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Apr
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Apr
7
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Apr
6
comment Running training and contest for a 3 year old child
Your four year old can run for 36 minutes straight? That's insane in terms of attention span!
Mar
14
comment 5yo complains of pain near ankle almost every night
I'm confused at your sentence: "I thought these were growth pains, but he literally cries to sleep every night and doesn't complain about the pain during the day, even after a lot of running around." Why does the the part after the ", but..." make the first not the top contender?
Mar
14
comment From what age should one heed “But I'm not cold!”?
@LeopoldoSparks I disagree. If it's freezing outside, I won't let my child go outside without a coat. There are ways to teach other than experience. I've never chopped my fingers off using a saw because I was taught not too. My grandfather didn't let me chop the first few off and go "ah ha! You won't do that again, will ya ya whippersnapper!"
Mar
14
comment From what age should one heed “But I'm not cold!”?
"This makes life easier for everyone." You don't become a parent because you think it's going to be easy. Being a parent means making the tough choices because your child (not adult) is not yet wise enough to make them. If it's a chilly spring day, I might go the route you go - they'll be uncomfortable but probably not sick as a result. If it's a cold day (within a few degrees of freezing), they're wearing their coat, no debate. Naturally, the older they get, the lower the line goes where I'll let them explore.
Mar
13
answered Help my husband and 14 year old daughter are fighting
Mar
9
comment Parent exclusivity in relationship with (other gender) friends?
There's a Stack Exchange policy that questions have to be objective unless they meet certain conditions. However, on this site in particular it needs to be more about parenting than about the mom-dad relationship. There was a relationships.se once upon a time but I believe it was closed because it was too hard to get good, answerable questions. I can tell you the keys to your problem are communication, boundaries, and respect. =)
Mar
9
comment Parent exclusivity in relationship with (other gender) friends?
I've tried - it isn't.:-(
Mar
9
comment Parent exclusivity in relationship with (other gender) friends?
@Erica I'm conflicted. I believe this is an issue that applies to parenting, and has a great answer (that I almost had finished hahaha). But at the same time, I believe this question is a rant about a relationship disguised as a question which means it needs to be closed.
Feb
29
comment I am 21 and I am terrified beyond belief of my father
@user21063 Are you willing to move to a more progressive country? I know it's a drastic measure, but is it on the table?
Feb
28
comment How to comfort my dad?
@user1751825 kids make life harder on their parents, whether they want to or not... That's what you get when you sign up to be a parent...
Feb
24
comment How to comfort my dad?
And to further Erica's point, there are plenty of very well behaved children (good grades, no detentions, arrests, tickets, complaints, extra circulars) who would trade any or all of it for a chance to bond with their parents. It's hard on everyone to lose that trusted life-line. Please don't encourage him to give up on bonding with his dad.
Feb
23
answered How to comfort my dad?
Feb
23
comment I seem to have good talks with my 16 yr old son about his life but then he is texting his friend trashing me?
@Steve obviously, neither is drinking which I asked about. I don't understand the context of your comment. I'm just trying to get a sense for the socially accepted practices in OP's area.
Feb
23
comment I seem to have good talks with my 16 yr old son about his life but then he is texting his friend trashing me?
What is the legal drinking age where you live? And is pot legal where you live?
Feb
12
comment How can I explain to my son why sunlight will hurt his eyes?
My five year old has never had a sunburn. We don't let her go out in intense sun without sunscreen. Sure she knows we have to wear sunscreen to protect our skin, but not having experienced a sunburn, I don't think she'd have the same appreciation.
Feb
12
comment How can I explain to my son why sunlight will hurt his eyes?
This is great if you want a bathroom full of soggy toilet paper the minute you go downstairs.
Dec
14
comment Is a small kindergarten class a problem?
One of the most important? Defniitely. I'm not sure it's more important than student count as the opening line says. Not that you want to pack them in like sardines, but children go to these levels of school for so, so much more than the actual content. The most important thing my kids learned at this level were how to follow instructions, how to resolve conflicts with other kids, and how to socialize. Too high of a teacher-student ratio actually hinders the learning of these attributes as opposed to helps it.
Dec
2
comment How do you teach a toddler how to wait?
Perhaps it's just my experience, but I have found toys at the table to be a net negative with my girls.