WendyG
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My child witnessed a toddler being taught to cuss by older kids. How to deal with rude language at social gatherings?
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All you can do is teach your own child. It is never too early to learn that not everyone believes the same stuff, or even agrees on good behaviour. Your son will already have learnt those words at ...

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How to wean a 1-year-old of breastfeeding, especially night feeds?
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I have good and bad news, this can be done, but it isn't quick or easy. top tips Make waking up in the night dull Keep it dark, a nightlight is good for this keep it quiet and calm, so only person I ...

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Does separating necessarily cause damage?
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From my experience of my parents very messy divorce as a 10 year old (so old enough to have a little understanding of what was going on) It is the anger of the separation that caused me most pain. ...

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How to convince a 4-year old child that professional cyclists are not littering during a race?
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You can explain to your son, that as part of the race people are paid to follow behind and pick up the rubbish. BUT why can't the cyclists just put it back?

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When to teach a child about what is good and bad about the world so they don't adopt bad habits?
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I started at day 1 (but my sister laughed at me). But seriously if something is wrong explain why in as suitable language as you can We don't throw stone it might hurt people How Would you ...

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How to figure out why parents are so strict about Internet access?
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As a parent I agree with your parents. I trusted my son with his phone, turns out I was wrong. Almost every single piece of advice for parents on how to keep their kids safe (which isn't just about ...

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I have custody of grandson, he won’t let me out of his sight
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I would try it gradually. I am presuming you are UK because of the ages (starting school at 5) I would try a nursery 1 morning a week, and make him stick with it. Maybe even make it an hour or 2 the ...

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How do I get my 3 year old son to wear his prescription glasses?
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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 ...

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How to end 9-year-old's video game time with less stress?
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With my son I made it simple, every time he threw a tantrum about coming off it was a 2 day ban. I gave him a 2 min warning to get to a safe space, end of round etc. When time was up and he threw a ...

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My baby stays awake and plays until 4 am
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The biggest thing I spotted was the 2 naps https://www.littleones.co/blogs/our-blog/nap-transitions-how-and-when-your-baby-will-drop-their-naps Between 12-15 months your baby should then drop from ...

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1 year old keeps waking up at 3 am
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Once you have established that it isn't teething, it may be time for some sleep training if you haven't done it before. This was the method I used with my son: https://www.netmums.com/baby/sleep-...

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If my 4-year-old pees his pants, should I wake him up to toilet or just change his pants?
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My son was daytime dry at about 2 years, he was 5 or 6 before he was nighttime dry. Just use pull up nappies. There is some hormone that gets released to wake you up in the night, that doesn't come in ...

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How to get my teenage son's enthusiasm back?
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Here are some things I have tried that seemed to work (my son is also 13) I have told him he is only allowed on the PC 4 nights a week. I have allowed him to choose which 4 nights so he can co-...

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Toy safety 3 years old - what are the reasons?
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Everything I read when investigating this said 3 is the average age by which babys stop mouthing. https://www.babycentre.co.uk/x6721/why-does-my-baby-put-everything-in-her-mouth By the time she's ...

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2.5 years old wants bottle of water to fall asleep
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if he is drinking that much before bed, he doesn't seem to be drinking enough before bedtime, try giving him a drink he likes about 1 hour before bed, a glass of milk etc. Then try to refuse these ...

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How do I get my 3 1/2 year-old to poop in the potty and not on the floor?
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We used bribery, our daughter got a stupidly small gift* wrapped up each time she used her potty. All of these gifts were on show in the front room in a basket, she got to choose one every time she ...

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Toddler misbehaves a lot less with dad, than with mom
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Parents often ask "why does my kid behave for grand-parents/teachers/ other people but not me" and an answer often given is trust. The kids don't know what will happen with the other adults, will ...

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What to do about my 20-month-old daughter not sleeping through the night?
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Once my kids could climb out of their cots I took them out of cots as I felt that was dangerous. I put a child gate on their bedroom door, and honestly just left them too it. A couple of times I ...

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My 13-year-old son has a hard time doing his math homework. How can I help him?
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The advice from our school was to do a set time amount of homework on each subject, so 30 mins per subject at most. If the homework can not be done in that time, then the school needs to be contacted ...

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I'm tired of living a double life with my parents. How can I set boundaries with them?
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I think you have to "come out" to your parents. You might lose your relationship with them... but do you honestly have one now? There really is only 1 solution to living a double life, get rid of the ...

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What is the purpose of asking a child to give money on the street?
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What is the purpose of doing so? They parents surely could have done that themselves. Well yes we could also clean their rooms, wash up after the dinner we cooked, cook every meal. But one day ...

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My newborn does not want to sleep at night
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Don't worry as others have said this is all perfectly normal. here are the things that confused me most. I had read books which said my baby should be going to bed at 7, my babies bedtime was 11, I ...

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