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Dec
27
answered Should I stop teaching my toddler a second language if his exposure to it will be limited?
Dec
21
comment I don't like my child's teacher's teaching style
@morah hochman - I tell my daughter the value (IMHO) of the homework given. Sometimes, the homework is of great value and I'll add more to it. Sometimes, it is partial useful and will tell her which bits I do not agree with. Often, I'll create my own assignments to help her with her weaker subjects. Teachers come and go, but you are responsible for your child's education for the next 15 years.
Dec
20
answered I don't like my child's teacher's teaching style
Dec
17
answered How do I figure out why my child no longer likes preschool?
Dec
17
accepted How to improve my 9yo child's short term memory
Dec
17
comment How to improve my 9yo child's short term memory
All good answers but I reckon this set will work best with my lass.
Dec
16
comment How to improve my 9yo child's short term memory
Attention is likely an issue. She has great recall of facts. Random numbers (test: A 7 Z 4 P 2, repeat the numbers) is rather arbitrary and difficult even for me.
Dec
16
comment How to improve my 9yo child's short term memory
I've added clarifications above. Chess sounds like a great idea as it will also exercise her processing speed. We used to play backgammon (Russian rules, of coarse) - we should probably start that again.
Dec
16
revised How to improve my 9yo child's short term memory
Added reason for test
Dec
15
asked How to improve my 9yo child's short term memory
Dec
4
comment What are the pros and cons of giving nutritional food supplements?
Given you are from India, do you have a strict vegetarian diet? Most people can get everything they need from a healthy diet but vegetarians can have a harder job, especially if their kids do not eat well.
Dec
1
comment How old does a child have to be to start using a pacifier?
FYI: My now 3.5yo son never wanted one and never had one. He never sucked his thumb either. That's one bullet we dodged.
Nov
29
answered How old does a child have to be to start using a pacifier?
Nov
22
answered What is the right age to put the toddler to (pre-)school?
Nov
9
answered How to remove brown stains from colored underwear?
Nov
2
comment When should a child transition through the different car seats, to none, and to the front seat?
The age a child can move to the front seat can also be governed by local laws. In Australia, the child must be at least 12. My 10 year old daughter is the same height as my wife but is stuck in the back seat for another two years.
Oct
26
answered Are Ballet or Swimming lessons more suitable for our girl?
Oct
10
comment What aspects should we consider when choosing a name for our child?
@Malachi - gotta agree with JBRWilkinson on this - my daughter gets very angry when people do not spell or pronounce her name correctly.
Oct
10
comment What aspects should we consider when choosing a name for our child?
@Christopher Bibbs - popular names come and go. To me, it means the name is not intrinsically great but, rather, it just a passing phase. I'd prefer a name that stands on it's own. "Jack", "Emily", 'Zoe", "Olivia" are not bad but (to me) are less special when your child of 1 of 4 in their classroom.
Oct
8
comment What aspects should we consider when choosing a name for our child?
@Malachi - My daughter is 10 years old - my own family can still not pronounce or spell her name correctly and hers is not that unusual a name.