Questions tagged [primary-schooler]

Age specific questions from about 5 years to about 8 years. Younger: pre-schooler. Older: middle-childhood.

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6-year-old stays up until after midnight every day

Our daughter (O.) is 6 years old. She has always (read: since she was born) been someone to rather get up late and stay up late (in contrast to her little sister (Y.), who is much more of an early ...
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How important is making up after a fight?

How important is making up after a fight and what are the do's and dont's? My child has recurring fights, verbal and physical, with other children in our street. Most of the children will fight ...
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How to instill reading/writing habits in primary schooler & toddlers?

My almost 7 years old son has an all-day tv/iPad/plays outside or asks mom for mobile and plays games habit. He won't get tired doing those but gets tired when asked to write something/do something ...
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Teaching a 7yo responsibility for his choices

I have a 7 year old son who is a great kid. However there are times when he completely denies responsibility for his actions. For example, the other day my wife took our kids to a splashpad (water ...
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Why won't my child speak?

My son is 6 and he is absolutely can talk lots and knows lots of words in English and Japanese. My wife is a controlling person who doesn't believe in structure- has to do some now that son was going ...
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Is there any reason for my seven year old son not to play with toys appropriate for younger children?

His grandparents think he shouldn't read a book suitable for a three year old or play with cuddly soft toys (even though those are only associated with his love of Pokémon). His grandparent also don't ...
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Helping 6 year old with anxiety disorder to cope after my visits end

One of my goddaughters has anxiety, she's already taking medicine for it and even had ticks caused by anxiety until they adjusted her medication. They live a few states away and so while I visit as ...
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Teaching kids how to turn off

I had struggled most of my life and I do not know how to turn it off. e.g. I work 9-5 when I come home either I watch tv with food or go out shopping and when I am back or am free I am on the laptop ...
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My daughter doesn't want to do as instructed

Among other problems, my daughter doesn't want to write as instructed. For example, I help her with some homework, like "My measures" where we need to write how tall she is, her arm, etc. We ...
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How to make my 9-year-old son accept that he will repeat the school year?

My son is 9 years old, and currently in P3. Today we have been informed by his teacher that it would be best for him to repeat the school year to close the gap with the other children. Some background ...
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How to teach elementary math concepts step by step?

Our youngest son who is currently in 3rd grade has a learning disability. He does not have a specific diagnosis, but learning to read has been a difficult struggle for him as has elementary math ...
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Encouraging a child to follow their natural gifts

I have a child who has a few enormous natural talents. Yet the child does not want to pursue any of these gifts and, from an adult perception standpoint, seems to take these gifts for granted. ...
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Handling bullying in neigbourhood playgroup

Our street is home to a group of kids varying in age from 7 to 11 who play together in varying composition on a regular basis. The play is usually healthy and fun. They play catch, build huts, play ...
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Fear of climbing certain staircase by a 6 year old kid

What might be the reasons for a 6 year old kid to get fear for climbing up or down certain staircases in public places? The kid can climb stairs at home and other frequently used stairs, but gets ...
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Explaining electricity kWh to a primary school

Since getting an electric car and not knowing much about kWh I feel totally noob in understanding kWh. My son is really interested in why some chargers charge slow and some really fast. Since I didn't ...
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6 1/2 year old sleeping with hands on his wee

I posted this question about the Toddler keeping his hands in the private part. Tonight I found him in bed sleeping while his hands were on his private part. I had to see if he was just keeping under ...
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Exam results for 9-year-old do not reflect his real skills

My 9-year-old is smart in math. At home exercises and in class exercises he is doing fantastically. Nearly no mistakes for easy and hard questions. The situation in real exams is totally different; he ...
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How to make conversation and why my son doesn't engage in convo

My 6 years old son doesn't interact when someone like my mom, or my niece interact with him, which remind me of my wife once said "I do not want him to be like you" it was ouch moment for me ...
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How to play and spend time with kids

I got a 6-year-old and 23 months old, I am guilty of not spending time with my kids because I do not know how to. My son is very good at the following instruction, I got him to switch gaming consoles ...
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8-year-old daughter is obsessed with books - escaping from something?

My daughter is 8 years old and is reading constantly. She wakes up and reads and I need to call her to breakfast 10 times (even though she herself devised a schedule for our morning routine) she ...
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My son’s friend suddenly stopped playing with him

My son is 5 years old. He met his best friend in preschool. They know each other for 1 year. They are very very good friends, they play together everyday at school. For school holiday, they talk to ...
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6 year old doesn't wish to watch movies with sad and action scenes on television

My 6 year old not is interested in watching even animated moral stories. Now in online class, one of his class mates plays some fairy tales once a week, but every time he would start to cry. Even ...
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Potty training 7 year old

I have been trying to potty train her and nothing is working. I’ve took her to the doctors and all they said was don’t force her it will makes matters worse and said to have her talk to someone so we ...
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7 year old won't believe adults even when they show overwhelming evidence

This one is a weird situation that came to a head yesterday but, now that I look back on it, the behaviour has been there for months. My seven year old has indoor and outdoor shoes at school. The ...
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What action should I take upon learning that boys are wolf-whistling girls in my daughter's class?

