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Almost all of the arguments that you give for forcing your stepchild to wear briefs sound like reasons to let your kid wear the underwear he wants. You (a woman) have no personal experience with boxers versus briefs. Shouldn't he (the person actually wearing the clothes) have more understanding of what is comfortable or uncomfortable? By denying him agency ...


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Let's take a moment to break down what happened here, from your stepson's perspective. You come home and all your underwear has been replaced. This is underwear you were comfortable in, underwear you had been able to wear freely for two years. Now you have nothing but briefs, something you left behind long ago. Boxers were, in some measure, a part of ...


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Summary: You should let him choose his own underwear. Speaking as an adult male, for me some types of underwear are just uncomfortable. There are several other reasons he may have for wanting to wear boxer shorts, like better agility at sports for example. At age 14 he should know best which type of clothing fits him best, or at least this is the right age ...


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Should I let him wear boxer shorts? The core of the question is right here so I'll answer that with a hypothetical afterwards. Yes. In fact, it's not even a matter of you letting him. It wasn't up to you to make the change in the first place but the damage is now done. Hypothetically, if you came home and found your husband had replaced every single piece of ...


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As a (I imagine, from the question, new?) parent of a teenager, one of the things that probably is hardest to learn is to choose your battles. Teenagers are nearly adults, and are able to exert a huge amount of control over their lives compared to younger children. They also need to exert that control; they're only a few years away from being on their own, ...


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The obvious answer is to stop buying diapers. Undies only. If she messes her undies, she changes clothes, and rinses the dirty ones. You don't get mad or upset, you just present this as a natural consequence of peeing in her clothes. She'll realize pretty quick that stopping to tinkle is better than stopping to clean up a mess.


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To summarize: You now live with your wife's teenage siblings. You no longer have adequate sleeping arrangements for yourself, your oldest son, or your wife. Your son's teenage uncle is being a bad role model for your son. You struggle with your job (work from home or at an office?). Your wife focuses her time on the youngest son, swinging his bouncy (I ...


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Please see the full text of the review by Imdad et al (2017) for the benefits and side effects of the supplementation. This review (and my answer) does not address recommendations for areas without vitamin A deficiency. Note that giving too much vitamin A can be harmful (Hypervitaminosis A). Therefore, like any supplement, vitamin A supplements should ...


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Taking the diapers away is a great suggestion so I would start with that, but I want to offer a next step and slightly more extreme option if she still messes her underwear and it doesn't seem to bother her (like with our stubborn son..) Granted our son was just shy of 4 years old and not 6, but we ended up finally taking his pants and underwear off and not ...


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No, there are nothing special you need to do or talk about. The skin protects the head, and since children don't produce so much testosterone, they don't produce so much sebum (grease) from the sebaceous glands, so there are no o need to clean under the skin untill they hit puberty. Some can't even withdraw the skin at young age, but that usually solves it ...


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One of the things we did with A.: We pointed out all of the grownups around her who were wearing glasses, and how grownup she looked when she was wearing glasses just like them.


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I am thinking there may be a general issue of establishing appropriate routines in general, as it is impossible to have any consistent routine if meals are all over the place (unfortunately I know this from experience). Ultimately, habits define the kind of person we are, and routine can be thought of as the basis of or even synonymous to habit. Routines in ...


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My son is 13 months old and scratches while he sleeps to the point where he's bleeding on his cheeks. We tried wrapping him up to hold his arms down, but it gets quite hot at home so that's not an option. Another thing we used to do was put socks / mittens on his hands, but he gets this removed somehow at night by biting on to it. Regardless even if his ...


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4.5 years later, I would love to share the current status in case any other parent is going through the same fears I was going through. He is 9 now, and he is definitely ambidextrous, he does most of the jobs with either of his hands. He writes using his left hand though. Although I still notice that he holds the pen with his right hand sometimes and starts ...


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I had the same problem a few weeks ago, I found that if you get your child to suck an ice cube or ice lolly for about 5 minutes it will numb the mouth and will be almost tasteless.


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