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

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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
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
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.
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.
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
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
Jun
26
comment What should we pack when going camping with an infant?
I would suggest moving the beach/swimming portion of your post to another question. It's a bit of a tangent from asking about camping, even though the swim just happens to be part of a camping trip.
Apr
27
comment What books are in your parenting reference library?
On these Stack Exchange sites, questions are usually about specific problems you are facing. This is a very broad, generalized poll of the community and not really appropriate for this type of Q&A site. I have to close this, but if you have other questions about parenting, please feel free to try again. Thanks.
Apr
27
comment How do you teach a child religious views?
Comments Removed -- Please let's refrain from carrying on extended conversations in comments. Please feel free to use the chat room or other forum to conduct such discussions. Thanks.
Apr
25
comment How do you handle a teacher that teaches pseudo science?
Comments Removed -- Please let's refrain from carrying on conversation in comments. Please feel free to use the chat room or other forum to conduct such discussion. Thanks.
Apr
6
comment How can firearms be secured from children?
Good idea, @torbengb. Thank you. Interesting conversation, but let's try to keep it out of comments. Chat is a more appropriate venue.
Apr
6
comment How can firearms be secured from children?
I hope you are right and that the proper education sticks from day one, without fail... or lapse in judgment.
Apr
6
comment How can firearms be secured from children?
So your definition of "securing a gun" is a combination of "buy one that requires more strength to fire" and "teach them well and trust their judgment?" I have a lot of respect for your excellent contributions to these systems, but even the most avid gun enthusiast would shudder at this advice.
Apr
6
comment How can firearms be secured from children?
@HedgeMage: I guess that depends in how accessible the gun safe is. The authors stated that it was "completely inaccessible." I'm only offering alternatives to consider.