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Teach by example. Talk to him about his emotions, as well as your own. "Are you sad that Mommy doesn't have time to play with you? I understand that, but she really needs to cook dinner now, she'll play with you later." "It looks like you're angry that you can't have candy. It's OK to be angry, but shouting won't help. You know you can have ...


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Young children often go through phases of fascination with random objects or phenomena. The fact that something flies is a pretty cool quirk or anomaly in the physical world they've come to know. My mom told the story of how when my eldest brother was a toddler, he would sometimes pull Kleenexes out of boxes for many minutes on end. With each Kleenex, a ...


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Its normal. He's trying to make sense of the world around him. This should be encouraged. If you google for "preschool science air" you will find some activities that you can do with him. For instance: This page shows how to link what a fan does with breathing, music and the wind. This page helps show how aircraft use the air to fly.


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According to an article in Science Daily, the ability to hop on one leg develops between 3 to 5 years of age, so your son should be close to the point where he can hop on both legs. There is still some time to develop this skill, and practice might help him get the hang of it, but since you mention that his left leg seems to lack strength compared to the ...


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I'm going to preface this answer to state that I think the physical issues you describe in your post are indicative of some sort of underlying mental issue that is beyond my scope and ability to address. You may need the services of a therapist, psychiatrist, etc. or whatever, but I just recommend you speak to someone about it with appropriate medical ...


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I think generally children take on how their parents behave. If the person, you or your wife, doesn't greet and chat with people from the class, he won't too. But my experience is that although my child doesn't do it in front of me, he is very "popular" in the class and talks to everyone like he is the class monitor according to the teacher. I ...


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