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A long-time game developer and professional software developer. You can find my games on my casual gaming portal, Deen Games. You can read my C# articles at C# City and my Java articles at Java Eggs.

You may also be interested in what I'm cooking up on GitHub.


Mar
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comment How to teach a toddler to identify colors correctly?
+1 this is a good answer. Kids are very perceptive of attention, and my 3yo intentionally gives me the wrong answer to some questions because that gets a better reaction out of me.
Sep
25
comment The noise of his children playing makes a parent tired and glad to leave for work
The latter is actually courtesy of the British Government, c/o WW2, and popularized recently (according to Wikipedia). You can remove the "probably" part :)
Mar
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awarded  Yearling
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Feb
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asked Should I be concerned that my infant holds her sneeze in?
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awarded  Nice Question
Sep
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accepted How do you teach young kids to defend themselves?
Apr
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comment How do you teach young kids to defend themselves?
nope; some parents try to teach their kids, but by and large, every kid watches out for themselves -- with some older kids sometimes looking out for some younger kids.
Apr
12
comment How do you teach young kids to defend themselves?
Not a bad answer; but it's not easy to always have someone around. He has around 15 cousins, and there are not enough adults to supervise when it becomes more than 4-5 kids in the same house at the same time. Hence my dillema.
Apr
12
comment How do you teach young kids to defend themselves?
@Jon Others agree with HedgeMage on this -- hence why his comment is +2.
Apr
12
accepted What methods are effective for teaching vocabulary to young children?
Apr
12
comment What methods are effective for teaching vocabulary to young children?
@David non-library books run out quickly; we have boxes, but he's gone through all of them.
Apr
11
comment What methods are effective for teaching vocabulary to young children?
@David we're already prolific library borrowers. Cheers
Apr
9
comment What methods are effective for teaching vocabulary to young children?
Interesting note about bi-lingualism. I know my son's first/second language (Urdu) quite poorly, but other relatives excel at it.
Apr
9
comment How do you teach young kids to defend themselves?
Excellent advice; STOP and NO seem to be the way to go. But how do you prevent this from back-firing -- for example, when washing his hands after going to the washroom, he says NO or STOP? Or likewise if he's say, cranky/sleepy, but refusing to sleep?
Apr
9
comment When should kids be allowed to walk/bike to school alone?
Your child should also know their full name, address, and phone number. Can't let them wander around without that -- most kids are smart enough around 5-6 to memorize this information.