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Is placing my child in the same class as a close cousin a bad idea?

Outside of competition, do you have any other concerns? I know many parents may prefer splitting up siblings like twins in school so that they can each open up with other students and not isolate ...
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Is placing my child in the same class as a close cousin a bad idea?

Father of 11 year old twins here. Our kids were in the same group in pre-school (ages 0.5 to 6), then in different elementary schools (ages 6-9; there was a girls' school nearby that the girl liked ...
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I hate my child, what should I do?

I'll answer by extrapolating, no doubt somewhat naïvely, from my experience as a teacher in my second year. When I began, I found that I loved teaching one or two kids, liked a few, shrugged my ...
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Hi I am under 14 and i wonder why my parents are fighting so much

We can't tell why your parents are arguing so much; maybe they are worried about money, or work, or something else. These are stressful times for many people. Often when people are stressed they ...
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Is placing my child in the same class as a close cousin a bad idea?

Family or close friends can be a boon or a barrier in school. They can help provide needed confidence, social inclusion and make going to school fun. They can also be a source of stress, keep the ...
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How do I ease the tension after children's fight?

It's pretty natural not to talk after a big fight; if not bound to one house, they would probably go their separate ways. How I would react depends to some degree on what the fight was about, whether ...
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Is this a good game to play with my children?

Sounds like a lovely game. Your kids are learning how to celebrate wins without making the losing kid feel bad for losing, while also learning how to lose without explosive emotions. Children are ...
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How Do I Stop My Two Kids from Fighting?

I recommend starting with acknowledging and accepting the feelings your siblings have toward each other (or in general). Specific acts do not have to be necessarily accepted. In particular, real ...
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I hate my child, what should I do?

First off, I want to really acknowledge you. This was hard to say I’m guessing. Culture tells us that we are supposed to feel this unwavering no strings attached love for our kids from the moment we ...
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Is placing my child in the same class as a close cousin a bad idea?

Me and my cousin were same class from 3rd Grade to 8th Grade. His home was just walkable for me. We were't not very close in school even though we were in same class. It was a bit awkward when we see ...
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Teaching children how to fight back

I have a 8 year old boy and a 5 year old girl. I teach them that we don't start fights, we finish them. As long as they aren't the first to get physical I will defend them completely. I also explained ...
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I hate my child, what should I do?

That's a tough one, especially since you are at this point and this child is 3.5 years old. Personally, I don't believe you "hate" this child. But probably more over you are mentally done ...
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Is placing my child in the same class as a close cousin a bad idea?

When I was young, I had a cousin the same age, and one a year older that I went to school with. I don't remember if we had any classes together..... There were no issues.... it is quite common for ...
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How do you feed a picky eater?

I shall take you through what I do, this is a reasonably time consuming approach but i also have two ASD children (for a total of 7) so there are nine of us to feed each day. Plan a week's menu out ...
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Teaching children how to fight back

Bullies tend to have more experience with fighting than other kids. The advice your mother gave you might just get you beaten up worse, unless you have martial arts training. And that's probably the ...
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