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You are already giving it more importance than it has by calling it The Talk. It's such a big deal to you (and many more parents) just because you want it to be so. Treating sexuality as something Top Secret or Super Important while it is just another thing, it's a mistake as, what will happen in the future to your kids, is the same happening to you right ...


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Of course she doesn't eat. First she gets to make a mess (what fun) and play with putting things on food like salt (something a 2 year old doesn't need extra of). And when shes done she gets her very own special dish of cheese (something that's not particularly good for her). There is zero incentive to eat real food here. What about only offering her a ...


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Nowadays in the US, it is extremely rare to encounter prejudice against left-handed students. It does happen (there was a preschooler in Oklahoma in 2015 whose teacher told him the left hand was evil), but is very rare. I do recommend that you mention it to teachers -- often in preschool or kindergarten when beginning to teach writing, they default to ...


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At that age you can have a good play mat or floor surface and have toys on the floor. A baby that age doesn't want to be cooped up in a bouncer/exersaucer-like thing.


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Your youngster is likely to be crawling/walking soon if not already. She will need to develop the appropriate musculature and balance. Some parents switch to a baby play pen at this point, and others baby-proof their homes and let their kid have at it. Either way, be sure to lock your doors with bolts at this age, as my son in particular always wanted to ...


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Children often are not looking for long, drawn out, "THE TALK" kind of answers to these questions. It's important to not lie (the stork put it there!) because that does nothing for their educational development, but it IS important to keep it age appropriate for understanding, and usually as brief as possible. My suggestion would be to find some age ...


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First of all, congratulations for your success with EC so far. My son started potty training around 32 months, which seems to be very close to average (girls tend to be a bit quicker), so you've made tremendous progress despite the current situation. This sounds like a typical example of the "two steps forward, one step back" pattern in your child's ...


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Our son began having a hard time with naps at that time too. Most behavioral issues for children can also be traced back to sleep habits, and usually they are a result of not having enough sleep. What we found through reading and experimentation is that a few more things were happening than just a rough nap time: Separation Anxiety. Leading up to the 18 ...


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I think the answers so far are not reading the question. It's not about moving on from nappies, but how to stop the nappy pant leaking. I would look at different brands. The cut and size can make a difference. The clothing worn make a a difference too. Trousers will keep the pants in place. With a good waterproof mattress protectors it needn't be a big ...


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We use a 'double check'. Sometimes he doesn't understand what it actually means when he says yes/no, so I confirm what he meant by explaining what will happen next. Example: Me: Are you done with your dinner? Toddler: Yes! Me: Ok, then I am going to take your food away (or even better: Can I eat your food? This really drives home that he is not having ...


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It doesn't seem something to lose your sleep over, however: A) Psychologists make a big deal about how people's ability to 'try new stuff', be open to change, etc, is useful in life. Your degree of openness to change is one of the "big 5" personality traits. B) If you want her to eat something else, you have to stop feeding her what you don't want her to ...


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First, try to figure out the feelings going on that are resulting in aggressive behavior. Work on resolving that and you will go a long way to solving the issue of biting. Second, when you're in the moment and need an immediate solution, place all the focus on what you do want instead of what you don't want. So "give me a hug (or kiss)" or "give each ...



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