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Jun
22
comment What is the best milk fat content for a toddler aged 2?
@Erica - that's indeed quite a calorie jump. My bad.
Jun
21
comment What is the best milk fat content for a toddler aged 2?
I don't have an answer to your question, but I want to point out that full-fat milk has a content of about 3% fat, while skim milk has about 2%. I would be surprised if it makes much of a difference, really.
May
18
comment My step son is being treated for ADHD and we are not sure if he should be
Could it be that during weekends and holidays he can simply be active as much as he wants, whereas on school days he has to spend a lot of time sitting and focusing?
Apr
22
comment My 44 month (4 months to 4 yrs) daughter is having HUGE trouble going POOP on the potty
@Siggy - I'm not sure this works with poop, but my son who was completely toilet trained, had heaps of issues using the toilet in daycare. The thing that worked in the end was to let him use diapers for a few months with zero pressure, and then telling him matter-of-factly that once he turns four, no more diapers. Because four-year-olds are big, and big kid's just go to the toilet. We had a perfectly smooth transition, no anxiety, no accidents. He didn't like being praised, so we didn't mention it anymore.
Mar
27
comment How can I help my preschooler develop empathy?
Just my own story here: my kid was the same at 3.5. Just a few months later he started being very sensitive to other people's emotions. He asked for a baby doll to play with and he's very gentle with it. He cries when songs or stories are sad. He's concerned when other kids are crying. Before something clicked in his head, he was very insensitive, and nothing we did helped. So in our case, the cure was: passage of time.
Feb
23
comment What should I do if my 15 year old son is sexually interested in younger boys?
@anongoodnurse - Definitely. Also, the text I left in the first comment to the original post mentions that the only way to be sure after visiting an unsafe website, is to destroy the computer. The police know how to find 'hidden' browsing history.
Feb
23
comment What should I do if my 15 year old son is sexually interested in younger boys?
One of the Amsterdam universities (I forget which, there are two) recently launched a therapy program that includes virtual reality as an outlet. It will probably be quite some time before their results are out, but I can imagine that it can be quite unsafe to indulge in, in the US.
Feb
22
comment What should I do if my 15 year old son is sexually interested in younger boys?
A good text to start from: medium.com/matter/…
Feb
2
comment Securing books from toddler
It's funny how stuff moves up, and up, and up as the kids grow... until one day you can put them back down :)
Feb
2
comment How can parents help an adult child with OCD?
I don't have an answer to your question (a therapist probably would - maybe your parents can go to one?), but I wanted to recommend a book which I think gives a great insight into OCD. It's called The boy who couldn't stop washing. It gives you some idea about what the compulsions feel like, and what an OCD person is, or isn't, capable of.
Nov
10
comment TV shows for toddlers that don't teach bad gender and race dynamics
Posted as a comment because I haven't watched it myself: I heard that Peppa pig is pretty nice. The main character is a girl (a female pig), the dad is involved with the kids, different types of animals get along well, etc.
Oct
19
comment I'm pretty sure I'm bound for the mental asylum
Oh wow, I feel for you! My three year old can really wear me down as well. I just have a little anecdote to share. When my son was turning three, I was preparing a party for him, and I had wrapping paper sticking out of my backpack at the grocery store. The cashier asked me what the occasion is, and I said my son is turning three. The lady behind me in line spontaneously put her hand on my shoulder, leaned in and whispered: "It will be much easier already six months from now. And by the time he's five, he'll be a completely different child!" I still laugh about it.
Aug
13
comment 2 year old toddler always running off
Not a real answer, but we solved this problem by getting ours one of those walking bikes (the ones without pedals). He became very obedient on that, going when we'd tell him, stopping as soon as we'd say so. As soon as we'd take him off, he'd just run away. Kids can be so weird :)
May
22
comment Regularity of teen reproductive cycle?
How irregular are we talking?
Apr
22
comment How can I avoid my girlfriend getting depressed over studies?
@Jorge, here's a link to a lovely blog post about math anxiety - written by a mathematician. You and your girlfriend might like it: mathwithbaddrawings.com/2013/04/25/…
Apr
22
comment How can I avoid my girlfriend getting depressed over studies?
@Joe - Academia is for graduate-level (and above) issues, this won't be acceptable.
Apr
4
comment Best homemade nutritional babyfood for infant
As user7088 and joe pointed out, it's better to give it together with the veggies, because fats help vitamin absorption.
Apr
3
comment Best homemade nutritional babyfood for infant
Excellent point @user7088 and Joe, I forgot about that.
Apr
3
comment Best homemade nutritional babyfood for infant
As for oil, they gave no specific recommendation. It's important that the baby gets some fats, that's all. We would add olive oil.
Apr
3
comment Best homemade nutritional babyfood for infant
Food contains quite enough salt. Additional salt is bad for such young kidneys. We adults actually eat a quantity of salt that is ridiculously above what we need. Our pediatrician actually said to go easy on the salt even after the first birthday. Specifically, she said: "Now he's ready to eat everything you are... But it's better to use less salt than for yourself. None at all, if possible".