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Apr
25
comment “Natural consequences” where they don't happen?
Young children don't connect things done at completely disparate times, so the odds are pretty good that he sees little to no connection between playing today and playing tomorrow. Cutting the playtime short may, in fact, be sufficient. Your example with the cold demonstrates that -- it's going to be cold, regardless, but how long the child can be out in it is dictated by how appropriately he dressed.
Apr
23
answered Unusual crying behavior
Apr
23
comment 26 month old son keeps hitting us when he is upset.
+1 for the last paragraph, especially. Little kids tend to be so much easier to handle when they have some sense of control. You may be able to take it even a step further and let him help set the table. On another note, 26 months is also an age where the mind may have outpaced communication -- the hitting may be a sign of other frustration. If you can, try to find out why he's resorting to hitting and address it.
Apr
23
answered What is a safe but useful temperature to set your hot water at?
Nov
17
answered Diapering a 7 month old that is almost ready to crawl
Oct
15
answered Improving verbal learning
Oct
15
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11
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Jun
14
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Jun
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Apr
4
comment Baby gift suggestion for third boy?
The gift cards don't usually have fees (Visa doesn't mention any, AmEx charges a couple of dollars for the purchase, but has no fees after that), but the prepaid cards might, so make sure you know which one you're getting. The difference is that prepaid cards are reloadable, while gift cards generally aren't.
Mar
15
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Mar
14
answered Can the council demand that a 16yo shares a bedroom with a 1yo?
Mar
14
comment Can the council demand that a 16yo shares a bedroom with a 1yo?
@DA01 - I disagree. As far as I can tell, the only reason council is mentioned is because they control the size of the house the family lives in. I find it hard to believe that they're mandating that the kids share a bedroom if other options are available, even in the given house.
Mar
11
revised At what age should I explain to my kids that we don't believe in God?
Rephrased to avoid potential flamewars
Mar
11
comment What kind of obedience is to be expected from a 2-year old?
Side note re: potty - My son goes through phases where he'll either fight the potty or want to use it. Sometimes it's brought on by the behavior of his classmates at daycare. If your child goes to some kind of daycare, see if there's something that's going on that might be triggering her refusal to use the potty.
Feb
5
comment 8yr old boy - afraid of too many things, too laid-back, lacks zeal to compete
No real need to answer me, the questions are largely rhetorical and to help you determine the next step to make. If it helps you to answer here, feel free, but you don't have to feel obligated to do so. On a side note, it might help to write down notes about various events/instances that you think might be relevant to getting him help from professionals, if you decide to go that route.
Feb
4
answered 8yr old boy - afraid of too many things, too laid-back, lacks zeal to compete