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bio website infosecfrog.blogspot.com
location Scotland, United Kingdom
age 43
visits member for 3 years, 11 months
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Father of three sporty, outdoors'y kids aged 8, 12 and 14


Mar
23
comment My spouse keeps abusing drugs. I told them next time they used, they had to leave the house. Am I being too cruel?
Gamma - while Stack Exchange is a great collection of knowledgeable people, you need to find a local drug advice counsellor. This is not something you can solve over the internet. Closing as off topic here.
Mar
16
comment Is organic whole cow's milk better than “toddler milk” powder for a 1 year old?
SKeptics Stack Exchange has a range of questions on this topic - check out skeptics.stackexchange.com/search?q=cows+milk
Mar
13
comment Can Prozac stunt a teenager's growth?
Nemo - we have a rule here: Be Nice! Members of the community are giving up there own time to try and help - you will not get much help if you approach them like this.
Mar
4
comment How can I decide whether to continue studying or become a stay-at-home mother?
Anon - I have made a couple of tiny edits to make this more about how to make the decision, rather than asking the community for opinions on what you should do.
Feb
28
comment Very Concerning Sleeping Cycle
The sleep cycle is not that odd. I wouldn't be concerned about it - especially if it is off the back of an illness.
Feb
26
comment Could you recommend some suitable martial arts to teach to a child for self-defense?
Hi Claudix - proponents of various martial arts will have opinions on this that will vary. I practiced Judo, 2 forms of Karate and Kuk Sool Won, and my kids practice Taekwon Do and A bit of Aikido. All are suitable - they can all be used for self defence, and more importantly, for self discipline.
Feb
24
comment Is there any point to booster car seats with anchors?
Try firing even a light booster seat at you at 70mph. You'll rapidly realise it is not insignificant, and it pushes the child into the belt.
Feb
21
comment Is 15 years old too old to ground for bad grades?
Anon's answer is incredibly valuable, but additionally, have you thought that if grounding 60% of the time still isn't working then it's the wrong approach.
Feb
12
comment Suitable music festival where children can be taken (Big Chill replacement!)
Now that's something I never knew. Thanks.
Feb
12
comment Suitable music festival where children can be taken (Big Chill replacement!)
Yep - everything from unicycling and juggling to slack wire walking and fire breathing. (The last one was a joke :-)
Jan
21
comment 15 month old - developmental activities? Dealing with night terrors?
If you use the search function, you will see we have answers on all these topics. Have a look through existing posts first, then see if you need to ask anything else.
Jan
21
comment Risks and benefits of natural birth
This depends entirely on the individual. Some find it very painful, some find it very easy to cope with. There are actually more risks with things like epidurals (as they can make it harder for the mother's body to react correctly)
Jan
3
comment Is the “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” by John Lennon song and video suitable for a child?
I'm in the same camp as Little Ms here - I grew up with these sort of things, and was in the Falklands in '82 as a kid - always thought it's better to see and have explained by good parents, than be sheltered and have to figure out for yourself...
Dec
24
comment 6 yo smothers his food in sauce — how can I change this?
user3143, the sodium or calorific bit I'd agree with. The rest is nonsense. I don't like sauces on my food, but I have friends who love them - not because they need them or it is poor quality meat, but because they like the taste. One of my kids loves salad cream, like her mother. The rest of us hate it. It appears to be a non-issue in our household, as regards fitness, health or anything.
Dec
24
comment 6 yo smothers his food in sauce — how can I change this?
At risk of sounding contrary, why not just let him do it? If he enjoys the flavour, just go with it.
Dec
20
comment When will I feel the same attachment for my next child as my firstborn?
As a father of three, I'd have to say you are spot on with this. In saying that, my wife was the same. The second was much easier and less of a voyage of discovery than the first, and the third was almost relaxed the whole way through.
Dec
18
comment Taking a 12 week old baby to the swimming pool for the first time
Outdoor pools in Scotland are rarely used...
Dec
1
comment Which way is correct to keep your kids on the right path: love or strict discipline?
I'd have to agree with Dariusz - this is almost a non-question, as there are an infinite variety of ways to balance love, reward, punishment, etc., and the arguments as to whether one way is better or worse than another may all have their proponents.
Nov
14
comment At what age does co-sleeping become detrimental to a child?
Latent - please have a look at parenting.stackexchange.com/q/197/316 and the other Related questions from the sidebar to the right
Nov
13
comment Assertiveness for 6-year-olds
Your 3 steps match ours amazingly closely. It works very well. My eldest has had to go to 3 once. The headmaster tried to blame him, but after we went through the questions it was obvious even to her that she was pointing the finger at the wrong person