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Nov
28
comment My 8 year old son won't fall asleep
I try to avoid it myself when possible, it's too often a way to express anger than show the right way to go, but sometimes unavoidable.
Nov
28
comment My 8 year old son won't fall asleep
I agree with @ChristineGordon, this isn't defiance. He's not screaming and being disruptive, he just isn't tired or something is keeping him awake.
Nov
28
comment My 8 year old son won't fall asleep
@ChristineGordon, I didn't phrase it the best so I can see why you are confused. I've edited to add that punishment (or any attention really) at the time is the problem. Any attention whether positive or negative when he's awake at night is positive reinforcement of the behavior.
Nov
28
revised My 8 year old son won't fall asleep
elaborated on punishment timing
Nov
28
answered My 8 year old son won't fall asleep
Nov
27
comment How to avoid association of child's room with time-outs?
Well if the goal is to get him to change his behavior and it works then great.
Nov
27
answered How to avoid association of child's room with time-outs?
Nov
26
comment What are some great techniques for encouraging a reluctant reader?
Good point @ChristineGordon, I did mean a broader range of learning disabilities, and I've edited accordingly
Nov
26
revised What are some great techniques for encouraging a reluctant reader?
clarified answer to include learning difficulties
Nov
26
answered Being good or not at playing with kids
Nov
26
answered What are some great techniques for encouraging a reluctant reader?
Nov
23
answered How does one “Toddler-proof” hotels while away from home?
Nov
22
answered When is a banana ripe enough to not cause constipation?
Nov
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Nov
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accepted Resistant child and potty training regression
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Nov
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asked Resistant child and potty training regression
Nov
19
answered What kinds of Household skills can be expected at what ages?
Nov
18
comment Is it ok to be on diet while pregnant?
+1 for a great comment @balancedmama, you're right that people often mistake thirst for hunger, often drinking a tall glass of water will get rid of hunger pangs. Drinking lots of water helps reduce constipation, which is also a problem for many women in pregnancy.
Oct
31
comment How can I motivate my child who doesn't care about rewards?
We need even more of that! There are so many kids who need that sort of help.