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bio website hochmanfamily.com
location Stamford, CT
age 40
visits member for 2 years, 9 months
seen Jul 11 '12 at 15:38

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.


Feb
15
comment What would be a effective way to explain pornography?
How old is you child? That makes a big difference.
Feb
14
comment What are questions to ask when interviewing a midwife?
+1 for when would she send you to a hospital
Feb
9
comment Online resources of quality cartoons for toddler
@daniel.sedlacek I will see if I can find some online stuff. Although this is a cartoon, leapfrog DVD's are great. Even at such a young age your child can learn letters and they are very entertaining. The older ones are better: Letter Factory, Word Factory, Story Factory. The newer ones are a bit less educational. As well, Baby Einstein DVD's are fun for the kids and great for quiet time.
Feb
2
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
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
1
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
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
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
26
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
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
26
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.
Jan
26
comment Fostering a relationship with a relative your child doesn't like
@JonathanDeCarlo she is 8years old
Jan
26
comment At what age or developmental milestones is it safe to leave children unattended?
I started a chat room about this as I think that is what this is turning into, however, I have been unable to post a question and I don't have time to deal with this now, but will try in the morning to get it up and working. I am not sure how they work on this site, but I am trying it out.
Jan
26
comment Vaccine reactions
What qualifies as severe?
Jan
25
comment At what age or developmental milestones is it safe to leave children unattended?
I agree it does have to do with other things other than age such as maturity, knowing what to do in a given situation, being able to entertain herself. However age also has something to do with it, just because she is mature doesn't mean she isn't 7 and therefore does 7 year old behaviors that are NOT conducive to staying home alone, even for a short time.
Jan
25
comment How to help a child understand why she'll move back to her old school again?
It has to do with her learning style, but I am not sure a 4.5 year old can understand that.
Jan
25
comment At what age or developmental milestones is it safe to leave children unattended?
@afrazier sounds like you will only be doing it to placate her, at age 7 it is not a choice, it is a necessity that she participates in grocery shopping if you need to go because she is a child.
Jan
25
comment At what age or developmental milestones is it safe to leave children unattended?
@afrazier Don't you think there is a middle ground between 7 and 15? 7 is still very young for alot of things they may seem mature enough for. I have an 8 year old daughter who has been older than her age from birth and probably could be safe searching youtube or staying home alone but that doesn't mean she needs to do it.
Jan
25
comment How do I decide if a particular program online is a good and safe place for kids and whether or not to pay for membership to programs that require it?
I would broaden this question to not be specific to one website, but how to evaluate websites in general. Below I answered both questions.
Jan
25
comment How do I decide if a particular program online is a good and safe place for kids and whether or not to pay for membership to programs that require it?
you don't have to pay for membership and probably shouldn't bother