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Mar
27
comment How can we ask our 22-year-old son to leave?
Used marijuana since 5?? How was that possible without parental approval?
Mar
24
awarded  Critic
Mar
12
comment My daughter (2 1/2 years old) started to put her hand in her mouth about a month ago. How do I try to wean her from this behavior?
Why punish a child for doing this?
Mar
10
comment How to deal with a teenage daughter who refuses to dress modestly
Also understand, that if your daughter looks on you as an enemy, even making sure she leaves home with the long skirt doesn't mean she immediately changes into the hot-pants stored in her school locker...
Mar
10
comment How to deal with a teenage daughter who refuses to dress modestly
At the beginning of their lives parents should be like their kid's dictators, then their presidents and, finally, their advisers. Rebellion lets you know when you've been demoted.
Mar
7
comment My 5 year- old daughter is constantly defiant!
Wouldn't a hug, in the middle of a tantrum, be a reward for bad behavior?
Mar
3
comment What should one do when their teen thinks smoking e-cigarettes is cool and safe?
Children will always assume they're invincible so best to appeal to their vanity - balanced mama has a good one. Yellow teeth and nails are others (not sure if they apply to e-cigs though). Hit them where they're most concerned: how they look to their peers!
Feb
28
comment Why does my wife say our son is so cute that she wants to eat him?
Same in Spanish.
Feb
26
awarded  Commentator
Feb
26
comment What to do when 14mo suddenly hates sitting at the table?
Careful, your child is learning how to train you and your wife. Unless there's something obviously wrong with your child's bottom (horrible rash) or the seat (sharp piece of plastic/metal), I wouldn't give in to the tantrums.
Feb
18
comment How should parents handle disagreement over medicine?
I know this doesn't help you but for others: I have broken up with someone, partly, because of her views of "western medicine" - I didn't want the mother of my children to ignore the progress humans have made in the last few hundred years. This should be a deal-breaker for anyone who wants children, IMO.
Feb
7
comment When do kids usually stop believing in Santa Claus?
I read about someone who would tell his kids "some people say Santa is a jolly fat man who..." so: he wouldn't be lying, the kids can play along with their peers and, at the end, the kid can figure it out for themselves.
Feb
3
comment We're looking to get pregnant - what can we do to optimize our chances?
Only one person hinted that the vagina was important but, just in case you don't know, vaginal sex is the way to go if you want to get pregnant. Sure, anal and oral may be fun but vaginal intercourse is the doctor-approved way of getting a bun in the oven.
Feb
3
comment We're looking to get pregnant - what can we do to optimize our chances?
Yes but "dumb luck" is just that - can't be planned for - and this post allows one to maximize the possibility of capitalizing on luck.
Jan
13
comment How can I stop my two year old from taking off his diaper in bed?
Nobody suggested to force them to lie in their own mess. This is simply a way to keep the child to spread their mess all over their bed and body.
Jan
13
comment How to stop parents from interfering with my love life?
I'd like to add that, accepting the person you have chosen (not refusing to talk or meet and avoiding any rudeness with them) should be a condition to continue a relationship with you. I.e. if they do not slowly get better, you would slowly stop interacting with them. This tends to be rare with pushy families such as yours though so I wouldn't worry.
Dec
24
comment How to teach a child a foreign language at home when both parents aren't native speakers of a different language?
Stream kid shows from the US or England.
Mar
26
awarded  Yearling
Apr
10
answered Plane activities for little ones
Apr
5
awarded  Enlightened