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Top new questions this week:

My 2 years old son supervises me after asking me to do something for him, does this suggest lack of trust?

Since his birth I've done my best to make my son trust me completely as I see it the only way for him to let me make decisions on his behalf and tell him what's right and wrong. However he supervises ...

toddler behavior development  
asked by Ulkoma 29 votes
answered by Erica 63 votes

When disciplining that used to work no longer works for a middle childhood boy and q preschooler girl

My wife and I are two working parents so most of the discipline happens on week nights or weekends. When our boy or girl was acting out the consequences were usually one of these: Take away ...

pre-schooler discipline middle-childhood  
asked by Anthony Phelps 9 votes
answered by Joe 8 votes

Should a 5 year old excuse themselves after farting?

My five years old daughter sometime farts silently, and she doesn't excuse herself. Every time I detect such a situation, I remind her that she should try to avoid it and leave the room, going to a ...

pre-schooler discipline etiquette  
asked by trejder 8 votes
answered by Dariusz 17 votes

How can you turn back the clock?

My eldest son and I have had a difficult relationship for some time. I have changed a great deal in terms of how I parent him, and I know I was far too strict towards him from years ago. He is ...

asked by David Boshton 8 votes
answered by anongoodnurse 12 votes

Baby sleep associations - how important are they?

We are working to try to help our 9 month old baby sleep better. I have read a lot of information online as well as baby sleep books such as Weissbluth, Ferber, Pantley. We are not interested in ...

sleep baby  
asked by MiniMum 7 votes
answered by Ida 5 votes

Should I expect my 20 year old son to get a job while at University?

My son is now 20 years old, still living with us at home and goes to University three days a week. He has never had a job. Since he was a child I have tried to encourage him to do tasks for pocket ...

teen parents  
asked by Hedgehog 6 votes
answered by anongoodnurse 7 votes

My 4 year old keeps telling me she peed herself but she's dry?

I'm at a complete loss. She's potty trained and all is well. But recently she keeps moaning and complaining she peed in her underwear but upon checking, she's completely dry. This is an ongoing thing ...

toddler behavior  
asked by Jess 4 votes
answered by Joe 3 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

How quickly do I need to change my newborn with a dirty diaper?

How quickly do I need to jump on changing a dirty diaper? What are the downsides of waiting vs getting right to it? I have two specific scenarios in mind: I'm holding my son during the day time, ...

sleep diaper  
asked by yossarian 27 votes
answered by Torben Gundtofte-Bruun 25 votes

2 year old still does not (and has never) slept through the night

In his now 26 months of life, he has probably slept all the way through the night 15, maybe 20 times. They seemed to be an irregularity, never happened two nights in a row. He is a easy as pie to ...

asked by CoolUserName 12 votes
answered by Chris 8 votes

Can you answer this?

Toddler Can't Turnover In Bed

How do I teach my 3 1/2 years old daughter how to turn over in bed under her blanket? I myself know how but how to teach how to do the same or an easier way.

asked by user11301 1 vote
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