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Benchmarking Your Child’s Speech Development – Q&A with Jaime Kosinski, Speech & Language Pathologist

Benchmarking Your Child’s Speech Development...

Jaime Kosinski, Speech & Language Pathologist FunctionalFather.com is happy to feature a multi-part Q&A session on childhood speech development with a personal friend to the site, Jaime Kosinski, Speech & Language Pathologist.  The Q&A exchange was originally intended for a single posting, but the first question in the thread warranted a lengthy response and became an excellent resource on its own.  Here...
The Art of Toddler Negotiation

The Art of Toddler Negotiation...

At the time of this posting my daughter just turned 2 years old and she is fully embracing the “terrible 2″ phase. It’s almost like she was reading a magazine article written by another toddler that inspired her to begin consistently using the word “No”, refusing to eat or drink things that she normally loves, disobeying every command and reprimand given by her parents, and fighting like...
Thoughtful Dad: On the perils of being ‘cool’…

Thoughtful Dad: On the perils of being ‘cool...

Thoughtful Dad On the perils of being ‘cool’… A friend from childhood offered an observation a while back about the nature of being “cool.”  It went something like this. “Growing up we all realize, at some point, that our parents can’t really make us do anything,” he asserted. “True,” I said. “But tell me if you’ve noticed this,” he asked, leadingly.  “Doesn’t it seem like the cool kids...
Thoughtful Parenting

Thoughtful Parenting...

The thinking dad Unexamined parenting is not worth inflicting. There is a line, often quoted, that says something to the effect that parents only become good at their job about the time their kids have grown up.  Put another way, by the time they have become experienced, they are unemployed.  Moreover, I don’t think it matters whether we have one child or ten.  With each child we add another variable to the equation,...
Choosing Your Child’s Sports Team Allegiance

Choosing Your Child’s Sports Team Allegiance...

I am a die hard New York Yankees fan.  My wife is a die hard New York Mets fan.  Our kids will be…. When my wife and I were first dating the fact that we supported opposing baseball teams in New York was more of a cocktail joke than anything else.  Naturally, most Mets fans despise the Yankees for their greatness and pretension, and Yankees fans are condescendingly sympathetic with Mets fans and love to highlight...
To Send or Not to Send: Additional Pre-K or Kindergarten

To Send or Not to Send: Additional Pre-K or Kinder...

Recently my wife and I had a tough decision to make concerning our son. He was born right near the cut-off date for how our school district determines grade placement and we had an option – we could either send him to Kindergarten or keep him in Pre-K. We had so much information to consider – his Pre-K teachers had their recommendation (he should stay for another year), the school district weighed in, all...

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