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Can my 6 years old daughter be my business partner?

As others have said, the primary thing is that you make this a fun activity that the two of you do together, not a chore. That means that you will wind up doing the bulk of the actual work; do not ...
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What are some options for helping my child continue learning while schools are closed?

Khan Academy is a great resource for letting children learn math and science/technology at any age. It allows children to progress through different subjects, includes videos to teach them each ...
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How to approach a stubborn parent about a rule that is harming my studying

There is no reason not to speak to the neighbors, find out about their routine & figure something out that is reasonable & respects everyone involved. I have a neighbor whose teen is in a ...
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How to get toddler's mind off of a single topic (vehicles)

Welcome to having a toddler. Every toddler I've ever known has done this to some degree. For some it was vehicles, others was baby dolls, etc. And after a while, they all move to something else. ...
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What are some options for helping my child continue learning while schools are closed?

I would grasp the opportunity to teach them about things that they don't learn in school, or to teach them in a different way from the way they are taught in school. Perhaps look at family photos and ...
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What can I do to help my kid attain a high Intelligence?

https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/primer/traits/intelligence I think a loving, healthy home is an excellent foundation. As a special needs teacher, I can tell you that parents might not control how intelligent ...
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How to get toddler's mind off of a single topic (vehicles)

I’m going to address something that I think is perhaps in the background of your concerns. Between the ages of 2 and 5ish, my son would get fantastically obsessed with different things and it would ...
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How to help my antagonistic 10-year-old learn necessary skills when he doesn't want to participate in any classes?

Everyone learns in their own way. I love going to classes/seminars/workshops, but for a while I dated a guy who couldn't understand why I would do that, as he learned best on his own, reading through ...
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Is it harmful to try too much on a toddler?

can over-enthusiasm adversely affect a kid's learning process? As long as the kid has fun with it, it's totally fine and a VERY good thing to do. Kids that age WANT to stretch their brains, are ...
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How to help a teen that wants to learn productive skills, but has entertainment addiction?

I have experienced something similar to your son (although a lot milder I suspect), however I am a professional software engineer and in my very limited free time I make games. Something I've always ...
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Daughter not learning Spanish, not interested

Will they put her in a special disabled school, or will they make her repeat years until she gets spanish? I'm sympathetic to your concerns, but they made me chuckle. There was no such thing as ...
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How to keep the "Question asking" nature of your kid?

Just to complete Xander's answer, two very important factors imho: 1. Answer her questions ! Sometimes you may have other things to do, or it may seems too hard to explain why this or that in a ...
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Will a child understand what's wrong about asking for things costing money and then not wanting them, when you confiscate some of their money?

If he has a firm grasp on the concept of money, that one earns it from working, and to waste it is irresponsible, then I think the consequence you've chosen is fine. I would use the money to pay for ...
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What are some options for helping my child continue learning while schools are closed?

If the kids are allowed to take their textbooks home, it should be a simple matter to get emails from their teachers with lesson plans (all teachers have to have lesson plans in place.) Then just ave ...
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Can my 6 years old daughter be my business partner?

Can I buy second-hand toys, make them better with my 6.5 years old daughter and sell them for a higher price? Yes you can. But don't expect your daughter to be a true business partner. Make sure they ...
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Can my 6 years old daughter be my business partner?

My first reaction, child labor rules and protections. You may intent and plan to run this as fun and a teaching experience. But it comes close to child labor and if checked you may run into problem if ...
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My daughter doesn't want to do as instructed

To lead with: while it probably feels like this is extreme and impossible to deal with, we all deal with things that are not all that different as parents. Particularly if you're trying to parent in ...
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What age should I start my son in music lessons?

No, four years old is not too young to start violin. A few things to keep in mind: Finding the right teacher, one with experience teaching young kids and making music fun, is critical. The right ...
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Language learning app for a toddler

Linguists believe that kids require interaction to learn languages. Here's an interesting article about it: http://www.linguisticsociety.org/resource/faq-how-do-we-learn-language The first part is ...
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How to support a 7-year-old who is behind in school for reasons other than intellectual and learning disability?

The concern here is that the primary caretaker is unable/unwilling to have a focus on reading. It is great that you are committing to put in extra effort so that the kid catches up to his peers. Here ...
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How to keep the "Question asking" nature of your kid?

How can we keep up this (seemingly) natural interest in our environment? Model the behavior. Right now you have most of the answers, which is great, but not so great when teens start to reject your ...
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How to encourage a child to learn a distant language and culture?

You're right that bilingualism has numerous cognitive benefits, so it's a good idea to encourage your child to learn a second language. That said, I wouldn't dictate which language they learn. ...
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How to encourage 9 year old boy to start learning new skill

This is something we struggle with as well, at a similar age. What works best for us, though not perfectly, is rather than force him to do it, incent him to do it. Provide some reward for ...
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How to help a teen that wants to learn productive skills, but has entertainment addiction?

You describe a very problematic situation, not only because it is frustrating for your son and yourself, but because he is at risk of learning that wholesome success is unattainable for him (despite ...
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Fun statistics to record about one's own children

Photos and videos of the children. This is the easiest and the most obvious thing is to collect. Why do it systematically? (a) Parents do it anyways, (b) There is never enough of photos and videos for ...
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Fun statistics to record about one's own children

When my niece was a little girl, she used to say really interesting things in all situations. We thought that we'd never forget them. She grew up and it turned out that we do not really remember much ...
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How to keep the "Question asking" nature of your kid?

Already upvoted answers are great. I'd add that when you don't know the answer, tell your child "let's find out" and take your child with you to books or internet and look for the answer (images and ...
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How to keep the "Question asking" nature of your kid?

Remember that you can only steer her towards science, you can't know how her interests will develop till her teens. Until she's ready to make choices, you could firstly help her learn by example. ...
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