Parenting

How can we help my 7 year old quit sucking her thumb?

What can I do to encourage my child to stop thumb sucking? Use positive reinforcement. Praise your child or provide small rewards — such as an extra bedtime story or a trip to the park — when he or she isn’t thumb sucking. … Identify triggers. … Offer gentle reminders. What can I do to […]

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How to mediate between my spouse and stepchild and help our family develop a healthier relationship?

How do you build a healthy relationship with your stepchild? Bonding With Stepchildren: 7 Tips For Building a Strong… Build a Friendship. It isn’t unusual for a stepparent to accept the role of being a friend to his stepchild. … Give Them Some Space. … Share Their Enthusiasm. … Recognize Everyone’s Role. … Leave the […]

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Why does my toddler pull hair to calm himself? How can I make him stop?

How do I redirect my toddler’s hair pulling? How Do I Stop My Baby From Pulling Hair? Stay calm. Any kind of reaction from you yields the effect he’s looking for; aim for a no-nonsense “no.” Show and tell. Back up your words by prying your hair out of your son’s fist. … Offer a […]

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How to make my 5-year-old niece understand that I try very hard to be honest with her and wouldn’t lie, when she implies I do?

How do you explain lying to a child wrong? Here are some tips: Have conversations about lying and telling the truth with your children. … Help your child avoid situations where they feel the need to lie. … Praise your child for owning up to doing something wrong. … Be a role model for telling […]

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Should I enroll my child in driving lessons or teach them myself?

Can your parents teach you to drive in the UK? Rules for learning to drive You must have a provisional driving licence for Great Britain or Northern Ireland when you’re learning to drive or ride. You must be supervised when you’re learning to drive a car. This can be by a driving instructor or someone […]

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My 3-year old baby girl has been holding in her poop since she was young. What can I do?

Why is my 3 year old holding in her poop? Most toddlers withhold stool because they have had a painful experience with passing stool. Children often respond and learn to relax when they receive reassurance and positive reinforcement. Also, take steps to keep stool soft, so the child can easily have a bowel movement when […]

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Is it wrong for a parent to partake in screaming/dominating competitions with their kids?

How does parents screaming affect your child? It’s been shown to have long-term effects, like anxiety, low self-esteem, and increased aggression. It also makes children more susceptible to bullying since their understanding of healthy boundaries and self-respect are skewed. Can parents screaming cause trauma? Yelling can lead to depression In addition to children feeling hurt, […]

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My 12 year old has been blowing off homework, and now is writing on his clothes! Is this normal?

Why does my child take so long to do homework? There are a few reasons that kids end up spending hours on homework: a difficulty getting and staying focused, defying mom and dad, or too much homework (for them). The kids that have trouble staying focused are often fidgeters, who need tactile stimulation to tune […]

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My son doesn’t understand me when I talk to him?

Why does my toddler ignore me when I call his name? Institute and ASHA, have found a child’s failure to consistently respond to one’s name by their 1st birthday is often one of the most consistent early indicators of autism spectrum disorder and other developmental delays. This does NOT mean your child has autism – […]

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If a pregnant woman’s tummy is pressed hard, can the baby in her womb get hurt?

Thankfully, there’s no need to worry every time you bump your tummy; even a front-forward fall or a kick from your toddler is unlikely to hurt your baby-to-be. Can my baby hurt my pregnant belly? Because baby is so tiny in the first trimester, there’s virtually no risk to them with abdominal contact or trauma. […]

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