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Apr
12
comment How do I teach my baby to not touch my computer?
it really really depends on the child, if that is possible. With our children (during the phase when they absolutely wanted to also touch the computer) they were permanently with their hands on the keyboard or mouse - no way I would have been able to concentrate on my work (or even private things like reading/writing an e-mail) like that without getting frustrated or angry. So I tried to keep those things separate. However, I've heard from other parents who wrote their dissertation with the baby on the lap. That would not have been possible for us.
Mar
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asked 6yo wears down people by dawdling and endless discussions - how can parents help?
Mar
16
comment Bed gets wet nearly each night although diaper is worn
thanks a lot for your detailed answer. I imagine that at the latest the boy-scout-peer-pressure turned it into a "really big" problem. :-( That's not really encouraging, that it took so long, but as you say, there is a certain percentage with this problem. Did you also have problems with encopresis?
Mar
12
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Mar
12
comment How to deal with Encopresis in primary school?
If he has loose bowels (and that is very often the case, especially for those stains in his underwear - small amounts slipping out) and might even have been sitting while it got out, the dirt is distributed everywhere and experience shows, that then he is not yet able to fully clean himself without making an even bigger mess (e. g. by having his t-shirt hanging down and getting dirty in addition...) Cleaning is easy, if bowels are quite hard and not sticky/sleazy, but if it's soft or nearly fluid, things get very difficult.
Mar
12
comment How to deal with Encopresis in primary school?
we are in Germany. I have to emphasize, that the situation has not occurred yet. Our son is still in kindergarden and there is a tiny little hope that he could learn to control his bowel movements better during the next months (but it's not very probable). So at the moment this is pure theory and we'll see how to manage that in practice.. (and I fully understand your mama bear instincts - I feel the same Papa Bear, but it seems that our case is just not considered in the "system", as it is very rare. Our future school seems to only have had one single case ever up to now. :-( )
Mar
12
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asked How to deal with Encopresis in primary school?
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comment Why does my wife say our son is so cute that she wants to eat him?
the same phase exists in German
Feb
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Feb
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Feb
16
comment Bed gets wet nearly each night although diaper is worn
I've now decided to accept this answer, as it contains good advice. Our solution: In phases where it happens more often, that the bed gets wet, we let him sleep on a mattress on the ground, so at least the changing of the sheets is much easier there. We did not yet find a relation with the chosen diapers, however we try to use an "eco" type of diapers and it seems highly probable to me, that they might be not as effective as the regular brands - but thats only an assumption (as we can not reproduce the same night with 2 different diapers).