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Oct
10
answered What aspects should we consider when choosing a name for our child?
Aug
2
comment Is Doctor Who too scary for children?
Disagree about TorchWood being unscary - the 'Children of Earth' special had some harrowing scenes, even for adults!
Aug
2
comment How do you handle a teacher that teaches pseudo science?
Richard Dawkins, an outspoken biologist and firm atheist, famously wrote a letter to his daughters imploring them to use their rational thinking to determine whether what they were being taught was a scientific fact based on evidence, opinion or falsehood. No prizes for guessing why, but I think he was on to something: rationalresponders.com/…
Jul
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Jun
20
comment Should we circumcise our son?
Point taken, but please post your comment at the same time as editing my post.
Jun
11
revised What are some hacks and gadgets for a soon-to-be dad?
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Jun
11
answered What are some hacks and gadgets for a soon-to-be dad?
Jun
11
answered What are some hacks and gadgets for a soon-to-be dad?
Jun
11
comment What are some hacks and gadgets for a soon-to-be dad?
Some method to record video, whether dedicated device or a smartphone is absolutely essential for capturing special moments. One key point I'd offer is to ensure you regularly archive or backup the data - if your toddler drops your smartphone down the drain and it was the only record of your newborn's first word...
Jun
11
comment What are some hacks and gadgets for a soon-to-be dad?
I think this is over the top - just work out babies' routine, print it out in large font and stick it to enough walls that you know what should be happening when. This has the added benefit of visitors seeing that the routine is too, so they understand why baby needs to go to sleep or why the room smells bad (and its' not grandpa this time..)
May
24
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May
22
comment What are some good tea party snacks for toddlers?
Yes, I guess so. It's a party, so there tends to be treats, and they don't happen every day.
May
22
comment Wha should I feed my kids for breakfast?
"Muffins that the kids helped to bake" - awesome. There is a great Blueberry Bran muffin recipe that goes down well.
May
22
answered What are some good tea party snacks for toddlers?
May
22
comment How can I help my child develop social intelligence?
I think this is a great suggestion. Be sure to have someone 'referee' if, e.g. Mum + Daughter take sides against Dad + Son.
May
22
revised How can I help my child develop social intelligence?
Fixed minor typo to save any embarrassment :o)
May
22
answered Is this excess phlegm and throat clearing a sign of lactose intolerance?
May
22
comment How do I deal with a child that refuses to do a chore or task?
For example, you ask them to set to table ready for dinner. They refuse. So when dinner is served up and they have no plate, knife or fork, how will they eat? Dinner is not a reward, but a necessity. Them not being able to eat their dinner because they didn't lay the table is a very clear example of why they needed to do the task.
May
22
answered How do I deal with a child that refuses to do a chore or task?
May
22
comment How do I deal with a child that refuses to do a chore or task?
IMO, bribery or reduction in pocket money is not the answer here - you'll get half-hearted efforts as they take learn the route which maximises payment for the minimum effort.