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Hello, world!

I'm a father of one pre-schooler and one toddler. My stake in this site is to learn from you, and also to contribute as much as I can!

Based on my own childhood and parenthood, my specialties are (among others): twins, languages, and international aspects. For the record, I'm an identical twin and married to a fraternal twin. I speak 4 languages fluently and I've lived in 5 countries (Europe, Japan).

I enjoy using my experience to help others. That is why I am active at even more SE sites in the StackExchange network on topics that interest me.

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comment When my 4 yo has to do something he doesn't want to, he moans/cries/wails and communication is blocked. How can I get him to respond?
@Joe, what other natural consequences are there? E.g. he'll be sent home again because he's not allowed in undressed. And he'll want to be in there? It can be hard to find or realize the natural consequences that would reinforce your goal.
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reviewed Reviewed step daughter poured cold water on my baby's head?
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comment Suggestions for a 5 year old girl who has trouble focusing
possible duplicate of In what ways can you help a child develop self-control and delayed or deferred gratification?
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comment How to cover base heaters corners
I think this is an excellent solution, and I don't see a heating hazard as long as the corner guard is relatively small. You could probably cut out a useful shape from a pool noodle or similar item you already have that can be partially sacrificed.
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comment When my 4 yo has to do something he doesn't want to, he moans/cries/wails and communication is blocked. How can I get him to respond?
Going to kindergarten in pajamas has happened more than once in my family, too. By the time the kid shows up in the group in pajamas he definitely wants to get dressed, and it's a perfectly safe and simple way of teaching him natural consequences of his decisions.
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comment I'm pretty sure I'm bound for the mental asylum
Welcome! Vague posts like yours (no offense!) usually don't get very useful responses here. What's your actual question? - This site works best when we can give one clear answer to one clear question. If you have several questions, post them separately.
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comment One room for each son, or one bedroom and one play room?
@Ananyawilliams could you elaborate, please? Submit an answer (not a comment) to explain why you think this.
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comment What are these? Received from children's centre in free pack
This question is as puzzling as the one about the dinosaur!
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comment How do you pronounce Maya and Lucia?
@tobyink there are lots of variations, see this list for instance. That's why I suggest asking the parents! :-)
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reviewed Leave Open Why is my newborn crying constantly?
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reviewed Leave Closed How do you pronounce Maya and Lucia?
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answered My Niece is treated as an Outcast by her own Parents
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comment My Niece is treated as an Outcast by her own Parents
Of course kids can be aroused, why shouldn't that be possible? The kids are exploring - that's a very natural thing in some cultures but even there it can exasperate the parents because they see it with adult eyes. Please see this relevant question and its answers!
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answered How do you pronounce Maya and Lucia?