Iucounu
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Just found out my daughter might be gay. Now what?
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Being a lesbian, bisexual woman, or other is a sexual orientation, not a lifestyle. I wouldn't conclude just on the basis of what you've posted that your daughter is definitely a lesbian. However, ...

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teenage child with severe daily temper tantrums and whining
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It may be a medical issue, and I'd definitely follow up with more medical opinions. Another possibility is that she's simply spoiled rotten. By this I don't mean that you have necessarily over-...

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Will babies who start walking early, start talking late?
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No, there's nothing to that as far as I know. What I do know for sure: comparing your baby's milestones to others' at every turn will drive you crazy. Instead, realize that as long as your baby's ...

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Babbling - encourage babbling in 2 yo with glue ear?
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You should always encourage all attempts at vocalization that your child makes. Expressive verbal language delays may be due to hearing problems, developmental issues involving the mouth, tongue, ...

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Further correspondence from tooth fairy?
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(As a preliminary matter, we don't do Santa Claus, the tooth fairy, etc. in our house, but I don't see anything wrong with them.) Fostering myths about make-believe creatures like the tooth fairy is ...

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Mathematics concepts for older children and teens
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Piaget's developmental stage theory, despite its wide-ranging impact on education, is highly questionable today in many respects. His research methods were erroneous, and there is plenty of evidence ...

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How does one formally educate a gifted child without wrecking childhood?
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(I think that you have gotten some excellent answers from others, and am not trying to contend for "accepted answer". I thought some added information might be helpful.) Identification can be ...

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How to improve my 9yo child's short term memory
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It his highly questionable whether working memory training can yield long-lasting benefits at all. Note that training such as memorizing digits of pi may well (at least temporarily) increase ...

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saving uneaten dinner for breakfast?
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You should avoid turning eating into a power struggle. If you recycle the food for the next meal, don't threaten to do it; just do it. Sometimes children aren't hungry, which is fine-- you do not ...

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How to make a 3-year-old eat?
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I would simply wait for her to get hungry. Three hours is not so long for a child to wait to eat at that age; three year olds sometimes eat like sparrows in my experience, boys and girls alike. ...

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Teaching mathematics to young children
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I have never met a child of older age (say, 7 or older) who had learned to use a number line, and who required it to do any sort of addition. Besides chance meetings with children over the years, for ...

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Are there studies that have published the studied effects of PVC plastics on infants and children?
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Yes, there are many such studies. It would be hard for a layperson to synthesize the large amounts of research that have been done in this area, and I won't attempt to do so, since I wouldn't be able ...

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Is it reasonable/common for a daycare to show TV shows during the day?
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In my experience it is common, and even not uncommon to show movies during the day. I've seen this occur in both in-home daycares and larger establishments. The obvious benefit to the daycare or ...

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Credibly backing out of a condition for a reward
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There's no need to back out in any special way. The strategy isn't working, so just discontinue it. I would also not replace it with another attempt at bribery. Instead, maybe you could consider ...

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How do you ensure that the Internet is a helpful learning tool, rather than a crutch?
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I don't see a problem, because knowledge is not the same as information. If a piece of information is sought in a web or other electronic search, it can be likened to looking things up in books, ...

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Explaining Teen Pregnancy to Young Child
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You only have a problem because you've described sex inappropriately. It's not a hug, so when you described it as a hug, you naturally raised questions whenever your child sees or thinks about people ...

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What are the merits of teaching a child to type correctly at the expense of time practiced with handwriting?
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In my opinion, cursive is not necessary today. Arguments for teaching cursive that I have read include: That it is a holdover from a bygone era, when everything was more graceful and just better. I ...

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What would be a effective way to explain pornography?
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I would tackle it this way: Make sure that my children understand enough about sex to know that coitus serves a human reproductive function. Explain that sex is engaged in for non-reproductive ...

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