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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?
Sep
30
comment Do I need to put cloth diapers through two wash cycles?
Based on personal experience, both professional and otherwise, .info seems to be the hands-down TLD of choice for people doing nefarious things, whether hacking or selling snake oil. I had seen a great article on it with actual statistics, but can't seem to refind it.
Sep
23
comment Is putting a 9-year-old to bed early abusive?
@deworde I really thought that this was going to be a -1 factory for me. But I guess it's my job to be the hardass around here and sometimes people like it (=
Sep
23
answered Is putting a 9-year-old to bed early abusive?
Sep
23
comment Is putting a 9-year-old to bed early abusive?
"It dilutes the impact of the word, and in my opinion dishonors truly abused children." simply cannot be said enough.
Sep
23
comment Can a 17-month old really appreciate humour/irony?
Do it like "Mr Glubbles HATES folding diapers and laundry!" or how about "Mr Glubbles HATES picking up cheerios from the floor all day!" "Mr Floob HATES TRAFFIC on the way to work!" or maybe not. Hitting too close to home maybe.
Sep
23
answered What are the signs other than crying which indicate that the infant is hungry?
Sep
22
awarded  Yearling
Sep
21
comment The noise of his children playing makes a parent tired and glad to leave for work
"Instead of attempting to be a good playmate to my son and make him happy, I take him along when I do what makes me happy" That's really good stuff right there.
Sep
21
answered The noise of his children playing makes a parent tired and glad to leave for work
Sep
21
answered Do I need to put cloth diapers through two wash cycles?
Sep
21
answered Too many variables at play — troubled “son”
Aug
30
answered How to handle copycatting?