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Top new questions this week:

How should a jobless father advise his son when he refuses to study because of his educated jobless dad?

Suppose XXX holds a college degree, usually comes home late and suddenly one fine day, stays at home. He lost his job. His son sees this happening. The father is a hard-working man, always advising ...

parents school  
asked by curious 34 votes
answered by Becuzz 58 votes

Can I still nurse?

I am a first time mom and my baby is three and a half weeks early. I am currently pumping, but am trying to nurse. Unfortunately she wont even latch for more than 20 seconds and I'd say about 95% of ...

asked by Georgia Kugath 8 votes
answered by Stephie 14 votes

When do babies start responding to their name?

I talk a lot with my almost two-months daughter. In many cases I mention her name, even though I don't think it means anything to her yet. But I was wondering: when do newborns / babies start ...

newborn names  
asked by fedorqui 4 votes
answered by Unfocused Dad 3 votes

1 year old refusing to eat or drink

We've got a 1 year old daughter and she is generally refusing to eat or drink. She started off not eating anything by mouth (and gags at textured purees), but eventually managed to get her eating ...

eating feeding  
asked by Ian 4 votes
answered by Brian KH 3 votes

11-year old having recurring nightmares about killing people she knows. Should I be worried?

She says it's like she's a different person in her dreams, cruel and almost sociopathic, and the people she loves in real life are out to get her, and to escape she has to kill all of them (and ...

sleep middle-childhood mental-health  
asked by Freddy Worthing 3 votes
answered by Francine DeGrood Taylor 3 votes

How young is too young to switch to a toddler bed?

I have a (almost) 20mo daughter who currently sleeps well in her crib. There is a futon in her room that one of us uses frequently when she wants someone close by to sleep or needs help getting to ...

toddler bedtime bedroom crib  
asked by TheSmallestOne 3 votes
answered by Necreaux 3 votes

My son did badly in his AS levels because he didn't work

Asking this for someone else. Their son did really badly in their AS levels, as he didn't work. He did amazingly in GCSE, and had 2A*s, 7As a B and a C. They could have done so much better. However, ...

education uk  
asked by George 3 votes
answered by David Boshton 7 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

What should we do when our 15 year old wants sex with his 13 year old girlfriend?

So the other day I walked in on our teenager and caught his girlfriend with her pants down. It is quite clear what they were intending to do. Now he claims he had no intention of having sex with ...

teen relationships sex sexual-consent  
asked by ScientistSteve 35 votes
answered by superluminary 34 votes

5 year old cries every time she is told "no"

My 5 year old daughter is crying every time she is told no. It doesn't matter if it is a little thing or a big thing she is asking for--she cries. We don't give in to her crying. We have tried ...

discipline crying  
asked by A Powell 15 votes
answered by Karl Bielefeldt 21 votes

Can you answer this?

Toddler roughly touching her genitals

My 20mo grabs at her genitals whenever she's naked (which is often as it's warm outside and she's toilet learning). She yanks on the outer labia and pokes at the inside. It looks rough to me, though ...

asked by TheSmallestOne 2 votes
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