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Let me preface my answer with a few general remarks about child development and stages: First, not all babies reach the various milestones at exactly the same time. In fact, most milestones have a rather large bracket of what’s “normal”, for crawling numbers are usually between six and twelve months. In short, your baby may be simply on the late side of the ...


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There is a possibility your child may have ADHD1, but they would need to see a specialist for diagnosis and help with any treatment. A small caveat, while I am not a medical professional but I am a (male) who grew up having been formally diagnosed with inattentive ADHD, which the kind most seen in people socialised as women of all ages. I was prescribed ...


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Some psychologists would say that your initial question already is futile - that you can’t win via extrinsic motivation because it doesn’t work. Maybe that’s a bit extreme, but there’s definitely a grain of truth there. So when you want your son to practice, don’t call it “practice” and don’t encourage/send/nag/... him to do his exercises. Instead, think ...


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So, this is a tricky one. I think it requires a bit careful look. I have some ideas about why this is happening. First, she gets the attention she needs by doing that. Especially after a siblings arrives or parents are so busy with the job and and when they realized pooping helps them they do that. The second is, something might happened at the camp. She is ...


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I'm a younger person (in my 20s), and I think the definition of hobby is the issue when dealing with older folks. My parents also tried to get me involved in conventional hobbies like sports, dance, yoga, and crafts. While some of those I enjoyed eventually (like crafts) or not (like sports), I did eventually discover a hobby that is my true passion: fandom. ...


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Teach the child what it means when the job is, say, 10%, 50%, 80% or almost 100% done. And then teach the child where, when, how and to which percent completion to do various tasks. Regarding this: "I wouldn't be wanting everything to be done as well as it can possibly be, but for everything to be fully completed": Do not teach the child to do all ...


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This web page has some good ideas for encouraging your child to crawl. Putting a favourite toy just out of reach in front of them or in a half circle around them is a good way of motivating them to move and reach. Don't be afraid to go back to your doctor in a couple of months if things don't improve. If you don't think your doctor is treating you ...


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Have you thought about taking her to a psychiatrist or psychologist? It sounds very clear that she doesn't do this to act out or get attention; she might just have ADHD or another neurodivergency if it’s not a mental health issue. Sometimes it’s hard to understand that some people will never live up to your neurotypical standards because they just think ...


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