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Nov
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comment My 4.5yr-old girl is afraid of death. What should I do?
@xpanta - if it was your instantaneous reaction, it might have been a bit too "hard". The canary might be a good example to explain, as he is not there anymore since his "accident".
Nov
28
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answered My 4.5yr-old girl is afraid of death. What should I do?
Nov
10
comment How to remove brown stains from colored underwear?
thank you - we always dry the laundry on the balcony, so it should be exposed to the sunlight anyway, but I think that's not sufficient for our large stains.
Nov
9
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Nov
2
revised How can we potty-train our pre-schooler outside the home?
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Oct
29
revised How can we potty-train our pre-schooler outside the home?
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Oct
24
comment At what age can/should a child be able to clean themselves after bowel movements?
thanks, Modan! We don't want to count the chickens before they are hatched, but at least we have 9 days in series without any accident - However, he nearly never poo'ed in the kindergarten since then, so we'll see what happens if that should become necessary (like today where he did not poo in the morning at home)... (fingers crossed) :-)
Oct
22
comment How can I negotiate with a toddler successfully?
That's really tiring and stressful (and wastes a lot of time). We have experienced a lot of such phases of "rebellion" and NO-to-everything. If it's about places she likes to go, have you ever cancelled your plan and e. g. not gone to the playground that day when she constantly refused to take her shoes on, so that she felt a consequence of her behavior?
Oct
22
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Oct
21
comment At what age can/should a child be able to clean themselves after bowel movements?
thanks for your answer! We explained the situation to the kindergarten and I hope it gave them some more understanding for his situation. However (see my update in the question) it seems we're on a good way.
Oct
21
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Oct
20
comment What is the impact on kids of having two working parents?
you say that the presence of parents is especially important for older children while "anyone can adequately care for a baby". But isn't it important for the baby also to learn to trust its parents?
Oct
20
comment What is the impact on kids of having two working parents?
@Beofett p.s. I have grown up with a working mom, without a father and was raised mostly by my grandparents - maybe the missing interest from my fathers' side made me try to do it better for my children. I'd recommend anyone to stay at home as long as possible (before the 3rd birthday of the child) if it is "technically" possible.
Oct
20
comment What is the impact on kids of having two working parents?
@Beofett I have been staying at home for 14 months with my son (when he was 2 until his 3rd birthday) and it was a wonderful and important (and often exhausting) experience. I was mostly the only father in toddler groups, kids gymnastics and I think that it helps getting to know the child and its surroundings, "friends", etc. and also valuing the work(load) of stay-at-home parents. I don't want to say that stay-at-home-parents are generally better than the working ones!! It's another approach and I think they can share more of their child's life, which I consider good for both - especially <3y
Oct
20
comment What is the impact on kids of having two working parents?
very good answer - I would add to CONTROL: it is especially difficult for young children which are not able to speak or express themselves, so they have no chance for pointing out if there should be problems in day care. The other thing from parents' view is: if you can't stay (at home) with your child during the first years, you'll miss much of their development and - I assume - get a less tight bond (I hope it's understandable what I mean) to the child.
Oct
18
comment How can we make parents more attractive than TV, video games, etc.?
@LennartRegebro: That's true - but IMHO for most people it's a question of priorities.
Oct
15
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