My daughter is 5, in her second year of primary school. The parents of this class all share a WhatsApp group, which is used for practical things like reminders of school events, and occasional moral ...
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5 yr old's toy taken by a another kid

My daughter is 5, and is attending an elementary school. My daughter keeps her favorite toy 'pop its' in her bag and take it along to the school and after school. Today at after school, one of her ...
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Commit for a year when starting musical instrument at 8yrs?

My son wants to play an instrument (the saxophone) and the music school offers yearly courses. I am worried that a yearly course might be too long a commitment for a child of 8years, and that he may ...
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Book recommendation to 8-year old non-native girl [closed]

I would like to ask you for advice. What book would you recommend to my 8-year old daughter? I'm trying to teach her reading. We are not natives but she can speak fluently. She has read all Ladybird ...
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Enrolling in 1st Grade vs Playing

What age should the youngest child enroll in 1st grade; at what age should parents consider postponing for 1 year their child's enrollment? Playing is very important for a child and that is why there ...
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Ways to stop 8 years old boy from putting his finger in his mouth?

Note: this is related to How can I encourage my son (age 8) to stop sucking his thumb? but not a duplicate, as this case isn't about sucking the thumb but rather putting the finger (second finger, not ...
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Giving a gift: require that it stays in good condition, or let the child figure it out?

My 7-year old nephew is very interested in pokemon cards. Over the past few months, he has been mentioning a very rare card that he wishes he had. The card is very expensive and I am (secretly) buying ...
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Newly developing social anxiety in 7yr old

My question is: What could be causing the new anxious behaviour in my child (described below)? Should I dig for causes beyond changes in social group, social maturity and 'academic' demands? How do I ...
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How early should you teach children how to code?

At what age should I expose my child to coding in order to see if they like it? Some argue that 5-6 years old is a good age to start coding (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6). I am looking for answers based on ...
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Appropriate response from a non-parent - young child drawing pictures depicting violence

I am writing to ask what an appropriate (ethical and constructive) response to the following situation would be: A child is a 7 year-old boy The child has been playing with my daughter and has drawn ...
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Will "positive parenting" techniques work with my children?

I have two children (age 8 & 6). Both are very strong-willed. The stress of the pandemic and remote learning have taken their toll and caused their behaviors to escalate. They are now more ...
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My 6 year old answers teachers slowly during distance education

My 6 year old child's behaviour in zoom schooling is a bit different. When we take his study at home, he responds well. But when it comes to responding to teachers, he answers a bit slowly. For ...
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5 year old child chews clothes how to stop him from chewing?

5 year old child started to chew shirt collars or he chews some clothes its his new habit and how can I stop him from chewing clothes.
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How to correct an overly apologetic 5 year old?

We have noticed my 5 year old son is overly apologetic. Towards all and for even minor things. I have no idea where the apologising for every mistake came into him from. When slightly younger we did ...
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How to explain an online scary story to a 7 year old boy?

My 7 year old kid just started playing the game minecraft. He quite enjoyed it, played it a lot and also watched many related youtube videos. However, he watched some youtube videos about "Entity ...
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acting instead of the teacher against bullying

I live in Israel. Here bullying is not as much on the radar as it is in the United States. For example, there don't seem to be special "bullying policies" in the schools. In fact, when I ...
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On the strategy of comparing parents to supervisors/bosses/employers [closed]

Prepare to downvote me. Context: There appears to be this folklore strat of comparing parents to supervisors/bosses/employers when parents have a discussion/disagreement/argument/debate with their ...
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How to stop my 6 year-old son from running away and crying when faced with a homework challenge?

My son runs away and hides crying when he has trouble completing an assignment. I'm maybe a little harsh on the kid telling him to just suck it up and keep going, but this doesn't seem to work; he ...
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Advise on 123 Magic for hyper or anxious kids

Has anybody that’s done 123 Magic have any experience with a child who knowing they will get a time out, negotiates the conditions of their time out? My son will know on 3 he goes to his room for 5 ...
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What to do about a 6 year old who knows when to go to the bathroom but still doesn't?

My 6 year old granddaughter is a smart child and knows when she needs to go the bathroom. She just does not care if she goes in her undies or pants. We have tried everything with her. Tried to give ...
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5 year old didn’t wanted his mother to touch [closed]

Today I was shocked and angered at my almost 5 old son when he started crying when his mom was tickling him while she was lying on floor and he was standing next to her. Our son said I don’t like it. ...
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Supporting kid in innovation

My 5-year old son likes doing his side work apart from the usual homework. I am trying to understand what's more interested in or good at, so I can support him with tools and apps. In recent weeks, ...
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7 y/o suddenly completely loses it

Our 7-year-old son (elder sibling of two) just started school this summer and can be described as a intelligent, pleasant and independent person. Normally, we trust him to be home alone for some 10 ...
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Any resources for primary schoolers online? [closed]

I have a 7-year-old and I am afraid the schools are going to be closed soon so I am looking for online resources to use and keep him entertained. Have you got any suggestions for me?
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Child refuses to accept being wrong

Depending on context, a somewhat to extremely annoying habit my oldest (9 years old) has is refusal to accept that he is wrong about something. For certain situations, our (wife and I) reaction is ...
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best way to initiate conversation with five year old son

My son's mother and I have a hard time getting our five year old son to respond to any type of questions. Whether that be about his day, how he's feeling, what he's interested in, when asked directly ...
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