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Jan
23
comment How can I tell parents of a 1-year-old that they're doing it wrong?
If you're willing, I'd simply ask if they'd be OK with you helping with the 1 year old. There's a ton of other issues here (obviously) going on with the parents that you maybe don't have much hope in fixing, but if you can reach out to the one year old, at least the one year old has you.
Jan
22
comment Do babies who watch TV start speaking late?
TV is not good for babies, but it's impossible for us to tell you that is the issue here. You need to see your pediatrician and/or a pediatric speech pathologist.
Jan
22
comment How do I tell my mom that I am not Christian?
@clockwork-Muse I think that's a huge stretch to assume most Christians think other religions are bad. I'm sure many due, but certainly not anything close to 'most'. Also stating you will 'pray' for someone knowing they don't share your religion is just plain rude (if not insulting).
Jan
21
comment How do I tell my mom that I am not Christian?
Whether or not it creates tension does nothing to change the fact that the burden is on the parent here. Saying it as I suggest is about the least confrontational way to go about it.
Jan
21
answered How do you manage free time when you have kids?
Jan
21
answered How do I tell my mom that I am not Christian?
Jan
20
comment How do I tell my mom that I am not Christian?
It is really up to your parents. It's hard for us to say how to not upset your parents without understanding what your parents may or may not be upset with.
Jan
18
comment Should I expect a boy to ask me for permission for prom?
It'd be nice if he did, but I don't think that's the norm anymore. A bit of a relic from a few generations ago.
Jan
18
comment How do you manage free time when you have kids?
Being constantly stressed and without free time seems pretty 'normal' for dual-working parents of two small children. :/
Jan
17
comment Dad-to-be needs help finding a changing table
Not much use for a changing table after the diapers are done, though. Hence the decision to purchase something repurposable.
Jan
17
comment Just found out my daughter might be gay. Now what?
@defaultlocale the typical response is "so, tell me when you made the big life decision to be straight?"
Jan
17
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Jan
16
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Jan
16
answered Just found out my daughter might be gay. Now what?
Jan
16
comment Dad-to-be needs help finding a changing table
They're primary colors. They'll match any kids room! :) (I can see your wife's point. But maybe try to remind her that the kids furniture has a shelf life of maybe 2 years and then it's gone...)
Jan
16
answered Dad-to-be needs help finding a changing table
Jan
15
comment How can I teach my child about Christianity?
uh, yea, gotta second Charles. This is a spammer from the looks of it.
Jan
15
comment How can I teach my child about Christianity?
"I would like to teach my child about my religion" = at that point, it's really just a personal decision you'll have to make on your own.
Jan
4
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Jan
4
comment Credibly backing out of a condition for a reward
You know he is capable of 3-4 greens, so rather than 'backing out' maybe re-evaluate the requirement. Tell him for a few weeks you'll make it a bit easier at 3 greens a week. Then you can try 4.