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May
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answered How do you help children resist social/peer pressure?
May
3
comment How can I get my 2.5 year old to sleep on his own?
I know it sounds counterintuitive, but have you tried an earlier bedtime? You might be going beyond his point of "I'm tired" and into "overtired" territory, where it actually becomes harder to fall asleep.
Apr
10
comment Is it traumatic for a toddler to be left in their bedroom with the door shut?
@Urbycoz - Have you checked out the book The No-Cry Sleep Solution? It might be worth trying. On the other end, there is, of course, Ferber's and Weissbluth's "cry it out" methods, as well, though I don't know how much use they would be, given the lack of effect the Supernanny one has been (might be worth trying, though).
Apr
10
comment How do I get a young toddler to walk holding my hand?
Additionally, some stores have carts with cars (or some other "riding toy" designed for little kids), I've found that to work better than the cart's standard seat. It might be worth trying if your store has them.
Apr
10
comment Should I try and prevent my child from becoming like me (in some aspects)?
+1 for mentioning the "it might just be her nature" aspect.
Apr
10
comment how do I motivate my 8 yr old to practice the piano regularly?
@makmom - Edited my answer.
Apr
10
revised how do I motivate my 8 yr old to practice the piano regularly?
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Apr
10
answered Is it traumatic for a toddler to be left in their bedroom with the door shut?
Apr
10
answered how do I motivate my 8 yr old to practice the piano regularly?
Apr
9
answered What are the advantages and disadvantages of the Rapley method?
Mar
31
answered How do we break nursing associations at naptime?
Mar
27
comment How to promote individual play for a toddler?
+1 especially for the "give him stuff to do." It doesn't just apply to helping with the newborn, either. My 2yo helps with the dishes and laundry.
Mar
26
comment Is a car seat safe to use if the internal styrofoam is broken
@MegCoates - +1, as would I, especially knowing how expensive they can be!
Mar
26
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Mar
26
revised What are the basic items we should buy to receive our new baby?
Added stuff on changing tables.
Mar
26
comment How can I make learning English fun for a 14 year old?
Additionally, she can read the books out loud, which can help improve speaking.
Mar
25
comment 5 month old won't fall asleep because she always turns herself onto her stomach
@milesmeow - Can she lift her head up? Usually, going from back to front is harder than front to back. The general key, though, is being able to lift enough to turn her head while on her stomach.
Mar
25
answered What do we do when timeouts are not effective?
Mar
22
answered Baby gift suggestion for third boy?
Mar
22
comment Baby gift suggestion for third boy?
+1 though I'd probably favor the more generic gift cards (like the Visa or AmEx cards) that are good for a number of different places, unless you know they shop at a particular store. That way, they can use the card at their preferred store, instead of at the one the giver chose.