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bio website infosecfrog.blogspot.com
location Scotland, United Kingdom
age 42
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Father of three sporty, outdoors'y kids aged 6, 10 and 12


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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Just found out my 13 year old girl is Bi and dating a 17 year old girl in an “open” relationship. Huh? Now what?
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comment Childproofing USB outlet
As I'm the testing type - I can clarify, you don't get much of a sensation from licking a USB port. The tingle from a 9v battery is much more fun :-)
Apr
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answered How to properly clean the ducks and his friends?
Apr
8
comment I've taken all of my 13 year old daughter's possessions, and she's still disrespectful
We have a few questions on here about raising respectful children - one of the general directions is that more trust, love, care and reward is much more important than 'whooping' and acting like a child yourself. (Correct me if I misunderstood your post - I am unsure whether I read it correctly)
Apr
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awarded  Yearling
Mar
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comment How can I get my 12-year old physically active or into sports when he's never been?
+1 for gamification! Ingress (www.ingress.com) is an excellent example: a mobile Android game that requires you to go to locations in order to claim them. A bit like geocaching for the 21st century
Mar
27
answered What should be encouraged? Indoor games or Outdoor?
Mar
21
reviewed Leave Closed Dealing with teens and pornography?
Mar
20
comment How to deal with a teenager who wants his parents to buy him everything his friends have?
This is what we have done with our kids from the age of 5. They get an allowance (pocket money) and if they want something big, then they save the allowance until they can afford it, eg my eldest wanted a PSVita - so he saved for 2 years until he could afford it, doing extra odd jobs for some extra money. So they already understand the value of money, and its connection with effort.
Mar
18
comment How should I respond to a parent who's upset their child wasn't invited to a (small) birthday party?
WHile I think this one is very non-confrontational, I have to say Chris's answer is the one I'd vote up. That mother should just grow up and deal with it. Sorry to sound cruel, but really...
Mar
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awarded  infant
Mar
7
answered 10 year old child talks way too fast. How can I slow her down?
Mar
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reviewed No Action Needed The UK ministry of education's website for verifying an international school's accreditation
Mar
5
answered The UK ministry of education's website for verifying an international school's accreditation
Mar
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comment How do we encourage musical aptitude in a two-year old?
Also, if you can play an instrument, or have friends who do, letting your child see that you enjoy playing music will really encourage them.
Mar
2
comment what's typical for birthday parties in the USA?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is not actually about parenting And is likely to be specific to your area. If you want to know what is common in your area, ask at kids soft play centres, or ask other parents.
Mar
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answered How does a parent cope with an opposing disposition to his/her own?
Feb
24
comment What is the best way to stop your newborn hiccuping?
While hiccups may not necessarily be bad for your health (skeptics.stackexchange.com/q/2298/619) I can find no documented evidence online that they are good for you.
Feb
24
reviewed No Action Needed How do I decide if a particular program online is a good and safe place for kids and whether or not to pay for membership to programs that require it?
Feb
24
reviewed Reviewed Immediate reflux/heartburn relief for a baby (8 months old)