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Apr
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comment I want to expose my 5-year-old daughter to boys and girls toys equally, but she just turned her nose up at Star Wars. What do I do?
@CreationEdge it all comes down to the adults that are influencing them, I guess. :)
Apr
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comment I want to expose my 5-year-old daughter to boys and girls toys equally, but she just turned her nose up at Star Wars. What do I do?
@CreationEdge I'd argue that what looks like boy vs. girls toys is purely an adult concept. Kids don't care. We mostly agree, we're just coming at it from slightly different perspectives.
Apr
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comment I want to expose my 5-year-old daughter to boys and girls toys equally, but she just turned her nose up at Star Wars. What do I do?
@CreationEdge There's a huge difference between 'not worrying' and 'passivity'. Actively expose your children to all, but don't worry one way or the other. Kids will be exposed to cultural forces regardless. Insisting that there are boy vs. girl toys will only emphasize that. You don't need to teach a child which toys to play with. They will choose themselves without any teaching on your part. Actively insisting a boy to play with a doll or a girl to play with a dump truck would be what will emphasize those cultural biases.
Apr
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comment 11 year old son searching for porn
@CreationEdge I can't say I've ever seen any legal case of child abuse stemming from a kid hunting out porn. Granted, it all depends on context and jurisdiction but I don't think the blanket statement "mom and dad can get in trouble if you do this" is at all a sincere thing to say to the child.
Apr
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comment 11 year old son searching for porn
@CreationEdge this is parenting.se. We parents have no time for that. :) (I kid, you make a very good point...please feel free to add your citations to the answer if you'd like).
Apr
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comment 11 year old son searching for porn
@CreationEdge yep, but that would have nothing to do with a teenage boy surfing the web.
Apr
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answered 11 year old son searching for porn
Apr
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comment 11 year old son searching for porn
Not everyone would agree about the 'wrongness' of porn. There are concerns with it, of course. Also, I don't see how you'd be in trouble. Kids watch porn. Always have. Always will. Like with a lot of vices in life, you may want to take an approach of educating rather than scaring.
Apr
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answered I want to expose my 5-year-old daughter to boys and girls toys equally, but she just turned her nose up at Star Wars. What do I do?
Apr
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comment I don't want to be a father
I think it's more important that a child's parents are happy and well adjusted than it is that they are together with each other. That doesn't mean one shouldn't try to make the relationship work, but they shouldn't also assume that is the one way to get through this.
Apr
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comment I don't want to be a father
"I however have never been more miserably unhappy" = there's your answer right there.
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Mar
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comment Is organic whole cow's milk better than “toddler milk” powder for a 1 year old?
Note that in many countries, the dairy industry also has a large lobbying interest as well. I'd have your doctor make the call rather than your poli-sci friends. :)
Jan
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comment Consequences of smoking marijuana during pregnancy (especially first weeks)?
@barbecue the only bit in that law that could be seen as a possible hole is the child abuse section. However, HIPAA violations are taken with huge seriousness in hospitals and clinics. Any Doctor deciding to report for any of those issues is risking serious reprimands from their employer. So while one could argue there's a chance in this particular situation, it's slim and I believe more hypothetical in most places.
Jan
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comment Consequences of smoking marijuana during pregnancy (especially first weeks)?
@barbecue hence the extremely strict HIPAA regulations.
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Oct
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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
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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
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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.