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Mar
15
comment Why does my son (5) suddenly provoke me although everything seemed to be perfect before?
p. s. What do you think I am projecting onto him?
Mar
15
comment Why does my son (5) suddenly provoke me although everything seemed to be perfect before?
it't not my own idea, that my son is a HSP, but it is the conclusion of a psychologist which has been working with him for a longer time (for other reasons). While I do agree with you that a label can reinforce the self-concept and can be like a self-fulfilling prophecy, I think that it can help him to understand, why he is different from most people who consider themselves "normal". If I had known about HSP already 30 years ago, I believe that some things might have been a lot easier for me... and since we (parents) know about HSP, dealing with his tempers has become much easier for us.
Mar
15
comment Bed gets wet nearly each night although diaper is worn
concerning point 1: he is 8.5 years and the problem persists, so is it ok if I start worrying now?
Mar
15
comment Bed gets wet nearly each night although diaper is worn
concerning point 3: what's wrong the words "specialised doctor"? I am writing that to underline, that it is not a "normal" pediatrician, but a doctor/hospital which have a lot of experience with children having encopresis and enuresis or both. (And she is not a urologist by her education.) Furthermore I am not a native speaker, so please please do not take every word literally (but feel free to inform me about unclear or mistakable wording).
Mar
15
comment Bed gets wet nearly each night although diaper is worn
concerning your point 4: which previous answers are you referring to, which you say I have rejected?
Mar
15
comment How to deal with extreme misbehavior of younger siblings?
Dear Katryn, it's now about 1 year ago that you asked this question. I would be happy to hear how you and your family are now? Did your situation get better in the meantime?
Mar
15
comment Learning to play an instrument: Should we insist that our child practices each day?
I agree with you, but he does not want to give up any of the courses. sports is very important for his health/development, so we don't want to cut them down as long as he enjoys those activities.
Mar
15
comment Learning to play an instrument: Should we insist that our child practices each day?
yes, I do play an instrument as well - I had lessons for >12 years. At the moment I only rarely have the time to play.
May
3
comment Why does my son (5) suddenly provoke me although everything seemed to be perfect before?
it is highly probable that our son is a highly sensitive person (see my edit) which explains at least some of this behavior.
Apr
19
comment Is it a parent's responsibility to remember their 6 year-old child's coat as they leave their home to go to school?
despite the unfortunate example with the cold, the idea behind the answer is not bad IMHO: if there are larger consequences of the error (forgetting something) which concern the parents (see the amount of "risk" in Stephies answer), it might make more sense for the parents to intervene than in less severe cases.
Mar
13
comment How to deal with extreme misbehavior of younger siblings?
Hi Katryn, how are you and the kids?
Mar
8
comment How do I stop my 3yr old from wetting the bed at night?
possible duplicate: parenting.stackexchange.com/questions/9186/…
Feb
8
comment How to deal with extreme misbehavior of younger siblings?
@Katryn: you're welcome [if you find answers useful, you can upvote them with the arrows on the left] and I wish you all the best and quick progress! Does this counselling also concern the younger children, or is this your next step?
Feb
7
comment How to get a 15 yr old started with a computer?
My son also was interested in computers very early and at the age of 6 discovered the possibilities of Microsoft Word (typing letters, changing color, font, etc.). So I'm sure, a 15 year old will learn this quickly too. I assume there will be no internet connection?! IMHO that's the greatest risk. My son wanted to watch an origami tutorial on youtube, tried to view it a second time and 2 clicks later watched some news report of a burning house/accident/ fire fighters, which was not age appropriate at all. I'm happy he came to me instead of continuing watching that..
Feb
7
comment How to deal with extreme misbehavior of younger siblings?
Dear Katryn,I'm sorry to hear that you are in such a difficult situation! Did you already try to get professional help (family counselling/psychologist)? Maybe there are also other institutions which support families in difficult circumstances like yours - in which country do you live? If I understand correctly, you have also older children, were they also so "problematic" in their early years, or is it just the two younger ones? Did your husband really leave you ("just") because of the misbehaving children? That sounds quite strange to me and surely makes the situation unbearable for you. :-(
Feb
7
comment 12 year old with major tantrums that I have no idea how to control help needed
related question: parenting.stackexchange.com/questions/18577/…
Feb
7
comment How should I act during conflict between my child and my spouse if I dispraise the child's behaviour?
thanks, I've changed the wording
Jan
29
comment Learning to play an instrument: Should we insist that our child practices each day?
thanks - I'm doing that already, but that's really very good points!
Jan
22
comment How do I handle a 10 year old girl “in love”?
If you should have read your daughters diary without her permission, I'd suggest you to respect her privacy in the future and not spy on her. Why do you want to discipline her for being in love? If this is a serious question, you should add more details why you are worried, etc.
Jan
1
comment How to escape vicious circle of dawdling - no outdoor activities - conflicts …?
insisting on a regular schedule for eating/toilet is necessary for our older son because of his encopresis problems. We see now during christmas holiday time where the normally quite rigid schedules of meal times are broken completely (and there are much more sweets than normally), that we have again problems with soiled pants (after months without problems)