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Stack Exchange Valued Associate #00005

I am the Director of Community Development for the Stack Exchange Network.

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Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Jul
14
revised Will smoking weed during first week of being pregnant be harmful to my baby?
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Mar
19
comment Can I prepare baby cereal in advance?
Since your primary concern is about food preparation, storage, and safety issues, the folks on our Cooking site are extremely knowledgeable about these issues.
Mar
3
comment Why does my wife say our son is so cute that she wants to eat him?
Unless gobble them up means something other than consuming or using up something quickly, your first sentence does not make any sense.
Feb
17
comment What exactly is the problem with the Television?
<comments removed> Please do not use comments to answer these questions. Comments are designed to help improve the question or to request clarification. Please use the 'answer' function instead. Thanks.
Sep
23
revised How can firearms be secured from children?
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Sep
13
comment Can a 17-month old really appreciate humour/irony?
@justkt Please try to avoid using comments for answering questions. Use the 'answer' function instead. Thanks.
Aug
17
reviewed Reject suggested edit on How can I teach my son to ride a bike?
Aug
17
comment I am 24 years old. I found marijuana and ecstasy my 17 year old sister's room. What should I do?
Comments removed. Please do not use comments to answer questions, thanks.
Jul
24
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How can a father teach his girl child about menstruation?
Apr
4
comment At what age can a child be left alone in a parked car?
@Beofett Yes, you did say that in your question, but I hadn't noticed the first time around that your question is actually "At what age is it reasonable/responsible to leave a child alone in a parked car?" which is likely why we veered into legal jurisdictions.
Apr
3
comment At what age can a child be left alone in a parked car?
This isn't entirely accurate. I know in my jurisdiction there are very specific laws that address leaving children unattended in a car versus (for example) leaving them at home; what age, how long you can be out of direct line of sight, what constitutes a "quick run" into the local 7-Eleven etc, etc.
Apr
3
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Feb
11
revised What stroller features are essential for regular use on the subway?
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Oct
9
awarded  Convention
Sep
21
awarded  Custodian
Mar
15
comment What types of developmental milestones should we be concerned about?
This is way too broad for this type of Q&A, where you're looking for an overall primer of child development. It is more useful to ask about specific questions you have, otherwise users are only guessing what information will actually be useful to you. There's nothing inherently wrong with asking "what should I worry about?" but such conversations are better suited to a threaded discussion forum than this type of Q&A.
Aug
6
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How can I keep my toddler from scratching himself when he is upset?
Aug
5
comment How can a parent remain sane? How do you keep your energy and temper?
I really appreciate your on-going contribution to this site but this question is really chatty. One of the difficulties facing a site like Parenting is keeping the questions (and answers) a product of expertise (or at least hard-earned experience). This question sounds like someone had a hard day and really just needed to reach out to a support group. I can appreciate the sentiment but I really have to close this as not a good fit for this site. See: Good Subjective, Bad Subjective
Jul
12
answered Where/how can I find out about public breastfeeding facilities?