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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
accepted At what age can/should a child be able to clean themselves after bowel movements?
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
revised At what age can/should a child be able to clean themselves after bowel movements?
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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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Oct
11
revised How can we make parents more attractive than TV, video games, etc.?
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Oct
10
answered How can we make parents more attractive than TV, video games, etc.?
Oct
9
revised What are things to consider when purchasing a baby backpack?
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Oct
9
comment What are things to consider when purchasing a baby backpack?
@ahsteele: ok, as they are very young I think you should not use a backpack where they have to sit and their head is swinging freely. A carrier in which they are held to your body with kind of a tissue and where their head also can be supported seems much more appropriate. For choosing your preferred "carrier" see my answer.
Oct
9
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Oct
9
answered What are things to consider when purchasing a baby backpack?
Oct
9
asked At what age can/should a child be able to clean themselves after bowel movements?
Oct
8
comment How can we discipline our toddler?
@KarlBielefeldt "physically but gently stopping" - what would you do if the child physically (but not at all gently) refuses, e. g. bites or hits you, when you just try to stop it?
Oct
8
comment How can we discipline our toddler?
@TorbenGundtofte-Bruun: great if it worked for you. I recognized a lot of our son in your question: won't play alone, needs permanently someone near him (until he was 3). Our son is nearly 4, and if we bring him in his room for a timeout, he will hit and bite us and try to get out again. We do not hit or bite him, so we expect him not to do that either... that makes things difficult. And he gets very angry in this situation, so any kind and loving explanation is ignored and he'll try to hurt us as much as he can.
Oct
7
revised What toys tend to be a child's favorite, and why?
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