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You should not feel that you have to be supplying all of her entertainment. Between daycare and the home life you have described it sounds like your daughter never has to find her own entertainment. This is not something you want to encourage, rather she should be encouraged to learn how to entertain herself and be comfortable with her own company. This ...


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Tv is not an answer. At this age the amount of TV should be very, very limited - 1 to 2 hours according to American Academy of Pediatrics - but I'd say that 1h is absolute maximum, seeing how my girl is hooked to tv, watching it with open mount and a thoughtless impression. As for other activties - here are some ideas: Our daughter loves playing with ...


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This situation sounds as if she is not actively playing with the toy, but was just the first to get it. Kid do exchange/swap in this manner without any issues: She seems to have socially mature for her age and have nice manners. If she has her toys taken away when she is engaged with playing with them, she might react differently! She is also surely aware ...


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I have a similarly tireless 21 month old and it can be hard to keep up with his endless energy. We also only have to take care of him on weekends as he is in daycare during the week. However I feel this time while he is small and wants to spend a lot of time with his parents will pass way too fast so when I find things a bit overwhelming I try to remind ...


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Try to find cooperative games (Red October, Forbidden Island for examples) or purely random games. In the first case, everyone lose or win together. In the second case, win or loss are purely random and it's easier to accept. Then you can try role playing games. A couple editors are writing games for your kid's age. There are also compromise between rpg ...


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"Winner Cleans Up" has been a surprisingly effective rule for us. Whoever wins needs to put away the cards/board/ball etc. That takes some of the sting out for the loser and really cuts down on gloating. The US has a bit of a cultural obsession with winning so creating a rule that actually creates a downside to winning can help creating a more balanced view....


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I found an interesting article about speech development, but it doesn't address your question, so I can only answer with anecdotal evidence. There are people who can stick their pinkie fingers in either side of their mouth and make a high-pitched whistle. Many of us learn the more common form of folding our tongues up and blowing sound out through pursed ...


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What does her daycare do? Surely they are not watching over your child specifically all day as they have other children to mind. Try doing some of the things that work there.


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There are several reasons to think that the best thing you can do for your kids is indeed to switch the games constantly: First, real life consists of constant changes of rules: driving rules, office rules, family rules, school rules, romantic relationship rules, sports rules, etc. So it is realistic to expect people to change the rules they are playing by ...



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