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How rough can rough-housing get for a toddler?

https://www.fatherly.com/health-science/how-parents-accidentally-injure-kids-playing The above article talks about some common unintentional injuries to children. Regarding the position of your ...
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Can it be appropriate for a 9 year old to hang out with a 17 year old?

Got an answer from reddit by user NotChistianRudder: I'm just thinking this through more and here's my checklist for if I, as a parent, would sign off on my 9-year-old hanging out unsupervised with a ...
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Can it be appropriate for a 9 year old to hang out with a 17 year old?

Got an answer from reddit by user DuePomegranate: You know how there's a very successful NGO Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, where adults, often college students, volunteer to be 1-on-1 mentors ...
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I just learned my 15 year old daughter has come out to her friends - should I say anything to her...OR to my wife?

This is an issue between you and you daughter, not between you and your wife. Be straight and honest. Tell the story as it unfolded and tell her that you are sorry that you accidentally stumbled ...
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How to explain to a 6 years old why a smart-phone is not good for her?

How to explain to a 6 years old why a smart-phone is not good for her? You might try to compare its usage to sweets/chocolate. While she might understand that unlimited consumption of that is not ...
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How to explain to a 6 years old why a smart-phone is not good for her?

Kids, especially that young, often want to do things based on what they see their parents and other adults doing. I don't know how often you or other adults in her life use their smart phone in front ...
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How to explain to a 6 years old why a smart-phone is not good for her?

6 years old is quite young to have a cell-phone. Plus, you shouldn't really say "no" to your daughter's face without explanation (other answers already explained this). Providing a good ...
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How to explain to a 6 years old why a smart-phone is not good for her?

I think an important element to this is not just to answer the question with why, which is well covered in @anongoodnurse's answer, but to also explain when. When will it be okay to have a smartphone? ...
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How to explain to a 6 years old why a smart-phone is not good for her?

Explaining a virtual world where dangers exist to a 6 year old will require a lot of comparisons to dangers in the real world. A critical part of shielding her from those dangers is limiting and ...
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