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

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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.
Feb
1
comment How do we raise our child with three languages?
Just a comment. Don't speak English "when we are all together". Speak Swedish to the baby. Always. Always. Always. Make sure everyone who knows Swedish always speaks Swedish to the baby. Speak English to your wife. If you need to say something to the baby that you also want your wife to understand, say it twice. Once to the baby, once to the wife. Keep this going until the child speaks Swedish reasonably well (so 3-5 years).
Feb
1
comment When is the age to start addressing/diagnosing speech impedements?
For older kids, like the 8 year old, please remember to tell him about the problem and show him the difference. I was sent to a speech therapist when I was around 7 (don't remember exactly), and a (now) humorous episode happened ending in me calling the therapist names, and getting thrown out. I had a lisp, but the only one who told me (this includes the therapist) was my older sister, so I assumed she was just teasing me. :-) At 12, some of my classmates told me, in a friendly factual manner. Then I listened to myself, and realized I did lisp. A couple of days later I didn't.
Jan
30
comment How to deal with others' children who do not respect my authority?
-1 There is some sort of assumption here that the correct way is to "retaliate". You shouldn't retaliate, illegal or not; that's not the right way to deal with the situation. I do agree that in the kindergarten you should discuss the situation with the staff.
Jan
30
comment How can we improve a trilingual toddler's basic language development?
Repetition is quite obviously necessary and helpful. We have finally figured out what we were doing wrong with the pointing, and that is that people would in general point to themselves when it was them. This confused her, as she thought she was supposed to point to herself. So while saying "Mamma", I would point at her mum, and her mum would point at herself. As a result, our daughter didn't know if she should point at her mum or herself. So while doing the pointing game, make sure nobody points to themselves. I'm sure many kids probably do get it, but it may confuse them.
Jan
27
comment Does pulling kids out of class for special help negatively influence them?
@morahhochman: Nobody needs to be pulled out, and as I mentioned, nobody got helped. The kids in the special maths class still sucked at maths, and my handwriting (which definitely needed help) still looks horrible, 35 years later. If a kid needs extra help, then he/she should be given exactly that: extra help. The special classes should not mean you get pulled from ordinary classes.
Jan
26
comment Vaccine reactions
This is medical advice, IMO, and is off topic. The answer is always: Call a doctor.
Jan
26
comment How can I teach a child to keep trying after a failure?
The increased one-on-one time for homework was what they ended up doing and it seems to have worked.
Jan
23
comment How can we improve a trilingual toddler's basic language development?
I seem to have trouble communicating this, even though I've stated it repeatedly: I'm not worried that anything is wrong. I'm asking how I can help the language development on it's path. The question in the topic is the question I am asking.
Jan
21
comment How can we improve a trilingual toddler's basic language development?
I try to only speak Swedish to my daughter.
Jan
21
comment How can we improve a trilingual toddler's basic language development?
Heh. I read the description, and my daughter fits all of the types at the same time. :-)
Jan
21
comment How can we improve a trilingual toddler's basic language development?
She does understand, and yes, Swedish, Polish, English.
Jan
20
comment How can we improve a trilingual toddler's basic language development?
When I wrote this I wasn't worrying. But at this point she still has trouble with mommy/daddy, and I'm starting to think we are doing something wrong. She are developing, and start to use words (sometimes made up by herself), but amid this, she still don't understand that I'm daddy and my wife is mommy. It's very strange to me. That said, I'm not asking if it is "normal". I'm asking for recommendations of what to do to help her.
Jan
20
comment At what age can you leave the child in the bathtub?
Good idea. But not an actual answer, though. :-)