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First - I'm very surprised to see the parents asked you to break the news to the children. It seems to me like this is the sort of thing they should be doing! Second - what you're describing is normal. Children need time to process new information, and especially when it's something so totally new to them that they don't have any reference to compare it to,...


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"Holding grudges" has a negative connotation, so I wouldn't quite phrase it that way. Can young children remember who, for example, they cannot trust any longer? Absolutely. I agree with @Joe that informing the child was the job of the parents. And that their job now is to give her the emotional vocabulary to work out her feelings. In fact, all I ...


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Your 2.5 year old feels safe at home, and so is happy to test her boundaries and learn about things at home. On the road, at Grandma's, etc., these are less familiar environments, and she'll naturally act more restrained, take her cues from you as to how to act. How you deal with it at home? Well, congratulations, your daughter knows how to tell when she ...


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"Naked Weekend" is a pretty common way to approach potty training; often it just takes one weekend. Your modification - letting him put his clothes back on when he's gone - might work well for your child! Don't worry about the "playing with himself" - that's just learning his body, it's totally okay and expected at that age. Of course, ...


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It sounds like you're well prepared to protect your child from exposure to particulate matter. So congrats on your good planning! My major concern with renovating during the colder months would be exposure to VOCs (volatile organic compounds). I can't cite definitive literature for problems with children, because it's a relatively new concern except for ...


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If she won't regulate herself, for whatever reason, you have to do it for her. Don't wait for her to say anything, don't ask her if she has to go; tell her to go. "Lunch time, but first we tinkle". "Let's tinkle before we get dressed". Say it like it's a thing that is going to happen, not a suggestion up for negotiation, or a question ...


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This question is very old but I will offer my opinion in the hope that others find this useful. He sounds like a normal little boy to me, kids can have lots of energy and that can be exacerbated if they have a poor diet. So there would be a couple of things I would suggest. Look at his diet and try and regulate the amount of sugary food he gets as what he ...


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