Reputation
2,503
Top tag
Next privilege 3,500 Rep.
Protect questions
Badges
2 14 36
Impact
~169k people reached

Jan
16
comment How can we avoid tantrums over sweets and cakes?
@monsto: but I think there is not enough evidence in real life, so the child will see many other children and adults eating sweets and not dying, and therefore I doubt that it will believe this "sweets are poison" thing. We are always explaining our son, that sugar attacks the teeth and therefore is it not good to eat sweets often during the day, especially without cleaning the teeth afterwards.
Jan
9
comment How can we avoid tantrums over sweets and cakes?
we did it quite the same way and the answer "single exception -> weeks of problems" can be very, very true.
Jan
9
comment How can we avoid tantrums over sweets and cakes?
some questions: How old is he/she? How long is this already going on like that? Where does the idea of sweets/chocolate come from - does the child get more sweets anywhere else?
Jan
3
comment How do you control the quantity of sweets and junk food a pre-teen eats?
excellent point - since our son started eating breakfast with me, I abandoned my bread with jam and hazelnut spread, which I often took for breakfast before, and took cheese or sausage instead - a good thing for both of us :-)
Jan
3
comment How do you control the quantity of sweets and junk food a pre-teen eats?
another point, I'd add to this excellent advice: what about cleaning teeth? We explain our son, that it is okay to eat chocolate or sweets from time to time (and in very moderate amounts), but that it is important to clean his teeth soon afterwards.
Jan
3
comment How do you control the quantity of sweets and junk food a pre-teen eats?
"out of sight - out of mind" sounds very convincing. However, I wonder: when the kids grow older and have their own pocket money and the freedom to spend their budget, how can you avoid them to spend it for sweets? (I remember that I often bought sweets at kiosks in my youth)
Jan
3
comment How do you control the quantity of sweets and junk food a pre-teen eats?
@bobobobo: I think, for sweets frequency matters as well, as the sugar attacks the teeth and the more often the teeth are exposed to it, the more they suffer.
Dec
26
awarded  Enlightened
Dec
20
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
16
comment How do I figure out why my child no longer likes preschool?
very good advice! The quality time is important - it is often difficult to concentrate on the activity with the child, but it is absolutely worth it. We made similar experience with our 4 year old son. And it happens really fast that in such a busy life you get stuck in a "who-wants-to-take-care-of-our-child-next"-mentality and spend less time with the child as possible. It is very convenient to leave the child with the grandparents, but it also is important to spend time together as 1parent+child and as a family. The positive experience for dinner also sounds like a great idea!!
Dec
8
comment Why do kids always do things which we tell them NOT to do?
+1 very good point. Our son also has an especially strong desire to be independent and to take his own decision. BTW thanks for the compliment :-)
Dec
8
revised What's the best way to fix a toddler's mispronunciations?
added 8 characters in body
Dec
8
comment Cleaning bathtub toys that squirt water
we have the same problem with the "bath ducks". Vinegar sounds good at first. However, I wonder if the acid could attack the polymer and maybe set free a reaction product. Furthermore, acid is not child-safe IMHO and as you can not be sure to squeeze out all the water you'll have the same problem with the "detergent".
Dec
8
answered What's the best way to fix a toddler's mispronunciations?
Dec
6
comment When's the right time to teach a potty-trained toddler how to wipe their bottom?
I had a very similar question - see here: parenting.stackexchange.com/questions/3154/…
Dec
2
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
2
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
2
revised Why do kids always do things which we tell them NOT to do?
added 1 characters in body
Dec
2
answered Why do kids always do things which we tell them NOT to do?
Nov
30
comment Do pregnancy due dates accurately measure maturity (and over maturity)?
I don't have scientific data, so I'll just add it as a comment: AFAIK, 50% of the children are born in the time interval +/- 2 weeks around the calculated date of birth. (That's what the gynaecologist and the midwives told us)