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Top new questions this week:

In the USA in the year 2014, does the law forbid children from being out and about without close adult supervision?

Long time lurker, first time asker here :-) My wife and I are set to become parents within the next few months. One thing that frightens me about the prospect of being a parent in today's world, and …

education age-appropriate childcare supervision politics  
asked by Daniel Allen Langdon 7 votes
answered by jker 11 votes

2 year old not responding to simple commands

My son is 25 months old. He is very active, and he plays with his brother. If he feels hungry or thirsty he just points and sometimes he brings .. I just wanted to ask: he is 25 month old, but still …

toddler communicationlan  
asked by Neeta 4 votes
answered by Karl Bielefeldt 0 votes

Is jogging an appropriate activity for a pre-adolescent child?

This question was motivated by seeing a 6 or 7 year old girl jogging with her mom today. I was in slow moving traffic so I know she ran at least 2.5 miles (the distance between the lights causing said …

health primary-schooler pre-teen sports athletics  
asked by Jax 2 votes
answered by Rory Alsop 7 votes

Safe to sleep baby next to you in tent?

We will be going camping this weekend and plan to have our 8 month old baby sleep next to me on the tent floor. Is this safe? Will it work?

infant  
asked by Brookenbrandt 2 votes
answered by Torben Gundtofte-Bruun 3 votes

High pitched screaming before sleeping

One of my 6-month-old twins has decided it's fun to scream before any sleep time. To be perfectly clear: he doesn't cry before nap time, and it's not a screaming cry, in fact it doesn't seem like he's …

sleep  
asked by fet 1 vote
answered by sbi 0 votes

Correlation between study time and eyesight problems

Are there studies on the correlation between the time a kid spends on studying which includes reading/writing/doing homework/using computer etc and any eyesight problems they develop?

reading homework eyes  
asked by dharm0us 1 vote

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Is having a sibling better for a child?

We have several friends who have two or more children, while myself and my wife only have one. Often when we visit them, it seems that the conversation always turns to, "When are you having your …

siblings  
asked by Craig 47 votes
answered by Chrys 60 votes

How do I stop my 3yr old from wetting the bed at night?

My daughter is potty trained during the day and is currently sleeps with pull-up. For the past few nights she has been peeing so much that she wets her bed. We have tried to restrict her liquid intake …

toddler potty-training bed-wetting  
asked by Prea 7 votes
answered by Rory Alsop 7 votes
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