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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
Dec
18
comment How to stop preschooler from taking toiletries from the bathroom to “play with”?
This seems to help drive the point home for him. Thanks!
Dec
13
comment How can I encourage my three-year-old to have a bath?
this is our strategy as well, and generally works for our now 4-year-old
Dec
12
comment When should I start to be concerned about stammering or stuttering?
Agreed - you have to be in tune with their emotions and if they're getting upset over the corrections, then it may be time to try a different strategy.
Aug
31
comment Children: restriction vs. freedom
Bang on - parenting approach shouldn't be one extreme or the other, but an appropriate balance in between!