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Oct
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comment Daughter is reluctant to participate in proposed family meeting. What kinds of objections do you anticipate she has?
Seems likely. All the more reason to go back to square one: why? Why hold a meeting in the first place? What are you trying to achieve? Why is a meeting a good method?
Sep
25
comment What's wrong with Dr Seuss?
I don't think these books are very well known among non-English speakers, 'western' or not.
Feb
6
comment How can I help a child who won't talk to anybody at school? Selective mutism
I'm not saying they are the same thing. I'm saying there is probably a reason for the selective mutism, and I was suggesting something like Asperger's might be such a reason.
May
17
answered How to read an English story book to the kid when we don't talk in English at home?
May
8
comment Not teaching a child how to speak
Still, sign languages are important proof that languages can develop relatively quickly from scratch within communities of potential speakers.
Feb
5
comment Should you let a toddler win?
Your first paragraph is misleading. A game is a game because it poses some sort of a challenge - and indeed, many children's games aren't much of a challenge for adults, but that isn't necessarily true, and I think it's beside the point anyway.
Feb
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Jan
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comment How can I help a child who won't talk to anybody at school? Selective mutism
So what? The concept of this site is that a question can have multiple answers.
Jan
17
comment Just found out my daughter might be gay. Now what?
Your last two sentences apply just as well (probably even more) to the interaction between you and your daughter. Anything you do or say may affect your relationship with her, which is probably more important to her than any friendship or relationship she has with others. If she's confused or insecure, you don't want to be the cause.
Sep
17
awarded  Enlightened
Sep
17
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
14
comment My 5 year- old daughter is constantly defiant!
He may have a point there. If you're constantly telling her "no", she's trying to beat you at your own game. You'll need to find a way of telling her "yes" more often.
Sep
4
awarded  Yearling
Sep
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Sep
4
revised Is it normal for a six year old to say he's fallen in love?
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Sep
4
answered Is it normal for a six year old to say he's fallen in love?
May
7
comment How do you deal with when you've had a “parenting fail”?
Apologise to the child and try to be a better listener next time.
Apr
10
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Apr
10
comment How to tell my son (10yo), somebody he knows as a man, is actually a woman?
@DA01: I think what is meant is: openly being gay.
Jan
9
comment Is it ever okay to tell a kid you disagree with their parents?
I agree it's OK as long as you present it as a personal feeling: "I don't much like ..."