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comment How does one formally educate a gifted child without wrecking childhood?
@balancedmama - That can be true in areas with a sufficiently high density of home-schooled kids. Otherwise, as I mentioned, the home-schooler has to wait for the other kids to get out of school.
Apr
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Oct
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answered Are egg yolks safe for pregnant women?
Oct
6
comment Why use rice cereal as a first food?
Meat has iron also, and is easy to digest when cooked. Without meat, though, I agree that eating something with iron fortification is a good idea, and rice cereal is a safe and easy choice.
Oct
6
comment Why use rice cereal as a first food?
@Hand-E-Food - Note that one can compromise between transitional foods and processed foods by first feeding those foods that might end up processed and in jars anyway: scrape off some banana or squash with a spoon, cut up (moist) chicken into tiny bits, etc.. The steamed bean is a good idea too, but you don't have to choose between giving your infant nachos and only using rice cereal and jarred baby food!
Oct
6
comment How often should my wife breastfeed our newborn?
+1 for the comment about crying. Waiting until the baby is so hungry he cries--unless he cries very easily--makes it sound to me like the feedings are not frequent enough; he is getting uncomfortably hungry every time!
Sep
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answered How do my wife and I stop our son from learning to swear from us?
Sep
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answered At what speed do kids normally teeth?
Sep
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answered As an atheist, how should I explain theism to my children?
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May
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answered What do I do about the fact that my child can already read, write and do math before entering Kindergarten?
May
18
comment Is this excess phlegm and throat clearing a sign of lactose intolerance?
Susceptibility to allergies has a hereditary component. Your mother is apparently not lactose intolerant, since goat milk has the same amount of lactose as cow milk. Goats and cows do have different forms of casein, so it sounds to me like your mother probably has a (cow) casein allergy (or an allergy to something else commonly found in cow milk but not goat milk).
May
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comment How do you know if you're ready to be a parent?
@Ernie - Something may be common and yet still be immoral.
May
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answered Is this excess phlegm and throat clearing a sign of lactose intolerance?
May
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answered How does one formally educate a gifted child without wrecking childhood?
Apr
29
comment What should children call a step-grandparent?
@Dunk - But if he realizes how much they like him, and they realize it, how much does it really matter if the name sounds to outsiders like "Grandpa" or "Mr. Joe"? In social settings with friends, maybe it would make a difference. But if it's just for within the family, it sounds like things are already going well.
Apr
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answered What should children call a step-grandparent?
Apr
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answered How do you explain “Right” and “Left” politics to a child without bias?
Apr
11
comment How do you know if you're ready to be a parent?
+1 for good advice, though I do not think that one cannot get ready for it emotionally. Having a very good imagination, keenly observing other new parents, and having experience with considerably younger people (e.g. younger siblings, babysitting for friends, etc.) all can help considerably. One should, however, be prepared to feel emotionally unprepared, given how many people report feeling unprepared.