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comment What to buy to prepare for the arrival of a new baby?
@Lloydie: In the US, many hospitals won't let parents take the baby home without seeing the car seat and running it's serial number for possible recalls.
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answered What are some ways to get an older sibling to give a younger sibling a little space?
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answered How do you stop a child from talking back without discouraging them from asserting themselves?
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comment What television shows could I show my toddlers to encourage multilingual learning?
@Andra: But why does she like it? It's probably not because she can read the German. My own children didn't learn language in a vacuum -- my wife and I were there to guide them. I'm not sure that children can gain fluency in a language without a real human instructor. They might be able to pick up words and string them together, but who's going to guide them in structuring sentences, word forms, subject/object distinctions, verb tenses and conjugation, etc.? Who's going to correct them when they make mistakes? (e.g. We say "many things", not "much things")
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comment What to buy to prepare for the arrival of a new baby?
Don't forget the diapers! (A great tip: One of the conditions of my wife's baby shower was that guests were to bring a package of diapers. We didn't have to buy diapers for our first kid for nearly 4 months.)
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