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According to http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/AA67/AA67.htm about 15% of 8th graders binge drink on a regular basis so 9 years is probably not a good age to start. Whether you like it or not, your child will be exposed to alcohol first probably in middle school Besides the age, you need to be also clear about what exactly you want to teach to him. The ...


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Children who are independent, shy, introverted, or a combination of those things can sometimes be difficult for teachers to assess. My son was initially VERY introverted when we first enrolled him at his current school. He didn't play or interact with the other children much. It's taken almost 2 years, but he's a completely different kid now. Some of ...


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As with many topics, I would not force it upon him but rather wait for a suitable situation to present itself. I don't think there's a "right age" for this talk, or rather that this "age" is not counted in years but in observations and questions. In your case, it might be when he asks you what do you do at work, or simply a situation at home where he ...


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It's normal, but don't freak out when it goes away! Babies go through an early babbling stage which then stops, and then takes up again in earnest later on. I don't know the exact average timeline, but with my son it was around three months old as well. My parents told me to film him because we'll be sorry when it stops, and indeed, a month or two later he ...


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That's early compared to my children - both of mine were more like 6 months old before they were really babbling a lot. But it's not unusual, and it's certainly nothing to discourage. She's developing her verbal skills, and learning to express herself. Encourage away - babble back at her, make conversation, and start paying attention to the different ...


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While you have sign language, have you tried sign supported speech? My eldest son is hard of hearing. For his first couple of years of school, he went to a special school for children with severe speech and language difficulties. He was one of the few children there with a 'technical' hearing problem; most had problems somewhere on the autistic spectrum. ...


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I had the same issue with my 4yo boy, he repeated "what's your name" for a week or so. I didn't get angry, but I told him I thought it wasn't funny anymore, and I was mostly ignoring him when he said that. Today he started controlling himself, but still has bursts of mechanical repeating: "what's your...", etc. My opinion: I don't think you do anything ...


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Babbling is good! Don't discourage it! :) With my daughter, my wife told me to babble back but always make it a point to slide to normal words. This way the baby eventually 'babbles with sense'. She hated baby talk as it dumbs down the baby. Basically, we encouraged babbling but tried to substitute real words when we have a chance, ie. Da becomes dada ...



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