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Jun
21
comment How to approach my little brother's addiction to TV and computer?
@Roy-- this sounds like a much, much deeper problem (or set of problems) than just TV/Internet usage. At his age, I was pretty deep into both TV and Internet, but was not cutting myself. In your shoes, I would seriously consider seeking the advice of a child psychologist who specializes in adolescents, rather than us. I mean, we are awesome, but we aren't that awesome.
Jun
18
comment What do we do to minimize negative impact to our child when we (the parents) argue?
@Kevin-- I agree wholeheartedly. Mind if I add that as another bullet point there?
Jun
18
answered How do you respond to minor injuries?
Jun
15
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Jun
11
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Jun
8
comment What should I be teaching my two year old?
@Swati-- no problem, glad to be a help. One thing more I'll add is that if you choose to send her to a preschool, the selection process can be daunting. My wife (who is also a teacher, it runs in her family) visited upwards of 15 schools before she selected this one.
Jun
8
answered What should I be teaching my two year old?
Jun
5
revised What do we do to minimize negative impact to our child when we (the parents) argue?
made sure that the 3rd response is tongue in cheek, and added @Kith's statement about taking sides
Jun
5
comment What do we do to minimize negative impact to our child when we (the parents) argue?
@kalingga-- that article is more tongue-in-cheek than anything, and I've edited my answer to reflect that. It's more that they seem to argue over the littlest things, all the time, every day. But hey, it also seems to work for them, as (last time I've checked) they've been together for 15+ years and he's gotten some books out of it (amazon.com/s/…)
Jun
4
comment What do we do to minimize negative impact to our child when we (the parents) argue?
@Kith-- absolutely, completely true.
Jun
4
answered What do we do to minimize negative impact to our child when we (the parents) argue?
Jun
1
comment How to avoid corporal punishment?
@Kith-- a solid strategy. Our eldest is still a bit too young; he's very rough with his younger sister without meaning too. Hopefully, once he learns a bit more delicacy, we can do something like what you've got going there.
May
30
comment How can I encourage my 5-year-old to learn to swim?
How well do you swim? Could you teach him? Are you strong enough to take him into the water yourself? Could you tread water with him holding on to your neck?
May
30
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May
27
answered How to avoid corporal punishment?
May
27
comment What are the objective arguments against immunizations for infants and children?
@amcnabb-- KeithS argues that the active ingredients in vaccines trigger an immune response, and this immune response in susceptible children causes an autoimmune response. This autoimmune response then causes autism by attacking certain brain cells. The argument continues that any foreign agent that triggers an immune response will cause autism through the same mechanism. The article itself does not contain the word 'vaccine' though, and KeithS' argument seems to be a very broad interpretation of autoimmune disorders; but they are triggered by foreign agents, so it's not necessarily wrong.
May
26
comment Vaccine reactions
Plus, I would never wish polio on anyone, especially just because their parents don't understand the threat. I've known people who got polio just before the vaccine came out, and the disease was utterly devastating to them and their families.
May
26
comment Vaccine reactions
I want to downvote this answer for its general ignorance and social irresponsibility (ie, putting immuno-compromised kids at risk because the poster does not understand the science), but I don't want this post to disappear due to massive numbers of downvotes. People who don't vaccinate are putting their own and other kids at risk; those who don't believe or understand this should start looking at Herd Immunity (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herd_immunity)
May
25
answered How do you handle unsupervised, poorly behaved children in public play areas?
May
22
comment What is your setup in a car for kids to watch kids movies or shows? (2 kids, separate programs)
Ah. Where I live, the cost difference between the dvd player + mount + charger/electrical attachment and the iPad isn't that significantly different, and the benefit of not having scratchable, destroyable DVDs is pretty significant.