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I am a parent of two boys who are 5 years apart, they get along well and play as well as kids can with that age gap. They are half-Chinese and are growing up learning English and Chinese, reading, writing and speaking for both languages. What I want to get out of this site are more ideas on raising my boys, giving them more opportunities for learning and growth as well as more ideas on how to educate them and get them to try new things.


Oct
11
comment How can we make parents more attractive than TV, video games, etc.?
I think your ideas list really covers it, sure parents can be attractive to kids but they have to want to be. Unless they make the effort there is no natural gravitation.
Oct
7
comment What toys tend to be a child's favorite, and why?
Very true, every new toy gets played with a lot for the first few days then it slacks off. Good points!
Oct
7
revised What are best practices for managing student-teacher relationships?
Addressing the other question being asked
Oct
7
comment What are best practices for managing student-teacher relationships?
Thanks, but I read your question differently - "getting students to manage their relationships with teachers" to me is giving the students the responsibility for this. I email with my sons teachers when the need arises, and I bet if the kids were older (he is in 1st grade) there might be an option there to so. Still I wouldn't want to manage, then you intercede, I'd rather facilitate and get the student/child empowered to handle the relationship.
Oct
7
answered What are best practices for managing student-teacher relationships?
Oct
5
answered How can my toddler learn to stay under the blanket at night?
Oct
3
comment When should a child see Star Wars: A New Hope
I like the question and I'll upvote if it's reworded, as it stands it's vague. There are similar TV show questions already here that would give a good format for rewording like the Doctor Who or Terrorism questions
Oct
3
comment When should a child see Star Wars: A New Hope
+1 for not jamming it down their throats, our children may come from us but that doesn't mean they will like the same things we do.
Sep
30
comment What are some fun (no TV or computer) activities that a 2 year old and a 4 year old would enjoy together?
+1 Very true, my sons do the same. The oldest is the leader and the youngest only wants to do what the older is doing, and building blocks is the best example.
Sep
30
comment What are the pros and cons of using a nanny-cam?
Agreed with cabbey my state has strict laws on recording of people over phones and in homes, not others in the US do. You'd best talk to a lawyer about that. Regardless, the video in that site looks very staged, I saw a few edits that showed me things were not the way they appeared
Sep
28
comment What are some fun (no TV or computer) activities that a 2 year old and a 4 year old would enjoy together?
I love the gardening part, though I never got my oldest to understand the difference so I just give him a spare area to dig in - that keeps HIM amused. Not so much for the youngest though.
Sep
28
answered What are some fun (no TV or computer) activities that a 2 year old and a 4 year old would enjoy together?
Sep
26
comment How can I potty train my 4 year old daughter?
When she says she doesn't like it anymore, do you know why? Confronting the fear usually means really making sure the kids understand what they are afraid of, whenever you can get there which is sadly not always the case.
Sep
23
answered Raising a bilingual child when one parent knows both languages while the other doesn't
Sep
23
comment What should parents consider when selecting a pacifier?
These are the criteria I used to make my selection. And buy multiples, I have no idea how but these things disappear like socks and pens!!
Sep
23
comment How young is too young to start wearing makeup?
+1 This says it all to me, it's all about what you as a parent feel is right. Every child is different.
Sep
16
answered How can I help my child handle peer pressure regarding television?
Sep
9
comment How can I encourage my 2 year old to drink milk from a sippy/drinking cup?
We've used straw cups and sippy cups with success in transition, it was good to mix them up and if you find ones with a slightly tight fit with the straw you won't get much spillage with the inevitable tossing of the cup.
Sep
8
answered How can we introduce some formula for our baby?
Sep
8
answered Is there an alternative to Boy/Girl Scouts in the US?