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bio website pinchxeverything.blogspot.com
location West Coast USA
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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.


Feb
27
comment How to help a child not copy her older sibling's behavior
Maybe over-time she'd try a different tact? Especially if, on the days she does answer correctly you made a really big deal out of it! "Wow, you must have really been paying attention! What a smart and good decision! Learning feels so good to me. Does it to you? I'm so proud of your choices. . . "
Feb
26
comment How to help a child not copy her older sibling's behavior
Ask her first - every time.
Feb
26
comment Strawberry flavor yogurt melts for a 6 month old?
Apparently I only just barely beat you to the punch :-)
Feb
26
revised What to do when 14mo suddenly hates sitting at the table?
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Feb
26
answered What to do when 14mo suddenly hates sitting at the table?
Feb
26
reviewed No Action Needed What to do when 14mo suddenly hates sitting at the table?
Feb
26
reviewed No Action Needed Getting stuck on the wrong answer
Feb
26
comment Why are parents so concerned about not letting the babies sleep with them?
If you'd like to discuss this further we should probably take the matter to chat as comments are not conducive to longer discussion such as this is becoming.
Feb
26
comment Why are parents so concerned about not letting the babies sleep with them?
Also, perhaps, "overlay" was done by fathers or other guardians or something. I didn't say it never happens, just that it has proven to not be an issue with sober mothers and that with fathers it seems to be less of a concern than once thought.
Feb
26
comment Why are parents so concerned about not letting the babies sleep with them?
Thanks @Dariusz - I don't know the details, just what I read in couple of studies done sometime in the last 10-15 years, but longer ago than seven years. One study just went back through the archives looking for actual cases of - what I guess was referred to as "overlay" where this was the actual cause of death and the other studied "sober" mothers and found they would not roll onto something sleeping in the bed with them. Perhaps the incidents reported, or the reason for the term was mistaken or perhaps those mothers were not sober at the time.
Feb
26
revised Strawberry flavor yogurt melts for a 6 month old?
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Feb
26
answered Strawberry flavor yogurt melts for a 6 month old?
Feb
25
reviewed Reviewed How to deal with the child who is embrassed to see her parent in her school because the parent can't speak English?
Feb
25
comment How to deal with the child who is embrassed to see her parent in her school because the parent can't speak English?
So true - "Every parent is embarassing to their child at some point in their life"
Feb
25
reviewed No Action Needed Teaching a child to navigate bullying (or perceived bullying)
Feb
25
comment Why are parents so concerned about not letting the babies sleep with them?
So True - and who want's to be sober???? lol AND truly, I read about a couple of studies on it (eight years ago so I don't have the reference anymore) and there has never been a case of a baby hurt or killed in this kind of circumstance, and they found some sort of reflex in mothers when they rolled near a lump in beds with them. It really is myth that it happens. Babies will still roll off beds, there are still SIDS concerns. . . but the rolling on top of the baby thing is truly not an issue with moms - no matter how deeply they sleep.
Feb
24
reviewed Reviewed Why are parents so concerned about not letting the babies sleep with them?
Feb
24
comment Why are parents so concerned about not letting the babies sleep with them?
Just as an FYI, it has actually been studied, and the chances of a sober parent doing this to a child are pretty slim - a mother, zero (the rolling over on top of part). Its really mostly just a myth that this happens.
Feb
24
comment How do we balance our expectations for our children with allowing them freedom to pursue their own interests?
Thank you, I am glad it has served its purpose.
Feb
23
answered What is the best way to stop your newborn hiccuping?