Aravis
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A man I met online wants to take pictures of my daughter
24 votes

No. Just no. I appreciate @anongoodnurse's attempt to give him every benefit of the doubt, but this situation is not anything close to professional. A professional photographer, or even a serious ...

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What are the merits of TV vs DVD?
10 votes

This is of course very subjective, but one of the reasons I dislike TV is because of the advertisements. My kid starts asking for everything from snacks that she tries once and never touches again to ...

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Why is our three year old fixated on... 'Dark' things?
5 votes

Neither spiders, snakes, nor dinosaurs are "dark" things. Those are pretty normal interests for children. The if/then scenarios sound like she's working out of cause and effect - a normal and healthy ...

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Mother won't let me buy a new car (cultural clash in parent-child relationships)
4 votes

I would take it as good advice from someone who loves you and wants what is best for you, and also has more life experience than you. IMO, she has a point, particularly since you say this is something ...

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Is it common for a 3 month old baby to drool and suck their fingers?
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Yes, completely normal, and you should absolutely NOT try to "break his habits!" Drooling and chewing on anything that's handy is a natural response to impending teething. If you don't want him to ...

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What is the impact on kids of having two working parents?
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The question seems to assume that the impact is negative, but research is showing the exact opposite. This study came out just last month showing that a working mother is correlated with positive ...

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My 2 and half year old niece does not trust anyone else besides her mom and dad
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3 votes

In this situation, I think the best thing is to get her used to the idea in stages. You come over and all three of you (niece, mom, and you) have a good time playing together. You come over and all ...

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Should I be concerned about my 6-year-old daughter resolving most of things with crying or yelling?
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2 votes

Nothing you said here overly concerns me. Your wife is correct that children, even siblings, can have very different temperaments. It is most likely a maturity issue. Small children are unable to ...

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How often do you take a teenager with glasses in for a vision checkup?
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You need to take her once a year. For one thing, as you point out, her prescription is only valid for one year. If her glasses were lost or damaged, you will have to get an appointment and have her ...

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How to encourage a six-year-old to habitually drink more fluids?
1 votes

I also have a child who needs to drink a lot for health reasons, including a tendency towards constipation. What helped for her was gamifying her water intake. We'd send her to school with a large ...

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How to choose between one activity vs another?
1 votes

I think your last comment is on the right track. If you don't think she is understanding the consequences, help her to think through them. Eg., she may just have a small part this year, but having the ...

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How can we teach my preschooler to not interrupt?
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The best way I have heard (and that we use at home) is to give the child a sign to use. My daughter will raise her hand, because that's what she has learned in school. For a smaller child, it might be ...

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