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Feb
18
comment How can I instigate or spark an interest for math to my 14 year old daughter?
to quote my late aunt, a math tutor, "When we were in grade school we had '3 plus box equals 7'. In algebra we traded the box for an X, and everybody freaked out.'
Feb
10
comment How to get a 15 yr old started with a computer?
what country, btw?
Oct
8
comment Is plane flight safe for a newborn?
@Ida - it's made at every gate call I've heard in the last decade ... probably on the order of 1000 or more that I've either been on or heard next to me
Oct
8
comment Is plane flight safe for a newborn?
@Ida - sure you can: it's part of why they do gate announcements telling you to check with the gate attendant if you're flying with an infant, but do not have the words infant-in-arms on your boarding pass.
Oct
8
comment Is plane flight safe for a newborn?
"you still need a ticket for the baby" - this is only for counting/manifest purposes, and does not affect the cost of your flight: changing from a "normal" ticket to an "infant-in-arms" is free with every airline I've flown on
Oct
8
comment Should I let my child play with gun toys?
even if you don't allow your children to play with them, they'll turn bananas, sticks, etc into them
Sep
3
comment Disney, Dreamworks and Pixar: What is the appropriate age to start showing their films to a child?
it wasn't a "kid's movie" .. it was a film adaptation of a story aimed at an older audience :)
Sep
2
comment Disney, Dreamworks and Pixar: What is the appropriate age to start showing their films to a child?
JM Barrie's "Peter & Wendy" is pretty overtly sexual in the way girls vie for Peter's attention :)
Jul
27
comment How to avoid corporal punishment?
who says "spanking is no good"?
Jun
22
comment Are modern cloth diapers really cost efficient compared to disposible diapers?
@Beofett - you're right, I meant $600 in total laundry costs :)
Jun
22
comment Are modern cloth diapers really cost efficient compared to disposible diapers?
@Beofett - we were looking at the higher-end disposables, but even if we are off by a factor of ~4, We merely need to spend less than ~$600 a year in additional laundry costs
Jun
6
comment Is it safe to travel by car without A/C when it's hot outside?
how did people cope pre-A/C? Yes - it's OK :)
Apr
29
comment What's so hard about home made carrot baby food?
what prevents you from packaging while the food is "still hot" at home? Canners do it all the time.
Apr
25
comment At what age should you start giving your children pocket money?
and the downvote is for...?
Apr
20
comment Should I enroll my child in driving lessons or teach them myself?
In the US (and it varies by state), there is no requirement for "formal" instruction (NY requires a pre-licensing class .. but it's video and multilple choice)