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She promised to take him fishing on my week day without first checking with me. After I said that I had plans with him on that day (during my time that the consent order we have in place says), she told me that I had to tell him that I'm cancelling his plans to go fishing. And yes, after researching about PAS, I know that's a classic start. Optimal play ...


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Unfortunately in this kind of battle, the mother will usually win. If you want to maintain a relationship with your little boy, you might simply have to work on being as nice as you can to his mum.


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My daughter started wearing glasses at 14 months old, and I remember the struggle all too well. It did take a couple of weeks for her to reliably wear her glasses, she's 8 now and rocks her glasses, so fear not, it will happen. One question is whether he's nearsighted or farsighted. At that age, most kids in glasses wear them for excessive ...


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For the record I am looking at this question as two different sub question. First question is when do humans gain temporal awareness? and when are they are they able to make sense of this temporal awareness? (I.E when are humans able to construct a meaningful relationship between their temporal awareness and a language). Also, I think I should make this ...


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Early. If the answer is vague, that might be because the question is also vague, perhaps not purposely, but it is, because there is a lot that relates to different kinds of time and the theory of the mind. For a long time, and the vast majority of people still believe this, people believed that of all animals, only humans had a concept of time, that ...


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According to the abstract of this study of 60 3-year-old children: From these experiments we conclude that children have the metalinguistic skills necessary to identify homonym pairs; moreover, they realized that homonyms represent two different categories. Finally, if children have a one-to-one mapping assumption, it is not strong enough to prevent them ...


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I've tried in earnest to find studies to back up my following hypothesis, but I don't think I'm using the correct search terms. I believe that teaching your child more vocabulary now is much better than trying to teach them all that same vocabulary and their age-appropriate vocabulary 4 years years from now. There's a soft limit of how many new words per ...


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Our son is also 16 months and I was starting to worry slightly as he didn't seem to be saying any words until recently. He didn't even say Mama or Papa. I had read that at one year, children should be saying one or two words in addition to Mummy and Daddy. However, in recent weeks, we suddenly started to understand a lot of words from my son. He currently ...


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Depends on your definition of "stuff" in "learning stuff". There's a good amount of study that explain that teaching academic to young kids isn't really necessary. What is important is that you teach/show character, or in other word executive function. If you can teach your kid self control (body/emotion), working hard, critical thinking and ...


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I have found that it comes along as I have corrected my daughter's speech over the years as well. At the age of two I'd say she's doing just fine. According to this chart, she should be barely understandable. Sounds like your child's speech is on track, although it doesn't cover when you get into present versus past tense. According to this site, your ...


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Introduce him to a super hero who wears them... Clark Kent, Cyclops maybe? Associate them with his new special power of seeing far from his special gear like they use. http://marvel.com/news/comics/23586/iron_man_introduces_blue_ear


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At 2 years old, your son doesn't understand (or care) why you want him to wear his glasses. All he knows is that you keep putting a thing on his face, and he doesn't like that thing on his face. No amount of explaining or pleading or threatening will make a difference. So, you'll want to take a behavioral approach. Break it down into a series of small, ...


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Children develop at their own speed. Especially language shows a lot of variation. Some start early and form complex sentences soon, others start early, stay at the one- or two-word stage for a looong time, then catch up and some are virtually mute, then improve drastically and "never stop talking" again. If you search around here at Parenting SE there are a ...


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That looks quite normal. You shouldn't worry for at least 12 more months. See: Denver II Developmental Milestones Chart Kids Health: Delayed Speech or Language Development


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A one-year-old slapping is not the slightest problem at all in my opinion, but of course should not be reinforced. It carries no meaning other than discovery. Beyond this, you just want to make sure the behaviour remains discouraged.


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What a toddler should be learning should be nearly entirely focused on social development and physical development. Learning to play with others, learning to get along with others, learning to talk and communicate. Learning to run, skip, hop, jump, climb. Playing is a toddler's job, and primary method of learning. So if you're hell-bent on your toddler ...


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A person's ability to learn and retain learning are inversely proportionate to their age. This doesn't mean you should start teaching your child collegiate-level philosophy, but it does mean you should try to take advantage of your child's openness to learning. Spending time with your child teaching them basic things is a good way to form a long-lasting ...


