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Dec
9
comment How to explain to a 9-year-old why a relative is not welcome
@jax good point, more like "it's not just because I'm mad at Nana for the usual kinds of things people get mad about and then use their kids as pawns." Eg where Xmas dinner is or who got invited to a wedding. But doubtless you are mad at Nana for her lack of judgement and inability to see your children deserve protection. I hope this gets better for you.
Dec
4
comment How to teach a child to swallow pills?
Practise is key. Mini skittles are even smaller than tic tacs. For a child who gags, try offering 3 or 4 candies and once one goes down without gagging the rest can be eaten (chewed and enjoyed) as candies. Very motivating. Work up to fullsize Skittles. I agree on the liquid-first and chin-down advice.
Nov
25
answered Child worse than tattling she lies
Nov
8
answered Visitation issue
Nov
2
comment Dealing with an irresponsible 30 year old brother-in-law
is it reasonable to expect him to afford a cab (eg good paying job, no rent at Dad's)? Is it reasonable to expect him to arrange these things with you in advance so you can work them into your schedule? If so, consider telling him that you can't do it this time on such short notice and to use a cab, while at the same emphasizing that you're happy to help out when you get a bit more notice.
Nov
1
comment My 9 year feels I publicly embarrass him
@user11377 I didn't mean "that's it, no more band for you" or even "we're going home for the night." Rather go have a short and private conversation somewhere where others can't hear, then (as it says in my answer) go back into the situation once both of you have expressed yourself (eg the child has clarified where you should sit.) Just because some kids might be bullying your child doesn't mean you should let situations get out of hand - and crying and threatening to hit a parent is out of hand.
Oct
31
awarded  Enlightened
Oct
31
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
20
answered Is my 14 year step daughter a bad influence on my children?
Oct
2
awarded  Revival
Oct
2
answered Are there any benefits or downsides in “flexible” food time?
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
29
answered My 3yo is extremely susceptible to mosquito bites
Sep
25
comment Daughter is reluctant to participate in proposed family meeting. What kinds of objections do you anticipate she has?
my speculations precisely
Sep
25
comment How do I address lack of tact in a 4 year old?
Most things adults say in private wouldn't pass the test, I agree. But most adults have learned not to say such things in front of the person in question which is what the OP is trying to teach. And yes, the child won't learn this instantly. Knowing this guideline can help a parent whose child is rebutting "but he does!" as though truth was the only guideline for speaking. Tact specifically refers to taking something other than the truth into account when choosing what to say.
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
24
answered How do I address lack of tact in a 4 year old?
Sep
24
answered How to deal with the toddler who is not least interested in listening to the stories I read or listening to my talks?
Sep
21
revised Should I worried about my son's development? Or maybe my son's right brain is dominant?
language, added a real question
Sep
10
comment Effects on children and parents of marriage breaking up
related: parenting.stackexchange.com/q/8906/3934