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Sep
15
comment Is there any scientific evidence in favor of co-sleeping with children?
This is an excellent question, and it's a shame that there's not really a decent answer linking to quality studies.
Sep
15
comment How can I make my preschool child brush his teeth, and similar mandatory tasks?
The UK is now recommending against any flavour other than mint (usually mild) to prevent problems when a child has to move to an adult toothpaste, which are almost all mint.
Sep
15
comment Is this diaper rash caused by starting on solids?
Is the child teething?
Sep
12
comment How can I help my pre-schooler be more confident and assertive in competitive play situations?
@Andrew - It's not really an answer, but many people suggest that enrolling a child in a martial arts program gives the child confidence around others; they get to learn respect and rules and also to have fun around others in a controlled environment. That may be a step towards fun in less controlled environments.
Sep
12
answered Is there an alternative to Boy/Girl Scouts in the US?
Sep
12
comment How can I help my pre-schooler be more confident and assertive in competitive play situations?
my only suggestion is martial arts.
Sep
12
answered What are some symptoms of an ear infection?
Sep
10
answered How can I encourage language development in my infant?
Sep
2
revised How do you handle a conflict between your child and a teacher?
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Sep
2
revised Are ExerSaucers/walkers/jumpers bad for children or is that simply a misconception?
complete re-write
Sep
2
answered How do I help my son with fine motor skills?
Sep
2
comment How do I help my son with fine motor skills?
Would there be a problem with being dependant on a gripper? Apart from the practicalities of having to take them everywhere?
Sep
2
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Sep
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answered Are ExerSaucers/walkers/jumpers bad for children or is that simply a misconception?
Aug
31
revised Is it better to send your child to school with lunch, or lunch money?
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Aug
31
answered How do you handle a conflict between your child and a teacher?
Aug
31
answered Is it better to send your child to school with lunch, or lunch money?
Aug
31
answered Where is the line on helping with homework?
Aug
31
comment Where is the line on helping with homework?
+1 - Understanding the modern methods is important. There are books to help parents get to grips with new math (and other) techniques. (Welcome to Parenting SE by the way!)