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revised How long should I wait before I permit my children to have access to caffeine?
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Nov
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answered My 2.5 years old daughter asks to learn to read
Jul
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answered If my 4-year-old asks me “why”, what kind of “why” does he mean?
May
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comment Why would you lie to your children about Santa?
@AdamDavis - The question asks for an evaluation of the merits of the Santa myth, which you endorse based upon personal experience, but the experience of others suggests that nearly everything you list as a positive can be had via some other way, making it dispensable for the things you attribute to it. Another question would rightly be closed as a duplicate of this one, and suggesting that I open one is silly. However, I agree that comments are not the place to discuss further.
May
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comment Why would you lie to your children about Santa?
@AdamDavis - "aren't the negative things it brings worse than the good things" is precisely a question about dispensability of belief in Santa. There's nothing wrong with sharing your experiences, which is most of what you're doing, but there are at-least-equally-compelling alternate experiences.
May
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comment Why would you lie to your children about Santa?
As a child I was never told Santa was real and never missed it because we still got all the fun stuff: trees with lights, presents (brought out secretly by parents at night), Christmas cookies. I am glad my parents didn't lie to me about that (or other things) and instead asked challenging questions to develop my critical thinking. And I've even dressed up as Santa for my son, who enjoyed it even though he knows Santa isn't real. Santa-belief isn't terribly harmful, but your answer doesn't adequately acknowledge how dispensable it is.
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comment How do you raise an intelligent and happy daughter in a sexist world?
@n00b - Funny, but no, that's really not what I'm saying. "Let it go" didn't even work in the movie--Arendelle was still frozen. "Love" isn't really going to cut it either.
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revised How do you raise an intelligent and happy daughter in a sexist world?
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comment How do you raise an intelligent and happy daughter in a sexist world?
I partly agree, but partly feel that this is too much in the vein of "how to be happy being ordinary".
Mar
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answered How do you raise an intelligent and happy daughter in a sexist world?
Jan
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comment 4 year old afraid of swimming
It's not indispensable if the child happens to fall into deep water. For examle, several hundred children die from drowning each year in the U.S., most of whom would not have drowned had they known how to swim (or been better swimmers).
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comment My baby fell from the bed. Is there any problem?
Incidentally, surrounding a bed with pool noodles under the sheets (or any similarly high barrier) can make it dramatically harder for a baby to fall off.
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