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English will come if she's living in the United States. She hears it everywhere, she'll be speaking it with most of the people she interacts with. You couldn't stop that if you tried. If you think knowing a second language would be good for her, how else will it happen for her?


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You are far too nice, and your 7-YO has learned, subconsciously, to manipulate you to get what she wants. Be clear that after 9pm is your time, she will get nothing other than directions back to bed. She is not hungry - you saw her eat dinner. She is not thirsty (leave a bottle of water in the bedroom to halt this complaint) and at 7 she can use the ...


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Offer an incentive to do something extremely boring: Reading from a Chemistry, Math, Philosophy textbook Listening to a poetry audiobook Any Netflix tv show on Quantum physics Beats the heck out of counting sheep, but if it actually stimulates her mind instead of putting her to sleep: you get a genius! You can't lose.


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Unless your daughter is learning disabled, all children have very good (mind bogglingly fantastic) language acquisitions skills-- in particular they can learn a language by mere exposure, which doesn't work for adults. Adults can be said to have a knack for picking up a 2nd or 3rd language-- usually not, adults study for years and still are incompetent--, ...


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Well if you want your daughter to accelerate her english and an immersion school would help her learn at her own pace isn't that by definition the incorrect choice? If you want her to catch up in English then I do think a great standard school would work, you could also get her to a speech therapist. I am not sure what a French immersion school is, were ...


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My 7 year old doesn't sleep well but I find that this works. I recommend you give her a bath at 7pm to relax her as a shower will wake her up. Then it is time for you and the baby until 7:30. Then take your daughter up to bed after teeth brushing for story time and a cuddle, just you and her. She shouldn't have any food after brushing her teeth or before ...


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I remember my experience of when I was having writing classes on the school pretty well. When the teacher made critics to my text, it was often impossible to turn the critics into something practical for my text. Frustration then emerged on me, and I hated writing. Text writing, I believe, is one of the fields where critics are most often useless for ...


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I would say that teaching children about a healthy diet is a great first step. But on the same note, some of the foods that are really healthy (whole grains, deep green vegetables) are gassy foods. As for gas sneaking out during practice. I (late 20s) take an adult (mom-grandma ages) yoga class and sometimes during those stretches gas sneaks out. I ...


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As a general rule, before I think of negative consequences for any of my children (BTW, I prefer "natural consequences" over parental punishment) due to repeated unwanted behavior, I ask myself: Why is this child behaving in a way I consider wrong? You need to get at the root of the problem, rather then clipping away the shoots coming from them. You have ...


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Some of my kids went through phases like this, some didn't. I saw the same with friends and their kids. In fact, I do remember one such phase when I was a child. It came, made my parents struggle a bit helplessly, and it went. I have no idea where it came from and what it was. I think this mostly isn't about the fears they experience, but something beneath ...



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