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My son has been puking on and off since the beginning of the year: Advice?

My two-year-old son has been puking randomly since the beginning of the year sometimes he has a fever with it other times he does not he pukes a few time, and it’s over well last night we took him to urgent care because this episode was way worse than before I’m making an appointment for him this week to get some tests, but urgent care does not know why he is throwing up with no other symptoms and sent us on our way we don’t know if its a virus that won’t go away a food allergy that we do not know about or other issues has anyone else ever experienced this with their little ones because I’m at a loss and so far no one has been able to help us figure this out Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

My daughter has been almost having accidents: Advice?

My daughter who’s 8, continues to run to the bathroom because she almost peed her pants. She says she didn’t feel like she has to go, and then all of a sudden, the feeling is so intense she’s running, she never actually pees herself and she doesn’t say it hurts to go or burns while going. She’s been like this for a few weeks, and it’s not because she’s too distracted by playing or anything. Should I be calling a dr asap or just kinda wait and see? Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

My Family Posts Photos of My Kid Online Against My Wishes: Advice?

My Family Posts Photos of My Kid Online Against My Wishes: Advice?

A community member writes in asking for advice and opinions on posting photos of your children online when you’ve told them many times you do not want pictures posted. A Mamas Uncut community member asks: “My family posts photos of my kid online against my wishes: Advice?Public opinion? How do you feel about a family taking photos of your children and posting them when you told them not to on multiple occasions. I requested my child’s online identity to be hers when she comes of age. Shouldn’t she be given the right to control her likeness?” -Mamas Uncut Community Member YOU MAY ALSO ENJOY: My Ex’s New Wife Posted Pictures of My Child on Social Media, Despite Having Never Met Her: Any Advice? Community Advice for This Mom Whose Family Posts Pictures Of Her Child Online Despite Being Asked Not To Advice Summary The popular opinion was that it is not acceptable to post pictures of children when you have been asked not to. Some advice that was given was to ask them politely to remove it, and if they don’t report them to the platform they posted on. “If my family posts pictures they take of my daughter, I’m …

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My 11-month-old only has front teeth: Advice?

My little one is almost 11 months old, and right now, I only feed him puréed foods and formula. He has 6 of his front teeth but none in the back. My boyfriend and I are so nervous about feeding him in fear he’ll choke. We feel as though we should be getting him used to more solid foods, but we don’t know what is safe or what is recommended and if he needs back teeth first or not. My doctor wasn’t much help when I asked about it, he just said wait until he gets teeth, but he didn’t emphasize — looking for some mamas to help us out and point us in the right direction with his feedings. Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

My 1-year-old screams every time he sees food: Advice?

Hello, I need some help and advice. My one-year-old ALWAYS screams anytime he sees food. He eats normal table food that my husband and I eat. He will eat a whole plate of food, and then scream once the food has run out. I don’t want to over-feed him as he will keep eating and eating if we don’t stop him. He will finish a meal, and if he sees someone else with food, he will go up to them screaming for their food. He does this anytime I’m cooking as well, he’s at my feet screaming his head off. He gets three food meals a day, plus whole milk, plus snacks. This boy is not starving. My husband and I are at a loss and don’t know what else to do. We can’t take him to restaurants as he screams once his food is gone. Has anyone had this issue? Everything I’ve looked up on the internet is about babies crying because they don’t want to eat, but my issue is the complete opposite. He feeds himself mostly, we have tried ignoring him and not giving him his food until he clams down, we even taught him to sign …

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My 4-month-old refuses to hold his head up: Thoughts?

I have a 4-month-old baby, and he refuses to hold his head upon his belly during tummy time or use his arms to push up. The dr says he has great muscle tone and strength in his arms and legs. He can hold it up some on his belly( does better with use of boppy) but just not real high. He can hold it up sitting in my lap or when I let him stand on my lap. He also tries to sit up on his own while I’m holding him, I joke and say he is doing crunches because that’s what it looks like. It’s just during tummy time. He is still wobbly, but that’s ok. I was late starting tummy time. I didn’t start it till he was two months and if he gets mad, I pick him up, so I’m sure that’s part of it too. Do any other moms experience this? If so, did they eventually just do it and go on to crawl ok? Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

I found out my ex is making our 4-year-old sleep on the floor: Advice?

My ex and I have 50/50 custody of our two daughters four-year-old and seven years old, my four-year-old go potty just fine during the day with no accidents but has trouble getting up at night and ends up peeing the bed. Today picking my seven-year-old from school told me her daddy doesn’t let our four-year-old sleep on the bed and is making her sleep on the floor. My question is, is this abuse? What should I do about this without getting my seven years old in trouble with her dad for telling me about the situation? Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

We were told our unborn baby has a life threatening birth defect: What would you do?

I’ve never posted a question before, but I’m at a major crossroads. I’m 19 weeks pregnant with a boy. We just found out he has a birth defect that isn’t very common. The doctors keep telling us they don’t really know anything about it and won’t even know how bad or the affects on the baby’s life would be. We are torn on whether we want to put the baby through surgery after surgery or terminate the pregnancy. The defect is a hole in the abdomen where his intestines are growing outside of his body. And all the doctors can say is it could be fine, or it could be life long disabilities for the baby. We don’t know what to do. Would you hope for a good outcome and follow through with the pregnancy or terminate? Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

My son has always had trouble pooping: Advice?

