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Quote: Originally Posted by Aubergine68 I always answered "S/he's very good at being a baby...." This is what I used too. Any follow-up questions ("Does s/he sleep through the night?") can be answered with "Eh, you know, s/he's a baby."
Quote: Originally Posted by sky*hawk gingerstar - thank you for that info on Miralax. I talked to my ped about it and he told me I should just make her sit on the potty at the same time every day to train her bowels. My son withheld for a long time--6 months until about 4 or so. It's funny, I was just talking with my husband last night about how hard it was on every member of the family. We had days/weeks when I just pulling my hair out. The...
My son started stuttering at around 3.5 years old. I did the wait-and-see approach, and the day he asked me to turn the CD player off because he couldn't get the /s/ of "skip to the next song" out was the day I called for an appointment. He started therapy at about 4 years 3 months, went twice a week for an academic year, and now at age 6.5 you'd never tell. One thing I would recommend doing now is to call around and see what kind of wait times there are to get...
Good advice above. I would add that an advantage of a year-long pass is that if on a certain day you have to leave after 5 minutes because museum-appropriate behavior just isn't in the cards, it won't be a waste of money. You can afford to be laid-back about it and just try again next week. Hardest thing about my toddlers in museums--more than hands to yourself--was they wanted to test the big echo-y spaces with their voices.
The Edgerton Science Center is in Aurora, close to Grand Island: http://www.edgerton.org/ I was there at the end of the summer. It really held the attention of my 6-year-old, and there was a lot for my almost-4-year-old to do too. The life-size game of Operation was a hit. The Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer, in Grand Island http://www.stuhrmuseum.org/ I haven't been there since I was a child, so I don't know how young-child-friendly it is, but it might be...
Quote: Originally Posted by Michigan Mama ...I told him if he did any pushing or hitting again, we would leave. So he pushed another kid (a baby, actually, maybe 16 mo.) a coulple minutes later. I apologized to the mom and told him we had to leave, but he didn't even react, really, was just like, OK. Not that I wanted him to be upset, but I wanted to see that his behavior wasn't ok. My little guy sounds similar to yours when he was that...
My son adores Calvin and Hobbes. The illustrations are so whimsical and and many of the storylines ring true to kids in this age group--the bully, for example. While I'm glad we discovered C&H at this time, it did introduce some words earlier than I would have liked (bimbo, for example), and some of the cartoons really are geared for older kids or grown-ups. I would advise previewing C&H to make sure it's a good fit.
We stopped using diapers cold turkey on his 3-and-a-half birthday (plenty of advance warning, of course). He's had a handful of accidents in the 3 years since, but then his issue has been less about learning to hold it in and more about letting it out (he can go a long time holding it!).
My 6-year-old son sounds like yours in some ways. One tool I pull out from time to time is a nonverbal cue, or "secret sign." Choose one simple message to convey--from the examples you gave, it sounds like "Listen to what your friend is telling you" or "settle down" or "count to 5 in your head" could be the message. Then establish the sign--touching your earlobe or chin or whatever. During a stress-free moment go over the secret sign with your son, and maybe review...
Definitely see what's playing at Film Streams, as a pp mentioned. The club that's next to it--http://www.theslowdown.com/--is such a great place to see live music, it's worth going to even if you're not familiar with who's on the schedule. Another fun live music venue is http://www.waitingroomlounge.com/, although it's a neighborhood called Benson that is farther from downtown. The Omaha Performing Arts calendar (https://www.omahaperformingarts.org/.../calendar.aspx)...
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