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The birth of a child is an occasion where family often will pull out the stops to help, my mother and sister each came from NYC to London for a week and a half after my second was born, giving my wife and I 3 weeks of help, which was great. So you might want to have that conversation with them, there may be someone who would be happy to take the time. ...


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This will depend on location, but some things you can try: There are many daycares that offer emergency overnight services for things like this. Ask your current daycare. If you don't have a daycare this is a perfect example of why you should have one, even if you choose not to use it often. You have time, find a daycare that offers this service. With your ...


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I think what you're describing is quite normal. There's a saying (at least in Swedish) that this is the age when children grow independent and parents grow defiant. I think that's a helpful mindset. A child of that age is picking up new skills at a tremendous pace, and constantly exploring the world and gaining new experiences. As adults, we are sometimes ...


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I don’t have personal experience with getting kids to wear eyeglasses, and I’m not familiar with the “most common methods” of getting them to wear glasses, but I recently had some trouble getting my 7 year old (“normal” development) to wear orthotics in his shoes, so I will share what worked for us. My son is an “idiopathic” toe walker, and prior to ...


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I remember every instruction given to me by my optician as a child. I still can't even wipe my glasses with tissues as I was told very sternly not to at about 8. My optician said "put these on when you get up and they are the last thing you take off at night" when I got my first pair at 3 years old, and I still do. So take him back to the opticians for a ...


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What you're describing is entirely normal social development for that stage, and exactly the same thing happened (and still happens, to a lesser extent) to my children, particularly my younger child (who cared/cares more about what people think about him than my older child). He's in an environment where he has different preferences to his friends, and both ...


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It does sound concerning that there's been a sudden acceleration of the tantrums, but the doctor's observation that everything seems normal otherwise is reassuring (though not a guarantee.) You've handled it well until this recent phase, in which you're perplexed and exhausted. This is an age where kids start asserting their wish for autonomy. Needless to ...


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Same here. My daughter adopted a slightly different position a few months later than yours but I never thought it is anything to be "dealt with". A year on and everything thing is fine. I think it is the time they start feeling "sleep dizziness" after getting up. Everyone expresses it in their own original way. If everything else is fine, as it seems to be, ...


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In my point of view , children should spend a lot of time with the screen.My 6 year old adopted son,spends a lot of time on the computer.However he has restricted access to video games. When I was young , I always used to study things beyond my homework. That tourned out to be really beneficial for me ,because except my studies subject , I have mastered ...


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What is warmer - fleece pants/fleece-lined jeans/ good ol' jeans or sweatpants? The closer it is to the skin, the warmer it will feel but any additional layer will make it warmer. In the wintertime, our daughter usually wears indoors a pair of tights and jeans. We also have fleece-lined tights that do quite nicely with a dress. Outdoors, she wears ...


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