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Hacker-of-all-trades, mom, martial artist, fountain pen geek, and backpacker from Indianapolis, IN.


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comment What type of tracking technology is practical for young children?
@Erik I can't speak for other countries, as my child trauma work and search-and-rescue work experience are limited to the U.S. However, here the vast majority of kidnappings are familial kidnappings, and family members are most likely to know about the device a child has, and/or to get the child to tell them about it. Kidnapping is extremely high-risk in general, so those (very, very few) perpetrators who are not family of the victim do plan ahead (or get caught so readily that they aren't worth worrying about).
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comment Is it better to get an infant car seat or a convertible?
@Wayne Carts don't magically fall over on their own. Don't do anything stupid--including EVER being more than an arm's reach from your infant in a public place--and that isn't an issue.
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comment What are some good safety rules to have when you own a pool?
@Robotnik That varies incredibly. I've seen them low enough that a 3yo can grab them, and never high enough that my 11yo has to stretch. I don't doubt that higher latches exist, I just don't accept it as a given.
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comment How do you teach a child religious views?
@MarcGravell et al.: I practice a form of family tradition paganism, meaning a non-Abrahamic religion passed down within a tribe. Most of my family converted, so I'm one of the last practitioners of this particular famtrad AFAIK. My best guess (from the limited, mostly oral history I have access to) is that the prohibition against proselytizing developed as an adaptation to living among hostile cultures. My ancestors were gypsies (NOT Roma, different tribe) and traveled for centuries among cultures with conflicting religions, most of whom didn't like outsiders much.
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