Ettina
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When does an adoption "sink in" for a child?
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Even if he doesn't understand it now, he does still know about it. As he gets older and gains more understanding of how the world works, he'll reinterpret his adoption story bit by bit as more of it ...

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Is this strange behavior for a 5-year-old?
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I can't diagnose someone over the internet, but it's possible he might be on the autistic spectrum. Repetitive speech patterns, spacing out, taking things literally, and poor memory are all common ...

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Toddler is ignored by other person/child. Should I let her learn the lesson or should I step in and entertain her?
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If she's remaining calm and the other person isn't getting mad at her, let her try to resolve the situation herself. If the other person starts getting annoyed or she starts getting frustrated, ...

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Why does my daughter smile and start to laugh at me when I am noticeably really angry at her?
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I'm autistic and I do this too. It's not defiance or satisfaction at provoking the person or anything like that. It's completely involuntary and not associated with happiness at all. My impression is ...

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In Rural India; 14 yo daughter broke her friendship due to her feelings on homosexuality. What to do?
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Your best approach may be to try to get her to imagine what this other girl is feeling. Ask her to think about when she first got interested in boys (I'm assuming she is). Make sure she recognizes ...

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How can we help our son deal with his girlfriend's emotional issues?
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Although I can't diagnose someone online from second-hand information, what you've described suggests that your son's girlfriend may be suffering from borderline personality disorder. If so, that'a ...

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How do I address lack of tact in a 4 year old?
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I think expecting tact from a 4 year old is kind of futile. Children that age only have the most limited ability to take another person's perspective. For example, most kids can't tell the difference ...

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Adopt before giving birth, or give birth before adopting?
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If you're adopting a baby, I don't think it really matters. If you're adopting an older child (who are the ones most in need), that's a different matter, because some of these children can have ...

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Is (supervised) play time alone beneficial for an infant/toddler?
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I'd say let him play on his own as much as he wants to. Make sure he can come and get you guys if he gets distressed, but if he's happy, there's no problem. If he never engaged in social play with ...

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At what age is it suggested to enunciate specific expectations regarding sexual activity?
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I'd say you should base it off of what your child is doing so far. Try to cultivate an open dialogue around crushes and attraction, so you have a general idea of where your kid is at - are they at the ...

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Are children harmed by the awareness of their parent's sexuality and sexual activity?
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I think it depends on the context and age of the child. I doubt a baby would be harmed by witnessing their parents have sex, as long as they aren't having sex with the child. However, an older child ...

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