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accepted How to deal with others' children who do not respect my authority?
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Jan
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comment How to deal with others' children who do not respect my authority?
very good points - thank you! With "wild" I did not want to say those children are "bad" - you're absolutely right that at least some of the reasons for such misbehavior will most probably be found at their parents (e. g. I once saw this same boy doing something forbidden with another child and his mother was standing very close and seemed to ignore it which is not okay IMHO). For the reasons pointed out by Rory Alsop I would not dare holding another child by the arm if it would not really risk to injure someone with its misbehaviour.
Jan
28
comment How should I react if another child “attacks” my son by doing something he does not like (but not especially dangerous)
thanks - the follow-up question would be: what do I advise my son to do in such a situation. He currently tends to running away crying (at worst with tears) where I'm not sure if it is the best way. For sure, beating back isn't neither...
Jan
28
asked How to deal with others' children who do not respect my authority?
Jan
28
asked How should I react if another child “attacks” my son by doing something he does not like (but not especially dangerous)
Jan
26
comment What to do when parents disagree regarding their parenting
+1 for the planning ahead and I would give another +1 for the point that very often one of the parents just does not have the inside in the kid's and the at-home-parent's daily life and struggles. Changing roles can help a lot to improve mutual understanding.
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.
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Dec
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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!!