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comment Safe to take a baby under 6 months old to old folks home?
"(for that matter, so should any elderly be)" - depends on the person. People with dementia might have left advanced directives ordering no things like flu vaccinations.
Jul
27
answered Is jogging an appropriate activity for a pre-adolescent child?
Jul
26
comment In the USA in the year 2014, does the law forbid children from being out and about without close adult supervision?
Political, not parenting; narrow focus (Just US); not a question
Jul
18
comment Help - taken legal guardianship of 16 yr old sister who is moving in but already staying over with boys etc
She needs a child protection social worker. Call your local helpdesk. How did you become her legal guardian without socialwork involvement?
Jul
17
comment Help - taken legal guardianship of 16 yr old sister who is moving in but already staying over with boys etc
What advice is her social worker giving?
Jul
9
asked Napping and early waking?
Jul
9
answered How do I get my primary-schooler to love learning?
Jul
2
answered 6 Year old troubled by waking nightmares and bad memories
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jul
2
comment Is there any benefit of pushing your child to go to school each and every day?
@Doc there are many people who question the need for traditional school education. Ignoring home-schooling (which is one option for a child not thriving at school) there are places like Summerhill where children controlled their education. Dariusz's comment is dismissive of the question and lacks understanding of the alternatives to rigid educational models.
Jul
1
comment Is there any benefit of pushing your child to go to school each and every day?
@Dariusz - children do not have to be educated in a school. They can be homeschooled. There are plenty of people who think that educating children does not have to be in the rigid format of X hours every weekday.
Jul
1
answered Is there any benefit of pushing your child to go to school each and every day?
Jun
29
answered Should I declare my baby when booking a hotel?
Jun
22
comment How to punish “unpunishable” 3y old
Combine this with constant praise for good behaviour. Every time the child does anything give some praise. Also consider that this behaviour is the child telling you they are bored - take them outside for a run or take them inside for some quiet reading activity.
Jun
19
comment Is there any health risk from play-sand that's been left wet in its bags for a week?
When you buy playsNd it will not be dry - it will have some moiusture in the bag. Very dry playsand is hard to play with and you'll probably be adding water to sand when it gets very dry.
Jun
19
answered Is there any health risk from play-sand that's been left wet in its bags for a week?
Jun
17
answered Four year-old likes ripping things
Jun
17
answered How do I get my pre-teen to stop asking to watch a TV show/movie?
Jun
15
comment If I bought a present for a child and gave it to the parents and later they have a birthday party, do I get another gift?
No. A card might be a good idea.
Jun
15
comment What are the steps parents of an introverted teenager can take to help him to socialize with girls?
Question assumes heterosexual teen.