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Apr
7
comment First keyboard: Qwerty or Dvorak?
@TorbenGundtofte-Bruun I was speaking more tongue-in-cheek than anything, but that said, Siri is certainly mainstream.
Apr
7
comment First keyboard: Qwerty or Dvorak?
Keyboards? That's so last century. Kids these days will be using gestures and voice and glasses for input.
Mar
22
comment Dealing with teens and pornography?
"it's your job to make it impossible" = that's an impossible job.
Mar
19
comment Enforcing minority languages at home
I believe you're making an assumption that there's "only so much room for language" in their heads and that English will get in the way of the others. That's not the case. Child minds are gigantic sponges. A 3rd language isn't any hindrance to the other two.
Mar
18
comment Should parents of young children set an example of socializing by using Facebook?
This reads like a troll post. (If it's not, my apologies, but in that case I'd point out: If you want to teach your children how to socialize, stop using Facebook)
Mar
13
comment Why do my parents start ridiculing me in front of my friends?
There's ridicule of who you are today and then there's "embarrassing stories of when you were a kid". The intent of each is quite different. The former is just being a jerk. The latter is just being a parent.
Mar
10
comment When should my multi-lingual child start kindergarten?
Umm...No Child Left Behind was George Bush's mandate--not that I'm entirely sure that NCLB has anything to do with your question.
Mar
10
comment How to deal with a teenage daughter who refuses to dress modestly
" else can we verify what she's wearing without having our other kids spy on her" = I think that's the key. You can't. Either you need to find compromise, or assume that she'll just keep on breaking your rule. Since you were asking more for our opinion, I'd say she's being a normal 15 year old girl in this day and age in terms of what she's wearing. You may want to take that into stronger consideration and see if there is compromise to be found. You want knee length, she wants no-length. Can you (literally) meet in the middle?
Mar
10
comment What's the right (average) age to transition from Duplo to Lego?
If they are out of choking stage, just get some LEGOs. If they start playing with them, then you know!
Feb
18
comment What exactly is the problem with the Television?
downvoter...care to comment?
Feb
14
comment At what age do teenagers begin to masturbate?
@Dariusz but, then again, neither is your friend Tommy's older brother's stash of magazines that we used back in the day. :) (But valid point...just be careful where you are going to seek the 'real' info online)
Feb
14
comment At what age do teenagers begin to masturbate?
I think it's pretty well established that puberty is a likely time to expect it.
Feb
13
comment How do I help a child overcome Severe difficulty with Task Initiation?
If it is ADD, which would be my first guess too, some coping skills that can help are: routine (stick to it as best you can) and task lists (such as a chalk board) to follow.
Feb
12
comment Is eating boogers a problem? (and how can I respond?)
If it was a problem, humanity would have been destroyed thousands of years ago. Also, if you have ever watched people stuck in rush hour traffic, you will notice that no, people don't grow out of it. :)
Feb
3
comment Our toddler boy likes to arrange his toy cars in a line. Is this normal?
No, not really. Most kids aren't nearly that organized.
Jan
29
comment Travelling with three little ones without a car
Are you asking if taking the bus is harder with 3 kids vs 2? I suppose it is...roughly 50% harder. I imagine the biggest hurdle would be going as a solo parent. Lots of 2-child strollers. Not many 3-child ones.
Jan
26
comment What's the process to select a School?
Definite +1 for checking the cafeteria. A frustratingly forgotten aspect of education in a lot of cases. We can from 'struggling' district that had a GREAT food program to a 'top tier' district that services the nastiest stuff.
Jan
26
comment What's the process to select a School?
"However, when you compare the school's current score to its scores from previous years you can see whether the school is improving and growing or whether it is faltering" = or you can tell how well the school has figured out how to 'teach to the test'. Sadly, these tests have become important as measuring tools, but what they measure is how well they can teach the kids how to pass these particular tests which isn't necessarily an indication of how well they are being educated in general.
Jan
22
comment How do I address a teacher humiliating my son by calling him a “tattletale”?
That's a terrible thing for a teacher to do.
Jan
6
comment Automatic dripping Milk feeder
I think it's called a hamster cage water bottle.