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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.)


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comment My wife wants a 4th baby, but I don't
-1: I don't feel like her desperately trying to have a child while you pretend that you can still have them is a good relationship plan. If her complaint was just about having to be the responsible one, this would be a good answer.
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comment Why don't my twins sleep for a longer stretch of time?
This seems like a duplicate of... well pretty much every question under the sleep tag. parenting.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/sleep
Nov
11
revised Co-Parenting with a Toxic Ex: How to Handle Poisoned Comments from Toddler?
Added links and more advice
Nov
10
answered Co-Parenting with a Toxic Ex: How to Handle Poisoned Comments from Toddler?
Nov
5
awarded  Enlightened
Oct
28
revised How to react when a child is in a dangerous situation which requires immediate reaction?
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Oct
27
awarded  Pundit
Oct
27
comment My 2 years old son supervises me after asking me to do something for him, does this suggest lack of trust?
I think it's exactly that. The number of times I'm now told by my 2-year old daughter "just a sec daddy, just need to finish!" is hilarious and slightly troubling.
Oct
23
revised step daughter poured cold water on my baby's head?
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Oct
22
revised I'm pretty sure I'm bound for the mental asylum
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Oct
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revised I'm pretty sure I'm bound for the mental asylum
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Oct
20
answered I'm pretty sure I'm bound for the mental asylum
Oct
9
comment Caring for the Children of Deceased Parents
@anongoodnurse I agree with the principal, but in practical terms, if you're asking someone to care for 5 additional kids, that's a colossal burden to put on someone, special needs or no special needs. That's a "move house, give up full-time job, completely rewrite entire life" change, in a way that just one child isn't. Seperation may be the only viable option over outright rejection,l
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
28
reviewed Close Fast swinging or rocking
Sep
25
comment How often is it okay for a kid to become ill in kindergarten?
@AntonZujev You're welcome. Sorry if I sounded critical, this is one of those borderline cases, where the gap between "Parental" and "Medical" advice is a bit woolly, and I wanted to make sure I explained my close vote.
Sep
24
revised How to deal with the toddler who is not least interested in listening to the stories I read or listening to my talks?
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24
revised How to deal with the toddler who is not least interested in listening to the stories I read or listening to my talks?
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Sep
24
comment How to deal with the toddler who is not least interested in listening to the stories I read or listening to my talks?
I agree with all your points except the "identification" paragraph. I think that's a slight underestimate; my daughter was identifying animals on the page earlier than 15 months. I think identification of self is actually a later developmental stage than identification of images as representations of things. Your final paragraph is great advice.
Sep
24
comment How to deal with the toddler who is not least interested in listening to the stories I read or listening to my talks?
@Joe: Agreed, fixed. Getting an outside opinion was the key point, for exactly the reason you state, but I couldn't think of the correct person to go to (in the UK you'd go to your local GP).