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Jan
13
comment Is bribing children with cash incentives a good idea?
Exam results are long-term major achievements, effectively a measure of consistent effort along the way - analogous to filling up the reward chart incrementally. By this age, you'd understand the Long-Term Incentive Plan of cash-for-results. Bribing children to pick up their toys, tidy their room, etc, on a daily basis is what we're discussing here - the things that should be done as normal everyday routine.
Apr
29
comment Are there some side effects of letting an infant eat chocolates?
Ah, grandparents. Don't you just love them? :)
Apr
29
comment My child is ignoring my timeouts and walking away from them. What are some options for handling this?
Do you use an clock/timer to indicate when the timeout is over?
Apr
29
comment Is having a sibling better for a child?
@Craig; Well done for identifying the economic issue up-front. We have two children and are both extremely tired and broke :-P
Apr
29
comment How to get a toddler to start chewing and eating solids?
Stop comparing with others - it is unproductive. Remember, Einstein couldn't walk until he was 3 years old.
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.