Scott Mitchell
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How can I brush my toddler's teeth when he won't let me?
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Our daughter displayed many of the same behaviors your cite and we had to resort to having one parent hold her while the other brushed her teeth properly. What we found helpful, though, was to have ...

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How do you teach a child religious views?
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As others have said, I'd discourage forcing him to pray. First, it sets the wrong message and could lead to resentment of the religion, since that is an easier view to hold in a child's brain than ...

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Should I let my 5 year old watch the news?
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I agree you want to be careful on how much tragedy you expose a 5 year old to, especially considering that the amount of coverage tragedies get on televised news programs far outweighs their frequency ...

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At what age should a child be introduced to the Television?
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Ideally, never. Imagine if children could not watch television until adulthood, but instead had to entertain themselves, go outside to play, etc. Of course, that's impossible to accomplish in reality....

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How can we get our toddler to accept bedtime?
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Does she sleep with a stuffed animal? If so, maybe you can model the desired behavior via the stuffed animal. It worked for us. For our daughter (age 2) the micro-routine is: Tuck her in - head on ...

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Is "hot saucing" bad parenting?
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Using physical discipline for negative reinforcement is, in my book, bad parenting, and this is what "hot saucing" amounts to. Not to mention, it is cruel. Imagine if I told you about a husband who ...

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Is it reasonable for parents with small children to use the disabled toilet?
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I don't see why there would be anything wrong with using a disabled toilet, whether you have small children or not. The toilets are there for everyone to use and sometimes you may need to wait to use ...

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How old is old enough for a girl to have her ears pierced?
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I agree with Remko that piercing an infant's ears violates their right to their own body since they cannot consent. And I would discourage others from making any sort of body modification to their ...

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What's the best way to deal with bedwetting?
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Aside from limiting liquid consumption to at least an hour before bedtime and using the toilet immediately before going to bed, one thing you may consider trying is: Wake your child up one hour after ...

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