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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.)


Mar
15
comment What types of developmental milestones should we be concerned about?
Please don't go into specific details of what the actual milestones are, I'll raise seperate questions if I'm interested in specifics. I'm more interested in what types of development to be aware of and to monitor.
Mar
15
asked What types of developmental milestones should we be concerned about?
Mar
15
revised Why must a toddler car seat be fully reclined when installed rear-facing?
Bolded the most important part of this suggestion.
Mar
15
revised What are the basic items we should buy to receive our new baby?
added 311 characters in body
Mar
15
comment What are the basic items we should buy to receive our new baby?
One thing to be aware of: parents who have 1-year olds will practically PAY for you to take their 0-6 months stuff away from them. We saved a FORTUNE when my partner spoke to one of her colleagues.
Mar
14
comment What milestones should we be aware of when planning for our child?
Finch, I moved to chat to discuss this, are you able to join us there?
Mar
14
comment What milestones should we be aware of when planning for our child?
+1: Agreed that this site is of value, although I think some parents find milestones comforting. Also, while every developmental milestone's subjective, there are guidelines on when your child is too young for nursery, and when it would be best to start them swimming if you want them to enjoy it.
Mar
14
comment What milestones should we be aware of when planning for our child?
@Beofett Actually, I've suggested an edit that makes the question more directly answerable, and should still suit Finch's needs. Can the two of you check this, and reopen if appropriate? I think that the question of what milestones to be aware of is a question a lot of new users will have.
Mar
14
revised What milestones should we be aware of when planning for our child?
deleted 113 characters in body; edited tags; edited title
Mar
14
comment What milestones should we be aware of when planning for our child?
@Finch For confirmation: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/117990/… Most of the other sites have a similar policy, although superuser's is a bit weaker because of the nature of the beast.
Mar
14
comment How to teach a toddler how to treat a book?
Actually, I wouldn't repair or replace it unless asked. It's also pretty irrelevant if it's hard to read or missing pages for a 2 1/2 year old's book, where he just likes the artwork. If he wants to keep it around as a comforter, I'd be fine with it. Reminds him how much he damaged it.
Mar
13
awarded  Quorum
Mar
13
comment How to teach a toddler how to treat a book?
TBH, my response to that is that it will fade as he becomes more interested in story. With Spot the Dog, you could read it in backwards page order and it's just as coherent. (An issue that doesn't come up again until you start reading Joycean prose)
Mar
13
revised How to teach a toddler how to treat a book?
Tidied up the English slightly, and changed "can't blame" to "shouldn't blame". (My experience is that anyone *can* blame anyone for anything)
Mar
13
comment How to teach a toddler how to treat a book?
I've edited the question to limit the scope to just the part that @xiaohouzi79 and I answered. I've got an answer for the other part, but the stackexchange format's really not designed for answering multiple questions under one (the voting/answer selection falls apart), so I'd rather answer that part as a separate question. Rollback the changes if you disagree, obviously.
Mar
13
revised How to teach a toddler how to treat a book?
Suggest limiting this question to just how to treat a book, and opening another for how to read a book.
Mar
13
answered How to teach a toddler how to treat a book?
Mar
13
comment How to teach a toddler how to treat a book?
You've actually got two issues here; the first is that he's damaging books, and the second is that he doesn't "read books the way they're supposed to be read". Seems like there should be one question for "how to treat a book", and another for "how to read a book", as they're very different, and I think they're actually different developmental stages.
Mar
13
comment Is it reasonable to put limits on a pre-teen playing video games?
Seemed appropriate...
Mar
12
comment Is it reasonable to put limits on a pre-teen playing video games?
+1: Nice clear list.