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It seems like he just doesn't understand what is socially excepted when it comes to small talk (I know many adults with the same problem), he just needs some practice. This may not be the absolute best place but if he likes it it would be a great advantage to him as a skill. There is a group called Toast Masters that helps their members perfect their ...


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To further muddle the waters already murky from studies showing opposite effects allegedly all caused by daycare: I grew up in East Germany, where, essentially, all children went to daycare from a rather early age. When I was a child, most (as in "70-90%") were in daycare by the age of one. Yet, crime rates etc. were lower than they are now, when daycare is ...


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Sounds like you may have a strong willed child, which is excellent but challenging. Balancing appropriate obedience with independent thought is a tough process, and I salute you for undertaking it. I have three children ranged from 10 to 18 that I have raised this way, successfully by all accounts, so I hope I can be of some insight. This does not have to ...


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I think the balance lies in reasoning. Children are always curious about what and why (if not when and how) of all things. Why do we brush? is it only because there is a rule or is it because something will "happen" if we don't brush? In a large majority of the issues (though, I may be over emphasis with this), we are really chasing the deadline - whether to ...


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I've no science to back this up. But please keep your mind open when considering what I write. We are a sum of our experiences. And we start experiencing things even before we are born. Would argue, that children start being influenced by stereotypes of all the people they meet almost immediately after being born. They observe and learn the world in a way ...


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No particular age has been set in stone, but there is some evidence to suggest as early as 18 months of age (Eichstedt et al., 2002; Poulin-Dubois, 1998). However, it is quite possible the answer depends on the child's cognitive, social, language development. In fact quite a bit of literature suggests that at the very least 2 years old's are able to ...



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