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Functional analyst, working in Belgium. Happy to help, happy to learn.

29/04/2011: Yearling badge! I visited this site 353/365 days, but never 100 days in a row ;)

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Jul
17
comment How to protect my children from cyber-bullying
Are we really still dispensing the "don't talk to strangers" advice? Most kidnappings happen by known people, and the negative effects on self confidence may outweigh the "not talking to someone will make them not kidnap you" chance.
Jul
12
awarded  Popular Question
May
21
comment Is it a good approach to have a policy of apologizing for yelling at a kid?
"Children are human" Exactly. If you wouldn't do it to a fellow adult, you probably should not do it to a child. Same goes for eg. spanking.
May
20
awarded  Nice Question
Feb
21
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Nov
14
comment How can I keep my newborn baby warm during nappy change?
About the wipe warmer: our baby wipes are reusable (just as our diapers are). They are pieces of cloth, you use a little water to get them wet. Using warm water is indeed a great difference in comfort, both for parent and baby.
Jun
17
awarded  Notable Question
Jan
3
awarded  Excavator
Jan
3
comment How to get a child to stop pretending to choke on foods he doesn't want to eat?
Please have a trained person explain the Heimlich before trying it on people yourself - you're likely to break ribs or worse, and usually there are things you should try before resorting to a Heimlich maneuver - it is a last resort, when the other option is death by suffocation. It is really not meant as a plaything.
Jan
3
comment Are cloth diapers really more environmentally minded than disposables?
+1, but can someone summarise this summary of the summary?
Jan
3
revised How do I get my 6-month-old to sleep better at night?
its' -> it's when we mean "it is", and used the edit for some other formatting/consistency items
Jan
3
comment How can I get my toddler to eat as well for us as he does at daycare?
@Beofett: thanks for reporting back! As always when discussing human behaviour, every statement seems so "subjective", but reading about experiences really adds weight to an answer. Thanks!
Jan
3
suggested suggested edit on How do I get my 6-month-old to sleep better at night?
Oct
9
comment How do you handle unsupervised, poorly behaved children in public play areas?
While this is an excellent short term solution (sometimes you have to pick your battles, sometimes all you can do is walk away), you can't always walk away. Teach him while he's young so he'll know when he's older, sometimes you stand up to yourself, sometimes you walk away.
Jul
19
answered Calming Baby after bath
Jul
9
awarded  Popular Question
Jun
6
awarded  Yearling
May
8
comment Is it bad to use a pacifier?
This is correct, but do note that if they don't use a pacifier, but their thumb instead, this has another drawback: a pacifier can be "given to Santa" - a thumb cannot.
Apr
14
accepted What are the advantages and disadvantages of the Rapley method?
Apr
14
comment Is it traumatic for a toddler to be left in their bedroom with the door shut?
One of the keys I've found with parenting is to learn the difference between a "real" (aka - "I genuinely need something") cry and a "fake" or tantrum cry. Respond to the real ones, don't respond to the tantrums (for example, when my son throws a tantrum in the day time, my general response is along the lines of "are you finished?", as I proceed to do my own stuff). You really have to force yourself to not respond in any way to the tantrums, or you'll never get anywhere.