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This is a first world problem. You don't hear that children starve to death because they are picky eaters. Children want to eat what they like the most. If you give them the choice they would only eat junk. They don't appreciate and understand the nutrition value of a food only its taste and of course its look. In fact majority of adults are the same, no ...


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This is a tough situation because we hate to see our children upset, but we don't want to meddle, either. I would ask your son how he feels about the situation, then maybe model with him some things that he can say to them to tell him how he feels when they are leaving him out. It sounds like the children are using him as just a "stand-in" when they are ...


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This may feel a little succinct, but our job is to teach our children how to deal with adult life, not protect them from life. The only way you should get involved is to teach him how to talk to his friends and tell them how he feels. How to communicate back and fourth. You never know, it could be a misunderstanding :) EDIT: The goal here is to teach ...


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The basic problem is that a twin brother or sister makes for an infinitely better and especially easier friend than all of those strange and unpredictable kids with their unfamiliar habits and ways of expressing themselves. Single kids about that age have a strong drive to belong and thus are prompted to undergo the learning process of being social and ...


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My experience with looping comes from my own experience. I attended school in a place where you had the same teacher year after year, in the same subject, but different teachers taught different subjects. Some teachers taught more than one (my Math teacher was also my Science teacher). Having kids in the US, the one teacher per grade really bugs me. To ...


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Speaking unscientifically, my wife is an elementary educator who teaches in a combined 4th / 5th grade classroom with divided curriculum. She has seen substantial growth when her kids in these classes retain her for consecutive years. Children who don't play well with their teachers tend to lighten up to them within the first half year they have them. While ...



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