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location Medina, OH
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Once upon a time I worked in a factory to pay for my CS degree. I was promoted several times into engineering and then into engineering management. To switch back to my goal of a computer programming became expensive - upper end engineering salary vs mid level programmer. So I wrote code to automate engineering processes ("Expert System" if you will). Then one day I made an executive decision and made the career change and have been happier but poorer since.

  • I am a parent
  • I am a husband
  • I am a software developer
  • I am a Freemason
  • I am a Scottish Rite Freemason
  • I am a Royal Arch Freemason
  • I am a Shriner
  • I am a member of the Order of the Eastern Star
  • I believe in the teachings of Jesus
  • I believe in one God
  • I do not know if your belief is right or wrong and I will never judge you

Dec
25
comment Should I tell my 11-year-old daughter that Santa isn't real?
She probably knows already. You should talk to her about the historical Santa.
Dec
21
comment Birthday and Christmas on the same date
Celebrate Christmas in the late spring / summer when Jesus was born.
Aug
12
comment Do newborns have dreams when they sleep?
Oh... older people smile when they flatulent as well. We just suppress it while in the office.
Aug
12
comment Do newborns have dreams when they sleep?
There is no reason to suppose that they cannot dream. It would be very interesting to see what they dream. I suspect that it would be similar to watching a "trippy" movie since they cannot see well. Probably a bunch of blurry colors, lots of noise, and food. After all, that's all they know.
Jul
3
comment Should I supplement children's education at home?
I'm sorry, but it sounds like you're applying too much pressure. At an early age, it's most important to learn how to interact with others. I've known academically advanced your children who became very uninterested in academics later and life. Similarly I've met brilliant people who were slackers in school. Mostly importantly let your child be your child, not the child you want them to be.
Jul
2
comment Toddler has a strong preference for one parent
Since I don't have a girl (I have 3 sons) I will not make this an answer, just a comment. My sons have always gone to their mothers for comfort. When they want to play they come to me. When they want to cook, they go to her. When I BBQ, they run for their lives. I think things change in time, I'm not sure if "grow out of" it is the correct way to identify it - your daughter still defining his role.
Jul
2
comment Alternative to the 1-2-3 rule needed
We use numbers too... what my son learns is that he can procrastinate until the last second :)
Jun
14
comment My daughter wants me to read other's minds
She wants to have a conversation with you.
Mar
23
comment How do you know when a baby needs to be burped?
+1 same experience
Mar
21
comment Changing a child's name
Maybe your vision of a "Thomas" will change after time. Maybe you'll identify "Thomas" with your son and not some Platonic ideal "Thomas". Oh... and his appearance will change a lot.
Mar
20
comment Golden rule 'do's' and 'don'ts'' when holding a child's party - your experiences are asked!
Do require the parents to be there. I've seen many parent drop off their kids and drive away like it's free babysitting.
Mar
20
comment 5 month old won't fall asleep because she always turns herself onto her stomach
@SteveTaylor I would suggest that sleeping between the parents is more dangerous than sleeping on the stomach.
Mar
19
comment How can I handle my toddler's bedtime-avoidance tricks?
@TorbenGundtofte-Bruun - There's nothing grammatically incorrect with your title. It's a "first glance" at the title that's interesting is all. You're doing a fine job.
Mar
19
comment How do you prepare for the “terrible twos”?
Nope, just be patient.
Mar
19
comment How can I handle my toddler's bedtime-avoidance tricks?
Maybe "How can I beat my toddler..." shouldn't be the first couple words of your question. :)
Mar
19
comment Attention-promoting activities for a toddler
+1 for "toddlers in general have a short attention span". When conditions run in the family, we sometimes find things that are not there. ADD runs in our family too.
Mar
19
comment 5 month old won't fall asleep because she always turns herself onto her stomach
You were absolutely right to point out my lack of "Paul Harvey". Now we know the rest of the story.
Mar
19
comment 5 month old won't fall asleep because she always turns herself onto her stomach
I will add some warning information from the FDA
Mar
19
comment 5 month old won't fall asleep because she always turns herself onto her stomach
@Beofett I don't want to go back and forth posting links, but you can find many other links suggesting these pillows are not dangerous. IMHO, the pillows mentioned will serve the purpose of the OPs question. And I also recommended that they not let the child sleep between / with them. If you think that's bad advice... eh, it's SE.