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Apr
19
comment How do you teach young kids to defend themselves?
@aparente001 although I tend to agree with you about schools being civilized, in general, teaching them to use authority to resolve conflict is the most peaceable. But sometimes, it's not sufficient.
Apr
18
comment How to eat out with kids?
Just to clarify, by "grounded" you mean "down to earth and sane" and not "you're grounded!" right?
Apr
18
comment How do you teach young kids to defend themselves?
He's definitely not being abused. It's a wonder what four years of experience can do to give you perspective. Also, removing him from cousins isn't practical; do I remove him from all kids at school who bully him?
Mar
11
comment How to teach a toddler to identify colors correctly?
+1 this is a good answer. Kids are very perceptive of attention, and my 3yo intentionally gives me the wrong answer to some questions because that gets a better reaction out of me.
Sep
25
comment The noise of his children playing makes a parent tired and glad to leave for work
The latter is actually courtesy of the British Government, c/o WW2, and popularized recently (according to Wikipedia). You can remove the "probably" part :)
Apr
12
comment How do you teach young kids to defend themselves?
nope; some parents try to teach their kids, but by and large, every kid watches out for themselves -- with some older kids sometimes looking out for some younger kids.
Apr
12
comment How do you teach young kids to defend themselves?
Not a bad answer; but it's not easy to always have someone around. He has around 15 cousins, and there are not enough adults to supervise when it becomes more than 4-5 kids in the same house at the same time. Hence my dillema.
Apr
12
comment How do you teach young kids to defend themselves?
@Jon Others agree with HedgeMage on this -- hence why his comment is +2.
Apr
12
comment What methods are effective for teaching vocabulary to young children?
@David non-library books run out quickly; we have boxes, but he's gone through all of them.
Apr
11
comment What methods are effective for teaching vocabulary to young children?
@David we're already prolific library borrowers. Cheers
Apr
9
comment What methods are effective for teaching vocabulary to young children?
Interesting note about bi-lingualism. I know my son's first/second language (Urdu) quite poorly, but other relatives excel at it.
Apr
9
comment How do you teach young kids to defend themselves?
Excellent advice; STOP and NO seem to be the way to go. But how do you prevent this from back-firing -- for example, when washing his hands after going to the washroom, he says NO or STOP? Or likewise if he's say, cranky/sleepy, but refusing to sleep?
Apr
9
comment When should kids be allowed to walk/bike to school alone?
Your child should also know their full name, address, and phone number. Can't let them wander around without that -- most kids are smart enough around 5-6 to memorize this information.
Apr
9
comment How can I stop my toddler from playing with electrical outlets and plugs?
Ultimately, this is what worked for me. Cheers for the great answer.
Apr
7
comment How can I brush my toddlers' teeth when he won't let me?
It's pretty common. My toddler does it too. Somehow, we've convinced him to let us do it; just practice and patience, I guess.
Apr
1
comment How can I stop my toddler from playing with electrical outlets and plugs?
@torbengb post it, that may well be THE answer.
Apr
1
comment How can I stop my toddler from playing with electrical outlets and plugs?
At 2.5 years old? You must be joking.
Mar
31
comment How can I stop my toddler from playing with electrical outlets and plugs?
Doesn't work. Tried this already; he always returns to the outlet.
Mar
31
comment How can I stop my toddler from playing with electrical outlets and plugs?
As mentioned in the question, my son is two and a half. This is not going to work, and it won't prevent him from sticking a screwdriver in it later.
Mar
31
comment How can I stop my toddler from playing with electrical outlets and plugs?
Didn't work. He's impervious to positive and negative punishment.