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High school biology teacher, mommy, wife, and black hole of fairly useless information.


Nov
22
comment How much of my prior drug use should I disclose to my tween daughter?
+1 for "I'll answer their questions, but not necessarily volunteer every bloody detail". If you start by being honest, then your kid(s) will know you're being honest later on as well. My high school students used to ask me personal questions about my teenage years, and I answered them honestly but appropriately. But it also meant that when they asked me if I'd ever smoked pot and I told them No, I have not, they knew I wasn't lying to just to make myself look good. It's all about building trust.
Nov
20
answered Should we always ask to have urine tested when we go to urgent care?
Nov
15
comment Should a teether be given to an infant? If, yes, then at what age?
For what it's worth, my daughter never tolerated a teether. She preferred her fingers the entire time she was teething (and she got her first tooth at 4 months old!). Certainly offer one that is appropriate, but be aware she might not be interested.
Nov
15
answered Teaching a child to “see the forest”
Nov
13
comment Relatives' son is awful. What is another option?
Omg! If you find a magical answer to this then please let me know. We have this exact same problem with one of my sister-in-law's 2 boys. The parents are also the common denominator.
Nov
9
answered If a 4 year old is afraid to swim is it better to keep trying or wait?
Nov
6
answered How do I help children who think they don't need to know math, still learn math and have fun doing it?
Nov
6
comment If a 4 year old is afraid to swim is it better to keep trying or wait?
I never took to swim lessons, either. I usually clung to the wall and screamed. Eventually I decided I wanted to go off the diving board and I couldn't do that until I could swim across the pool. As I grew older, I taught swim classes myself, was a lifeguard, and I'm pretty proficient in all the major strokes and kicks (maybe not the butterfly so much...). All that without the benefit of swim lessons. And I didn't learn how to swim until I was 7. Unless there's a REALLY pressing need for him to learn to swim IMMEDIATELY, letting him guide the process might be the way to go.
Nov
6
comment Why did my pre-schooler suddenly develop an odd accent?
Agree with Dave Nelson. Could he have made a new friend who has an accent and he's just imitating his friend?
Nov
6
comment To Socks or not to socks?
At 3, he should certainly be able to tell you if his feet are cold. I don't wear socks much and neither do my kids--the only person in my house who wears socks consistently is my husband who was born and raised in a cold climate. The rest of us spend most of our time barefoot.
Oct
24
awarded  Enlightened
Oct
14
answered Effect of homeschool on college chances?
Oct
14
comment Explaining sexual attraction
+1 for "don't assume immodest dress or manner is the invitation to intimacy you think it is". This is a message more boys need to be hearing.
Oct
14
comment How to eat out with kids?
+1 for these awesome suggestions! I'm going to try some of these next time we take our kids out!
Oct
14
comment How to eat out with kids?
+1 for focusing on your children. It's so tempting as a parent to sometimes kick back in the booth and put parenting on hold, but the more we interact with our kids at the restaurant the better behaved they are. And it's a much more positive experience than constantly hissing at your child to "Sit down" or "Leave those people alone".
Oct
14
answered Combing head lice from very curly frizzy hair
Oct
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
8
answered Handling coughing for 3 month old baby
Oct
7
comment Too many variables at play — troubled “son”
Here! Here! Graduating high school, even though I was moving on to college, was a really craptastic time in my life. I had a stable family to run to when things got rough so I don't know how people with less-stable families got through it.
Oct
7
answered Techniques for handling teenagers “playing dumb” about things