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Jan
14
comment How to get a 16 month old to eat?
Great answer. And I absolutely agree that being less strict about having the child sit down to eat is helpful. At times, I've allowed my kid to get up and go keep playing whatever it is she was playing, as long as she understood that it was still eating time. If she ended up getting too engrossed in her game, I'd remind her that this is the last meal of the day and there would be no snacks before dinner. That's it. There were a few nights of tears when she didn't eat enough, but she learned quick that I wasn't messing around.
Mar
6
comment How and when might I start teaching the language of music?
I agree with your sentiments that imposing one's own interests/desires on a child is ultimately detrimental. However, my aim is not to have my child be a musical savante where I wasn't. Rather, I want to provide her with a certain level of music 'literacy'. In the same way that we're expected to know how to read and perform basic arithmetic, I want to emphasize the equivalent of this for my daughter early in her life.
Mar
6
comment How and when might I start teaching the language of music?
Please, feel free to edit my title if you can think of a better equivalent to ABC. I toyed with "1st2nd3rd", but that just didn't feel right.
Mar
5
comment How and when might I start teaching the language of music?
@Karlson I have addressed your question by expanding upon my original post.