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Jack of all trades, master of none. Except maybe MediaWiki.

Flights. Blog.


Nov
16
revised Preventing motion sickness in a baby on a plane
added 233 characters in body
Nov
15
awarded  Popular Question
Nov
4
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
1
comment How do you explain to a 3-year-old what Halloween is?
"The two of you need to get your stories straight" - that's one reason why I'm asking. But TBH, you aren't keeping your stories straight either: ""We're not afraid of pretend XYZ's, are we? Let's practise telling them to go away" <- if they're not real, why are you telling them to go away?
Oct
31
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
31
asked How do you explain to a 3-year-old what Halloween is?
Oct
30
comment What factors should I consider when deciding to let children fly unaccompanied?
Depends on the airline, but eg. Qantas in Australia allows childen as young as 5 to fly unaccompanied (albeit escorted at the airport by staff for a small fee), and 12+ to fly entirely solo. qantas.com.au/travel/airlines/children-travelling-alone/global/…
Oct
17
comment How to stop my father from physically abusing me
@JeremyMiller: Once again, I still don't see where you think I'm suggesting violence? I'm suggesting restraining the dad to prevent the violence. No punches, no pokes in the snout, no cutting off appendages.
Oct
15
comment How to stop my father from physically abusing me
@lgritz The kid has presumably been beaten up for a long time, I'd wager not resisting is largely psychological. But yes, if his dad is a pro kickboxer or something, this isn't going to work.
Oct
12
comment How to stop my father from physically abusing me
I'm not suggesting he beat up his father, simply that he defend himself.
Oct
11
answered How to stop my father from physically abusing me
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
24
comment What's wrong with Dr Seuss?
Kids don't need books to figure out "parental disobedience is fine if you don't get caught" and "if you don't want to try new things, whine about them". Reading Seuss books may help them stop doing both.
Sep
24
awarded  Yearling
Sep
5
comment my 3 year old daughter no longer wants to sleep in her room, wants to sleep ours and I dont know why
"child abuse is actually quite common". Citation needed. The vast majority of abused children are abused by their own parents, and the vast majority of that abuse is neglect of some kind, not sexual abuse. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Child_abuse#Prevalence
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.