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Children learn to read by writing. Stop trying to teach her to read and instead teach her to write. Maria Montessori, "The Secret of Childhood" (1963): “This was the greatest event to take place in the first Children’s Home. The child who first made the discovery was so astonished that he shouted out loud: ’I’ve written, I’ve written!’ ... It was ...


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Toddlers and pre-schoolers do not have terribly long attention spans, generally speaking. 21 minutes (roughly the time of a half-hour show, minus commercial breaks) can be a long time for a kid to sit and follow uninterrupted dialog. In order to appeal to parents, shows targeting that age range will frequently try to work some sort of "edutainment" ...


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When your child rebuts you that his statement is true, you simply need to point out that's not all that's required. The usual guideline for adults is: Is it true? Is it necessary? Is it kind? Gossip about a classmate fails the second two tests. Tattling can be considered ok under certain circumstances (are you telling me to get someone into trouble, or ...


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From what I've heard from friends and acquaintances, it's pretty normal that a kid going to some kind of organized childcare (kindergarten, school, whatever) for the first time will get ill more often than usual; the reasoning behind this is that due to the many kids in one place, it's also easier to get viruses transmitted. The immune system of a kid who ...


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It sounds like fairly normal behavior to me, but I think you're doing the right thing. At an early age, children might not yet understand when certain things aren't okay to say (That age is anywhere between 1 and 100, incidentally). The best way to address this is on a case-by-case basis, letting them know why it's rude to say what they've said, and to ...


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I mostly agree with anongoodnurse's answer (+1 from me), and would add: Between 2 and 4 is the phase where children learn to deal with the frustration of not getting something they want, and where they can be very demanding, impulsive, and sometimes violent. However, that doesn't mean they are evil or mean. They just have to learn how to do that thing ...


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Toddlers this age (and younger) bite. That's just a fact. Most of them outgrow it fairly unceremoniously. They bite for a number of reasons, three of which are 1) reaction, 2) attention, and 3) frustration. Usually this frustration stems from not being able to "use their words" to adequately express their frustration. To combat this, show him all the time ...


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Even my kid love to color a lot, he loves super heroes like spider man, pokemon etc., i regularly download from MomJunction , even they have many cartoons , animals, alphabet etc.


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I'm sorry to hear you're experiencing problems with your child. I don't think that these are the traits of ODD, it actually sounds like your kid could be suffering from the downs (down syndrome). Take a look at these traits: Understanding Down Syndrome -- Signs At what age did he learn to speak / communicate? The issue may not be with him not respecting ...


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When I read your first paragraph, I thought, "yep, that's my little one, too." However, I was very surprised to see how quickly he's labeled ODD. I never thought my child had ODD. I thought she was just being an energetic young child, doing everything she could to explore the world, including finding out what breaks, what triggers mom+dad, what limits she ...


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TL;DR: 1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2–12 by Thomas W. Phelan Ah, the joys of parenting. You haven't said anything about if he has siblings, and if so, where is he in birth order, and how he treats them. Please allow me to go on a bit about ODD since it sounds like a possibility. ODD kids often: are very bright, get angry, argue with ...


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Please look into buying a book called 123 Magic. I can't praise this book highly enough. One of the things it allows for is to provide consequences without engaging in any arguments with the child - basically allowing you to disengage in useless debate/discussions about bad behavior. Please see this answer for more details on the method and it's advantages. ...


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My son was in a very similar situation two years ago. In addition to my follow up answer, I would like to add that the main thing we discovered is there was almost nothing we could do at home about his behavior at school. We offered everything from spectacular rewards down to harsh punishments for a year, to little avail. He stopped taking his frustration ...


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A great way to proceed here is to try and discover the source of your child's frustration. Some common sources of frustration: Has your child's routine recently changed? Is your child feeling jealous of the time you spend with his younger brother? Does he feel that he's unable to communicate his thoughts? Is your child getting enough rest during the ...



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