My son was the same perfect little man until he reach about 7 and then downhill. I took him to his PCP who advise we change his diet. We cut out sugars, caffeine, and dyes. Also put him in a contact sport that exhausted him. His behavior improved a great deal. My son is now 17 and knows when he feels stress, or anger to work out in his room and it still helps him. My son did cardio everyday before school to help keep him calm and focused. Please keep us updated.View Thread
I would worry about that much weight on such a young child too. You are the parent and in control of your home. If you take the bad foods out she will be left with no choices. Burgers can be made from turkey. Veggies can be from her juice. You can also go for walks, put her in sports, or hoop. Talk with her PCP about ideas to change her diet. Please keep us updated.View Thread
I don't know if all feel it as a "personal choice"? I had both my boys circumcised because it is easier to keep clean and will cause less infections to their SO when they grow up. Both boys have told me they are happy to be circumcised. I would understand if there was a group of men upset over being circumcised.View Thread
I am so glad she finally began to open up a bit. It is so difficult to love children and want to help but know it isn't your place. My stepson did the same because his mother was insecure in her relationship with her child and me. Stepping back helps me bring attention to the problem.View Thread
An interesting discussion on the Baby's First Year Community about circumcisions being made illegal in San Francisco. http://forums.webmd.com/3/newborn-and-baby-exchange/forum/7747/ I have 2 sons who were circumcised and 1 stepson that wasn't. My stepson had a difficult time keeping the area clean when he was young and at 15 regrets he wasn't circumcised as an infant. But I do feel it is more because he doesn't look the same as everyone else and no other reason.
Do you feel circumcision is mutilation as the article states?
Is your son circumcised?
Do you feel the state has gone too far in trying to stop circumcisions?View Thread
You are the target that the daughter has pinpointed for the moment. Any woman in her father's life can become a target. She can also use other things too including; career, activities, or even her own mother as reason (in her mind) why she feels this insecurity. Children are taught how to manipulate by example.
Walking away takes the control and target away. You are communicating to her father that the daughter's insecurities need to be addressed. Parents are in control not their children. When the father is allowing to be manipulated by the child, it isn't the child's fault. It is up to the father to decide the best way to handle this. He might decide to do nothing, which will continue the manipulation. Unfortunately he might like to live in the dark. You can only remove yourself as her target and express your concern.View Thread