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Nov
18
comment Motivation for my 25 year old daughter
You are a carer (you provide unpaid care support to a person with an illness) - you are a parent carer. You may want to find carer support organisations in your region. In England your GP should register you as a carer and there should be a carer support group in your county; medical professionals should be including you in some aspects of her care (see also triangle of care); your needs should be assessed, etc. A carer support group will be able to provide useful support and information to you.
Nov
17
comment My 2.5 years old daughter asks to learn to read
That method sounds like synthetic phonics. It's a good method.
Nov
16
comment How to explain Paris terrorist attack to primary school age children?
The BBC have a news programme for children called "Newsround". You may find some useful info there. bbc.co.uk/newsround and their coverage of Paris attacks bbc.co.uk/newsround/34819597
Nov
16
comment How to explain Paris terrorist attack to primary school age children?
Is primary school ages 4 to 11?
Nov
16
comment Are there some side effects of letting an infant eat chocolates?
Cool, but I supplied refs and they say very clearly that milk or water are fine, and that undiluted fruit juice is bad, and diluted fruit juice is only ok in limited situations. They also state clearly that the amount of sugar does make a difference, I'm suprised you think it doesn't. Do you have any cites?
Nov
15
comment How to convince an adult son to seek medical help?
@erica - I'm not quite sure what the problem is with these comments. The 1st protects the asker from legal trouble; the second asks if they're in UK (because I can give full answer there). Are they both bad comments?
Nov
15
comment How to convince an adult son to seek medical help?
@erica - sorry. Those comments don't fit as answers, so should I delete them?
Nov
15
comment Are there some side effects of letting an infant eat chocolates?
Dried fruit is high in sugar and sticky, so that's bad for teeth. Undiluted fruit juice is very high in sugar and is much worse for teeth than milk. And the bottle used for drinks also makes a difference. here's some info about dental hygiene: nhs.uk/Livewell/dentalhealth/Pages/Goodhabitskids.aspx nhs.uk/Livewell/dentalhealth/Pages/Careofkidsteeth.aspx
Nov
15
comment How to convince an adult son to seek medical help?
If you think your son is a danger to himself or to other people you need to investigate the health / law in your area to report that risk to the relevant people. I can provide a lot more information if you live in the UK. The process in the US differs by state.
Nov
15
comment How to convince an adult son to seek medical help?
Your son has made it clear that he does not want to hear from you. You need to respect that wish, and not doing so is harassment, even if his wish is a result of his illness. At court you may want to say something like "We love our son, and we will obey his desire to have no contact, but we would welcome him if he choses to start talking to us, and we're happy to do so in a mediated setting of his choice".
Nov
12
comment Can admonishing hinder a child's mental growth?
@PaulJohnson thank you for the clarification! (I upvoted your aanswer. I'm not sure why you got downvoted.)
Nov
12
comment Can admonishing hinder a child's mental growth?
Hi! Welcome to the site. One thing to remember is that praising positive behaviour, rather than talking about negative behaviours, is probably more effective. So when ever he's doing something nicely tell him that, effusively.
Nov
12
comment Can admonishing hinder a child's mental growth?
I'm having a bit of trouble with your answer. I agree that children like clear and firm boundaries - this is supported by lots of research. But I think I disagree with the "discipline" parts of your answer - perhaps you could explain a bit more what you mean? (I'm strongly anti hitting children, so if that's what you mean I won't make any more comments).
Nov
12
comment A man I met online wants to take pictures of my daughter
Please contact your local police. (At least, this is what I'd recommend people to do in the UK.)
Nov
12
comment A man I met online wants to take pictures of my daughter
+1 for the useful and interesting link.
Oct
28
comment How should I act such that child doesn't feel average success and mediocrity is expected of her?
Reward effort, not success. There's nothing wrong with failure if enough effort was made.
Oct
26
comment How to deal with beggars in front of the children?
I like this answer. You give information to the child; you demonstrate compassion; you provide a context for not directly giving money to beggars; you encourage a charitable activity. This answer also translates to different religions - many of which include a duty to provide charity.
Oct
24
comment My wife constantly loses her temper with our 5 year old son
Your child is currently being abused. You need to seek professional help. You need to protect your child from this abuse. You need to tell the abusive parent that any further contact with the child must be safe for that child. You need to do this now, today.
Oct
22
comment What can I do to increase the chance that my children will talk to me when disturbed?
@AdamDavis installing filters means, as op says, children are reluctant to come forward when they see something distressing because they don't think "filters are leaky", they think "I have done something wrong, and I will be in trouble".
Oct
22
comment What can I do to increase the chance that my children will talk to me when disturbed?
You've put a rule in place that you acknowledge makes it harder for the children to talk to you, but you then say that rule is off-topic?