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May
25
comment is my 7 month old in danger from falling off the couch or bed yes or no
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because obvious troll is obvious
May
22
comment At what age does the child start understanding the difference between the spoken words which have different meanings but sound same?
"Frog eat pen" could be "the frog ate the pen" or "the frog eats the pen". I suspect it's "the frog eats the pen", & the child is just dropping the s from eats. This language tense stuff is tricky, but they tend to sort it out as they get older. EG a child might say "My is going " instead of "I am going". Keep on talking to your child; model good language (so, if the child say "frog eat pen" you say in an encouraging happy voice "Yes! The frog eats the pen! Chomp chomp chomp!"). I know there are people with language specialisms reading Parenting SE so I'll let them leave a proper answer.
May
21
comment How do I make my son wear his glasses?
Please do not give medical advice. Squinting could be a precursor to amblyopia, which is a serious condition. nhs.uk/conditions/lazy-eye/Pages/Introduction.aspx
May
21
comment How to please my girlfriend's stepfather?
This question is clearly about parenting! There is a parent who has a reaction to a situation and another person who wants to understand that parents reaction and to change that parent's mind. The parent will want some things and the children want to reassure that parent that those things are happening.
May
21
comment My 13-year-old son made a foolish and wasteful donation. How can I teach him he was wrong?
Charities can use single shoes for the millions of people who only have a single leg, eg all the children maimed by cluster bombs or landmines.
May
21
comment How do I make my son wear his glasses?
@Erica - that is a great idea!
May
18
comment difficult toddler
Boys tend to develop language later than girls. Make sure there's no deafness, and just keep talking to him.
May
18
comment difficult toddler
This is attention seeking behaviour. It's working, you describe the situation as "a child that likes to push your buttons". You need to put in place a lot more attention, activity and rewards for good behaviour before the child feels the need to seek attention. You might find "House of Tiny Tearaways" useful, by Dr Tanya Byron. amazon.com/s/…
May
18
comment How to help a tomboy not dread puberty
Just checking: has she ever said things like "I wish I was a boy" or "I think God made a mistake when he made me a girl" or "I'm in the wrong body"? Because if so that would change the answer a lot.
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
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
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
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