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Parent. Trying to be better at it.


Sep
3
comment Typical frequency of discplinary issues for a kindergartener?
Rain, I wonder if teachers are encouraged to document discipline issues to protect themselves from the accusations of parents or if it is primarily for to benefit the child's development?
Sep
3
comment Typical frequency of discplinary issues for a kindergartener?
Let's try to remember that this behavior, playing, fighting and talking, is normal for a five year old and that quietly sitting at a desk while the teacher is talking is unusual behavior.
Jul
10
comment How to teach bike riding with a balance bike
A couple related but distinct bike teaching and learning questions: parenting.stackexchange.com/q/1992/807 and parenting.stackexchange.com/q/633/807
Jul
10
comment What do you do to help an ADHD kid get along in the classroom or with school work better?
Could you provide more details of the problems the student is facing? It is difficult to give solid suggestions for coping without solid examples of problems. Some important info I feel is needed: is the child diagnosed by aphysician as having ADHD? was this diagnosis suggested by the teacher or school representative? What are the problems? What are the consequences of the child's behavior? Please expand your question.
Jul
5
comment Getting young children to take meds
Is this a liquid or tablet?
Jun
25
comment What can be done when a child cuts his or her hair?
-1: I like the idea that certain behaviors have natural consequences, but I don't like the tone of "stupid choices." I doubt she chose to give a bad hair cut. She probably wanted to recreate the special feeling of attention she gets at the hair salon. Or something like that. Anyway maybe the lesson is "sometimes experiments fail". Or "we need to practice things before we do the for real."
Jun
21
comment How to avoid corporal punishment?
Please consider your own behavioral control in addition to your child's behavioral control as part of the problem you are trying to solve. As you have described it in your question you are losing control when you hit your son. Maybe another question is in order. "How can I maintain my composure when my children are provoking me to anger?"
Jun
15
comment Toddler likes to hurt herself?
You can think of spinning in circles as a game where pleasure and pain (at least discomfort) are mixed up. But it seems clear that it is normal and healthy play found in children everywhere.
May
23
comment What is a good compilation of songs in english for children that includes the “classic” ones?
I believe this type of question is considered off topic [along the lines of which product should I buy], but I have an answer so I've answered below. Could we make this a Wiki to avoid banning the question?
May
10
comment Why must a toddler car seat be fully reclined when installed rear-facing?
Interesting TED Talk on child car seats... ted.com/talks/steven_levitt_on_child_carseats.html
Apr
18
comment How can I get my 2.5 year old to sleep on his own?
I am working through the same issue.
Apr
18
comment Is there any problem with same-sex siblings sharing a bedroom when there is an 8 year age gap?
Downvoted, sorry. I don't feel this question (even in the edited form) is appropriate for a parenting Q&A site. It sounds like you are trying to find support in criticizing your mother.
Apr
9
comment What are some outdoor activities that a toddler can be engaged in while I'm working outside in the garden/yard?
Thanks for the suggestions.
Mar
7
comment How to deal with others' children who do not respect my authority?
"You're going to have to do this over and over. I do this about 30-40 times an hour while I'm around him. Every day. Whenever he's awake." I must have been venting a bit here. That's an exaggeration.
Dec
20
comment Why does my toddler want to take her clothes off?
+1 for looking beyond the surface.
Dec
15
comment Siblings learning differences
+1 for expectations according to talents. Here's a story I use to explain it (to somewhat older kids/folks): Imagine we are all going to hike up this mountain and camp overnight, how should we divide up carrying all the gear? Almost everyone instinctively assumes the stronger ones should carry more gear. It is not only instinctive but the best approach for a successful trip.
Aug
3
comment At what age is autism typically diagnosed?
This answer is correct in the sense that it conforms with the consensus of diagnosing physicians. Before two years diagnosis is difficult, often results in misdiagnosis, and uncommon. However symptoms can be looked for before two. Center for Disease Control Autism resources: cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/facts.html
Jul
25
comment What should we teach our children about violent attacks like the ones in Norway on 7/22/11?
Eliminated part 3.
Jul
25
comment What should we teach our children about violent attacks like the ones in Norway on 7/22/11?
Agreed on 3. I will edit after others have weighed in.
Jul
25
comment Can I figure out what my baby wants by the sound it makes when it cries?
Doug, we are way past needing the Dunstan videos. I'll send you mine if you want (if I can find them).