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The teacher erased 3 pages of my 5 year old's completed homework
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This teacher is carefully producing a future math-hater. I've worked with enough high school students to know. I've also worked with enough people in personal counseling to know that whether you ...

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How do you as teacher deal with children who like to hug you?
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Beware of cutting down the affection of youth. Bart Doe's suggestion is simple and likely workable: transition them into shaking hands instead. You could also do high fives, or fist bumps. I ...

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4 year old giving "bad advice" to his 16-month old sister
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Get him alone, get him receptive (be in communication with him and be willing to hear what he has to say), don't try this when he's defensive already or ignoring you or pretending you're not there or ...

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Bed time stories for a 6 year old boy
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I can't recommend Diana Wynne Jones highly enough. Her books are better than Harry Potter in so many ways and she has SUCH a prolific imagination—I have 32 books of hers on the shelf next to me, and ...

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Son chooses what my daughter chose then gets upset he doesn't get it
2 votes

The simple solution is buy two plates of each color. There may be times when your children will not be able to have what they desire. (Maybe. Philosophies differ on that.) This is not one of those ...

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Is a Rubik's cube an appropriate gift for a 15-month-old child?
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I would recommend a Rubik's Cube for a 15 month old if, and only if, the parent (or nanny or other constant companion) is able to easily solve the cube already. This is a slightly odd answer, but I ...

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