jamesTheProgrammer
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How do you evaluate yourself as a parent?
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Do you love your children? Do you give them your time? Do you prioritize on their behalf? Do you provide for them? Do you protect them? Do you teach them right from wrong? Do you model for them ...

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How do we get an 8-month-old back to sleeping in his crib?
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No silver bullet, but here is what my wife and I did years ago when our daughter had a problem much like this. It took about a week, but worked. The first night, we stayed next to the crib and ...

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How do we keep kindergartners entertained while camping?
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What a fun question. Take them for a hike, teach them to fish, try to capture fireflies, help them to make some scrammbled eggs, teach them to build a fire (with supervision), have them collect the ...

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How can we avoid tantrums over sweets and cakes?
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I would not try to reason with my toddler, nor would I give it to their tantrums. Remember, as a toddler, they are naturally going to push the proverbial envelop. Deal with the tantrums in a consist ...

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How to react when a child is in a dangerous situation which requires immediate reaction?
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An ounce of prevention is a pound of cure. An 18 month old requires a lot of monitoring so stay close and when your child engages in a dangerous behavior, speak sternly, using your best deep voice, ...

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How much time is too much time playing educational computer games?
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I think with any media product, its important to set up some boundaries as far as usage goes. IMHO, educational games would get a little more leeway, but still should have boundaries. Its a good ...

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Explaining the concept of underwear to our toddler
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One approach could be to buy her some undies with one of her favorite characters on them. If you know who that is, or ask her, then surprise her with the cool undies with the even cooler character on ...

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Is it okay to let a baby cry at bedtime?
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I think its fine to let the child cry, and its fine to pick the child up. It's really the parents choice. As long as the child is safe, there is no harm in letting them tire themselves out by crying....

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At what age should a child be introduced to the Television?
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This is a good question. It depends. IMHO, the later the better. The more time your child spends doing something other than watching TV the better. When our kids were younger, we could control it ...

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How to deal with a defiant, stubborn and abusive 5-year-old?
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First, you have my complete sympathy, sounds like a very difficult situation you are in. I am sorry. I would probably stop using spanking, since this is how he is acting out. I would remove pets ...

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How to teach a 2 year old to go on the toilet?
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Reward him when he goes in the potty. Whatever he likes, an activity, food, ice cream, whatever it is. Tell him each time he goes in the potty, he earns it. That should do it pretty quick.

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