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

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Apr
28
comment How do you discuss a controversial history topic with a child?
I have to admit I don't understand the question. What is controversial about oppression, slavery and totalitarian communism? It's evil and horrible, yes... but controversial? Did I miss something in history class here? :-)
Apr
28
comment How do you explain “Right” and “Left” politics to a child without bias?
Right and left does not exist. They are political oversimplifications designed to foster groupthink and an us-vs-them mentality. You can't explain it without bias, because if you even try you are biased. Your description is simply incorrect, the political spectrum can not be described as a straight line with left and right. I suspect that explaining politics without bias becomes much easier once you drop the left-to-right idea. :-) (And as such I think your description of the standpoints are incorrect too, but I'm biased. On a scale of left to right, I'm in the front).
Apr
25
comment What disorder is associated with social awkwardness, hugging, intelligence, and difficulty focusing?
@sjohnston: No it's not classified as a form of autism. It's an autism spectrum disorder, not "a form of autism". This is not about stigmatizing but about being correct.
Apr
25
comment What disorder is associated with social awkwardness, hugging, intelligence, and difficulty focusing?
+1 for Aspergers, -1 for calling it a form of autism. It's a "spectrum" from normal, via computer nerd to Aspergers to autism. The fact that there is not a clear line between Aspergers and autism does not make Aspergers a form of autism. If it is a form of anything, it's an extreme form of nerdiness. :-)
Apr
19
comment What features should I look for in an infant or toddler bath tub?
And what was that minus one for?
Apr
19
comment Everything my son draws is abstract. Is this a problem?
@HedgeMage: Legibly to whom? in any case: [Citation needed]. I could read at five, always read well and a lot, but my hand writing is ugly. I think you get cause and effect backwards. If you can't read well, then you will not be able to write well. But I don't think the opposite is true.
Apr
18
comment What features should I look for in an infant or toddler bath tub?
I know we shouldn't do shopping recommendations, but my experience is that IKEA's baby things are really good and dirt cheap.
Apr
18
comment Everything my son draws is abstract. Is this a problem?
Handwriting skills are seriously overrated.
Apr
17
comment Is it important to encourage children to experience historic events?
The Swedish crown princess got married recently. I couldn't care less, and completely fail to see how it's historical at all. The lingonberry chocolate was nice though.
Apr
16
comment What are some tips for making an international flight with a toddler?
Not all airlines allow the carseat, so ask first.
Apr
16
comment Is it important to encourage children to experience historic events?
Although I'm highly skeptical to calling a wedding a "historical event", you are otherwise right. So +1.
Apr
12
comment When is physical punishment appropriate?
You could have been taught that without resorting to violence. I understand that you are reluctant to change your opinion in the issue as that means both you and your parents have made a mistake in upbringing and that is something that is hard to admit as everyone wants to see both oneself and ones parents as near-perfect. But nobody is. You are simply wrong here. Spanking is at best pointless, at worst problematic. All research and all experts agree on this. Sorry.
Apr
12
comment How do you tell your child they are terrible at something?
It takes 10.000 hours of practice to get good. But I know I wouldn't have listened to that when I was nine. :-) wisdomgroup.com/report/10000_hours_of_practice dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1078842/…
Apr
11
comment How do you ensure proper nutrition for a child in a vegetarian or vegan household?
Nothing is difficult and complicated when you know what you are doing. ;-)
Apr
11
comment How should I react when my child is being teased at school?
@torbeng, @takk: I wouldn't call that a display of power in any way, but yes, teasing works less good if ignored, and ignoring it does take self-assurance.
Apr
11
comment How should I react when my child is being teased at school?
A display of power without condoning fighting? How exactly is that supposed to work?
Apr
10
comment When is physical punishment appropriate?
I voted to reopen it. It's badly formulated, but that should be improved, not closed. There are several good answers.
Apr
10
comment When is physical punishment appropriate?
No it is not a null argument. Yes, spanking change the outcome. That's the whole point. Not when it comes to respect, but other things. Physical punishment is bad for your kids. Have you even read any of the other answers here? The whole point is that physical punishment makes your kids aggressive and disobedient. In fact, it doesn't teach respect, it teaches fear, which is often thought to be the same thing but is quite opposite.
Apr
10
comment When is physical punishment appropriate?
I have a lot of respect for everyone, kids, adults, authority figures or not, until they prove that they don't deserve it. Bang goes that theory.
Apr
9
comment When is physical punishment appropriate?
It's true that confirmation bias is a problem with both sides of the argument when talking about anecdotal evidence. That's why science doesn't rely on anecdotal evidence. Actual research shows clearly that physical punishment doesn't help, if anything it makes it worse. It gives kids less respect for adults, more prone to violence and aggression, and increases behavioral problems.