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My almost 7 year old stepson is having problems at his Mom's house (he is at our house 3 days per week). We have heard from his mother and stepfather that he has tantrums about every 3-4 weeks, were he yells, screams, and sometimes hits...
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I've been a stepfather to both a stepson and stepdaughter for 2 years. My stepson is now 15. I have known my stepson for 7 years and over that time our relationship has been tough but over the past year has gotten much worse. In gen...
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My 10 year old son is the youngest of 4. My 3 elder children are from my first marriage. My 10 year old is from my second marriage. I am divorced from his father, who is a non-recovering alcoholic. He has infrequent contact with his Dad....
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Actually he is my fiances son and we are not married, but we do live together. The child is 10 years old and is moody to the extreme of being violent at times for no apparent reason towards me and makes up stories of things I said or don...
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My daughter is 8. I often walk in on her petting her perineum area. I have been told that children are curious with their bodies and that you should not make them feel shameful about self exploration, but tell them that they should go ...
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We were speaking to a friend tonight who was sharing that his ten year old daughter witnessed MANY things when his ex-wife had custody of their children. His exwife was a drug user and allowed the toddler aged children to witness sexual...
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My five year old son was diagnosed with ADHD, OCD, ODD and Anxiety last year after he was BAKER ACTED for saying he wanted to kill himself. They started and currently have him taking Zoloft 25mg and Metadate 10mg, they are not working. W...
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We just completed our week of surviving and getting our life back to normal from Hurricane Ike. I am aware that alot of people were under alot of stress. However even before this tragic event my son has shown " poor me " signs. Nobody li...
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I have been living with my step son for over a year now and he totally looses control when I come in and discipline him for bad behavior. Because his mother is not with his dad no more she spoiled him to where he wakes up every night and...
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My 6 year old daughter is, and always has been, very strong minded. In the past year her anger has escalated. A few examples include hurting herself (biting, scratching), emotional meltdowns, outbursts, etc. She says hurtful things to...
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How does a family cope when your child is either born with a complication, or develops one later? Especially if you're a single mom or dad. A friend of mine was telling me how hard it was to take care of his only child, while his wife wa...
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I have noticed that my son is having problems at school. It is week 3 of first grade and so many things are happening. He is not mean but tends to get off task. In three weeks the following things have happened. At his back to school nig...
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My son will be 4 years old next week and he is a loving, caring and super smart kid. He has always been in a daycare setting (since he was 5 months old). Never have received complaints, however, for the past month he is just misbehavin...
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I am currently going through a divorce and have a 2 1/2 year old boy. We are trying our best to minimize the effects that the porcess will have on our child. I have been told that it is recommended that the child stay in one house on a...
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Hi there, I will make this direct, and see if anyone has any advice. We have a happy 6 year old whom is healthy, friendly, very active, social girl. She Started Grade 1 French Immersion, 2 weeks ago. Ive receieved a note from th...
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Hello, My 2 1/2 year old very active and aggressive son has just started preschool. He seems pushing there a lot as per the teacher. His behavior has become worse. Also he is not sleeping at all at night. From Wednesday he has a c...
sg64 | Last answer
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My husband and I are having a difficult time finding a method of discipline which will work for our 4 1/2 year old son. I am his step-mom and the only mother he has ever know. His paternal grandmother was helping to raise him after his...
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My daughter's pediatrician told her not to give her my granddaughter milk, she is two years old. She has had a problem eating but now she is eating pretty good. I just cannot understand a pediatrician telling her that milk is for baby ...
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My Family just moved From Michigan to Texas and my daughter has got unmanageable She Screams She throws tempers She crys when i take her to school she is WONDERFUL once she is in school she is wonderful at "friends house's" Its just at h...
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I have 3 boys and my middle one is probably one of the hardest kids to deal with. I come from a HUGE family, so I have more than enough experience with kids. About Josh, extremly hyper, doesnt listen at all really, if I tell him to sto...
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