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Jul
17
comment Enforcing minority languages at home
You're not really answering my question: OPOL is already a given, I'm asking if we should try to stop the kids from speaking English with each other.
May
23
answered Fear/interest in thunder and lightning
May
15
comment How to stop parents from interfering with my love life?
They're not going to change their minds if you ask now... but if you go ahead and get married, they most likely will once the grandchildren come along!
May
3
comment What type of tracking technology is practical for young children?
Your profile says you live in Houston, TX? And the problem with worrying about and throwing money at irrelevant risks is the opportunity cost of not using it to address a real risk.
Apr
30
comment Enocurage or discourage playing video games to 4+ year old son
"Extraordinarily harmful"? Let's see a cite for that.
Apr
28
comment What type of tracking technology is practical for young children?
No, "we" haven't "all had the fear" -- your kids are considerably more likely to be struck by lightning than they are to be kidnapped by strangers. Worry about a real risk instead, like car accidents or drowning.
Apr
23
answered Is having a sibling better for a child?
Apr
21
comment I am 24 years old. I found marijuana and ecstasy my 17 year old sister's room. What should I do?
This is probably the worst answer in the history of Parenting.SE. Telling "everyone everything" will result in the sister being branded a druggie, probably expelled from school, and quite possibly arrested: it's this that would turn her into "Beavis & Butthead", not the drugs themselves.
Apr
17
awarded  Revival
Apr
15
answered First solids and food allergies
Apr
7
answered First keyboard: Qwerty or Dvorak?
Apr
2
comment Dealing with teens and pornography?
"Fact"? Actual scientific research on the topic is mixed at best, there's some evidence that the availability of porn has decreased sexual violence. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Effects_of_pornography
Mar
31
comment What is the best approach to cut the hair of an infant/toddler?
For anybody else who's not up to speed on their 1990s American infomercials: flowbee.com
Mar
23
comment Dealing with teens and pornography?
"The dangers of pornography on the teenage mind are well-documented" -- really? Cavemen in 28,000 BCE had porn (see eg. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venus_of_Willendorf), while the idea that porn corrupts young minds is a Victorian invention.
Mar
20
comment Enforcing minority languages at home
If I believed that, I wouldn't be raising trilingual kids! The issue is not English, but that we're the only sources of Finnish or Japanese around, so if you cut that off, they won't learn either language.
Mar
19
comment Enforcing minority languages at home
Are you planning to stay in Austria forever? If your kids can't even speak Danish, they're going to have a hard time in school if you ever go back.
Mar
19
revised Enforcing minority languages at home
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Mar
19
asked Enforcing minority languages at home
Mar
12
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
10
answered How to teach a toddler to identify colors correctly?