FeralSquirrel
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My mother doesn't like me locking my phone
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It has a pattern lock on it, and my mother doesn't know the pattern. She says that the only reason I'd put a pattern lock was if I was doing something wrong. I say that I'm not, but then she insists ...

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Five-year-old son constantly fondling himself - is it normal?
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It's perfectly normal- my own used to do the same- though he's always been something of a "fiddler" and likes to fidget with everything from the seams of his trousers, to whatever he's got in his ...

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4-year-old going on holiday without parents
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This is absolutely fine. My son has spent 8 days at his grandmothers every year during the summer holidays before we go over to have a shared holiday together for a week- we never made a fuss over it, ...

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How to explain to my children their mother's cancer?
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Firstly I'd like to say- congratulations to you both on getting this far through and doing as well as you have. Now- I have been through this exact situation, near enough- my Father was diagnosed ...

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I have a 1-year-old daughter. How to define the difference between buying her a toy she wants and spoiling her?
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The simple answer to what you've done- no. Putting this into the greater framework of parenting in general though, I'd have to say that the response would be to, as @User1751825 has said- ...

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How will parents fighting affect kids?
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Speaking from experience, it does nothing productive for the child. Doesn't matter if they're 2, younger or older. Being in an environment where shouting is a regular occurrence can lead to a number ...

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5yr old son becomes much more disobedient in public vs. in private
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I believe I know where you're coming from- it isn't necessarily late, or early, it can be any time of day that you're seeing other people (or have visitors to yours) and he'll be perfect when he's ...

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How to remove electronics and shift sleep schedule of 6-year old?
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There's an awful lot of things going on here, goodness me. Right now, she's a single-parent. She rarely takes action because of work, due to tiredness and partying. She only has time for her during ...

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What to dow when my 13-year-old son still wants to hold my hand?
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There's a host of variables here to bear in mind- age, maturity, understanding and feelings. First of all, at 13 he's likely to understand what it means to be holding his father's hand still- for ...

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My 4-year-old daughter's father doesn't want to be a committed dad, yet keeps her hopes alive. How to deal with the situation in her best interest?
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I'll try to touch on a few points just to try and give a "broader" perspective. My daughter's father is a good "part-time" parent who makes his own schedule. If he doesn't want to show up, he won't....

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What can a father do in raising girls who will practice abstinence?
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This is a more complicated query than it may at first appear- daughters and abstinence. It covers topics from religion and faith, sexuality and maturity, to pressure or guidance as well as ...

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How to childproof an ethernet wall jack
1 votes

Before I had a child, I stuck to using WiFi to get access in the room with my PC in- not ideal, but worked, not a huge problem. However the router was simply rubbish and before long the signal was ...

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Teenage withdrawal into iPod
1 votes

There's no necessarily easy answer to this. We live an hour away from my daughter's school. She takes a train to get to school. Now bearing in mind just how far away she is, even if there's a way ...

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My son wants to learn to ride a motorbike. How can I discourage him?
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The most important thing to bear in mind here is that he's 18- he's not obligated to do what you want in any way, shape or form. Sure, you may not like that he wants to get a motorcycle, presumably ...

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2-year-old screaming and tantrum when left at daycare
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The important thing to bear in mind with children is that all are different. Not just yours, your relatives and friends- around the globe, every child is different, unique. While your daughter or ...

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1-year old cries when denied the things he wants
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1 year olds will, inevitably, want things that they can't have. They'll want everything, just to experience and see what it is, what it can do and if it's fun. If they get denied that, don't like ...

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Is it normal that father kisses his teenager son on the lips?
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I'll say simply- this is very Apples and Oranges and there's a lot of factors in play. Firstly, this is Television- as a result, a pinch, cup or gritting lorries worth of salt should be taken with ...

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