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Jun
10
comment How should we prepare for a parent-teacher consultation in preschool?
"The kid is 3 - as long as she is happy then things are going well." - you are absolutely right, and I think I overreacted a bit, nevertheless: good answer!
Jun
8
comment Why has my infant stopped eating?
+1 Yes, try to see a doctor if this continues. I hope she still drinks enough fluids.
Jun
8
comment Will getting child care from a non-native English speaker impact my child's language development?
I think you misunderstood the question. The caregivers aren't speaking their own language, wathever that may be, but are speaking their non-native English.
May
25
comment Should we freeze some breastmilk for later use even if there's no excess supply?
Tip: use ice cube trays in order to be able to thaw just the right amount.
May
13
comment What are the most important features to look for in a baby monitor?
+1 for portability
May
10
comment At what age do kids start sleeping through the night?
Anecdotal counterargument to reducing the number of naps: my daughter had trouble sleeping at night because she was tired. Making sure she was rested fully throughout the day, helped her sleeping through the night. It still does and she is two and a half now
May
4
comment How can you deal with tantrums without spanking?
+1 for explaining the kid's point of view. He's tired, hungry, not in control of overwhelming emotions, and frightened by it.
Apr
26
comment How do you teach a child religious views?
Ok, granted. I took the second part of his question to be a more general question about parenting, also including older age groups. On the other hand, I'm not sure if this isn't something that can come up at a relative young age. I can imagine a 4y old child asking about mothersof classmates with a headscarf. The way you handle these sorts of questions as a parent can form the way your child experiences its religious freedom, which is at the heart of the question.
Apr
22
comment How do I get my overachiever to accept her mistakes and live up to her abilities?
A relevant question here seems to be: how do you react when she fails or underperforms?
Apr
21
comment Are between-meal snacks important?
The emphasis at day cares on an eating shedule seems to me to be motivated to a large extent by keeping children busy and their day structured. It's also an excellent moment for the older children to practice small social skills (saying thank you, sharing, ...).
Apr
20
comment How do you stop a toddler from trying to get into bed with her parents in the middle of the night?
I understand, I meant: you should definitely react on her calling you out and help her on her potty, but do not give in on her trying to take her to your bed. Bring her back to her own bed, no matter what she tries.
Apr
19
comment How can we address lapses in potty training during afternoon naps?
Best word for it is probably 'preschool', I think. (I edited the question.) It's definitely not childcare anymore, although we were expecting a bit more support on the 'care'-side.
Apr
19
comment How can we address lapses in potty training during afternoon naps?
Hi, I'm indeed particularly nervous about pressuring her too much. Especially because she almost never stays dry during her naps.