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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.
Mar
13
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Mar
13
reviewed Close Re-flattening a warped puzzle
Mar
13
reviewed Leave Open nearly 2 years old son fears characters, dolls and someone knocking on door (bully niece)
Mar
11
comment 2-year-old does not speak
WHAT DID YOUR DOCTOR SAY? WHAT WERE THE RESULTS OF THE HEARING TEST?
Mar
9
comment What to do when a 6-year-old expresses suicidal thoughts?
This question is clearly asking for medical advice. Parenting needs to sort out whether asking for medical advice is allowed or not because currently the system is baffling.
Mar
9
answered What to do when a 6-year-old expresses suicidal thoughts?
Mar
2
comment How do I instruct my openly defiant son?
In your example you engage with him when he's naughty but not when he isn't. He is controlling the situation - he can provoke a reaction from you by putting his boots on the back of the seat.
Mar
2
comment How do I instruct my openly defiant son?
"Your son is old enough to understand that current behavior can cause future punishments" -- not really; children learn this when they're in their 20s. I agree with you though, and upvoted this good post.
Mar
1
comment Suggestions to fight bacterial infection
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's incoherent and can't be rescued to a meaningful question.
Feb
23
revised What should I do if my 15 year old son is sexually interested in younger boys?
Changed "child porn" to "images of child sexual abuse"
Feb
18
answered Should I cut my child's dad out of his life?
Feb
18
comment What should we do when our 15 year old wants sex with his 13 year old girlfriend?
"She comes from a broken and quite possibly violent home" -- what did child protection social services tell you when you contacted them?
Feb
18
comment What should we do when our 15 year old wants sex with his 13 year old girlfriend?
@superluminary: the victim would have to be under 13 for this to be counted as "statutory rape" (we don't have this but I take your point). It is a serious criminal offence though.