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Nov
19
answered When should a child begin to learn knife skills for use in the Kitchen?
Nov
19
answered What are the merits of teaching a child to type correctly at the expense of time practiced with handwriting?
Nov
12
comment What can be done to help bright children stuck in a boring school?
I like this answer. If leaving the school is not an option, then encouraging his kids to find ways of entertaining themselves in a non-disruptive manner when they have finished their work is an important skill. I constantly kept books with me at school because I always finished my work early, but I knew better than to be sent home with a note saying I'd been disruptive in class. If reading isn't his deal, then a Suddoku book might be or a small logic puzzle book that he could work on in class.
Nov
12
comment Should schools instruct parents how to behave on the school run?
Oh my! Amazing what grown people wear out in public! While I would like to believe that when the school says "pajamas", they mean that all the parents showing up are dressed in pj pants and t-shirt or perhaps a tank top, I'm not naive enough to believe that everyone sleeps in such attire. If moms are showing up in nightgowns and dads are showing up in boxer shorts, however, that would make me uncomfortable too!!
Nov
9
answered Can putting a one year old baby in a playschool for around 7 hours, daily, cause any psychological issues to the baby?
Nov
7
answered What are good things to look for in formulas for newborns who need to supplement?
Nov
5
answered Sleeping routines and mother-father differences
Nov
5
revised How Much Hallowe'en Candy?
Included improved information from dentist link.
Nov
5
comment How Much Hallowe'en Candy?
My husband got a tip from a co-worker: Each of their kids gets a small Tupperware or Rubbermaid container and can fill that container with whatever Halloween candy they want to keep. Everything else goes away. How you choose to distribute the candy in the containers is up to you, but they get to control what they want to keep. I thought this was pretty brilliant, too.
Nov
1
answered How Much Hallowe'en Candy?
Oct
30
comment What should parent do when their child is dropping more hair?
How frequently is the eating protein? Is it high quality protein? And, when she eats it, how much is she eating at a sitting?
Oct
30
comment What should parent do when their child is dropping more hair?
There's nothing wrong with eating several small meals a day. In fact, most nutritionists believe this is a better way of eating as it helps control blood sugar better and avoid drastic mood swings throughout the day, as well as keep the body's metabolism going. It is recommended that a teenage girl needs slightly less than 2 oz of high-quality protein (usually in the form of animal products) per day. One serving of chicken is roughly 3 oz, so even if she's eating ONLY chicken as her primary protein, she should be ok. The question is:
Oct
30
answered What should parent do when their child is dropping more hair?
Oct
28
answered My daughter “forgets” her numbers even though she knows how to count
Oct
26
comment 4 year old refuses to color
But we also shouldn't assume that the reason why he isn't coloring isn't just because he doesn't like it. It may be that he's simply not done it enough to be as proficient at it as, perhaps, some of his other peers. If that's the case, then this is an opportunity to allow him to see that practice can improve one's ability at something. If he isn't coloring because he doesn't like coloring, then there are absolutely other ways to assess his fine motor skills.
Oct
25
answered What is the best way to give medicine to baby?
Oct
25
comment 4 year old refuses to color
As a teacher, I get so frustrated with parents who don't believe that learning or at least practicing a certain skill isn't important simply because THEY don't see the relevance of it. Eventually, they pass that mentality on to their children and it bleeds into other areas of their lives. I am terrible in math, but my parents never once let me cop-out of it, and my mom even insisted that I take a math class my senior year of high school even though it wasn't required. Now that I'm older, I appreciate her stance and even periodically use what little math has stuck with me.
Oct
25
answered 4 year old refuses to color
Oct
24
comment Is it wrong to ask a foster child about his history?
+1 for talking with the previous foster parents.
Oct
23
revised 5yr Old Has Trouble With Letters & Reading
Added links.