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answered When should you worry about a toddler's loss of appetite and weight?
Jul
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answered How do I prevent my child from becoming frightened by “scary” stories?
Jul
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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
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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
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answered How can one tell if an infant is developmentally advanced?
Jul
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reviewed Approve How can one tell if an infant is developmentally advanced?
Jul
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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
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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
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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!
Jul
10
comment Where to find information on homeschooling requirements by state?
+1: This looks like a great resource. A friend and I have been having discussions about her homeschooling her daughter, I'm going to share this link with her. Thanks!
Jul
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reviewed Approve How does one formally educate a gifted child without wrecking childhood?
Jun
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answered Is there a puddle jumper equivalent for 20lb babies?
Jun
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answered How long should we try to conceive before consulting a doctor?
Jun
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comment Is it safe to travel by car without A/C when it's hot outside?
I agree with DA01. Kids seem to be completely oblivious to stuff like that. We live in the south, too and we had 90 days over 90 degrees last summer. My kids didn't even notice! As long as your in-laws keep your kids well-hydrated and follow all the other general common sense rules about hot weather and children, then they should be fine.
May
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answered How can I encourage my 5-year-old to learn to swim?
May
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answered Is my pediatrician missing something about my 3 month old's gas pain?
May
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answered How much time with friends (away from family) is reasonable?
May
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comment 12 month old doesn't understand what we say
Shauna is right. Andrew grew by leaps and bounds when he attended daycare and mother's day out with older kids.