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Jul
25
comment How to teach a 3yo to endure during hikes?
Never offer rewards (aka bribes) for something you want your child to enjoy doing -- it confirms that the activity is unpleasant and no one would do it without getting rewarded for it. On the other hand, you could have a "celebration" whenever she accomplishes something significant, the same way you celebrate a birthday, or winning a sport tournament. Don't promise it beforehand, but the first time she does a small hike by herself, go out for a fruit smoothie, or something else fun and healthy afterwards -- and you both get one, because you're celebrating her accomplishment with her.
Jul
16
revised How to (or should I even try to) break a zombie fixation for a three-year-old
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Jul
16
comment Extracurricular activities for children
I guess I'm trying to marshal arguments that would sway parents who insist an 8 year old study every waking moment. I'd agree no university will demand to know what an 8 year old did during the summer; but if the parents think she needs more time to study now, how are they going to deal with the16 year old who wants to play a sport, with an order of magnitude more homework? And again, these arguments are meant to be added to Stephie's, because as she points out, it is possible that it's actually lack of money, not a deranged take on studying, which is behind their poor behavior.
Jul
16
answered How to (or should I even try to) break a zombie fixation for a three-year-old
Jul
12
answered Extracurricular activities for children
Jul
12
answered How can I help my ten-year-old not be traumatized by the deaths of characters in books?
Jul
12
revised How can I help my ten-year-old not be traumatized by the deaths of characters in books?
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Jul
12
revised How can I help my ten-year-old not be traumatized by the deaths of characters in books?
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Jul
9
revised Teaching perseverance and planning
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Jul
9
answered How to provide the most support to children as an 'uncle' with only monthly visits
Jul
9
answered Should toddlers drink milk during the night?
Jul
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answered Teaching perseverance and planning
Jun
5
answered How to deal with the story books which indicate stealing to be okay/good?
Jun
1
comment What is a good physical activity for a seven-year old who loves falling down?
Learn to skate hockey is not quite that uncontrolled! I edited to make clear.
Jun
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revised Fast feedback loop activities for primary-schoolers?
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May
31
comment What is a good physical activity for a seven-year old who loves falling down?
See my post parenting.stackexchange.com/a/20468/4975 about ice hockey. (This was meant to be an answer, but it's too short. Oh, well.)
May
31
answered Fast feedback loop activities for primary-schoolers?
May
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answered 8 month old won't drink anything
May
30
answered How can I get my son to keep time during school time?
May
28
comment How do you know when a baby needs to be burped?
It could be that she was not much of a burper. I felt like a bad mom because mine hardly ever burped when I tried to burp her. Then another mom told me seriously that she generally had to whack her kid for an hour after his bottle to get a burp, and I thought, "Okayeeee... I'm not doing that!" and stopped worrying about it. Interestingly enough, my daughter didn't really start burping until she was 6 or 7 years old. And she still can't burp at will.