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Lapsed Catholic. Luddite Geek. Shy Chatterbox. A mass of contradictions wrapped in an open enigma.

Some days, I really regret making http://stackoverflow.com/a/3638034/14250 a comm. wiki question. Then I get back to helping people solve problems rather than trying to help myself score rep. (Man, but 370 upvotes. Three. Hundred. And. Seventy.)


Apr
15
comment How to help my wife cope w/ being a stay-at-home mom
Just a note: Running is not free. Running has a time cost associated with it, specifically because you can't do it with a 4 year old tagging along. If your wife is going to start an achievable exercise program, she'll need your support in terms of the time to go out. Given that this will normally be at the end of the day when she's at her lowest ebb, it's worth being aware of. If you can schedule around this though, it's a great idea.
Apr
14
reviewed Reject suggested edit on How to decide which stroller to buy?
Apr
12
answered How to gain weight for one year infant
Apr
1
comment How often should I defeat my children in games?
@Jax: Agreed, suggested an edit, as seriously, got to the quote and was just confused.
Apr
1
revised How often should I defeat my children in games?
"Beating" has multiple meanings.
Apr
1
revised How do you teach a 1 year old to stop biting people?
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Mar
31
revised How to tell prospective nanny about camera monitoring
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Mar
31
answered How to tell prospective nanny about camera monitoring
Mar
31
revised Are there drawbacks between reading stories from ebooks rather than paper books?
screen as with a computer?
Mar
30
awarded  Yearling
Mar
28
comment How do I define 'rape' to an 8-year-old girl?
@MaulikV Okay, but I'd be cautious, as "forcefully embracing" implies a bear hug to me, which isn't the same thing.
Mar
28
revised How do I define 'rape' to an 8-year-old girl?
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Mar
28
answered How do I define 'rape' to an 8-year-old girl?
Mar
21
comment How do we stop our daughter rolling over and waking herself up?
Between the No Cry and eventually limited CIO (our adorable little bundle of impulses has a will of iron and the manipulation skills of a lil' blonde Lex Luthor), this answer worked best for us. It's a good idea to start with No Cry and then move to CIO once you've tried that, especially as you can do No Cry far earlier. Bottom line; systems help.
Mar
21
comment Is it OK for my children to eat solely carbs and fruit, which is what they want
+1 for the "random string bean" anecdote.
Mar
19
comment Should we put our baby in a helmet to mold her head?
@Imsurprenant How'd it go?
Mar
15
answered Are there drawbacks between reading stories from ebooks rather than paper books?
Mar
14
comment How can parents avoid making decisions based on nostalgia?
I get very cynical about articles like this: "I remember the good old days, when we wrestled that little kid with the glasses to the ground and pretended we'd gouge out his eyes with a knife, and the teacher didn't interfere. Happier, happier days." Always remember that "research professor of psychology at Boston College" is a successful product of his system. The kids who the system failed don't generally get columns in the Independent.
Mar
13
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How can I get my toddler to drink more water?
Mar
12
comment How can you offer other parents suggestions without making them defensive?
I don't know, parents can be very sensitive to "Oh, we wouldn't do that with our child" comments. They smack of "I desperately want to criticise your parenting, and this is as close as I dare". Which in this instance is a correct assumption.