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Weirder than you think.


Jul
8
comment How to persuade my father to stop physically abusing my mother?
It might be worth calling a helpline abroad - they may still be able to offer some help.
Apr
23
comment Help child overcome fear of water on head
+1: This approach worked for us in other areas. One negative side-effect, however, is that now I tend to add sound-effects to activities when my son isn't actually present. This gets me odd looks at work...
Sep
28
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
13
comment My 5 year- old daughter is constantly defiant!
@Sarah: I understand your concern. However, you must remember that this behaviour has been a problem for just 6 months out of your daughter's 5 years of life, and that you've got 8 years to sort it out before the teenage years. Also, this battle really isn't about control unless you make it about control. Instead, you need to make it about her learning to take responsibility for their life and learning to get along with others.
Sep
13
awarded  Yearling
Sep
13
revised My 5 year- old daughter is constantly defiant!
Added sticker charts.
Sep
13
comment What kind of controlled safe scientific experiments can I do with my baby?
I would avoid anything that involves electricity; or chemicals; or explosions of any kind. ;-)
Sep
13
answered My 5 year- old daughter is constantly defiant!
May
4
answered How to prepare children for impending death of a parent?
Jan
18
comment When do kids usually stop believing in Santa Claus?
I understand your sentiments (because I do have a child) but in general disagree with them. I want my son to grow up able to deal with the world as it is, not as some pink and fluffy place where nothing ever hurts nor disappoints. Of course I emphasise the positives, and there are things I choose not talk about because my boy isn't mature enough to deal with them yet. Nevertheless, I don't think it is healthy to pretend we live in fairyland. Moreover, there is a world of diffference between lies about Santa and lies about a life threatening illness.
Jan
18
comment When do kids usually stop believing in Santa Claus?
@Ricibob: And my (somewhat tongue-in-cheek) point is that I personally have more objective evidence for God's existence than for Ricibob's. But we're getting off-topic here.
Dec
16
awarded  Teacher
Dec
16
awarded  Supporter
Dec
16
comment When do kids usually stop believing in Santa Claus?
@Ricibob: So, if I don't believe in you, then... hey! where'd Ricibob go? ;- )
Dec
16
awarded  Editor
Dec
16
revised How can I stop my toddler from having nightmares about robots?
added 756 characters in body
Dec
16
answered How can I stop my toddler from having nightmares about robots?
Apr
6
awarded  Autobiographer
Oct
25
comment Programming with a baby
Baby + colic < 9 months? You'll be lucky if you get time to get a shower, let alone enough sleep to ensure you're properly trousered in the morning. No hope of actual programming. Still, it is totally worth it, it does get easier, and the Lego years will come eventually.
Oct
25
comment Programming with a baby
@Xepoch: You mean its not OK to give my baby her dinner in a bowl on the floor?