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Searching "early formal academics" will provide quite a few resources on this subject. Moving up the Grades: Relationship between Preschool Model and Later School Success by Rebecca Marcon is a good representative source. A lot of parents feel like pushing more formalized education earlier gives the child a head start, but there's a growing body of ...


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Infants and toddlers crave predictability and comfort, it makes them feel safe and happy and teaches them that things are okay even if sometimes unexpected events happen or changes in the routine happen. There are so many factors that could be at play, but if you're ready to try anything to help everyone sleep better: Cut all screen time (tv, tablet, ...


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Getting toddlers to keep their glasses on Welcome to the world of toddler glasses! It's tough to get a toddler used to wearing their glasses all the time, but be patient. Over time they will eventually accept them, and may soon start asking for them. Here are two articles on the subject, along with a few tips from them: ...


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One of my twins (3yo) needs to wear glasses, because his left eye is weaker than the right one; not correcting his sight could result in one of his eyes becoming lazy. You can't force the child to wear them, and at that age you can't quite reason him into wearing them either: the only thing that will work is if the child makes the decision to wear them ...


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It can be tricky! Remember the core principles of "reinforce good behaviour"; "see things from the child's POV"; and "distract from undesired behaviour". Start with the glasses. Do they fit? are they comfortable? Do they hurt or irritate the child? Try asking the child why they don't want to wear them. Find some characters or toys that wear glasses that ...


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I'll answer your question with a question. University kids are able to learn advanced calculus and how to interpret difficult books and understand human psychology. Why don't I just wait until the kids are at that level, because then all of that high school maths will be so much easier for them? The reason is that knowledge builds upon knowledge. You lay ...


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The reason it is "easy for them anyways" is because even if you invest no effort, the child is still learning on their own. These things that are "easy" aren't. They're really complicated for toddlers, it's just that toddlers spend almost all of their (awake) time learning. Helping them by giving them a lot of things to play around with (read: to learn ...


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I was wondering why should I be hell bent on educating my toddler when she's going to learn the stuff anyways when she grows up? I don't know that there's great value in being "hell bent" about it, but certainly you shouldn't let the grass grow under your feet. The main value in educating young children is getting them to learn how to learn rather than ...


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When my infant was born I never knew any lullabies, so I used to sing A for ant, B for ball, C for cat.. up-till W carefully using the names of the things which could be seen in the real life daily - as a lullaby with full expressions and in a loud and clear voice. And now my toddler is 2 years old and when I say - A for, she says ant, so on and so forth ...


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If your son has an immediate family member who only converses with him in Hindi, he will become a fluent speaker of Hindi. The language development may progress a bit more slowly than his English, with more people speaking English to him, but he will learn the language. However, as he gets more verbal, your son may not initially seem interested in learning ...


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According to developmental studies (and don't ask me why age 5 is an overlap, I am not the one whom created these): Newborn 0-3 months Infant 4-12 months Toddler 13 months to 35 months Preschooler 3-5 yrs Kindergartener 5-6 yrs (I included this because it is good to know.) I kind of agree with last two I guess 5 can fit in both slots. But yeah they ...


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As someone else suggested, start reading the words as well when you're reading to her. Teach her to read - or, more precisely, help her learn to read. Give her access to books, with some planning initially as to which books. If she's anything like I was as a kid, she'll pretty much take care of the rest herself.


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I really agree completely with Kraami and Atif Abdul-Rahman. Adding few points of mine. Firstly I would like to say that I too am sailing in the same boat as of yours. I have a 2 year old son. I too had the same issues as you do but over a period of time I tried various things and got adjusted upto certain level. Below points based on my own learnings ...


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I make letter spotting a various thing with my 2.5 year old. When we're looking at things he's already interested in - colorful signs, a fire truck, whatever - I will point at a letter or a word and say it or spell it. At this point all he gets is "O" and I have not convinced him that bullet points and periods aren't also Os. :) I see from your comment that ...


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My wife and I try to avoid digging ourselves into absolutes unless there's more to gain by it. Our fella (2.5y) is very good about tacking please onto things and saying thank you at this point so often if he omits it we'll just remind him while still complying. "Remember you're supposed to say please!" while still handing him the snack/toy/whatever. We'll ...


