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comment My son did badly in his AS levels because he didn't work
I have no idea about the American system and the UK system. Your question talks a lot about university and then says that the parents do not want to send their son to college. Does that mean they don't want to send their son to university, or is there something in between high school and university called college?
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comment My son did badly in his AS levels because he didn't work
This seems very country specific and hard to decipher. What is an AS level? Is there a difference between college and university?
Aug
24
comment How to stop 1-yr old from kicking us while sleeping
We implement the 90-5-5 Rule. Baby (who is 3 in our case) takes up 90% of the bed (the middle), and we take 5% each (edges). This reduces the chances of kicking.
Aug
23
comment Potty Training a 2 year old boy
Certainly, start, if that's the question, but let him go at his own pace.
Jul
4
comment Does sleep training make sense for a baby with intermittent sleep difficulty?
Exactly: Ain't broke, don't "fix" it.
Jun
21
comment Reading to a colicky infant?
At 4 weeks, she won't really appreciate the fine nuances of Tolstoy, so it is not really worth it. Just talk to her in a soothing voice. (And, it does pass.)
May
22
comment My 16 month old son knows only a couple of words
Does he understand what you and your wife are saying?
May
21
comment Why should I be hell bent on educating my toddler when she's going to learn the stuff anyways when she grows up?
@user3143: Seriously? It's common sense. You can't learn hard mathematics unless you've learnt the easy mathematics.
Apr
24
comment Are clothes needed for a newborn?
One more point is that clothes are good for swaddling the baby, keeping it fairly tightly wrapped so that it maintains the feeling of closeness it had in the womb.
Mar
22
comment My son 1 year slaps me and people on their face
Persistence. You could also walk away.
Mar
13
comment Is organic whole cow's milk better than “toddler milk” powder for a 1 year old?
I'd say YES. If the toddler is eating regular proper meals, then don't waste your money on something you already admit is pushed by a lobby. Formula won't hurt your child, but it does hurt your pocket.
Mar
6
comment How can I help my one year old transition to sleeping in crib?
Our 3 year old still sleeps in our bed. It's cosy, but we're hoping she'll move to her own bed one day.
Feb
14
comment Should I invite non-parent friends to a 1-year old birthday party?
@woliveirajr: People are so self-centred.
Feb
9
comment Should I invite non-parent friends to a 1-year old birthday party?
I think the UNICEF idea is a very good one. Essentially saying, we've got enough stuff, give to someone truly in need.
Dec
12
comment what to do when the father makes poor personal choices (not necessarily a bad father)
Alcoholism is a disease, not an escape mechanism.
Nov
14
comment Why would a child choose to sleep on the floor?
Nice answer. I used to love sleeping in other places and other positions: upside down on the bed, under the table, ....
Nov
6
comment What are some good “dad jokes”?
Fine town, Leuven. Lived there for 5 years. Never been to Dover.
Nov
5
comment Advice on Dealing with Other People's Children Taking Items From My One Year Old
The book says that when Suzy is finished with the toy, then she should share it, but not until that point. Let her keep the toy for hours on end. Johnny can find another toy. Also, it is not okay for either Johnny or his parents to force the situation on Suzy. (Too late to chat.)
Nov
5
comment Advice on Dealing with Other People's Children Taking Items From My One Year Old
@anongoodnurse: The reasoning in the book I mention in my post is that if you build up the trust in the "It's okay not to share" situation, the child will become better at sharing because they will learn to understand that sharing does not have negative consequences – remember that the child cares only about being safe, including not having its toys taken away. Teaching the child that the world is full of jerks does not enhance this feeling of safety. That can wait, methinks.
Nov
5
comment Advice on Dealing with Other People's Children Taking Items From My One Year Old
Allowing a child to snatch a toy from you is not exactly sharing.