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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.)


Mar
6
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How do you differentiate between allowing the child to disagree with you and letting her get her way?
Mar
4
revised How do you differentiate between allowing the child to disagree with you and letting her get her way?
added 577 characters in body
Mar
4
comment How do you differentiate between allowing the child to disagree with you and letting her get her way?
From the bounty, I'm guessing my answer didn't meet all your needs. Is it not clear enough, or is there something I'm missing from your question?
Mar
3
comment Email and social media for pre-teens
One issue with this answer is that "Online Predators" are not particularly scary if you only plan to friend people you know from school. Did your 11-year old actually respond to "Scared Straight"?
Feb
27
comment Don't touch my hair!
For my 6 month old daughter, I used "Arya Splash?" as the warning. She learned to duck, block and weave, but it quickly turned into a game, and she stopped being so annoyed.
Feb
25
reviewed Approve suggested edit on solids tag wiki excerpt
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?