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

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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. :-)
Nov
28
comment When do kids usually stop believing in Santa Claus?
@deworde: I suspect the choice was highly limited. It's not like I had a brother.
Nov
7
comment What is the best strategy for adjusting an toddler's sleep cycle during Daylight Savings?
This may not be possible for you, but you might want to consider not changing the cycle, and instead just changing the times you go to bed and get up. Then no-one has to adjust.
Nov
7
comment When and how should I teach my kids to touch-type?
Touch-typing was invented for typewriters. I do not "touch type", nor do I hunt and peck. I just type, and I type fast. I also find the positioning of the hands when touch typing awkward and unergonomic. So +1 for this, I don't see the need for learning to touch type. If you want to type fast, the qwerty keyboard is the wrong solution anyway.
Oct
18
comment How can we make parents more attractive than TV, video games, etc.?
And you have to have the energy to do all this.
Oct
18
comment How do we help our toddler to sleep through the night?
Status update: We are not all the way there yet, but what has worked is to make sure that you really stuff the kid with food during the day. For us this means that she doesn't want more of one thin, we switch to something else and she'll eat a bit more. She basically get three-course meals. :-) We give her more milk than she will drink when she goes to bed, less during the night, so she gets used to not stuffing herself in the night. With this we got her to sleep a through couple of nights (but visiting grandma over the weekend meant we had to start over).
Oct
5
comment Why use rice cereal as a first food?
That would mean raw food as everything else is processed in some form. Raw food is hard to digest, and not a good baby food. It would not only tend to give the baby stomach problems, it doesn't provide enough energy. Babies need a lot of energy.
Oct
4
comment Why use rice cereal as a first food?
What's unnatural with rice cereal?
Oct
2
comment Is “hot saucing” bad parenting?
Even if you want to teach your kid that "what goes around comes around " I don't see how lying to them would help you teach them that. Unless of course, those lies come back to you and punish you some way.
Aug
31
comment Should we switch from cloth to disposable diapers?
Which is why I said "probably". :-) Making a disposable diaper is likely to use a lot of chemicals compared to a bit of detergent. But I haven't done a full study, so I don't know for sure.
Aug
30
comment How can I help my pre-schooler to relax and fall asleep?
I also had this problem when I was a kid, and I would lie staring at the wall/ceiling for ages. For me, what I discovered worked, was just simple fantasizing, about pretty much anything. Being an astronaut, flying with Biggles, whatever. Don't know why it worked, but it's worth a try.
Aug
27
comment What age do you stop reading bedtime stories?
You don't have to do voices. I've never heard about Ready Freddy, but if the problem isn't the "out-loud" but that you simply find the stories themselves boring, then I can recommend Terry Pratchett's "Truckers", "Diggers" and "Wings". They are fun to read even for adults. Also, anything by Astrid Lindgren.
Aug
17
comment Are similar-sounding names a good choice for siblings?
@Torben: I'm pretty sure that these names would be used for teasing even if they had no siblings at all. :-)
Aug
17
comment Are similar-sounding names a good choice for siblings?
The things used for teasing, like names, are always just excuses for teasing, not actual causes.
Aug
16
comment How much direction does a preschooler need while doing crafts?
@Marie: It's obviously not meant literally. Geez. But yeah, what I mean with direction and what HedgeMage means are obviously different things, so I'll modify the answer to adjust. (My grandmas neighbors cattle followed directions in the form of a stick just fine, so I think we disagree on that, but whatever).
Aug
12
comment How do we help our toddler to sleep through the night?
So, we did that, no difference.
Aug
12
comment How do we help our toddler to sleep through the night?
@Swati: It made zero difference. I don't think she wakes up to pee, but it's a bit hard to know.
Aug
12
comment How do we help our toddler to sleep through the night?
This isn't an answer, it is a comment. But we tried moving her into her own room, it made absolutely no difference. There is no "Hungry baby" formula here.
Aug
12
comment How can I encourage my 13 month old to stand?
Although I agree with "not worrying" I want to say that I think it is important to create challenges for you child so he/she develops on all levels. Standing is one such. Encourage it, help her "train". On everything. :-)