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Your idea of a parent building a small world of "magical" but credible and educational characters to introduce their primary school child to richer cultural environments is valid. And, as you openly acknowledge, the parent’s gamemaster role has the potential for ethical dilemmas which should be wisely considered and planned for before embarking in the game. ...


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A's behaviour presents obvious ethical dilemmas (starting with children's right to privacy, their right not to be deceived/misguided). If you genuinely believe that children have a right not to be deceived/misguided (as per the update/edit) then to follow the proposed course of action is in exact opposition to that viewpoint. The activity outlined ...


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You mash up a bunch of different things in your question. HEALTH. http://housecalls.djmed.net/wellness/jogging.htm Because of the increasing danger to the growing child participating in adult type marathon events, the American Academy of Pediatrics has issued an official statement against it. Several years ago the academy stated that there was ...


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In a recent study, I saw a report of, children were able to catch lies of omission. I found the study interesting, because it basically showed that if a parent or other authority figure lies to a child, the child will trust them less. It's main focus was that it was not just direct lies, but lies of omission - but I think that it tell us how children reacts ...


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What makes A think they could succesfully pass off as an astrophysicist, a musician, an artist, a philosopher, a mathematician, and a neuroscientist? The only things the child could get out of this are gross misconceptions about what all those people do.


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I see two major problems with this: Parents shouldn't be interacting with their own children on a peer level. Tricking your child into being "just friends" could lead to some very awkward situations. Like what if your child says something to you while being tricked where you feel you need to intervene as a parent? You'd probably break the ruse then, ...


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I wonder, if (1) A does not have any friends of his/her age, that he/she needs to fake friendships with his/her child... or (2) B does not have any friends, and B tries to "help" with imaginary friends... To answer your question: yes, I think it is worse, than pretending to be Santa Claus or the Tooth Fairy. The other question about becoming ethical ...


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I think the question needs to be asked... what is the purpose of these letters? I honestly have a hard time imagining a situation where this could be justified for such trivial purposes as you mentioned. There is a psychotherapy technique that involves a similar method, but that's a different question entirely... and such things should probably involve ...


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This sort of thing is really common. My 8 year old has been training at half marathon distance (walking, jogging and running) for 6 months now. Her idea - she's raising money for a charity helping one of her friends. My eldest two have been doing triathlons since the age of 9 or so, and again, all their own idea. They were given the option of full training ...


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Two things : firstly, do maintain and develop your child's Czech language. The ability to hear (and subsequently produce) the subtle sound contrasts correctly vanishes with the critical phonetic period... at the age of 1. So you should not miss it. secondly, for alphabetical languages such as English and Czech, I recommend you just wait until your child ...


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Your doing it wrong get some help from a psychologist. Indeed everyone to some degree is doing it wrong but your child unhealthily expressed his emotions in a common way. You need to find it what series of things you are doing that caused this if it continues to happen. Let me give you a hint if your slightly yelling now it's only going to get worse for ...


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Have you got her checked for Scotopic syndrome(Light Sensitivity)? I am reading this book Teaching Outside the box and according to this, this is a fairly common problem which hinders people from reading. This book has 2 entire chapters on reading related problems which the author experienced in her teaching career. Here is more info.


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Your question is about learning but your post is about reading. For reading you probably want to concentrate on synthetic phonics. Find a bunch of different books and set aside some time each day for fun reading. Fun reading can be anything - snuggled up cozy in a pillow-fort den, or active and with lots of motions and acting and voices. You can get ...


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First of all, keep in mind that many if not most children are not really developmentally ready for formal academics until age 7 or so. I don't know where you're located, but here in the U.S., recent academic standards are set mostly by politicians, and don't always line up very well with early childhood research. It used to be that schools didn't even ...


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Well I was scared of slender man then I told my mom and she explained why it was stupid made a few jokes like if he lives in the woods why is he's suite so clean I bet its dry clean only (ect.). Then I got on youtube saw how someone can look like slender man and some cheesy fake video of slender man sightings. Now I'm fine.


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I noticed that my son's behavior worsens after vacation. I find that the following helps to get it better: Schedule - get him in bed on time No electronics and TV A lot of time outside to get his energy out Talking to him about his behavior May be get some suggestions from his teacher



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