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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 600 upvotes. Six. Hundred.)


Mar
10
comment How to get 4 year old to stick up for himself but not turn into a bully?
@anongoodnurse I've tweaked the question slightly to make it look more like an answer than a question. Kippie, if you don't like the edit, feel free to revert or edit further.
Mar
10
revised How to get 4 year old to stick up for himself but not turn into a bully?
Tweaked to make into more of an answer than a comment
Mar
10
comment How to get 4 year old to stick up for himself but not turn into a bully?
+1: Great answer. A good line in this situation: "I know your boy's only little, but I can't really just sit here and watch my son get hit, he doesn't like it." There's not really a valid comeback to this.
Mar
6
comment How can I decide whether to continue studying or become a stay-at-home mother?
Note, that link is absolutely amazing, really interesting ideas and really well written. Definitely worth a look.
Mar
4
answered How can I decide whether to continue studying or become a stay-at-home mother?
Mar
4
comment How can I decide whether to continue studying or become a stay-at-home mother?
I think this answer could be improved by what influenced you to be a stay-at-home dad. Clearly, Anon's having doubts that you didn't, how did you cope with the issues that she's facing?
Feb
18
comment What should we do when our 15 year old wants sex with his 13 year old girlfriend?
@Danililoko Sure, but that's technically true of all parenting. You can't stop him getting high, stealing a car and running over the neighbour's dog, but you can do your best not to get Fido killed.
Feb
14
reviewed Edit How do I dissuade my three-year-old from saying he doesn't like a parent?
Feb
14
revised How do I dissuade my three-year-old from saying he doesn't like a parent?
age group is significant to the question
Feb
13
comment How do I dissuade my three-year-old from saying he doesn't like a parent?
@anongoodnurse "Working as a team" is synonymous in this case with "emphatic united front". The symptoms they've focused on seemed on the normal end of that spectrum, though. "I don't like you" and pushing you away would be abusive if it was done between adults. If I got a comment or an edit from the OP saying "He's doing <really bad thing>", that would be different, but "doesn't like, want, or love the parent, and commands the parent to go away", is exactly the normal behaviour that link refers to.
Feb
13
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
12
answered How do I dissuade my three-year-old from saying he doesn't like a parent?
Feb
4
revised How can I motivate my child who doesn't care about rewards?
Removed dead link.
Jan
5
revised 1 Year Old Wakes Up Screaming Multiple Times A Night
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Jan
5
revised 1 Year Old Wakes Up Screaming Multiple Times A Night
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Jan
5
answered 1 Year Old Wakes Up Screaming Multiple Times A Night
Jan
5
comment 1 Year Old Wakes Up Screaming Multiple Times A Night
+1 For "I am become Death", once heard, never forgotten. Wait till you actually tend to their demands and they immediately switch it off; you will never trust them again.
Dec
18
comment Why are women taught to relax as much as possible during childbirth?
@Jax Listen, the last time I'm telling my wife to relax is when she's heavily armed.
Dec
18
comment Why are women taught to relax as much as possible during childbirth?
@anongoodnurse Agreed, added. (To be honest, most of this advice is the same that you get in gym class when you get a stitch, but I agree that some references are needed).
Dec
18
revised Why are women taught to relax as much as possible during childbirth?
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