At this point, they both do listen when told what they have done wrong, and why it is ...
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Should I speak German with my child given I am not a native speaker but C1 level?

The title says it all. I am not a native German speaker, but I have achieved C1 level (according to the Goethe Institut). I no longer live or work in Germany, and haven't visited for some time, ...
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My dad never compliments me and constantly calls me a jerk

My father and I have an inequitable relationship. I'm not allowed to talk back to him or say anything to my mom in his presence without telling him. I have nothing against such a state of affairs; ...
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Toddler gets extremly upset about the presence of certain toys and items in her play area

My 32mo daughter gets extremely upset when I introduce a new item or toy into her play area or bedroom. For example, when the seasons change and she needs a blanket in her bed, she will throw a ...

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