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Husband, father, graduate student, aspiring scientist, avid programmer, amateur technophile, flipper of pancakes, and baker of biscuits.


Jan
24
comment How to simultaneously spoon feed twins?
It seems that the children typically do survive. It's the parent's that are scarred in the end! :) j/k
Dec
22
comment Why don't kids like vegetables?
I think the taste rule is great, although I have picky nieces and nephews that make up their mind to hate a food before they even put it near their mouth. In this case, 3 bites may convince them that it's not so bad after all, but they're so stubborn that they will continue to refuse. In general, though, this is a great idea!
Dec
22
comment Can rocking an infant make her too dependent on it?
Good point about rocking in the womb. Dr. Karp (author of the Happiest Baby on the Block book and developer of the 5 S's method the OP mentioned) even mentions this in his books and videos. Imagine getting used to this rocking for 9 months and then suddenly you're born into a whole new world with much less rocking. Even if you were rocked for hours a day, it would be a cut back from what you're used to!
Dec
8
comment What studies exist regarding computer usage and computer game playing that support limiting access?
Those are some excellent points. The studies above should be taken just for what they're worth.
Dec
8
comment What studies exist regarding computer usage and computer game playing that support limiting access?
@Doug Thanks for the quality, well-thought-out comment. I don't think anybody implied that correlation is causation. The OP asked what types of studies support limiting video game usage. These are simply a few examples of studies parents might base these decisions on, as well as a few counter-examples. You're probably right to say that we cannot establish causation (like I said, I didn't read the research), but you'd be naive to assume that the correlation is uninformative simply because it doesn't imply causation.
Aug
15
comment How do you choose a first pediatrician?
+1 for speaking to members of the community...especially if you can talk to friends, neighbors, or somebody with which you share an extra level of trust and understanding.
Jul
29
comment Is bribing children with cash incentives a good idea?
Can't wait until your kid(s) start explaining Fibonacci numbers to their friends in kindergarten!
Jul
29
comment How can we discipline our toddler?
My wife had a lot of friends that swear by the Supernanny method. It definitely didn't change our lives overnight (I had mixed feelings at first), but as we've used it consistently over time I think it's slowly beginning to work. I don't think we use it because it works wonderfully, I think we use it because everything else fails so horribly!
Jul
29
comment When upgrading our toddler from a cot to a bed, how do we keep him in his bed?
@TorbenGB We keep it gated from the time we put her down until the time we get her out of bed. The rest of the house is mostly child-proof, but we don't think she's quite ready for 30-60 minutes of unsupervised activity through the whole house. We may not use the gate when that changes. Re: your other points, have you noticed any activities you do during the day that help him calm down? Sounds like a very energetic young man!
Jul
2
comment Is one big burp enough after feeding my infant?
+1 We've used this approach for both of our kids and have never had any problems.
Jun
17
comment What games are good for teaching math?
I don't remember playing many math games growing up (not in groups at least), but I do remember singing songs about math and numbers.
Apr
21
comment How many hours of television per day are acceptable for a pre-schooler?
I tend to agree with Nathan. My wife and I enjoy movies, so we've always had a VCR/DVD player or (more recently) a widescreen computer monitor for that. But as far as cable or satellite TV, we've never had it and we don't miss it.
Apr
20
comment Why do my children cry in my wife's arms but are quiet with me?
+1 for expecting to be fed by mom.
Apr
6
comment How do you address sibling rivalry?
@nGinius Fair enough, and yes, this approach isn't the best solution to every rivalry spat that comes up, just something you can add to your toolkit and use when you feel it is appropriate.
Apr
2
comment How do you teach a toddler rhythm and melody?
Our two-year-old loves music as well, but we're still working on the rhythm thing. I'd be interested to hear how to teach rhythm at such an early age.
Apr
1
comment Is punishment necessary?
+1 for scraping the literature!
Mar
30
comment How do you control the quantity of sweets and junk food a pre-teen eats?
I wish I could +2 this one. Two great points!
Mar
30
comment Does using sign language really accelerate a child's ability to speak?
@tortengb That's a great point!