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I am a former classroom teacher that has had experience in the preschool, elementary and highschool settings but mostly taught in middle school in the United States. My favorite teaching years were the three I spent teaching science in a specialized setting for twice-exceptional kids in Middle School Science and Highschool biology. I am now a home educator for my 7-year-old daughter and nanny part time. I have a book I am working on publishing and a children's book.


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comment At what age should a child's self-involvement begin to decrease?
I know some adults that are still completely self-absorbed.
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answered Gifted child at gifted school still dealing with behavior problems
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answered Keep son from touching his dirty genitals
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answered 9 year old son brought a toy gun to school- how can we get him to understand this isn't just about bringing a toy to school?
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answered 10 year old child talks way too fast. How can I slow her down?
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revised How do you differentiate between allowing the child to disagree with you and letting her get her way?
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comment How do you differentiate between allowing the child to disagree with you and letting her get her way?
@Chrys - it's true, but I find it usually works well to say to such a child, can you find a way to think about what you want and what so and so wants? Also, I've helped my own child learn how to do that with others too - of course it doesn't always work, but the reality for those kids, is other kids won't enjoy hanging out with them - when my daughter doesn't want to continue to have some one over (because of a child sticking stubbornly to such an attitude) I don't force it.
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reviewed Leave Open what's typical for birthday parties in the USA?
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comment How do we encourage musical aptitude in a two-year old?
While the duplicate is a slightly more specific question, the answers seem to address your question in general. Please take a look and if you disagree with the idea that the other question is the same as yours, please edit this question to more specifically guide the answers in what you are looking for and make the difference clear.
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comment What should one do when their teen thinks smoking e-cigarettes is cool and safe?
So funny, I used to tell my eighth grade health class about how extra cilia grows on the tongue at the back of the mouth if you smoke (regular cigarettes) long enough. "Who wants to kiss a hairy mouth?" had what is probably a fairly similar effect. I'd love references, because that would mean I could pass the info along to his mom quite easily.
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