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Data Analyst Programmer (Primarily C#)


Jul
31
comment How can 7-year old defend himself when toddler is hitting?
+1 "show your son that you will protect him"... No guarantee your friend will remain your friend - but your son will always be your son. Protect your son from an uncontrolled child. Do your best for your friendship, and the 2 year old, but family is #1. I wouldn't want to lose a friend over something like this, but I wouldn't stand for my kid to be railroaded either.
Feb
4
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Feb
4
comment Should you let a toddler win?
I'd hesitate to say that I'm a happy adult because of the rough childhood I went through... I wouldn't appreciate what I have without all the "losing" I went through. This answer strikes me as spot on: Teach your kid how to win AND lose gracefully.
May
24
comment How much time with friends (away from family) is reasonable?
I love this viewpoint and it's not something I would ever have considered (being a dumm man and what not). It's uncalled for and unfair that she'd be taking the resentment out like that ("Daddy would rather be elsewhere"), but the reality is something has to be at the root of it. If this isn't the root if it, and it sounds damn plausible to me, then something else has to be.
Apr
7
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Jul
18
comment Is it okay for both parents to be asleep at the same time?
+1 "newborns have only one desire - to grow older" Love it.
Jun
6
comment How can I prevent my 8-year-old from spending time with his bad friend?
@HedgeMage I love you answer, so don't take me wrong... but while it is good for the poster to be a good example, set ground rules that must be followed, etc... it's not the posters responsibility to fix the friend and his family. The kid is talking suicide and murder. I don't want the family torn apart, but I know first hand than the system can be a better option in some circumstances. My situation was escalated (Counselor, then family services, then boys home). I was helped and am better off for it. This kid deserves the same chance.
Jun
6
comment How can I prevent my 8-year-old from spending time with his bad friend?
@Rei Miyasaka~ This isn't jumping the gun... these aren't one or two comments. This is a pattern. This seems like an ongoing struggle. These are SERIOUS signs that need to be addressed. If Poster can't talk to the parents, he needs to talk to someone.
Jun
6
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Jun
6
comment How can I prevent my 8-year-old from spending time with his bad friend?
Some people would call this a phase... but a kid talking about suicide and murder is not to be taken lightly. Either the parents need to do something or it needs to get escalated to the proper authorities. OP said parents aren't an option. Some one needs contacted. At the very least the school counselor. I wouldn't want the family torn apart either... but I also wouldn't want, best case scenario, my kid influenced in this manner... worst case, a casualty or involved in another school shooting. I'll live with over-reacting on my conscience before I live with lives that could have been saved.
Jun
6
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Jun
6
answered How can I prevent my 8-year-old from spending time with his bad friend?
May
4
comment How can you deal with tantrums without spanking?
Sage advise... works for the Dog Whisperer... works for toddlers.
Apr
11
comment Should you give honey to a newborn?
Tooth Decay, for baby teeth, is kind of a non-issue... keep those temporary teeth in good working order. Yeah...
Apr
7
awarded  Editor
Apr
7
revised What is a positive way to handle a boy who acts like a girl?
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Apr
7
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Apr
7
answered At what age should you start giving your children pocket money?
Apr
7
awarded  Teacher
Apr
7
answered What can I do to encourage my 12 year old son to enjoy productive activities?