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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.)


Jun
9
comment Enocurage or discourage playing video games to 4+ year old son
-1: Looking around, I see an awful lot of successful game players over the years, and a lot of conflicting studies that mirror the same ones they applied to books, radio, TV and the automobile, generally blown out of proportion by the papers.
Jun
5
comment How long did it take your baby to like daycare?
+100. My 2 year old is currently performing Masterpiece Theatre every morning: "We're going to nursery, yaaaay!" and then when we get to the door "No Daddy, NOOOOOO WAAAAH". One suggestion is to ask the nursery to take some pictures of her throughout a day to see her normal behaviour when you're not there as an audience.
May
20
reviewed Leave Open How do you handle poor sportsmanship from other parents during your child's sports events?
May
20
reviewed Reviewed How do you stop a child from talking back without discouraging them from asserting themselves?
May
12
reviewed Close Is it common for a toddler boy to wiggle his fingers in front of his eyes?
May
12
reviewed No Action Needed 12 year old with major tantrums that I have no idea how to control help needed
May
9
reviewed Reviewed Teaching children how to fight back
May
9
reviewed No Action Needed Getting a kid to tell you Before they go to the bathroom
May
7
reviewed Close Pros/cons of having two kids' birthdays on the same date
May
6
comment Unusual crying behavior
-1: Baby is breast fed, so this doesn't really apply.
May
6
comment How do I deal with my mother who is not supporting me, probably because of her grandchild?
@Joe There are several answers in the archive to questions of this nature. This is about a parent's relationship with their child, I think it's on the valid side of borderline.
May
5
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Teaching my 10 year old son appropriate bathroom manners
May
4
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
29
awarded  Enlightened
Apr
29
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
25
comment At which age does it make sense to see a professional when suspecting Asperger?
@barbaz I understand your hesitation, but that's a professional child psychologist's job, to tell you what's conspicuous. Go see them.
Apr
22
comment My child is ignoring my timeouts and walking away from them. What are some options for handling this?
+1 for timeout is not a punishment. Easy to forget this.
Apr
15
comment How to help my wife cope w/ being a stay-at-home mom
Just a note: Running is not free. Running has a time cost associated with it, specifically because you can't do it with a 4 year old tagging along. If your wife is going to start an achievable exercise program, she'll need your support in terms of the time to go out. Given that this will normally be at the end of the day when she's at her lowest ebb, it's worth being aware of. If you can schedule around this though, it's a great idea.
Apr
14
reviewed Reject suggested edit on How to decide which stroller to buy?
Apr
12
answered How to gain weight for one year infant