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Apr
30
comment Can a wish when thrusted upon a person from childhood become her own wish?
It did with me. Until I was living that wish for ten years and realized I hated it.
Apr
30
comment Why would you lie to your children about Santa?
You know you're not allowed to talk to muggles about Hogwarts. I'll be reporting you to the headmaster shortly.
Apr
29
comment I want to expose my 5-year-old daughter to boys and girls toys equally, but she just turned her nose up at Star Wars. What do I do?
Your daughter is going through a period of defining herself right now. It would appear she is choosing the superior path of Star Trek fandom, which explains the wise decision to shun Star Wars toys. braces for impact
Apr
16
comment Bringing babies to bar?
The notion of introducing Baby to new environments is pretty neat. I hadn't thought of a bar as a place that a new baby should experience, but when I look at it, why not? As long as the baby is safe and in good company, the combination of lights, sounds, smells would actually be quite stimulating! Okay, maybe not all smells in a bar are desirable, but baby is literally a stationary turd machine, so it doesn't have a leg to stand on in that argument. :-p
Apr
16
comment Bringing babies to bar?
Your note about no drinking while pregnant is pretty significant. My wife and I had two babies 18 months apart. Thanks to breastfeeding she was alcohol-free from May 2010 to February 2014. I don't think I can put to words how bad she needed a drink when she was done with that stage ^^.
Apr
10
comment How do you explain to a five year-old what energy is?
If you want to do it from strictly an energy perspective as opposed to waste perspective, it still works - mana/magic points are a quantified form of energy in every game I've ever played (except HOMM1... beautiful game...)
Apr
10
comment How do you explain to a five year-old what energy is?
Energy, money, magic, donuts, the key is to understand value. You have to understand value before you can understand waste.
Apr
10
answered How do you explain to a five year-old what energy is?
Apr
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Mar
7
comment Should I allow or forbid my son to visit the education of a religion that I do not share?
It is necessary to show the rationale for why a parent may choose to remove their child from a "religious education" class, and that those reasons cannot be explained to a seven year old.
Mar
6
answered Should I allow or forbid my son to visit the education of a religion that I do not share?
Feb
20
comment Woman: Afraid of infants/newborns
@scrappedcola Having kids isn't even enough. My wife and I are asked at least once a week when we're having a boy because we have two girls. "But, who are you going to do man stuff with?" Pff, my girls like football, and I like tea parties. I don't need a boy to have a child I can have fun with.
Feb
18
comment What should we do when our 15 year old wants sex with his 13 year old girlfriend?
As for the two years part, that was a summary from the bbc: bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/4hPrqzTRSBvvzHkTckNYNZ5/… which summarizes it as: A boy who has sex with a girl under 16 is breaking the law. Even if she agrees. If she is 13-15, the boy could go to prison for two years. If she is under 13 he could be sentenced to life imprisonment. A girl age 16 or over who has sex with a boy under 16 can be prosecuted for indecent assault.
Feb
18
comment What should we do when our 15 year old wants sex with his 13 year old girlfriend?
legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2003/42/pdfs/ukpga_20030042_en.pdf - Part 1, Section 5 "Rape of a child under 13": "he intentionally penetrates the vagina, anus or mouth of another person with his penis" compared to Section 6 "Assault of a child under 13 by penetration": "he intentionally penetrates the vagina or anus of another person with a part of his body or anything else" - a penis is special cased as rape. If you do not have a penis, you cannot commit that offense.
Feb
18
comment What should we do when our 15 year old wants sex with his 13 year old girlfriend?
@Mari-LouA They may have not skipped it, they may have simply hid it from the parents, as teenagers are so prone to do.
Feb
18
comment What should we do when our 15 year old wants sex with his 13 year old girlfriend?
I have added all I really want to touch on for the legal system. This is parenting.stackexchange, not legal.stackexchange. OP knows there could be major consequences for his son already, I'm assuming he's either well versed on the laws, and will do further research anyway. And his son should too. The result should be a natural byproduct of their conversation.
Feb
18
comment What should we do when our 15 year old wants sex with his 13 year old girlfriend?
If a boy has sex with an underage girl (under 16) no matter his age, he has committed a sexual assault and he faces a 2 year prison sentence if she's 13-15, and life in prison if under 13. If a girl has sex with an underage boy (no matter her age) she has committed an indecent assault. (That's right, a boy and a girl doing the exact same thing to each other face different penalties...)
Feb
18
comment What should we do when our 15 year old wants sex with his 13 year old girlfriend?
As near as I can tell, both being under the age of consent is still an offense. I'm not sure why, but I'm guessing it's to scare kids into ignoring the natural signals their bodies send them because educating isn't something that can be done through the school and through the law, but punishing them is. Not that I'm opinionated or anything.
Feb
18
answered What should we do when our 15 year old wants sex with his 13 year old girlfriend?
Feb
18
comment What should we do when our 15 year old wants sex with his 13 year old girlfriend?
You say that everything about this situation is bad, but to me it looks like 1) your child is exploring himself (which isn't in and of itself a bad thing) and 2) you're aware of the behaviors before something life-changing happens they aren't prepared for (STIs, pregnancy) - so not everything is bad!