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Apr
6
comment visual stimulation videos for infants
research = hypothesis + test. Opinion = Opinion. A peer-reviewed test done by a reputable and independent organisation trumps opinion. In this case, the research showed these videos impair cognitive development.
Apr
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Apr
3
answered visual stimulation videos for infants
Mar
31
asked Is behavioural optometry a real thing?
Mar
25
revised How do I get my 5 year old to focus in school
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Mar
25
answered How do I get my 5 year old to focus in school
Mar
24
revised Is it OK for my children to eat solely carbs and fruit, which is what they want
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Mar
20
answered Is it OK for my children to eat solely carbs and fruit, which is what they want
Mar
17
answered How should you deal with (deliberate) selective deafness?
Mar
11
answered What standard questions should one ask when interviewing a nanny?
Mar
11
answered What's the right (average) age to transition from Duplo to Lego?
Mar
5
answered What should I be teaching my 18 month old?
Feb
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awarded  Notable Question
Feb
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awarded  Popular Question
Feb
12
answered My 3 year old grandson always lays down when he plays. It Is this normal?
Feb
10
comment Should I stop my infant from sucking his thumb?
I would not encourage thumb sucking as it can cause dental issues; plus it can be very hard to break the habit. We transitioned our baby to a dummy so that we could break the habit when she was older (18 months) - this worked well for us.
Feb
10
answered Is it normal for a five year-old to be put in detention repeatedly for not being able to sit still and be quiet?
Jan
30
comment Why do some parents have a favorite (or least favorite) child? How can this be avoided?
+1 for recognising that children are people. As such, you may well just like one more than the other. I have heard several friends sayings "I love my child but I don't always like them."
Jan
23
comment Car seats at the front
Ignoring the safety issues, you should check local laws. In Australia, it is not legal to have a child seat in the front seat unless you have no rear seats (eg: ute or van).
Jan
21
comment Suggestions for a 5 year old who can't sit still in her chair?
@MaryJoFinch - that may be addressing the symptoms rather than the cause. If the child needs sensory input, it may be better to provide it before they sit for the meal rather than during the meal or forcing them to sit still. It sounds like the kid is not in school yet so it important to work out a regime that works on an ongoing basis. That being said, very little information has been provided.