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With the knowledge of hindsight, here would be my advice to my past self: Don't do it! Yes you will have to police phone-use 24/7. Be aware the phone may be hidden under a pillow, or under some clothes. This is extremely tiresome (for you) and a continual source of conflict. And it comes in addition to all the other bad-cop duties you already have as a ...


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This will be a guess, but from your description and the fact that it happens during a zoom class, I'm wondering if he might be hearing echoes of himself coming back from another participant's speaker? It can be incredibly difficult to speak when you hear a delayed echo of yourself, and it will often cause these prolongations or stutterings. There is even a ...


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I don't know how your twins spend their playing time but you should explain them the way that worked in my family. The main thing about cartoons is that is is drawing and it is far from reality on the sight, for movies and tv shows it is harder because even if it is displayed on a screen it looks like the news for exemple. For me the way is to try to ...


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I volunteer with young children regularly and have had to do research and training into child psychology as a result. Everything below should match the general conciseness from child psychologists about child sexuality, I'm sorry I don't have time to provide links to appropriate references though. As already said 'playing doctor' is a common behavior at ...


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The behavior you described is "learned"... meaning it isn't a natural development of them just playing together. I'd suggest talking to them to correct the behavior and then being very diligent about what they are exposed to. Kids will emulate what they see, and as a previous answer mentions, they see a lot! It sounds like you are already careful ...


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I'm inclined to agree with Joe that this probably isn't an area where your good intentions are likely to be well received. But in the event that you do proceed to raise the issue, or if it comes up anyway, I want to throw in that a lot of people with neuropsychiatric disorders (and this may already be obvious to you as you say you've got ADD yourself) feel ...


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As a parent who has had uncles/aunts/grandparents attempt to interfere in our handling of our childrens' healthcare, I can firmly say that you should not attempt to interfere here. Don't bring it up. Don't talk about it. Unless you are a specialist in the field, it is not your place to tell your friend what to do here. Parenting is not an exact science, ...


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At four, understanding the difference between reality and fiction is a work in progress. Research has shown that children may begin to learn that difference by four, using the context in which the information is presented to help differentiate between the two. However, this ability isn't fully developed by four. Each child is different here, and some will ...


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Children go through a developmental phase, around three or so, of asking "why". They do grow out of that - and four is a reasonable time to expect that - so it's not surprising your daughter stopped asking "why". Part of the reason for that phase is that they don't have the vocabulary to really say what they mean; what they mean is, let'...


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When someone mistakenly calls me something that isn't my name, I say, "Please call me [My Name]." If they ask why, I say, "Because it is my name." It works just about every time.


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