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How do you teach morals and values in non-religious households?
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You raise them with morals by being good parents and instilling your own values upon them. Morals don't require some form of sanctioned text books.

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What are the psychological impacts of a split-religion household?
23 votes

My wife is religious. I am atheist. Our kids seem fine. They go to church with her and learn bible stories. If they ask me questions, I answer honestly. Usually "well, some people think that, some ...

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Just found out my daughter might be gay. Now what?
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I see a few issues here. First, is snooping through her iPhone. Is she aware of this? Is there an agreed upon understanding that what's on that phone is for you to look at? If not, the first issue is ...

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When should I allow a child to swear?
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20 votes

When should I allow a child to swear? When you feel like you should. That's really the only valid answer, as it's an extremely personal decision each parent will make on their own. Along with that ...

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11 year old son searching for porn
15 votes

There's no universal answer to this question. It's going to vary heavily depending on all sorts of factors. I can merely offer my own POV. I'd start by considering that you can't rid the world of ...

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How to get toddler to eat eggs?
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"Would fixing them differently be worth trying?" Given the immense number of ways one can prepare eggs, I'd say 'yes'. Each of my kids like eggs in different ways. One loves them hard-boiled or '...

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How do you evaluate yourself as a parent?
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13 votes

If you are asking the question, then that's all that matters. The act of asking the question implies that you care how you are doing as a parent and that means you're likely the best parent you can be ...

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Are there any dangers or downsides to white noise as a calming tool
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I am neither a scientist nor a doctor, but I believe they spent 9 months listening to white noise (well, 4 months, at least) in the womb. And given that most of us have fallen asleep as infants with ...

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What is a good age to start taking your kids to the cinema?
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It really depends entirely on the child. As for: what to do if they are bored after 5 minutes Leave. Be prepared to NOT make it through the entire film and be OK leaving early if need be. That ...

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How much time is too much time playing educational computer games?
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I thought I'd expand my comment into an answer: Whether or not media is considered educational is a bit of a red herring. If a kid is going to watch TV or play a game, yes, it might as well be ...

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Is it okay to listen to rap music with violence and swear words when you're with your 7 month old?
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Even some of the MCs known for their notorious lyrics don't feel that they are suitable for children's ears. To quote Willie D of the Ghetto Boys (censored a bit): Interviewer: Well that’s ...

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How to clean the face of a newborn?
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For a 10 day old, I'd not use soap at all. From the Mayo Clinic: The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends sponge baths until the umbilical cord stump falls off — which might take up to three ...

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How to talk with your teenage son when he caught you having sex with your partner?
9 votes

Hopefully you've already had the 'big talk' if your son is already a teenager. If not, now is the perfect time to bring up the topic and get talking. If you already had the talk, then he's likely as ...

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How do my wife and I stop our son from learning to swear from us?
9 votes

You are asking how to prevent your kids from picking up your language without actually curbing your language. Short of forcing the kid to wear ear plugs, there isn't a solution for that. So, assume ...

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What TV shows are wholesome for primary-schoolers?
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I'm not sure kids TV is any more violence than it was 20/30 years ago. Bugs bunny is as insulting as Spongebob. The pink panther is as 'violent' as Adventure Time. The difference is that you're now an ...

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How do we keep kindergartners entertained while camping?
8 votes

bikes sticks mud bugs frogs hot chocolate marshmallows frisbee/balls/bats/horseshoes hiking climbing binoculars board games

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Is it reasonable to put limits on a pre-teen playing video games?
7 votes

I think everyone's definition of 'reasonable' will be different--not to mention every child's situation would be different. I think as a general rule, the best would be: Is the amount of time ...

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Homework in schools in England
6 votes

Hence in effect the homework is more for the parents, who are supposed to do the schools job and teach their child to write letters. That's not that far off base. For young kids, homework is very ...

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Should I supplement children's education at home?
6 votes

We're struggling with similar questions ourselves. Our children are still in grade school and we made a cross country move this year. One of our kids adopted wonderfully and is happy both academically ...

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Do we need an electronic breast pump?
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6 votes

The question is if you need a pump or not. If you need a pump, get the electric one. For us, the pump was good for storing 'extra' (when mom needs a night off for instance). It was also a necessity ...

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Why does my toddler want to take her clothes off?
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Just adding to the chorus...clothes, for the most part, suck! Our 10 year old still will often come in the house after school and the first thing he does is strip to his underwear. Now that I work ...

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Why would my 9-week-old refuse to nurse from breast?
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Many Hospitals in the US have Lactation consultants and this is all they do. We had issues with our second child that was stressing both the baby and the mommy out. The consultant came in and worked ...

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Is crib use (mostly) universal?
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The main alternative is co-sleeping, which, I believe, much of the planet's population still does. We did that mainly because it was just way more convenient for Mom. She could just roll over to ...

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Why does my 16-year-old hate me?
5 votes

Most of these answer seem to be brushing it off as 'normal teenage angst/opposition'. That may be the case, but we're talking 4 years here. This seems like it could be a very real mental health issue....

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How to deal with a teenage daughter who refuses to dress modestly
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You are the parent and you do have the final say. That said, it's always good to pick your battles. Is she an otherwise good daughter? Good student? Then perhaps you are a bit too hung up on this ...

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At what age should I explain to my kids that we don't believe in God?
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First, consider the methods. To teach that a specific god exists, you would typically raise your child as a member of a particular church. To teach that 'god' doesn't exist, I see two primary ...

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Should we see a Speech Development Specialist?
3 votes

Yes, you should take him to specialist for speech therapy. Or, rather, take him to a specialist who can determine what may (or may not) be the issue and if speech therapy is the next step. Also, ...

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How do you manage free time when you have kids?
3 votes

I think you're maybe asking the wrong question. You really don't have free time with 2 young kids in the house and two working parents. I think you need to ask a) how do we get more free time? or ...

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What to look out for when buying a mosquito repellent (or alternatives) for my kids
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Per your comment, you don't have screens on the windows. The screens do serve a purpose, and that's to keep insects out of the house. I'd say that's by far the safest and easiest option for keeping ...

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How can I move my toddler's interest from toys to playmates?
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"Collaborative play" is where children begin to play with other children directly. Before they move into that stage, they may play amongst other children, but tend to still be solo playing (called "...

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