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Are my parents right to give me a severe punishment for being brought home by the police drunk? I am 16

Your parents are being lenient I'm not sure where you live, but in the State of NJ, the penalties for underage drinking are a fine between $500-$1,000 and imprisonment for up to 6 months. You've ...
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Are my parents right to give me a severe punishment for being brought home by the police drunk? I am 16

TL;DR Your parents are not being unreasonable or cruel. It's okay to disagree with their opinion but it would be unfair to consider them to be bad parents because of this. For the purpose of the ...
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Can 8-months old baby understand gravity in their water bottle?

Absolutely! This is how babies learn at this age - by testing things out and seeing what happens. They don't understand why - but they also don't understand why their feet stick to the ground when ...
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How to encourage a six-year-old to habitually drink more fluids?

Resist the temptation to allow sugary drinks to solve this problem... you will just trade one problem for another! Keep a selection of frozen fruits on hand to use as ice cubes. When she gets to the ...
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My toddler randomly will not swallow their milk

It's almost certainly just experimentation. My son did the same thing at similar age, experimenting with letting drinks or chewed food fall out of his slack mouth, or holding milk in and swishing it ...
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Soft drinks, at which age I should let child to drink

There is a pretty clear link between soda consumption and obesity. See, for example, https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/sugary-drinks-fact-sheet/ Awareness around this link is clearly ...
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Soft drinks, at which age I should let child to drink

It would be best to think of sugary drinks like candy - a treat to be enjoyed once in a while. There is no nutritional value in sugary soft drinks, the sugar is just empty calories. Very little ...
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Toddler drinking a lot before/during night, too much for one diaper

He’s not been needing a pacifier for 3 months now It turned out, this was the solution to, although not necessarily the cause of the problem. After we had given him back a pacifier when in bed, his ...
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How to encourage a six-year-old to habitually drink more fluids?

A very common way to get around this sort of thing is by demonstrating the right behaviours. Buy some water bottles, for all the family (and make sure she gets to choose the style/design for hers) ...
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Are my parents right to give me a severe punishment for being brought home by the police drunk? I am 16

Drinking at 16 is not underage (age is 16 for beer and wine and 18 for everything) so I don't categorize your case as "underage", but getting drunk and being brought home by police mean that ...
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What Can I do to get An Adult Child with Special Needs to Start eating and Drinking Again?

I hope someone can give you a better answer than mine. I assume you've tried the usual: tempting him with his favorite foods/drinks? The fact that he's deaf and blind without other neurological ...
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Chai tea latte ok for toddler?

If you're in a western-ish country (US, Canada, UK, etc), chai tea is actually just spiced tea. So, if you were making your own, you could very well just skip the tea leaves and use warm milk with the ...
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How to encourage a six-year-old to habitually drink more fluids?

Here are some ideas. They might not all be appropriate for your situation, and you don't have to use all of them! Sometimes it helps to give information to a child about her health situation. One ...
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Soft drinks, at which age I should let child to drink

I think you should try to avoid sugar eating habits in her life. Young children are drawn to fats and sugars. Instead of giving candies or juices our family tries to find tasty fruits and vegetables. ...
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Are my parents right to give me a severe punishment for being brought home by the police drunk? I am 16

Let's first assume that your getting drunk needs to stop. (If you don't agree, then everything anybody does to stop you will seem excessive and your question becomes moot.) What is the minimum ...
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Are my parents right to give me a severe punishment for being brought home by the police drunk? I am 16

Well, there are two questions here. The first is about teenagers getting drunk. Most 16-year olds are going to get drunk once or twice; most find it a very unpleasant experience and learn to control ...
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Are my parents right to give me a severe punishment for being brought home by the police drunk? I am 16

A lot depends on things the question doesn't state: The drinking culture where you live: In countries that at all drink alcohol it varies from a beer at 14-15 all the way to absolute prohibition ...
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4 year old has trouble drinking from a cup

I want to suggest a doidy cup, but although they’re fairly inexpensive here in the UK, they might be quite pricey in other countries. They have a different shape of lip (rim?) to make the transition ...
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How to encourage a six-year-old to habitually drink more fluids?

I also have a child who needs to drink a lot for health reasons, including a tendency towards constipation. What helped for her was gamifying her water intake. We'd send her to school with a large ...
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