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Nov
23
comment How can I help my ten-year-old not be traumatized by the deaths of characters in books?
Thanks, balanced mama! I will try the idea of "if you want the character to live again, all you have to do is pick the story up and read it again." And maybe if we stop before Frank is killed and she writes her own fanfic alternative ending to the chapter, we'll be able to go on to the rest of the book.
Nov
23
comment How can I help my ten-year-old not be traumatized by the deaths of characters in books?
Thanks Mary Jo, but we haven't progressed that far. I was reading her the Harry Potter books the summer between 2nd and 3rd grade, and she never let me get past that chapter. You may have a point, though, that she's picking up on my over-protecting her, and another that I should encourage her to cry it out instead of just trying to take away the pain by helping her think of something else. I'll try the second, and be better about the first.
Nov
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23
answered What TV shows are wholesome for primary-schoolers?
Nov
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answered What can be done to encourage grandparents to be equitable between siblings?
Nov
21
revised How can a dad be both a mother and father
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21
answered How can a dad be both a mother and father
Nov
21
comment How can a dad be both a mother and father
With apologies to Skippy, I think the question still doesn't have the right title. I haven't enough points to change it, but I think it should read, "How can a dad be both a mother and father?" (Leaving someone else to ask, "How can a mom be both a mother and father," BTW. Because while the general answer is the same, the specific, useful, day-to-day examples will be very different.)
Nov
17
answered How do you respond to a toddler who endlessly says “why?”?
Nov
17
comment How do you respond to a toddler who endlessly says “why?”?
+1 for "more conversation please." I was going to add an explanation/anecdote, but I'm getting a "420 characters too long" message, so I'll just add another answer.
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revised Different discipline approaches by working mommy and stay-home daddy
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16
answered Different discipline approaches by working mommy and stay-home daddy
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answered Diapering a 7 month old that is almost ready to crawl
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answered How can we counter cultural gender stereotypes?
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