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bio website thomaspainerants.com
location Santa Barbara, CA
age 36
visits member for 2 years, 2 months
seen Jul 3 '13 at 4:49

I'm a software engineer because I love figuring stuff out and couldn't imagine doing anything else.


Jun
27
awarded  Yearling
Jul
3
answered How do parents have sex when there's a toddler in the house?
Jul
3
comment 3 year boy old will not wear shorts or t-shirts WHY?
Oh that's a god one @Tanktalus I'll have to give that a try.
Jun
26
awarded  Yearling
Dec
14
answered Any advice on how to react to my 4 year old who gets hysterical instead of solving her “problem”?
Aug
29
comment How can I keep a 14 month old busy at some activity for longer than 3 minutes
Alternatively you can wait until they are 4 years old at which point they will have double the attention span! Just imagine, 6 entire minutes of peace and quiet. We can all dream.
Aug
29
comment How can I keep a 14 month old busy at some activity for longer than 3 minutes
Your username, shinynewbike, fits this question oh so well.
Aug
29
answered How do I stop my 3yr old from wetting the bed at night?
Jul
24
answered How to deal with a child in an “I can't” phase?
Jul
24
awarded  Critic
Jul
5
revised 3 year old has a fit when arriving at daycare
Fixed some typos and spelling. Edited one line for clairity (too much him/her made it hard to read)
Jul
5
comment 3 year old has a fit when arriving at daycare
That is brilliant advice! I never liked the "sneak out" that my son's first day care provider would encourage. I tended to ignore her but always felt strange doing so. I had to balance what I felt was right with what a professional was telling me. Your line about temporarily making things easier for the parent and the provider was particularly poignant.
Jul
5
suggested suggested edit on 3 year old has a fit when arriving at daycare
Jul
5
answered Our 4 year old won't fall asleep until 11pm
Jul
5
comment Our 4 year old won't fall asleep until 11pm
Ahaha, I had to laugh at "She doesn't sleep in late, and is up by 9:30 every day." I think most parents would agree that a 4 year old sleeping till 9:30 is late. Most parents would also kill for such a luxury ;-)
Jul
5
answered Getting young children to take meds
Jul
5
awarded  Editor
Jul
5
revised Toddler has a strong preference for one parent
fixed spelling & grammar
Jul
4
awarded  Enlightened
Jul
4
awarded  Nice Answer