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Nov
30
answered What should I do when my daughter's health is affected by the cats at my parents home when we visit?
Nov
29
comment What do you do with the cousins who, at birthday parties insist on opening the presents when they are not the guest of honor?
I didn't say it, but sometimes you need to say "No." just like that. Sometimes less really is more, and if you say more than just "No" it can actually give ammunition to the target for an argument. Even if you say "No, and that's final" it wasn't really final because you had to add more to it. "No" just says no. And, simply put, no means no.
Nov
28
comment Kids and Cell Phones? What limits should be set along with giving the first phone?
Also, what kinda half-baked Jersey Shore family members do you got over there? Krikey.
Nov
28
comment Kids and Cell Phones? What limits should be set along with giving the first phone?
relative to my answer in the topic about b'day party gift opening, it's all about domain. "My house, my rules... no damn phones at my dinner table. Including you, Cruella. Let's take a moment or 2 and . . . what do they call it? Interact."
Nov
28
answered Kids and Cell Phones? What limits should be set along with giving the first phone?
Nov
28
comment Are there any good suggestions for a soon to be mom about breastfeeding?
I've answered part of this in another thread here: parenting.stackexchange.com/questions/4442/…
Nov
28
answered What do you do with the cousins who, at birthday parties insist on opening the presents when they are not the guest of honor?
Nov
28
comment How do I cope with my toddler's jealousy towards her newborn brother and sister?
Ah ok... well you can help with it by being an observant 3rd party. For example, at the baby shower, bring him a book or soemthing for himself. "just thought i'd bring this for you." . . . surely not required, but it'll help him not feel left out. Then again, he could be completely unphased by the entire thing!
Nov
28
answered How do you encourage your primary-school-aged child to eat new foods?
Nov
28
answered How do I cope with my toddler's jealousy towards her newborn brother and sister?
Nov
28
comment How do I cope with my toddler's jealousy towards her newborn brother and sister?
What ages are we talking about?
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