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bio website pinchxeverything.blogspot.com
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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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answered ADD Children and writing - tips, tricks?
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comment ADD Children and writing - tips, tricks?
"nothing can be done about it. So move on?" absolutely incorrect. It is not an excuse so please don't infer it is one. These kids needs special helps and supports to get through certain skills. Their brains are actually wired differently and there are entirely different ways to help them learn certain skills and subjects.
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comment Does a breast feeding mother's diet affect the breast milk produced?
You might find this TEDtalk youtube.com/watch?v=stngBN4hp14 useful for its generalitites
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comment Does a breast feeding mother's diet affect the breast milk produced?
When I was pregnant, my OB said one cup of a beverage with caffeine per day would probably be fine, but much more is not healthy for the baby. That was six years, ago so I don't know if the going thought on the matter has changed.
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comment My child is constantly hungry. How do I keep her feeling fuller?
@Shauna LOVES avacados! Perhaps because it has fats she isn't otherwise getting. We do use good old-fashioned butter as a spread on toasts and things and I usually use olive oil for cooking. I'll go over to cooking for more ideas thanks!
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answered How do I get an easily distracted 5 year old to eat more?
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comment What is the best strategy for adjusting an toddler's sleep cycle during Daylight Savings?
This was how we handled it and it made all the difference in the world for us! My daughter gets quite tearful if she is over-tired (even still at six) so it helped to prevent meltdowns from lack-of sleep.
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comment How should I wake up my 4 year old?
To clarify, I made sure to choose songs that were the right length + extra time. For example, three minutes (instead of the standard two) for teeth brushing. That way it isn't about beating the music and getting it done fast, but is about staying focused. She is supposed to use the ENTIRE three minutes for brushing.
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comment How do I deal with my baby pulling herself up in her crib?
I often find, it isn't a toy they are looking at while climbing, but the door to the room where they are hoping you will promptly come in. I'd suggest arranging the crib so the door is opposite the part of the crib where the "toy" is in this diagram. Good idea for helping to avoid a few bumps though.