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Jan
20
comment What are the key considerations when selecting a potty?
Selected as answer, as it's the only one who answers the actual question. :-)
Jan
20
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Jan
19
comment How do you balance time for playdates vs family time?
I think the problem is that you don't specify what kind of answers you want. What do you mean with "how"? I mean, the correct answer is "You increase what is to low, and decrease what is too high, until you have reached balance". Which of course is a pretty useless answer. So you must mean something else with "how", but what you mean isn't clear. Do you mean to ask what balance is a good balance?
Jan
19
comment Using a visual device to indicate good/bad behavior status for toddlers
I think the red/green light can work well as a proxy for long-term consequences, so that's pretty good in the cases the consequences must be long-term. Although in this case they don't have to be. Maybe you can put her to bed without a story instead? That's a short-time consequence. Also, I'm skeptic about using food as a reward. On the other hand, I agree that if she doesn't want to eat, she probably shouldn't be forced, but you know the situation better, so maybe it's necessary in this case.
Jan
19
comment 4 year old is wetting the bed a year after finishing potty training
You don't need to communicate your expectations. She also expects herself not to wet herself. Of course it's not intentional; she is asleep!
Jan
16
comment How can I teach a child to keep trying after a failure?
(She started this fall, when she was 6. That's normal for Europe. Preschool in Poland starts at 3 and doesn't have homework.)
Jan
15
answered Why is my baby suddenly screaming in the bath?
Jan
14
revised How can I teach a child to keep trying after a failure?
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Jan
13
comment What are the risks of putting a newborn baby to sleep on their front?
You can influence it. Our baby started turning over at around 4 months. By putting her in a "baby sleeping bag" she was unable to turn over for a further couple of months, putting her on the safe side of the six months usually quotes as the major end of this risk.
Jan
13
comment How can I teach a child to keep trying after a failure?
OK, sorry, I can't see how the teacher is "outside". :-) And I'll have to stand by my comment when it comes to *"outside" help except for the teachers, such as psychologists etc. It's too early for that. Also for any "testing". There is no indication that there is anything that needs fixing as of yet.
Jan
13
comment How can I teach a child to keep trying after a failure?
There is no evaluation here, and soliciting outside help at this point seems premature, and in fact I think that would risk implying to her that there is something wrong with her. (That said, maybe I misunderstand you, you don't seem to have solicited outside help...)
Jan
13
comment How can I teach a child to keep trying after a failure?
@PéterTörök: No alternative schools. This is a small polish town. Homeschooling is not allowed (or practical). I'll pass your feedback about the teacher on.
Jan
13
comment How can I teach a child to keep trying after a failure?
A story might help a bit, although I suspect that we will have to show her in practice. Just explaining things will not make a difference, there no long-term view amongst kids this age. Her mum has tried to explain that she must try harder and study more, or she will end up in a boring shit-job, but that doesn't mean anything when you are 6-7 years old. :-)
Jan
13
comment How can I teach a child to keep trying after a failure?
I don't know if the teacher is good or not, and although switching schools is a possibility, but one of the last ones. The exercises I have seen are reasonable. Of course I think the school sucks, but I think all schools suck, and that rote learning is evil. But there is no option. Other schools will do the same.
Jan
13
asked How can I teach a child to keep trying after a failure?
Jan
10
answered How do we get an eight month old back to sleeping in his crib?
Jan
10
comment Is the “cry it out” approach harmful?
Everey kid is different. I agree that it can't be a good thing to leave your child screaming. That doesn't mean that it is a bad thing, but it seems to me pretty obvious that any cry it out method is a last resort, when you just can't do anything else.
Jan
10
comment What are the key considerations when selecting a potty?
I don't think the music playing after do you do something counts as a stimuli that you act upon.
Jan
8
comment What are the key considerations when selecting a potty?
Ours is made in Latvia, and has rubber, but it's not very good. I might try roughening it up with sandpaper, that might make it better.
Jan
8
comment What are the key considerations when selecting a potty?
@PéterTörök: The point is that it plays music after you peed, to make peeing fun! And the more musical toys you have, the less repetitious they get as the kid has a choice... :-)