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Feb
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comment How to stop my preschooler from constantly running away
any thoughts on how to have immediate consequences with the climbing the fence? The only "immediate" thing I can think of is bringing her back inside and making her sit in her timeout corner.
Feb
25
comment How to stop my preschooler from constantly running away
The urge is stronger than the consequences - this is well said. I need to find a way of either reducing the urge or coming up with consequences she actually cares about. On the other part - she's much more interested in playing in the dirt by herself than any actual structured play. She's still at the age where hide-and-seek involves lots of direction from adults on how to play, and she treats it like peek-a-boo where half the fun is popping out of your hiding place to surprise someone.
Feb
25
comment How to stop my preschooler from constantly running away
The punishment may be too far removed time-wise - while the actual repercussions may be further away, she is told what the punishment is immediately (when we catch her). Holding the hand of a screaming chlid won't be fun for either of you - quite right :) This has been our default punishment for a while (several months), and we branched out to try other things when it seemed to not have any effect. Maybe this is still the best option and it just takes longer for it to sink in...
Feb
25
comment How to stop my preschooler from constantly running away
I have concerns with her ability to follow rules in general; these particular rules being broken lead to concerns about her safety (and our sanity)
Feb
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Oct
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revised My 7 year old daughter is too picky about food
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Dec
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comment Does a child need to apologize and how should I react while it does not?
I'm with you on everything here except for this part: "If he is in his room while you are eating and misses dinner, he goes hungry for the evening." - IMO, meals are one of those key things that should not be withheld as a punishment. Delayed until they are calm and ready to eat maybe, but never withheld entirely.
Dec
15
revised How to Teach That Following Rules is Not Always Good?
Please at least correct the spelling of 'habits'... It looks like several other of my 'too minor' suggestions were incorporated anyways...
Dec
15
reviewed No Action Needed Does/can it have a negative effect, if newborns/infants are exposed to background noise (TV, …) while awake or sleeping?
Dec
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reviewed Close Newborn has a red rash on her chin
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Nov
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reviewed Reviewed Is it appropriate for parents to cry in front of their children?
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reviewed Close Why does baby have a green tongue?
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reviewed Leave Open Different discipline approaches by working mommy and stay-home daddy
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