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Father of three sporty, outdoors'y kids aged 6, 10 and 12


Oct
4
comment Help! My 5 year old just won't poop on the toilet
We ended up going mostly this route with our daughters, who really didn't want to go, and would run off and hide in corners of the garden etc - encouragement, stickers, etc. +1
Oct
3
comment Is long-term punishment effective for children under 5?
Yep - this is pretty much the way we went with all of ours, and they understood very quickly!
Oct
1
comment Should I expose them to cartoons of the past?
Think I agree with @Beofett here - we must be the 3rd generation to have new cartoons...possibly the 4th.
Sep
30
comment Should I expose them to cartoons of the past?
@DaveClarke - in some cases you can even compare Tom & Jerry directly to Itchy & Scratchy. Frightening, but true :-)
Sep
30
comment My 5 year- old daughter is constantly defiant!
@Improper - The behaviour as described is absolutely normal at this age. I don't think I know any parent who hasn't at some point had to figure out how to get through it.
Sep
30
comment My 5 year- old daughter is constantly defiant!
@Sarah - the other thing to remember is that every family goes through this at some point. You are not alone :-)
Sep
30
revised How do you respond to a teenager who declares that he isn't interested in college?
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Sep
30
answered How do you respond to a teenager who declares that he isn't interested in college?
Sep
30
answered How do you get a primary schooler to continue doing chores when their friends don't have to?
Sep
30
revised How do you get a primary schooler to continue doing chores when their friends don't have to?
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Sep
30
revised How do you respond to a teenager who declares that he isn't interested in college?
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Sep
30
answered Should I expose them to cartoons of the past?
Sep
28
answered How can we comfort a child after the loss of her pet?
Sep
27
comment When should kids get a cellphone?
I remember my first post-university job. Remote tech support. I'd get a call in the evening telling me where I was going the next morning. I'd drive there, sort out the computer issues, then use their phone to call my office to see where I was going next. It all just worked :-)
Sep
27
answered When should kids get a cellphone?
Sep
24
comment Co-sleeping with a crawler
Agreed - that's why I referred to @Hilmar's point suggesting exactly this.
Sep
24
comment Co-sleeping with a crawler
GdD - kids should fall off things - that is how they learn. Couple of falls and they don't want to hurt themselves again. All you want to do is try and get rid of the really sreious risks, as @Hilmar said.
Sep
23
comment Check pregnancy
Zeina- if you are after answers, using that sort of language when you have just joined a community is not constructive.
Sep
23
reviewed Approve suggested edit on role-models tag wiki excerpt
Sep
23
reviewed Reject suggested edit on clothes tag wiki excerpt