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Oct
26
answered Are Ballet or Swimming lessons more suitable for our girl?
Oct
10
comment What aspects should we consider when choosing a name for our child?
@Malachi - gotta agree with JBRWilkinson on this - my daughter gets very angry when people do not spell or pronounce her name correctly.
Oct
10
comment What aspects should we consider when choosing a name for our child?
@Christopher Bibbs - popular names come and go. To me, it means the name is not intrinsically great but, rather, it just a passing phase. I'd prefer a name that stands on it's own. "Jack", "Emily", 'Zoe", "Olivia" are not bad but (to me) are less special when your child of 1 of 4 in their classroom.
Oct
8
comment What aspects should we consider when choosing a name for our child?
@Malachi - My daughter is 10 years old - my own family can still not pronounce or spell her name correctly and hers is not that unusual a name.
Oct
4
answered Why use rice cereal as a first food?
Sep
25
answered Why is my newborn crying constantly?
Sep
7
answered Looking for a daily/weekly chart that awards a child's behavior and Chore completion
Aug
31
comment When and how is circumcision done?
Not sure why it down voted - it is a valid question.
Aug
31
answered When and how is circumcision done?
Aug
17
answered What aspects should we consider when choosing a name for our child?
Aug
11
comment Should we give our infant baby food to avoid feeding at night?
It is worth noting that a fresh baby has a large reserve of iron that will last until they are about 6 months old, after that the need to start taking some solids in addition to milk. Iron fortified rice cereal (as mentioned) as a good start.
Aug
7
answered What are the (dis)advantages of parents and children sharing a bedroom?
Jul
31
answered Should the nanny quit when the parents don't care about their dangerous children?
Jul
18
answered Is it okay for both parents to be asleep at the same time?
Jul
18
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Jul
6
answered Why are parents so concerned about profanity around their children?
Jul
6
comment What should I do when my toddler climbs out of her crib at night to play?
This is what we did with ours. Minimal interaction so there is no reward for getting out of bed.
Jul
5
comment How do you discipline someone else's child?
@BBM - Possibly, but a nanny has been given authority by the child's parents to care for and discipline that child. I would avoid overstepping boundaries without explicit authorisation from the parents otherwise you can get in weird situations. Even asking of that authorisation may be considered a slap in the face for the parents. We lost a long term friend last year when she decided to interject herself into a school yard disagreement between my 9yo and her friend. Dealing with others' offspring is fraught with danger.
Jul
4
answered How do you discipline someone else's child?
Jul
1
revised What is a good strategy for getting our 5 year old to finish dinner before expecting dessert?
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