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Husband of a wonderful woman who teaches me how to be a better father daily for our seven children, all boys.

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Jan
28
answered How can I prevent my parents' divorce?
Jan
27
comment How do I handle a 10 year old girl “in love”?
Wow, thanks for the bounty, @Beofett!
Jan
27
awarded  Mortarboard
Jan
26
awarded  Good Answer
Jan
26
comment How do I handle a 10 year old girl “in love”?
@Kevin I said, "that isn't necessarily the case." and your link to the definition shows that two of the three definitions do not require punishment, which backs up my assertion that discipline doesn't necessarily mean punishment. For instance, a person who shows a great deal of self-discipline need never be punished. Regardless, I hope that by reading my full answer my meaning and intent is clear.
Jan
24
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
23
revised How do I handle a 10 year old girl “in love”?
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Jan
23
answered How do I handle a 10 year old girl “in love”?
Jan
19
comment Will smoking weed during first week of being pregnant be harmful to my baby?
That research is over two decades old. A more recent study is here: emboj.embopress.org/content/early/2014/01/27/embj.201386035 can you reconcile the findings and differences between the two studies? Here is an easier to read article summarizing the key findings: healthline.com/health-news/…
Jan
16
comment Consequences of smoking marijuana during pregnancy (especially first weeks)?
When downvoting, please consider posting a comment on how this answer is "not useful" so I can improve it. Thanks!
Jan
16
answered Consequences of smoking marijuana during pregnancy (especially first weeks)?
Jan
13
answered Securing books from toddler
Jan
5
answered How can I help my child who is advanced in programming to meet others at the same skill level?
Dec
8
comment Son (22) has to keep initiating contact between son and parents after moving out
Yep. This is the first bird leaving the nest, so there's no established protocol, and on top of that all their social and family needs are met by those living at home. Once the other two leave I expect it'll change by itself, but until then the contact and fun you have with your parents and family will have to be induced by you. I'm sure you could just drop by for an evening, even unannounced, and hang out. That might be enough.
Nov
27
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
26
comment Should we get her a doll?
Further reading: mamaot.com/2012/11/25/…
Nov
26
answered Should we get her a doll?
Oct
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
8
comment Is there a benefit or harm in letting a 3 year old control her own bedtime routine?
I give my kids unstructured playtime between dinner and bedtime. Dinner is usually long (for a toddler!), and it gives them a bit of a break from having to sit still. I wonder if that's what you're trying to accomplish by giving her a choice to start the next step of the process? It may be better to split dinner apart completely and not consider it part of the bedtime routine.
Oct
8
answered Is there a benefit or harm in letting a 3 year old control her own bedtime routine?