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bio website rdturner.co.uk
location Stendal, Germany
age 34
visits member for 3 years, 5 months
seen Mar 20 at 13:12

Native speaker English language tutor, translator, interpreter, proof-reader and trainee kindergarten teacher working in Eastern Germany.


Mar
25
comment Golden rule 'do's' and 'don'ts'' when holding a child's party - your experiences are asked!
Yesterday was our party: The name tags weren't needed, we only got half the phone number (but didn't need any), the kids amused themselves with frisbees, sandpits, other games we had left out, we had two additional parents, only a few tears, lots of fun, 2 extra guests (older sisters, who weren't invited but caused no problems - the parents asked), and lots of food left over - 2 of the 4 meter long sausages and about 40cm of the meter long cake… it all went very well and the sun shone!
Mar
23
comment Golden rule 'do's' and 'don'ts'' when holding a child's party - your experiences are asked!
It's happening tomorrow, for the sake of neatness I'll attempt to feedback what happened, what worked/didn't
Mar
22
comment How can I handle my toddler's bedtime-avoidance tricks?
'Toddler Taming Tips' - Dr. Christopher Green ISBN: 9780091889678 '…Never encourage Jack-in-the-Box- behaviour. You put them back once, no questions are accepted, you know you are in charge, they know where they stand and that is is it.' (p.81)
Mar
20
comment Golden rule 'do's' and 'don'ts'' when holding a child's party - your experiences are asked!
That's the plan… we promised the other parents they could have a few hours off…
Aug
29
comment What techniques can keep a reluctant pre-schooler on a morning schedule?
And again today! It's his 4th Birthday, and as a 'birthday surprise' he got dressed for us. Wow!
Aug
28
comment What techniques can keep a reluctant pre-schooler on a morning schedule?
Miracles happen - this week we changed nothing, yet he was ready and dressed every day without delay. Naturally, after two days of this, we praised the new behaviour a great deal, which likely helped, but so far, we have a wealth of options open to us, and a bit of time to choose our technique…