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What should I call my 10 year old son in terms of "manhood education"?

There is no nickname on God's green earth that will make a person "a real man".* That comes from teaching by example what a real man is every single day for a couple of decades. There's a ...
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What should I call my 10 year old son in terms of "manhood education"?

Teenagers can be acutely embarrassed by such appellations whether they be male or female. There may come a time, possibly before his teens, that he will start to wince at being called "sweetie&...
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Kids do not want to play with my daughter

This is a very distressing problem to encounter. Unfortunately kids can be kind of cruel, and traits like sweet and nice unfortunately don't necessarily make a child popular. Trying to get other kids ...
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What should I call my 10 year old son in terms of "manhood education"?

Terms like sweetie does not devalue his manhood in anyway, and well it's just a motherly thing to call your child. That being said, reduce it to private situations only, so don't call him sweetie when ...
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Is it a problem to keep getting my kids small toys / trinkets? 2 and 4 year old

I'd say if you have a concern, you should listen to your inner voice. I personally think you are setting up your kids to expect certain things at certain times. We all do it it different ways -- it ...
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What should I call my 10 year old son in terms of "manhood education"?

I default just call my kids by their names, ever since they're born. Calling him Albert should be fine. It acknowledges that he is a person, with his own individuality, responsible for his actions.
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What should I call my 10 year old son in terms of "manhood education"?

One very common solution that I don't think anyone has mentioned, is to simply call him "Son". Come on Son, you'll be late for school! Okay Dad! It wasn't used in my family but I've heard it ...
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What can I do to help an 8.5 month old become more outgoing

I think Willow's answer is great, but isn't 8.5 months a bit early to start worrying about how outgoing your child is? Gently encourage her, just like Willow says. But I'd ask myself where that wish ...
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Kids do not want to play with my daughter

From what you say it sounds like there is something your daughter is doing, or not doing, when playing with other children. Whatever this is, it makes the play not fun for the others, and hence they ...
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My son wants to do competitive programming

Part 1: let's talk about the decision process for this type of thing First you need to figure out what is your goal as a parent and what is your role in this? Who is making this decision and why? ...
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My son wants to do competitive programming

My son took part in the MIT BatttleCode competition for two years in Years 10 and 12, which were the years that avoided the big exams in the UK. It was a very positive experience. Most learning ...
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My son wants to do competitive programming

One angle you could go for is to point out that his passion and talent for programming opens him a lot of doors for a future career in software development, and that this is a very good opportunity ...
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What should I call my 10 year old son in terms of "manhood education"?

You should focus less on what nickname will create the desired 'growth' of your son, and more on what nickname you and your son like. This is not just because of regular parental advice to let your ...
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What should I call my 10 year old son in terms of "manhood education"?

"Son" is a very traditional term that would be used. It emphasises the father-son relationship but is not a 'kiddie' term and has overtones of warmth without implying disrespect. It also is ...
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What can I do to help an 8.5 month old become more outgoing

I think you might consider a smaller, less chaotic group until your child has the opportunity to accustom herself to other children. Invite one or two other children over to your home, and let her ...
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What should I call my 10 year old son in terms of "manhood education"?

I remember many boys in my school making the transition from diminutives, like Danny or Johnny, to using their full names such as Daniel or John around this age. I think in terms of your son feeling ...
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What should I call my 10 year old son in terms of "manhood education"?

Sometimes people ask this sort of question because they can feel a problem with the relationship and have suspicions about contributing factors. So I'll treat it as such. If I had to be very succinct, ...
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What should I call my 10 year old son in terms of "manhood education"?

I just don't want to fall into the pit of discussing gender issues and gender stereotypes, so in a framework of my question I'll define for myself what you name "developing manhood" as ...
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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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How can I get my toddlers to (let me) wash their faces and hair?

What is a strong persuasive technique to let them wash their faces and shampooing? Sorry, but I don't think there is some magic technique to get them to wash their faces. However, if you try a few ...
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Is it a problem to keep getting my kids small toys / trinkets? 2 and 4 year old

I had the same problem with my son, and my solution was similar to @Willow Rex's amendment, a token system. I spray painted a bunch of pennies with gold paint, and got them each a "treasure bag" (...
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What should I call my 10 year old son in terms of "manhood education"?

Talk is not important. Do and (if applicable) involve him. That's how children absorb personality from their parents. You have a complete freedom about "Do" as long as your son can see, hear ...
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Is the physical affection demonstrated by a child partly genetic?

I think that seeing as we have used selective breeding to breed animals with desirable behavioural traits, such as docility amicability, that it would not be too unrealistic to suggest that some ...
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How much of an effect does parenting style have on a child?

To answer to your question, according to studies in child development, from birth to three years old, findings show that a child's personality is developed. Which means 50% is DNA and 50% is their ...
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Is it a problem to keep getting my kids small toys / trinkets? 2 and 4 year old

Kids want toys, finite. That is normal and they can have already tons, it doesn't matter. Also just for the future, expect to throw masses of these toys away later. If they get older and don't care ...
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