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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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awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
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answered What are ways to stay calm when dealing with an argumentative teen as a step parent?
Feb
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comment How young is too young to start wearing makeup?
Remember to think about why the child wants to wear makeup (I am assuming parents are telling children that they should wear makeup). It could be a self esteem, I feel ugly issue (which is what commercials teach) if it is this must be dealt with and discussed.
Feb
2
answered Teaching a (almost) 3 year old she can fall asleep on her own
Feb
2
comment Teaching a (almost) 3 year old she can fall asleep on her own
+1 this is exactly what I would have written. I just want to emphasis moving out of the room slowly, first stop holding hands then progressively move further and further away until you are out of the room. I am going to add an answer as to deal with night time wake ups.
Feb
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comment How much is too much worry/anxiety in a child?
@TorbenGundtofte-Bruun my daughter is 8, but this has been going on a long time.
Jan
31
asked How much is too much worry/anxiety in a child?
Jan
31
comment How to deal with others' children who do not respect my authority?
it sounds to me that this example is a school problem, the school must know that this child a problem and should be monitoring him more.
Jan
31
answered Which skills are best learned while very young?
Jan
30
reviewed Approve When is the age to start addressing/diagnosing speech impedements?
Jan
30
asked When is the age to start addressing/diagnosing speech impedements?
Jan
27
comment Does pulling kids out of class for special help negatively influence them?
If sound as if you didn't actually need to be pulled out. what if the child has learning issues and needs to be pulled out to gain academically?
Jan
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awarded  Nice Question
Jan
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comment Does pulling kids out of class for special help negatively influence them?
@During the school day have a specialict take them out of class for special work.
Jan
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asked Does pulling kids out of class for special help negatively influence them?
Jan
26
reviewed Approve My 3 1/2 year old son often changes his clothes
Jan
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answered Should we use special detergent/washing powder for the laundry of baby clothes? (UK)
Jan
26
comment Fostering a relationship with a relative your child doesn't like
+1 I agree with you, however, don't you think being polite and socially appropriate is an important thing to teach. As well, how do you get the relative to accept the child's boundaries, set up by the child? You have no control of the relative's reactions. And further more, in this case the relative does not respond appropriately but rather becomes a child and reacts with meanness toward the child.
Jan
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revised Fostering a relationship with a relative your child doesn't like
added a question and organized the questions
Jan
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comment Fostering a relationship with a relative your child doesn't like
@DA01 I don't particularly like this relative either, however children don't necessarily keep their feelings to them selves out of respect for their elder. I suppose I will add to the question that this may be a solution, however I would love to know how to teach this.