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Should a teenager coming out of quarantine be held responsible to clean up after themself?

I think it's hard to say exactly what would've been the right approach, because we (and you, probably) don't have all of the details, particularly about how the interaction went when your partner ...
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Should a teenager coming out of quarantine be held responsible to clean up after themself?

Ok, so I'm 15 too, and this is just gross. I mean yeah we do some dumb stuff, but living in a basement for 10 days with rotting food and all that is just plain gross. He is a 15 year old, almost an ...
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Should a teenager coming out of quarantine be held responsible to clean up after themself?

Retaliatory punishment after the fact is a waste of time It’s happened, and you already had your reaction to it. For better or worse, you decided to let him off “easy”. Then turning around and coming ...
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How to tell your child she smells without hurting her feelings?

It sounds like either she doesn't believe you (not likely), doesn't care (possibly, depending on her personality), or doesn't know what to do about it (most likely). We aren't born with a natural ...
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2 year old won't let us clip toenails

With a two-year-old it may be a bit of a breech of trust but with my eight-month-old we trim his finger and toe nails when he's asleep. He's too squirmy otherwise. When he's asleep, he's calm and ...
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Baby / toddler girls - is it necessary to wear swim pants to prevent infections or inflammations?

Prepubertal girls are more susceptible to vaginal infections due to Lack of estrogen - leads to thinning of the vaginal mucosa Lack of pubic hair to protect the area Lack of labial fat pads Source: ...
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Should a teenager coming out of quarantine be held responsible to clean up after themself?

Cleaning up after yourself isn't a punishment. It's just life. My teenager desperately wants to be perceived as and treated like an adult. Mostly he thinks that means getting to do what he wants, but ...
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How to handle a toddler's infinite cycle of hand washing - getting hands dirty - putting hands in mouth

I think your three year old nephew sounds pretty normal. I also do not like anti-bacterial soaps and cleansers because I think that ultimately, they do more harm than good.Link:WebMD Recent ...
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How a child can tell if his bottom is clean enough?

How can you or I tell if our bottom is clean enough? Clean enough implies primarily that: The bottom will not be uncomfortable, as it sometimes is when there is some fecal matter remaining The ...
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When can a child start using adult's toothpaste?

The difference between kids and adult brands is typically not the fluoride content (which our dentist once paraphrased as „adult teeth need adult fluoride“), but the flavor profile. „Adult“ types ...
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At what age should a boy be able to clean up the toilet after himself?

To put my personal experience here, and to directly answer the question: yes, a six year old can clean up his urine from the toilet and the floor. My children (7 and 5) both are expected to if they ...
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Hygiene vs Family: My 7 year old little girl refuses to drink from 6 year old sister's bottle

My first thought about "daughter will not drink from a bottle of water when her sister has had a drink from it first" is that if you let your daughter know that it bothers you and you make a big deal ...
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Should a teenager coming out of quarantine be held responsible to clean up after themself?

Great question and I am sure many parents struggle with their teenagers on this subject. In my opinion, a 15-year-old is too old to not have the responsibilities of cleaning up after themselves. I ...
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Keep 6 months old son from touching his dirty genitals

If other suggestions here do not work, I suggest trying to use baby's clothing to gently tie knots to prevent arm movement. This assumes you are not removing baby's clothing completely and you need a ...
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How a child can tell if his bottom is clean enough?

As long as the tissue paper is not clean white, it needs to be wiped again. It helps to have baby wipes (fresh wipes) that are moist and clean the area faster and with less irritation.
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Hygiene vs Family: My 7 year old little girl refuses to drink from 6 year old sister's bottle

Your seven year old is technically correct. It's next to impossible to drink from a bottle without "backwash" (getting oral bacteria in the remaining water.) Two siblings not wanting to drink from ...
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How to explain to 4 yrs old hand washing is important?

This is more of a 'parenting hack' than a method of explaining, but I let my little one (almost 3) wash a plastic toy animal with a little extra hand soap. When he isn't the mood to cooperate with a ...
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At what age should a boy be able to clean up the toilet after himself?

What age should a boy be able to clean up after himself? This is certainly a matter of opinion. I think that at 6, he can't clean the toilet; he's much more likely to just spread the urine around ...
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Washing Cloth diapers

We have gone through two girls using cloth nappies (diapers). Our current procedure is basically: Rinse used nappies by hand as necessary to get most of the poo off Toss them in a bucket, which may ...
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2 year old won't let us clip toenails

Ask her if it hurts to touch them (specifically around the nails). I sometimes get ingrown toenails if I don't clip them "just right". I have to keep mine slightly longer than "normal" to avoid this. ...
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Is there anything I need to know about my son's uncircumcised penis?

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 ...
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Should a teenager coming out of quarantine be held responsible to clean up after themself?

tldr: start giving them all chores, mentioning (if asked) that it is because you realised how unprepared the 15yr old is for living alone. This is a tough one. Should he have cleaned up? Absolutely. ...
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Should a teenager coming out of quarantine be held responsible to clean up after themself?

Rather than looking backward, look forward. Your teenager may already know that they "should" have cleaned up as they went along, but (for whatever reason) they didn't. Making them feel ...
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Should a teenager coming out of quarantine be held responsible to clean up after themself?

consider this: your teen has been almost totally isolated from human contact, and living in miserable, filthy conditions for the past 10 days. aside from how overwhelming such an extensive cleanup can ...
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How do I get my child to remember to flush?

It's simple. We have a 4 and 7 year old boys whom both neglected to flush and wash their hands with soap and water after a number one or worse a number two. Big bug bear!!!! But I made a little ...
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How do I get my child to remember to flush?

I struggled with this for a while. I was then at my coworking space and noticed their sign above the toilet 'Our pipes are sensitive, please only flush pee-pee and poo-poo in the toilet'. It was ...
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How a child can tell if his bottom is clean enough?

If you can afford it (it's not really all that expensive), keep the kid on flushable wipes, which you can find in either the diaper or toilet paper section. It's not just kids' stuff anymore anyway! ...
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How can I get my toddlers to (let me) wash their faces and hair?

A few things that have helped w/ my 19mo old (who hates both activities as well) She thinks it's hilarious when I do the "Jaws Theme" as I'm getting closer to her face with the washcloth. Then she ...
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