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Father of three sporty, outdoors'y kids aged 8, 12 and 14


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 What are the pros and cons of opting for an elective C-section?
Looks like a dupe of that linked question - it works for elective or medically necessary.
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
Oct
28
comment My step daughter shook my baby
5 minutes is sort of irrelevant. Certainly in the UK if you leave a 14 year old in charge it may be fine, but if something happens you are considered to be at fault, as it was your decision to leave them with the 14 year old. You need to educate a child in how to look after a baby, and yes, this includes 'Don't shake the baby'
Oct
27
comment My 2 years old son supervises me after asking me to do something for him, does this suggest lack of trust?
At this age, you should not be worried about indicators of trust. Just ensure your child has reason to trust you. You child will trust you implicitly unless you are inconsistent and break their trust.
Oct
15
comment What are the effective durations of punishment at various ages?
As an aside, one of my kids insisted his Grandpa have a time out after inadvertently swearing once. Grandpa was delighted with his 64 minute peace and quiet on the naughty step reading a paper :-)
Oct
13
comment How can I help reunite my mother and little brother?
This doesn't actually answer the question. The question shows why your second paragraph isn't possible. And your final sentence doesn't help at all.
Oct
8
comment Should I use “pet names” when talking about (private) body parts with my child?
that's awesome Ida!
Sep
29
comment 5yr Old Has Trouble With Letters & Reading
This is so wrong. Reading is an essential step way before writing becomes possible. Reading books with your child at a very early age, with words like cat and ball alongside a picture of that object are very useful development cues. Actually being able to copy letter shapes and construct words is much further along. Sometimes years!
Sep
29
comment baby burying his face into stuffed animals
SO I have edited to keep in your first paragraph, and excised the wikipedia-like description of Down's Syndrome
Sep
29
comment baby burying his face into stuffed animals
While your first paragraph is slightly useful, pointing out a possible (though very uncommon) reason for this behaviour, the rest of your wall of text does not answer the question and is not necessary here.
Sep
27
comment Stopping a toddler playing with his belly button
this doesn't answer the question.