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comment How can I teach my 5yo son to respect authority?
Time-outing: our typical problem is that we can't enforce the time-out, at least not consistently. He won't stay in the assigned spot, he won't sit still or be quiet, he plainly won't obey. While I'm at work, my wife has limited means of enforcement because she can't leave the toddler unattended. While I'm home, the only consistently effective means of discipline is when I bodily carry him to his room and sit myself down in front of his door (on his side); this will calm him within 3-5 minutes every time but is not an option for my wife.
Sep
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comment How can I teach my 5yo son to respect authority?
Adressing your questions: "siblings" - one well-balanced younger brother, aged 2, whom he generally terrorizes. "kids with ODD drive their parents crazy" and "ADHD" - I've been feeling that from the start. "a biological component" - there is one person in the family that only got his act together at around age 30.
Sep
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comment How can I teach my 5yo son to respect authority?
Great thought! Yes we model good citizenship and frequently talk about following rules, e.g. in traffic, when we see a police car or officer, etc.
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reviewed Reviewed How and when to disclose to children a parent's suicide
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comment How and when to disclose to children a parent's suicide
So what is your answer to the "when" question? You only explained your situation but not what you'd recommend for others.
Aug
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comment How are pregnancy ultrasounds administered?
In Austria, we got 3D ultrasounds as well. At no extra cost.
Aug
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answered How are pregnancy ultrasounds administered?
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revised How can I assuage my pre-teen's fear of flying
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Aug
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comment How can I assuage my pre-teen's fear of flying
Are you saying that the girl doesn't feel safe in her family? I'm glad to hear from a professional but I have to say that I feel this response is way over the top, suggesting therapy work right off the bat without suggesting or attempting any easier and less drastic alternives first. As a professional, could you give some such alternatives too?
Aug
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comment Destructive when unattended
What is your reaction when you encounter destruction? What is his reaction to yours? Does this help you identify if there is spite involved, or remorse afterward, or any kind of hostile/moral emotions?
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answered Older sister grabs whatever her younger sister holds
Aug
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comment From what age is it safe to install a life hammer in my car?
Car windows are safety glass without sharp edges, so "extremely dangerous" is a serious exaggeration. It's no worse than fine gravel. The bell is a nice idea!
Aug
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comment Writing from the bottom up
@user3143 see this question about Qwerty/Dvorak in which the consensus seems to be that keyboard skills are important but Dvorak is (sadly) not a realistic goal.
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comment Is milk powder left in a hot car going to go bad?
This is especially true while the container is unopened, because any humidity in the car could not have affected the contents.
Aug
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comment 30 year old granddaugter in lesbian relationship and I was told about this by her 5 year old child
I don't see why this got downvoted without reason. At least people should explain why they did so. How else would the asker know how to improve the post?