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Lots of good thoughts in the other answers. Here's a couple more. You say you don't read the text of the books to her. She's getting to an age now where she can really start to appreciate the text. Many children's books have great rhythm and rhyming schemes. Reading her these will teach her about different sounds and rhythms which will set her up with a ...


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All the medical advice says nothing is better for your kiddo than interaction with an adult. The approach we try to take in our home is "what is this displacing?" Maybe to a lesser extent we worry about "what habit is this building?" Because nothing at all before two is a great goal to have that may run up against reality in ugly ways. My wife and I need to ...


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Pretty much every page of every children's book we own has new learning opportunities for our two year old! It's a pretty awesome time. You can always go into more detail about the illustrations and the story. In general, these are the subjects I ask questions or make comments about: Sizes - Big, smaller, bigger, smaller, medium, tall, short, etc. ...


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Kramii nailed it and I have a confession to make. My first daughter 5 years back became the reason I truly started to learn how to organize my life. From a person with a lot of personal space yet not much of achievement, I became a person who had no personal space and far lesser time due to fatherhood yet with a lot of achievement and successful years. ...


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You write that your day used to be very planned and organized, and that you had time for workouts, meditation, reading books and other stuff. In addition, your question was migrated here from Personal Productivity.SE. My first guess would be that you didn't have much slack built into your routine. Might that be right? I am all for improving your ...


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At two, while you certainly can begin working on alphabet and numerals and counting, I tend to feel that the most important things are creativity, emotions, and breadth of experience. By breadth of experience I mean to encounter a lot of different things, such that not only can the child learn about new concepts, vocabulary, cultures, and ideas, but the ...


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We've started trying to bring the stories alive by acting the stories and using props and toys. For example: We're Going on a Bear Hunt - Searching the house for different "animals" i.e. stuffed toys. We ask what the animal sounds like, what it looks like and where does it live. A hidden iPod with speakers can add to the realism (Or dad doing his best ...


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These things help me: Time. Things get easier again when your kids get bigger. They'll never go back to the way they were... but they will get easier. Keep telling yourself that. It might even be true. Acceptance. You've got less time for you, work, etc. and that's just they way it is. Learn to see the time you invest in your child as more valuable than ...


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Try reading her books such as alphabets with pictures.If she enjoys reading them then she might read books by herself by the time she is 3 years old. I taught the same to my daughter when she was about same age. Also try to find a animal book with many animals on the same page. Identify them once with your daughter and play the question answer. She might ...


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The problems you describe are pretty normal for couples who have children. Brace yourself -- they get worse as you get more of them. It's a new lifestyle which you sooner or later will be accustomed to. What you can do to improve the situation is to be even more strict about keeping everything in order, including your calendar and to do-list, because ...


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My oldest son was just like what you are describing. I was also a single mom and had no time to take for just me. It was work, kids, and take care of the house. I about lost it to. I made a game plan and I'm not saying it would work for you but I will share. First I had to get Chase in a bedtime routine which did not involve me laying with him until he ...


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I have a 3 year old who also has difficulty going to bed and is definitely a strong willed guy, so I can definitely sympathize. I am fortunate not to have to be a single parent, and that definitely is hugely helpful when out of control myself - having another person take over often helps both the kids and me. However, you can't really control that, so ...


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Oh @Kate do I feel your pain! I have that kid too; he's 4, and the other morning he was up at 4:30 playing with his trucks in his room. First thing I will suggest is that you take care of YOU. I know I'm a much more patient mom when I get exercise, or meditate, or do something to keep my body and mind together. Have you tried cutting out the daytime ...


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Ask nicely ?? No you tell them . you are the adult they are the kids. You could say" want to be a big helper for mommy ?" But so what if they flip out they are testing you .


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The medical community discourages passive screen time before two. And of course she's engaged for a couple hours. Flashing screens with beautiful colors and music are fascinating.


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I've always found a distraction better than a "no" for a very young child. Should she have the bottle, just not in motion? Find a way to encourage her to drink from it in an appropriate place. Is she done with the bottle and it needs to be taken away? Find a favorite toy or favorite food or something else that she likes, and just spirit the bottle away ...



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