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Feb
28
comment Handling a toddler at a hotel/hostel
As for self-imposed restrictions... the two restrictions that bother me most is "being near sleeping baby == being in same room as sleeping baby" and "public dining room is a bad place for a toddler to run around". I don't think those two are self-imposed.
Feb
28
comment Handling a toddler at a hotel/hostel
Yeah, definitely stressed out :/ I'm willing to have others babysit for limited periods of time, I'm... less comfortable with coming on the assumption that babysitting is a job to be distributed across the whole vacation and the whole family. But that feels surmountable.
Feb
28
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Feb
28
comment Handling a toddler at a hotel/hostel
It's a bit smaller than that... say a dozen people. One other kid, a one-year-old. I can definitely enlist others in the family for babysitting duty, and have her babysat round-robin throughout. That'd definitely help the meals; I might even be able to find volunteers for the naptimes...I'm basically wondering if this isn't too much of a hassle, for me and everybody else. But this is definitely a good way to lighten the load.
Feb
27
comment Handling a toddler at a hotel/hostel
Thanks for this! Quick question responses - (A) At home this is not necessary - because my daughter is in a separate room. She doesn't wake up at minor disturbances, but she won't sleep if adults are active around her. (B) Neat idea! Problematic for me on the holiday - and I don't know that I'm comfortable leaving a toddler in a locked room with only a monitor. But... intriguing. (C) Many religious rules are meant to make your life needlessly harder! I love 'em anyway.
Feb
27
asked Handling a toddler at a hotel/hostel
Jun
15
comment At what age is it appropriate to bring my children to an (Italian) opera?
Do Gilbert and Sullivan operettas count? I got into those very heavily, but not until I was in my late teens. Don't think I'd have appreciated it as much earlier. (OTOH, my little sister has been following my enthusiasm since she was 8...)
Jun
15
answered What is the least problematic age difference between siblings?
Jun
15
comment How can I encourage my baby's first words while keeping up a bilingual distinction?
My daughter's still on her very, very first words, so trying to encourage her to say a second word when she's barely saying the first is probably not going to happen quite yet :) But I really like what you've said here - just mixing the encouragement and "yay!"-ness with the language distinction. Thanks :)
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Apr
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comment What can be done to help bright children stuck in a boring school?
"A school for a child like him, is about learning the hard way in life unfortunately." Strong, STRONG disagree. It might be true that school will accomplish that. But that's certainly not what school is, or should be about. If that's what a parent thinks their child is going to get out of school, I think they should have a long think over whether those specific goals are really worth 12 years of boredom and frustration. I agree with your basic message that you've got to cope with what you've got, but the implication that such a situation is ideal or even OK is distasteful to me.
Mar
30
comment Have there been long-term studies on the effects of separating twins at school?
No, I meant - the situation you describe, of "class wars" so fierce that having a brother in the opposing class is a real problem, sounds uncommon.
Mar
30
comment Have there been long-term studies on the effects of separating twins at school?
That sounds like a somewhat uncommon situation to me... though I could be wrong; it certainly sounds like others have underestimated this before me! I don't think I'd take away that "you shouldn't separate unless there's a good reason to;" rather I'd take away that if you are considering separating twins for class you should make sure they have the time and closeness they need together in other formats.
Mar
29
comment How do you handle bilingual education in a country where you do not speak the language natively?
I've actually heard that children learn a language well even if one parent speaks the language exclusively to the child. That becomes "Mommy's language", in a way. But then it's important not to mix - "Mommy's language" should stay consistent. I don't have specific sources to point to on this, but I've heard it from a few different places.
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29
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