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We're fortunate to have somewhat older children, who need only short attention bursts followed by longer periods of working independently. However, with a 14 month old, you're not going to get that! What several couples that I work with have done is split the time of the day up between them. For example, one couple who both work at my office and have a ...


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To add to Joe's excellent answer: One option I occasionally found helpful is what I'd call babysitting by video chat (or video conference). In our case, there are many people who have free time to look after children, but who cannot do so in person, because of the contact restrictions in place - grandparents in particular. In that situation, a video chat ...


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My husband and I work at home and have a two year old. We Have found the following to work really well for us. Setup a safe play area. We have a play area right by our office that is completely childproof and as large as we can make it in the space. Our daughter is happy to play here by herself. Depending on the day it can be between 30 min or 1.5 hours (...


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Not sure if it will work for a 14-month-old, but a 2.5-year-old can already learn to play themselves for 1-2 hours at a time without disturbing the parent. I've used this for extending the time I have available for work, as I've been combining working from home with childcare for about a year now. Of course you'll still need some alternating with the other ...


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In addition to the great answers already given and from the perspective of a single parent of a very energetic and active 23 month old. I think its really important to talk to your employer/boss (assuming of course that you aren't self employed) as to the impact this is currently having on the amount of work you are able to actually do and or disruptions ...


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It's almost certainly just experimentation. My son did the same thing at similar age, experimenting with letting drinks or chewed food fall out of his slack mouth, or holding milk in and swishing it around a while before either swallowing or dribbling it out. He would either act as if he didn't notice it was happening, or take a sneaky look at me to see my ...


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You seem to view this as a specific characteristic of the English language. I'm not familiar with your native language in particular, so I may be wrong, but I expect you have this view precisely because English is not your native language. I don't know of a language where the words are spoken in complete isolation - spaced out by pauses to the extent that ...


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Intense, short-lived random fears seem to be a pretty normal thing among toddlers. My son is almost 3, and already developed and then mostly overcome fears of bathing, thunder, the vacuum cleaner, bugs, and dog paws (the paws specifically, not even dogs in general!) Some of these are obviously related to loud noises, which is one of the most common toddler ...


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This is a follow up to Joe's answer, which presents a concept of talking about the colors, not quizzing. This is how I used that concept. My two and a half year old was having a hard time with colors. Our day care teacher said all the other kids had mastered them but he hadn't. We started working with him, quizzing him, and rewarding correct answers. A ...


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If it were me i would want to know that i had a child...also your child has the right to know who his real father is. It is better to have 2 loving fathers in his life then finding out years form now that you knowingly lied to him and kept his father away from him... If you tell it now it will probably end up fine, wait to long and he might never trust you ...


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Presumably you use "eyes" in many other constructions: my eyes, your eyes, her eyes, his eyes, their eyes, mama's eyes, papa's eyes, etc. From this, children will automatically be able to deduce the word boundaries. So just speak normally.


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You could try putting a small snack on a mat, on the other end of the couch. Then next time slide the mat onto the floor and put a snack on the mat (the them to is clean and safe). Then make a trailer of snacks off the mat on to the floor as a trail around the room. Greed beats fear in this case.


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