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How do I begin teaching someone English?

Posted in Babysitting on 24th June 2014

How do I begin teaching someone English?
One of my father’s friends from work is currently staying with us. He just moved here from Ecuador, and he has a small baby girl and a wife back there. He moved here to provide for them, and i really want to help him out, because his story inspires me. He’s doing anything in his power to provide for his daughter and his wife.

My question is: How can i begin teaching him English? What should be the first things i teach him, and where should i go from there?

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Answer by Trident
Teach him like you would teach a child, but of course treat him more seriously.

For Example: Point out things that are easy to say and are used in everyday life. Like “door” “walk” “sit” “him” “her”

I don’t have very good examples but hopefully you get the idea 😉

Whats the best way to acclimate a dog (2 yr.old toy fox terrier) to a new baby in the household??

Posted in Babysitting on 23rd June 2014

Whats the best way to acclimate a dog (2 yr.old toy fox terrier) to a new baby in the household??
We are getting ready to be new parents in October. We have a small terrier who is very well trained, but has never been around infants, although he does very well with children. We have been trying to get him used to the smell of baby powder/products and when we buy something for the baby, we let him sniff and explore it. Is there anything else we can do? We have already had to get rid of (sending him to live with relatives in Florida) our other dog because he is a big time barker, and very excitable, we don’t want to have to get rid of this one.

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Answer by rn_md
i guess you’re dong the right thing, letting the dog smell baby products so he can get accustomed to it. try bundling a crying doll in a blanket and carry it around the house, see what his reaction to it is. dont be scared if he starts barking, it’s just a new sound to him, but eventually he’ll get used to having a baby in the house. dogs are like that.

Answer by flydogs
Congrats on being (almost) parents, and kudos for not forgetting about your dog. I think that your dog’s good training will go a very long way towards helping him behave well with your new baby. You can also ease the transition by trying to take him someplace where he can meet people as often as you can. Ask for a sit-stay when he’s meeting people and make the whole experience very positive. I’ve had a great deal of success doing this outside of Safeway, since there’s a lot of new noises and smells and people to say hi to. The idea is to accustom him to all sorts of new things.

You will probably be spending a lot of time on the baby and consequently a bit less on the dog (although you still have a large commitment to his happiness and health), so get him used to this. Teach him that there are fun things to do alone, like solving Kong or Buster Cube treat toys, and that he will have time with you as well. If you don’t already have one, buy your dog a crate and train him to go inside. It will quickly become a quiet place of retreat for him that he can go when he has time alone. Stock it with treat toys, Nylabones, etc.

Hope this helps!

Answer by Dog_trainer
So glad you asked NOW rather than waiting until it was too late! You’ve already done a lot of good things like letting him smell the baby products. Now, start pretending you’ve already HAD the baby. Get one of those dolls that moves and cries. Put baby powder on it, wrap it in a blanket and carry it around. Let the dog sniff it – at first with the sound and movement off. Yes, he’ll know it’s not a real child but it will get him used to the idea. Correct him if he does anything rough, like tugging at the blanket or nipping the doll. Put some peanut butter on the doll’s hand and let the dog gently lick it off. Your child is going to be a walking smorgasbord very soon – better get him used to it now! Teach him to take food very gently from your own hands, so that he doesn’t accidentally nip the baby trying to snatch her cheerios.

Do some extra obedience training now – 15 minutes every day. “Sit” and “stay” and “don’t touch!” are really important. Make sure he gets a good long walk every day.

When the real baby comes, make it a pleasant experience for the dog. While you’re holding the baby, have someone else fuss over the dog and vice versa. This will help prevent jealousy. Keep the dog on a leash (even in the house) until you are confident about his behavior. Make sure you’re all getting plenty of exercise – take long walks with the dog and the baby carriage.

Be vigilant when the baby starts to crawl and walk. That changes the whole relationship. Make sure you don’t allow the toddler to torment the dog – he should have a safe place to go if he wants to be left alone. Many bites are the result of the child hurting the dog first. My personal belief is that NO dog should be left alone with a small child. Ever.

Answer by elaine p
i would ask a dog trainer about this so when the baby comes it won’t get jealous of the baby and will be it best friend.

boy or girl?

Posted in Babysitting on 20th June 2014

boy or girl?
my sister in law is pregnant with the second child. During the first pregnancy she didnt feel alot of sickness and he was a boy. Now she s experiencing far worse sickness all day long. Could it be a sign that its a girl?

P.S. In the family we all love girls hehe

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Answer by talisman
No, that’s just an old wives’ tale. Different genders don’t cause you to have different pregnancy symptoms. It’s just that all pregnancy’s are different

Answer by Velken
Nope. Each pregnancy is different. So don’t take certain symptoms as proof of the child’s sex. Just wait till the ultrasound.

Answer by ron
wait till scan you will find your answer.

Answer by mum_2_many
i dont think sickness plays apart in the gender, i have sickness 24/7 still (im over 22 weeks ) and if the scan was right I’m having a boy, i already have 4 children 3 girls 1 boy and all of their pregnancies were different
maybe she is having a girl though you never know……………

Answer by sngozig
when i had my girls omg i stayed sick. but the thing to ask is if her nose has swolen like it’s about to burst it is a girl. i noticed with my girls my nose swole up like gonzo but with my son i was just carrying the baby and dad suffered the sickness. cool huh

Answer by jivesucka
yeah it’s been scientifically proven that when you’re sick you are going to give birth to a girl, even when you’re not pregnant

Answer by lilyvix2
I never got sick with my boys…but with my daughter I was sick for six months. But I was told it didn’t matter. I did think though it was a girl, my pregnancy was alot different from the boys. Congrats

Answer by ♥sweetie♥
there are no symptoms of a ‘kid’s-sex’ since it’s not a sickness. the way ur sister in law feels is depending on the position of the baby. the first one was not “sitting” on her stomach and this one yes. 🙂
anyhow, wishing u a healthy baby girl, and good luck.

Answer by wantinganother
sickenss no sickness doesn’t matter with my first I was sick 24/7 9 months, and my second didn’t have morning sickness at all…. both boys…

only the big us can tell…

Answer by gostasia1
i don’t know but hopefully it is what she wants

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