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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

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answered breaking my rejection of christianity to my parents
Sep
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answered Is it normal that a 2½ year old omits any “s” in the start of words?
Sep
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comment At what age or developmental milestones is a child capable of critical thinking?
I'll change this to my accepted because it specifically answers exactly what I asked. I really look forward to looking into your info more deeply. I suspect that these methods work well, because looking back, I notice that this is basically what my dad did with me and I had developed rather impressive critical thinking skills by about five to six. Any ideas on what sort of practice is good for step four?
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accepted At what age or developmental milestones is a child capable of critical thinking?
Aug
30
awarded  Yearling
Aug
30
comment How do we discourage our infant from pulling hair?
Depending on what you mean by scolding, it may not be possible. I certainly wouldn't advocate yelling or being mean, but a firm "No, we do not pull hair." may be considered scolding by some even though it's likely the right response. What do you consider scolding?
Aug
30
revised How do we discourage our infant from pulling hair?
Retaged [primary-schooler] to [infant] for 4.5 month old baby
Aug
27
revised At what age or developmental milestones is a child capable of critical thinking?
Added valuable info the author provided in comments
Aug
27
comment At what age or developmental milestones is a child capable of critical thinking?
I agree that it's a complex issue and it may be beyond the scope of a single answer. As it stands though, your question doesn't say how any of the resources you provided are related to what I asked. Your answer may be fantastic, but I have no way of evaluating that.
Aug
25
answered Arguments for/against same birthday for siblings?
Aug
25
comment At what age or developmental milestones is a child capable of critical thinking?
+1 Excellent suggestion! I love this idea because it fundamentally challenges how I wanted to achieve this without requiring me to change my educational plans. I believe that this will make determining the transition age easier and likely help to teach my son the skills necessary in the first place. Assuming nothing better comes up, I'll accept this great answer.
Aug
25
comment At what age or developmental milestones is a child capable of critical thinking?
This is an interesting answer. Could you make it a bit more specific though? Including which of Lectica's tests are relevant and a brief summary of how those books pertain to the issue would make the info more useful. As it stands, this just lists somethings you say are topical even if they look promising.
Aug
24
comment At what age or developmental milestones is a child capable of critical thinking?
@DaveClarke I don't think all people reach these milestones; that's mainly why I offered them as an alternative measure to age.
Aug
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comment At what age or developmental milestones is a child capable of critical thinking?
I do not know those development stages by that name. If they are possible to measure or estimate at home (something you don't need a psychologist for) that would be acceptable. For instance, if it's as complex as IQ, that wouldn't be acceptable, but something like the hierarchy of needs would be. Basically it needs to be useful to me in determining when my child is ready.
Aug
23
asked At what age or developmental milestones is a child capable of critical thinking?
Aug
18
comment How to teach children the difference between pets and vermin?
Your premise that she would be overrun with vermin if she wouldn't kill them is unrealistic for most locations. Live traps are certainly an option. That said, you probably can't do better than just explaining that they're dirty. It's factually accurate and is simple enough to be understood.
Aug
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awarded  Good Question
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