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My 5 year old successfully built a Lego set Porsche made for 18+ completely by himself, What can I do to use his gift in some way? What does this mean

As someone who grew up on Lego sets, and eventually became an engineer, I have a few thoughts. Who chose the set? You or your child? If your child shows interest in things that you as parents choose, ...
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My 5 year old successfully built a Lego set Porsche made for 18+ completely by himself, What can I do to use his gift in some way? What does this mean

First, if you can, buy more LEGO sets, regardless of the recommended age. Don't worry about buying a set that's too complicated: challenge is good, and will help your child learn to deal with ...
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My 5 year old successfully built a Lego set Porsche made for 18+ completely by himself, What can I do to use his gift in some way? What does this mean

If you feel the build was quite complicated and hard, you can try giving other complicated lego sets. This may be a sign of your child being able to easily build things according to instructions, ...
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Protecting your almost adult offspring from bad company and drugs

Given an offspring 16-18 years old… how can you protect them (and the entire family) from drugs (their friends do drugs and some are even mules)… The police are unhelpful… Psychiatrists and ...
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Protecting your almost adult offspring from bad company and drugs

I'll make my contribution starting with a personal story. I grew up in an environment where young people usually engage in recreational use of marijuana. And from the age of 16, I was exposed to ...
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Protecting your almost adult offspring from bad company and drugs

"Given an offspring 16-18 years old (especially with health problems and alergies) how exactly can you protect them (and the entire family) from drugs (their friends do drugs and some are even ...
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