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Aug
24
comment Are prenatal ultrasounds safe?
I don't discount that there is the real possibility that it harms or even kills fetuses occasionally. However, it's not just for $%^%^ and giggles, ultrasound saves lives. And it saves more lives than it harms. Today isn't 1956. Any strong correlation (lots of babies harmed) would be noticed. Weaker correlations would mean that some are harmed, but can be more subtle... and they also mean the risk is small. Even if it was proven that it causes harm, if the risk of that is small you'd want to use it for the benefit it provides.
Jul
14
comment Microwaving supper for the children in a filthy microwave
So, you think that "fumes" can contaminate the food, but somehow wrapping it in plastic wrap filled with pthalates and lord knows what plasticizers and then heating that to a few hundred degrees will somehow keep it cleaner? If you must wrap, user paper.
Jul
13
comment How can I make my travel schedule easier on my 5-year old?
If it is indeed the reason for the tantrums and punching, then I don't know that you can expect a 5 yr old to come to terms with it. It's not certain that this is why though, so maybe you need to explore other possibilities.
Jul
13
comment How can I make my travel schedule easier on my 5-year old?
I take it looking for a new job isn't really a possibility right now?
Jul
13
comment What are the Different Homeschooling Styles?
@balanced mama I don't mean to say that we'll just wander randomly either. But I have a good idea what math a first grader is expected to know, what I want my child to learn (a bit more than the former, if she can manage it), how and what I want her to be able to read, etc. As I remember it, public school for me started with biology for the first 4 or 5 grades, and not much of physics or chemistry... I want to go the opposite direction. History and geography, etc.
Jul
12
comment What are the Different Homeschooling Styles?
My daughter isn't quite 3 yet. So homeschooling isn't an issue, really... any more than we teach her what she seems to need to learn at this age. I wonder why this would have to change as she gets older. Does it have to be a system? I know developing your own curriculum can be difficult and that's 80% of what these systems offer, but I'd much prefer to think of it in terms such as "which textbooks will we use, and how should we practice and what should we test for". All that said, I'm as curious as you are if someone could provide a summary of what each system is.
Jul
12
comment What are the Different Homeschooling Styles?
How old is your child?
Jul
11
comment How can I motivate my 16 yo daughter to do something valuable with her life?
Them being "bored" is a sign that our civilization has failed. This happens because they're in a holding pattern where we don't allow them to do anything important or adult, but they've long since mastered the few things we allow children to do. So from about age 13 on up to 19 they're just waiting for college. Though, even that is hardly the challenge they need anymore what with it being watered down to compensate for the atrocious incompetency of our high schools. If you had 6 years of nothing important to do, you'd screw around on Facebook all the time too.
Jul
10
comment Why do kids always do things which we tell them NOT to do?
At what age is this supposed to be true? My own daughter will be 3 in a few months, and when I tell her not to do something, she reassures me that she won't do it. Often though, such assurances are "optimistic", but it's clear that she understands what is expected. Her willingness to push boundaries as well reflects what she expects the consequences will be. She's much more likely to turn the volume up on Mickey Mouse than she is to attempt to hold a knife or run out in the street. I'm glad I don't have to teach her newspeak to parent her properly, seems bizarre.
Jul
10
comment How do you deal with a 9 year old not doing their homework?
High fives. That's how I'd deal with it.