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Oct
17
comment Should Disney princess movies be avoided?
@Joe Have you been to a Disney store lately? They're both everywhere!!!
Oct
10
awarded  Scholar
Oct
10
accepted How can you teach a toddler about pain without actually inflicting any in return?
Oct
10
comment How can you teach a toddler about pain without actually inflicting any in return?
Well, Beofett it's been two years. And it worked very well on the child I asked about. The other child, however, well... it worked on her too for the most part, except that she now exaggerates her small owies, because that's what mom and dad do! I guess I'd rather deal with that than have teeth marks on my thigh... On the flip side, I've developed a very, very convincing "sad face".
Oct
10
comment Is there a benefit or harm in letting a 3 year old control her own bedtime routine?
@Chris or not. If we're going to ask our child to step out of their comfort zone, perhaps we should too.
Oct
7
comment Do parents of teens need a locked liquor cabinet?
@zipquincy I just interpreted your statement as "Is it common for teens to DD for parents?"
Sep
24
comment What's wrong with Dr Seuss?
If you have trouble getting through a book like Green Eggs and Ham in one sitting, then it would be a terrible example. All you would see is a whiny brat not even considering a sample of a food based on a preconceived notion of how it tastes. I agree that's terrible. So if the story cuts off halfway through and you can't get to the moral of the story at the end (which my very young kids can't do, so this isn't for them yet) you would leave them with a negative education. If you invite a discussion after the story, though, you have a great learning opportunity and a bonding experience too =]
Sep
24
comment What's wrong with Dr Seuss?
Roses are red, violets are blue, poetry is hard, so an upvote for you?
Aug
28
comment At what week will the doctor be able to determine my Baby's Sex
When I was born, my mother quickly realized they were wrong with their prediction and said, literally "That's gonna fall off, right?" - sorry mom, it didn't. But I totally had girl clothes for the first 3-6 months because that's what they were told I was going to be.
Aug
28
answered Disney, Dreamworks and Pixar: What is the appropriate age to start showing their films to a child?
Jul
17
comment How to protect my children from cyber-bullying
"Don't talk to strangers" is a phrase with a whole heck of a lot of context behind it. It flows off the tongue better than "Be aware of the people around you, assess their potential threats quickly and quietly, be careful not to divulge too much personal information, ..." etc. The point of that sentence is not so much what the advice itself is - merely that the advice you give is no different just because it has "over the computer" attached to it.
Jun
23
comment Should we force our son to have hobbies?
Don't get me wrong. I love hugs. Due to snags in immigration have spent a lot of time apart, including from my daughters, and for months at a time Skype was all I had, and yes that can be rough. My wife and I met over the internet, and our love is strong. In uni, outside of class and work I socialized entirely through the internet. If the internet couldn't convey strong emotions, cyberbullying wouldn't be such a problem. The truth is, just like in traditional socialization, the love and care doesn't come from the monitor - it comes from the friend on the other side.
Jun
23
comment Should we force our son to have hobbies?
Perhaps in 1996 that might have been true. But virtually all Western households support high speed internet connections and there are many both audio and video avenues to explore. Basically, you can get everything but the pheromones... and even that is on the way.
Jun
23
comment Should we force our son to have hobbies?
That's the entire problem, though. It's inappropriate in this day and age to suggest that you cannot hone your social skills with your computer. Some would argue social interaction via the computer is superior to what might be called "traditional" socialization.
Jun
23
comment Why grain/cereal mash + fruits?
One thing that's not touched on here, but mashed fruits by themselves tend to slop around a lot. Adding some grains gives them consistency that makes them stay on the spoon... well, a little better. If baby doesn't open their mouth very wide, you're going to want all the structural integrity you can get in your food so it will make its way in the mouth instead of snow-plowed away by baby's lips.
Jun
23
comment Should we force our son to have hobbies?
That's very optimistic, Thorbjørn, but they specifically state "We are struggling to find a hobby that our son will enjoy and stick with." while rather ignoring the hobby he enjoys and sticks with already. It's as if they consider "being in the house" to disqualify it from being a hobby.
Jun
17
comment Should I get sunglasses for our baby?
Keeping glasses on her might not be as big of a challenge as keeping the glasses in one piece!
Jun
17
comment How to protect my children from cyber-bullying
I'm inclined to agree. If there was a bad influence at school, I would want my kids to not hang out with that person. I think this is kind of the online equivalent of that. You'll still see it now and then, but there's not much they can do about it. In a perfect world, there's authorities who deal with the matter, but in the real world, we have to deal with things ourselves. Thankfully, our children don't have to deal with it alone.
Jun
17
comment Mother in law making us feel guilty about money
I'm not sure I can get behind this. She isn't owed an explanation as to whether or not you can afford a TV. She isn't even owed an assurance that it didn't come out of a child's savings. I think your last line should actually be the first line. "This was our decision to make and we made it; we welcome your feedback but not if it's going to cause drama."
Jun
17
comment Four year-old likes ripping things
Mine (3 1/2) does this too. It's getting to be a big problem. I have a small library down stairs, and she knows she will be in trouble if she destroys a book in daddy's library. But somehow, a random book lying around the house is fair game... I hope someone has a solution to this.