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Business systems analyst.


Jul
17
awarded  Student
Jul
17
comment Sex play in young children
I was thinking along these lines too. I had a friend who as a 3 or 4ish year old was engaged in sex play with an older female cousin (around 7). He said that he found out later that she had been molested by her father, and that is probably where she learned those behaviors. On the other hand, I had a different friend who said that he grew up playing "sex" with siblings, cousins, and friends, it was part of mimicking adult behavior, it stopped when they got close to puberty, and it was perfectly harmless.
Jul
17
asked How to mitigate the impact of other people comparing my children to each other?
Jul
17
comment Do I need to space big changes? How much?
Also, a new bed hopefully will be seen as an exciting, special present.
Jul
17
comment How do I stop my 3yr old from wetting the bed at night?
We put a potty near my son's bed while he was learning to wake up and go at night. It reduced accidents pretty significantly and now he goes all the way to the bathroom if he needs to go.
Jul
17
answered How to deal with a child in an “I can't” phase?
Jul
17
answered How do I prevent my child from becoming frightened by “scary” stories?
Jul
11
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
6
answered How to get toddler to eat eggs?
Jul
6
comment Getting young children to take meds
How old is your son?
Jun
29
comment 3 year old has a fit when arriving at daycare
My oldest son (now 4) had a hard time because he was overwhelmed by the noise and sight of so many children. Part of our "leaving routine" was to stop at the door before we went in and get prepared. I would get down on his level and say "There's a lot of children in there." He'd reply "It's a wild rumpus." Then I'd say, "Ready?" and he'd take a deep breath and reply "Ready!" (or say "not yet I need a hug first" or something) and then we'd go in. It really helped.
Jun
29
answered What are the alternatives for a lactose intolerant baby?
Jun
29
comment Toddler has a strong preference for one parent
I wonder if it is because she has recently noticed how big your husband is and feels a little scared of being too close to him. Will she jump/play/crawl on him if he is lying on the floor?
Jun
22
awarded  Commentator
Jun
22
comment How to approach my little brother's addiction to TV and computer?
+1 for being a role model. OP isn't a parent, but a brother. The very best thing he can do is be a good brother, as you've suggested.
Jun
22
answered Baby breastfeeds for only 5 mins before sleeping again
Jun
13
answered How to begin reading to an active toddler?
Jun
4
comment What do we do to minimize negative impact to our child when we (the parents) argue?
And don't forget to never, ever ask your child to take sides in an argument, or to set your partner up as "wrong" or "bad" for having a different idea/opinion/approach than you.
Jun
1
comment How to avoid corporal punishment?
When I have both my boys and Daddy isn't home, the eldest likes to "help" by reading his brother a book and singing him a song. Then I'll ask him to get his pajamas on, brush his teeth, and pick out his bedtime books while he is waiting for me. And if I am still not done with his brother, he'll get his lovies ready for bed and read books and sing to them too.
Jun
1
awarded  Editor