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Apr
27
comment How do you control the quantity of sweets and junk food a pre-teen eats?
+1 This is exactly what we did, now my older kid knows what is junk food and what is not. He actually prefers water to anything else at this point.
Apr
26
comment Is it cruel to deny laughing gas for a teen getting a tooth filled?
Really? Everytime I get one of those Balloon kits it's Helium, can't remember when I've last seen Laughing Gas since I was 8.
Apr
26
comment Can warm air humidifiers be bad for a child's cough?
If you don't clean them they will get dirty, and you don't just rinse out the container but the coils and everything else. I take ours apart every couple of months to clean it (I would not recommend this unless you love to tinker like me). I know I've voided my warranty but the humidifier is almost 10 years old and I've kept it in good order so I don't have to worry about how unhealthy the steam might be. Keep it in a high, stable place and you can avoid steam burns; though I find that slightly overrated as a danger.
Apr
26
answered How do you teach a child religious views?
Apr
26
comment What should you do after you've raised your voice at your child?
+1 I do this sometimes, I miss a few times but mostly that's when my son is really just trying to get a reaction out of me. I believe explaining will sometimes go over their head, but kids pick up things and repeat them later so I always think its going to come around in the future.
Apr
25
comment Why do my children cry in my wife's arms but are quiet with me?
+1 for both reasons...it's what I would have expected and experienced.
Apr
24
comment What are some do's and dont's for an effective bedtime ritual?
+1, I've been doing the same thing, now when the kids have to be in bed but don't want to sleep the ask for Mom and not me.
Apr
24
answered What are some strategies for helping children cope with divorce?
Apr
23
revised What are some suggestions for introducing my pre-schooler to comic books?
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Apr
23
answered What are some suggestions for introducing my pre-schooler to comic books?
Apr
22
answered How do you keep playtime stimulating for an older sibling?
Apr
22
answered What are some strategies for raising a bilingual child?
Apr
22
comment What is the best way to calmly respond to a pre-schooler who will not listen?
+1 for the patience and consistency, it's what I try to do with my boys and I think the best way. Just takes repeating until it sinks in...I'm hopeful one day it will then on to the next challenge.
Apr
22
answered How do you you encourage siblings to share their toys?
Apr
21
comment How do I get my overachiever to accept her mistakes and live up to her abilities?
+1 I have had this happen with my son, he tries to do something then complains "it's too hard!". I tell him to stick with it, and practice and it will eventually work itself out, then point out things he can do that he practiced and does well. As you note, I've done this over and over again
Apr
21
answered At what age is it appropriate to have a party for a child and invite other kids and parents?
Apr
20
answered How many hours of television per day are acceptable for a pre-schooler?
Apr
20
answered What are some age-appropriate tasks that my pre-schooler can do around the house?
Apr
19
answered Is it important to encourage children to experience historic events?
Apr
19
answered What features should I look for in an infant or toddler bath tub?