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Apr
10
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
10
comment I don't want to be a father
"I however have never been more miserably unhappy" = there's your answer right there.
Apr
1
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Mar
16
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
17
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
17
comment Consequences of smoking marijuana during pregnancy (especially first weeks)?
@barbecue hence the extremely strict HIPAA regulations.
Nov
30
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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
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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.