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How to balance reassuring a child with invalidating their feelings?

At that age, there is very little exaggeration or falsification of feelings, so comfort him every time he has a negative emotion. These early month are when he learns security. He needs this. If you ...
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Inadvertently hurting others' children

As a parent myself, I think you handled it in the best way possible. You informed her parents of the incident immediately, and you followed up later. If I had been that girl's parents, I'd been ...
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How to burp my 2 months old newborn baby just after vaccination?

If you touch it and it hurts, you'll know. While it is not nice to see your baby hurt, you will not irreparably damage your child if you happen to touch a sore spot. They're probably going to bump ...
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9 year old boy hurts himself and others inadvertently

There isn't really enough information in your post to make any recommendations other than that you seek professional medical care. In a situation like this, someone who can make a decent determination ...
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In what age range would an infant touch a body part because of pain?

There are really two questions, here, I think: When are infants able to touch a spot that's causing pain? At what age might infants actually do that in response to pain? When are infants able to ...
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Inadvertently hurting others' children

I'm a parent of two kids in that age range, and I think you handled it fine, given it was in a club. I'm not sure I'd say the same of the parents who brought a 6 or 7 year old to a club and didn't ...
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How to balance reassuring a child with invalidating their feelings?

Acknowledge something happened. Wow! That was quite the fall! Do a quick evaluation of actual harm. This can be as simple as a glance--any blood? Any broken bones? Suggest an alternative ...
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How can I reduce back pain from lifting or holding my child for too long?

you may want to try carrying your child in a sling or baby carrier (there are many to chose from at all different price points) instead of holding them. We used this brand successfully https://www....
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What to do about an 8-year-old who will suffer silently until a breaking point?

Don't feel too bad, I know adults who behave like this: stew silently about their job until all they can do is rage-quit, stew silently about their marriage until they scream at their spouse, etc. The ...
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How to help a breastfed, 4-month-old child with constipation?

Our breastfed baby had the same pattern - a marked decrease in number of bowel movements, although not as extreme as once per week, but more like every 2 or 3 days. Their digestive systems developing ...
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My 4 and half year old is scared of going for a poo because of pain

First of all: recognise the fear as something real, but describe it as something that used to happen, and that does not happen now. "Remember when you had a problem, and it used to hurt to poo? It's ...
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3 year-old boy always says he has tummy-ache for 5 mins after breakfast

Parents usually have pretty good instincts about what symptoms their kids are faking or not. You should trust your instincts. Pediatricians are very good in the areas of general childhood illnesses, ...
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How to burp my 2 months old newborn baby just after vaccination?

Same as normal, they’re not going to be injecting him on his back.
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How to balance reassuring a child with invalidating their feelings?

IMO the Cry doesn't have to be pain related. As you said, it can be surprise related or fear related. A fall and bump his head, may or may not be painful, but I dare you to fall head first into the ...
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How to balance reassuring a child with invalidating their feelings?

Distraction works really well in cases like this. I remember one time I was visiting a friend, and their little kid, a bit older than the one here but not too much, accidentally touched an exposed ...
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My 1-year-old cries several times a night. Could it be pain and what to do about it?

Have you taken your son to see a dentist for his teeth? I had the good fortune of having a brother-in-law dentist who looked after my son's teeth almost from birth. A neighbor's child experienced ...
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3 year-old boy always says he has tummy-ache for 5 mins after breakfast

You seem to be a very attentive dad. Is it possible your son is doing this because he gets such loving care and attention afterwards? That was my first thought when I read your question, and it is a ...
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My 4 and half year old is scared of going for a poo because of pain

Constipation in children is as common as rain, and as you've discovered, it's a self-perpetuating problem. Please abandon the idea that this problem will be resolved by September. It won't. It's going ...
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How can I reduce back pain from lifting or holding my child for too long?

Changing baby holding positions is not the only thing you can do to reduce the back pain you are experiencing. I would also recommend trying to strengthen your back and abdominal muscles. The ...
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