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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.)


Feb
9
revised How do you teach children “Humility”?
added 13 characters in body
Feb
9
comment How do you teach children “Humility”?
Hi Dipan, I've tried to improve the English of your question, if you feel I've altered the sense of the question, please feel free to revert or fix my changes.
Feb
9
revised How do you teach children “Humility”?
Corrected for better English. Less generalisation.
Feb
9
answered How do you teach children “Humility”?
Feb
6
answered How much is too much worry/anxiety in a child?
Feb
6
revised How much is too much worry/anxiety in a child?
corrected spelling
Jan
28
comment Should we put our baby in a helmet to mold her head?
True, thanks for the clarification. But this is NOT what's being talked about here. I specifically said "misshapen head that babies get from sleeping on their back". The misshapen head that results from a serious bone disease is, I would suggest, a different thing.
Jan
26
answered Should we put our baby in a helmet to mold her head?
Jan
25
comment What are some suggestions for introducing my pre-schooler to comic books?
I cannot recommend the "Thor and the Warriors Four" one enough. Toddler of Thunder and Afro'd Beta-Ray Bill. Also, any scene with Katie Power and Beta Ray Bill.
Jan
23
comment How can we improve a trilingual toddler's basic language development?
+1: Don't understand why this was voted down. Getting your kid checked early for language development issues is hardly a BAD idea.
Jan
21
comment Can I give my baby a bottle of breastmilk straight from the fridge?
+1 for You Are Not Alone
Jan
21
answered What are some suggestions for introducing my pre-schooler to comic books?
Jan
21
comment What are some strategies for helping children cope with divorce?
@DA01: Agreed. The appropriate place for answers is as an answer where it can be voted on. Having these as comments seems like a way to ensure they can only be upvoted. Flagged them for removal. (If they were answers, I'd actually have been willing to upvote ron M's, subject to clarification of the words "FAKE")
Jan
21
comment How do I identify if the water bottle is of a safe material for my children?
I'd like an explanation of the downvote...
Jan
20
comment How do I explain good sportsmanship to a 4 year old?
Understood, so you're already doing this. Cool! Okay, then Morah's answer's the most appropriate.
Jan
20
answered How do I explain good sportsmanship to a 4 year old?
Jan
19
comment How do I identify if the water bottle is of a safe material for my children?
@Jack: With BPA, they've proven that if they give a large enough dose to lab animals it's dangerous, and that's where the concerns come from. Counter to that, it's been used in plastics for years, and there's not been a conclusive study on what effect that's had on kids. Counter to that, the concerns were only raised recently, and conclusive studies take time.
Jan
19
comment How do I identify if the water bottle is of a safe material for my children?
@Jack: The general way that "safety" is worked out, is a) what negative side effects have been seen in a lab where they often boost the dose until they get an effect, and b) what negative side effects have been seen among actual kids. For example, paracetamol is seen to be safe during pregnancy because mothers used it for years before anyone thought to check if it was safe, which meant they could just look at the current crop of kids and go "well, they seem fine". With something like thalidomide, same principle, tragically different outcome.
Jan
19
comment how young is too young to diagnose ADD
@DA01 Shouldn't that be an answer?
Jan
18
answered How do I identify if the water bottle is of a safe material for my children?