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I'm pretty much always trying to be helpful. If I'm not succeeding, just let me know.

Okay, so maybe I wasn't trying that hard in the question below. But usually.
France is not within 30 miles of London.

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Aug
26
revised Can “The Giving Tree” be explained in a way that isn't an unhealthy lesson?
fixed typo, used quote syntax to better frame lessons.
Jul
17
comment Are there any allergic-friendly alternatives for peanut butter & jelly?
+1 this stuff's pretty decent, (it's usually branded as "Sun Butter") and while sunflower allergies can be severe, they're a lot rarer than peanut, sesame, etc.
Jul
6
asked How can I help my daughter stop puking in our car?
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
23
comment How do I stop yawning so much when I'm reading bedtime stories to my kids?
This makes sense, but the yawning hits me anytime I read to them at length, including breakfast...
Jun
20
accepted How can you offer other parents suggestions without making them defensive?
Jun
19
awarded  Yearling
Jun
3
awarded  Nice Question
May
17
comment Encouraging older brother to play with younger brother
+ 1 for pointing out that positive reinforcement will usually work much better than redirection (even if it has fewer opportunists to be put to use .)
May
14
comment What age to teach a child about fairness?
+1 for science reference!
May
14
comment What age to teach a child about fairness?
It seems like you're really asking "What's an appropriate age to teach kids that the world is not always fair?" which may well be a very different answer than "What age is appropriate to teach the value of fairness in our interactions with others." Didn't want to edit your title in case I'm misrepresenting, tho...
May
14
comment Does good cop/bad cop work with children?
Great answers below - one simple test I'd toss in is this: Would you be proud if your child chose to emulate your behavior as their primary way of handling similar situations? If the answer is no, you probably want to look for other approaches when possible - the most important outcome here isn't how they respond to this situation; it's how they learn situations should be handled for the rest of their lives.
Apr
21
awarded  Custodian
Apr
21
reviewed Edit suggested edit on My child is ignoring my timeouts and walking away from them. What are some options for handling this?
Apr
21
revised My child is ignoring my timeouts and walking away from them. What are some options for handling this?
added link to timeout from comment, rephrased for readability.
Mar
31
awarded  Nice Question
Mar
30
awarded  Good Question
Mar
30
comment Can “The Giving Tree” be explained in a way that isn't an unhealthy lesson?
This genuinely gave me a new perspective on the book. Awesome answer.
Mar
30
accepted Can “The Giving Tree” be explained in a way that isn't an unhealthy lesson?
Mar
29
awarded  Notable Question