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Oct
16
answered My eldest is aware of “an f-word” but doesn't know what it is, should I tell him?
Oct
16
comment How to eat out with kids?
Just don't be a walmart-like parent and beat your kid while you're on line at the buffet because they wouldn't stand in line.
Oct
16
comment Is it fine for parents to ask for allowance from children? How to do it tactfully?
Exactly. >Bam< Lay it out there. And the education part could NOT be better said. I keep clicking that up-triangle, but it only let me vote once. Drag.
Oct
16
answered Explaining sexual attraction
Oct
16
comment How to deal with a teenager who wants his parents to buy him everything his friends have?
Amen for cutting off.
Oct
16
answered How to deal with a teenager who wants his parents to buy him everything his friends have?
Oct
16
comment Is it really that bad to get water in an infant's ear?
@RoryAlsop which had been said. It doesn't matter if it's the water or the man in the moon that causes the infection. What matters is that you avoid infection by keeping water out of the baby's ear.
Oct
7
comment What harm is porn?
As far as 'healthy medium for children' goes, kids are mentally exposed to much worse than porn on a daily basis. Two 11-12 yo's looking at a tube site and giggling at boobies is reality. It may not be desirable but I call it normal in middle class America... which, by the way, is a country that was founded by religious extremists who felt that burning witches and meting out severe and bloody corporal punishments on citizens -- as bad as the fundamentalist governments of today -- was required by God's Law. Being 400 years down line of that social norm puts us here having this conversation.
Oct
7
comment What harm is porn?
Wow I missed your comment. Taking my ?'s literally, "Will?", the answer is "No". It's simply not a foregone conclusion either way. In that context, your comment is no more/less correct than mine. So since no one can truly define porn as a factor or not, then why is it even part of the discussion? Raising ducks or having a healthy garden is the same way but it's never part of the conversation even tho Jeffery Dahmer (was it?) raised ducks and Bob Berdella had a great garden. Which goes back to my real point: Stop pretending the world will raise your (rhetorical your) kids and do it yourself.
Oct
7
revised What harm is porn?
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Oct
5
comment My 12 year old has been blowing off homework, and now is writing on his clothes! Is this normal?
@TorbenGundtofte-Bruun Since it all starts with talking, rather than talking downwards, I talk upwards. Then, the slightest appearance of traction gets some kind of attaboy with an explanation. It doesn't always have to be commerce either.
Oct
5
comment My 12 year old has been blowing off homework, and now is writing on his clothes! Is this normal?
I wouldn't and didn't advocate breaking the stream. And I didn't not mean for this comment to be way down here... Should have been on the op.
Oct
4
comment My 12 year old has been blowing off homework, and now is writing on his clothes! Is this normal?
I absolutely abhor taking the thing he enjoys, balling it up and threatening to throw it at him. Since there's more than one way to skin a cat, choose one that doesn't turn his passion into an offensive weapon. (yes I posted my own answer)
Oct
4
answered My 12 year old has been blowing off homework, and now is writing on his clothes! Is this normal?
Oct
3
revised Kids and Cell Phones? What limits should be set along with giving the first phone?
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Oct
3
answered Helping children cope with a parent's suicide
Oct
3
comment What's a good choice for a baby's first sign in sign language?
@Ziv You're overthinking it. If your thinking were correct, we'd never be able to teach more to any one. So just give her a few cheerios, like 6. When she finishes and starts hollering, that means she wants more. Then you say "More?" out loud and you make the sign for a few secs. She'll stare at you "whats all this then" kinda look. Then you give her 5 more. Ad nauseum. She'll probably get it before she's done eating. It's what they call a "conditioned response"... basically, it's training and it's the main way that you can teach so young a human.
Oct
2
answered What's a good choice for a baby's first sign in sign language?
Oct
2
comment Raising a tri-lingual child, tricky context
As an American, I hate you... I feel so cheated that I only know english. +1 (and texan and southern and new yorker which i guess are only dialects)
Sep
30
answered How to restrain my 13-year-old pubescent sister?