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


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
8
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Aug
7
comment When should you worry about a toddler's loss of appetite and weight?
We have a number of small kids in my family (my daughter plus my two nieces), so if there are any two parents in the world who have struggled with weight concerns, it's my sister-in-law and me. But I'm glad your daughter has gotten back into her normal groove again and that you can breathe a sigh of relief!
Aug
6
comment How can I potty train my 4 year old daughter?
Ok, I know this is an old thread and I hope things have worked out great for you. I was noticing that you said she felt very uncomfortable wearing pants. When we potty-trained our son, we wore a lot of sweat pants and elastic-waisted shorts so it would be easy for him to pull them down when he went to potty and he didn't have to fumble with buttons or zippers or anything like that. Perhaps allowing her to wear dresses/skirts/etc. would help her feel more confident, at least initially.
Aug
6
answered When should you worry about a toddler's loss of appetite and weight?
Jul
14
answered How do I prevent my child from becoming frightened by “scary” stories?
Jul
12
comment How can I motivate my 16 yo daughter to do something valuable with her life?
doesn't finish high school which is sort of a big deal, or work with her on her time management skills (a set of skills many many teenagers are lacking) and be actively involved in getting her grades back up. She may be at the point where she's so far behind that she doesn't know how to dig herself out alone and she's a teenager which means she's unlikely to ask for help. I have never had a student who had a parent who was truly actively involved in their education who failed because the student knew that their mom/dad cared.
Jul
12
comment How can I motivate my 16 yo daughter to do something valuable with her life?
My parents were certainly able to exert "control" over me when I was 16! I didn't like it and I made that known, but they didn't budge and, ultimately, I realized that they taught me valuable lessons. What? She's going to whine and complain? I have never had a student who frittered away his/her education come back to me years later and say, "Gee, I'm so glad I spent all that time on Facebook when I should have been doing my homework and focusing on school". There are two choices here, really: Take the laissez-faire approach and allow her to figure it out on her own which might mean she
Jul
11
answered How can one tell if an infant is developmentally advanced?
Jul
11
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How can one tell if an infant is developmentally advanced?
Jul
10
answered What do you do to help an ADHD kid get along in the classroom or with school work better?
Jul
10
comment What are the alternatives for a lactose intolerant baby?
If your granddaughter is truly lactose intolerant, goat's milk probably isn't going to help any since both cow, goat, and human milk all contain lactose. Goat's milk and cow's milk are fairly close in lactose percentage, and human milk is significantly higher. There are other alternatives to soy formula. I'd start there, too.
Jul
10
comment What are the alternatives for a lactose intolerant baby?
This is a FANTASTIC, well-researched answer. I'd +10 it if I could.
Jul
10
comment How can I motivate my 16 yo daughter to do something valuable with her life?
I think this is a great idea. Kids get stuck in ruts, too and that might be what she's experiencing. Teenagers need something to do outside of school that isn't homework...my most successful high school students always had some kind of extracurricular activity. Some had jobs, some were involved in sports, their church youth groups, or volunteer work. It gave them a sense of purpose outside of just being a student. It also helped teach them important life skills like time management, responsibility, and planning.
Jul
10
comment How can I stop my two year old from taking off his diaper in bed?
I have heard this suggestion from many, many parents. Never had to use it, but one of those things I file away in case I do!