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Jul
16
comment How to get my son to sleep earlier
I revised the question to make it more readable, hope it's OK.
Jul
16
comment How to get my son to sleep earlier
As long as he sleeps OK and at least 12 hours per day I think it's all good and no real need to make him go to sleep earlier. As parents, we usually need to adjust to our child's needs, not the other way around. :)
Jul
1
comment Is there any benefit of pushing your child to go to school each and every day?
possible duplicate of How can I deal with my son's refusal to go to school?
Jun
23
comment Encopresis: how can we encourage our child to clean himself or ask for help immediately instead of ignoring the dirty underwear?
I read this answer twice, once when seeing it yesterday and again now. While using "I pooped my pants" sticker sounds like something offensive/shaming towards the kid, the context and the good cause makes it bearable and more: I think I would also use same method, if forced into a corner by the kid like that. My daughter shows initial sign of such behavior, hopefully it will be sorted out by itself, she's only 4. Anyway glad you found the golden path, I can understand how hard it must have been.
Jun
22
comment How can I make noisy toys quieter?
Maybe try putting weak batteries? Not sure it would work hence just suggesting as a comment.
Jun
15
comment Are boys naturally drawn to balls more than girls?
Nice! This might even be worthy of skeptics.stackexchange.com, don't you think? :)
Jun
1
comment Three year old able to poo in the toilet but still pees in his nappy
@DaveClarke yes, in my opinion punishments are part of education. Should be used sparsely and only when other ways fails, but still... without any punishment the child will eventually realize he can do anything without any consequences, which is bad.
Jun
1
comment Three year old able to poo in the toilet but still pees in his nappy
@DaveClarke that's a thin line indeed but when the child is well aware what he is doing is wrong then punishment might be a proper course of action. Toilet training is not imprinted in our DNA, if our parents wouldn't educate us to "go to the toilet the way they want" as you put it, how will we learn exactly? For some children it comes naturally, some need more patience and guidance, that's all.
May
27
comment My son is 8 and is still soiling his pants and doesn't care
@user7830 what you mean stopped at school? If he needs to "go number 2" while at school he's holding until getting home? Also, please use @ when replying so that we'll see the reply.
May
27
comment My son is 8 and is still soiling his pants and doesn't care
It might be psychological, i.e. he's enjoying the act and does not understand why it's wrong. Did you try visiting a psychologist?
May
25
comment Three year old able to poo in the toilet but still pees in his nappy
@adipro well, you can always try the "carrot and stick" approach. Carrot first of course, tell him that if he pee in toilet you will give him a prize. What we do with our daughter (to this day and she's nearly 4) is in the middle: when she want to watch TV we tell her "first go to toilet", and it works.
May
21
comment Encopresis: how can we encourage our child to clean himself or ask for help immediately instead of ignoring the dirty underwear?
@BBM good point about cleaning, didn't think about it. But no different from cleaning when doing it with underwear, just with lower risk that it will, eh, "overflow". As for other kids making fun of him, if it's messing pants vs. messing a diaper, well, I don't think it matters that much. And if the teachers will explain to the other children it's due to medical reasons, it might help.
May
21
comment Encopresis: how can we encourage our child to clean himself or ask for help immediately instead of ignoring the dirty underwear?
Well, if you give up on trying to "fix" this, maybe let him wear diaper, at least for school? This way he will feel more comfortable, thick diaper should block most of the smell and it should be easier to change.
May
21
comment How do I deal with a child waking up at night and starting to read?
What are those hashtags? Do they have any purpose? If not, please remove them.
May
12
comment How do I stop my 3yr old from wetting the bed at night?
Well, it's already part of the top answer here.
Apr
23
comment Ideas for dealing with a 16 month old toddler who likes to climb things?
Yikes - proper name.
Mar
25
comment Dealing with teens and pornography?
At some point, you ought to trust your children that they will manage their time properly and be careful online. It can start when they're 20 or 16.
Mar
24
comment Dealing with teens and pornography?
+1 for the first sentence, -1 for the next so +0 in total. I agree we (parents) should talk with our children about those things, but also think we should allow them privacy at some point. Otherwise it would look like we don't trust them.
Nov
21
comment At what age do teenagers begin to masturbate?
You just revealed the top secret of the male gender! :D
Oct
20
comment How to tell if a 4 year-old child deliberately postpones urinating until the last possible moment?
@Sergio yep, that makes sense. In our case someone told us (don't remember if the daycare staff or a doctor) I searched later to find the above.