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Python 3 developer and entrepreneur, author of Porting to Python 3.

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May
15
comment How can I get my 12-month baby to sleep in her bed?
I edited this to get rid of the irrelevant (and frankly quite belittling) argumentative part, and kept the recommendation, which is good. That way I avoid having to downvote it and can upvote it instead.
May
15
comment What is the best way to transition from away from co-sleeping
"He can be sleeping in his bed next to yours" - In which case he is NOT sleeping in your bed. "he can be sleeping in his bed with a gap between his and yours" - in which case he is NOT sleeping in your bed. "should I continue?" - If you like. But yes, if the kid accepts sleeping in the same room as a substitute, that's good, but it is still not in your bed.
Oct
10
comment What are the key considerations when selecting a potty?
Changing to this as selected best answer, because this is exactly our experience. You could probably superglue some weights to the bottom of it to fix the "sticky-flaw".
Oct
10
comment What are the key considerations when selecting a potty?
Late comment with more experience: Yes, it's a good idea once that kid get's close to three years or so. At less than two it wasn't a hit.
Sep
16
comment What home-safety aspects should new parents consider?
@Hilmar Things may be fool-proof, but they can never be kid-proof. They can only buy you extra time to react. Door stops will not prevent kids from removing the stops. Plugs in your non-safe sockets will not prevent the kid from removing the plugs. And a child barrier will not prevent the child from climbing over or opening it. It just means it takes longer, so you have an extra chance to prevent the accident.
Apr
21
comment How do we help our toddler to sleep through the night?
@MrsPea: See above. Basically we made sure that she ate a lot during the day.
Mar
19
comment How can I get my 12-month baby to sleep in her bed?
No one left anyone or anywhere. It's still the same room. Also, the question explicitly says "But our baby is not old enough to understand what you say".
Jan
18
comment Can fraternal twins develop their own “language”?
I can however say that you don't need twins for this. My daughter (soon three) has developed a whole set of words with unknown origins. She says "dlang" for round, counts "mooneh", "te" instead of "ett", "två" (Swedish) or "ras", "dva" (Polish), and also use words we haven't figured out what she means yet. She even resists trying to learn the "proper" words. I have no doubt that if we had twins there would be much more of this.
Jan
18
comment Can fraternal twins develop their own “language”?
They do however just sat "dadadadadadada" which hardly can be construed as a "language".
Dec
9
comment Teaching K and G sounds
I make gingerbread cookies yesterday. Will try with Swedish "kaka" a lot over the next day and see if she gets how to say "k". :-)
Nov
19
comment What are the pros and cons of school-aged adopted children taking their adoptive parents' name?
And by changing the name they might feel that you are forcing them and that you are severing their links to their earlier life. So it's not that easy.
Nov
19
comment What are the pros and cons of school-aged adopted children taking their adoptive parents' name?
@balancedmama: You made this comment to the poster on an answer, not on the question. You probably want to move it.
Apr
19
comment How can I get my strong-willed daughter to stop being so lazy when it comes to chores?
My personal experience, which does not stretch to anyone being 8 except me, is that chores become a chore when forced to do them, but that they become less of a chore when you get praised for doing them well. Hence nagging or punishing isn't likely to work, since they are a part of why it's a chore in the first place. Now, what to do about it, I don't know...
Apr
19
comment How can I get my 2.5 year old to sleep on his own?
Between 8pm and 9pm sounds reasonable, assuming he gets up at 6am-7am and sleeps an upwards two hours during the day. That's what our daughter does. But 2hours on that means he doesn't fall asleep until 11pm, and that's very late unless he sleeps to 9am.
Feb
28
comment Nightowl at 5 years old. Any way of dealing with it?
Does he has a chance for a nap during the day? If so, and he still doesn't nap, he probably gets enough sleep.
Feb
28
comment Is an expensive stroller worth it?
I looked more closely at a Bugaboo now when being in Sweden (they are unusual in Poland as they are so expensive) and the bassinet in that is also decently big. I agree that a good quality travel system can be a good choice, if expensive. It is still going to be as expensive (or more) as a separate good quality pram + good quality stroller, but it takes less storage space, which can be an important issue.
Feb
27
comment What are the key considerations when selecting a potty?
I would not also want to mention the BabyBjörn potty and potty-chair. They fulfill all the points you show above, but compared to the IKEA one it has more rounded corners, narrower bowl and a bigger seat area, probably making it much more comfortable to sit on. These things are likely not very important for most kids, but they are for mine. It is of course also more expensive, so it's not a shopping recommendation. ;-) babybjorn.com/products/bathroom
Feb
19
comment How do we raise our child with three languages?
This is the general advice from professionals, and it has been borne out in my personal experience as well. I don't know if there are any studies on it. The baby will have trouble in separating the languages, and this becomes much easier if you are consistent. Then the baby will understand that you speak Swedish to dad and Italian to mum. The general recommendation is for one person to use only one language, but that's impossible in your (and my) case.
Feb
15
comment What are some effective strategies that I can take to get my first grade child in the highest quality teacher's classroom?
This is completely different in different countries and can even differ within states, and can therefore not be answered. You'll have to ask your local administration.
Feb
1
comment Which skills are best learned while very young?
Hos to deal with difficult people, group work etc can easily be learnt later. As a reclusive bookish kid, I didn't really get good at this until I did my military service. :-) Kindness and sportsmanship I may benefit from being learned early. And Empathy, definitely.