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How do I help my 3 year old daughter who is terrified of what I believe is a ghost?

I heard that when you insist that there is no scary things out there, she feels alone. Because she is sure of what she sees, and she needs your help, and when you keep saying that there is no scary ...
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How do I help my 3 year old daughter who is terrified of what I believe is a ghost?

This answer might just save your life... Get a carbon monoxide detector, make sure yours works. "ghosts" and spirits have never been real, but they were much more common before the age of ...
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How do I help my 3 year old daughter who is terrified of what I believe is a ghost?

On a whim of the moment I helped my 3-yearold out of fear of ghosts by quickly ad lib-”befriending” the percieved ghost from my childs imagination. Like: Oh, but that is just my friend... (surprised ...
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How can I curb my (and my older brother's) game addiction?

Bracing for the downvotes, so here goes: Successful games of any sort (video or otherwise) are either explicitly or effectively engineered to produce addictive behavior, and you are being manipulated ...
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My newborn does not want to sleep at night

That sounds relatively normal. Note that a newborn has no concept of day and night yet - at least in the sense of what is a time for activity or sleeping. Even older babies that have good "sleeping ...
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How do I help my 3 year old daughter who is terrified of what I believe is a ghost?

Hallucinations can have a medical cause Your description of a "black doll with no face" sounds a lot like things I see when I have an episode of sleep paralysis. People tend to hallucinate ...
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2 month old doesn't cry in the middle of the night for food, only smacks her lips or sucks on her hand

If your daughter is gaining weight well, I would just let her self soothe back to sleep and consider it a blessing that she is able to do so. I would not wake her up to feed. I think that if she was ...
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Is it good practice to wake a child up at night to use the potty?

This is something I and a lot of parents I know have done. Religiously every night at 10pm we would wake our young children and take them to the toilet, and then a dry night would follow. The nights ...
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How can I curb my (and my older brother's) game addiction?

When I was your age --in the 90s --my mother hated how much time I spent on the computer. But, instead of forbidding me to do it, she just insisted that I develop a range of other interests. I ended ...
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How do I help my 3 year old daughter who is terrified of what I believe is a ghost?

My son had night terrors occasionally, and would wake in great fear, screaming. Simple comfort until he was calm worked, plus open discussions about what nightmares and dreams are. It might also help ...
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My newborn does not want to sleep at night

This sounds quite normal. If you are sleeping in the same room as the baby, they can smell your lactation and in my experience then tend to wake up more and tend to be more hungry. Cosleeping also ...
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Is it good practice to wake a child up at night to use the potty?

Night-time dryness requires a particular hormone to be produced which slows urine production while sleeping. This isn't something you can train for. If you went to a doctor they would just tell you to ...
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Street noise outside a child's bedroom - studies on how much it affects the quality of sleep?

Night noise is linked to insomnia and lower sleep duration. This link is mostly supported by multiple research studies. This association was considered substantial enough for the World Health ...
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Cousin (1 year and 9 months) won’t stop yelling and crying every 5 minutes during his sleep. What could be the reason?

Oof, that sounds miserable. I am not a doctor, and this is not a forum for medical advice, yet that report sounds like it may be worth talking to a doctor, if it is disruptive to normal sleep. There ...
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Five year old wets through night pullup

We had the same problem with my daughter, and what we ended up doing was a diaper change shortly before we went to bed. We did it right where she was sleeping to minimize the disturbance. Of course, ...
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My newborn does not want to sleep at night

First I want to say, although it may be "normal", what you are going through is hard. Every baby is different, some babies sleep all the time and others are a little more... vocal. Your baby is still ...
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How do I help my 3 year old daughter who is terrified of what I believe is a ghost?

Not really an complete answer, but wanted to add it as some experience: When I was small, sometimes I saw a big spider move in the corner of my eye, in my bed. Scared the living *** out of me. My dad ...
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How do I help my 3 year old daughter who is terrified of what I believe is a ghost?

There may be a simple reason for the fear, something misinterpreted in the world outside. Mine was a terror of giants . It turned out to be the farm workers who walked on stilts tending to the hop ...
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Why does my 14 month old baby wakes up crying asking for water and banana in the night

Make sure your child is drinking plenty in the day, offering milk (breast or otherwise) and water often and refilling their cup/bottle often. Also make sure that your child's pre-bedtime meal is going ...
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How often should I breastfeed my baby at night?

We went for the "10 minutes" approach. It likely has a real name, but that is what my wife told me it is called: When a reasonable amount of time has past since last feeding: breastfeeding ...
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How often should I breastfeed my baby at night?

Yes, she is probably hungry, but at this point she doesn't need the nutrition constantly like that. You can train her to sleep for longer without concerns for her health. Her body has gotten used to ...
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How can I curb my (and my older brother's) game addiction?

This is going to opinion and experience based, but I thought I should add my 2 cents anyways If you think this is a coping mechanism, then this is what my experience was (gaming was a coping mechanism ...
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How do I help my 3 year old daughter who is terrified of what I believe is a ghost?

My niece had this when she was a baby. It was a monster in the room. So, I came back from Loch Ness with a little cloth monster, and my sister had the brilliant idea of keeping it under the bed. "...
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Is it good practice to wake a child up at night to use the potty?

Thank you for the helpful answers. For anyone who is wondering about this for themselves, I post how this worked out for us. I stopped lifting based on the feedback I received here and put him back on ...
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Cousin (1 year and 9 months) won’t stop yelling and crying every 5 minutes during his sleep. What could be the reason?

I am not a doctor, and you probably want to seek medical advice, but one possibility could be that the child has reflux. Sometimes the valve connecting the child's esophagus to the stomach is ...
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8-month-old wants to eat in the night but won't take milk

For all three of ours we gave them a bottle of formula last thing at night so that I could help with feeding and give my wife a rest. A nice side effect of formula is that it takes a lot longer to ...
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Five year old wets through night pullup

I have a 5 yo boy who is still using pull-ups at night. We added a pad to the pull-up/diaper over a year ago when the leaks started occurring. In the US, they're often called booster pads or diaper ...
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Five year old wets through night pullup

You could try going to a mattress liner without pull-ups. You could pair continence with a reward system--it may help, it may not. Five year olds make a lot of pee. There are some pull-ups that are ...
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Trying to eliminate night time feeding, end up waking hungry very early

You did it very well by changing the pattern in feeding, it is just that the baby is still used to be fed quite often. From what you comment, your baby used to eat several times during the night, say ...
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