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bio website hochmanfamily.com
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I am a teacher of Navi to 6th and 7th graders as well as a technology teacher to grades k-3 in a Jewish Day School in Stamford, CT. I am married and have four wonderful children who keep me on my toes.


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answered How can I stop my toddler from having nightmares about robots?
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revised How should a child be prepared for adulthood?
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answered How should a child be prepared for adulthood?
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answered How can I tame my 5 year old's wild hair?
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answered How accurate are the “Suggested Age Ranges” of toys?
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comment 16 months old and no signs of communication. Should we be concerned?
@JohnIsaacks in Connecticut it is called Birth to Three, I am sure other states have programs similar to it. We used it for both our son and daughter, both of whom had different speech problems and found them very helpful and right on target in terms of their recommendation. Also, if you do need services they have a rolling pay schedule depending on your income, so it is a great program.
Dec
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answered At what point should we introduce water (or other liquids) to our infant's diet?
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answered Reasoning vs “because I say so”
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answered 16 months old and no signs of communication. Should we be concerned?
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answered Childcare and illnesses in winter
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asked Siblings learning differences
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comment Is the “cry it out” approach harmful?
I read the reference to the "mommy-daddy come help me" differently. I don't think it literally means the baby is saying the words, if so, in my opinion you have waited too long to teach your child to sleep. I thought more it was the crying that the parent is translating into meaning this, which might not be what it means at all.
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comment Is the “cry it out” approach harmful?
Your question is extremely well thought out and complete. Therefore it requires a complete answer, which I will try to provide at a later date, when I have some time to flesh it out. Good job on a great question.
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comment How do we get an eight month old back to sleeping in his crib?
@TorbenGundtofte-Bruun just because you don't like something does not make it wrong. It is the best thing for the child even though it causes unhappiness. My children are happy, well adjusted, and feel loved even though I had them cry it out because it was the right thing to do to teach them what is best for them
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answered How do we get an eight month old back to sleeping in his crib?
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comment Should I replace the food my 18 month throws on the floor?
I agree, however, when food is thrown on the floor it is no longer any good, but I would not serve more. It is a sign that he/she is done. If the child is hungry later provide a healthy snack, but dinner/lunch is over when food goes on the floor intentionally.
Dec
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answered How can I wean my toddler off the pacifier at night?