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May
31
comment Does a newborn *need* some kind of cradle?
Soft rocking certainly helps a child sleep, but it's by no means a requirement.
May
22
comment What is an appropriate age to talk to you child about alcohol?
@MasonWheeler I think we're roughly on the same page.
May
21
comment What is an appropriate age to talk to you child about alcohol?
"Go ahead and scare him. Why not?" = because it's not necessarily scary, and once the child has their first beer and realized the world didn't end, they now may second guess a lot of what the parent had said. Instead, just be honest. Alcohol can cause a lot of problems for some people. But for a lot of people, it's not a problem at all.
May
20
comment Is it considered harmful in the longer run to frighten the child so that he behaves the way we want?
Making children scared of the police seems like a bad idea all around. That said, plenty of kids grow up fearing a god of some sorts--for better or worse, I guess.
May
2
comment What are the differences between a child who was born vaginally versus via caesarean section?
"delivery by caesarean section is simple" = a c-section, while common, is still major surgery. It's hardly 'simple'.
May
2
comment Preschooler can't sing, but sings anyway - loudly!
Whether he is or isn't ultimately talented at music, music lessons are still a great way to improve the brain. FWIW.
Apr
18
comment neighbour's Marijuana effects on infant
Also, have you talked to the neighbor? Perhaps you can come to an agreement that they won't partake in it during certain times of the day, or maybe moving to a different room further away from your baby's?
Apr
18
comment neighbour's Marijuana effects on infant
There have been some studies that show pot smoke is less harmful mainly due to there being less additives. But for an infant, smoke is smoke and not healthy for the child. Is there enough smoke coming in from an open window to cause problems? Hard to say.
Apr
17
comment neighbour's Marijuana effects on infant
The issue is 'second hand smoke' so I'd start there in your research. Whether tobacco or pot, it's the smoke that you need to worry about and, ideally, you don't expose infant lungs to second hand smoke.
Apr
14
comment At what age can a child be left alone in a parked car?
Asking 'what is acceptable' outside the legal definitions doesn't seem like a question that's going to have an agreed upon answer.
Apr
8
comment Pros and cons of C section (Cesarean) delivery?
Yes, you should be aware of all the potential side effects, both for this pregnancy and any future ones. This is really something you need to discuss with your doctor(s), however.
Apr
2
answered What is a good age to start taking your kids to the cinema?
Mar
31
comment What qualities should be looked in a bedding for an infant to prevent the crib deaths?
What benefit would placing plastic sheets in a crib have?
Mar
31
comment My wife wants a 4th baby, but I don't
"And what should we do if we cannot agree?" = get some marriage counseling.
Mar
19
comment Is it harmful to let a 4 month old baby eat an Easter peep?
Of course we can't possibly understand all the variables and details of this particular situation when we only have 3 sentences to work off of. But, in general, if a parent sees a friend doing things that they feel endangers the children, I think it's OK to be worried about that. What should they do based on that worry, however, is a whole other issue that we'd need a whole lot more details to be able to properly answer.
Mar
19
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Mar
19
comment Is it harmful to let a 4 month old baby eat an Easter peep?
@Chrys given that part of being friends is often looking after each other's children, I'd say one should be rather worried if they feel their friends are endangering their children. (Whether they should confront them about that is another debate...)
Mar
16
comment How do I tell my parents I'm no longer Christian?
"and your parents want what is best for you" = certainly not if they are willing to stop supporting their child based on their religious beliefs.
Mar
14
comment Can the council demand that a 16yo shares a bedroom with a 1yo?
@Shauna I can't tell by the question. Is it asking what the council's policy is, or are they asking us if a 16 year old and 1 year old should share a room.
Mar
14
comment Can the council demand that a 16yo shares a bedroom with a 1yo?
This sounds like a legal question...not a parenting question.