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Feb
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comment ADD Children and writing - tips, tricks?
@balancedmama Fair enough, but my experience is that this approach must be taken in day-to-day life. One with ADD, just like every other "differently-abled" person, needs to learn how to operate in the world "as is". It is far too easy to forget that, wait/rely/yearn/search for "the fix," and never learn/teach how to cope.
Jan
10
comment Do toddlers need every size of shoe?
@dan No. The reality of clothing and shoe sizing is that the sizes are close and variable within brand and style. Plus, most kid shoes stretch and loosen as they wear, so the size 5 will effectively be a size 6.5 before it seems to be too small, at which point you would buy a size 8 anyway.
Dec
12
reviewed Approve How to teach a child to swallow pills?
Dec
12
reviewed Close My 2 year old is a bully!
Dec
12
comment how to tackle 6.5 years old misbehaving boy?
@Henry Congratulations, you destroyed the straw man that you created! How you got "servants or dogs" from my comment escapes me. Legitimate authority deserves respect. Parents are legitimate authority, as are teachers, police, and community leaders. Respect does not mean blind loyalty, or unquestioned obedience. It does means deference and recognition of authority. And we teach them to have that respect, initially by requiring that they respect us.
Nov
27
reviewed Close Why is my 6 day old newborn not pooping everyday
Nov
27
reviewed Leave Open At what age does co-sleeping become detrimental to a child?
Nov
27
reviewed Leave Open TV shows for toddlers that don't teach bad gender and race dynamics
Nov
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Nov
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reviewed Leave Open Dealing with an irresponsible 30 year old brother-in-law
Oct
2
answered Can eating fruit snacks cause behavior problems the next day?
Aug
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Aug
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Jul
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comment How much time is too much time playing educational computer games?
I have no idea whether Minecraft is or is not more effective in the abstract. My issue is that the kid interact with actual objects and/or people rather than with the screen. They will have plenty of time behind the screen when they are adults and work for a living.
May
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Mar
18
reviewed Edit Should parents of young children set an example of socializing by using Facebook?
Mar
18
revised Should parents of young children set an example of socializing by using Facebook?
Tiny edit, but it was in the review queue so....
Feb
25
comment How can you deal with tantrums without spanking?
@JeffAtwood Now it has been 3 years. How goes the parenting?