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May
22
comment How can I help my child develop social intelligence?
I think this is a great suggestion. Be sure to have someone 'referee' if, e.g. Mum + Daughter take sides against Dad + Son.
May
22
revised How can I help my child develop social intelligence?
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May
22
answered Is this excess phlegm and throat clearing a sign of lactose intolerance?
May
22
comment How do I deal with a child that refuses to do a chore or task?
For example, you ask them to set to table ready for dinner. They refuse. So when dinner is served up and they have no plate, knife or fork, how will they eat? Dinner is not a reward, but a necessity. Them not being able to eat their dinner because they didn't lay the table is a very clear example of why they needed to do the task.
May
22
answered How do I deal with a child that refuses to do a chore or task?
May
22
comment How do I deal with a child that refuses to do a chore or task?
IMO, bribery or reduction in pocket money is not the answer here - you'll get half-hearted efforts as they take learn the route which maximises payment for the minimum effort.
May
22
comment How do I deal with a child that refuses to do a chore or task?
For a seven year old, I strongly disagree with offering incentives (i.e. bribes) to do or consequences (punishment) for not doing the chores, which are fundamentally all part of living together in a household. There is a middle ground of explaining why everyone in the house needs to do their part or the household grinds to a halt. If you describe it as a chore, that's a negative connotation right from the start. How about taking the position of the family being a team and that the team gets great results when working together towards the same goal?
May
22
answered How do we teach a pre-schooler about money and shopping?
May
15
revised Should we circumcise our son?
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May
15
revised My child has chickenpox, am I infectious?
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May
15
answered My child has chickenpox, am I infectious?
May
15
comment How can I stop my two year old from taking off his diaper in bed?
If his diaper/nappy is full, why not change it? That way he can sleep better without getting rash/burns, especially when teething.
May
15
answered Should we circumcise our son?
May
8
comment How can you deal with tantrums without spanking?
Stop the spanking straight away; a tantrum is not 'naughty' or 'bad behaviour' - it is a sign of their frustration and inability to communicate their needs to you in an effective way.
Apr
30
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Apr
29
answered What is a good age to start teaching a child Ancient Latin and Greek?
Apr
29
comment What is a good age to start teaching a child Ancient Latin and Greek?
I'm not sure it was Latin, but it was certainly a humorous play on words - Vital Statistix = Mayor, Cacophonix = Bard, Get-a-fix = Druid/Chemist..
Apr
29
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Apr
27
asked When your child says something embarrassing in public… how do you deal with it?
Apr
17
revised How do I get my 6-month-old to sleep better at night?
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