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

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Jan
13
comment How can I teach a child to keep trying after a failure?
A story might help a bit, although I suspect that we will have to show her in practice. Just explaining things will not make a difference, there no long-term view amongst kids this age. Her mum has tried to explain that she must try harder and study more, or she will end up in a boring shit-job, but that doesn't mean anything when you are 6-7 years old. :-)
Jan
13
comment How can I teach a child to keep trying after a failure?
I don't know if the teacher is good or not, and although switching schools is a possibility, but one of the last ones. The exercises I have seen are reasonable. Of course I think the school sucks, but I think all schools suck, and that rote learning is evil. But there is no option. Other schools will do the same.
Jan
10
comment Is the “cry it out” approach harmful?
Everey kid is different. I agree that it can't be a good thing to leave your child screaming. That doesn't mean that it is a bad thing, but it seems to me pretty obvious that any cry it out method is a last resort, when you just can't do anything else.
Jan
10
comment What are the key considerations when selecting a potty?
I don't think the music playing after do you do something counts as a stimuli that you act upon.
Jan
8
comment What are the key considerations when selecting a potty?
Ours is made in Latvia, and has rubber, but it's not very good. I might try roughening it up with sandpaper, that might make it better.
Jan
8
comment What are the key considerations when selecting a potty?
@PéterTörök: The point is that it plays music after you peed, to make peeing fun! And the more musical toys you have, the less repetitious they get as the kid has a choice... :-)
Jan
8
comment What are the key considerations when selecting a potty?
In fact, this is the second one of ours. I didn't say so, because I don't want to turn this into a shopping recommendation post. The edges is a bit sharp compared to the others I've seen, and it slides like it's on ice. But yes, it's the best one we've seen so far. IKEA's kids stuff generally rocks. Good list of other things to look for, though.
Jan
7
comment At what age can you leave the child in the bathtub?
I do have wireless phones, as most people today, so I clarified that part. I mean fetch the phone. Obviously I'd go back to the bathroom with the phone.
Dec
30
comment Should I stop teaching my toddler a second language if his exposure to it will be limited?
From what I gather, you teaching him English at such a young age is not likely to have many benefits as compared to doing it at say 3, 5 or maybe even 7 years of age. However, nobody claims it has any specific drawbacks either, and since you now have started, you should continue. However, kids will forget what you teach them at a young age, so if you stop speaking English to him, he is likely to forget the language. The basic skills in learning languages may very well persist.
Dec
30
comment How to teach the importance of being considerate?
Yes, I think it is much easier: Praise the child when it is being considerate. That's a tangible, direct gain.
Dec
29
comment Should I stop teaching my toddler a second language if his exposure to it will be limited?
@dave: And Matej Kovac is attempting to teach his child a second language which nobody in the family speaks. So yet again, this is a very different situation.
Dec
29
comment How do we help our toddler to sleep through the night?
No, she does not.
Dec
29
comment Should I stop teaching my toddler a second language if his exposure to it will be limited?
Note that being raise bilingual by native speakers is quite a different thing from being raised bilingual in non-native languages.
Dec
28
comment How do I discipline my 4 year old for not playing with schoolmates?
Aha. That makes more sense. You should clarify that I think.
Dec
28
comment How can we help my 7 year old quit sucking her thumb?
don't let her overcome the various tools. She'll fall asleep in the end.
Dec
28
comment How can we help my 7 year old quit sucking her thumb?
It's not really a dental concern at all, from my understanding. But it's like stopping smoking while you always a have a lit cigarette in your hand. :-)
Dec
28
comment How do I discipline my 4 year old for not playing with schoolmates?
I'm stumped too. You want to punish your child because they don't want to play with another kid when you want them to? I don't really get that.
Dec
15
comment How do we help our toddler to sleep through the night?
Night tremors? What's that?
Dec
6
comment How can we improve a trilingual toddler's basic language development?
@milesmeow: Experts generally agree that it is helpful if each person speaks only one language, yes. This can be tricky as it means each parent must understand the other parents language, which isn't the case for us, for example.
Nov
28
comment When do kids usually stop believing in Santa Claus?
@deworde: It's not like you have any concept of what is going on at that age. I do remember that I recognized my sister on the shoes. Probably wouldn't have mattered who it was. And who says mum expected it to to work more than once? The year after we probably went to grandma and grandpa, and there would have been more options. I think you assume a lot of weird things here. :-)