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What social skills must I teach my child to help him to meet my friends?

What social skills must I teach my child to help him to meet my friends?

Manners: Teach your child expected manners. Introductions, being polite. Your child should not be required to like your friends. You can teach him/her to say hello, make eye contact, shake hands, and then be free to go off and play or whatever is required in the situation. ...Read more

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Do walkers and jumpers help my baby learn to walk?

Do walkers and jumpers help my baby learn to walk?

No: Walkers and jumpers do not help a baby learn to walk. Walkers and jumpers are ok to use under adult supervision, and for less than 30-60 minutes at one time. They are not for keeping a toddler in, without supervision. Dangers include crashing into furniture corners, flipping over, falling down stairs, and sliding through the seat (possibly getting tangled up and possibly getting choked). ...Read more

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How can I teach my child the social skills necessary to make little friends?

How can I teach my child the social skills necessary to make little friends?

See below.: Children have to learn how to choose friends wisely. Parents can help young children learn how to make friends by teaching them concepts such as sharing, compassion, and conflict resolution and how to choose good friends and resist negative influences. Kids learn how to get along by watching other kids. ...Read more

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Will signing up my child for martial arts lessons give him more discipline?

Will signing up my child for martial arts lessons give him more discipline?

Absolutely!: I'm glad you posted this question...Having studied martial arts myself and having enrolled my son in the study as well. 'studying' imparts not only self-discipline but confidence and self esteem as well; and can be great in potentially dealing with "bullies". The only warning would be the demeanor of the sensei(or teacher); your child needs to 'fit' with him/her so meet with first and decide. ...Read more

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How do you teach kids proper ear care?

How do you teach kids proper ear care?

O-tips: I think one of the most important ideas that you can teach your children is that wax in the ear is healthy and should not be compulsively cleaned with instruments such as a q-tip. The use of q-tips is one of the most common causes of impacted wax and is not easy to remove unless it is softened with hydrogen peroxide. Wax is anti-bacterial and lubricates the skin of the outer ear canal. ...Read more

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Do violent video games hurt a child's ability to sleep?

Do violent video games hurt a child's ability to sleep?

Definitely could: Playing any sort of video games (or having screen time) before bed is likely to negatively impact sleep- these games make the brain "wake up" and its hard then to calm down to go to sleep. Violent games may cause the child to be have scary thoughts before bed and make it tough to fall asleep. ...Read more

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What outdoor games can help my kids get exercise?

You name it.: As long as they keep running, take your pick. Soccer, baseball, volleyball, football, basketball. Anything that is fun for them is a good choice. Is they love the activity, they'll stick with it. Find something that they'll love. ...Read more

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Do you know any good dvd's to teach me about cpr and helping a choking child?

Do you know any good dvd's to teach me about cpr and helping a choking child?

American Red Cross: Lots of good materials free on their website. You can probably bind videos on youtube as well but try to find one that references the arc or aha. ...Read more

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How to help autistic people learn appropriate behavior?

How to help autistic people learn appropriate behavior?

Multi-dimensional Rx: Autism manifests in various forms, probably has various causes, & is extremely complex to treat. Behavioral & social interventions are important, & increasingly psychoactive medications play an important role. These meds need be carefully selected & titrated for the individual, possibly addressing such features as anxiety, anger, mood, hyperactivity, etc. See a true expert& get the right rx. ...Read more

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How to potty train your challenged child?

How to potty train your challenged child?

You can't make him!!: First be sure your child is ready. Get a potty chair to practice. Ask your child to let you know when the diaper is wet or dirty. Set aside some time for the process, catch the child in the act of pooping, offer small rewards, never force a child but you can coax him/her gently.Never punish and have patience, it will happen. ...Read more

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How can I teach my children to eat heart smart?

How can I teach my children to eat heart smart?

Good nutrition: Healthy dietary habits begin in childhood, so it's great you are asking this question. The best way to teach healthy habits is for you to model them yourself. Eat lots of vegetables and fruit. Find creative ways to bring a variety of veggies into the diet. Don't allow any trans fats. Eat vegetarian meals frequently. Grow a garden and use your own veggies. Have your kids plan and cook meals. ...Read more

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Are computer games harmful to a child's development, or do they help train him for a future in computers?

Are computer games harmful to a child's development, or do they help train him for a future in computers?

Some are: Many computer games involve killing and maiming and seem to me to teach that violence is O.K. Others, like e.g. Snow boarding, teach dexterity and computer savvy. Like everything in life, it should be balanced by thoughtful restriction. I believe that the constant use of electronic gadgets is harming kids because it is surprisingly addictive. ...Read more

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When can my baby start to learn good table manners?

When can my baby start to learn good table manners?

9 months: Teach your child table manners once you transition to solids. If you dont stick to rules your child wont learn. Make it a pleasurable experience. ...Read more

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When will my child be able to learn another language?

As Soon As Possible: Babies and toddlers brains are programmed to learn language. Regardless of language or culture, all babies and toddlers intuitively pick up language in the first few years of life. During early childhood, the brain is primed to pick up on the distinct sounds of different languages. Exposing your child to a second language early in their life makes it much easier for them to learn it. ...Read more

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How do I discipline a child without yelling or punishing? Children often don't understand what we try to tell them...

Consequences : They will learn they need to listen and follow your rules if not doing so caused for them to lose something they truly like. ...Read more

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How can you train your child to love veggies and fruits?

Parenting: Show your child that you eat those items. Offer the items frequently. And do not child discipline your child if the items are not eaten. Also, do not force your child to eat them. If you eat healthy, your child will too. Don't expect them to, if you don't. ...Read more

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How can I learn to comfortably share responsibility with my baby's caregiver?

First...: ...When you ascertain that the caregiver is in fact worthy of trust. Second, when you start trusting yourself to still be important to your child even if the caregiver does some things better. ...Read more

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How do I help my child develop more skills in discipline when it comes to practicing piano?

Make it fun: At the beginning practice sessions should only be 10-15 min and you can work up to 30 min. You can even have multiple 10 min sessions a day. Pick out some fun music books with songs your child may recognize. Sit at the piano bench with your child. Don't force practice sessions. If your child isn't enjoying it talk with them- maybe there is another activity they would rather put energy into. ...Read more

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How can I help my child learn to read?

Practice letters: And read lots of books together. Let your child "read" the books as well. Make reading books part of the bedtime routine. Simple pattern recognition books with good illustrations often help kids learn to read because they can follow the pictures easily. ...Read more

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