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How to answer my 5 year old why I can tell her what she has to do, and why she can't tell me what to do
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Try to go along this line: There are rules that exist for everyone. I have to go to work. You have to go to school. I tell you about the rules because I know them; I don't just make them up to ...

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5yrs old being bossy... Is this too much or tolerable at this age?
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By tolerating the behavior, you're validating the behavior. Her age doesn't matter - it only make the problem your responsibility. Let's call things as they are: your daughter bullied another girl to ...

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Parents pressuring me to choose a major
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We know a bit about your situation, we weren't there for your ill fated phone call, so I'll give you barely an answer. First : Do you have someone in your family that can act as an intermediary, like ...

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How to raise a more tolerant 13yo boy towards LGBT?
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This post does not really answer the question, but it prepare the road to find an answer : Being tolerant and being comfortable are two very different things. It might just be that for different ...

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How to help a 9-year-old boy learn to handle losing at games/sports?
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Try to find cooperative games (Red October, Forbidden Island for examples) or purely random games. In the first case, everyone lose or win together. In the second case, win or loss are purely ...

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I'm a step father, I don't have any children of my own, how do I deal with a teen boy that acts extremely feminine?
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Welcome. I see you worry very much about your step-son. Well... don't. I known it's easier said than done. He likes "girly" things and playing girly characters. A lot of people do - at the very ...

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Will a road trip (travel) make an infant weaker and more prone to illness?
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This is from a recent experience, not a pediatrician advice. I have a 8.5 month old daughter, underweight. She had a slight cold at the time but she's usually pretty though (my wife caught a minor ...

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What advice can I give to a teen who wants to tell his dad uncomfortable truths?
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There is something called "non violent communication" (not sure about the translation). IF the other person is disposed to hear what you have to say, it's really useful as it prevent anger to set in. ...

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Is it normal for wife to be angry at baby often?
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From experience : it can happen. there is probably a mix of tiredness (especially if it happens at nights) and hormonal effects at play. Yelling at a baby is pointless until... I can't remember but 1 ...

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Considering private schools, including religious ones
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I can't speak for the schools you want to survey precisely, because regulation can change heavily from one place to another. I'll give you an answer for France, where I live. Here, private schools are ...

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Playing Imagination Game with my 5-year-old girl
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Take a look at No Thank You Evil ! A game of Make-Believe from Monte Cook. It's designed for kids from 5 years old. It sounds a bit like what you are doing but with a bit more structure.

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Getting used to Stomach Sleeping
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My girl did that one month ago, it last for a week or so. So, here is what worked for us : Go to bed earlier : a few weeks of sacrificed evenings is nothing to keeping your job, if your kid cry at ...

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How do you entertain a 7 week old infant?
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You don't do much... If you fear Flat Head that much, you should buy a helmet. Else, just let your kid sleep and rest on his own, somewhere where you can see him and where he can see you. You don't ...

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How can I be a parent with severe disabilities?
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This is too heavy for a comment, a bit light for an answer. Also, it's more of an answer to your own answer. First, a caveat : the few disabled parents that I know personally had at least one disabled ...

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How can you make sure a game is suitable for children
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If you are buying in a shop, most clerk will tell you if a game is suitable or will give you proper details. Else, just take 15 minutes to check a "let's play" video on Youtube. At the begining the ...

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How to talk to school/nursery personnel about the quality of language?
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One solution might be indirect communication : send an email with the correct texts, saying that it would be better, then check the developments.

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How can I demonstrate to my wife that her overprotecting my crawling son is counterproductive
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You can't protect your kids from everything. That's a given. Without saying your kid could play in the dustbin or the trash can, you can highlight that a clean but not aseptized environment can ...

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Should I report the mother of my children to the social services?
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The answers will depend a bit on the UK social system concerning child care. I'd say to proceed the following way : stack up a couple of holidays. Use those for a physical appointment with someone ...

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