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6 Year Old meal Time expectations
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This parent is of the strong opinion that if the kid does not eat a proper amount for every meal, on a structured timetable the kid will fall behind (growth wise, intelligence wise, discipline wise). ...

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How to teach a toddler to identify colors correctly?
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It's normal, and you're expecting too much. Colors are hard, for a variety of reasons explained in this article: Colors are not a thing like a "ball" or a "dog", but a property of a thing Colors are ...

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How to be honest and sensitive while talking to my sister's children about religion?
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Live and let live. While you will obviously want to go along with the show at the bar mitzvah, if the nephews ever ask about your beliefs, I see no reason to lie, even by omission. If your sister's ...

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I am 24 years old. I found marijuana and ecstasy my 17 year old sister's room. What should I do?
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I'm seeing a lot of hysterical overreaction here. Ecstasy, used occasionally and in small quantities, is not a high-risk drug: something goes wrong about 1 out of 10,000 times, compared with 1 in 350 ...

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Is my 2 year old's speech on-par?
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Yes, it's normal. The speed of speech development varies widely, but all that's expected from a two-to-three year-old is that they form two-word phrases and speak sufficiently comprehensibly to be ...

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Can you get a toddler to be nice to his friends?
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In a word, no. Two-year-olds don't have "friends" in any rational sense of the word, and only a dim grasp of what being "nice" even means. In fact, your son is already being comparatively nice, ...

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Encourage pre-schooler to keep room clean
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Instead of a weekly job fit only for Hercules, we incorporate clean-up into our daily bedtime routine: clean up, brush teeth, shower/bath, pyjamas, bedtime story, nighty-night. It's not negotiable, ...

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How to stop my father from physically abusing me
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This is going to get downvoted to hell, but I'm going to post it anyway, since the accepted answers are "Dad, please stop beating me" (unlikely to hurt, but does anybody here really think that will ...

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Is having a sibling better for a child?
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Your gut feeling is correct! Stereotypes aside, all the actual scientific research done on this indicates that not only are only children equally well adjusted, but they tend to (slightly) outperform ...

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Minimum age required for jacuzzi bath
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The age limit is high pretty much entirely because of liability, the pool doesn't want young kids drowning or getting heat stroke in there. Some spas also don't want rambunctious kids romping around ...

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Feeding Baby while Traveling
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Flights are a brief disruption to routine, so you can and should adjust your routines to accommodate them as well. In other words, if baby can't eat soft and juicy things cleanly yet, then either ...

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Fear/interest in thunder and lightning
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This kind of thing is pretty common, my older son has a similar love/hate-relationship with, of all things, hot air balloons. It was triggered when he saw one float past really close, enough to see ...

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Sleeping duration for a toddler
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Don't worry about it. Toddler sleep patterns vary widely, and if he's sleeping OK during the night plus happy when he's awake, all is good. However, I have a sneaky suspicion that waking up at 6pm ...

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Restricting infant on almost every move
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Parents who spend their days yelling "No, don't touch, be careful, it's dangerous" at their offspring and not following through are a pet peeve of mine. I try to adopt a two-pronged strategy: 1) ...

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Why would a one year old suddenly refuse solid foods
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Almost certainly, since children at that age change their preferences constantly. My son has been running hot and cold on (eg.) avocados ever since he started eating solids: sometimes they're the ...

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For the benefit of the child: what's better - no father or bad father?
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I'm going to be blunt and politically incorrect here: it sounds to me like you've already decided to cut off the father's contact with his child, and are now asking us to justify your decision and ...

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Toddler injured nose while playing
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Your question is indeed very similar, and the same answers apply. But, to be honest, if he banged his nose a bit but nothing is obviously broken, there are no signs of concussion, he recovered within ...

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First solids and food allergies
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If by "local rash" you mean a red patch on the chin or something, odds are very high it's got nothing to do with the foods you are feeding him, particularly if it's something like rice that virtually ...

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First keyboard: Qwerty or Dvorak?
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Answer: QWERTY. For better or worse, it's the standard that she'll have to deal with everywhere outside your home. I'm also a bit surprised by various answers that seem to accept Dvorak's claims of ...

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How to deal with a separated family as an adult child when my parents want me to spend more time with them?
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Short and not so sweet: no, you don't have your own life until you move out from living with your parents, and you should. If you say you can't do it financially, then figure out what it would take ...

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2 year old still does not (and has never) slept through the night
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Here's a simple suggestion for temporarily restoring your sanity: move his crib/bed into your bedroom. This will make settling him if he wakes up much easier and faster, and hopefully he'll be ...

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Can you detect peanut allergies in babies from kissing on the cheek?
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While life would be easier if you could always connect A to B, things usually aren't that simple. It's quite possible that the "bunch of red bumps" you describe were a) there already but you didn't ...

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Is the expensive (organic, with DHA) milk better for my toddler than the regular milk?
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No, it's unlikely to be worth it from a health perspective. There's essentially no evidence that organic food is any "better" (or worse) for you, and the jury is still out for the effects of DHA: ...

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Is it a good idea to go on an overseas holiday with a 6 month old baby?
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Yes, 6 months is a great time to travel with babies. They're big enough to not cry randomly and have a schedule you can plan around, but small enough to still be easily portable and immobile. Now ...

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