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comment How to Teach That Following Rules is Not Always Good?
+1 for "it's possible your son was not privy to a conversation where the teacher explicitly gave his classmate permission to practice her singing." And even if she didn't have permission, one strategy he can use when he knows he's too upset about someone else breaking the rules is to imagine something that might have happened to make breaking the rule okay in this situation. Like she got permission before class.
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comment How to Teach That Following Rules is Not Always Good?
+1 for differentiating between rules and principles; -1 for suggesting the OP encourage his son to break the rules in his own household. (Not that the OP can't be secretly glad if is son progresses this far, but his response to this infraction should be at least a frown or a stern word.)
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comment How to explain to your child why a grandparent isn't around
And be prepared if, some time in the future, he asks more questions about "his" grandfather -- which is how he's going to think of this man, especially after other children have been talking about fun times with their grandfather and your son feels left out.
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comment How to explain to your child why a grandparent isn't around
+1 for "Life doesn't always work out how we want" and we do the best we can with what we've got. Also, let your son know how important responsibility and reliability are to you, and at some time, as he gets older, talk to him about your father's good qualities and bad qualities. If your father ever does contact him, you don't want your son coming back to you saying,"You never told me that..."
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answered My 6 year old son misbehaves at school and home. Please help
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comment How does one help the third child have activities of “his own?”
Awesome answer. +1 for everything, especially the last paragraph. Can I add ice hockey to the list of things his sisters might not have tried yet?
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comment All of a sudden my daughter thinks she isn't reading well, because sometimes her fluency slows
Understood. Then... it sounds like this part of the solution can be boiled down to down to either finding books that prevent your husband from becoming impatient (Tolkien would not be my first choice here; I'd find something with lots more dialog), or convincing your daughter that his boredom/impatience is his problem, not hers. Or both. Yes?
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comment How can I help my ten-year-old not be traumatized by the deaths of characters in books?
That's a thought. I'll try it -- probably after the holiday, though.
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comment How can I help my ten-year-old not be traumatized by the deaths of characters in books?
I'll think about whether coping with grief is the same for a real or fictional character. At first glance, I'm not sure I buy it; but maybe there are strategies from the one that could be useful in the other. Thanks!