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Father of three sporty, outdoors'y kids aged 7, 12 and 13


May
7
comment What type of tracking technology is practical for young children?
Jpatokal has a very good point though. The risk is still low in the countries you mention, just higher than in Europe and the US, so you should really consider applying your concerns to valid risks and not worry unduly. Focus on protecting your child appropriately.
May
5
comment Teaching children how to fight back
It took that statement to make the head actually take action. Absolutely justified. And quite legal (even approved of by two police friends of mine)
May
4
comment Teaching my 10 year old son appropriate bathroom manners
Definitely agree with you - in my opinion there are two ideal positions: seat and lid down, or seat and lid up. Either is simple to change to the other position. The only important thing is for each user of the toilet to keep it clean.
May
4
reviewed Approve suggested edit on working-parents tag wiki excerpt
May
4
reviewed Approve suggested edit on tantrums tag wiki excerpt
May
4
reviewed Approve suggested edit on psychology tag wiki excerpt
May
3
comment Discipline hyperactive 3 year old
Your description of your child seems like most children of that age - this is pretty common.
May
3
comment Discipline hyperactive 3 year old
Your step 7 - when that happens, all that comes before is effectively neutralised. Your child will know that if they keep going long enough, they get held, and get conversation with you.
May
3
answered Teaching children how to fight back
May
3
reviewed Reviewed Teaching children how to fight back
May
3
comment Discipline hyperactive 3 year old
The problem is that with your current activities list, your child wins: they get hugs from you, and they know that as long as they do misbehave like this you will give in - so the approach is not working at all. Please have a read of the top 5 questions in the Related bar to the right, as well as parenting.stackexchange.com/questions/10955/…
May
3
reviewed Close 20 month old boy quit staying in his bed at bedtime
May
3
reviewed Close What to do if a child wakes up before us?
Apr
30
answered My 15 month old has started pulling her diapers off after she goes peepee or poopoo
Apr
18
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?
Apr
17
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
14
answered Cleaning bathtub toys that squirt water
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
7
awarded  Yearling
Mar
27
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