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    • loundytampa6 months ago

      Loved this, good read ... it’s going to take a lot of patience to let my child throw Cherrios because she is learning physics .

    • monstertuck7 months ago

      Having a four month old I find this is a great set of pointers. However, the one about seeing faces is tough in the time of Covid. Would love to introduce our child to more people, but a bit tough with masks and social distancing. I do love getting out with them though and seeing how excited and stimulated they are when they are around people in a safe setting.

      • jayvidya7 months ago

        Yeah number 6 made me a bit sad. My little guy is almost 2 and in the past year he hasn’t been able to hang with too many people other than his parents unfortunately. They’re resilient though, they’ll get through it!

    • TripleG
      Top reader this weekReading streakScout
      7 months ago

      Great rules and suggestions for stimulating growing brains.

      • Karenz
        7 months ago

        My kids always loved bedtime stories; now my grandkids do too. Our family’s primary fun is hanging out over a good meal and talking with each other. Listening is SO important, too. Little ones love being heard and understood.

    • EZ19697 months ago

      This is great - I'd love to see something that speaks to older kids as well in this same, direct fashion. Understanding why kids do what they do is enormously helpful.

    • Jim7 months ago

      Great.....Still unwrapping the Cheerios recommendation but all these concepts seem helpful.

    • joanne7 months ago

      I loved this .... loving and nurturing and fostering curiosity and language skills.

    • Pegeen
      Reading streakScoutScribe
      7 months ago

      I felt this was elegantly written, the analogies sound and meaningful. Truly one of the best on parenting I have read. Simple, direct and very affective if implemented.

    • Florian7 months ago

      I was worried that I’ll need to remember 7 difficult things. Turns out these points feel pretty much like common sense