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Apr
23
comment Preschooler can't sing, but sings anyway - loudly!
@Torben square brackets around the text, parentheses around the link.
Apr
12
comment Pros and cons of C section (Cesarean) delivery?
I don't know your reasons for choosing a C-section (and they aren't any of my business), but I wanted to share with you that before I gave birth to my first child, I thought labor was just something to be gotten through to have a baby at the end. What I learned was that the act of giving birth was incredibly powerful emotionally. I wouldn't trade that feeling for anything—but then again I had two wonderful births, attended by a very capable nurse midwife. Your mileage may vary.
Apr
12
comment newborn / 1mo : funny milk smell in the head?
Massaging a thin paste of baking soda over the scales will help remove them as well, if you are concerned about shampooing a lot.
Apr
12
comment Learning to propel oneself in a swing
My son learned when he was 4 because he wanted to impress his Aunty Jules. Otherwise, I think he'd still want us to push him.
Apr
12
comment Making isolation not feel like a punishment
You could play with him while allowing you daughter to play on her own. You could use the opportunity to model appropriate social play.
Feb
15
comment How to deal with a naughty nephew?
+1 he's not getting the right kind of attention. I bet this kid would show dramatic improvements if you played with him and pointed his good behavior out to him. Maybe it would set a good example for his mom as well.
Feb
15
comment How do you respond to a toddler who endlessly says “why?”?
We do this too, except we usually say "I can explain it after you've learned quantum mechanics in school." (He's in pre-K and waiting patiently.)
Feb
15
comment How do you respond to a toddler who endlessly says “why?”?
@Beofett and that leads to your kids saying awesome stuff like "Mommy says it tastes good because of the way the taste chemicals tickle my brain."
Feb
14
comment What can help prepare a 15 month old for the birth of a sibling?
+1 These are some great ideas for after the baby is born.
Feb
14
comment What can help prepare a 15 month old for the birth of a sibling?
+1 to you for talking about the "baby sister"...the whole time I was pregnant with my second child, it was "baby brother" and I think it made a big difference in my eldest son's mindset. Not a "new baby" to replace the "old baby," but rather a sibling!
Feb
14
comment What can help prepare a 15 month old for the birth of a sibling?
+1 These are very good suggestions for preparations.
Jan
31
awarded  Autobiographer
Dec
21
accepted Receiving a new visitor who has autism
Dec
19
comment What should my collgeaue do to stop her 20 year old son from smoking?
As a former 20-year-old smoker whose mother tried to convince her not to smoke, I can vouch for this answer. There wasn't a thing she could have done that I didn't just roll my eyes at.
Dec
19
comment Receiving a new visitor who has autism
"Children with special needs are a lot more scary in theory than practice." Thank you. That's good to know, because honestly the anticipation of this whole visit is scaring the bejeezus out of me. I want to be welcoming, but not offensive, and I have no idea how to do that. Worse yet, I have two small kids and no idea what their reaction will be, so no idea how to handle that sensitively. And just about four days of prep time when I'm already in the middle of Christmas preparations. Eeek!
Dec
18
comment Receiving a new visitor who has autism
I would, if that were practical, but my brother won't know (they don't live or parent together currently) and I don't know his new girlfriend well enough to contact her directly, plus I wouldn't feel particularly comfortable asking her about her child's "special needs." I think it would come across as unwelcoming.
Dec
18
comment What qualities should one look for when choosing picture books for young children?
Kinderleicht = child's play?
Dec
18
comment How do I tell my parents that my wife and I are pregnant?
We did this for my mother-in-law. She loved it.
Dec
18
comment How do I tell my parents that my wife and I are pregnant?
Ask them to answer this question.
Dec
18
asked Receiving a new visitor who has autism