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Oct
28
comment My 4 year old son always keeps something besides him when he sleeps. Is that normal?
I sleep with my iPhone. Constant fear of missing a pointless Facebook update...
Oct
28
comment How can you turn back the clock?
@Tiffany it's certainly a debatable concept, but many of us live in societies where striking another adult is considered criminal assault, so it's only natural that many would considering striking a child as a form of abuse. And while many of have at one time or another gotten to the point where we swatted a behind, we also shouldn't brush it off as just a 'different parenting style'.
Oct
1
comment What do you do to help an ADHD kid get along in the classroom or with school work better?
@Marc I'm certainly not blaming the teacher. And you are correct, all of this is easier said than done. As I stated, the education system, by necessity, isn't in a position to tailor curriculum on a per-student basis.
Sep
15
comment What are suggested way to deal with a “distracted” 6 year old?
Could be ADD. Could be normal 6 year old. Could be she's bored of the particular sports she plays. It could be a whole range of things. If it's a concern, start talking to some professionals that can maybe steer you in the right direction. Her pediatrician would be a good start.
Sep
5
comment How can my 7yo daugher increase her attention span in school?
That may depend on region. In the US, a diagnosis of ADD often requires the teacher's 'diagnosis'.
Sep
4
comment How do I tell my parents I'm no longer Christian?
@user3143 I think you're misunderstanding the context of the comment. I'm referring to the part that's talking purely about "what is best for you" being based on religious beliefs.
Sep
4
comment How do I tell my parents I'm no longer Christian?
@user3143 OK. Not sure what that has to do with the religion thing, though.
Sep
4
comment Daughter is 11 and really upset that she may be lesbian
There's bad people in any profession. And some are medical professionals. And some may over prescribe treatments. But be wary of brushing aside the benefits of medication when it helps.
Sep
4
comment 6 year old son gives money away (to parent, relatives, friends)
It may be an issue of having a different opinion as to what the value of money is. (Which, as a 6 year old, makes perfect sense)
Sep
4
comment 6 year old son gives money away (to parent, relatives, friends)
You should explain to him how miserable he will be in 50 years if he doesn't start saving now for retirement. But that's a pretty heavy load for a 6 year old. Let him have fun being generous with 10 bucks.
Sep
4
revised Paternity test or not
edited title
Aug
29
comment Daughter is 11 and really upset that she may be lesbian
Yes, this is the issue that needs addressing.
Aug
29
comment Daughter is 11 and really upset that she may be lesbian
You need to find out why she fears this first.
Aug
18
comment What is a fair way to punish a sibling who unintentionally erases another's Saved Game?
Anyways, 'unintentional' = accidental and rarely should a parent punish accidents.
Aug
18
comment What is a fair way to punish a sibling who unintentionally erases another's Saved Game?
My wife deleted our DVR one day. Instead of punishment, I realized it was a gift. I was no longer pulled towards having to finish watching all that TV.
Jul
26
comment “Secret” correspondence with a child
If parent 'A' wants to expose child 'B' to interesting and inspiring personalities, I'd suggest the biography section of the local library.
Jul
8
comment What to do if my new-born child urinated into own ear?
FWIW, 'normal' human urine isn't acidic. It's pH neutral.
Jul
7
comment What should I do about my pre-teen son messaging older girls he's never met?
"One day he is in the shower playing with his action figures" = I never tried that. Off too the shower!
Jun
23
comment Is it preferable to have “sex talks” vs “all the time education”?
"The Talk" is typically just part off that overall "sprinkling of information"