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Jul
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awarded  Notable Question
Feb
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answered For the benefit of the child: what's better - no father or bad father?
Feb
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answered Toddler injured nose while playing
Feb
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Feb
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answered Minimum age required for jacuzzi bath
Jan
15
comment My infant has started walking — when should I start making her wear shoes?
YMMV, but "wear shoes when outside, take them off inside" is not a particularly hard rule to grasp or enforce, even for youjng children.
Jan
15
comment My infant has started walking — when should I start making her wear shoes?
Most of this is wrong. Bare feet are the best option for learning to walk. Shoes don't allow her to use her toes, meaning it's more likely she will lose her balance and hurt herself. If the floor is cold, get socks with grippy rubber pads on the bottom.
Dec
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awarded  Nice Question
Dec
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comment Keeping one year-old out of the kitchen
But a 2-year-old is also smarter than a 1-year-old, and less likely to hurt himself since he understands (to some extent) that knives are sharp, dropped glass shatters, ovens are hot, etc. Also, while our now 3-year-old would be entirely capable of scaling the gate, he also understands that a closed gate means he's not welcome in the kitchen right now, and doesn't even try to get in.
Nov
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revised Preventing motion sickness in a baby on a plane
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Nov
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Nov
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Nov
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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
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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