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Jan
18
comment Is there any research on the effects of PG cartoon violence on small children?
Related: parenting.stackexchange.com/questions/11/… Even some PG films have some really scary moments.
Jan
18
comment Is there any research on the effects of PG cartoon violence on small children?
That's a pretty old reference. Modern day cartoons can be pretty realistic. I've seen a 5 year old watch Kung Fu Panda and then beat his sister up - anecdotal, but what do you call 'cartoon violence' - did you mean 'slapstick' ?
Dec
16
comment When should I allow a child to swear?
It also depends on the teacher - I had one teacher who would tolerate profanity if in context, but another who beat the hell out of me for swearing when I cut my hand through his lack of supervision.
Dec
16
comment Methods for reducing or coping with sleep deprivation
I'd add 'learn to go to bed on time' too. Many parents I know are tired and after some quick questioning, it's clear that they are having trouble getting themselves off to bed.
Sep
20
comment Is bribing children with cash incentives a good idea?
Using tokens as a substitute for money is still bribery but the value is determined when the "child cashes in their chips". I'm not sure poker chips are a good thing to introduce to children, either - gambling is an adult activity.
Mar
22
comment My child has chickenpox, am I infectious?
Thanks! I found an article and added the link.
Aug
30
comment How do you introduce video games without pushing other activities into the background?
Related: parenting.stackexchange.com/questions/5926/…
Mar
23
comment How to remove Toddler's attraction for iPhone /iPad?
I'm assuming your child hasn't tried to find out if iPhone or iPad can float in the bath yet?
Mar
23
comment Changing a child's name
Who says Thomas means 'twin'? Can you provide a citation? As far as I recall, it's a biblical name.
Mar
10
comment How do you get a child to eat?
Once children can speak, they can tell you 'I don't want that much' but until they can, they either protest noisily, don't eat the food (through protest) or only eat some of it.
Mar
1
comment How can I deal with my 12-year old son's rebellious behaviour?
Spot on with the room invasion point - really important to agree and respect boundaries.
Feb
19
comment What would be a effective way to explain pornography?
Fair enough - thanks for clarifying
Feb
18
comment What are some suggestions for punishing a child?
@pramodc84: are you serious? That article recommends using threats and violence - on children?
Feb
18
comment What would be a effective way to explain pornography?
Notting Hill may be a bit too classy/romancey to be an effective analogy IMO.
Feb
17
comment What would be a effective way to explain pornography?
Your analogy makes pornography out as 'weird' - but worldwide sales figures would disagree.
Jan
25
comment How do I explain good sportsmanship to a 4 year old?
OMG, you don't let him win????
Jan
12
comment When your child says something embarrassing in public… how do you deal with it?
Thanks for the detailed response. I guess I can already see that the distraction technique failed here (a Witch being more interesting than a Dragon that day!) and so rational reasoning prevailed. His grandmother just says "Oh no it isn't" which descends into a pantomime act, but I guess that moves away from the embarrassing statement.
Nov
22
comment Programming with a baby
Programming is best done with a computer. While a baby has copious I/O and loud audio, the voice recognition-based user interface mechanism takes up to 18 months activate although you may get somewhere with gesture-based input :o)
Nov
22
comment How do I stop yawning so much when I'm reading bedtime stories to my kids?
Perhaps you're really really good at reading the bedtime stories and they're making you feel sleepy too :o)
Oct
25
comment Is Television appropriate for meal times?
-1. record the special event and watch it after dinner.