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bio website mutantmarionette.com
location Mountain View, CA
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visits member for 3 years, 3 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).


Oct
15
comment Is Television appropriate for meal times?
-1 for no explanation or reasoning.
Oct
15
revised Is Television appropriate for meal times?
found a citation
Oct
15
comment What makes for a good pre-schooler educational toy?
+1 for taking into consideration "should she be able to figure it out by herself".
Oct
15
revised Are vitamin supplements necessary for newborns?
deleted 32 characters in body; edited title
Oct
15
comment Are vitamin supplements necessary for newborns?
Would you mind if we made this question more general (as in, for both formula and breastfed babies?) I would like to know if they are necessary for breastfed babies as well, but i feel like writing a second question would be too repetitive.
Oct
13
answered Is complimenting children where they can hear it good or bad?
Oct
10
revised How can we make parents more attractive than TV, video games, etc.?
made question more clear and improved formatting
Oct
8
comment What toys tend to be a child's favorite, and why?
+1 for water toys
Oct
7
awarded  Enlightened
Oct
7
answered What toys tend to be a child's favorite, and why?
Oct
4
comment How often should my wife breastfeed our newborn?
4 hours did sound long to me, but that was the number the doctor I was linking to gave. The main point I wanted to get across was not to let your newborn sleep through the night before 2 weeks.
Oct
4
answered How often should my wife breastfeed our newborn?
Oct
3
revised Are trace amounts of caffeine through breastmilk safe for babies?
removed incorrect citation
Oct
3
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
2
comment How can my toddler learn to stay under the blanket at night?
@WilliamGrobman: I think this (tinyurl.com/3p99nek) is the type of "sleeping bag" he's referring to.
Oct
2
comment Is the “1 2 3 Magic” strategy for disciplining effective?
For the most part I agree with this answer, except for the "straight to punishment" part. For younger kids (2 or 3), their memories aren't as consistent as older children, and they can legitimately forget being punished for something just a few days earlier. Reminding them they are misbehaving, by counting or otherwise, gives them the benefit of the doubt. After that though, definitely punish them consistently.
Oct
2
comment When should a child see Star Wars: A New Hope
This question seems both too vague and too specific at the same time.
Sep
29
answered Are trace amounts of caffeine through breastmilk safe for babies?
Sep
29
awarded  Enthusiast
Sep
29
comment What are some fun (no TV or computer) activities that a 2 year old and a 4 year old would enjoy together?
Legos are super great. In the same category, a plain set of blocks are great for encouraging creativity. (Maybe not so great when your 2-year-old is more into knocking things down, but maybe in a year or so.)