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Jun
18
comment Should we force our son to have hobbies?
I'm surprised no one has mentioned roleplaying games, a very geek-friendly way to socialize with peers (and to practice socialization skills in pretend.) Let him buy a RPG at a local hobby store and have him invite a couple guys from his scout troop for an afternoon.
May
20
comment How to get toddler to eat eggs?
He loves helping make scrambled eggs (he puts in the pepper and other spices, and directs me on how to crack the eggs, stir, etc.) Still, absolutely won't eat them. HOWEVER, we found at Easter that hard boiled eggs he would eat... IF he had a hand in boiling, dying, and cracking them, and ONLY IF the hardboiled eggs are dyed green on the outside. Even then, he eats only the whites.
May
20
comment How to get toddler to eat eggs?
We have been able to get him to eat the white parts from hard boiled eggs at Easter without issue. He's just a very, very picky eater, eats like a bird, and has an overwhelming amount of energy. He refuses to obey the 1st Law of Thermodynamics.
May
4
comment How to a talk to my 4 1/2 year old daughter about death?
Great answer. I used a similar approach with my 3-year old son; only problem was a family member who told him about "Going to Jesus' House", which just led to a lot of confusion. He did fine at the funeral though, and even brought a tissue to his grandmother at the podium when she started crying (entirely on his own, which was darling). The service exceeded his attention span though, so he needed to be taken to go explore.
Dec
3
comment What should I do when my daughter's health is affected by the cats at my parents home when we visit?
If your parent hasn't treated for fleas (or just done a plain carpet wash) due to cost concerns, offer it as a gift or something? Beyond that, just keep in mind: YOU are the mama, YOU make the rules.
Nov
21
comment How to handle a defiant 2-year old when he takes something he shouldn't?
4 months later, perhaps due to the techniques mentioned here he exhibits this behavior a LOT less often. (Now it's grabbing a pen and something we don't want him to write on.) Endearingly, he has turned his talent to taking dangerous things away from his little sister and returning them to us.
Sep
12
comment Should I encourage my 2½ year old to attempt to “read” his own stories?
Ask your father.
Jul
2
comment How to get toddler to eat eggs?
He got to help my wife prepare an omelette today, filled with things he likes which he loved. He got a huge thrill over bringing me to breakfast and was excited showing me the omelette. But when I offered a bit he said, "No, I don't want any. I not like it because it's icky." %-)
Jul
2
comment How to get toddler to eat eggs?
He'll definitely eat food that contains eggs, like french toast, cake, etc. Weirdly he's not really into sandwiches other than the occasional pbj, but that's not a bad idea.
Jul
2
comment How to get toddler to eat eggs?
Come to think of it, we did this at easter boiling and coloring the eggs, and he did willingly eat part of a hardboiled egg and enjoyed it. That's a good suggestion, he definitely does enjoy stuff more if he has a hand in it.
Jul
2
comment How to get toddler to eat eggs?
Right; since it's a texture thing rather than taste, in theory it should be possible to modify the texture to be acceptable.
Jul
2
comment How to get toddler to eat eggs?
There's plenty of other things he won't eat, I'm just singling out eggs for sake of discussion and so it's not just a duplicate of the many picky eater questions already asked. If I can understand why he refuses eggs and solve that, we can use that to figure out other foods.
Jul
1
comment How to get toddler to eat eggs?
We usually do scrambled, today we tried sunnyside up, but he refused to even take a bite. But he did tell me it's not the taste but rather how it feels in his mouth that he doesn't like. So we'll keep experimenting.
Jul
1
comment How to get toddler to eat eggs?
Ironically that's one of his favorite stories.
Jun
30
comment What are the biggest expenses for a new baby?
Breastfeeding accessories, formula, and milk have been the largest money sinks for us as well.
Jun
26
comment How to handle a defiant 2-year old when he takes something he shouldn't?
All good points, we've started letting him get his own silverware. We've worried about him getting stuff out of drawers and getting hurt, but he already gets into them a lot, so we're treating it as a learning opportunity. Mama directed him to get his own fork this morning, and I think he really liked being able to be self sufficient on that.
Jun
26
comment Is an “Amber Necklace” effective for helping with teething?
parenting.stackexchange.com/questions/4704/… has some good suggestions for natural teething aids.
Jun
25
comment At what age does a toddler stop being a toddler?
I've always assumed they were a toddler until they were beyond diapers or at least potty trained. Isn't that a pre-req for pre-school to begin with?
Jun
25
comment How to handle a defiant 2-year old when he takes something he shouldn't?
Yes, the 1-2-3 count works well for most misbehaviors but for this taken item problem it ends up working more like a launch countdown. :-) But +1 on the advice to stay calm, that seems important.
Jun
21
comment How do I deal with a child that refuses to do a chore or task?
We're fortunate in that our son enjoys participating in doing these things just by his nature. But we frequently justify cleanup as "Yes, I'll make a puzzle with you, but, before we can do that we need to pick up all these toys!" Then start cleaning, and he always joins in the fun. Now he's gotten to a point where he is lecturing me about cleaning up my office, and my wife the kitchen!