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comment How to inspire more creativity in play?
I love this answer!
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comment Why do some parents have a favorite (or least favorite) child? How can this be avoided?
Awesome answer! The only thing I might add is that as a parent you have a lot of influence on your child's character (in the earlier years, before peers gain influence, and subject to the child's basic nature, of course). If you model cheerfulness, even in the face of adversity, or inclusivity, or being a good sport, or fairness, or honesty, or social warmth, or any other positive trait that people like, your child will eventually start demonstrating it back at you. I.e., you can try to raise a child that you will like. And one of the things you model is fairness, to all your children.
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comment When a child only gets enthused about books above his reading level
You're right, of course, @Doc. The first Captain Underpants book is quite clever -- the concept is brilliant, even -- but after that they're sort of all the same, nothing there for an adult. And of course it makes it harder to hold the line in the battle against potty humor when your kid has seen you grinning and chortling with delight at George and Harold's antics. For a first- or second-grader, the line between funny and gross is no more than a glare in their parents' eyes, at this point.
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comment Kids and Time Management
One could leave anecdotes illustrating one's kid's evolving grasp of time, if that's what the OP is looking for... Cool and interesting, yes, but it doesn't seem on topic here. More on topic might be, "At what age can I expect my child to get ready to leave for school by herself based on a set number of tasks and the amount of time she has left to complete them?" I.e., no matter what time I wake her, with ten minutes to go, my ten-year-old always has more to do than time left to do it in. (It's like she can't grasp time the reality (fleetingness?) of timespans longer than twenty minutes.)
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comment How to teach civil rights to children who don't know about racism?
I really like the idea of using the Sneetches! Also the concept of people having the power to change things.
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