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


Jan
19
answered The rules at a friend's house are a lot more lax than at mine - how do I enforce basic safety?
Jan
16
comment How do I make sure kids don't run on the stairs?
If you discover an answer to this, please share. My kids ONLY run up and down the stairs--rarely do they walk although sometimes they will hang on the railing and slide down. I think this is just a thing that kids do and they'll eventually grow out of it. Sorry.
Jan
16
comment Toddler and Reading
Sounds about normal to me!
Jan
15
comment How do I help my third-grader focus on homework?
+1 for breaks in between pages. Kids really do need it.
Jan
5
comment What do you say when your child says “You're mean!”
@JamesSnell: Actually, that is what I tell my kids when they tell me I'm mean. They very rarely tell me I'm mean.
Jan
4
comment What can i do if my 4 month old baby didnt get enough milk while breasfeeding?
+1 for expressing first to get to the hind milk faster. Some kids just aren't interested in bottles and why stress yourself out about it if you don't have to?
Jan
4
answered How can i make my son stop hitting and bitting and throwing things at my daughter?
Dec
12
comment How to Teach That Following Rules is Not Always Good?
+1 for discussing exceptions. My son is not very good at inferring such things even though he is much more a rule-bender than a strict rule-adherent.
Dec
9
comment How to help a precocsious child understand her opinion was not requested
For what it's worth, I was an only child and had a very similar experience (there were zero other kids my age in my family--my cousins were all several years older). My son, even though he's not an only, is a first and I can see a similar tendency in him. I did eventually figure it out and a lot of that "figuring out" came about because I started school and hanging around more and more kids in my own age group. But I remember my mom and I have "those" conversations, too.
Dec
9
comment How to help a precocsious child understand her opinion was not requested
+1 for discussing with her topics that might be private or sensitive.
Dec
4
answered How does one help the third child have activities of “his own?”
Dec
4
answered When do girls usually start shaving?
Nov
24
answered Boy Crazy at Seven
Nov
22
comment How much of my prior drug use should I disclose to my tween daughter?
+1 for "I'll answer their questions, but not necessarily volunteer every bloody detail". If you start by being honest, then your kid(s) will know you're being honest later on as well. My high school students used to ask me personal questions about my teenage years, and I answered them honestly but appropriately. But it also meant that when they asked me if I'd ever smoked pot and I told them No, I have not, they knew I wasn't lying to just to make myself look good. It's all about building trust.
Nov
20
answered Should we always ask to have urine tested when we go to urgent care?
Nov
15
comment Should a teether be given to an infant? If, yes, then at what age?
For what it's worth, my daughter never tolerated a teether. She preferred her fingers the entire time she was teething (and she got her first tooth at 4 months old!). Certainly offer one that is appropriate, but be aware she might not be interested.
Nov
15
answered Teaching a child to “see the forest”
Nov
13
comment Relatives' son is awful. What is another option?
Omg! If you find a magical answer to this then please let me know. We have this exact same problem with one of my sister-in-law's 2 boys. The parents are also the common denominator.
Nov
9
answered If a 4 year old is afraid to swim is it better to keep trying or wait?
Nov
6
answered How do I help children who think they don't need to know math, still learn math and have fun doing it?