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bio website pinchxeverything.blogspot.com
location West Coast USA
age 36
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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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reviewed No Action Needed What is the best way to stop your newborn hiccuping?
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reviewed Looks Good What is the best way to stop your newborn hiccuping?
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comment What is the best way to stop your newborn hiccuping?
Hello and Welcome Ajay. Here at SE we really try to be sure information offered is accurate. Why are hiccups considered good for the baby? Is it a fun superstition and really you are say, "don't worry" or is there researched data that substantiates the idea?
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revised How do I decide if a particular program online is a good and safe place for kids and whether or not to pay for membership to programs that require it?
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answered How do we balance our expectations for our children with allowing them freedom to pursue their own interests?
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reviewed No Action Needed What role do imaginary friends play in a child's development?
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reviewed No Action Needed Is my 2 year old's speech on-par?
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comment What role do imaginary friends play in a child's development?
@metacore Right, I understand that. However, if you assume imaginary friends are a defense mechanism always that implies children who have one are having to "cope±" with something - which is what used to be believed but is contrary to the research about it in the last decade.
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comment What role do imaginary friends play in a child's development?
@metacore do you mean it can be a defense mechanism and part of the child's psyche? The way I understood your post is that it is only a defense mechanism some of the time. I've known plenty of well adjusted, confident kids that also had imaginary friends and the latest study has debunked the idea that it is always a defense for something that is wrong.
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comment How should I prepare my son for preschool?
Its so funny, I was writing mine while you posted this and I love that we have some over-lap in what we said :-) So true about the potty as well as the transition being harder on mom and dad than on him! And I wish I could vote up more than once for pointing out the need to be clear about where the bathrooms are and how that all works at the new school!!!!
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