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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Dave has good points, and Nicole you stated it is anxiety in your post - but then asked about nail biting. Focus on the anxiety and not the nails. Therapy does address anxiety, but so can you. There isn't anything abnormal about being sad from leaving a home, and with some effort you can learn how to address it - then with time and patience you can ...


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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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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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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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I agree with @Lance's answer that it's very possible that you might be taking this more seriously than you need to. That was my first impression. I'm not sure that I would consider his behavior as solely manipulation to get his way. It might be that when he's sad, he really just does miss the comfort of the mother he was born to and continues to see every ...


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I have been in the situation in a couple different ways, and it is surely two things: We always read too much into things, but it is always important to continue to be that parent because the alternative has lasting negative effects. The "i want to go to the other parents" is a very intelligent way of manipulation, to suggest that he knows everyone is ...



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