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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.