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Jun
28
awarded  Notable Question
Jun
17
comment Do false alarms on Angel Care monitor mean sleep apnea?
It is also worth noting that our daughter slept through when the alarm did occasionally go off. The new models have a split sensor so should be less prone to false alarms. For us, it was totally worth the cost difference between a normal monitor and the Angel Care.
Jun
17
comment Do false alarms on Angel Care monitor mean sleep apnea?
Our Pediatrician said the same thing about these products after we said we had one. One the the big benefits for us (for our new child) is that we did not feel the need to check on her every hour and actually got some sleep. That alone made it worth while. The number of false alarms was minimal (once every few weeks).
May
28
awarded  Custodian
May
28
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is it considered harmful in the longer run to frighten the child so that he behaves the way we want?
May
24
revised My pre-schooler does not listen to anything I say or do!
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May
24
answered My pre-schooler does not listen to anything I say or do!
May
24
comment My pre-schooler does not listen to anything I say or do!
I agree with this. Taking medication is a feedback loop. If reducing the dosage makes his behaviour worse then he is not ready to go without it.
Apr
25
answered Our 6 years old son doesn't follow instructions very well, bad listening skills, I need help
Apr
6
awarded  Yearling
Mar
20
answered 5 year old always yells when excited, and isn't learning when to use quieter voices
Mar
18
comment Should we cut our infant's hair?
FYI: We faced the opposite issue - our daughter had very fine hair and we were told if we shave it, it will grow back thicker. Lots of old wives' tales flying back and forth. In the end, we let it be and it naturally got thicker.
Mar
6
comment Should adults pay rent if they live in their parents' home?
Paying board, doing chores and helping with the running of a household is (IMHO) part of growing up and part of a child's education. You are not doing them any favours by mollycoddling them into their twenties (thirties, forties - when does it stop?).
Mar
4
comment At what age should I explain to my kids that we don't believe in God?
Our children are being raised as Muslims in a historically Christian country (Australia). Children start getting bombarded with Christmas (religious and santa) from the age of 4. It becomes an issue quite early on. I agree that atheism should be framed as a belief system in any such discussions if only to make it easier to explain that different people believe different things.
Feb
27
comment Why is my child always tired?
@Doug - Not really possible to do the earlier bed time - we both work fulltime. It's not a bad idea to try and get a bit more sleep into him, though.
Feb
22
asked Why is my child always tired?
Jan
11
answered Dad-to-be needs help finding a changing table
Jan
6
comment When do kids start learning fractions in school?
@euroman - manipulating fractions is pretty much mandatory in algebra. Plus there are many real-world cases where fractions are just easier (unless you have a calculator on hand).
Jan
1
awarded  Enlightened
Dec
22
awarded  Nice Answer