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Oct
27
comment What's the best way to extract baby snot?
We used to call the bulb thing the brain sucker based on the reaction kids have when you use it. As far as they know, they think you're sucking their brains out and will fight you to the death when they see it. That said, it works.
Oct
27
comment Are Ballet or Swimming lessons more suitable for our girl?
Simple solution: Sign her up for water ballet classes.
Oct
25
comment ADD Children and writing - tips, tricks?
Sure. Good point. The solution would likely help anyone with writing challenges.
Oct
24
comment How do I make sure I don't mix up identical twin newborns?
Invest in tattoos
Oct
24
comment Is bribing children with cash incentives a good idea?
"Bribery is a bad thing" -- but, it is how the world operates. So, I have to agree it's a bad thing to teach children, but am a bit torn over the reality that the world pretty much works that way. :)
Oct
24
comment Is bribing children with cash incentives a good idea?
Only if you are a free market capitalist
Oct
19
comment How can I help my child to stay still?
ah, good call, Chris! I may very well have read that wrong.
Oct
19
comment How can I help my child to stay still?
It's likely a bit early for a full diagnosis, for sure.
Oct
19
comment How should a parent react when their child comes out of the closet to them?
Well, just because a belief might be popular doesn't change it from being a flippant reaction. But regardless of it being flippant or seriously considered, I agree it's a counterproductive stance.
Oct
19
comment How should a parent react when their child comes out of the closet to them?
It's kind of flip for parents to state it's a sin and therefore wrong. While homosexuality may not be 'OK' for the parent, that doesn't change the answer in terms of how a good parent should react. They can certainly choose to be a bad parent, but few would agree they should be. I think you pretty much say that with your answer, and I think most would agree.
Oct
18
comment How can I help my child to stay still?
I certainly agree. As I mentioned, it's really just a different way of 'being'. It's only a disorder when one is forced to fit into the non ADD-mindset structure (which is what most schools need to be). Keep in mind that a lot of ADDers end up being artists, musicians, inventors and entrepreneurs. It can definitely be a asset. ;)
Oct
18
comment How should a parent react when their child comes out of the closet to them?
"Hatred is not a value, and your child is still your child." = +1 for that. Great advice in general for all sorts of situations a parent may run into. (I'd also +1 for "educate yourself"...yet more advice that would help society in general on so many levels)
Oct
18
comment How should a parent react when their child comes out of the closet to them?
"What if the goal is to get the child to reconsider?" = then they are being grossly inconsiderate of their child and are putting their arbitrary dogma above an understanding of human psychology, biology, and unconditional love. I know this is a heated social topic, but there really is a correct side of the fence to be on.
Oct
17
comment Is there any benefit to not responding immediately to a crying infant?
Teaching newborns patience? Do you also herd cats? ;)
Oct
17
comment How should a parent react when their child comes out of the closet to them?
They may not be a zealot, but will have either a) religious or b) socially conservative dogma engrained in their mindset. As parents, their reaction should be self-reflective and hopefully trigger a re-evaluation of their arbitrary beliefs pertaining to sexual orientation. Granted, what they SHOULD do is still not the norm, and lots of gay youth still have to deal with this struggle.
Oct
17
comment How should a parent react when their child comes out of the closet to them?
The answer to this depends on whether the parent is a loving, supportive parent or a religious zealot. Also...not sure what kind of professional opinion you'd be looking for. From a parenting expert professional, I think most would agree that you should love your child regardless if they are gay or not.
Oct
17
comment Is “hot saucing” bad parenting?
Any punishment you hope to have work on a subconscious level seems a bit oppressive.
Oct
13
comment Why would my 9 week old refuse to nurse from breast?
Perhaps talk to your local hospital. They may have people trained on it, if perhaps called something different.
Sep
29
comment Is there any scientific evidence in favor of co-sleeping with children?
For those that have lost, condolences. Note that many children have also died in cribs. So it's not indicative of one or the other. For those interested in co-sleeping, there are things called 'side car sleepers' that are designed for this where it's an add-on to the bed sized just for the child. This makes it less likely that an adult could roll over into it.
Sep
21
comment How do my wife and I stop our son from learning to swear from us?
ah, gotcha. Yes, I agree.