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comment My stepdaughter wants to go to California to see her girlfriend
@CreationEdge Sorry, that just isn't accurate. You don't know people any more in person than you do online. Turns out, people lie in person too, and can do so very convincingly. And there are exactly four hundred billion things a 14-year old are not as capable of doing as an adult is. They really aren't different, and as a society we need to get over the xenophobia and excuse making by pretending that they are. But those changes don't come quickly, unfortunately.
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comment My stepdaughter wants to go to California to see her girlfriend
@Erica these days, no they aren't. Speaking as a man who married his wife after meeting in an online game.
Dec
8
comment Healthy 10 month old baby bouncing himself while standing - will this injure his hips?
Erica, if I had a dollar for every outdated piece of advice from my mother and mother-in-law, I could take you, me and our spouses out to a nice dinner.
Dec
2
comment How can I address toddler's fear of water over her face?
I have found trusting a young child to keep their eyes closed for anything to be a futile effort.
Nov
26
comment Should we get her a doll?
As I read this answer, I think of my daughters, 2 1/2 and 4, and you could make this answer about them and their stuffed animals as much as you could about their dolls.
Nov
9
comment Making the child finish their food even if they are already full
I have to agree with Joe, there are advantages. For example, food they've scooped out themselves. As a kid, we were broke. We couldn't afford to waste food, because this was tomorrows supper too. My mother scooped out a reasonable portion we had to finish, and except when sick or something, I never didn't finish it. It was small enough we almost always dished out a second helping. That second helping had to be finished because we chose the size of the helping. Knowing we had to finish whatever we took made us consider what the appropriate size was for ourselves, a valuable lesson to learn!!
Nov
4
comment Where should boys aim their urine?
At the cheerios. Seriously, my mother did it for both my brother and I and it works.
Nov
3
comment Some games and playful ideas for a father to do with his 4 year old daughter?
@Erica I literally don't know a single child that doesn't like to play with legos.
Oct
31
comment How to decide halloween costume for babies?
Pumpkin and Snow White?! Not Cinderella?! The heresy!
Oct
17
comment Should Disney princess movies be avoided?
@Joe Have you been to a Disney store lately? They're both everywhere!!!
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.
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.