My six-year-old son asked me a question I'm stumped by (one of many). He asked "Why are there different colors?" I half-attempted an explanation about light wavelengths and light reflecting off surfaces and soon realized I was a) over his head and b) over my own head. How would you explain the concept of color--of what color really is--to a six-year-old? Obviously very simple language is needed here.
My son is being kind of sort of bullied at pre-school and I want to know what--if anything--I can or should do about it. [more inside]
At times my 3-year-old son deliberately misbehaves. Do I double down on the discipline, or shrug it off? [more inside]
Movies that I can watch with my two-and-a-half year old, that both of us can enjoy? [more inside]
My 16-month old loves when I sing "The Itsy Bitsy Spider" and he will mimic the hand movements. What are some other songs or activities I can do that involves this kind of interaction? [more inside]
My 10-month-old son is often entranced by the TV. Should I bar him from watching at all? [more inside]