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Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:22 pm

Puppies and kittens, but what about children?

The best short article I read on the subject that I think every starting parent (or maybe planning to become one) should read. Parents especially, but grandparents? aunts and uncles? I’d say everyone should. It really is pretty great.

TODDLERS, MELTDOWNS AND BRAIN DEVELOPMENT: WHY PARENTS NEED TO DITCH TRADITIONAL DISCIPLINE

All are welcome to share their experiences, resources and other interesting fudge.

I have 2- and 5-year old girls.
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Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:56 pm

My little girl turns 2 on the 27th.
Just found out that she will be a big sister next year!
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Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:51 am

Congrats, man! My oldest became the big sister when she was 3 and 4 months. She was and still is an awesome big sister. I think the age difference worked out pretty great.
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Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:11 pm

Any pointers to good basic “learning to read” tools/resources?
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Sat Dec 14, 2019 6:48 pm

bubbie wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:11 pm
Any pointers to good basic “learning to read” tools/resources?
Yeah, let your kid see you and your wife reading a lot. That's the best way to get to almost ANY behavior you're trying to get to.
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Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:43 pm

Read to them constantly. Use your finger to follow each word as you go along.
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Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:11 pm

finneganm wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:43 pm
Read to them constantly. Use your finger to follow each word as you go along.
Just realized this thread will also be a good resource for how to work with x as well.
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Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:14 pm

Zing!

Also, Endless Reader is a great game
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bubbie wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:22 pm
The best short article I read on the subject that I think every starting parent (or maybe planning to become one) should read. Parents especially, but grandparents? aunts and uncles? I’d say everyone should. It really is pretty great.

TODDLERS, MELTDOWNS AND BRAIN DEVELOPMENT: WHY PARENTS NEED TO DITCH TRADITIONAL DISCIPLINE
Really hope ya don't pay too much mind to this kooky hippie with a strong financial motive (and apparently zero medical or child psychology training). There's already enough kids running around wreaking havoc on their parents and those around them thanks to the orange slices and participation trophy crowd. Sure ya don't want to ignore or punish kids for a tantrum that isn't injurious to those around them (duh), but to altogether ignore the benefits of rewards and occasional punishment (timeout) when necessary is absurd. Her absolutism and conflation is pretty epic tho. Wonder how much she's made from her "advice".
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Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:27 pm

My boy is 3 1/2 (he's a third, so we call him "Trip"), and we have another boy due in May.

ISO cool boy names. Science fiction connotations a plus...
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Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:13 pm

bubbie wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:11 pm
Any pointers to good basic “learning to read” tools/resources?
Enable closed caption on your tv for kids shows/movies.
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board games with letters helped us
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Everybody learns at a different rate/pace. Just be patient and don't get frustrated.
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Pull out because nobody uses rubbers or get tubes tied
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