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Laura Davis posted a discussion

What to do about head-banging

My two-year-old is constantly banging his head on things when he gets upset. I don't get it. Why is he doing this and how do I stop it?My 18-month-old daughter will occasionally bang her head. I notice it most often when she is put into her crib at night when it's time for her to go to sleep. Our pediatrician said it was a way for her to comfort herself and to just keep an eye on the situation. He said as long as she does not harm herself, just to let her do it. However, it did get worse and we…See More
9 hours ago
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Apr 17
Laura Davis posted a discussion

Teaching an older kid cursive

We recently moved to a new city and state. Our son is in the fifth grade and doesn't know how to write in cursive. He can read it, but actually writing in cursive was taken out of the school curriculum a few years ago. It has been taught in the schools where we live now and the kids are really giving him a hard time. Most days, he comes home crying. How's the best way to handle this unfortunate situation? He doesn't want to get these kids in trouble because he'll be in school with them for a…See More
Apr 17
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Laura Davis posted a discussion

Take son to academic counselor

Our son is a sophomore in high school and makes pretty good grades. However, if he wants a big ticket item, we tell him he can get a job and pay for it or make a straight A report card. We're kinda hoping he'll get a part-time job. Instead, he makes the straight A's even though he has to wait on the item until after we see his grades. We were wondering if this “sometimes” good grade situation will be looked at by colleges and will it keep him out of the better universities?Most colleges will…See More
Apr 3
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Mar 28
Laura Davis posted a discussion

Alternatives for good behavior other than candy

When I go to the mall, I take my toddler in his stroller. I see other moms with their kids and constantly hear them bribe them with candy if they stay in the stroller and stop whining or whatever. I was wondering if it was too terribly bad to actually offer candy for good behavior if they only have it once or twice a week?This is called positive reinforcement. For good behavior, they get a reward. It should be fine if your son only gets candy once a week. - Rob Cruzen in Wildwood, MOFROM…See More
Mar 24




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