Ivana
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My daughter just turned 13 and confides in me she wants to be a boy
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This is not a full answer, more some advice. You say your daughter has some social anxiety (quite normal, certainly at that age) and that you work a lot. Is it possible she spends a lot of time alone ...

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Potty training 7 year old
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In addition to the other advice, potty/toilet training will involve having the child wear regular underwear. That way she will know when she has peed herself and it will get uncomfortable & cold ...

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How can I convince my child to write?
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When we learn new things, we very rarely do them right the very first time. Your child is now at an age where he can understand when he does something like writing correctly and when not. It is ...

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I have custody of grandson, he won’t let me out of his sight
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I don't know if this is a good enough answer for your situation and what you have tried so far. Young children generally want grown-ups to be there. My son is 4.5 and even at the times he entertains ...

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How do I prevent my grandchildren from throwing a big fit when I leave them after playing with them for a few hours?
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It has been said in the other answers implicitly, but it really should be stressed more: do not try to sneak away to make goodbye's less painful. That will make the next goodbye only harder. (And its ...

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How do we help 2 yo play independently when we’re busy?
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Anecdotal: we newer got our child to play independently when we are around but grandma did. She would give him a wooden train set to play with. Then she would play with him for a while and show him ...

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My 8 y/o kid has problems socialising and said he hates himself
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Socializing is difficult and children learn it by playing together. It can be fun but can also be scary, confusing, frustrating and discouraging. It is possible that you kid learned he could get ...

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Sources to help you in teaching your kid your native language
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We did not do the wise thing of having one parent, or even just grandparents, speaking exclusively our native language to our child. As a result my son now knows only a few words. However, i do plan ...

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How to keep a 2 year old toddler entertained throughout the day?
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This is a timeless question, i'll add a timeless answer: sand! My kid needed to be entertained all the time, except if there was sand to play with.

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My 4yo son is addicted to cartoons. Do I need to forcefully control his watching habits or should I let him watch?
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Kids soak up what they see and hear. My son could recite whole parts of the dialog in the stories we read him. Then he started whatching cartoons and the characters from the cartoons started filling ...

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Teenage daughter refusing to go to school
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To the already excellent answers on how to deal with your daughter, i would like to add that the school is totally failing her and your familly. Your child is in their care, she has serious problems ...

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Tools to log and analyse a toddlers diet
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I'm using Feed Baby (Pro) to track feeding, sleeping, diapers and so on. I find it very user-friendly, for example you tap to log what is going on now, and you hold to log an event that happend in the ...

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Indulging mobile game obsession Pokémon Go in 6-year old
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With the knowledge of hindsight, here would be my advice to my past self: Don't do it! Yes you will have to police phone-use 24/7. Be aware the phone may be hidden under a pillow, or under some ...

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How can I deal with stealing at school (by other kids)?
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A lot of really good answers here, I just want to add that there are likely to be similar situations in the future where the teacher/carer will not see what went on or not think it important enough. ...

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How to cut a newborn's nails?
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We were instructed to file down the nails with a soft cardboard-ish file, in the first weeks/months when the nails are still very soft. Later i would use whatever worked, like clipping the nails ...

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What are the objective arguments against immunizations for infants and children?
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While I agree with most of the other answers (i.e. there are few if any objective arguments against immunizing) I think it would be more fair to stress the possible conflict between public health ...

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How to handle 3-year-old's fear of failure?
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To the already excellent answers i would like to add 'persistance'. My son did not like drawing, drawings did not come out as he liked and when he played with his older niece and she drew something ...

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Four Year Old - Won't listen, cries frequently, incredibly stubborn
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This will be only a partial answer, because it does not work for not picking up toys in the evening, when you are pressed for time and you need your child to stay calm so she can sleep. But for ...

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