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Oct
16
comment Should Disney princess movies be avoided?
Frozen has great messages for young women. Sadly, it also has a short segment that stigmatises people with mental health problems and makes the common but mistaken assertion linking people with mental illness to violence against others. Also, who lets two year olds watch movies? The American association of pediatricians recommends no screen before two and restricted to one or two hours of quality screen time after two. aap.org/en-us/advocacy-and-policy/aap-health-initiatives/Pages/…
Oct
16
answered Extrovert child forcing his company on others
Oct
15
awarded  Revival
Oct
15
answered What are the effective durations of punishment at various ages?
Oct
11
comment How should infant refer to Father (biological) and Father (step)?
Do you think a child has a right to know who his / her father is? You didn't mention that in your answer. Please don't mention law. OP did not say where they are nor what part of the legal process they're at, so you cannot say what is or isn't possible under law, but OP doesn't appear to be asking about law either. Your third paragraph appears to ignore the fact that OP is happy for the step-father to be called "daddy"; OP even calls the step-father "daddy"! This answer fails to answer either of the two very clear questions and you should consider deleting it.
Oct
3
comment How do I convince a stubborn 8 year old that the parents are supposed to be in charge?
@Bobo - physical punishment does not raise respectful or well-behaved children and even if it did it is immoral to use violence to acheive that aim. Luckily people who believe that it is acceptable to use violence against children are a declining minority and civilised nations have introduced laws to protect the rights of children against those aggressors.
Aug
10
comment Is a Set Bedtime Appropriate for Teens?
Please could you add the actual age in years rather than some weird reference to "high school".
Aug
4
awarded  Yearling
Jul
31
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?