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Jul
5
comment Should I teach my kid how to lie?
Being a good liar encourages a career in sales.
Jun
29
comment When should I allow a child to swear?
Stating that people shouldn't have any reason to use language in the way they see fit is more of a subjective opinion. It's a valid opinion to have, but still purely subjective.
Jun
17
comment What are the best tv shows for a 3 year old
Impossible to answer what is 'best'. In general, TV isn't great for 3 year olds, but it sounds like you're plopping her in front of Nickelodeon and PBS Kids, and that seems as good as any.
Jun
12
comment How to fit 3 children car seats into the back of a car
A cursory search shows that Levitt's conclusion isn't necessarily shared by all researchers.
Jun
12
comment How to fit 3 children car seats into the back of a car
"So, what's the standard solution for this problem" = In the US, it's called a mini-van. Not the ideal solution for a lot of reasons, but does accomodate the car-seat issue. Regardless, I don't know where you live, but in the US a lot of Fire Departments will do car seat installs/inspections for you. Check with them to see if your car can even handle 3 seats properly.
Jun
10
comment Do children need hot meals twice a day?
I'd say 'hearty' is a highly subjective term and isn't based on nutritional needs as much as it is on the weather.
Jun
10
comment Do children need hot meals twice a day?
The temperature of the food isn't really the key thing to worry about.
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.
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.