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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

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.
Sep
5
comment breaking my rejection of christianity to my parents
+1 You have a very good way of looking at things. It's nice to hear a theist's perspective. As an atheist who values independence greatly, I can't image what it must be like for the parents. If my son grows up to be religious, I'd think it's unfortunate for him, but it's his business and I wouldn't care in the least. So it's very nice to hear how you would handle this challenge positively. Your kids are lucky to have such good support.
Sep
5
answered breaking my rejection of christianity to my parents
Sep
5
answered Is it normal that a 2½ year old omits any “s” in the start of words?
Sep
2
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?
Sep
2
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