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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.)


Aug
15
comment I am 24 years old. I found marijuana and ecstasy my 17 year old sister's room. What should I do?
@ChristopherW But the same's true of LSD (no lethal cases reported). TBH, I'd be far more worried about a half-empty bottle of vodka than either of those in terms of the amounts and strengths; not that they aren't worrying and that the rest of your answer isn't good, but I also am concerned about a "Never Okay" approach.
Aug
15
comment I am 24 years old. I found marijuana and ecstasy my 17 year old sister's room. What should I do?
@user1129682 Erm... what that teaches her is that she can't trust her brother/sister; and that laxatives are a worse experience than ecstasy. I'm not sure either of those are a smart idea.
Jul
23
comment 14-week-old waking many times a night: poor sleep associations already? can we sleep train yet?
Agreed with Mia. We definitely consulted a doctor before medicating our 14-week old. If nothing else, some of the side-effects of stuff like Axid are headaches and other sleep-interrupting things.
Jul
23
comment 14-week-old waking many times a night: poor sleep associations already? can we sleep train yet?
+1 for Wait It Out. Being aware that you don't need to fix it is important, as you probably can't.
Jul
15
comment Baby always rolling over and ending up sleeping on his stomach, is it dangerous?
@WilliamGrobman I know, it's a pain. I mention it because it's recommended that you distinguish between the two, and SIDS is not suffocation (+ link) is more digestible than "SIDS is not confirmed to be suffocation, and some of the evidence suggests that it's unlikely to be suffocation in the instances concerned".
Jul
7
comment Baby always rolling over and ending up sleeping on his stomach, is it dangerous?
Note that SIDS is not suffocation. But if they're rolling, the SIDS risk drops dramatically as well.
Jun
16
revised How should a stepfather respond to “You are not my Father!”?
added 4 characters in body
Jun
8
comment How to prepare to homeschool our new baby
There's not much at that link about foetal development. As far as I know most studies of pre-birth "learning aids" are inconclusive at best, but I don't have a link to back that up.
Jun
6
comment I love my step son so much but it irritates me when he compares me to his dad
+1 My first thought was sounds like he's looking for positive things about his biological dad that he might get.
Jun
3
reviewed Close How to handle an unethical relationship
Jun
3
reviewed Leave Open What to do with unwanted personalized gifts?
Jun
3
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to deal with a toddler who wakes up screaming during the night?
Jun
3
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How can I safely keep a pacifier in an infant's mouth?
May
30
comment My 2 month old daughter is trying to stand; can this be harmful?
I will say that as far as I can see, the advice from that doctor applies to parents trying to encourage walking, rather than assisting with something the baby is already trying to do, but if you have concerns, this would be a doctor thing, not a random people on the internet thing.
May
29
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to deal with a toddler who wakes up screaming during the night?
May
28
awarded  Talkative
May
24
answered Should we expect the kids to make an eye contact always?
May
22
reviewed Edit suggested edit on Should we put our a child in a preschool with a primary language we do not speak?
May
22
revised Should we put our a child in a preschool with a primary language we do not speak?
edited title. Suggested edit encouraged a list, but I agree with genericising it
May
22
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to teach a toddler a second (foreign) language?