Ever since my son has been born, he has not pooped normally. He has never had liquid, seedy, or regular stools. It started out like clay, and not it’s hard. He is eight months old now, and I am so stressed about it. He has a hard time getting it out by himself, and I have to assist him. He goes so long without a bowel movement, so every couple of days I give him a little bit of a pedia-lax suppository and move his legs like he is riding a bicycle and rub his tummy until he starts pushing, and when it finally starts to come out, it gets stuck, and I have to take a Q-tip dipped in vaseline and break it off. It is not only hard, but it’s big. He occasionally poops little pebbles out on his own, or sometimes the size of a quarter, but I don’t feel like it enough. I will hear him try over and over again for days to push, and he gets frustrated, and I’m sure it starts hurting, so that’s when I assist. His poor butt is as big around as 1 1/2 quarters when passing a stool. We …

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How can I help my daughter with ADHD focus on her homework?

I had the question yesterday about my eight years old, not doing all her homework and having problems with her handwriting. I forgot to mention that I ask her if she has homework, but I ALSO sit down to do it with her because she gets easily distracted with other things, so I help her focus on her homework. She just diagnosed with ADHD. Do other moms have any advice like what helped with your kid? Her school actually got her an appointment for a neurological assessment. Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

The woman who babysits my kids let’s her kids run wild: Advice?

I’m a single mom of 3 boys ages 15, 13, and 3. I do not live close to any family members and because I’m a mom 24/7 with no personal time except work, I have no “friends.” I have one co-worker who is a single mom of 4 boys that lives 45 minutes away. She and I have both agreed to watch each other’s children one night a week, so we can pick up an extra shift at work. Her mom style is a little different from mine. Meaning, she lets her four boys scream inside, jump on furniture, throw temper tantrums, fight each other, etc… I appreciate her helping me immensely, but I’m starting to see her children’s behavior influencing my youngest son’s choices and actions. I feel like raising my children on my own and having to counteract behavior issues that were never a concern before are even more exhausting. I have asked my youngest son’s dad several times for help with $ for daycare and splitting the time to watch our child when he’s sick so I don’t miss numerous days of work to no avail. He is homeless, lives in his car, has no bills, but …

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My daughter failed her hearing test and we think it was due to wax build up: Thoughts?

My daughter is in kindergarten and failed both hearing tests. She was referred to the audiologist. He determined she has conductive hearing loss in the right and possibly the left. We took her to her pediatrician and holy cow, were they successful in clearing out some serious ear wax build-up!! Now we have an RX for ear drops, along with Flonase. The doctor says he seriously believes the wax build-up is the culprit for her failing her hearing tests after treatment; we’ll reschedule for her to take the tests again. If your kiddos have experienced this, please let me know, is the ear wax build up a recurring issue, or was it just something that needed to be cleaned, and then it’s fine moving forward. The doctor says it’s rare to see it recurring, but I want to know anyone else’s experiences if you’re willing to share. Thank you!! Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

My 8-year-old son has behavior issues: Advice?

My eight-year-old son is having some behavior issues..and I feel like it’s getting worse. He is an awesome student..very smart and one of the top students in his class. He has a very big heart and loves helping others. But he has a bad temper..and when he’s mad..he doesn’t care about nothing or no one. He will lie right to our face even if we saw him do it. He talks back n is very rude. He got banned from playing with some of his friends cuz he’s mean n bossy..especially if things don’t go his way. You would think by this behavior that I’m a shitty mom and don’t discipline my son. But this is not the case AT ALL!! I’m a very strict mom with rules. Always have been. I have grounded him.. He took things away from him..made him write apologetic letters. And even spanked him. Yes..I do spank..not beat my kids. I’ve tried talking to him. And it seems like nothing is working. I love him dearly n I make sure he knows it. I’m just worried that he’ll never grow out of it n becomes an angry teenager or man. Anonymous Community MemberThis question was …

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My daughters teacher says she hasn’t been turning in her homework: Advice?

My eight-year-old daughter has been getting extra help in school. She has problems with her handwriting. Her teacher has been great at helping her and keeping me updated on her progress. We have had a lot of meetings with her. I thought everything was going well then I got an email this morning from her teacher that she is not completing all her homework assignments, she’s getting more disorganized with her work, and she refuses to let the teacher and the teacher aide help her. I’m shocked to hear this because I ask her every night if she has homework, and she usually does, and I sit there and help her if she needs it. My husband and I are not sure what we should do? Any suggestions would be great if someone was in this situation with their child before. Thank you. Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

My 6-year-old is having trouble making friends: Advice?

Does anyone have the same problem? My daughter is six and is having trouble making friends. She has speech issues; she’s been un therapy since preschool. Kids are just mean to her because they don’t understand her. We try our hardest to help people/kids understand what she says. It’s just heartbreaking to see your child try to make friends but is shunned away. I don’t know what to do anymore. All she wants is a friend. Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

My son has been asking about death a lot: Thoughts?

In the past few weeks, my five-year-old son has asked a few times what death is?Why do we die, and why can’t he stop thinking about dying? He worries about getting old because we(his parents)are going to die, himself included. He has said he knows his grandpa is going to die because he’s already old. But in the past few weeks, it has been much more frequent two times a week. He says it makes him sad and that he wants to cry and asks how he can stop his brain from thinking about it. Yesterday at the park he slid down the slide, came up to me and said mommy I don’t want to think about this, but my brain wants to talk about dying(death) I asked him why do you think about that? He answered because I died already and when I asked what do you mean he didn’t answer and it was as if he hadn’t heard me. That was the first time he’s ever mentioned that. He is a very social and happy boy, loves school, sleeps & eats very well. Just an add on: He’s never suffered any traumatic accident or injury I’ve never had …

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