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I am a researcher in the area of business information systems. As part of this research I build experimental prototypes.

Oct
30
comment How do I make sure I don't mix up identical twin newborns?
I guess you mean psychologists instead of physicists. Physics involves very little twins, where psychology loves them.
Oct
29
comment Should I be concerned that my 10 month old toddler still doesn't know how to pronouce words but just says “er…er…er…” instead?
My sons sort of speak three languages: English as common language and Dutch and Mandarin as both our own languages. What we have found and read is that such complexity may slightly delay the level of speech in an individual language.
Jul
18
comment How do I stop my daughter from hitting another child?
If the young one provokes, punish too. Physical "violence" is not acceptable. Provoking is (to a lesser degree) not acceptable either. If there is just a verbal argument, let them learn to resolve arguments by themselves (just monitor, don't intervene)
Jul
18
comment How can the god-parent obtain legal custody of children when single parent is comatose?
Also, beyond being named a godparent. "A" would probably have to show her acting as a godparent. The more involvement in the daily life of the children the better.
Jul
18
comment How to react to “cruelty” of a toddler?
Two and a half is more than old enough to know what behaviour gets him punished / is not appreciated by his parents. And yes, it is also an age when children like to "rattle the cage" and test the borders.
Jul
18
comment How to react to “cruelty” of a toddler?
We do this. Violence (to people, not stuffed toys) is an immediate roomable(getting send to their room) offence. At the same time, I think it is important to have degrees of punishments. Apply this immediate no-warning response only to a limited set of behaviours. That avoids children getting confused on what is more or less important (what is really bad behaviour versus less desirable).
Jul
18
answered What should I do when my toddler climbs out of her crib at night to play?
Jun
10
awarded  Teacher
Jun
10
comment At what age should opposite-sex siblings stop bathing together?
@Nick DeVore I don't think such a question cues to lack of comfort. I know it's a hard question to answer, but to me it's important to teach children about the differences in gender in a way that doesn't demonise "privates"
Jun
10
answered Should I send my child to Kindergarten early?
Jun
10
answered Why has my infant stopped eating?
Jun
10
awarded  Supporter
Jun
10
comment What do I do about the fact that my child can already read, write and do math before entering Kindergarten?
As a kid, I had the primary school problem. I was "lucky" in that I used to keep a book in my drawer, that I opened to read, and pretended to do the school work or pay attention. At the same time, it did not quite teach me to work hard at all.
Jun
10
comment What do I do about the fact that my child can already read, write and do math before entering Kindergarten?
@Hairy: To me this is absolute failure of the teacher. Unfortunately it's hard to find good schools for smart kids, and sometimes the smart kid problem is not recognized.
Jun
10
awarded  Autobiographer
Jun
10
answered What is the optimal way to store and use pumped breast milk?