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Mar
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comment At what age should I expect my daughter to talk?
Right, and I would only use those suggestions as very approximate guidelines. I've heard many stories like Andra's of children not speaking at all for years, then jumping right into full sentences.
Mar
30
comment How do you decide if a movie is suitable for young children?
@David - Certainly a good start, if you know someone who has kids of a similar age / personality. I think there's a valid point, though, that the ultimate source of knowledge on what is appropriate for you and your child lies with you.
Mar
30
comment What are some suggestions for punishing a child?
The only item I'd add is that (in our experience) removal of possessions temporarily is more effective than removal of privileges. It has a more immediate and measurable impact, at least with our child. And there are times the privileges (Nick Jr / Disney.com computer time is the big one for us) is a perk for the parents as much as the kid. :)
Mar
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answered How can I get my son to stay in bed at bedtime?
Mar
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comment At what age should I expect my daughter to talk?
I completely overlooked the "baby talk" angle, and I'm glad you mentioned it. Making some entertaining sounds at your infant for their amusement is one thing, but when you speak to them, do it as you would an adult - otherwise they have no example of good speech to learn from.
Mar
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answered At what age should I expect my daughter to talk?
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comment How do I get my 6-month-old to sleep better at night?
I agree with dropping a nap and moving up the bed time - 10pm is just too late outside "special occasions" at that age. But do you have some information to backup the "they are not hungry at that age" statement?
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comment Have there been long-term studies on the effects of separating twins at school?
I can't imagine a study that could give a better answer than this. It really is the sort of thing that will depend on the kids.
Mar
29
answered Is bribing children with cash incentives a good idea?