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comment How to stop my 8 year old from crying every time she's frustrated?
It could also be that she just learned that one of her friends does this with her parents and it works (a lot of the time) to get what she wants.
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comment Should I tell my 11-year-old daughter that Santa isn't real?
+1 for suggesting she might already know the deal, and thinks that talking about Santa is an okay way to ask for more stuff. However, I might poll her friends' parents to get a feel for how likely this is before I had any discussion that relied on it. And even then I would be gentle.
Dec
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comment Should I tell my 11-year-old daughter that Santa isn't real?
+1 for the usefulness of the tooth fairy part of the answer!
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revised How can self-consciousness be taught?
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answered How can self-consciousness be taught?
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comment How can self-consciousness be taught?
No, "Remember to behave the way you would like others to behave towards you."
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comment Helping my Whirling Dervish to slow down
Nothing against dolls or playing quietly, of course; just a child shouldn't have to do it all the time.
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comment Helping my Whirling Dervish to slow down
And... we don’t hang out with people who expect little girls to sit quietly and play with their dolls.
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comment Helping my Whirling Dervish to slow down
Mine still has incidents. For me, the fact that she runs sometimes when she's not supposed to, or breaks things occasionally is no big deal. I consider the high energy problems to be more than balanced out by the high energy pluses, and I expect others to accept that, too (at least until she’s older and has more self control). So she might lead the kids off to find frogs in the stream behind the playground; she’ll also rescue a little kid’s toy from a slushy puddle in the middle of winter. And teachers have told me her enthusiasm for learning is contagious – the whole classroom is energized.
Dec
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comment Helping my Whirling Dervish to slow down
Yes, swimming works, too. If your daughter's getting 1-2 hours every day of swimming or tennis and she still isn't perfect, then... (surprise!) she isn't perfect. She's only seven.
Dec
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comment Helping my Whirling Dervish to slow down
Occupational Therapist. From Wikipedia, occupational therapy is "the use of treatments to develop, recover, or maintain the daily living and work skills of people with a physical, mental or developmental condition."
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answered Helping my Whirling Dervish to slow down
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comment How to help a tomboy not dread puberty
Your martial art suggestion is a good one.
Dec
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comment How to help a tomboy not dread puberty
Puberty isn't the end, but it's a set-back she's going to have to work around. We'll frame it that way. That's an awesome link, BTW. She's always said that she was going to play for the Red Sox someday! I'll show her that article, and we'll see what happens if she puts some serious effort into becoming the first woman to make it to the major leagues.
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