I have twin daughters and they are both at different ends of the growth curve. They're 9. Léonie is 4'1" and Estelle is nearly 5'. One got the tall genes and the other the short ones. Both are perfectly proportional for their heights. Léonie is also a big eater - we have wondered if she didn't have hollow legs because we really don't know where she puts it I don't worry about it - we have a great variation in sizes in the family and, as long as our doc doesn't seem worried and as long as they're healthy their heights don't matter to me.View Thread
Honestly, if I were you I'd avoid giving him lectures on how to raise his children. He has his style and you have yours. He's doing nothing wrong - he just does things differently from you, that's all, whether it's cartoons in the morning (so he can have peace getting ready) or helping them pick out their clothes. And as for the shower - many families have no problem with nudity. You clearly are not comfortable with nudity but you don't have to participate.
Please, please stop interfering with his parenting style. I realize you've only just realized that things were like this but trying to dictate to someone how to raise their children can seriously damage, or even destroy, a relationship.View Thread
You can use conditioner at any age. Avoid the "specially for kids" brands - they're not so efficient as the adult ones and (according to a hairdresser friend) they are much more aggressive...View Thread
Any brand is safe. Most good hairdressers will tell you not to use children's hair products because they are actually much harsher than adults I've been using conditioner of my children's hair since they had enough hair to use it on (lol) - this has to do with the fact taht my hair is very fragile and I REALLY needed it when a child. I want to make sure that my children don't have to go throught what I went through for my hair.
So yes, go ahead and use whatever you find works best for them.View Thread
How about presenting kindergarten as a highly desirable place to be? So far you've tried to console her about kindergarten and she's probably thriving on the attention (if only you knew how many children do this you would worry a lot less - I promise). So now it's time to make kindergarten a great place - a place where she doesn't want to miss a minute, how lucky she is to go there, emphasizing how lucky she is to see her friends every day, etc. Just an idea off the top of my head.View Thread
Tell yourself that worrying changes nothing but wastes a lot of energy
Honestly, if he eats some things slowly but other things fast it kind of shows that there isn't much probability of a sensory problem. And let's face it, if he's eating slowly at least he's eating properly Too many kids bolt down their food. It takes about 20 minutes for your stomach to register that it's been fed so eating slowly is favourable to eating the right amount whereas boklting down food maeans there's a much greater intake before the stomach yells "STOP!".
Really, I wouldn't give this too much thought because if there was a major problem the speech teacher would have let you know.View Thread