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All those arctic unicorns you see there are dead by now thanks to poaching.

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trick yoy child
It can backfire, my wife and me asked the Dr in front of our 3 yo daughter how to make her eay more. The Dr said dont worry , she can it what she want and she know how much to eat. Know every time she dont want to eat , se days "dr P.. said...

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Hmmm....talking about how to trick 3 year olds will just make the public misunderstand economists even more. :)

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I have a three-year old and found the article interesting. I too find that framing a question differently can produce better results. If a certain behavior is both annoying and potentially harmful, then emphasize the harm aspect. However, those techniques that verge into outright lying make me very uncomfortable, even with my young son.

I think many parents are uncomfortable with their children crying under any circumstances. Having many younger siblings, I long ago became inured to crying, especially when it's used a form of manipulation. If my son needs to change his behavior, and he won't accept a reasonable explanation, then a time-out or simply removing him from the offending situation seem to work fine, albeit with a few tears that pass quickly. I think understanding that he won't always get his way improve his behavior in the long run, also.

The hard part for me is separating the areas where a child should be allowed to say no. Safety, bathtimes, and polite behavior in public are not negotiable. Certain other areas I let him have more control.

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I remember something ... my father saying "Don't do that" ... me doing ... a wack on the face ... and the feeling of doing it again gone...

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That Congleton article was worthless. Even the conclusions were vapid.

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That "how to trick your 3 year old" article reads like a TSA instruction manual or the 2001-2009 Republican Party platform.

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No mention of credit default swaps in the paper. This is a major component of the financial crisis. Why isn't it mentioned?

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Are narwhal skeptical about the existence of tuskless whales?

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