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Nov
28
comment What do we do when timeouts are not effective?
@ChristineGordon you disagreed then agreed. To clarify, "not ineffective" is different from "effective" in terms of degrees of effectiveness. And then "small doses" and "short term" are similar. Point is that it may work today and now, a few times, but at some point you're going to have to come up with something else (because it loses it's impact over time).
Nov
28
comment How do you say “not now”?
@ChristineGordon If that's what works for you, great. With my almost 70 collective years of parenting, I've found this to work with my kids over a hand in the face. Besides... the last paragraph was humor.
Nov
2
answered How Much Hallowe'en Candy?
Nov
2
answered How can I prevent my 9 month old from eating anything and everything?
Nov
2
comment Should our 3 year old boy be made to look at me while I am talking (during discipline)?
For larger people, of course. However, I challenge you to find a 3 yr old or even 7 yr old that they can multitask by facing you talking but thinking of something else. And that's the point of this technique: eliminating distraction and getting the point across . . . /to a 3 yr old./
Sep
22
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Jul
19
answered How to deal with a child in an “I can't” phase?
May
24
comment Is there any problem with same-sex siblings sharing a bedroom when there is an 8 year age gap?
me = tardy. I don't get the "trying to find support" vibe at all from this question.
May
24
answered Grey hair on a 14 month old baby
May
24
answered Do parents of teens need a locked liquor cabinet?
Apr
20
answered How can I get my strong-willed daughter to stop being so lazy when it comes to chores?
Apr
20
comment How can I get my strong-willed daughter to stop being so lazy when it comes to chores?
Interesting thought on Oppositional Defiant Disorder and similar psychiatric illnesses: ( madinamerica.com/2012/02/… ). If I were the same child today that i was in the 70s, i would absolutely be diagnosed with a couple of these. But you know what? over time, i learned to deal with it without "better life thru chemistry" or a diagnosis and accomodation.
Apr
19
comment At what age can you leave the child in the bathtub?
Yeah, Mr Shiny's comment was basically to say you gotta live your life without being concerned that the next step could lead to your demise. I tend to agree. It's that frame of mind that leads to regret over random things that happen in life. Leaving the BR and the door/drawer was noone's fault. It just is what it is. sure, you work to minimize these events, which is the theme of the quesiton, but you can't be rid of "unsafety".
Apr
17
revised How do we keep kindergartners entertained while camping?
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Apr
16
revised How do you handle a pre-schooler who tries to use excuses to justify his behavior?
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Apr
16
answered How do you handle a pre-schooler who tries to use excuses to justify his behavior?
Apr
16
answered Can we afford to have a baby?
Apr
16
comment How can I get renewed medical attention for my child's undiagnosed sickness?
One thing to consider: 2nd/3rd opinions should not stop until you have some kind of consensus. If you get that 4th opinion with a creative Dr that finds 'something', don't just sit on that diagnosis "i knew something was up." Take that diagnosis and bounce it off of a previous Dr and perhaps an additional Dr and see what they say. Last thing you need is a bad diagnosis that could make things worse. Do not fear a Dr getting pissy because you sought an additional opinion. No Dr worth their salt will begrudge you for that.
Apr
16
answered Should our 3 year old boy be made to look at me while I am talking (during discipline)?
Apr
13
answered How much time is too much time playing educational computer games?