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Parenting Children (6-12) Community

This patient support community is for discussions relating to the challenges of parenting children (age 6-12), including physical development, handling school & classes, emotional development, cognitive development, and games and activities.
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My son is 10 and lives with his mother and grandparents. The household isn't the best environment for my son since there are two other ch...
I think most of us grow up and when we become parents, we have a list of all the things that our parents did that we don't want to repeat...
She has asthma and always complains of some kind of pain weather it be stomach pains or knee pain or a headache.she is always complaining...
This started about 3 months ago, I received several phone callse from her teacher and counsler saying that she is having to be asked ever...
My 8 yr old daughter has masturbated since she was about 3. It began w/ stuffed animals, which ended up all getting thrown away b/c of wo...
My 10 year old boy is still wetting his pants. I've had him to the doctor and they found a slight abnormality in his "external sphincter"...
Whenever we hear of a young person committing a serious crime, such as the school shooting in Florida- our gut reaction is to find out th...
My 7 year old daughter practically refuses to wear socks and I was wondering if this is something I should be concerned about. We've ...
My son is nearly 7. Very much the same problem and has been for the last 2 years. Excessive blinking which comes and goes for periods of ...
Ok my youngest is almost 9 (male) he is the 3rd boy I have raised ( other 2 are 28/25) My oldest daughter has a son he is 5.. 1.5 yrs ago...
Our 6 yo son has had trouble growing in height and weight since he was 6 months old. All his blood tests are normal. He is below the 3rd ...
Do you plan to celebrate Valentines Day with your kids? What types of things do you do to celebrate with them?
I am a step-mother of 2 amazing kiddo's under 7 and 9, and one of the children is extremely negative and selfish. Long story short th...
Our 9 year old boy throws daily temper tantrums. My wife is at her limits dealing with him. It takes only the slightest thing to set him ...
So..my 10 year old daughter crys all the time..literally! Me and her father are not together but we are both re-married! She does this at...
I am a year 4 primary teacher. I don't let children go to the toilet during lessons. Would this rule bother you as a parent?
We all know that encouragement is important- even in our own lives it can really make a difference, but are we praising our kids too much...
After staying at her fathers residence my 6 year old daughter has returned with acrylic nails. Although I am furious about this I am bein...
Im a single mom (no dad involvement) and my 6 year old (just turned six) is having issues in first grade with "keeping his hands to himse...
My boyfriend, a single parent of 5 years, has a son that has just turned 11. He works shift work and is diligent about having his son st...
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