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answered Being a Step-mom to a troubled (or hurt) 5 year old
Dec
11
answered My 9 month old's sleep schedule gets mixed up
Dec
5
comment my 2yr old cries at daycare during drop off time
Perfect advice, and a small suggestion. Our daycare came up with the genius idea of having our kids shove us out the door at drop-off. (We ham it up quite a bit.) They loved it, because they were in control of the parent leaving, and nary a tear was shed.
Nov
24
answered Sudden fear of swimming!
Nov
19
reviewed Leave Open The great debate: Minivan or SUV
Nov
13
comment Assertiveness for 6-year-olds
I was thinking that the three steps would be helpful even if she isn't experiencing bullying, as they'll give her a game plan to go to if she DOES experience bullying, as well as let her know YOU have her back. :)
Nov
13
answered Assertiveness for 6-year-olds
Sep
30
awarded  Enlightened
Sep
30
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
29
comment Disney, Dreamworks and Pixar: What is the appropriate age to start showing their films to a child?
+1 for CommonSenseMedia.org; I now have a new resource!
Aug
28
answered Disney, Dreamworks and Pixar: What is the appropriate age to start showing their films to a child?
Aug
21
comment Destructive when unattended
You're wearing him out before bedtime, right? At 7 he's old enough for organized sports (if you're lucky enough to have some around there), or maybe he can bike or ride a skateboard or just do laps around the yard. (Our pediatrician says no running (running as in what adults do for exercise and stress relief, not just tearing around like kids do) until 8 for our kids, to give their tendons time to mature enough to handle the pounding of a run, but your pediatrician knows your kid much better and might have another opinion.
Aug
21
answered How to handle a fussy baby?
Jul
22
reviewed Close Infant turns in her sleep, is that a concern?
Jul
22
comment High pitched screaming before sleeping
@Joe, you should make this an answer, 'cause it really is. "He's found something new to try out and will do it until it's not as much fun," and "adjust naptime (and invest in ear protection for yourselves)." :)
Jul
17
reviewed No Action Needed Enforcing minority languages at home
Jul
17
reviewed No Action Needed Help - taken legal guardianship of 16 yr old sister who is moving in but already staying over with boys etc
Jul
17
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
11
reviewed Approve How might one comfort a newborn with sore gums whose teeth are about to erupt?
Jul
8
reviewed No Action Needed How do I prevent my child from becoming frightened by “scary” stories?