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There are a few possible causes. It may be that your son likes the taste or texture of dinner, even though he is not hungry, and therefore he chews on the food but isn't really motivated to swallow. It may be a control issue: he's essentially saying I don't have to swallow and you can't make me, and that grin definitely points (at least in part) to him ...


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I don't know if the behavior is "normal", but it's certainly something I've heard of before (though not something my kids have done). It's probably largely what you say - a small rebellion. Children around two are learning that they have some control over things, and they like seeing what that entails. One of the things he has control over is eating - ...


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Your daughter was taken away from a safe place and maybe she hasn't yet learned she is still safe and loved. Try to let her know it is okay to feel the way she does - we can't control our feelings, so validate them. Let her know you feel the same way and miss that home. Continue speaking to her about this being your home now. I'm sure you've already done ...


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Try using Skype to catch up regularly - we do it once a week with my son's grandparents but you could do it even more often? Also little children who cannot yet write like to leave voice messages (if you have a smart phone there are some apps likes whats app that let you record messages) for their loved ones. The tantrums are no doubt part of the missing, ...



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