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bio website mutantmarionette.com
location Mountain View, CA
age 24
visits member for 2 years, 11 months
seen Apr 27 '12 at 16:33

Married in May 2010, with one daughter born in March 2011. I have a bachelors in math, and in my free time, I'm a developer on mutantmarionette.com (an AI programming game).


Jan
18
accepted At what age can children understand and respond well to discipline?
Jan
10
answered How do we choose when to start kindergarten?
Jan
7
asked At what age can children understand and respond well to discipline?
Jan
4
answered When can children understand the concept of lying?
Dec
31
comment When is too young to give up the nap?
Quiet time is a great habit to start, according to my friends with multiple kids. It gives you an hour or so of quiet time when all the kids are in their rooms.
Dec
28
answered Can scented products irritate a newborn?
Dec
13
answered How should a child be prepared for adulthood?
Dec
13
comment How can I tame my 5 year old's wild hair?
+1 for not letting your uncomfortable feelings transfer to your daughter.
Dec
8
asked What's the best way to fix a toddler's mispronunciations?
Nov
30
comment Techniques for teaching children from the start about how to read advertising?
"Ad Time" sounded a bit weird at first, but I like your point about showcasing how artificial advertisements can be. Looking at an ad critically leaves you with a totally different impression than watching in passively.
Nov
16
comment What are important legal and financial steps for new parents?
I have never gone through this first hand, but I've read that the court charges fees to your estate for having to divy up your stuff for you-- fees that would probably cost more than writing a will.
Nov
15
answered What are important legal and financial steps for new parents?
Nov
15
revised Are deli cut meats bad for infants?
fixed typos
Nov
10
awarded  Quorum
Nov
10
comment Can learning sign language be harmful for babies' speech development?
Thanks for the link @Beofett!
Nov
10
asked Can learning sign language be harmful for babies' speech development?
Nov
10
comment How to remove brown stains from colored underwear?
I haven't tried a biological washing powder like @noelicus suggested (I've usually heard them called "enzyme cleaners", or something similar), but I have heard rave reviews from people who have used them. If you haven't tried it, you should give it a shot.
Nov
8
answered How can we keep my niece's hair out of her eyes?
Nov
5
comment How do I get an easily distracted 5 year old to eat more?
+1 for "don't push beyond the child's desires". Unless he begins to look malnourished, I would let his own hunger dictate the amount of food eaten, and just make sure the food he does eat is nutritious.
Nov
5
comment What is the best strategy for adjusting an toddler's sleep cycle during Daylight Savings?
This is actually a great idea, and it would apply any time you need to adjust a child's schedule (going from summer to getting up for school, change in parent's work times, long vacation in a nearby time zone, etc.)