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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 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.
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comment How do I deal with my baby pulling herself up in her crib?
Crib bars are also fairly flexible and not likely to do a lot of damage from a bump either.
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comment When you don't think (grand)children are getting the care they need
When I was a teacher and needed to report on a similar case, there were enough other teachers that it was actually anonymous. That just isn't the case here. The grandmother has the girls for a couple of weeks right now, so I currently know them to be safe and hope to help the grandmother decide to report (or, inspired by your answer, a third party such as the pediatrician) before the kids have to go back to their mom's.
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comment When you don't think (grand)children are getting the care they need
I meant the grandmother needs a little "convincing" to submit a report. From the "hearsay" I am given through the mom, the daughter is a lost cause - at least for now.
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What a great first answer! Welcome to the site.
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comment How strict can I be with my niece?
Part-time parenting doesn't work as well as full-time and coordinated parenting, but it is more effective than most would guess. Kids can be totally different from themselves in other enviornments as they attempt to rise to differing expectations - agreed that it is tough to do though.
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comment Music for gestation - what should baby be hearing while in the womb?
Welcome to ParentingSE!