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March 23, 2006

For the Parents

BrianB raises an interesting question regarding keeping one's child out of mischief with a straight face.

I don't know if my comment was accepted or not, but I think he's handling this the right way. All kids are going to explore and get into stuff they shouldn't. Keeping a straight face is the hard part, but I usually walk around the corner of the room and giggle into a pillow or something.

And Brian! When The Lad gets a bit older, try Play-Doh for the developing motor skills. That's what was recommended for my son when his fine motor skills weren't up to par. That and some lacing beads.

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Posted by Groovyvic at 09:52 AM | Comments (2) | TrackBack (0)


Thanks for the input. I don't know why the hell your comment doesn't show up.

You can bet I'm going to get the Lad into Play-do, Legos, etc. But it's not his fine motor skills (hand-eye-coordination, manipulation, etc.) that are behind, it's gross motorskills (crawling, standing, walking).

Posted by: Brian B at March 23, 2006 12:30 PM

My aunt used to make me cut pictures out of magazines. As a left-hander, I was all thumbs with scissors, especially the so-called left-hander scissors. Ugh. I never could use those left-handed scissors.

Posted by: junebee at March 23, 2006 02:35 PM