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Jul
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comment My 5 year old step son has started crying about everything and wanting to go to moms
FYI, my 5 year-old behaves similarly when she doesn't get her way, and her mother and I have been married for 18 years. My 8 year-old went through a similar phase. It's possible you might be reading too much into it.
Jul
28
answered How to cope with a crying infant in the car during short trips?
Jul
20
comment Private school vs bad public school for a young child
Unfortunately, since I read these for my own edification, I don't keep a bibliography that makes them easy to find later. Here's one article I found with a quick search that deals with forming attitudes about whether you're good at math.
Jul
20
answered Private school vs bad public school for a young child
Jul
14
answered How do I accustom my students to interact with children of a higher economic class?
Jul
13
answered 8-year-old right away repeats action after she is told not to do them
Jul
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Jul
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Jul
7
comment What is the most appropriate way to address contrarianism in a 4-year-old?
Agreed about the sometimes. It's important to allow choices whenever feasible.
Jul
7
answered What is the most appropriate way to address contrarianism in a 4-year-old?
Jul
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Jul
2
comment Behavior changes after social events
It's broader than that; this was just one example, but that's a good insight. In fact, we are already working on it.
Jul
2
comment Behavior changes after social events
I doubt it in this case. I think that would make him very secretive about the whole thing, but it's a good thought.
Jul
2
comment Behavior changes after social events
It's the personal gain kind of lying. For example, he stole a stack of iron from his cousin in minecraft (which requires a significant investment of time to gather) and lied about where he got it. He knows that results in a loss of minecraft privileges, because he has done it before, but was at least honest about it last time.
Jul
1
comment How can I explain to my 4 year old that his friend has moved away?
The way to do it would be asking your friends to pass along your contact info, then the new family can choose whether or not to contact you. Keep in mind there's a good chance the kids are going back to their birth parents or a relative.
Jul
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Jul
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answered Appropriate confrontational behaviour to teach a 2-year-old?
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