Greg Szimonisz

Los Angeles, CA United States

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We have a fantastic three year old son and am here to get ideas for raising the best person I can.

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Preston is already able to challenge us verbally and remembers everything he hears. So we are on our toes. But it is very fun.

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Your diet consists of chiefly bread crust with peanut butter, and cold macaroni and cheese. And beer when possible.

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I taught my son in steps. I started encouraging him at 2 -3 years old to introduce himself to kids on the playground. At first I would walk up to children with him, holding his hand, so he was comfortable. I'd be the match maker and say "This is Preston. Would you like to play with him?" More often they would, if not, we'd say thank you and find another playmate. After making a few new friends, he began to understand the payoff for putting himself out there. As he grew, I'd still hold his hand but tell him exactly what to say, and he'd shyly say it. Once he realized that the occasional rejection wasn't such a big deal, he lost his fear. He's five now and will run into almost any crowd and try to make friends (though bigger kids are still intimidating). I've seen him rejected sometimes and I feel a twinge of agony, but it doesn't seem to bother him, because he's also had plenty of successes along the way, so he just moves on. I was shy as a kid so it's pretty heartwarming to see his progress.

October 10, 2018

We had an awesome plush "baby pen" that we let our son play in, surrounded by his favorite toys and it provided a lot of entertainment that didn't require us to be directly next to the toddler at all times.

July 31, 2018

Yes, it does it make more fun I think.

July 31, 2018

That's all my son will eat...i can't even look at a chicken at this point. He did however start liking breaded fish, so we've found a couple of decent frozen ones, and also buy some cod and fry in panko.

December 13, 2016

We like to have German pancakes with lemon and powdered sugar. It's really fun to bake it in a skillet and it actually reheats nicely, so you could do it the day before, then add the lemon juice and powdered sugar on the morning of. There are a few good recipes out there varying in complication - here's an easier one: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/36900/german-pancakes-ii/

December 13, 2016

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Went on a tour and was pretty impressed by the facility and the owner / operator. The waiting list was long (and so we never actually attended). Get signed up now!

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I taught my son in steps. I started encouraging him at 2 -3 years old to introduce himself to kids on the playground. At first I would walk up to children with him, holding his hand, so he was comfortable. I'd be the match maker and say "This is Preston. Would you like to play with him?" More often they would, if not, we'd say thank you and find another playmate. After making a few new friends, he began to understand the payoff for putting himself out there. As he grew, I'd still hold his hand but tell him exactly what to say, and he'd shyly say it. Once he realized that the occasional rejection wasn't such a big deal, he lost his fear. He's five now and will run into almost any crowd and try to make friends (though bigger kids are still intimidating). I've seen him rejected sometimes and I feel a twinge of agony, but it doesn't seem to bother him, because he's also had plenty of successes along the way, so he just moves on. I was shy as a kid so it's pretty heartwarming to see his progress.

October 10, 2018

We had an awesome plush "baby pen" that we let our son play in, surrounded by his favorite toys and it provided a lot of entertainment that didn't require us to be directly next to the toddler at all times.

July 31, 2018

That's all my son will eat...i can't even look at a chicken at this point. He did however start liking breaded fish, so we've found a couple of decent frozen ones, and also buy some cod and fry in panko.

December 13, 2016

We like to have German pancakes with lemon and powdered sugar. It's really fun to bake it in a skillet and it actually reheats nicely, so you could do it the day before, then add the lemon juice and powdered sugar on the morning of. There are a few good recipes out there varying in complication - here's an easier one: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/36900/german-pancakes-ii/

December 13, 2016

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