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This is pretty common at that age, although to different degrees with different children. The basic approach to take is validate the emotion and correct the behavior. Validating the emotion means to communicate that their feelings are being heard and acknowledged. This article explains many different ways to do that. Usually with a small child, it takes ...


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I see two main components here to address. The first is that he's getting upset easily. This doesn't seem too unusual for a three year old, especially if getting upset like this sometimes results in his getting one-on-one attention some of the time. With a 10 month old in the house, it is possible some of this is jealousy, and deliberately ...


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It sounds to me like you're looking for something to make him happy when he's acting poorly. Bad move. Anything you do that rewards this behavior with encourage it. If a child has a tantrum or goes off on a sulk, you should leave them to sort out their feelings and come back when they can behave appropriately. When it's not possible to leave him, take him ...


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My son has the same issue. He is fine with using a pen or paint and likes school work, but refuses to use crayons. He screams and cries. After a lot of research and questioning, I found out that some people apparently have sensory issues where the feeling of a wax crayon or the feeling of a crayon against a piece of paper is intolerable for them. Also, I ...


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As others have mentioned, your 4 year old is engaging in some pretty normal 4 year old behavior. Isn't it ironic how we can't wait for their first word and then...we can't wait for them to just be quiet! My four year old talks himself to sleep every night, and in his sleep as well. He talks over us when we're talking. And, like your child, repeats himself, ...


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We had this issue to some extent with our 4 year old boy. I think this question is really covering 3-4 separate behavioral issues, though... and I would hesitate to connect them too much. Ours was a bit of a late talker, and was only beginning to form more complicated sentences at the time. I theorized that he was latching onto sentences that he had heard ...


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This is how I finally got my son to ride a bike: Found a gentle grass slope. Started at the top with the pedals removed and the seat low enough so that he could rest his feet on the grass. Sent him down a few times and gradually raised the saddle so his feet were off the ground. Once he had his balance I put the pedals back, so he could now freewheel down ...


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If you already have a bike you could try something like these. I'm not saying you should buy from this shop, or those brands I that link, but it gives you an idea of what I mean. We have three boys and my middle child, age 4, can ride a bike pretty well now, but did initially struggle with pedaling. As such, his stamina is not very good, and when he gets ...


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In my experience, while certain pedagogical ideas appeal to me more than others, the personality of those who implement them is at least as important as the underlying ideas. I learned most about a kindergarten by just walking up to their garden's fence on a sunny afternoon and watching the caretakers interact with the children. Do that at both kindergartens ...


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#1, #2 and #7, three you haven't done, are what made the BIG difference for our little girl (2 years old). #8 really depends on your definition of criticising/punishing, but certainly whatever you do, don't be angry about it. We don't discipline for toiletting accidents. Toiletting is now entirely her responsibility. We assist her for aspects she cannot ...


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Both pedaling and balancing are skills that need practice. In The Netherlands (where I live), most kids start with balancing bikes before they can pedal. They later learn to pedal on a tricycle, and eventually combine both skills. This was the case for my son, who, at 3 years and 3 months sat on a pedaling bike for the first time, and could immediately ride ...


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I'm not sure anyone other than you could really say what your son specifically would be a good fit for, but Waldorf (and similarly at this stage, Montessori) schools are likely a good fit for an active child, as they encourage that activity and the learning that comes from it. I'll leave out the discussion of the benefits/drawbacks of Waldorf in general and ...


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We have a similar set of boys (3 and 15 months), and the way we dealt with it, in addition to largely following Ida's advice above, was to emphasize to the older boy that the younger boy needs toys, also. Largely this comes in two flavors: The older boy is playing with a large set of toys (cars, trains, etc.), where there are numerous individual elements. ...


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This is pretty normal for siblings, and there are a lot of factors in play. The toy somebody plays with always seems more interesting. There is a book Siblings without Rivalry which discusses it in details. I would suggest to do the following: Establish ownership. Each kid does not have to share his toy (of course, they can be asked, but don't insist). If ...


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If your kid likes to be naked and you are okay with it, then it is no one's business but yours and your kids'. Unfortunately the world is full of busy bodies who think the world should be exactly what they want it to be. Expect drama when these politically correct goofballs try to intrude on your freedom to choose. Be nice. Then have your kid moon them. ...


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In my opinion this is very common behavior. He probably wants to both be part of what B does, and maybe to retaliate. Our 3 year old does this quite common to his little brother, 13 months old. He still love his little brother, I and I bet A loves B a lot still. Does A share well with kids his own age? At 4, he is probably used to having some 'discussion' ...



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