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Oct
28
accepted ADD Children and writing - tips, tricks?
Oct
28
comment ADD Children and writing - tips, tricks?
All good ideas. The tech solutions have got me thinking now of a software product...hmm...
Oct
28
comment ADD Children and writing - tips, tricks?
Every human procrastinates. ADD isn't simple procrastination, though.
Oct
28
comment ADD Children and writing - tips, tricks?
ADD is very different than just procrastination. Yes, it is what it is but it is something and there are things you can do about it. Hence the question. Your response, alas, is exactly how my mother handled it for me...which was sheer torture of 18 years of nagging. The medicine has helped a lot, as are the coping skills, of which you mention which are very valid coping skills. KNOWING I had ADD itself was a big help. Just being more aware of the issue has helped me in adulthood, so I can't say 'not talking about it' as being the best idea.
Oct
27
comment What's the best way to extract baby snot?
We used to call the bulb thing the brain sucker based on the reaction kids have when you use it. As far as they know, they think you're sucking their brains out and will fight you to the death when they see it. That said, it works.
Oct
27
comment Are Ballet or Swimming lessons more suitable for our girl?
Simple solution: Sign her up for water ballet classes.
Oct
25
comment ADD Children and writing - tips, tricks?
Sure. Good point. The solution would likely help anyone with writing challenges.
Oct
25
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Oct
25
asked ADD Children and writing - tips, tricks?
Oct
24
comment How do I make sure I don't mix up identical twin newborns?
Invest in tattoos
Oct
24
comment Is bribing children with cash incentives a good idea?
"Bribery is a bad thing" -- but, it is how the world operates. So, I have to agree it's a bad thing to teach children, but am a bit torn over the reality that the world pretty much works that way. :)
Oct
24
comment Is bribing children with cash incentives a good idea?
Only if you are a free market capitalist
Oct
19
comment How can I help my child to stay still?
ah, good call, Chris! I may very well have read that wrong.
Oct
19
comment How can I help my child to stay still?
It's likely a bit early for a full diagnosis, for sure.
Oct
19
comment How should a parent react when their child comes out of the closet to them?
Well, just because a belief might be popular doesn't change it from being a flippant reaction. But regardless of it being flippant or seriously considered, I agree it's a counterproductive stance.
Oct
19
comment How should a parent react when their child comes out of the closet to them?
It's kind of flip for parents to state it's a sin and therefore wrong. While homosexuality may not be 'OK' for the parent, that doesn't change the answer in terms of how a good parent should react. They can certainly choose to be a bad parent, but few would agree they should be. I think you pretty much say that with your answer, and I think most would agree.
Oct
18
comment How can I help my child to stay still?
I certainly agree. As I mentioned, it's really just a different way of 'being'. It's only a disorder when one is forced to fit into the non ADD-mindset structure (which is what most schools need to be). Keep in mind that a lot of ADDers end up being artists, musicians, inventors and entrepreneurs. It can definitely be a asset. ;)
Oct
18
comment How should a parent react when their child comes out of the closet to them?
"Hatred is not a value, and your child is still your child." = +1 for that. Great advice in general for all sorts of situations a parent may run into. (I'd also +1 for "educate yourself"...yet more advice that would help society in general on so many levels)
Oct
18
comment How should a parent react when their child comes out of the closet to them?
"What if the goal is to get the child to reconsider?" = then they are being grossly inconsiderate of their child and are putting their arbitrary dogma above an understanding of human psychology, biology, and unconditional love. I know this is a heated social topic, but there really is a correct side of the fence to be on.
Oct
18
answered How can I help my child to stay still?