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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
26
comment are there any peer reviewed studies showing the benefits of video games for kids (especially girls)?
@Clay: I posted a message on the chat, recommending a game. Did you see it?
Apr
26
comment Should 18+ kids still have a tight schema for bed and PC-usage?
+1: For meeting "my house, my rules" with "I'm paying rent (or contributing work in kind), therefore it's at least partly my house" If you're willing to take responsibility, you should be given more.
Apr
25
answered are there any peer reviewed studies showing the benefits of video games for kids (especially girls)?
Apr
20
comment How concerned should we be about Mice coming into the baby's room?
Rented accomodation from the 1900's. Suspect that sealing the foundation may be a tad harder for us. Good advice on the traps, thanks.
Apr
20
comment How concerned should we be about Mice coming into the baby's room?
+1 for citations
Apr
20
comment How concerned should we be about Mice coming into the baby's room?
I've actually edited the question to be more parenting-related, as I think this is a common concern for young parents.
Apr
20
revised How concerned should we be about Mice coming into the baby's room?
deleted 128 characters in body; edited tags; edited title
Apr
20
comment How concerned should we be about Mice coming into the baby's room?
Makes sense, I'll migrate.
Apr
20
asked How concerned should we be about Mice coming into the baby's room?
Apr
17
comment Is it safe to breastfeed through pregnancy?
+1 for making sure to get a second opinion if you're unsure.
Apr
2
awarded  Excavator
Apr
2
revised My child has chickenpox, am I infectious?
Edits don't need to be of the form "Edit:", as we have a history. If the edit makes a comment unintelligible, add a comment to explain.
Mar
30
awarded  Yearling
Mar
25
comment How can I make learning English fun for a 14 year old?
-1: The problem is that in your example, it's something you're imposing on yourself. "Changing the world" around a 14-year old is less likely to encourage growth, and more likely to provoke insecurity and tension.
Mar
22
revised How should parents handle disagreement over medicine?
added 6 characters in body
Mar
21
comment Changing a child's name
+1 for "He has already heard you say his name a lot by now." I think that's the most important thing to consider.
Mar
20
revised In a hypothetical society of thieves, what do our children need to learn?
edited tags
Mar
20
comment Golden rule 'do's' and 'don'ts'' when holding a child's party - your experiences are asked!
Created a "parties" tag for you. Can't see any reason to have a second tag that's so similar?
Mar
20
revised Golden rule 'do's' and 'don'ts'' when holding a child's party - your experiences are asked!
edited tags
Mar
15
comment What types of developmental milestones should we be concerned about?
I think this is a question that almost every parent is looking for, and while yes, I could look for a parental primer, I want to know where to start looking. (Again, see accepted answer).