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Aug
23
awarded  Yearling
Aug
8
comment In the USA in the year 2014, does the law forbid children from being out and about without close adult supervision?
You might like to check out Lenore Skenazy's blog: freerangekids.com
Jun
22
comment What are the effects of teacher job share on pupil attainment?
@Joe, some private schools have subject-specific teachers from age 9 or so but in the state school system it's mostly not until you get to secondary school at 11. Re flexible working, it's employment law here that everyone has the right to request flexible working and your employer must "seriously consider" your request, they can only refuse it if there is a valid business reason why it would not be possible.
Jun
20
accepted What are the effects of teacher job share on pupil attainment?
Jun
19
asked What are the effects of teacher job share on pupil attainment?
Apr
24
comment How can I avoid my girlfriend getting depressed over studies?
The very fact you think of the way you are dealing with her as related to "parenting" shows that you have this all wrong. She is an adult. It is not your job to "make her pass" or "motivate her". No wonder she seems to feel inferior to you since you seem to be acting in a way that reinforces that belief (even if your stated belief / motivation is different). I honestly think that if you want to stay with her long term, you both should go for some couples counselling and you personally should back off from trying to "teach" her or "parent" her in any way.
Apr
17
comment What are some reasons for a toddler to have very inconsistent (frequency and texture) bowel movements?
Wouldn't a food intolerance display other symptoms (gassiness, fussiness...) as well?
Apr
16
asked What are some reasons for a toddler to have very inconsistent (frequency and texture) bowel movements?
Apr
14
comment Single Working Mom Wishes to Homeschool Child
Please don't assume that being able to work from home means that it is feasible to work from home and care for an infant at the same time, much less that it is possible to work from home and homeschool and older child at the same time.
Apr
10
comment Is it fair (or adequate) to ask a 4 yr old to stop crying for some reason?
It also depends on what you mean by "ask them to stop" - if you mean "Stop that F-ing noise you F-ing piece of S- wallop" then that's a bit different from "OK, I can see that you're upset, let's see if we can come up with a way to work this out... but I can't understand what you're saying at the moment, if you stop crying we'll be able to talk about it..." - and all the points on the spectrum in between.
Feb
19
comment Immediate reflux/heartburn relief for a baby (8 months old)
tums.com - heartburn relief tablets. They sell a kids' version too. The active ingredient is calcium carbonate. Sounds like a major choking hazard to me though.
Feb
14
comment How to keep jaundiced two-day-old awake during breastfeedings?
Not really an answer, but an alternative approach - as long as the baby stays latched on while they fall asleep, you can get some more milk into them by doing some manual breast compressions while they sleep. I think I'd only do this if you have a reason to believe her intake is below what is needed, though - and I would measure that based on output (wet and dirty nappies).
Feb
10
comment Deep cut in index finger of 19 months old baby
That's a great answer, but what an awful experience you had!
Feb
3
comment Our toddler boy likes to arrange his toy cars in a line. Is this normal?
Yep. Another +1 from here and the same comment as @Valkyrie
Jan
17
comment As a grandma what can I say if my daughter sits and watches her 4 year old hack at her hair
[continued...] Or something in between, or something else entirely of course. I would say that ultimately your granddaughter's appearance is not really your concern, but if the scenario is closer to the former one I described, you might want to try to get your daughter some professional help.
Jan
17
comment As a grandma what can I say if my daughter sits and watches her 4 year old hack at her hair
I would need more information to offer an opinion on this. Is your daughter in a depressed funk, with no energy or enthusiasm for enforcing boundaries and no care as to what her own daughter does; or did she have a little discussion at an appropriate level with the 4 yo about it beforehand, explaining that if she wanted shorter hair it would be easier to get it to look nice and even if they went to a hairdresser, or even if she let Mummy cut it, but the 4yo was scared of letting anyone near her head with scissors so they agreed between them she could do it herself?
Dec
3
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
3
comment Birthday and Christmas on the same date
Gosh, please pretend I didn't use quite so many exclamation marks...
Dec
3
answered Birthday and Christmas on the same date
Oct
21
comment Bed gets wet nearly each night although diaper is worn
I also think you just have to keep on taking him to the toilet in the night. You don't have to wake him up much - keep an old jug or even a potty in his room, have him sit up and pee into it, then he can go back to sleep and you can deal with it. We actually used to take my son all the way to the bathroom, after a few nights of grump/confusion he got used to it very quickly and would not even remember in the morning.