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If this was a sudden development and he had never spoken of monsters before I'd be more worried about the possibility that there is actually something threatening your son, but if his imagination has always generated monsters I'd be inclined to suspect the threat is in his imagination. "Monsters" can become very real to kids, and once that reality takes ...


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Written English is not a Phonetic language; you need to understand that before you go any further. As a result, while phonics are a useful aid to beginners in reading/comprehension, they will always be imperfect just like any shortcut. If you look at the etymological breakdown of English, it contains words which we can mostly trace back about equally to ...


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English, unlike many alphabetic languages, is not written in a perfectly transparent fashion. You cannot necessarily pronounce a word correctly just by looking at it. This makes learning to read through phonics trickier than it might be in a language with stricter pronunciation rules. However, phonics are still the most effective technique for teaching ...


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By age 7, the social ramifications of wearing a diaper are huge. This isn't the sort of thing the other kids at his school haven't noticed. If he hasn't started using the toilet after a couple of months around other kids, this isn't just stubbornness or your failure to win out, something is wrong. I've only run across a few cases of children this age who ...


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I would take a look at the local school district in the place where you think you will live. In the US, school districts may or may not follow city and county division. You should be able to search for things like 'school district for city-name'. This will help you to know when the school year starts, what sort of options various schools provide (such as ...


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We moved from Brazil to US with a 3 year old five years ago. Try to get a school that has ESL program. That will help the child to learn English and to feel support from school regarding the language difficulty. Whatever happens, don't stop speaking your native language at home. Kids learn fast, so they will pick up the new language quite soon, but if for ...



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