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comment How do you stop a child from talking back without discouraging them from asserting themselves?
the plan of asking him "why?" almost always works to nip the problem in the bud. I"m going to mark this as the accepted answer because, well, it works for us!
Apr
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accepted How do you stop a child from talking back without discouraging them from asserting themselves?
Apr
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comment How long should I wait before I permit my children to have access to caffeine?
@hawbsl we aren't a caffeine free household any more, nor is this a dry house. :) Both of those chemicals are occasionally partaken of here. But the experience is what informed my decision on how to handle it. It's probably not a solution for everyone, and I don't expect it's going to be the accepted answer by any stretch of the imagination, but it's an alternative solution I wanted to share. At least one person liked it enough to up vote to offset your downvote.
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awarded  Enlightened
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answered How long should I wait before I permit my children to have access to caffeine?
Apr
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comment Does anyone recognize where the phrase “Dinosaur on the button” comes from?
@barfieldmv not a problem (though it gets old quick). did a quick edit to highlight the root of the question.
Apr
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revised Does anyone recognize where the phrase “Dinosaur on the button” comes from?
highlight that this isn't a problem
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awarded  Nice Answer
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asked Does anyone recognize where the phrase “Dinosaur on the button” comes from?
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revised When is physical punishment appropriate?
bit of formatting to make the reference links distinct
Apr
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answered How can I brush my toddlers' teeth when he won't let me?
Apr
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comment When is physical punishment appropriate?
You'll probably never know who did the drive by down vote, unless they grow up and try to engage some adult conversation instead of just smacking your answer down. I just submitted an edit with a bit of format cleanup, thanks for offering up some good references.
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suggested approved edit on When is physical punishment appropriate?
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answered How do you cope in the first few months?
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answered How do you choose a first pediatrician?
Apr
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comment When is physical punishment appropriate?
links to said scientific findings would be an awesome addition to this answer, certainly worth a few +1 votes I'm sure you'll get in addition to mine. ;)
Apr
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comment What is the best way to evaluate a daycare?
I highly recommend the show up un-announced part of that. Two of the prospective day care's we looked at got nixed from the list within 5 minutes of walking in the door un-announced. The one we're at doesn't even tell the staff when folks are coming in... the thought is to "always expect prospective parents to show up".