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4yr old hitting in daycare

I have a four year old who goes to daycare. The daycare has been reporting that he has been hitting other children. They say he just hits for no reason. The daycare does not put kids in timeout, they ...
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My Husband Hates Our Son

I have a 16 years old son who is very charming, loving and friendly, but also has ADHD. He is a bit slow in focus with his academics and behaves like a little younger than his age, that may be because ...
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Step sisters showering together?

so my 6yr step daughter just told me that she is now showering with her 17yr step sister when she is at her mothers house. She said nothing inappropriate has happend but is this really okay? A little ...
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Enfamil Powder Left Outside in Heat

I had the Enfamil formula delivered to my house when I was out of town. The temperature was a high of 108F that day and it was sitting outside for the day before I got home to take it in. Can I use ...
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Is it good practice to wake a child up at night to use the potty?

I couldn't find a question that fits this particular scenario. My 3 year old can use the potty during daytime. Occasionally he needs a reminder, but he is generally quite good at it. During the night ...
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What to do when a pre-schooler refuses to perform routine tasks?

I've recently observed a lot of parenting and I must admit that it's left me baffled and overly cynical. My primary question is this: What do you do when a pre-schooler, say 4-5 years old, refuses to ...
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How to make standing in the crib safer (9 months age)?

My baby has started standing in the crib since about a week, while holding on the edges. He looks fairly stable most of the time, and occasionally "drunken". His head and arms come out above ...
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What are the benefits to setting definite mealtimes for a kindergartner?

My son is five. My wife is quite controlling. She is a stay-at-home wife. I work 6 days a week until 3pm. She insists on cooking dinner (cooking is her thing) but won't set a definite time for it and ...
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Limit access to screens (phone, computer) to my kids, whereas I benefitted from “no limit” during my own childhood

Years after years, we have more and more evidence that too much access to screens (phones, computers) for kids is not good for them. This is even a societal problem, more and more raised by ...
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Can I teach my baby to talk with a recording of my own voice?

My baby is coming in four months, and I am doing my homework on how to teach it to talk. I have seen some studies show that babies cannot learn languages ​​through voice recording and TV program, ...
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Follow up to “my son says he doesn’t know how to sleep.”

So I had asked why my 3yo takes 70-90 minutes to fall asleep—At night and nap time. When asked why he doesn’t sleep sooner he has stated he doesn’t know how to sleep. It is obvious he does not get ...
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Hair thinning on 3.5 months old

First, a picture: She is 3.5 months old. She was born with quite long hair, some fell but now it looks like she has a ring around the head, just above the ears, where hair is really thin. My gf's ...
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Son threatens to fail high school if we don't let him keep his laptop

So my son is really into video games and I have never let him have a computer growing up or play games (my viewpoint is that video game is a waste of time and he could better spend the time studying ...
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My sons food intake drops to 1/3 when we stay at my parents place and i cant understand why

Every week we stay over at my parents place for 3 nights and for some reason my 1yr old sons food and milk intake drops to 1/3 his usual.we use the same bottles, same milk powder, same food prep, same ...
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Crib bumper - yes or no?

My daughter is almost 4 months old and she is already rolling over from her back to stomach and same the other way. She is also starting to get her leg between the rails of her crib. When she gets her ...
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How can I get my 3-year-old to poop in the potty?

My son just turned 3 and he won't poop in the potty. When he poops in his underwear, he goes to the bathroom, takes his underwear off, dumps the poop in the potty, and flushes the toilet. If some ...
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Validated list of emotions for children by age

I am writing stories about emotions for children age 5-10. I would like to use emotions that are relevant to children's emotional development in that range. For example, I heard from discussions with ...
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My daughter hides inside room when guests come to our home

My daughter is 2 years old and usually quite active. However, when guests come to our home, she is kind of very scared, goes inside the room and sits alone. We are a bit worried about this behaviour ...
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How to respond to pranking 7 year old?

My kid discovered and started enjoying pranking. For example, he will ring the doorbell and then hide in the bushes, or pour water in our mailbox. He really enjoys this and I find it impossible to be ...
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How to make my 4 1/2 yr son understand of why I work/overtime

Recently I had been too busy with work and my son asked me to 'Play with him' during working from home and I said I am at work so I get free I will, he kept on asking 'R u working so you can buy me ...
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How to help 6 year old be self-confident about writing

My son's writing is totally fine for his age. We are trying to teach him the many ways to improve his handwriting: Capital letters, tall/small/fall letters, full stop, spacing. And his creative ...
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How to raise a more tolerant 13yo boy towards LGBT?

I've recently noticed my 13yo to be uncomfortable around LGBT topics. Not that they are common in our daily life but it has made me want to show him the short animation "In a heartbeat". I ...
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Are there any scientific evidence about benefits or harms of laughing a lot for babies

We sometimes make our 7 months old baby laugh. And, at these moments he laughs a lot, which we think is good for his development. However, I want to support this claim with some empirical research ...
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Deal with child in self-destruct mode with sibling

My partner and I have each a kid - an 8 year old girl and a 9 year old boy. The girl believes that anything the boy gets, she should get as well - no matter how it was obtained. This is how she views ...
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3 yo says he doesn’t know how to sleep

So I put my son down at 8pm today. Normally I put him down at 7:45pm. He naps from 2 to 4 PM. He usually sleeps until 6:15am or 7 AM. I went into his room two hours after putting him down to get ...
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Is it ok to cool down artificial milk in the fridge?

