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Sep
9
comment How can 7-year old defend himself when toddler is hitting?
I'm sorry, but I lost it when I got to "my friend isn't happy with this as she doesn't want people to touch her child". This is a ridiculous double standard (the toddler is allowed to hit, but your son isn't allowed to stop her?) Your son is absolutely, amazingly understanding and patient to have put up with this treatment from her and not lashed out.
Sep
9
comment When should a toddler stop having problems with personal pronouns?
Agree, it changes all the time. My now 5 yr old has decided he likes referring to himself in the 3rd person (like The Rock, even though he's never seen him)
Mar
5
comment Why do kisses stop a child from hurting?
On your downside (hurt butt/feet/etc)- we've handled that by kissing our hands, then "blowing" the kiss onto that area. (Edit - I see that's already covered in the answers below :))
Feb
20
comment How to handle my baby boy urinating in bath?
It might be cold at first before the water warms up - if it's a concern because of a young infant, you can always start the water first to warm it up...
Feb
20
comment When do baby teeth start falling out?
Sounds right to me; there's definitely a lot of variation - mine didn't start until 7, and I still had one left at 22.
Jan
1
comment saving uneaten dinner for breakfast?
It ends up being more of the second one - he'll decide playing is more important than eating whatever is for dinner, and he'd rather have dessert/snack later, or wait until breakfast (he usually has cereal) for something different. Part of our reasoning with putting the same food in front of him is to get better balance (not just breakfast cereal and PBJ sandwiches), and he can't just "skip" a meal to get something different later...
Dec
31
comment saving uneaten dinner for breakfast?
It's more that he decides he just doesn't want to eat and would rather go play, or that dessert is preferable (even if there is none). His not eating isn't tied to food he doesn't like - he'll do it with his favourite dinners too, which is usually when we get him to have it for breakfast.
Dec
31
comment saving uneaten dinner for breakfast?
I was following the answer until it started talking about poop and going regularly... the first paragraph - especially the "don't threaten to do it; just do it" - is good. The 'new food' bits also seem a bit out of place to me (as I mentioned during the question we specifically don't use this for new food).
Dec
24
comment Three year old with good speech, now sometimes making up own words, especially names.
I don't have details so I'll just comment - our now 4-year-old still makes up words, though it seems he recognizes it as playing with words/sounds as he usually giggles and later says he's being silly
Dec
24
comment What should my collgeaue do to stop her 20 year old son from smoking?
@DjangoReinhardt - the comment was added when the question originally referred to a 10-year-old instead of 20-year-old.
Dec
24
comment How can I get my three year old to stop sucking his fingers?
Tabasco sauce fingers? I know it works (via a relative who used it), though make sure it stays out of the eyes... maybe not the greatest idea...
Dec
24
comment What is a reasonable amount of time to wait before family visits your new baby?
Both sets of new grandparents came within the first month for our first. Your routine will likely get broken when they come; may as well get it out of the way. An extra set of hands during the first month always comes in handy too...
Dec
19
comment What should my collgeaue do to stop her 20 year old son from smoking?
@Beofett - I've just done this while trying to keep most of the original content.
Dec
19
comment What should my collgeaue do to stop her 20 year old son from smoking?
** NOTE** This answer was written when the question was originally referring to a 10-year-old instead of 20-year-old - not really sure what to do with the answer now that the question has changed...
Dec
19
comment What should my collgeaue do to stop her 20 year old son from smoking?
Lol - there's definitely a big difference between 10 and 20, which would make the general tone of my answer very different...
Dec
19
comment What should my collgeaue do to stop her 20 year old son from smoking?
How did such a young child even get cigarettes in the first place? I wonder if this is a legal issue, as it's definitely illegal to sell to minors in North America, and I strongly suspect buying for a minor is as well...
Dec
18
comment Receiving a new visitor who has autism
@DA01 - you just barely beat me to it - I was adding an answer that phrases it almost just like that
Dec
18
comment How can I help my baby poop
This is something you'll want to be very careful with - when our children were born, the doctors specifically recommended against this method (of taking temperature) because of the danger the thermometer would break.
Dec
18
comment teenage child with severe daily temper tantrums and whining
If it is this bad (where you cannot handle it and want to run away), you should definitely talk to more than just one doctor. Ask your friends / GP for a referral for counselling services to meet with both of you and help.
Dec
18
comment teenage child with severe daily temper tantrums and whining
One can often get their GP to make a referral or recommendation as well