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Feb
2
answered Parent's in law who can't be trusted to baby-sit want to - how do we figure this one out without hurting them?
Feb
1
asked What are some evidence-based techniques for speech therapy?
Feb
1
comment We're looking to get pregnant - what can we do to optimize our chances?
The point of keeping records is that you have something to show a doctor when you seek further help. That can reduce the time spent gathering more evidence. Other than that I tend to agree - just relax and have fun.
Feb
1
answered When and for how long should a baby and one-year-olds be allowed to cry?
Jan
29
answered Do we NEED to help a baby learn how to self-sooth? And how long can it take?
Jan
27
answered Should we use special detergent/washing powder for the laundry of baby clothes? (UK)
Jan
27
comment Why should children be rewarded for good behaviour?
I'd suggest giving a reward for effort and not acheivment.
Jan
27
comment How can I get my 2.5 year old to sleep on his own?
This is horrible advice. There are great techniques for "cry it out" that don't involve cruelty and poor attachment.
Jan
27
comment Self-soothing and sleep training
"Cry it out" techniques are are complex than this. 6 months is the minimum age such techniques should be used, so a 7 month old might be too young for correct cry it out techniques. The description you give here is cruel and possibly harmful. (Research is difficult when it involves children and harm).
Jan
24
comment Suggestions for helping a 5 year old boy with horrible behavior
Please could you add some more information? How is his behaviour horrible at home? Did school give any more information about violence? What MH problems does the father have, and why do you think those are relevant?
Jan
22
comment How can we discipline a strong-willed, misbehaving 5 year-old?
Downvote for recommending a pro-spanking approach.
Jan
22
comment How strict can I be with my niece?
Downvoted because you beleive spanking other people's children is acceptable.
Jan
22
comment How can you deal with tantrums without spanking?
Up voted for the obvious answer of "pick your battles".
Jan
22
comment How can you deal with tantrums without spanking?
Downvoted for suggesting the use of physical violence. Not only is that wrong, but the question asker specifically asks for alternatives. Suggesting a slap or a pinch is abhorrant advice.
Jan
20
answered Coping and overcoming a rational fear
Jan
19
revised The rules at a friend's house are a lot more lax than at mine - how do I enforce basic safety?
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Jan
19
answered The rules at a friend's house are a lot more lax than at mine - how do I enforce basic safety?
Jan
19
comment Cursive Handwriting for Lefties
Have a look ar briem.net to see if there's anything useful briem.net
Jan
17
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
17
answered How do I address a teacher humiliating my son by calling him a “tattletale”?