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answered How do you raise an intelligent and happy daughter in a sexist world?
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answered Should a precocious child be prevented from devoting too much time to their primary interest?
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answered When a child only gets enthused about books above his reading level
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comment Just found out my 13 year old girl is Bi and dating a 17 year old girl in an “open” relationship. Huh? Now what?
@likejiujitsu, there are 15 comments you can't see because I deleted them. My admonition to take it to chat was directed to those people, not to the answer itself.
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reviewed Approve My 2 1/2 year old has no appetite
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comment My 2 1/2 year old has no appetite
+1 for the journal. It could also lead them to realize she is eating more than they thought she was.
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answered At what age is it best to teach a child mathematics? At what pace?
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answered Learning to play an instrument: Should we insist that our child practices each day?
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comment Are there resources that provide collections of good math training activities?
Just Google for "Singapore math".
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revised What is the impact on kids of having two working parents?
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Jan
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comment How can we get our 5 year old to behave during eating, without us nagging all the time?
If that is working for you, by all means make the manners your next priority. My daughter doesn't each much at dinner either.
Jan
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comment How can we get our 5 year old to behave during eating, without us nagging all the time?
Normally, I would agree with you, @RubberDuck, but I think that's problematic with this particular child's medical history. People like that don't respond in a normal manner to hunger.
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comment How can we get our 5 year old to behave during eating, without us nagging all the time?
Yes, this is one of those situations where it has to get worse before it gets better. Trust me though, it will get better.
Jan
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comment How can we get our 5 year old to behave during eating, without us nagging all the time?
I think the speed is important, because otherwise she will drag it out all night. Set an amount and set a timer. If she's not done when the timer rings, impose a consequence and start again. It won't speed her up the first day, but if the consequence is bad enough, it will work within a few weeks. I've done it before, multiple times. Works great with a dessert incentive too. If you're not ready when everyone else is ready for dessert, you don't get any.
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answered How can we get our 5 year old to behave during eating, without us nagging all the time?