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May
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reviewed Leave Closed When is physical punishment appropriate?
May
17
reviewed Leave Open How should a stepfather respond to “You are not my Father!”?
May
17
comment Are there any studies about effects of microwave ovens on human breast milk?
@Layna - parents are sleep deprived and sometimes forget to shake the bottle. Shaking the bottle adds air to the milk which is something you generally want to avoid. Everyone has thinner skin in their mouths. Babies have even thinner skin. That increases the risk of severe burns. A babies mouth can experience a fullthickness burn (3rd degree burn) requiring surgery under anaesthetic almost instantly if the liquid is hot enough. Multiple health agencies in different countries strongly recommend against heating milk in microwave ovens.
May
17
comment Are there any studies about effects of microwave ovens on human breast milk?
It's not about nutrition, it's about the danger of burns.
May
12
comment How to reduce Online Game Addiction?
Addiction is a medical term and it has a medical treatment. Do you mean addiction? Because if you do I'll vote to close the question. Perhaps you mean "What are some methods to help reduce the amount of time a teen spends with online gaming?" You probably need to say how long the teen is spending online; how long you want them to spend online; whether it's affecting their day to day life; and things you've tried to help them.
Mar
31
comment What are the pros and cons of using dessert as a motivation for kids to work hard?
You want to restrict your child's access to fruit?
Mar
31
revised When is corporal punishment abuse, really?
Added UN CRC
Mar
31
comment When is corporal punishment abuse, really?
@anongoodnurse - about this being the type of answer you wanted to avoid: that's precisely why these questions are not a good fit for SE.
Mar
31
comment When is corporal punishment abuse, really?
@l.b. How can hitting someone not be violent?
Mar
31
comment When is corporal punishment abuse, really?
@anongoodnurse can you point me to any websites or books sites that promote spanking that are not also promoting a Christian doctrine? Or schools that still use corporal punishment that are not Christian?
Mar
31
comment When is corporal punishment abuse, really?
@lciii clearly not everyone agrees because there are people in this thread who say that corporal punishment is not abuse - but corporal punishment is violence.
Mar
28
answered When is corporal punishment abuse, really?
Mar
27
comment When is corporal punishment abuse, really?
This would hae been better as a shorter question and a longer answer. At the moment it doesn't fit the format for the site and should really be closed until it can be edited to fit.
Mar
22
comment Thumbs splitting from changing nappies & repeated hand washing
Please leave this question open. Frequent hand-washing is something that many parents, especially new parents, will do. This can cause problems so this question is a useful place to point out the harm from over-frequent handwashing. It is likely that other parents will find this question. A fisherperson has a different problem with a different solution. Parents will want to know when they should use anti-microbial soaps for hand washing or if those don't serve any purpose.
Mar
22
reviewed Leave Open Thumbs splitting from changing nappies & repeated hand washing
Mar
22
comment Thumbs splitting from changing nappies & repeated hand washing
+1 useful answer. The US CDC have a document called "When Is Clean Is Too Clean?" which talks about the problems from frequent handwashing. wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/7/2/70-0225_article
Mar
22
answered Drawing the line between abuse and “roughhousing” a teenager?
Mar
20
comment My partner let my children be around a pedophile
@A E People who work in the area prefer the term "images of child sexual abuse" over the term "child pornography".
Mar
18
comment My partner let my children be around a pedophile
@david boshton -- "images of child sexual abuse", rather than "child pornography".
Mar
16
comment How to communicate effectively with my 17-year-old daughter? And how to make her appropriately wary of strangers?
Your daughter is at far more risk of harm from siblings, then parents, then other members of her family, than she is from strangers. Teach her some simple safety measures (around alcohol; taking a photograph of any car she gets into and texting it to a trusted person) but really, 17 is way too late.