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location Vancouver, WA
age 24
visits member for 2 years, 7 months
seen Apr 12 at 15:03

I'm a husband, father, and mechanical engineer at Hewlett-Packard. I support:

  • Breast feeding
  • Cloth diapering
  • Cosleeping
  • Vaccination
  • Home/charter/private schooling
  • Non-physical dicipline

Aug
8
awarded  Famous Question
Aug
7
answered Preschooler can't sing, but sings anyway - loudly!
Aug
7
answered For an infant, at what age should we replace the bottle with a cup, and how?
Aug
7
revised I am 24 years old. I found marijuana and ecstasy my 17 year old sister's room. What should I do?
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Aug
7
comment I am 24 years old. I found marijuana and ecstasy my 17 year old sister's room. What should I do?
Your point of going to someone else is really good. It doesn't necessarily have to be parents, because of things I pointed out in my answer, but talking with someone is a good idea.
Aug
7
answered I am 24 years old. I found marijuana and ecstasy my 17 year old sister's room. What should I do?
Jul
13
comment how to tackle 6.5 years old misbehaving boy?
I edited your question to use standard English. I tried to preserve the meaning of your question but I had to improvise at a couple of places. If I inadvertently changed the meaning, please edit it.
Jul
13
comment Baby always rolling over and ending up sleeping on his stomach, is it dangerous?
@deworde This is why SIDS advice always bothers me. If the cause is unknown, you can't claim that any particular condition that's merely correlated with a lower SIDS rate in a population will reduce the chances of a particular child dying. Also, you can't say SIDS is not suffocation; it could be atypical cases of all the ASSB variants they mention in your link that simple aren't identified properly. We simply don't know the cause; that doesn't mean that it's anything exotic.
Jul
13
comment how to tackle 6.5 years old misbehaving boy?
@aliya Kids are pretty resilient. If you can consistently be a better parent, time will likely be all it takes to improve the situation.
Jul
13
revised how to tackle 6.5 years old misbehaving boy?
Corrected spelling, fixed grammar, and improved formatting.
Nov
16
awarded  Enlightened
Nov
16
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
25
awarded  Notable Question
Sep
10
comment Kids Website, is it a good idea?
@TorbenGundtofte-Bruun I see the value of respecting their privacy. I had just never imagined someone posting that personal of an image in public. Thanks for explaining what tangable problems there can be.
Sep
10
comment Kids Website, is it a good idea?
I hear this vague worry about misuse of information often coupled with allusions to pedophiles being sleazy or advertisers poaching the photos. I honestly don't understand any concern with images of a child being online; I can see absolutely no risk to this whatsoever beyond taking your child to public spaces where others may view or photograph them. Could you please explain to me what you're worried might happen and how it would actually harm your child? I ask you because I have a lot of respect for your opinions and I can't simply dismiss this from you as irrational nonsense.
Sep
8
comment How can I help my 4 yr old adjust to junior kindergarten?
Is there a reason he has to start his year? If he's four, young for his age, has sensory processing difficulties, and still needs a nap it may be better to wait before enrolling him.
Sep
6
awarded  Analytical
Sep
5
comment breaking my rejection of christianity to my parents
I don't think it takes courage; just the desire to really be happy. Deluding oneself into thinking one is happy is worse than being unhappy. In neither case do you have true happiness and in one, you have to ignore rational thought, evade, and lie to yourself.
Sep
5
awarded  Nice Question
Sep
5
comment breaking my rejection of christianity to my parents
Your overall post is good, but I'm very tempted to -1 for the generalizations of non-believers. I neither want to believe or disbelieve. I've simply seen the evidence and find all religions to be as obviously fictional as Superman, Lord of the Rings, or cargo cults. It's not a matter of rejecting any arguments, it's just critical thinking and evaluating the evidence. Since the false generalizations don't add anything to your answer, I'd remove them.