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I am a senior software developer.

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I am interested in .NET programming (C#, VB), web programming (ASP.NET, Javascript) and GUI design.

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Oct
4
comment 8 year old too stressed to sleep
This will only give more focus to her disbelief that it's something wrong with her that needs special action to be fixed.
Oct
4
comment Why should children be rewarded for good behaviour?
A way of limiting rewards to doing tasks and chores, would be to surprise the child occasionally by rewarding after they have done it (without promising anything in forehand). This will teach them that doing good will sometimes pay off, but not generally to expect to get reward.
Oct
4
comment How do you deal with a 9 year old not doing their homework?
@JavidJamae: I agree, but it is hard to say it in a way that is not taken the wrong way from the child. How can you acknowledge that it is a challenge in a way that will inspire the child instead of leading to frustration because it is hard?
Aug
28
comment How can we be sure our infant has colic rather than another issue?
The term colic is more like a name for symptoms of different causes rather than a disease. The cause of colic is often stomach ache caused by Digestive Issues (read: gas) that is becoming a problem for several hours a day. See the excellent answers here for more details...
Jan
11
comment Why should children be rewarded for good behaviour?
@ViliamBúr: Yes, this is basically what I try to say in the last paragraph in my answer.
Sep
12
comment How can I help my 4 yr old adjust to junior kindergarten?
Good point about the fruit. At my son's school, they actually have an organized fruit meal after first period to boost energy for the rest of the day.
Sep
12
comment Should I encourage my 2½ year old to attempt to “read” his own stories?
..or ask your 5 year old... He/she knows!
Aug
8
comment Does feedback from a baby monitor result in hearing loss?
@bobobobo: Good point, although from the child's position, the direction of the sound is away, so it would not be that loud for him as for you.
Aug
8
comment Why are parents so concerned about profanity around their children?
+3 for "used mainly when stupid people have run out of the right words to say". (+1 for the rest... Good answer).
Aug
8
comment When should I allow a child to swear?
@Shantali: I guess when he say 18, he really means "when the child is legally independent, and the parents does not really have the rights to tell them what to do".
Jun
19
comment How do you respond to minor injuries?
Good point. With our youngest son (2yrs), we are actually a bit conserned if he's already a bit too tough, but that is not because how we have dealt with him - he just seems to cope with pain better than most kids his age. It has made us be very aware on how he's crying, and distinguish between his cry when actually hurt (requires comforting) or cry because he doesn't get his way (quite common).
Jun
18
comment Why should children be rewarded for good behaviour?
@TorbenGundtofte-Bruun: I guess the why is answerd by the 3 last words: "... and it worked!"
Jun
15
comment Should I monitor my child's internet usage?
@Doug: The world might not be that different. The difference is that the world is closer to your home, and potential "predators" are closer and larger in numbers.
Jun
6
comment How and when should I teach my children how to swim?
This question on how to encourage a 5-year old to swim, can add some useful info on this topic.
Apr
4
comment Advice for carrying out the “Stay in Bed” technique with our 2-year-old
@Urbycoz: Our 2-year old son is like your son not very eager to sleep in our bed. But we sometimes do take him to our bed when he wakes up, and then takes him back after a little while. Then he tends to go to sleep when going back - maybe he realizes it's better in his bed after all or something... We have actually seen that he climbs out of our bed and into his bedroom, wanting to get into his own bed!
Apr
2
comment Will a 12-18 month old understand a baby is on the way?
He would not understand that a baby is on the way, but he will understand that something is going on, and even though he doesn't understand exactly what you tell him right away, he will understand and eventually accept more than if you don't tell him anything.
Apr
2
comment Will a 12-18 month old understand a baby is on the way?
Yes! Although she would perhaps not understand exactly what was going on, I think it's important to prepare them for something is going to happen. It is not easy to know how much they understand, but my experience is that the more they're told, the more they actually understand eventually.