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Oct
13
comment How to stop my son being overly sensitive of his peers?
@DVK - I agree with you. I see it as part of preparing him for the real world where people often say things that are not nice, but he doesn't need to take these to heart. This can sometimes be friends who say things without meaning to hurt and sometimes its just someone being a jerk. He needs to learn to be able to balance things that people say without feeling hurt at every comment that is made.
Jun
1
comment How do you handle bilingual education in a country where you do not speak the language natively?
@Guillaume - I started learning Chinese at 23 years of age and have been learning for over 8 years. At 3 years of age my sons pronunciation was already much better than mine and he rarely makes mistakes with knowing which tone to use. Adults can definitely distinguish which tone to use, but don't use them as well as children growing up speaking the language :)
Apr
21
comment What are some hacks and gadgets for a soon-to-be dad?
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Apr
20
comment What are some age-appropriate tasks that my pre-schooler can do around the house?
@torbengb - He is 4. I'm sure it will wear off once he gets a bit older and decides computer games are more fun than following me round the house.
Apr
19
comment Why do my children cry in my wife's arms but are quiet with me?
+1 - Totally agree, children react differently to different parents.
Apr
19
comment What are some tips for making an international flight with a toddler?
or something to chew, this also includes take-off
Apr
19
comment Why do my children cry in my wife's arms but are quiet with me?
You say it happens often, does that mean multiple times a night or many days a week?
Apr
19
comment How can we help my pre-schooler get over his initial shyness when we have guests?
I also want to point out that 'going to time out' is a last resort after he starts crying and screaming. Not as a punishment, but to get him out of the situation and allow him to calm down.
Apr
18
comment Everything my son draws is abstract. Is this a problem?
@torengb - Just turned 4
Apr
17
comment What are some tips for making an international flight with a toddler?
Also in my experience they usually seat people with children in close proximity. I'm not talking about asking children from the back of the plane to come and play at the front. There are always children in the seats either behind or in front.
Apr
17
comment What are some tips for making an international flight with a toddler?
@Jeff - I included my answer from personal experience. Having taken my son on 4 x 10 hour flights since he was 7 months old. Having other children there to 'talk to' or 'play with' saves me having to entertain him for most of the trip. There is limited space on a plane and if you bring some toys both children can enjoy each other's company. I don't feel your comment is constructive or accurate. Two 20 month olds have enough speaking ability to play together on a plane.
Apr
17
comment What are some tips for making an international flight with a toddler?
For those people aren't clever enough, a child doesn't have to be able to read Shakespeare to communicate with children the same age or older. 'Talk to' doesn't mean to sit down and discuss politics, I could have easily said play with.