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Apr
11
answered Plane activities for little ones
Apr
11
comment What do we do when timeouts are not effective?
Dude, clear and consistent parenting can't be said enough. It's the biggest problem that most parents have... saying somethign they don't mean.
Apr
11
comment What do we do when timeouts are not effective?
@tomjedrz ABSOLUTELY NEVER.
Apr
11
comment What do we do when timeouts are not effective?
i went to Big Lots, bought 3x 4" tall glass vases and a buttload of colored glass beads. When my kids do something positive, they get a bead of their color dropped in their vase. when the vase gets filled, they get a special time with mom and dad... basically date night. Daily, I Drop Beads and talk about the POSITIVES. I do NOT drop when talking about the negatives. I NEVER TAKE from the vase, only NOT GIVE. It's a simple way to pile up good things and understand bad things with an easy way for them to keep track: look at the pile.
Apr
11
comment What do we do when timeouts are not effective?
"Timeouts are like jail terms. He'll learn nothing, develop resentment against you..." is not necessarily true. People wouldn't use timeout method if it didn't work in some respect. Like jail and many other negative reinforcements, they are only effective in small doses. For people in n out of time-out (jail) constantly, it loses it's impact over time. That doesn't mean it's ineffective.
Apr
11
revised How do we keep kindergartners entertained while camping?
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Apr
11
answered How do we keep kindergartners entertained while camping?
Mar
30
comment breaking my rejection of christianity to my parents
good points, all. However I'm not so sure that "steer away" is the accurate phrase. I didn't get the feeling that he's "done" with it, but chooses not to have it permeate his life to the level that his parents do. It's a subtle point in the grander scheme, but important. But to a more main point that you make "I'm not as into it as you guys are" (which is what seems to be the case) is a lot more palatable than "I reject it." Going to services on visiting w'ends and for major holidays doesn't seem to be a problem. Plenty of ppl that aren't "into it" do that and he'd be no different.
Mar
13
answered Is it reasonable to put limits on a pre-teen playing video games?
Mar
12
comment Are modern cloth diapers really cost efficient compared to disposible diapers?
+1 for the lol-factor. "Depends." no . . . we're talking babies.
Mar
12
comment Are modern cloth diapers really cost efficient compared to disposible diapers?
+1 for doing the math and planning ahead. Spreadsheets are great for more than just quarterly projections and TPS Reports.
Mar
12
comment How to help a child not to worry about sleeping
+$0.02 . . . when i get these "what if i can't sleep" what if questions, i always pop the other side on them. "what if you CAN sleep? Then what? Then you'll sleep and wake up like normal. My kids always respond like "huh... i never thought of that" and then suddenly the positive outcome is an option and a goal.
Mar
6
revised How and when might I start teaching the language of music?
Clarifying the title without jargon.
Mar
6
answered What TV shows are wholesome for primary-schoolers?
Mar
6
comment How and when might I start teaching the language of music?
I suggested a title to clarify this post... less jargony.
Mar
6
suggested suggested edit on How and when might I start teaching the language of music?
Mar
5
comment How quickly do I need to change my newborn with a dirty diaper?
It depends on the diaper. With an infant in a diaper that says "10-14 lbs", you can go quite a while before the diaper accumulates 10-14 lbs of debris.
Mar
5
answered How and when might I start teaching the language of music?
Mar
5
comment How and when might I start teaching the language of music?
To further Matt's explanation, diminished is also a musical term but less common than major/minor. I'll hang in chat if you guys have more specific questions.
Mar
5
comment How much of an effect does parenting style have on a child?
I clarified my post. There are obviously a multitude of factors that determine personality, some of which were named by Péter.