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Husband, Father, Catholic ... also a corporate IT stooge, just waiting for the scorn and ridicule to be heaped upon me.

Jan
23
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
9
answered How do I get my 5 year old under control?
Sep
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
13
comment how to tackle 6.5 years old misbehaving boy?
@Henry Our job is not to be liked, or loved, or to be their friend. Our job is to raise kids who are good citizens and good people. Respecting authority starts with respect for parental authority.
Jul
13
answered How much stool and urine production per day should be considered normal at what age?
Jul
13
comment how to tackle 6.5 years old misbehaving boy?
@WilliamGrobman I completely agree. Parenting is like sports, you get lots of attempts and you don't have to succeed on every attempt to be successful overall.
Jul
13
comment how to tackle 6.5 years old misbehaving boy?
Stop struggling ... BY TAKING CONTROL. Don't struggle .. succeed. It all starts with parental authority. I agree that parents can't control kids; that isn't the goal. The goal is that the kids controls themselves. When they don't, the parents act.
Jul
13
answered how to tackle 6.5 years old misbehaving boy?
May
31
awarded  Yearling
Mar
20
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
10
comment Why does my toddler cry when he's put to bed?
@erik Seriously .. "blank despair" after 5 minutes of crying? I think you are being a bit over-dramatic. Until you get a grip on reality, your kid is going to have you wrapped around his/her finger. Even an hour or two a night or crying for a week isn't going to scar the kid for life or destroy any hope of happiness.
Mar
5
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
10
comment What would be a effective way to explain pornography?
locounu .. why is "loose" pejorative? It is a reasonable word choice as the antonym of "restrictive" or "tight". I suggest you are being overly sensitive. What term would you suggest?
Dec
23
awarded  toddler
Oct
10
comment Do parents of teens need a locked liquor cabinet?
@Ape-inago I disagree with that approach, because then the kid is forced to lie to her friends. Further, you don't think that teenagers will test the locks?
Aug
3
comment What are some tips for making an international flight with a toddler?
@DaveClarke my sarcasm was obviously too subtle ...
Jul
20
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
13
answered Stomach crunches in the early stages of pregnancy?
Jun
12
comment How can I handle my toddler's bedtime-avoidance tricks?
The most important aspect is to NOT ACT FROM ANGER. You don't see people on Dr. Phil because they were spanked, but plenty whose Mom or Dad was "emotionally abusive."
Jun
12
comment How can I handle my toddler's bedtime-avoidance tricks?
Any punishment, in order to be effective, must be unpleasant. It must inflict discomfort of some kind in order to have an impact on future behavior. I don't see a difference between the physical discomfort and emotional discomfort, when both are given dispassionately and without anger.