In line with other posted questions whose answers suggest there is no problem feeding your baby with milk at room temperature, I would like to know if the same applies to colder artificial milk? To ...
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How to explain crucifixion to a child?

My 6 year old came upon a painting of the the Christ on the cross, and asked me what was going on. How do I explain this in simple terms ? We don't have a Christian background, and she's not been ...
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Transitioning from Crib to Bed

My almost 3-year-old is still currently using her crib every night. Now that she's fully potty trained (day & night), we are considering transitioning her to a toddler bed, but I am wondering if ...
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Why my 7 m/o baby begins to move after first forty minutes of each night sleep

Our 7-month-old baby always begins to move after the first 40 minutes of his night sleep (at 9pm). If we can't manage to maintain him sleeping then this breaks his all sleeping routine and he sleeps ...
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How to help my 5-year-old brother to improve in Math

My 5-year-old brother has recently showed cleverness resolving math problems which aren't for his age like adding and subtracting big numbers, learning multiplication tables and recreating Fibonacci ...
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How to instill scepticism towards authority, albeit in a healthy way?

I have a nine year old son. I personally believe kids should have a healthy scepticism towards authority, and should question stuff before blindly acknowledging and obeying it. However, I'm not sure ...
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9 year old growth spurt but never hungry

The sedentarism imposed by COVID-19 restrictions has reduced (a lot) my nine-year-old's physical activity. That explains, to me, why his appetite has been reduced a lot over the last few months. ...
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Bike rear seat for > 22kg special needs child

Following this comment https://bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/50645/max-weight-of-child-for-rear-bike-seats-why-is-it-always-seemingly-22kg/51534?noredirect=1#comment159389_51534 I've been ...
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Feel like I’m failing my 11 year old daughter [closed]

I am a mom to a beautiful and intelligent 11 year old daughter and I feel like I am failing her as a mother. She has been incredibly moody and temperamental for the last few months and I try and talk ...
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Pen-pal’ing in 21st century [closed]

Last night, my friend and I had the idea of setting up his daughter and mine as pen pals. He lives in Calgary, Canada, I live in Hong Kong. His daughter is 7, mine is 9; they have never met. Is pen-...
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4 year old son talking so loud to me and familiar will he decrease his tone later?

4 -year-old speaks to me and my family members too loudly.When he is travelling with me also he speaks loudly he never minds about others.But in school or when any unknown people to him asks some ...
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Guardianship of a pre-teen who has experienced emotional trauma

My husband and I are petitioning for guardianship over our nephew. His mother (my husband's sister) is not stable. She has issues with mental health and has had problems with addiction for many years. ...
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Why is my toddler protesting sleep with me and not my partner?

My 21 month old has had a very regular bed time routine for a long time now: dinner > bath > read books > sing a song > lay down in crib (awake) > say goodnight, love you, and leave the ...
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Help and advice needed for 15 month old that doesn't chew properly

My son is 16 months. He eats everything we put in front of him and is not fussy at all. He took to weaning amazingly - its me that is struggling big time. I struggle with anxiety and one of my main ...
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Is placing my child in the same class as a close cousin a bad idea?

My son is going to be starting preschool this Fall. He has a first cousin close in age that's going to be attending the same school. Is it a bad idea for close cousins to be in the same class? Does ...
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What can I include in the bedtime routine for an active 6 month old?

My baby's routine used to be a warm bath, book, massage, holding him while gently walking around (the only thing that actually calms him), and then rocking with him till he's drowsy. It used to take ...
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2 year old reverted to pee on floor

When our daughter was 2 years 1 month old she started asking to go to the toilet (she used to remove the diaper by herself and tell us she wants to go). Up until now she did very well - very few ...
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Advice on potty training a stubborn 6 year old

I was wondering if anybody would have any advice on how to get my 6 year old daughter to start potty training. I have tried in the past when she was younger but she would refuse to the toilet and ...
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What can I do to encourage children I mentor to be tolerant of other's differences if parents don't want an open discussion about it?

I believe strongly In encouraging children to be open and respectful of everyone regardless of their differences, That everyone should be loved regardless of their race, gender, sexuality, religion, ...
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My 4 yr old all of the sudden started clinging to me and throwing tantrums by morning drop-off. Any advice?

My 4 yr old has always been going to daycare happily ever since, and I don't remember ever having problems with him during drop-off. Now during lockdown we were home together for two months! Daycare ...
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Educational collectible cards

I am looking for educational collectible cards. That is, physically similar to baseball cards but consisting of educational content such as famous cultural figures or bite-sized scientific phenomenon, ...
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Small item for a grandparent to send via mail

My father-in-law enjoys sending small notes to my 5 year old son as a means of maintaining their connection. A few months ago he started sending one or two sheets of stickers as part of each envelope. ...
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Exercising visual spatial intelligence using interactive storytelling

What is the best way to exercise visual spatial intelligence for my 8 year old in regards to interactive story telling? I currently have her describe the surrounding environment she envisions in as ...
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How should parents handle dominant behaviour of toddler towards other children?

My daugther is almost 17 month old which is our first child and she is not in kindergarten yet (starts in two month). Whenever we go with her on a playground or meet her neighboring friend (same age) ...
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Pacifier use for very mouthy baby [duplicate]

My 9 month old baby is pretty much addicted to his pacifier, and I kind of worry about if I should set some limits to pacifier use - like, he is starting to say a couple of recognizable words, but isn'...

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