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Sep
17
comment Should we change a wet diaper and risk triggering a night tantrum or leave our son be?
"urine is sterile" - at first, there is for sure no problem with health, but if the child's skin is wet for hours, I think it will get red and very irritated.
Sep
17
comment Should we change a wet diaper and risk triggering a night tantrum or leave our son be?
Diaper + wet sheets - also happens often to us. If the child has drunk too much before going to sleep it can happen that the diaper can not sponge all the fluid, so the bed can get really wet (despite diapers).
Sep
16
comment What consequences are appropriate for pre-teens?
@nGinius: that's what I also thought. Excellent point, as we really on very hard "protest days" have the problem that there are not enough privileges to take away. Hm.
Sep
15
comment How to ensure that necessary things get done when time is short?
ok, we do that already. Normally when he is ready for going to bed we'll read a book or story together and this is only "possible" until the end of reading time. If he delays the necessary steps before, there is no time for reading left any more.
Sep
14
comment How to ensure that necessary things get done when time is short?
"Stop letting him control the night-time schedule". So what would you suggest for forcing him to brush his teeth (or let me do it) instantly?
Sep
14
comment How to ensure that necessary things get done when time is short?
thanks for your answer! Solution A (wake up earlier and suggest attractive thing AFTER routines is what I wanted to do, but we were too late that day). But that's the only solution I'm seeing at the moment.
Sep
14
comment How to ensure that necessary things get done when time is short?
that's why I chose the tooth brushing as an example: the consequence of cancelling it would be too late for him to understand. What would you suggest for teeth brushing as a "negative outcome"?
Sep
13
asked How to ensure that necessary things get done when time is short?
Sep
11
answered Can pacifier-use interfere with breastfeeding?
Sep
11
revised How can we potty-train our pre-schooler outside the home?
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Aug
17
answered Are similar-sounding names a good choice for siblings?
Aug
10
comment What home-safety aspects should new parents consider?
@Torben - good to know, I still hesitate trying - how should I verify that it really did no harm?
Aug
9
comment What home-safety aspects should new parents consider?
good point! That reminds me: Recently, our (3.5 years old) son wanted to attach one of his magnets to the enclosure of my backup hard disk.... A very good moment to talk about how to handle electronic devices. :-)
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answered What home-safety aspects should new parents consider?
Aug
4
comment How can a parent remain sane? How do you keep your energy and temper?
leaving a baby 30 minutes alone seems quite long to me. But I would not dare judging the situation I did not experience myself. This really might have been the best option for both under those circumstances. I would suggest to add to your answer: tell (or explain, if you can) your child that you need a break to calm down and will come back soon. I imagine this could be better than just leaving without saying anything about why you go and if/when you'll return.