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How is your child? Need your input.

I'm trying to educate our nanny on 4 yr old typical behavior and expectations. Would you mind answering the following questions?

How often does your 4-4.5 yrs old says "thank you" and "Please" without being reminded?
(choose one) -90-100% of the time -75% of the time -50% -25% -always needs to be reminded

How comfortable do you feel to bring your 4 year old to a 2-3 hrs dinner at a fancy restaurant? (medium noise level restaurant - not the completely quiet one)

How well does your 4 year old child share?
(choose one) -All the time, no problem -occasional fights or tears -my child does not share well

How does your 4 year old deal with a person she/he doesn't like?

How often does your 4 year old make a high-pitch noise or scream?

What is the average time outs per day do you have?

Thanks for your help.

 
Meachan

Asked by Meachan at 9:20 PM on Sep. 13, 2009 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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Answers (10)
  • he's almost 4.5..
    please/thank you...90%
    fancy restaurant-med. noise level--very comfortable, but we're hardly dining more than 1hr, maybe 1 .5hrs if the service is slow/busy
    sharing...occasional fights, but usually shares well (only child, but has attended daycare 2yrs, and is now in preschool..so its very minimal)
    he likes everyone-very personable, even if there's a conflict w/another child, they are over it quickly and resume playing.
    screaming..eh..at home, more than i'd like..but home is his home, its a safe-zone, and if nothing pressing is going on, i let him play as he likes..its usually an attention-getting act.

    timeouts..a couple times a week.
    thehairnazi

    Answer by thehairnazi at 9:28 PM on Sep. 13, 2009

  • How often does your 4-4.5 yrs old says "thank you" and "Please" without being reminded?
    (choose one) -90-100% of the time (he also says "excuse me" when appropriate)

    How comfortable do you feel to bring your 4 year old to a 2-3 hrs dinner at a fancy restaurant? (medium noise level restaurant - not the completely quiet one) Fairly comfortable. But only HIM. (not my other kids)

    How well does your 4 year old child share?
    (choose one) -All the time

    How does your 4 year old deal with a person she/he doesn't like? Walks away.

    How often does your 4 year old make a high-pitch noise or scream? "high-pitch" or "scream"...never unless scared.

    What is the average time outs per day do you have? 0 (seriously)
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:45 PM on Sep. 13, 2009

  • How often does your 4-4.5 yrs old says "thank you" and "Please" without being reminded?
    90-100% of the time

    How comfortable do you feel to bring your 4 year old to a 2-3 hrs dinner at a fancy restaurant?
    very comfortable

    How well does your 4 year old child share?
    athe time, no problem

    How does your 4 year old deal with a person she/he doesn't like?
    the only children my preschooler does not like are the bullies, she completely avoids them

    How often does your 4 year old make a high-pitch noise or scream?
    never, LOL

    What is the average time outs per day do you have?
    none, she has never needed a timeout
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:27 PM on Sep. 13, 2009

  • My son is 4 1/2

    How often does your 4-4.5 yrs old says "thank you" and "Please" without being reminded?
    (choose one) -90-100% of the time -75% of the time -50% -25% -always needs to be reminded

    95% of the time

    How comfortable do you feel to bring your 4 year old to a 2-3 hrs dinner at a fancy restaurant? (medium noise level restaurant - not the completely quiet one)

    i would feel totally comfortable.

    How well does your 4 year old child share?
    (choose one) -All the time, no problem -occasional fights or tears -my child does not share well

    Occasional fights and tears

    How does your 4 year old deal with a person she/he doesn't like?

    I have never met someone my child doesn't like! He is very outgoing and friendly

    How often does your 4 year old make a high-pitch noise or scream?

    1 a week maybe

    What is the average time outs per day do you
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:11 AM on Sep. 14, 2009

  • 3.5 yo says please thank you 90-100 percent of the time. Something I instilled in my kids young.

    dining out-depends on the day but after an hour she starts acting up. Also something we did from birth.

    sharing-occassional break downs

    generally avoids people she doesn't like

    high pitch noises or screams-during play everyday

    average timeouts- daily none about 1-2 a week
    pagirl71

    Answer by pagirl71 at 8:39 AM on Sep. 14, 2009

  • is this a professional nanny? If so why do you feel the need to educate her. And no two children are alike.
    pagirl71

    Answer by pagirl71 at 8:40 AM on Sep. 14, 2009

  • My DD is 3.5 but I'll answer anyways...


    1. 90-100% of the time



    2. We don't go fancy places haha... but I think 2-3 hours is quite long for a little one even at 4 or 4.5!


    3. occasional fights or tears


    4. Just stays away from them.


    5. VERY rarely!


    6. 1-2!

    Navymama

    Answer by Navymama at 8:46 AM on Sep. 14, 2009

  • How often does your 4-4.5 yrs old says "thank you" and "Please" without being reminded?
    (choose one) -90-100% of the time -75% of the time -50% -25% -always needs to be reminded

    90-100%

    How comfortable do you feel to bring your 4 year old to a 2-3 hrs dinner at a fancy restaurant?

    if it's been a "normal" day, then comfortable

    How well does your 4 year old child share?
    (choose one) -All the time, no problem -occasional fights or tears -my child does not share well

    no problem

    How does your 4 year old deal with a person she/he doesn't like?

    matter of factly - "she's not my friend"

    How often does your 4 year old make a high-pitch noise or scream?

    rarely/never?

    What is the average time outs per day do you have?

    1? Usually just 1-2/week

    missanc

    Answer by missanc at 9:21 AM on Sep. 14, 2009

  • My son just turned 4 a couple of days ago.

    He says please, thank you, and excuse me 100% of the time and likes to remind me if I don't e.g. he'll say "excuse you mummy" right after a sneeze before I have the chance to take a breath and if I don't say thank you for every little thing I get told off.

    Pretty comfortable taking him to restaurants. 3 hours might be pushing it though.

    No problems with sharing. If another kid wants to play with a toy he gives it up. I'm more worried about him being a total pushover than not being able to share.

    I can't think of anyone he doesn't like. He sometimes hides from strangers and he'll glare if another kid pushes him or something.

    Rarely seriously. When he screeches it's mostly to bug me and he rarely does it in public.

    Less than one time out per day. Maybe 3 times a week or so I have to send him to his room because he won't listen but usually redirection works fine.
    RhondaVeggie

    Answer by RhondaVeggie at 11:17 AM on Sep. 14, 2009

  • Please take this comment in the right spirit,if, you are trying to educate someone,that means you should know the answers to your questions. Also, I don't care how many replies you get to your survey, all children are different, and your child may not be like any of these children. The best thing you can do,tell the nanny what to expect of your child and no one else,when parents start comparing their kids with other children, it seems to put a limit on their own personality and growth. Thank you.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:55 PM on Sep. 14, 2009

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