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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
25
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
24
answered How do you differentiate between allowing the child to disagree with you and letting her get her way?
Feb
12
answered Regression in sleeping for a seven month old - is that normal?
Feb
11
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Deep cut in index finger of 19 months old baby
Jan
31
comment How do you handle grandparents who spoil your children?
With Mummy present is worse, without is insidious.
Jan
30
awarded  Revival
Jan
29
answered I plan to send my child to mission school at 4+, should I send them somewhere else before then?
Jan
29
comment I plan to send my child to mission school at 4+, should I send them somewhere else before then?
Abhijit, I've made an effort to make your question easier to understand, and changed the title to attract more attention from people who might have useful advice. If you feel I've removed critical information, you can roll back the changes, or ask me to do so, and I'll be happy to help.
Jan
29
revised I plan to send my child to mission school at 4+, should I send them somewhere else before then?
Better English. Improved flow.
Jan
29
revised I plan to send my child to mission school at 4+, should I send them somewhere else before then?
Better English. Improved flow.
Jan
29
reviewed Reviewed How do you handle grandparents who spoil your children?
Jan
29
comment How do you handle grandparents who spoil your children?
The issue here is not so much that her daughter will be aware that she gets different treatment from Grandma, as that her daughter will totally abuse that situation, as any small child would. There's no problem with "Grandma always gives me sweets"; there's a problem with "Grandma supports me not doing what Mummy says, secure in the knowledge that when I go right off the rails, it'll be Mummy's problem."
Jan
29
comment Kids and Time Management
@RoryAlsop Don't apologise, it was a good thought. Like I say, I think this is just on the raggedy edge of off-topic. If it was "How do can I help my child learn to manage time? Please provide specific references", I'd be a lot more comfortable with it; if only because the answers would be more helpful to the site's intended audience. And if it was posted to chat instead of as a question, again I'd be fine with that. It might get good answers here, but I question how much value it has beyond that.
Jan
29
reviewed Leave Open I plan to send my child to mission school at 4+, should I send them somewhere else before then?
Jan
29
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How do you handle grandparents who spoil your children?
Jan
29
comment Kids and Time Management
This seems too broad, along the lines of "recommend me some research books". Along with that, it's not about parenting, it's about child research, which is at the raggedy edge of on-topic, and the broadness pushes it over the edge into "close" territory.
Jan
29
awarded  Custodian
Jan
29
reviewed Reviewed one year old eating and drinking very little
Jan
29
reviewed No Action Needed Suggestions for helping a 5 year old boy with horrible behavior
Jan
29
reviewed No Action Needed Overscheduled toddler