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bio website decodingkids.com
location Georgia
age 58
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seen Mar 13 '12 at 1:24

I am a Speech-Language Pathologist with more than 30 years experience.

I have learned so much from my favorite teachers - children and their caregivers. I am indebted to them and thankful that so many have shared their journey with me.


Oct
22
awarded  Sportsmanship
Oct
22
comment Should I be concerned that my two-year-old doesn't interact with kids his age?
+1 Great insight!
Oct
22
answered How can I negotiate with a toddler successfully?
Oct
22
comment How can I handle a child that claims medical problems as a bad excuse?
@DVK Probably because we got lots of practice as kids outsmarting our parents. :P
Oct
21
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
20
comment How to child-proof my home for a toddler?
This question is very similar to "What home-safety aspects should new parents consider?" which is a SE community wiki. You will find great suggestions under that question. Since this question is so similar it may need to be closed as a duplication.
Oct
19
comment How can I help my child to stay still?
@TorbenGundtofte-Bruun Yes, I was the one. Thank you for adding the link!
Oct
18
answered How can I help my child to stay still?
Oct
18
answered How Should I React to an Indecisive Toddler?
Oct
18
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
17
answered Is there any benefit to not responding immediately to a crying infant?
Oct
17
revised Is there any benefit to not responding immediately to a crying infant?
Revised for better understanding
Oct
16
comment Why would my 9 week old refuse to nurse from breast?
@KyleSevenoaks I added more specific nipple information. I hope it is helpful!
Oct
16
revised Why would my 9 week old refuse to nurse from breast?
Added specific nipple information.
Oct
16
comment Why would my 9 week old refuse to nurse from breast?
FYI:The Nuk bottle is the same as the Gerber bottle. I thought it might help to make this clarification if searching for this item.
Oct
16
answered Is it okay for an infant to sleep 10-12 hours at night?
Oct
16
comment Are vitamin supplements necessary for newborns?
@WilliamGrobman Breastfed babies do deplete their supply of iron at around 6 months of age and iron supplements are usually introduced then if needed. However, my response was limited by the question about newborns. :)
Oct
15
answered Are vitamin supplements necessary for newborns?
Oct
15
comment What should parents consider when selecting a pacifier?
The Journal of the American Dental Association reports that children who continue to use a pacifier past age 2 increased their risk of developing protruding front teeth and an improper bite, which can affect speech production. Here is the associated link.
Oct
15
answered What should parents consider when selecting a pacifier?