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Have you had her evaluated to see if she has any sensory issues? Sensory disorder can cause issues with clothing, as the clothes can feel extremely uncomfortable. If you think this might be the issue, try seeing if the few clothing items she can tolerate have anything in common, and build on that. Some general guidelines that commonly help are: Super ...


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Many. But which exactly greatly depends on your child and his experiences so far. Some suggestions: Death is final Really. If you are four you haven't necessarily made that experience yet. Families are smaller and live apart, neighbourhoods less connected than a few generations ago. First-hand experience with death is rare even for adults. Death is ...


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Biting her nails is only a symptom, so 1, 2, and 3 are not getting to the core issue. Indeed, it is also quite possible that you drawing attention to it is increasing her anxiety. Solution 5 might save the nails, but it doesn't address the anxiety. Solution 4 or some variant of it is the only way to go, addressing the anxiety. Possibly some way of ...


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If there's one thing you should be worried about it's that your daughter is put in such a class and you were apparently not even aware of it... I find it really strange. But learning a second language is best done when you're young. Living in a bilingual country (Belgium), this is actually the direction towards a lot of schools/parents are moving: bilingual ...


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Your son wasn't as connected to the fish (who he couldn't touch) as he would be a puppy (who would have personality and follow your son around), so it's not surprising that he isn't upset. I would use this as a moment to teach the following: Small animals are delicate and have shorter life spans than dogs or humans. It's natural and no ones fault when ...


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Give it some time. It's very natural for a child to test boundaries in a new environment, and his teachers are still in the "honeymoon period," when they tend to cut kids a little too much slack because the kids are new. Some kids can't handle slack very well. I would wait a month or two before worrying about him being a permanent delinquent :-) These ...


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Use sunbutter or wowbutter and jelly. They are peanut butter substitutes that are supposed to taste exactly like peanut butter, but are both 100% peanut free! I have a peanut allergy and I eat it all the time.


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Your daughter was taken away from a safe place and maybe she hasn't yet learned she is still safe and loved. Try to let her know it is okay to feel the way she does - we can't control our feelings, so validate them. Let her know you feel the same way and miss that home. Continue speaking to her about this being your home now. I'm sure you've already done ...


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Many pet stores have a guarantee period. In my town they all offer 7 days; if I take the fish back to the store, along with a sample of the water from the tank, they test it, determine whether the death was caused by water conditions, improper handling, or possibly a condition the fish had before purchase (and in the latter case, they offer a replacement). ...


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First of all: recognise the fear as something real, but describe it as something that used to happen, and that does not happen now. "Remember when you had a problem, and it used to hurt to poo? It's so good that poo doesn't hurt now!" Have a sticker chart to reward prompt pooing. Celebrate success, do not punish set-backs. Children need to learn the signs ...


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Try using Skype to catch up regularly - we do it once a week with my son's grandparents but you could do it even more often? Also little children who cannot yet write like to leave voice messages (if you have a smart phone there are some apps likes whats app that let you record messages) for their loved ones. The tantrums are no doubt part of the missing, ...


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We used Almond Butter, it looks and tastes comparable but contains no peanuts. But the camp might have problems with that too, although they are generally made specifically as peanut-butter substitute and are thus safe for peanut allergies.


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I suggest either professional advice or at least professional information on the topic. People here may or may not be professionals, but there is no guarantee of it. A good first step is having a conference with the school guidance counselor. They are trained and can recommend books or other resources you can use. I don't fully disagree with Karl, but ...


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I don't think she'll have a problem. Our oldest was barely functional in French when he started school. This year will be his third year at the same (French, not even bilingual) school, and he's mostly fluent in both (still a bit better in English, but not by much). You'll be surprised by how quickly she absorbs it. As a side note, now's a really good time ...


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Constipation in children is as common as rain, and as you've discovered, it's a self-perpetuating problem. Please abandon the idea that this problem will be resolved by September. It won't. It's going to take months. There are lots of reasons this doesn't go quickly: One of the colon's jobs is to reabsorb water from stool. The longer the stool stays in ...



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