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How can I teach my toddler manners?
babies-and-toddlers / behaviour

I'm finding my toddler extremely embarrassing at times. I know it's probably silly to say but her manners are terrible. She'll take toys from other children, she doesn't like to share. She's even taken toys from a baby! She also won't say hello to people when they're talking to her, even relatives and friends. It's so awkward at times. I have to tell them she's really shy. I don't know if it's shyness or her being plain rude.  It's a struggle to teach her how to behave, so if anyone has any handy advice I'd love to hear it. 

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Advice on Home Schooling needed
education / home-schooling

Hi Guys My son has Asperger's and was bullied at his last two schools, I've just moved him again but he's refusing to go most days and I fear that it's starting again. It's breaking my heart. I can't be there all the time and I want to be, he's such a bright boy and his education is suffering massively with the disruption of changing schools three times! My husband has a good job so I can afford to stay at home so I thought about home schooling him but I don't know how to go about it. Has anyone home schooled or currently home schooling their kids and able to give me some advice on what to do? Thanks

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Who has tried Baby Led weaning?
babies-and-toddlers / weaning-food

HI, I'm looking for a bit of advice about baby led weaning. I've over heard people talking about it at toddler groups but I don't know where to find out much info, my health visitor gave me a booklet on solid feeding but it didn't really mention blw. My baby's 3 months at the moment so I've got a bit of time before he starts on solids, so I thought I'll get to grips with this whole blw thing so I know exactly what I'm doing. Any info you can give me would be appreciated. Thank you  

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Son's been suspended from school but was it fair?
tweens-and-teens / behaviour

My 14 year old son was suspended from school last week. The school told me that he had walked in on a class where a teacher was teaching and interrupted that lesson. Then later in the day a friend of his was being reprimanded by the same teacher and rather than wait outside the classroom while his friend did his detention, my son walked in asking the teacher how long it would take. After asking him to leave several times and my son ignoring him and continuing into the classroom the teacher felt threatened and held up his hands and asked him to stop and step outside. My son then started shouting that the teacher had pushed him. According to the witnesses they said they didn't see that happen. So the school has taken the teachers side as my son gets into trouble a lot. However,

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Thinking of leaving my partner but what am I entitled to?
work-and-money / benefits-and-entitlements

Me and my partner aren't getting on very well at all any more, so for the sake of our kids I think maybe I should leave. But I don't know what my entitlements are, I've been with my partner for 12 years so it's a massive step and one I've been thinking about for over a year. I looked around at rented houses and they're so expensive, I'd need at least a three bed house for my 3 kids aged between 7 - 12, and in our area they're around £1500 a month. I don't have any savings for the deposit and I only earn £800 a month which I use for food shopping and extra bits and pieces whilst my partner pays the rent and bills. I know it seems crazy to leave with my poor finances but I'm so unhappy and I know he is too.  If anyone can give me some advice it would really help.

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Top 20 Baby Names for Boys in 2014
babies-and-toddlers / general-babies

The top 20 boys names for 2014 are: Harry Oliver Jack Charlie Jacob Thomas Alfie Riley William James Joshua George Ethan Noah Samuel Daniel Oscar Max Muhammad Leo

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