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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"
Jun
23
comment How can I make noisy toys quieter?
I've used tape before but place it on the inside.
Jun
20
comment Is there any health risk from play-sand that's been left wet in its bags for a week?
For the record, mold grows on organic surfaces. Not sand.
Jun
19
comment Is there any health risk from play-sand that's been left wet in its bags for a week?
I guess you could do this, but kids play in sand and dirt all the time. Unless you're sanitizing the entire yard, cleaning the sand seems a bit pointless.
Jun
19
comment Is there any health risk from play-sand that's been left wet in its bags for a week?
Most sandy beaches get wet.
Jun
19
comment What are the steps parents of an introverted teenager can take to help him to socialize with girls?
There's a difference between being introverted and being shy. I think the question is asking more about being shy.
Jun
17
comment How to protect my children from cyber-bullying
That's a fair point. Online, that advice may make more sense.
Jun
17
comment How to protect my children from cyber-bullying
Ignoring it is not good advice for bullying. Yes, it's the advice that has always been given, but it's been shown that it's not good advice: csmonitor.com/Commentary/Opinion/2010/1012/…
Jun
16
comment How do I get my pre-teen to stop asking to watch a TV show/movie?
Only drawback is that once you both start watching, you'll be addicted. It really is a great show.
Jun
16
comment How do I get my pre-teen to stop asking to watch a TV show/movie?
Can you compromise and watch it with her?
Jun
16
answered Is it okay to listen to rap music with violence and swear words when you're with your 7 month old?
Jun
16
comment Is it okay to listen to rap music with violence and swear words when you're with your 7 month old?
@CristenB I'd agree with you (and though I'm no expert on the genre, I've read and seen interviews with artists that tend to use graphic language in their music who would actually also agree...it's not kids music)
Jun
16
comment Do we have a recourse against an anonymous parent making our child's life harder?
"desire to avoid extra work" = there's enough to notice those people regardless if it's public or private school.
Jun
16
comment Is it okay to listen to rap music with violence and swear words when you're with your 7 month old?
Are you concerned about rap music, or about vulgar and explicit language? The former is merely a genre of music. The latter is ultimately a personal call, though most parents would suggest that there are lots of things they'd rather not expose young children to.
Jun
15
comment Do we have a recourse against an anonymous parent making our child's life harder?
The typical solution is a lawyer. Not the most pleasant solution for you nor the school, but sometimes that's what it takes. It's typically legally required that schools make accommodations for students with needs like this. I do have to second Ben, though. Seems to be a very odd explanation from the school. It could be that the other parent has already had to jump through their own hoops and is now upset someone else is now 'getting away' with a more casual accommodation and the school is worried about a lawsuit coming from the other direction.
Jun
6
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Jun
4
comment Are there any concrete citations for the range of expected costs of raising a child?
But I have to agree with the others. If you're asking to see if you can afford it, the answer is: No. No one can afford it. But we all get by.