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Kid throwing ice cream cone back to the vendor

You already have received a fine answer to which I want to add a bit. Kids that age pretty much wear their feelings on their sleeves, and while fake crying as manipulation isn't rare, the whole thing ...
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Kid throwing ice cream cone back to the vendor

Maybe unpopular opinion: Tricking children, especially ones who are too young to understand and appreciate it as a joke, is at best unkind, and can be outright mean, regardless of intentions. For ...
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How can I undo the bad behavior my 2.5 year old daughter learned from 5 year old children?

For your first question: no, and no. Don't cut off other parents, and don't micromanage things. For your second question: yes, and yes. You can educate her; that's what her life is at this point ...
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How can I undo the bad behavior my 2.5 year old daughter learned from 5 year old children?

Joe's analysis is spot on. I went through precisely the same thing with (now 4 year old), and continue to do so. The undesirable behavior changes, but the handling remains the same. I don't think ...
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Kid throwing ice cream cone back to the vendor

I don't think there is much that needs to change here, you can't judge the way a child is raised by some isolated incident that happens to be caught on tape. Getting the icecream for the child at ...
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How can I help my 14-year-old daughter be less angry?

Okay, I'm just gonna tell you what I did...after failing miserably with my teenage boys (who btw. behaved the same way at the same age). So when my 14-year-old baby girl started to show signs of ...
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How can I discipline an angry 12-year-old without her hating me for it?

Welcome to the world of teenagers (yes, in theory 12 years old, but in reality she is now a teenager). It sounds to me like you are doing things pretty much right. +1 for honouring the privacy of her ...
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How can I discipline an angry 12-year-old without her hating me for it?

How can I discipline an angry 12-year-old without her hating me for it? First, please question your assumption that your daughter actually hates you. It is highly unlikely that she does; it is highly ...
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Is it normal for wife to be angry at baby often?

It's understandable. Lack of sleep can make anyone cranky and 7-months of poor sleep is enough to try anyone's last nerve. Equally, she could be struggling to cope and might need some help, possibly ...
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Kid throwing ice cream cone back to the vendor

The vendor's behavior was inappropriate, and their failure to manage their customer's expectations was rapidly called out and punished by the child, as it should have been. I consider this kind of ...
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How to deal with my parents frequently getting mad at my life choices?

is getting mad at someone ever an appropriate? Yes, but it should be uncommon. Whenever people are in relationship with another, conflict will inevitably arise. Ideally conflict is resolved in a way ...
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How to help my adult son who lives at home, is depressed and withdraws from the outside world?

Although it's not clear exactly what you're asking, I can sense your frustration and it sounds like you are fresh out of ideas. So I am assuming you're looking for new ideas, and with that said: ...
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How can I undo the bad behavior my 2.5 year old daughter learned from 5 year old children?

First, you can most certainly help your child unlearn this behavior. Kids learn behaviors from other people. School mates, cousins, friends, other adults, TV characters, etc. will all be places your ...
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Strong-willed, 14 year old. Caught with e-cigarette paraphernalia and a condom

I think you have to be 100% honest. Talking it out during therapy is a good idea. Set rules and follow them. There are set consequences for breaking the rules. Perhaps the therapist can help you ...
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My dad still yells at me as an adult and I don't know how to react because he's my dad

There was a lot of yelling in my house growing up - first between my mom and dad, then after they got divorced between my dad and step-mom, and by my step-mom (and sometimes my dad) at me and my ...
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Kid throwing ice cream cone back to the vendor

this video appears to be bad parenting to me (I am not a parent and know little to nothing about parenting Actually Laughing, as the mother in the video did, is how most parents I know (family and ...
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how to get rid of angry outbursts in a healthy way

It is simple. You are asking him to swear at zipper, but you don't do this by self, you swear at him and hit him. So he swears with you not with zipper, and also he got a problem, he can't hit you, ...
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How to remain unaffected by my 10-year-old son's angry outbursts?

I would look into either counseling or getting yourself into something like guided meditation to learn how to manage your reactions. You have to be able to not take is so personally & let it ...
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How to deal with my parents frequently getting mad at my life choices?

You are 26 years old. You are an adult, have been an adult for some time. I almost wrote "Your parents can't tell you what to do" - but of course they can. You can listen to them politely, and then do ...
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Control and power struggles with 4-year-old - runs off and gets angry when challenged

Wow, my son (almost 4) does the EXACT same thing, including the verbal outbursts (almost word for word!). It is tough. One thing that really works for me is to give him the illusion of control, ...
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5 yr old behavioral/anger problems

You asked for any suggestions, so here goes: you're talking too much! Stop explaining everything to her. She doesn't need to know about your job, or losing houses or getting kicked out of daycare, or ...
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how to get rid of angry outbursts in a healthy way

It is good that you want to teach him a healthy way to express his anger and frustration. Things like helping him stomp his feet, shout, hit a soft pillow, throw a soft toy. Maybe some calm down time ...
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Is it normal for wife to be angry at baby often?

It doesn't sound abnormal. Kids are incredibly frustrating at every age. One of the gut punches is the 1-2 of a child acting out while simultaneously depriving you and your spouse of sleep. I think ...
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How concerned should I be about husband's anger display around baby?

Your husband is clearly abusive. He calls you names, is prone to violent outbursts, and he has brainwashed you into thinking that its your fault. He's making you walk on eggshells in your own home, ...
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How to help my 18-year-old who may be the victim of bullying?

I'll assume you read the other answers about bullying. Forty days is not long if everything is okay -- however, it's a very long time to be abused. Have you or your son discussed this with a teacher ...
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My dad still yells at me as an adult and I don't know how to react because he's my dad

I'm a firm believer in boundaries, as anyone familiar with my answers knows. Healthy boundaries are important in any relationship, including with your dad.) I think you need to establish a few ...
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What to do about my adopted 11-year-old son's anger issues?

This is not necessarily the answer you are looking for, but I'll offer what I can. Please be aware that this is a best guess about the anatomical roots of this sort of issue, based on the current ...
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Is it normal for the first born to show aggressiveness and jealousy towards a second born?

Yes kids (especially around that age) will show jealousy when they get a new sibling. From their point of view they go from 100% attention from both mom and dad to half that. So of course they have ...
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Is it normal for the first born to show aggressiveness and jealousy towards a second born?

In addition to Batavia's answer, I'd also add that you can emphasize how utterly boring the life of a newborn is. "Little baby just sleeps in mommy's tummy all day, that's so boring! you get to run ...
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How to help my 18-year-old who may be the victim of bullying?

Most schools will have some kind of policy about bullying and treating others with respect (in the U.S. this is usually a no-tolerance bullying policy). Find out what it is and what your son should ...
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