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Business systems analyst.


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
comment What are the risks of posting baby pictures online?
Forget future teasing. What about identity theft? Name and birth date, parents and siblings names. Seems pretty risky to put all of that together in one place.
Dec
4
comment Does a breast feeding mother's diet affect the breast milk produced?
It's not just allergies. Both my sons had sensitivities to milk protein, so I had to eliminate it from my diet completely in order to continue breast-feeding them without causing them serious discomfort (they are old enough to drink milk without difficulty now).
Dec
3
comment My child is constantly hungry. How do I keep her feeling fuller?
If she's going through a growth spurt, keep in mind that her entire body might be aching too, which can making sleeping difficult. If she's not sleeping well, then she'll be awake long enough to be hungry.
Nov
16
comment Math Encouragement Activities
It's for anything you can use an abacus for. It's like having a calculator on your fingers.
Nov
16
comment Math Encouragement Activities
It's not a proper answer, but have you ever heard of Chisanbop? I learned it when I was a kid and I thought it was really fun.
Nov
6
comment How to get 2 year old to vocalize words?
Neither one of my two boys said much until after their second birthday. Both of them were speaking in complete sentences and exhibiting complex trains of thought by the time they were three. I hope that encourages you.
Nov
2
comment How to raise a child between agnostic parent and believer relatives?
This is a great answer. The only real trouble is what about all the people who don't respect atheists and will insist that we agree with their beliefs? For instance, Grampy who told my 4-year-old son that he would burn in hell because he doesn't go to church. (We don't visit Grampy anymore, but the damage is real and lasting.)
Oct
23
comment Why was this c-section necessary?
I wanted to expand on your #3 a bit. It sounds like in this case, it was not the cervical opening that was the issue, but the distance between the bones of the pelvis. In other words, the mother had "narrow hips." During pregnancy, chemical changes in the body loosen tendons that hold these bones together (which is why pregnant women are highly susceptible to injury), but if the bones won't spread far enough apart, then the baby must be delivered by c-section. There is just no other way, aside from tearing through the tendons and dislocating the bones to make room.
Oct
21
comment Does teaching your child sign language improve his emotional health?
It will also make you less frustrated since he'll be able to communicate sooner.
Oct
5
comment Should a parent tell their child that father christmas is not real?
What? Father Christmas isn't real?
Sep
11
comment What do I do when the timeout method isn't working?
Is she in timeout because of hitting? And are you lengthening the timeout period for each subsequent timeout during the day?
Sep
8
comment Is it normal that a 2½ year old omits any “s” in the start of words?
I was just about to post this same question. My 2y3mo son has trouble with the initial s, but can make an s sound. I am reassured that he's not the only one.
Sep
7
comment My 1yr 3month old daughter crying every night
Does she wake up at about the same time every night? Did this start recently? (And my sympathies.)
Aug
1
comment Do babies *have* to be weaned from breast milk or infant formula on purpose?
Both of my children decided they didn't want breastmilk anymore. I guess they liked bananas better.
Jul
30
comment How do you teach morals and values in non-religious households?
Yes! Teaching empathy is critical for understanding the necessity of a moral code.
Jul
25
comment what is the best way to potty train a little boy?
This is an old question, but I feel compelled to mention another benefit of sit-down first: My friend couldn't figure out why his three-year-old was peeing fine, but having poop accidents. Well, he'd neglected to tell his son that boys only pee standing up. He didn't know to sit to poop. Also, if you're doing sit-downs first, then you'll be in a better position for poop surprises.