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Feb
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comment How to help a child understand why she'll move back to her old school again?
I'm really tardy to this question, but here's a factor for you to consider: The value of the consistency of facility as compared to the "better" nature of the teaching. Daycare, then Pre-K at the school, then K at the daycare, then you'll be going BACK to school at the school. That's a lot of hopping around. Were it me, under the same circumstances, I'd probably just keep the kid in the school. Because it sounds like you're trying to find what's best, as opposed to avoiding what's worse; we're talking about what's "more better" not "less bad"
Feb
28
comment Email and social media for pre-teens
My response doesn't necessarily have anything to do with agreeing with the law. Not enough space here to truly answer your question, but I think this situation is about the parent/kid dynamic. "The rules and the law says you can't, it's them not me" is, as you said "a lot easier" but I also think it's parentally evasive IMO--IMO. Then again, I prefer to face up to these kinds of issues, especially with my kids, because I'm usually confident that we can fix them. We both benefit from an unvarnished truth.
Feb
28
comment How can I teach a child to keep trying after a failure?
@Lennart Regebro I'm a little tardy with the reply but I'm glad to hear that it worked out!
Feb
28
comment Email and social media for pre-teens
I know it's been a while, but I came back to this and must say that I can't agree with this approach. It's the parent essentially hiding behind the rules and putting it off on the internet entities. IMO, your kid, your decision. No their rules don't allow it, but that just puts off the parent making a decision.
Feb
28
comment Are prenatal classes worth it?
Clarified. TIL that I think faster than I type.
Feb
28
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Feb
27
answered Handling a toddler at a hotel/hostel
Feb
27
revised Do we need an electronic breast pump?
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Feb
27
answered Do we need an electronic breast pump?
Feb
27
comment Giving a baby a bottle while in a car seat of a moving vehicle…should this be avoided?
ABSOLUTELY without a doubt do i concur wholeheartedly with the :15 min break. I made a post in another thread about travelling with babies/children, and the value of a :15 minute stop is . . . invaluable. You know where you're going and you know how long it's going to take. don't be in such a hurry, you don't have to make time. And if you do have to make time, you should probably try to make alt arrangements for the baby.
Feb
27
answered Are prenatal classes worth it?
Feb
27
answered How can you preserve old teddy bear for eternity?
Feb
27
comment How can I address issues that concern me at daycare (and school) without creating tension with the staff?
Excellent. Truly, DQdlM should have been able to have a reasonable discussion directly with the daycare person and expect a reasonable response. More importantly, the person should have been aware of her own health issue and taken their own steps. More MORE importantly, the director should have been aware acted. And with the whole changing thing: Yes it can be difficult, but unless there are exceptions, changing daycares should always be a palatable option. If the worker is going to sulk because of this relatively trivial issue, it may lead to changing anyway.
Feb
27
answered Nightowl at 5 years old. Any way of dealing with it?
Feb
27
answered How can I stop repeating myself?
Jan
16
comment How can we avoid tantrums over sweets and cakes?
Absolutely with the periferal family. of course, you may not be able to get them on board, grandparents are like that. but if it's an occasion that's limited to them alone, then it will become their problem not yours. And when the kid starts hollering about wanting candy from them, and they won't give it up, and they call you for help "You should have followed my rule." (yes, personal experience)
Jan
16
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Jan
16
comment How can we avoid tantrums over sweets and cakes?
I think he's talking plainly about the long term health effects of too many sweets, and that if a 2 yo is eating daily sweets and cakes, that child is probably doomed to a life of health problems related to sugar/fat overdose as a child.
Jan
16
comment How can I teach a child to keep trying after a failure?
@Lennart Regebro OH OH i missed the "just under" part.
Jan
16
comment How can I stop my toddler from playing with electrical outlets and plugs?
@Torben Gundtofte-Bruun as stated, the electricity that comes out of a normal, functioning household outlet is not enough elec to do anything more than tingle the hand/forearm of a normal, functioning human. A car can and does kill as well, but we still let our kids learn by getting behind the wheel. I knew this would be a downvote factory for me, but i guess it's the difference between personalities.