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I found this to be a very good general rule: Do not simply try to stop your child from behaving in a way you disapprove of, but ask why she behaves the way she does. Once you have found the cause for the behavior you want to suppress, the way to change the behavior often becomes obvious. (More often than never you'll find out that you will have to ...


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She needs to be disciplined ASAP. Explain to her clearly that if teacher calls her then she needs to go immediately and cant sit reading book or do what she wants. It is a school, not her home that she can do whatever she wants.


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Lego Duplo are building blocks sized for toddlers, so I figured Lego probably publishes some Duplo games. Turns out they do! I found one and from there just clicked onward on the "related apps" that were listed.


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I got the Discovery Animal Alphabet Video app for my 2-year old. There are several videos so that may help. I haven't tried the music yet but that may be another possibility. Pick music or videos that teach something and you are good to go. Aside from Mr. Pencil and playing with the pet it was all over her head until I discovered these. She never watches the ...


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Our child used to dislike writing greatly. Things started to change when we took the advice of getting him to do little jobs for us like writing shopping lists or making lists of things he wanted to take on trips that he didn't want to forget. Then came labelling pictures which he wanted to start doing more and more -- writing names on people etc -- and it ...


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In the case below, "it," is an action or behavior that is undesired/wrong. Blackmailing is: The person who did "it" knows they did something wrong. You know the person did "it," and that "it" is wrong. The person who did "it" knows that you know. Blackmailing--> You coerce behavior from the person who did "it" by threatening to expose the the person for ...


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My principle is to try to stick to "natural consequences". That is, I do not punish my children in a way that makes me seem to be peeved, and therefore I punish them. Rather than that, I focus on why I want to correct my children's behavior, and try to let them feel what the consequences are if they behave incorrect. Mostly that's just not shielding the ...


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I think that what your sister is getting at is the distinction between several kinds of discipline. Let's say that I want my child (let's call him Tommy) to eat a healthy dinner. How can I do that? "Tommy, if you eat (all of) your spinach, I'll let you have a cookie." "Tommy, if you don't eat your spinach, you can't have a cookie." These are inverses ...


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The only really bad thing would be to threaten a punishment that you don't intend to carry through on or that is disproportionate to the offense. Punishment is not blackmail. The law does not blackmail us in to not stealing from other people. It tells us that if we do bad thing x, bad thing y will happen to us. This is a natural and important part of ...


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The thing is, it sounds like blackmailing, but you are teaching that actions have consequences. "If you don't go to bed now you will be tired tomorrow" is a fact; however one that children won't get. Tomorrow is ages away and child cares mostly about now. But you actually know more about the child than it does when it is small, so you need to be able to ...


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Writing is tedious! I hate it too. I would suggest either having her write her stories in picture format (they're worth a thousand words, right?) or even comic book style. Maybe show her a few different story mediums to give her some inspiration. I'm also a big fan of getting kids typing. Being familiar with a keyboard can't hurt, and writing words is ...


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The purpose of Talented and Gifted programs is to provide extra opportunities to students with high levels of ability, talent, or potential. This is important to keep in mind, because the fact that your son was referred to as an "average student" is irrelevant to whether or not he would benefit from a TAG program. Many gifted children wind up being ...


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I think you need to do one or more of the following: Get the father involved. I am sure he can spare at least 45 minutes to his child every day. Every person that is around the children is partially responsible for its education (not instruction, different things). Put the child on a daily schedule. Have a set time for everything. Bath, meals, ...


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All kids that age are motivated to learn. It's a hardwired part of being a human. What they aren't necessarily motivated about is learning what adults want them to learn. He will have plenty of time for formal academics like math and reading. Schools cover that in depth and they start too early as it is. The best thing you can do for your child is to ...


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Start by having her tell you the stories and have you write them down. Leave space on each page for him/her to illustrate the book. Make it a multi day project. when there is any resistance, suggest you can continue another day. When you reach a point where there is enough pages to read bring it back to the child at bed time and suggest it as a bed time ...


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This is not a full answer for an overall educational process. Just a single idea you might like to try... Get yourself one of these and build it together. (Don't buy it from that link though, you can probably find cheaper.) Lots of interesting things you can explain about gear ratios and pendulum length, and springs, and (for the bell mechanism) gravity. ...



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