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    My son is almost 30 but doesn't take his career seriously. How do I get him to become more ambitous?

    My son and I work at the same company. It's his first and only job where he works in the packaging department. I love working with him but it's a dead end job with low pay and it's not something for a young man to devote himself to. He has expressed an interest in studying and maybe going to a trade school. Another colleague of ours helped with finding good options for him to get an associate degree. The ones he suggested were two year programs in logistics or purchasing, both fine options since my son is not good with maths. 

    The problem is that my son is incredibly indecisive, passive and low key. When I discuss school with him the excuses start to come. I just want to light a fire under his @ss and get him going and excited about life. I know, from experience, that if he doesn't do it now, most likely he never will. He is almost 30 years old and fortunately he has no other responsibilities but himself. It won't get easier as he gets older, that's for sure. 

    He has some ambition but things take time for him. The problem is the applications close in 2 weeks and won't be open again for another year. This is a general issue he has had throughout his life that he never gets started. He usually expresses an interest in things, I try to help him to get the ball rolling, and then nothing really happens. Have you dealt with this as parents? How did you handle it?

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    My son who turns 5 next year and will go to kindergarten, still wears diapers. How can I make him potty trained?

    He turns 4 in two months and doesn’t have any disability, he’s just scared he’ll fall on the toilet. 

    My husband and I did whatever we can to get him off the diapers and start using the toilet like everyone else. The school district told em next year he’ll be up for kindergarten but will they still accept kids who aren’t toilet trained? If not, what can I do because I’m out of options here. 

    7 Answers3 weeks ago
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    I am 27 years old and I have?

    I am 27 years old and I have the mind of an 18 year old person, I can only identify with people of this age group, will it be a problem for me?

    4 Answers4 weeks ago
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    At 4:15am my 4yo wakes us up jumping on us and pulling scratching and is on the go very busy ?

    How do you handle this? 

    Very busy taking all the toilet paper out of the bathroom and shredding it all over the house 

    Dumps the laundry detergent on the floor 

    Slams the door 🚪 50000 times till the door breaks ... 

    After going to bed 9:30pm the night before 

    Busy little minds at work ... Daddy we’re always busy wake up .... he’s alllways on the go 

    5 Answers4 weeks ago
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    How can I get my brother to stop doing this?

    I'm 15 years old with a 7 year old special needs brother. He's blind and developmentally delayed. As he grew older, he started doing naughty things like messing with vaseline jars and climbing on things he's not supposed to climb on. He would spread any type of hair or body product all over the house. He knows how to unlock doors and he breaks any thing he touches. Also, he loves to put his mouth on things that he's not supposed to put his mouth on, like chewing chargers or eating shoes. Is there any way to get him to behave well? We're trying to hide our things in a more secure place but he always seems to find them. I don't want to hurt him in order to get him to behave because he needs me and he's counting on me. I just feel like he needs more discipline. My parents and I are running out of ideas.

    4 Answers4 weeks ago
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    Is it true saying “no” to a child with autism is wrong?

    I recently met up with an old friend I went to high school with, we haven’t talked in years. I have a daughter and she has a son with autism close in age, I invited her and her son to come over for a while so the kids could meet, she asked me if I could put away any electronic toys that have moving parts because her son gets very excited about them and will want to keep them, she told me she can never say no to him, so if he has a fit about something she will automatically make sure he gets it. To me this seems overboard and inappropriate to give him any toy he asks for because she can’t say no, especially to the extent that she has to ask me to hide my daughters toys, I don’t have any experience with autism but I just can’t imagine anyone living this way, it seems so unnecessary. Is it not possible to discipline a child with autism for having a tantrum for not getting their way? 

    10 Answers1 month ago
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    My toddler chewing and tearing his clothes with his teeth ?

    Can anyone tell me or know why my 3 year old is doing this? I thought maybe autism  but I got him checked and the 2 different doctor says he has no sign if autism and his been doing this at 2 all his shirts are like this please help

    7 Answers1 month ago
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    My daughter has a fear of going to the bathroom with our babysitter ?

    My daughter is 4, she is fully potty trained she just has a hard time getting on and off the seat when she goes to the bathroom and we always double check when she’s done to make sure she’s wiped correctly. 

     During the weekdays we have a babysitter who is a family/friend that watches our daughters. She is young and we know her very well. 

      My daughter expressed fear of going to the bathroom with our babysitter and claims she’s only comfortable when I take her to the bathroom. How do I help her get over this fear. The problem is in all reality I’m not always going to be there to take her to the bathroom every time. 

     

    10 Answers1 month ago
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    How do I explain this to my 7 year old God daughter ?

    I call her my baby and she says but I'm not a baby.  I've tried to explain it to her but I don't think I'm explaining it right. Her parents don't mind me calling her my baby and are comfortable with it . I am having difficulty explaining it to her so see understands.  

    9 Answers2 months ago
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    Is a 22-year-old man too old to start college?

    Another question: is a 22-year-old guy too young or old?

    13 Answers2 months ago
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    Are toddlers supposed to care when their siblings hurt themselves?

    My 8 month old was trying to stand on the couch and had a tumble which resulted in her screaming. My 3 year old  didn’t seem all that interested and showed zero concern. Normal?

    10 Answers2 months ago
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    3 year old I babysit wakes up to piss soaked pull-up. Is this neglect on the parents part? ?

    This happens 9 times out of ten everyday That I babysit. The parents leave for work in the morning and when the kid wakes up the pull-up is saturated in pee and a lot of times poop to where the pull up is soaked and discolored from poop. They lay the child down everynight with a sippie cup too. Today as I was taking the pull up off it was so drenched that the pee was splashing me even as I gently pulled the pull-up off. It’s nasty.... 

    9 Answers2 months ago
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    My son wants me to call him Kylie J?

    Help, so my son came to us today before zoom school, and he told us that he wants us to call him Kylie J. and that we need to call him by the pronounce she/her. I am so confused. Where can I get treatment for my sons issues? I'm not sure where to start. What do ya'll recommend? I was thinking about talking to his primary care dr. 

    5 Answers2 months ago
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    Is this normal?

    My son is turning two next month. The only words he says are "doggy" "kitty" "mama" and today he learned how to say "bye" I read somewhere that your almost two year old should be able to say LOTS of words by now and my son only says a couple words. Is this normal?

    8 Answers2 months ago
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    Spoiled vs. Spoiled Brat?

    A while ago, I threw a tantrum because I didn’t get the Pokémon card I wanted. Obviously I know I was deeply in the wrong. But, would I simply be a spoiled kid, or a spoiled brat? 

    6 Answers2 months ago
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    Who’s worst as toddlers? Boys or girls?

    I’m gonna have to say boys! My nephews were so disobedient. You told them not to do something it went in one ear out the other. When I was a toddler I listened to my mama

    6 Answers2 months ago