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Apr
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revised What are the pros and cons of using dessert as a motivation for kids to work hard?
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Apr
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answered What are the pros and cons of using dessert as a motivation for kids to work hard?
Mar
24
comment How can I motivate my 16 yo daughter to do something valuable with her life?
Brilliant, you can't bully motivation into her, it needs to come from within.
Mar
24
answered My 14 year old daughter is overly resistant when I advise something
Mar
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comment My 14 year old daughter is overly resistant when I advise something
Is it specifically the maths advice she finds boring, or is it more general?
Mar
24
revised How do you raise an intelligent and happy daughter in a sexist world?
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Mar
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revised How do you raise an intelligent and happy daughter in a sexist world?
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Mar
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comment My 2-year-old son supervises me after asking me to do something for him, does this suggest lack of trust?
Yes, his argument was that the boat is already IN water, so why would you put water in the boat. His reasoning is almost profound :)
Mar
23
comment My 2-year-old son supervises me after asking me to do something for him, does this suggest lack of trust?
Oh gosh, I remember this. My eldest spent a whole year absolutely adamant that it was impossible to have a swimming pool on a boat. Literally laughing at us for being so silly to suggest such a thing might be possible. Even when we showed him youtube videos of ships with pools he thought they were CGI. He is rather embarrassed about this now.
Mar
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comment How do you raise an intelligent and happy daughter in a sexist world?
@Erica - agreed, I don't want to be seen as condoning violence, but my 3yo daughter can certainly throw a punch! The two older boys are of course not allowed to hit back. I think it's good to teach kids how to defend themselves so that they don't feel like they always HAVE to be defending themselves.
Mar
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answered How do you raise an intelligent and happy daughter in a sexist world?
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Feb
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comment Why is my baby crying?
Oh won't somebody roll it back :)
Feb
26
comment Does a baby cry inside the womb?
+1 Correct answer backed by a reference.
Feb
26
comment Should you pick a baby up everytime it cries?
You will find this 20 second rule hard to sustain if you have more than one child. It may also start to affect your wellbeing. If your baby cries for a short period, you shouldn't beat yourself, or your husband up over it.
Feb
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revised What should we do when our 15 year old wants sex with his 13 year old girlfriend?
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Feb
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comment What should we do when our 15 year old wants sex with his 13 year old girlfriend?
@Waterseas - I should say that I'm not suggesting he should be allowed to break the law. I'm just pointing out that you can't stop a 15 year old boy from breaking the law by force any more. He needs to decide in his own heart to do the right thing, and the way you can help him make the right choice is by teaching him the difference between right and wrong.
Feb
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revised What should we do when our 15 year old wants sex with his 13 year old girlfriend?
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comment What should we do when our 15 year old wants sex with his 13 year old girlfriend?
@blueraja - I don't think all of human history has shown that.