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seen Mar 28 '13 at 16:48

Training developer, teacher, mom, currently experimenting with gamifying instruction and learning via social media.


Apr
6
revised What are some videos or cartoons that teach vocabulary words?
Added link to other post.
Apr
6
answered What are some videos or cartoons that teach vocabulary words?
Apr
6
revised How do you address sibling rivalry?
reworded a question
Apr
6
revised How do you address sibling rivalry?
added detail, clarity; "they'll grow out of it" answers are insufficient
Apr
6
awarded  Nice Question
Apr
6
comment How do you address sibling rivalry?
@Timwi Though unpalatable, I've heard that if you treat your children like your dogs they'll turn out fine. In my experience, ALL of the good dog owners I know are good parents, no exceptions; same thing for horse owners. Maybe it's because you can't make an animal do what they don't want to do; you have to communicate effectively, build trust, respect, and cooperate. Really, we are animals. Just a thought.
Apr
6
comment How do you address sibling rivalry?
Right now, assigning joint tasks is a recipe for disaster. However, when they get older, this might be step 3 after alesplin and MasterZ's suggestions.
Apr
6
comment How do you address sibling rivalry?
+1 for suggesting ways to build bridges. We already get them to do nice things for each other, but asking for help from the other wasn't considered. Great idea to build interdependence and opportunities for earning respect.
Apr
6
comment How do you address sibling rivalry?
+1 for identifying self-image as a possible cause. I didn't consider that. The older one is bossy and the younger likes to get him going, though it goes both ways. Hmmm. You gave me food for thought.
Apr
6
comment When is physical punishment appropriate?
@BryanH I absolutely agree with all of the things stated: 1. spanking is better than no discipline at all, 2. physical violence is an effective form of discipline (as supported by the link in my post), and 3. it is possible (and preferable! and MORE effective!) to discipline without resorting to physical violence.
Apr
6
answered How can I brush my toddlers' teeth when he won't let me?
Apr
5
comment Are netbooks appropriate for school age children?
@afrazier True, cyber dangers have changed and increased with the times just as the requirement for neighbourhood safety has changed. We need to make sure someone in grade 5 is just as proficient and knowledgeable of potential internet dangers as we would "street" dangers. My point is that your concerns with the internet need to be addressed by grade 5, especially if they are being given their own laptops/netbooks.
Apr
5
awarded  Beta
Apr
5
revised How should a stepfather respond to “You are not my Father!”?
made the language stronger (more direct, less ambiguous)
Apr
5
awarded  Promoter
Apr
5
revised How do you address sibling rivalry?
added context
Apr
5
comment How do you stop a child from using bad language and profanity?
Accepted because it dealt with discipline as well as not over-reacting, modelling and recognizing that it doesn't make them bad people.
Apr
5
accepted How do you stop a child from using bad language and profanity?
Apr
5
accepted How do you decide when it is time to change schools?
Apr
5
comment How can I get my child to stop biting others?
Accepted because the answer deals with a number of possible causes.