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answered How to explain why a relative is not welcome to a 9 year old
Apr
16
comment Single Working Mom Wishes to Homeschool Child
well, if you plan to work from home anyway, you can live anywhere. It's probably easier to move to a good school district and work from home there with your child in a good school than to live where you are and try to do it all yourself
Apr
15
comment 12 year old behavior problem
abut that age their definition of "too tight" changes. It might be fashion, or he might be uncomfortable with his body. If this is his only issue, is it possible to get him some looser pants? Of course, he can't haul off and hit his sister because he doesn't like his pants, but that's separate - if he genuinely is uncomfortable in the pants, can that be addressed?
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comment Single Working Mom Wishes to Homeschool Child
@Vicky is right. You are likely to need 4 hours or so a day to do the homeschooling. If your "work from home" work lets you do an hour or two at a time, and catch up in the evenings after your child has gone to bed, it should work out. With an older child (12+) you may be able to work side by side for stretches of the day, but if you're homeschooling there will be a lot of time where you're not working at your job because you are teaching your child something. It's hard, don't think it's not.
Apr
12
comment Single Working Mom Wishes to Homeschool Child
The StackExchange network as a whole frowns on "resource requests" like suggestions of forums, other web sites, books and the like. It may seem pedantic to change "what are good resources?" to "how can I learn?" but it keeps the question more on-topic. I've edited your question to this end.
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answered Single Working Mom Wishes to Homeschool Child
Apr
12
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Apr
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comment Is it fair (or adequate) to ask a 4 yr old to stop crying for some reason?
What about her childhood seems tougher to you? That she had many more opportunities to cry, or that she was asked to stop? Do you feel it's bad to ask a child to stop crying? Many parents feel it's a form of helping, like suggesting to someone who has fallen down that they get up and carry on with what they were doing before.
Apr
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answered My infant has started walking — when should I start making her wear shoes?
Apr
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revised food feeders can be used for baby lead weaning?
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Apr
6
comment Sun Bathing to get Vitamin D for infants
I remember reading that you need only 15 minutes of sunlight on your face to get the Vitamin D you need. There is no need for sunbathing. If you do not go out, or always put sunscreen or a hat on the baby, use a supplement. If you are out without sunscreen for a short time each day, you're fine. Sun bathing without sunscreen is a no, for skin cancer reasons.
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revised Do parents of teens need a locked liquor cabinet?
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comment How can I explain “adult beverages” to my preteen?
lots of advice about the talking in the answers to parenting.stackexchange.com/q/4980/3934
Mar
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revised How do I get my 5 year old to focus in school
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answered How do I get my 5 year old to focus in school
Mar
22
revised Is it OK for my children to eat solely carbs and fruit, which is what they want
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22
comment Is it OK for my children to eat solely carbs and fruit, which is what they want
@Jax if you have a "don't mix stuff" kid then mixing carrots into something else will just mean none of it gets eaten. If you assume it's the taste they don't like, hiding or diluting it will either cause them not to like the whole thing, or keep them from tasting it anyway. Far better to serve carrots (cooked in a way that appeals to little ones) and eat them obviously and visibly so it's clear this family eats carrots. The nice thing about vegetable nutrients is that there are lots of ways to get them, including supplements, so there's no need for hiding. Meat is a bit harder.
Mar
21
comment Is it OK for my children to eat solely carbs and fruit, which is what they want
I used to use a small sieve to strain the pulpy bits out of orange juice - saves buying two kinds.