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comment Is punishment necessary?
I'd like to add to this, saying that the best form of punishment is the direct consequence. If you throw a toy across the room, you can't have that toy for a while, if you throw your supper on the floor, you go to bed hungry. Obviously, this is just my opinion, and I don't have research to back it up.
Apr
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answered How do we introduce a newborn to the family dogs?
Mar
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answered How can I help my child develop social intelligence?
Mar
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answered When should kids be allowed to walk/bike to school alone?
Mar
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comment How can I stop my toddler from playing with electrical outlets and plugs?
I meant these things: esasafe.com/GeneralPublic/est_001.php#4
Mar
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comment How can I stop my toddler from playing with electrical outlets and plugs?
As an addition to what you're doing, get a safety breaker and test it annually. My wife, when she was 5, stuck a knitting needle in a live socket. The breaker worked, and she was fine if a little shocked. I'm a huge believer in multi-layered prevention.
Mar
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revised What is the best way to respond if my child is picked on by other children?
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comment How can I help my child develop social intelligence?
Can you clarify what you mean by social intelligence? Is it just the ability to get on with people and understand social cues?
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revised How can I help my child develop social intelligence?
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revised When should a child be allowed to use public transit on their own?
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comment We're looking to get pregnant - what can we do to optimize our chances?
I'm generally agianst prescribing things for this. The entire point of your existence, biologically speaking, is to reproduce. It will work itself out easily once you step out of the way. Stop using birth control, and go on with your lives. When the body is ready, it'll happen. Don't see any professionals until 9 months have passed.
Mar
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answered What is a good strategy for getting our 5 year old to finish dinner before expecting dessert?
Mar
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comment What can be done to help bright children stuck in a boring school?
I'll add that school is also about learning to socialize with your peers.
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revised How old should a child be before getting their first cell phone?
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answered How do you control the quantity of sweets and junk food a pre-teen eats?
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comment When can I cover my baby with a blanket in her crib?
@Saiboogu: That hadn't occurred to me, as the question mentioned choking specifically. It's a good point, though I think infants will occasionally wake in a panic anyway, no?
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answered When should a child be allowed to use public transit on their own?
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