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Suggestions for Maintaining parenting sanity in a Covid-19 world?

Topic: Parenting ,    Subtopic: Socializing Tags: Covid-19 sanity parents

I could use some help. Summer camps have been canceled, three kids under the age of six, quarantining like a champ, but I need a coach. Can you talk me through finances, child care options, family visits, and how to fit our new post-covid work schedules into our life?...

asked: UTC 2020-07-09 11:52 AM
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My child is prone to absent-minded; what should I do?

Topic: Parenting ,    Subtopic: Education Tags: Parenting Children Education Attention Habit

After the child goes to school, I find that my child does his homework slowly. He always wanders around to have a look, playing with pencils and rulers. He is only in the first grade, but he has to procrastinate on his homework until 10:00 in the evening.  The teacher also said, "your child ha...

asked: UTC 2020-08-11 06:05 AM
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My child can't bear/accept losing; what should I do?

Topic: Parenting ,    Subtopic: Education Tags: Parenting Education Children Developmental psychology Growth

My child is about to go to primary school and I want to train him in all aspects, so I signed him up for some interest classes in competitive sports.  However, on one occasion, when my boy lost the Go game, he directly turned the table, lost his temper, cried and said, "I will never play chess...

asked: UTC 2020-08-12 07:07 AM
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Was it ever legal in the United States to ride in the open bed of a pickup truck, like we used to as kids?

Topic: Parenting ,    Subtopic: Kid Safety Tags: safety pickup trucks bed

I remember doing this all the time, growing up. My dad had a 1976 full-size, green Chevrolet pick-up truck. He would take me around in it all the time, including on major roads. Looking back, it feels like something insane to do. But I saw several construction workers going to a job yesterday, ridin...

asked: UTC 2020-08-13 02:38 AM
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My child in adolescence dislike me for nagging, what should I do? 

Topic: Parenting ,    Subtopic: Socializing Tags: Parent Family communication adolescence puberty

After my child entered junior high school, he changed a lot -- he didn't like to talk to me as much as he used to talk to me.  Whatever I say to my child, he hates me for nagging. If I say more, we will quarrel.  My child is puberty, ignore me, how to do?...

asked: UTC 2020-08-13 11:21 PM
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Teaching a 2-year-old to fall asleep on her own?

Topic: Parenting ,    Subtopic: Toddlers Tags: toddler sleep sleep training cosleep

A friend of mine is struggling with getting her 2YO to fall asleep on her own. She wakes them up 1-3 times a night. Their daughter coslept with them until a few months ago when their second baby was born.    Night wakings have definitely increased since the baby was born. Right now, one ...

asked: UTC 2020-09-29 01:34 PM
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What are some tricks to get your kids' loose baby teeth to fall out faster?

Topic: Parenting ,    Subtopic: Toddlers Tags: baby teeth teeth

My kid's teeth seem to hang on forever. How do I encourage them to fall out without resorting to apple chewing!...

asked: UTC 2020-09-30 06:12 PM
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How can I give my kids a fun, but safe, Halloween trick or treat experience in 2020 with Covid-19/Coronavirus factored in?

Topic: Parenting ,    Subtopic: Kid Safety Tags: halloween trick or treat costumes kids

I have a 3-year old that I'd like to give a fun experience for Halloween this year. But the question is also a general question about 3-10 year olds that are extremely excited every year to get candy. Several of my doctor friends have said it should be safe and to wear a mask, etc.   What are...

asked: UTC 2020-10-01 10:58 AM
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