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This is one of those things where discipline (punishment) isn't necessarily the answer. Your child constantly wants to get her way. I'd suggest there's nothing at all wrong with that. I want to get my way, too. Likely, so do you, right? The difference is that we've learned a few things over the years (some more than others): Everyone wants to get '...


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First off make sure her tactics are never successful at getting what she wants. Kids tend to do what works. If she never gets her way after acting inappropriately you have removed the incentive to misbehave. At 5 you should be able to clearly communicate with her what behavior is unacceptable. After you have made it clear what type of behavior is not allowed,...


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I have two kids... the older one is 3, the younger one is almost 2. They started attending the same day care a few months ago, and like your kids, they are in separate classes. So while I haven't been in your shoes exactly, I can certainly empathize with your situation. Here's what I would recommend... In the mornings, drop your older daughter off first. ...


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I would say this is a fairly standard thing. I would also say that the best way to work on it is to both explain why you need a response - because otherwise you can't do whatever you were waiting for the response on - and to yourself model this behavior. How often does our child ask a question or otherwise communicate with us, and we don't immediately ...


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In my experience, that is pretty standard for that age. They are often focused intensely on whatever is holding their interest and it apparently takes some effort to switch to you, so they prefer to ignore you. And that is of course when they are not doing little Braveheart imitations and yelling "Freedom!" to see just how much space you will give them. It ...


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IMO 4 years old is far too young to consider homework. When I was in grammar school, homework was work not completed in class (and there was plenty of time given). Rather than treating these packets as homework, try incorporating it as part of your one on one time activities. Make a game of writing the letters and give her time to instruct you as well. ...


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According to research, homework for preschoolers is an educational trend without any real benefits to the child. Of course, that doesn't mean her school will be responsive to that point of view. However, given that, I wouldn't push her too hard, there's some evidence that can be counterproductive.


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I agree that 4 is very young. My oldest is very interested in writing and reading. He didn't get homework, and I don't think you need to practice 'doing homework'. Personally I think it is time to do it later. If you want to practice letters though, incorporate them in something fun that shows WHY you write them. My son really loved signing his name on ...


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A child screaming during sleep can be quite disturbing. If the child is actually screaming loudly and perhaps thrashing, it could be what is known as night terrors. During these episodes, the child is not actually awake, though they sometimes appear to be due to the sound and movements not usually found during a sleep cycle. Since the child is not awake, it ...



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