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Three children (born 2004, 2007, 2013). One girl, two boys, plenty of silliness.


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comment How to inspire a 7 year old to accelerate reading efforts?
Getting the librarian involved is a great idea. My grandmother was a librarian and was absolutely amazing at picking out books for me that fit my interests; admittedly she was choosing holiday gifts for a child she knew well, but her instincts were clearly well-honed from her job.
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comment How to inspire a 7 year old to accelerate reading efforts?
+1 because I laughed and laughed at the idea of my kids fighting over who gets to read the dictionary after school :-)
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answered My 2 month old daughter is trying to stand; can this be harmful?
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answered Does the kid who is active at night in the womb retain his night activeness once he comes out?
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comment How can we teach our pre-schooler enough of a second language to cover basic manners?
+1 for encouraging her to learn both sides of the manners equation -- it's good for her to know what the other person in a conversation is trying to convey but I wouldn't have thought of that!
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comment Should we put our a child in a preschool with a primary language we do not speak?
Have you discussed the possibility with one of the exclusively-Mandarin schools, and what was their take on it? I am curious what the perspective of educators is on the idea!
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answered How to teach a toddler a second (foreign) language?
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revised What light colors will help calming down before bedtime?
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revised How often should the cloth diaper be changed and how to know when it is the time to change the diapers?
Added additional information to answer expanded question.
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answered How do I persuade my 4 year old daughter that School is Cool?
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comment Giving the baby away in New Jersey?
If you don't feel prepared to care for your child whatever their needs or situation, you may want to consider adoption as soon as the baby is born -- many special needs conditions are not apparent for a number of months/years after birth, and the process of giving up parental rights gets more complicated the older the child is. For specific advice on the New Jersey foster system, you REALLY should consult a lawyer, not the Internet.
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comment Are there some side effects of letting an infant eat chocolates?
+1 for both nutritional and caretaker advice! Very thorough, and I totally agree: the grandparents need to listen!