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I won't repeat the already existing, good, answers, but here are a few other options. Let them forget they're fighting you If a toddler has it in their mind to be contrary it's hard to get anything done with them; but luckily toddler's forget what they're doing pretty quickly. Sometimes just leaving the subject alone for a minute, while distracting them ...


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Here are a few more. Of course none of these work for every situation. Explain things ahead of time. At breakfast "We're going to the shops this morning.". Then later on "We're going to the shops in five minutes." This lets the child have some sense of a plan. Without it stuff just seems to happen at random, pulling them this way and that without warning. ...


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My daughter had retinopathy of prematurity due to being born almost 3 months early. She had laser surgery and has worn glasses her entire life. She's now 15 and doing fine eye-wise. She gets eye exams yearly now same as we do, and her prescription barely changes. Mostly it's not any different than anyone else wearing glasses. It's just more important to ...


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Patience in sleep training is critical. You're setting up a routine, and that takes a lot of time. My first note would be that sleep training at home is not necessarily related to sleep at nursery. My oldest was extremely difficult to train at home - we didn't have him really trained until more like 4 or 5 - but was the best napper at the nursery. They ...


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A few things that worked for us: There is one magic trick that was essential for us to survive this period. Say, and make sure they understand: "I will count to 10; when I am at 10, you will have on your trousers. One, two..." Cheer for them when they make it. Never ever make them fail; there is no backup plan, no consequence if they fail to be dressed. It ...


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The most important thing to remember for kids is it only works when they are having fun. As long as they are having fun they keep learning how to do puzzly kind of things. What you can do it buy slightly harder puzzles and see if they are still having just as much fun. At first you can help them getting started by handing them pieces that you can actually ...


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