Ida
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My wife wants a 4th baby, but I don't
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While you asked about pro/con of more children, I am going to take a step back and puzzle something out of the arguments you presented. Note that your arguments are either very logical (bigger house,...

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Is there a benefit or harm in letting a 3 year old control her own bedtime routine?
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3 years old is a prime time for children to assert their independence, developmentally they understand they are separate entities from everyone else. With some kids, choices are key. Many are ...

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Is it too dangerous for my 2-year-old son to watch YouTube on the iPad for hours?
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Beofett's answer is excellent, but I would like to add a few personal observations which were too long for a comment. Youtube, specifically, can be very hard to control. Our toddler (3.5 years) does ...

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How to keep a 21-month-old safe, who has learned how to climb out of his crib when angry?
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I personally think 21 months is time for a bed he can get in and out of himself - my parenting style leans towards independent kids. That doesn't help with the tantrums though. I have 2 suggestions ...

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How can I make my 3 weeks old to sleep on his own?
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So this doesn't seem too unusual to me. Many babies prefer to be held, and some more than others. A few suggestions: Have you tried swaddling? The feeling of being wrapped mimics the feeling in the ...

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How do I get my father to stop making everything about him
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No, you are not unreasonable. Your father is overstepping his bounds. He may be lonely, he may be a control freak. 1) & 2). Did you explain your reasoning to him? But don't mention this again. ...

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Should I force the toddler to speak the words and sentences which she is finding difficult to speak?
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I would suggest a 3rd option. Our kids are bilingual in English (used in preschool) and Danish (used at home). They are currently 2 & 4. We speak almost only Danish to them, though we do read ...

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How often should I take my 18 month child out of home
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I don't think there is any connection to indoors/outdoors and introvert/extrovert. However, a 18 month old is really developing very fast, and should be developing social, motor and language skills. ...

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How to handle a 1-year-old pointing at and wanting things?
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Pointing is really the first way kids start to express their wants other than crying, so this is exciting for them. They also sometimes just want to know what something is. I find that the most ...

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At what week will the doctor be able to determine my Baby's Sex
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While Calvin's answer is awesome, you may be able to identify the baby's genitalia at an ultra sound. In the US, OB/GYNs don't usually do ultra sounds between 12 and 20 weeks, and in most cases the ...

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Is it safe to take a baby under 6 months old to an old folks home?
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This may fall under medical advice, and I am not a doctor or health professional. On WebMD, under the flu & cold section, they mention newborns younger than 6 weeks are at higher risk for colds ...

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How to deal with a preteen's sudden unhealthy obsession?
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I don't have a lot of experience with pre-teen girls, other than having been one once upon a time, but since I was asked to elaborate on my comment. I agree with your assessment that making it '...

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What factors should I consider when deciding to let children fly unaccompanied?
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First off check that it is possible, I know some airplanes have rules about minimum ages for unaccompanied minors, so you may want to check. Also, don't assume you can take them to and pick them up ...

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When to start teaching reading
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This is based on my experience with my son, who is 3.5 and does not read yet. You can start by teaching him to recognize letters. Alphabet books, blocks and lots of other toys have letters on them. ...

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Disney, Dreamworks and Pixar: What is the appropriate age to start showing their films to a child?
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It really depends on the movie. Our 3 year old loved Cars since he was 2, and was happily watching Planes at 3. He was not interested in Horton Hears a Who - too much dialogue even if the content is ...

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How do you handle invites and venue registration for a venue birthday party when you don't know the turnout?
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Invites For pre-K I would advice inviting ALL the kids in his class. My own pre-K boys don't remember all their friends, say the love playing with someone one day, and says they 'never liked him' the ...

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Is plane flight safe for a newborn?
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@anongoodnurse's answer is great, but I want to add some things from personal observation: I have flown with a baby as young as 4 months, and it was not an issue. The younger the baby is the easier, ...

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How to help a 3-year-old, who is resisting bedtime very aggressively, sleep at night?
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It seems to me from your question that a few things could be going on. Is he not tired? If he is still taking naps, he may not need them any more, or his bedtime is too early. He might need less ...

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For developmental milestones, should the age of my preemie son be measured from his birth date or due date?
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I decided to throw this answer in here for completeness, to be a little more general. It depends. My first was 4 weeks early, and we calculated based on his actual birthday. This was based on ...

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my 2yr old cries at daycare during drop off time
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This is very normal, since you indicated they only cry a few minutes. It can happen at different times with different kids, and it can be separation anxiety, which all kids go through - they have to ...

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Baby sleep associations - how important are they?
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I never read any books on sleep and we mostly did our own thing. My personal, unscientific observation is that babies are very different when it comes to sleep, and what works for one child will not ...

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Toddler requires Mom or Dad to stay in the room to fall asleep
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For issue number 1: What works best for us is the 'I will be right back' method. We do the following: Put them to bed and sing a song Tell them: I will sit here 5 min, then I will leave. Close your ...

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What age to stop son from sleeping in same bed as Mother?
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I can reference my own experience here: Our 5-year sleeps on our bed. He goes to be in his own bed, and gets up and moved to our bed in the middle of the night. He is turning 5 shortly, and recently ...

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How do I join a well established community (a family with my GF and her two kids actually)?
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You mention 3 issues in your post: Disagreement on parenting with your girl friend I don't have a lot of experience here, but treat it as a separate topic from everything else. Discuss your role ...

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5-year-old tantrums and misbehavior - what am I doing wrong?
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I think Karl Bielefeldt's answer is excellent, but I wanted to address you food/nap issues. I would simply not make them issues. Address the other, more important issues first - don't make it seem ...

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How to stop my 6-year-old from his aggressive behavior of spitting, biting, abusive language, and scratching?
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It looks like you have 2 issues: 1) Food 2) Behavior I think it might be helpful for you to separate the 2 issues in your mind and in you actions. Maybe you can work on one at a time? 1) For the ...

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9 month old with an imperative to sit
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Sometimes, when a baby learns something new (sitting, crawling, standing, walking) they want to do it ALL the time. They can even wake themselves up to do it at night, it is that exciting. did your ...

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How to encourage the toddler to not to be frightened of the dark?
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13 months is not that old. My 14 month old cries if left alone in a room too long, period! (aka more than 5 min unless he is deeply engrossed in stacking something) have you considered: When she is ...

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4 year old steals toys from baby brother
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In my opinion this is very common behavior. He probably wants to both be part of what B does, and maybe to retaliate. Our 3 year old does this quite common to his little brother, 13 months old. He ...

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How can I help a preschooler who refuses to sleep?
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Not Tired It may be that he is simply not tired. A later bed time might help. 19:30 seems very early to me, especially given he sleeps past 7. (our toddler, a little younger, sleeps much less even ...

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