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High school biology teacher, mommy, wife, and black hole of fairly useless information.


Sep
26
answered When should kids get a cellphone?
Sep
21
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Sep
20
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Sep
17
comment At what age should a child be able to dress herself?
My son could handle pants sometime in his 3rd year, and shoes right before his 4th birthday. He didn't really master shirts, shoes, and the correct orientation of underwear until later in his 4th year.
Sep
15
comment How do I teach my child the virtue of not quitting?
You might just try typing "smart vs hard-work study" into a search engine and see what comes up. That's the phrase I used.
Sep
15
answered How do I teach my child the virtue of not quitting?
Sep
13
answered Kindergarten Teacher teaching in Spanish, should I be concerned?
Sep
13
comment My 5 year- old daughter is constantly defiant!
+1 for "When she's calm, explain, in simple language, the consequences of bad behavior". As adults we want to explain things right that very minute, but kids need time to calm down before explaining anything is effective. And then the explanation needs to be simple. Their attention span is not long enough to tolerate much.
Sep
13
comment Installing car seat base…how tight is good enough?
Towels work, but pool noodles cut to fit work even better. They don't compress over time the way that towels do.
Sep
12
answered Installing car seat base…how tight is good enough?
Sep
8
answered My 1yr 3month old daughter crying every night
Sep
5
comment At what age should I enroll my child in dental and vision plans?
@DA01: I absolutely agree. If you're dealing with adults and teenagers you may as well do some searching and get the best deal possible. But since the OP is specifically asking about a very young child, I can tell you that eye troubles that arise at that age are going to be more complex in nature and require seeing a specialist. Plus their staff is trained in fitting and handling very small children, and, as a parent, it helps immensely to have their support!
Sep
4
comment At what age should I enroll my child in dental and vision plans?
I would disagree about the vision insurance being a racket, but I suppose it depends on the insurance you have. If you child doesn't require glasses until they're older then I guess maybe, but our vision insurance has paid for many many pairs of contact lenses for our daughter or paid for a significant portion of replacement lenses, and we can't just order these lenses online--they have to be specially ordered.
Sep
4
comment At what age should I enroll my child in dental and vision plans?
for other eye conditions not immediately detectable at birth.
Sep
4
comment At what age should I enroll my child in dental and vision plans?
Some pediatric dentists want to see your child as young as 1 year to check their gums/whatever teeth they may have. Additionally, your ped will start checking your daughter's visual development at appointments and could discover problems that require more in-depth analysis. My daughter had her cataracts removed when she was 10 and 14 weeks old and has worn contact lenses ever since (she's 2 now). Granted, congenital cataracts are a relatively uncommon eye problem, but you would be amazed at the number of very small children I've seen at out ped Ophthalmalogist's office wearing glasses
Sep
2
comment At what age or developmental milestones is a child capable of critical thinking?
The author mentions specifically modeling and scaffolding. If you're not familiar with scaffolding, in education we use scaffolding to help students achieve a certain goal by helping them build up to it. But the process is pretty explicit by breaking down the goal into its individual components and ensuring that students have mastered each step with built-in assessments before moving on to the next, more difficult skill. It can be time-consuming, but it can also work really well and allow your students to move at a pace that is appropriate for them.
Sep
2
revised At what age or developmental milestones is a child capable of critical thinking?
Added a list of examples
Sep
2
answered At what age or developmental milestones is a child capable of critical thinking?
Aug
9
answered How can I move my toddler's interest from toys to playmates?
Aug
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